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New GPS newbie here

 

Hey folks!

Got my nuvi 680 about 3 weeks ago, and I really like it.
I've been on the road a bit so I'm a wee little slow in picking up various tricks.

The ironic thing is, I am actually naturally good with directions and whatnot. I go driving and try and get myself lost. I figured the GPS would be a cool toy to find other ways around smile

Few comments/thoughts/questions:
a- amuses the hell out of me to have "Lincoln Dr E" pronounced as Lincoln Doctor East.
b- is there a jury rig way to set up routes. I go to work on main roads, but avoid traffic going home with my own path. Do I find a specific waypoint along the way to force the routes?
c- when using the nuvi 680 on bluetooth, everyone I talk to says they get lots of feedback. They can hear me fine, but wind up having an echo of themselves. Any known remedy?
d- I finally started creating a POI file. This will be a Naval Museum list, which includes the various ships at each site. Alas, it's a bigger undertaking than I thought, since a lot of the sites don't have addresses. So I'm surfing around trying to get pictures of the ships. Fortunately, aircraft carriers, with their deck numbers, are easy to see. I'm about half way done I think.

Any thoughts or suggestions for newbies would be welcome!

Hi

Welcome to the site, here is some reading material for you:) http://www.poi-factory.com/search/node/nuvi+680 I think that some of your answers are in those threads.

Good luck and keep us posted on your adventures.

Miss Poi

Changing Route

Slythex wrote:

b- is there a jury rig way to set up routes. I go to work on main roads, but avoid traffic going home with my own path. Do I find a specific waypoint along the way to force the routes?

Welcome aboard. Your method of jury rigging for routes is correct. You can set several waypoints into your GPS (or use intersections, or built in POIS) as a "via" position on your route. You are only allowed 1, however after you reach that point, you can add the next one. Some people put in several waypoints as a custom poi, numbering them a-x in the order they will be using them. (Note, we didn't name them with numbers as the GPS would take that as a speed alarm). Your GPS will show your custom POIs in order of proximity on the screen, so it is easy to select them.

Again, welcome to the site. I look forward to your upcoming POI file.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

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