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i was wondering if there is a way of setting my c340 so when i reach my turn it gives me time to slow down..
right now i pass may intersection then it says turn left??

Short answer is no, but I

Short answer is no, but I have noticed that sometimes it is worse then others. You may not be getting proper reception so it calculates that you are further away from the intersection then you really are.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Earlier Turn Warning

Usually they give you a ".2 miles" warning, if you start slowing down and are expecting the following "Turn Right" You should be pretty good. Of course I live in a small town, Big city driving is undoubtedly MUCH different.

Warning is based on speed.

ralphy1 wrote:

Usually they give you a ".2 miles" warning, if you start slowing down and are expecting the following "Turn Right" You should be pretty good. Of course I live in a small town, Big city driving is undoubtedly MUCH different.

The GPSr will give you a greater warning distance when you are on a highway than on a local street. Depends upon your expected speed.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

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Also, this seems to be less drastic in 2D mode vs. 3D.

Alert Distance vs speed

I did a quick check with my C330 last week
and found the following for alert distance vs speed
for turns:
Speed 60 plus Mph - 800 ft.
Speed about 50 Mph - 500 ft.
Speed about 40 Mph - 300 ft.
Speed about 30 mph - 200 ft.

I would assume it will vary slightly due
to satellite update time sequence but this is
what I observed !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Testing

MrKenFL wrote:

I did a quick check with my C330 last week
and found the following for alert distance vs speed
for turns:
Speed 60 plus Mph - 800 ft.
Speed about 50 Mph - 500 ft.
Speed about 40 Mph - 300 ft.
Speed about 30 mph - 200 ft.

I would assume it will vary slightly due
to satellite update time sequence but this is
what I observed !

Were those tests all on the same stretch of road? If so, then it seems to be giving the alerts based on actual speed rather than expected speed. If not, then we need more info about the speed limits on the roads you were testing.

Various roads

These non-scientific observations were on various roads & highways !

Just my observations with my particular GPSr !

I typically run exactly the speed limit +/- 5 mph so
hard to tell !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

The variation has been

The variation has been really big, depending who knows what for me.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

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My experience with my unit is that the distance is related to the speed at which I am traveling regardless of the road type.

Acutal Speed

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

My experience with my unit is that the distance is related to the speed at which I am traveling regardless of the road type.

I agree with MM ... it is absolutely dictated by your actual speed (at least on the Nuvi). On the same highway, I will get different 'turn in ...' notice if I am driving 60mph (.8 miles notice),or 70mph (.9 miles notice), and only 0.1 or 0.2 miles notice when stuck in slow moving traffic!

The notice that MrKenFL posted seem very short ... turn in 800ft while driving 60mph ... that doesn't seem right, and is certainly not what I am experiencing on my Nuvi360.

You are correct

Please disregard my major mistake for alerts.
I meant to say - (guess I was tired)

30 mph - .2 miles
40 mph - .3 miles
50 mph - .5 miles
60 mph - .8 miles

I apologize

Mea culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa

Can't take me no-place !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brain-dead

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

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