I had a disturbing experience with my Nuvi 660 this weekend.
My wife and I went to the Texas State Fair in Dallas. I am not familiar with Dallas freeways. We got there fine. As we left the fairgrounds for our hotel, the Nuvi directed us. We were headed towards the hotel on roads not familiar to us. We were directed to make an exit from one freeway to another in 10 miles. In about 3 miles, the Nuvi announced that it was recalculating, then indicated that it thought we were still on a highway we had left awhile ago, and directed us to take a non-existent turn soon. We decided to head for the originally suggested turn anyway. Meantime, I rebooted the unit (turned off, then back on). After that maneuver, the Nuvi returned to normality, showing us on the right road, and resumed directing us to the correct future turn.
I've decided after that experience that I will from now on always have a Plan B. I will have a good idea of the route I'm going to take and, if practical, hard copy maps.
Yeah, that has happened to me as well, I just stop the routing and did it again and that solved the issue. Sometimes I think that it confuses itself.
But I still trust it enough to not have a "Backup Plan". In other words, no hard copy of directions and maps. If my GPSr fails, I will just stop and buy a new one, unless I out in nowhere, then I guess I am just out of luck.
AsianFire....just being out of luck wouldn't have worked a few minutes earler. When we left the fairgrounds, the Nuvi routed us thru a less-than savory neighborhood. If it'd been dark and/or we'd had to stop, maybe we'd have survived, but taking that kind of chance is not in my nature.
Losing direction in a completely foreign area or being abandoned by my navigation plan on a spaghetti freeway system is not my idea of fun. It's just too easy to plan ahead.
You are right, I am just lazy and I have (perhaps misplaced) alot of trust in my GPSr.
I have experienced the same thing with my nuvi 660. I just did the same thing as you did, turn it off and then turn it on again, and then it did the job it was intended to do.
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