We were having a new door delivered to our house today. While we were waiting we got a phone call from the delivery truck. They were lost. They then asked me how to get to our house. I immediately thought "I would just get them the directions from my Garmin 660". But when I picked up the Garmin, I realized I did not know how to give directions to someone without physically being in their location.
My question is "If this happens in the future, how do I use my Garmin 660 to tell others how to get to my house from their location?". In other words if Friend1 calls me from the corner of main street and 29th street, how do I direct them to my house utilizing the Garmin?
Thanks in advance and I love this forum!
Leave the antenna closed and go to your system menu and turn the simulator on. Go back to the overhead 2D map page and zoom/pan around until you see their location. Tap their location to move the cursor to their exact point. At the bottom/middle of the screen you will see "set loc" for set location. Hit that and you'll see the car icon jump from your current location to wherever cursor is, i.e. their location, which effectively places you where they are. From there go back to the main menu page and hit "where to" and "home" or whatever you have saved as your home location, then hit "go". It will begin navigating from their position to your home. From there you can hit the green bar on the map page and relay the step by step instructions to them.
Holy Mackeral! lol, who would do all of that?...lol
It's a lot quicker than figuring out and giving directions "for real".
Seriously, I've done this before. Once I pinpoint them on the map, which you'd have to do the "old way" anyways, I can do it in less than 10 seconds.
Thats actually a cool feature since not all delivery deivers have GPS in their vehicle. Its also convenient for friends/family that get lost on the way to your house.
I just tried this and it saves some steps. If you're booting up cold and leave the antenna closed, you don't have to go to the system menu and turn the simulator feature on. Just go straight to the 2D overhead map and pinpoint their location. You can "set loc" right there and then "go" to home. It will ask you to open the antenna, but don't and just hit okay.
If the unit is already on, then you have to turn the simulation mode on. And you don't have to worry about turning the simulator off, unless you need to immediately navigate somewhere else because it automatically turns off during every shutdown.
... Tap their location to move the cursor to their exact point ...
Definitely a stylus is a must-have!
No, not if you zoom in far enough. Here's another tip. If you want to select something really, really small, don't try to keep hitting it over and over. Tap and hold somewhere else on the screen and drag the desired location to the cursor. You can maneuver it around to get it just right before letting go.
I tried using a stylus to calibrate my screen and about 50% of the dots couldn't be selected. It just prefers my fat fingers.
I discovered another trick.
1) Turn on the Garmin as if you were going to navigate.
2) Set destination to HOME
3) Enter in Address where "Losties" are at
4) Set it as a VIA point
Garmin will now set up a route for you. All you have to do is press the Top line of the map screen to get your directions. Scroll down to where the VIA point has been reached and the Garmin is sending you back home. Read those directions to the "Losties".
You're still down at Software Ver. 4.1 on your Garmin Nuvi 660, Holydoc?
I can set up a route for you to the newest 4.2, if you want
Thanks, buffettck, for the tip.
Thanks for the reminder Nuvi Addict. I will update my signature to reflect that I am at 4.2.
Put down the 660...and get out the Laptop with ..Much easier and Bigger screen..and you can just point and click..Much easier to route them.
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