Missing POI?

 

Could someone share information with me about Custom POI's on a Nuvi?

Recently, I purchase a Nuvi 650. I created some custom POI's and associated icons. When driving about locally, the icons do not appear automatically on the map.

On the Nuvi, when I select "Custom POI", then a single location, and then "Map", the single POI and icon will appear.

It has been my impression that various icons would automatically appear on the screen traveling. I would love to know what is at an upcoming Interstate Exit without pushing a number of buttons. Am I doing something incorrectly, or do I have unrealistic expectations?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Garmin's will not display

Garmin's will not display poi icons, unless of course they are saved to favorites or set up with a proximity alert. It bothers me too.

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Steve

Thanks Steve! I appreciate

Thanks Steve! I appreciate your comment. You have saved me a lot of time from trying to accomplish the unattainable. Surely Garmin will upgrade this aspect someday in the future.

I wouldn't hold my breath...

I wouldn't hold my breath...

I am not about to hold my

I am not about to hold my breath but... One can be sure that reps from the various GPSr manufactures regularly read comments from websites such as this for "market research". As the useage of GPS evolves, so will the competition between companies.

Oh, I'm sure they do, but

Oh, I'm sure they do, but I'm not so sure how much they take suggestions seriously. Many have wanted a QWERTY keyboard layout like the older Street Pilots. Never happened. Many people wanted the North pointer that older models had. Although it appears the 300 series have it, never happened for the 600 and above series. Many people, as mentioned above, have complained about the loss of the scale. Garmin still hasn't fixed that yet. What you are asking for is something the Nuvi line up was not set up to do from the get go, so I don't see Garmin getting around to that anytime soon.

re : Missing ICONS

On a Nüvi, I have a 250W, the ICONS appear only at a certain scale on the map. You have to zoom in to see them.

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Oregon 400tc, Nuvi 250W, Etrex, DELUO with TT3+ and Neutec SM-1645 (APRS), DELORME Tripmate with KAN 3 Plus and Motorola Mocom 35 (APRS)

You make some very valid

You make some very valid points. And, the first GPSr maker that will put these features into a single unit will sell them faster than they can be made!

Probably so, but I feel

Probably so, but I feel Garmin burned themselves with a lot of people. Many people bought Nuvi 600 series units and were upset that, beyond a single waypoint, there was absolutely no routing or "traveling salesman" capability what so ever. I was aware of this up front, but not everyone does their internet research, I guess.

The 600s can't download routes from the computer, either. Garmin could have added this functionality with a firmware update but chose not to. Instead, they basically blew customers off by offering the 700 series (with routing) thereby essentially telling them they had to buy a new, expensive GPSr all over again. The frustrating thing was the 700 series came out very quickly after the 660 and 680 were introduced so it wasn't like they were obsolete or the "Well, it's been a long time and I want new hardware" argument held any water, either. I've read more than a few times on other sites that people would never buy another Garmin because of this and other features that older models had but the newer more "sophisticated" and often more expensive models didn't.

VE2LHP, Thank you for your

VE2LHP, Thank you for your comments. I have tried that under several map views, but that didn't seem to work. The Nuvi 6xx models seem to not have features that others take for granted.

I appreciate your help. K4OE SK

re : Missing ICON

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Oregon 400tc, Nuvi 250W, Etrex, DELUO with TT3+ and Neutec SM-1645 (APRS), DELORME Tripmate with KAN 3 Plus and Motorola Mocom 35 (APRS)

QWERTY

siennaot1 wrote:

Oh, I'm sure they do, but I'm not so sure how much they take suggestions seriously. Many have wanted a QWERTY keyboard layout like the older Street Pilots.

Actually my new 760 does give the option of having a QWERTY keyboard.

I see. Add that to the list

I see. Add one more to the list of old features that many expected to remain in the 600s. Instead, Garmin stuffed 'em into the 700 series thereby shafting the 600 series owners. evil

I don't know, but it's my opinion that a newer/updated product should build on the feature set that's already established.