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Garmin C340 not finding correct location for my home.

 

Is there a way to manually enter (by way of POI, I assume) my home location?

My C340 is not finding the correct location for my home.

Other than that, I am most pleased with the product.

Pete

Home Location

Page 12 of your manual should show you what you need to do to set your home location.

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Nuvi 650 (SW 4.30; GPS SW 3.00) , GPSmap 60CSx (SW 3.50; GPS SW 3.00), GPS III Plus

THANK YOU! Pete

THANK YOU!

Pete

Caution on setting Home

Many of us set our home as somewhere near our home and not our actual home. If someone steals your GPS from a parking lot, they could go to your house and rob you before you realize the GPS is gone.

Mine is set to Home Depot which is about half a mile form my house.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

never thought about setting

never thought about setting home to somewhere close - in the event of theft. I've had my C340 for over a yr too...

doh!

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Garmin C340

Good idea -- thank you!

prismtx wrote:

Many of us set our home as somewhere near our home and not our actual home. If someone steals your GPS from a parking lot, they could go to your house and rob you before you realize the GPS is gone.

Mine is set to Home Depot which is about half a mile form my house.

Damn, that's a good idea! For those of you who own GPSr's that have the ability to create a PIN, you may want to consider that as well! I haven't been using the PIN feature, but I may now.

Kind of a silly idea really

Actually it is kind of a silly idea. People who steal GPSs out of cars are usually not also house burglars and are not going to take the time to go find your house.

After all, do you also hide your car registration? That lists your address right on it, so they could easily grab that and the GPS.

Anyway, to sort of answer the original question, you can set a favorite point of your current location by tapping the car icon and (at least on my Nüvi 200) it will show you the current location and elevation and also ask you if you want to save the location as a favorite. You can name it anything you like. So for example, to more accurately set your home location, while sitting in your driveway hit the car icon and set your current location as a favorite and call it Home.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

?!?!?

Guttermouth wrote:

Actually it is kind of a silly idea. People who steal GPSs out of cars are usually not also house burglars and are not going to take the time to go find your house.

After all, do you also hide your car registration? That lists your address right on it, so they could easily grab that and the GPS.

[snip]

PT

You're right, I don't know what got into me.

PIN CODE THOUGHT

You know what I think would really be cool, instead of having the pin code just lock up the unit, since you still end up losing it, as they likely won't discover it is now useless until later... would be to have the GPS unit set up so that if the GPS moves more than a few feet and you don't enter the PIN code, it starts to make as loud a buzzing noise as it possibly can and doesn't even stop!

Now that would be cool! Of course it would kind of require you to store the GPS turned ON. But a funny thought though, seeing some guy walking away from a car in a mall parking lot and suddenly the device just starts screaming non-stop.

wink

Patrick

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

I do

Guttermouth wrote:

After all, do you also hide your car registration? That lists your address right on it, so they could easily grab that and the GPS.

As a matter of fact I do. Just for that reason. Plus if the car is stolen, and not reported, because it was unknown to me, if they get pulled over for some other infraction they will not have my insurance card or registration. This will make the cop more suspicious.

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Paul Team Dougherty

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