Then, of course, we have the phenomenon that when you taking another route than the suggested route by Garmin, it happily re-calculates and finds out that your option is faster :)
Then, of course, we have the phenomenon that when you taking another route than the suggested route by Garmin, it happily re-calculates and finds out that your option is faster :)If you can provide a starting address (A) and destination address (B) that the Nuvi creates a particular route and then you add in a waypoint (C) produces a faster route-- that is something I would like to see more examples of.
First, I can't believe this issue is still being discussed. I was one of the early posters with my tale of woe. I had contacted Garmin with no response some time ago. I'm leaving for a long trip in two days so I surfed around trying to see if this issue had been resolved. Obviously it hasn't. Today, I spoke at length with Dimitri at Garmin who said there was nothing "official" in the records. He left me on hold for a few minutes to talk with some folks and said that yes they had been fielding calls on the the problem but no solution had been found. He took my name and email address and asked for the URL for this thread. He told me he was personally going to pass his notes from our conversation to the technical enginers and ask them to review the comments on this site. I asked him to let me know, even if there was no solution.If you are experiencing this problem I suggest you call Garmin Tech Support and describe the details and circumstances.While I give credit to the customer support effort, the bottom line for me is that I'll be printing out google maps tonight.
Broadway in what city? I don't think there is a Broadway in Boston. BTW my route says 93 miles and 1:41 for time.Edit- ahh I see the problem Gator- you have to understand in New England streets change names at least once every 5 miles and often have multiple names. Broadway is route 1, only nobody calls it that. So are you saying it take you directly from Broadway, which is route 1 if you look at a map directly onto 93 S. with no intervening streets? If so we have different devices with identical maps apparently giving us different routes.
This one is particularly interesting because it means that there is a difference in routing algorithms among the various Nuvis.
Marc, if I recalculate for "shortest" I do get a similar route to 93 in Boston to what you're seeing. Total mileage 91 and drive time for me jumps to 2:11
I drive a 20 route for work daily, the 255 is set to shortest, avoidance, that's it. It always wants to take me on a minor highway that is 5-10 minutes longer than the interstate just down the road.
Remember as long as the unit guides you to the destination then it has performed its job.
I drive a 20 route for work daily, the 255 is set to shortest, avoidance, that's it. It always wants to take me on a minor highway that is 5-10 minutes longer than the interstate just down the road.There's the problem, you have your nuvi set for "Shortest". That's the least number of miles to get to your destination, not the fastest way to get there. Try using "Fastest" and you're more likely to get the routes you're looking for.
Look at the traffic map and see if that area is marked as a slow down. You can easily tell then if that is being taken into account or not.
Sorry, I should never have attempted to interject a little humor into this discussion...
Sorry, I should never have attempted to interject a little humor into this discussion... Sorry, just inordinately annoyed with incompetent techs over the past few days whose main objective is to close cases as fast as possible, both in this case or at work with our computer network. When you put a lot of effort into identifying the problem for them and then get blown off like that it tends to make it hard to keep ones sense of humor.
If you have a 255 and no traffic adapter power cord your GPS cannot sense traffic so it certainly wouldn't be avoiding a road because of it. I guess I am not understanding what you are saying. If you mean that in general it thinks that that road is slow, force a simulation that takes it and look at the speed as the simulator passes over that section.
The traffic adapter power cord is a cord with a big rectangular wart on it that is actually an FM receiver. Even with a subscription, if you don't have a receiver to get the traffic info, you aren't going to get any information. The receiver is not built into the 255 models. I thought you meant that the 255 was getting information about traffic delays through such a receiver. Probably that is incorrect. The other alternative is that you believe that road information within the Nuvi has marked the section of road you are talking about as having a slow rate of travel on it. You can see how fast the Nuvi thinks people travel on a certain section of road by creating a route where that section of road must be used and then turning on the simulator and watch the speed as the simulation passes along that particular section. I hope this clears up what I meant.
I sure hope Garmin can!Has anyone determined when the Garmins lost their marbles? All Nuvis? xx5Nuvis?bob
There is something very wrong with the way the new maps compute the routes. I also filled out the map errors form on the garmin site. Can anyone help me.