The intersection option is very helpful actually. My brother recently bought a new house in a subdivision that does not exist. By having the closest intersection I was able to navigate extremely close to his house without him giving me really bad directions that would have gotten me lost :lol: Now he just had to give me directions for 1 block. Not something I'd use a tremendous amount. That's pretty much the only time I could think of using it.
It seems that battery life continues to be an issue for the 7100. Or has it been resolved in models produced more recently? This seems to me to a big deal if you were hoping to use it off the charger. Is it only the 7100? Comparisons between the 2100Max and 7100 suggest the 7100 might be a better deal, but if hardware-wise, especially the battery, the 2100Max is better then I wonder whether it is a good deal.
You have to hold it down for 15 seconds? I didn't realize you had to hold it down that long. I wish it would give you an indication when it's fully turned off. Because when I hold it down for 3 seconds it seems like it's off. How do you tell if it's in standby or if it's off?
Hi Jay. Here's a quick update Just wanted to give you the good news, it IS possible to add POI files to the 7100. However I'm going to wait a few weeks to see if Navigon adds this new feature to their update first. BTW you can also add a media player to the 7100 and the navigational instructions will play louder over the music wink I'll be collecting a bunch of 7100 'tricks and tips' and posting them in a separate thread later this month, but I first wanted you to know that it IS possible to do what you want to do )
but i couldn't find in the manual how to change voices and languages.Currently it is not in there, but this might be addressed in the update. On the unit there are 3 folders with 3 different voices. All have the same files. I haven't had the time to look but my guess is that you'd simply need to change the folder name in a XML file.And how do you know the model you buy is not from the early batch ?You don't, but you can open it up at the store and check. It should be version 77 or higher. I wouldn't think that there would be many old versions still around, and even if there were the update would make it a moot point.
but i couldn't find in the manual how to change voices and languages.
And how do you know the model you buy is not from the early batch ?