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  • Oh, and I found this useful: http://360.here.com/2015/03/19/why-offline-maps-how-manage-here-ios/
  • Interesting thread. I wasn't aware I needed to keep the updates coming or have my nuvi go "out of service," so thanks. Personally, I wouldn't replace my nuvi if it rolled over and died - it's just too misleading. I've complained about it previously…
  • privet01, When I had the problems last month in Baltimore we entered all destinations entering the address by hand; I'm unaware of a way to do it by touching the screen. Recently, though, I've been using the convenient "voice command" and I like it…
  • No, I just set the final destination. I hadn't learned about the via method of adding intermediate destinations until I returned from a strange city and began seriously researching what went wrong with the Garmin during our trip. It's happened sinc…
  • Hmm. I can't comment on what others may have done with their preferences, but mine were pretty close to factory default. I had "quickest" set, and the only avoidance was "dirt roads," plus, of course, I had the traffic settings enabled, but I think …
  • Thanks. I'm just wondering if there isn't a discontinued model that can be found as "new, old stock" that might be better. You know, the model that people say, "I wish they hadn't discontinued that."
  • It's never been updated, so I don't want to do it for her on my computer in case it might lock her as owner out. I can check my old XL 340, though. Thanks.
  • Still working with the borrowed 1535, but my initial impression is that it's pretty slow. Push a button, then wait for a second or so and push it again, only to have it then react to the first push, which the second push then cancels - annoying. Do…
  • You're right, of course. I had never taken the cable off before this. Thanks. Are there any older (but new, for warranty and map purposes) models it would make more sense to seek out?
  • I actually am looking at one of those I borrowed for awhile. It seems to work okay, so unless someone suggests something better - discontinued, but a great unit - I'll likely buy the Via 1535 TM. I notice it doesn't have a card slot to help when the…
  • Hmm. Okay, if Via and Start aren't workable, how about something older I might be able to find still for sale?
  • Need maps for the US (including Alaska), Canada.
  • Boyd, That's the one - I didn't think it was AI, but there could have been preferences set for classes of road, for instance. In this post, Andrey T suggests our actual speed in the 3597 (and possibly other nuvi models, but not all, per Tim, below…
  • No, I wasn't, alanb, but that's a fascinating discussion at that link. I was only questioning the use of the term "learning engine" that I've seen around here. From that link, it appears there used to be such a thing but isn't anymore. It also had…
  • I try to avoid driving in traffic, but haven't had to take extraordinary steps to view traffic "reports" with my 2597. It's just on.
  • Sorry, posted too quickly. It's mvl's comment, and he may well have been referring to myTrends.
  • Here's one, but I'm certain I've read the term more than once: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/13967/why-does-the-nuvi-keep-trying-to-take-me-on-back-roads/p3
  • Boyd, that's good to know. I've pretty much decided I need two units, one TT and one Garmin. Garmin for its better maps out west and the ability to plot a location not on a road, and a TT for the quick action of an unknown city, where exit choices…
  • Does the current "Basic" line, i.e., Start and Via, support personal, custom POIs?
  • I guess "drive to road" and "no possible route" mean the same thing, but the latter is more amusing.
  • alan, we almost never disconnect the usb - the plug comes out of the power socket and goes with the gps unit. In fact, the network connect usb is wrapped up and attached to the power cord in order to keep them together.
  • t9, are you talking about this mount? https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/shop-by-accessories/mounts/portable-friction-mount/prod63953.html . I ask because it isn't clear to me that the link is a powered mount. I'll have to keep my ears open (sorry) f…
  • I just tried with trafficTrends turned off. It's hard to determine whether it actually cleared any issues, but I know it continued to tell me to turn onto the street I was already on, so trafficTrends off didn't fix everything. I spoke to Garmin Cu…
  • Hmm. I didn't see the "regional" issue until now. Thanks. The horrific routing wasn't at home at home (the American Southwest), but rather occurred during a visit to Baltimore two weeks ago, where we received some interesting routing through neighbo…
  • Oh, and i should have mentioned that while I'm not a knowledgeable GPS-guy, and am/was a professional navigator and am well-versed in equipment failures and the accompanying need to follow the route with a map. Perhaps I was spoiled by the reliabili…
  • It still seems odd to me that in order to obtain the best basic service one must disable features that might have been the reason for the purchase in the first place. Still, I'll do that and see what improves. I'll even turn off the traffic to get a…
  • Spelling correction: "...my wife wants no part of Garmin."
  • Boyd, thank you - I read that one earlier and it was an eye-opener. It seems odd that you'd have to use a "via" in order to get reasonable routes, but that would be a workaround, of course. (My wife won't use the 2597 anymore and won't let me sell i…
  • This is an interesting topic, as I'm considering an app. Waze will not be among them, however, due to their Privacy Policy. "...Waze will collect: periodically, all of the phone numbers which are stored on your device's phone book." I guess it's t…