Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: mount airy (mayberry), NC,
Okay GPS guys, here's one for ya. My 2610 is set on factory defaults for roads, i./e. in the middle I think it was for interstate, major, minor. V8 software.
We were going to a gymnastics meet near Asheville, NC. We had instructions provided by the gym. Pretty simple, but I also wanted the route in the GPS, so we could use that as a reference while we were out there.
When I programmed in the address, it found it and I tried fastest and shortest routes, yet neither of them made any sense, especially when you could see the direct route we already had on the map on the GPS. It had me making 3 turns out of the way, basically going backwards and around the block to get there. I tried adding via points and it had me going to the two via points, passing them, turningaround in a neighborhood with a cul-de-sac, and going the original out of the way route to get there. What gives? Instead of a rt, left, rt from the interstate, it had me going rt, rt, left, left, about 3 miles out of the way.
Do I need to change a setting on my road preferences to get it to use a more direct route? I realize the GPS isn't aware of traffic patterns, but this was a bit ridiculous.
This isn't the first time it has mapped a route like that either. I'm wanting it to route a little better.
IF only it could route around crack neighborhoods too......but I'll settle for better routing.