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post #1 of 9 Old Jun 7th, 2009, 7:32 am Thread Starter
 
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My husband and I just returned from a trip and we both have the ZUMO GPS on each bike. We noticed that when we both went into routing a destination we came up with different routes. We checked all of the route preferences and we appear to be on the same. I would think it would be a preference of some kind, but I do not know where to go. I do have to say the difference in routes is not a BIG change but just enough to drive us crazy. We were communicating back and forth that one or the other of us was taking the wrong route, but in fact the GPS was really directing in that direction. We just need to be on the same page. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help! Linda
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Re: Zumo GPS question

Since you already have checked the preferances the only thing I can think of is maybe the versions/updates are different. If you don't already know of this site, check here......http://www.zumoforums.com/index.php?action=forum

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I have three different Garmins and they all do that. Don't know why either, same setups. However I can go on to mapquest and build my own route then send it to my GPS. Can you do that with the Zumo? I hope so as I plan to have one some day.

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I have three different Garmins and they all do that. Don't know why either, same setups. However I can go on to mapquest and build my own route then send it to my GPS. Can you do that with the Zumo? I hope so as I plan to have one some day.
Agreed. Both of my Garmins seem to have a mind of their own at times. I can select the same destination from the same starting point and get a different route from day to day.
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Agreed. Both of my Garmins seem to have a mind of their own at times. I can select the same destination from the same starting point and get a different route from day to day.
It's just letting you see a different view each day, never travel the same road twice....

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I have three different Garmins and they all do that. Don't know why either, same setups. However I can go on to mapquest and build my own route then send it to my GPS. Can you do that with the Zumo? I hope so as I plan to have one some day.

Yes you can capture the route on one and transfer it to the other Zumo. Plus, you can create the route in Mapquest and download it to both Zumos ( the preferred way).

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Do you have the same vehicle type identified to the Zumo? You could be set up as a car on one, and a commercial vehicle on the other. The commercial setting keeps you off gravel roads, IIRC.

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At risk of stating the obvious, if all variables are identical, the routes will be calculated identically. Having said that, there are LOTS and LOTS of variables. Settings, preferences, avoidances, firmware versions, map versions, which detail maps are loaded on the device (this doesn't apply to the Zumo, since it's preloaded with the entire US), and last but certainly not least, your physical location/position and orientation (direction the GPS thinks your facing). Yes, your orientation can make a big difference sometimes. Based on your position and the direction that the GPS thinks you're facing (I say thinks, because it must interpolate/estimate this until you actually move...aferwhich, it will "lock" onto a particular side of the street). So, given your position, and what side of the street the GPS thinks you're on, the algorithms begin their work at determining the best route. In short...if every variable is identical, the route will be identical too. If it's not identical, then something is different between the devices. IT might be something very subtle, but there is a difference in something.

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Same happens every now and then with the Zümos from a friend an my own. In such cases we follow the instructions of one ... and let the other one recalculate. After a while both will indicate the same route.

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