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Why does my Garmin Nuvi 255W not choose the best route?

HiI have just bought a Garmin Nuvi 255W which i love as it takes the angst out of finding directions in a street directory. My question is when i set it to go down to Victoria Drive Outer Harbour it takes me down Grand Junction Road rather than using the new Salisbury extension highway, which i know to be the quickest way of getting there.

The second question is what is the difference between the shortest and the fastest way to get somewhere?

Amanda

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SOURCE: tomtom 920

Well, cant tell you why, but you should use fastest route as default, not shortest...

Posted on May 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Bad directions

It sounds as though your avoidances is set for "Highways." From the main menu, press, "Tools" then "Settings" and then "Navigation." Press "Avoidances" and see if there is a check mark next to "Highways." If there is, press it. The check mark should disappear. Let me know if this helps.

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Radio Shack sold me the Nuvi 255w display model (demo version). They assured me that it would work, when I got it home it says no detailed maps found that support routing. I have reset it to default and...


Yes and you may be able to download a map for free , if the unit has never been registered with Garmin.

The Nuvi 2xxW series has a limited internal memory and the latest maps are fairly large in size and may not fit on the units internal memory. The map may have to go on an SD card.

The no detailed maps warning would have come up on the screen at the store as well.

Apr 14, 2013 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers


Garmin Nuvi 255W Delete Phone Numbers

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 265WT, 275

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Would you like to erase the phonebook entries on your Garmin Nuvi 255W, left over from when you bluetooth paired with your cell phone?

I can help you delete the phone numbers on your Garmin Nuvi 255W.

The phone numbers transferred to your Nuvi are only supposed to be available when your phone is paired to your cell phone. Changing the entry on your phone should allow that entry to show up changed the next time it is paired with the Nuvi. Sometimes, a bluetooth mix up causes entries to be duplicated or entries' phone numbers to get repeated.

To correct this, I recommend backing up your favorites, clearing all user data (this hard reset will remove the phonebook info from your nuvi), and then updating your Nuvi' firmware to make sure the nuvi and cell phone bluetooth process runs as smoothly as possible in the future.

Follow these three steps to take to get your Nuvi 255W running like new:

  1. Back up your Favorites.
  2. Perform a Hard Reset.
  3. Download and then run Garmin 255W WebUpdater to replace its firmware / system software.

I hope that helps.
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Backup your Nuvi 255W Favorites here.
Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Download Garmin Nuvi 255W WebUpdater here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset here.

on Apr 23, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255W Webupdate


Garmin Nuvi 255W Webupdate

Models: Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270
Models: Garmin Nuvi 205, 205W, 215, 215W, 255, 255W, 265, 265W, 275

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Does your Garmin Nuvi 200 or 200W GPS get stuck or freeze at startup, or when loading maps?

Looking to reflash the firmware / system software for your Garmin GPS device?

Replacing the brains of your Garmin GPS is the surest way to resolve freezing, hanging, and erratic behavior. Keeping the system software and firmware in your Garmin GPS current and up-to-date is also the best way to keep it performing well.

Your GPS may not start properly at all, and display a 'System Software Missing" message. This tip will describe how to restore your Garmin Nuvi GPS system software using Garmin Webupdater.

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  1. The first step is to download the WebUpdater software.
  2. Plug in your Nuvi GPS into your PC with the USB cord.
  3. Run the WebUpdater program to install it to your computer and update the system software of your GPS.
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Your Garmin Nuvi should now be running as good as new.

I hope that helps.
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Download Nuvi 255W Manuals here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Hard Reset Here.
Garmin Nuvi 255W Favorites Backup here.

on Apr 18, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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WHEN I POWER ON MY NUVI 255W IT SAYS NO DETAILED


sounds like the map folder in the gps software got corrupted. you will have to connect your device to your computer, get on the Garmin website, and let the garmin site update your device. Once updated, it will re-install the correct folders and maps to their proper place. the gps should work as before after that.

Mar 30, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi takes me on roads that are clearly


on the setings you will find out to change the way how to get on the adress.
avoid secondary route ,etc etc.

Mar 20, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Will not turn on


I have a garmin 255W when turning on all itdoes is go to a white screen with black dot thatsay Press dot .It wont turn on how do you fix this

Jan 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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No detailed maps found to support routing


Have you tried updating the unit at Garmin's Website?

Let me know if you need help, I can get you the right web-link if needed.


Benjamin

Feb 28, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My Garmin Nuvi 255w Car Gps


You must call Garmin at 1-800-800-1020 they will walk you through plugging in nuvi to your computer (must have usb cord) and it will upload then go to my computer and choose garmin drive then click garmin folder and either find the folder they say or make new one like I did with the guy on the phone and put in code. The only information needed is the numbers on the bottom of the device.... super fast fix!

Dec 23, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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