Took me on a 2 lane route for 100 miles instead of freeway!
Recently planned 100 mile trip. There were 2 possible ways to go. One way was all freeway, the other was all windy, 2 lane slow roads. On the "fastest" setting, it directed me to take the windy 2 lane road. Also, several time, told me to "turn right" when there was not right turn to make, only a left. I had this mounted on the windshield, so it flunked the first test I gave it. Ruined the weekend.
Re: took me on a 2 lane route for 100 miles instead of...
These things are miles from perfect. However, if you knew of the freeway route, you should have taken it. Remember, a PND is only useful when you don't know where you are and can often be confusing if you're using it to direct you to place that you know.
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mcdevito75 here, If your garmin is 99% ok, you may have to deal with the 1 % errors. Remember no GPS is stsated as flwless, and we need 4--5 statlite hook ups for GPS. I'm in Florida and Use my Venturer GPS at times it takes an hour to go someplace and only 20 minutes to return, go figure I guess.
Sounds like you might have "off road" selected for your navigation preference. Shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line, or great circle for GPS units. As the crow flies will be shorter than a road route.
You should do the following: Changing the Navigation Settings;
Touch Tools>settings>Navigation. There you'll find how the sysytem will calculate your route.Route Preference.........Faster Time....Shorter Distance.......Off Road....Avoidances,very helpfull....Restore original navigation settings.
Hope this will help you,
From the Main Menu, tap the Enter Address icon.
2. Select the method to enter the city: Enter City, Enter Zip Code, or Previous City.
Use the keypad to enter the first few
characters of the city name. Tap OK to
display the list of cities found.
The button in the lower right corner is used
to select the sorting order of the list, by zip
code or alphabetically.
Tap on the desired city in the list.
This is the way I do it. Then I get the # of miles to the city.
Good luck & have fun.
I don't know of any Garmin unit that can plan multiple stops. Problem with the Garmin, depending on your current location, it will go either the fastest time route, or the shortest distance. And sometimes, it can take different routes depending on what time of day. Most newer units take traffic into consideration based on time and location. You may want to play with the settings under avoidences.