Text to speech incorrect info
Yes, this is basically normal. This is not a
shortcoming of the GPS per se, but of the maps that it's using and
where on the map it has recorded that certain addresses are located.
The maps that the GPS systems don't (typically, to my knowledge) have
every building on them, instead they just have numbers recorded every
so often on the street and then the machine interpolates where a
particular address ought to be based on known intersections. E.g., 150
Foo Street ought to somewhere around the middle of the 100 block of Foo
St. on the "even" side of the street. So this is probably why it thinks
your apartment is slightly further up the street than it is; when
people build things, we often don't allocate exactly the same amount of
frontage to each street number, hence the offsets.
I'm still pretty impressed with my Garmin and doubt I could find my way home without it. Good luck!
Nov 30, 2008 |
Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver