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Garmin 250w I recently bought a garmin 250w from pixmania as an xmas present for someone and have found it very unreliable.i myself have the garmin streetpilot c510 which by and large is flawless.on a trip recently with both units turned on and both with the same destination the 250w kept trying to bring us a different route to the streetpilot.the streetpilot kept us to the main roads whereas the 250w was trying to bring us on narrow country roads.I did change the menu from fastest to shortest route and vice versa but it still wasn't in sync with the streetpilot.Can anyone tell me why both garmin units with both the same map software would't work exactly the same and if possible how to fix it.The unit is useless and frustrating if it cant be trusted to find the appropriate route to somewhere.Tom,Ireland

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Check the settings. There are options to choose, the fastest route, shortest distance, etc.

Also, consider the avoidances settings

Posted on Jun 24, 2008


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