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Freeway directions I have entered my destination and wish to go via freeway and only get street directions until I am on the freeway beyond the numerous exits it insists I get off on. When asking for a detour it only gives one choice. And invariably insists on surface streets. I am near several freeways and find it quicker than surface streets. I live in Southern CA

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  • logonos Jan 25, 2009

    My nuvi 780 ALWAYS avoids freeways, even when they are completely obviously the best route. The route preference is set to "faster time", and "shorter distance" only makes it worse.

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How can I start using my new Nuvi 2569 sat nav?


Step Description Step 1:
Warm Up If possible, let the GPS warm up for a few minutes once turned on. This allows the GPS to acquire its current position via satellite. Step 2:
Determine Preferences Choose day or night colors to display a suitable screen for the time of day. Step 3:
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Use a Garmin 1450


The Garmin Nuvi 1450 can be used while driving or walking.

While driving, use the Nuvi 1450 to create a route to your destination and get step-by-step directions, to hear the names of upcoming streets, to tell you when to change lanes and to find out the speed limits on unfamiliar streets.


As a pedestrian, you can have the Nuvi 1450 create a route for you that uses a mixture of walking and public transportation, such as the subway or bus system, if you have purchased cityXplorer maps for that area.


Tap "Where to?" to set up a route. The "Where to?" icon is a large magnifying glass.


Tap "Addresses." The available categories are address, points of interest, go home, recently found, favorites and intersections.


Input the name of the state or county, if it is out of town.

Then tap "Spell city." Spell out the name of the city using the pop up keyboard.

Press "Done."


Enter the address number and press "Done."

Then enter the street name and press "Done."


The "Go" screen opens automatically.

Tap the green "Go" button. The Nuvi 1450 will now calculate a route to the address.

Follow the voice prompts and map highlight to your destination.


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Tap "Where to?" and then tap "Coordinates."

Tap the coordinate you want to adjust/input a new coordinate.


Tap "Format" to choose the right coordinate format for the map you are using.


Enter the coordinates. Tap "Next."


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Tap the "turn" icon located in the upper left corner of the screen to see the next turn. It may have a turning or straight arrow and the number of miles until the turn. Tap the bar across the top with the next direction listed on it to see a list of all directions.

Tap the plus or minus signs on the right side of the screen to zoom in or out.


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1. Press WHERE TO and enter your first address. Instead of pressing GO press SAVE, at the bottom of the screen. This will save the site in your FAVOURITES folder. Repeat for each destination. Then when you want to go to one of these addresses just press WHERE TO then press FAVOURITES and select the address from it. If you're going to use these addresses fairly often then this is probably the best solution. When you reach your destination sometimes the satnav doesn't realise you have as, for example, you could be on the wrong side of the street to where it expects you to be or the satnav could be out by a few yards. When this happens it tries to get you to go back. To stop this press MENU at the bottom of the screen and then press STOP. (The STOP icon only appears while the satnav is trying to take you to a location) Having done this you can then select your next destination.

2. The second option for solving your problem is to enter your last destination first and press GO. Then enter your second last and when you press GO again it will ask you if you want to set this as a VIA point. Select YES. Add each destination in turn making them all VIA points. When you do this the satnav will take you to the last via point first and then each of the others on the way to your destination. The advantage of this method is that you don't have to set destinations when you're traveling. As soon as you reach one it adjusts to take you to the next. The disadvantages are that if you want to go to the same destinations again you need to re-enter all the information again. Also if the satnav thinks you have not reached your via point, when you have, pressing STOP cancels the whole route.

Entering the places into FAVOURITES is probably the best option. Note once they're in FAVOURITES you can rename them if you wish or you can delete them. You'll find details of how to do so on page 12 and 13 of the manual available in Adobe Reader format from http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/nuvi_1100_1200_1300_1400_OM.pdf

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