Knowing I need to go east on highway 74 my 350 send me west. It recalculates after I head east but why does is stend me west? Do I need an update and which update do I need for my 350? Update on Garmin website warn about downloads when I tried saying it might shut down my unit if it is the incorrect download. How can I make sure I have the correct update on the download?
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Re: I need to go east and Garmin 350 sends me west
Hmmm, you can find the update details per model, or get a pc, connect the garmin via usb and run the downloaded webupdater, which will take care of all the figureing out for you! If it thinks you are on the wrong side of the road or heading the wrong way it will try to get you to a turning point or exit, or either you told the machine to avoid certain roads check the navigation settings (wrench/navigation/avoid) make sure all is unchecked. Maybe you got to give the garmin a bit of time to get a gps fix before you hit the road, so it has time to find out where in the hell it is.
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Currently, sending locations using USB is supported only on Garmin GPS devices. You will need to close all browsers to install the Garmin Communicator Plugin and save your location information before proceeding with installation.
You can tell the unit if you would rather go Shorter Distance or Faster Time. You can also tell the unit you would like to avoid highways. But you cannot tell the unit you would like to avoid CERTAIN highways, nor can you delete individual roads from the unit. If you do not like the route the unit selects, you can press the Detour button at the bottom of the screen (once the route has been selected). If you know a better way to begin your journey, simply go that way and the unit will recalculate your route.
Don't believe everything you see on a GPS.
Garmin does not update their maps as they should; I found this even after I purchased their map update. I drove 48 states in a big rig, over many new roads not found or shown on the Garmin maps. My streetpilot usually went into a hiccup mode, recalculating -- recalculating -- recalculating. All the while, it tried to get me to detour on whatever spurious local roads happened to show up along the way.
I had the same problem until i realized it was I myself who messed things up. What you probably did was change the settings to "pedestrian" and forgot to change it back to driving. When you set your system to pedestrian, it does not recalculate a new driving route because it assumes you can just walk there. (You can walk in any direction very easily, so no need to recalculate).
If your garmin is also sending you down a one way street, thats another tip you are on the pedestrian setting. (If your walking, you can walk down one way streets).
I am not sure however, what other types of weird things happen when you are on the bicycle setting, i havn't tried it yet. But i am positive you are trying to use your garmin on pedestrian, put it back on automobile. Let me know if it works, thx
Go to the Support screen at Garmin. They will send you both the Username and Password as long as you send them the email address. Garmin doesn't dump accounts once registered - it's still in their files.
Have you selected how you want to get there, shortest distance, or fastest trip. You can set these under the wrench menu, If you aim for fastest, usually it will select all highway, if you select shortest distance it will calculate a trip that will drag you through every nook and cranny, usually quite entertaing (sightseeing)