My Tomtom will only find routes within a short distance for example, if I'm only travelling 10 miles it will find me a route with no problems, however if I want to travel further than this it displays 'Error during planning', so I have to break the journey up into several shorter journeys. Very annoying. Have tried resetting both the PDA & GPS reciever several times but still not resolved. Any solution would be much appreciated.
Hello..i`ve had the same error (error planning route) on my tomtom one xl, and i`ve solved it quite simple...i am using a western europe map v 660.1256 (on my sd card)....and eastern europe v 6.50 on my flash....i first thought that the v 680 of eastern europe is better than the 650...but it didn`t worked so well...i was getting that error message....the memory was suficient since the flash disk was 70% free...so i replaced the map with the 650 version...now it works great...thnx...good luck
The error during planning is a map error not an OS error. It will give you this warning if you try to nav somewhere that it cant see any way of getting to because there is a gap somewhere en-route. Normally its the last 100 yards or something. The workaround is to nav to an adjoining road or somewhere very close to where you want to end up. Oddly or maybe coincidentally (which I doubt at 60,000 miles per year) I have only had this happen on the new maps.
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This is real simple, fast route on all GPS,S including yours simply means fatest route by time to get there based on best roads and speed limits. Shortest route might be shorter in miles per say, but not always the fastest, because it will take you threw neighborhoods or back roads , school zones etc.... So, most the time you will and should use fastest route as it is best time, fuel economy and safest. Please if this has helped you, then respond with 4 thumbs up and a small positive testamony. Thanks, mr guru bean from fixya. Com
there are a couple of settings in preferences. One is "Fastest Route" which is highways the other is "shortest Route" which can be back streets. Change the default to either "Fastest" or, preferably, there is an option to get it to ask you each time
There are settings in the GPS that allow you to pick what type of routes you want to have the unit pick for you. They can be based on time, distance, or least fuel used. You can also do the following: if you know at least part of the route to your destination, and the GPS doesn't pick the particular way you prefer you can just start driving off route. The GPS will realize that you are off route and it will recalculate itself. You can also add "Way Points" to your route that would force the GPS to calculate the route to the way you want it to go.
In the actual menu of your Nuvi there are different settings for getting to your destination via either a) fastest route b) shortest distance
Unfortunately quite often when the Nuvi is set to fastest route it will do all it can to get you onto the motorway or a main road as this is the way the software is set up. When in fastest route mode it cannot figure out that to go on the motorway in this instance is not the most convenient route for you to take at all.
If you change to shortest distance mode (its under the navigation menu I think) you will find it will take you by the route to your Nannas you would normally expect to go.
Sometimes this function is hard to work out as to which is the appropriate setting for a particular journey - you will need to experiment a bit with it but the general rule is if it is in fastest route mode it will look for motorways and main roads and ignore the convenient little back roads that we all know in our own locality.
You may find as general rule that if you plan a journey to somewhere thats within your local area its better to select shortest distance mode.
Fastest route may work better for longer journeys.
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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,
The consumer type GPS has an average best accuracy of about 30 to 50 feet at any location. This is as long as it can have good reception from 3 satellites or more with no reflections. In the city there can be some reflections that can also contribute to errors.
When there are many turns along the route, some of its error rate can be accumulative in its caculations.
When the GPS is making calculations it is active on its results from the activity that is going on in the background of its operation. Sometimes it may see alternative combinations of possible routes and it may be sampling from these extra combinations, and then re-calculating. This can cause some changes in its calculations while on route which will look like some instability.
What the consumer maping GPS is good at is getting you to the location. This it should do this to within about 30 to 50 feet accuracy after the route has been completed. The GPS system works on a global basis. When considering the span of all of this and the distance to the satelites, this is feat in itself that it works!