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GPS / Sat Nav - Technical gripe

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Lutin, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    How many of us have entered a route into our Sat Navs with the likes of Tyre, Garmin Basecamp etc and found that one of the waypoints is not exactly where it should be. Then been sent on a wild goose chase to make sure that you're following the entered route.

    Surely it's not beyond the wit of man to come up with an "Oops, skip that waypoint" or "Sure, that's near enough" button?

    Otherwise you have to go over the route in very careful detail to make sure that this doesn't happen. And probably take longer over this task than just going and riding the route.

    OK, rant over.

    For now.
     
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  2. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    Ayup. Garmin used to be better at this if you just followed the rest of the route, at least on my old Quest and 220. The 590 is horrible at this, basically forcing you to stop and fuss with the thing.
     
  3. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    yep, been there done that, just ask Ruth :)

    I now go over the route in detail just to make sure

    it's a bugger aint it
     
  4. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    'Tis.

    Apparently there's a trick with soft waypoints but so far I've not been arsed to figure it out. Still have to wire it into the bike first. :)
     
  5. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    I usually follow someone else as I ride so slow.:)
     
  6. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Slow?

    I couldn't shake you off for 1500 miles round Scotland :)
     
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  7. nick949

    nick949 Well-Known Member

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    Surely it's not beyond the whit of man to not follow a stupid electronic gadget?
     
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  8. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Motogoloco is your friend
    Downloaded onto my Garmin with several waypoints, no issues at all.
     
  9. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    I don't , as a rule. Not had the Sat Nav for very long, so the problems are probably down to me. To be honest, I don't use it for route following very often and mostly use it to show where I've been and, err, how fast I was(n't) going. :wink:
     

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