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||Posted - 04 sept. 2005 : 14:59:24
I posted some of these under another topic, but wanted to start this topic formally. These are features we want now in the 2720 (and may have once had in our old 26x0).
*** This is the revised post, after the release of software update 4.20 ***
- Allow us to turn off speaking of the destination and waypoint names entirely (as an option). Speaking the names of places and Waypoints will never be 100%, and sometimes it’s just too strange sounding. (Try creating a waypoint named “Aurora Inn”, or better yet, route to it (in Aurora New York). You'll see what I mean by strange.
- Make the next turn arrow (in custom tab mode) permanent, or provide an option for it. The floating arrow was brought back with release 4.20, however it now only appears when you're very close to the next turn. The 26xx had it displayed all the time, which is what I want.
- When browsing the map, don't switch to north up mode. Maintain track up, if that is the mode the unit is in.
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||Posted - 10 déc. 2007 : 00:09:26
Im hardly looking for old CNNA v8NT update DVD for SP2720.
There should be one big .rgn file with whole CNNA v8NT.
What I need is first 300kb from this file. It can be copied with any HEX editor. Can anyone help me and send this block of .rgn file to my email?
||Posted - 23 sept. 2006 : 13:43:36
I'd like to see a battery. A little one. Just give me half an hour without having to sit on the bike while I plot a course or have to find another power plug and the usb cable so I can browse around a little.
||Posted - 14 août 2006 : 23:31:46
Just got my new 2720 and, with the latest firmware, I like it a lot.
Icing on the cake would be:
1) While the map is displayed, hitting the Map button does nothing. Have a Map button press cycle among 3D, 2D and 2D north up views. -OR- have the Map button toggle between showing the usual map tabs and a full-screen (i.e. no-tab display).
2) Put an analog compass view (as in the old Airglide ball compasses)in the trip computer screen, or at least one that ribbon-scrolls horizontally, as in N->NNE->NE, etc.
||Posted - 02 août 2006 : 03:22:13
I sent the following e-mail to Garmin Tech support today, regarding a problem with the way that the SP 2720 identifies some freeway exits. Please review it, and reply if you have any comments:
I have observed that, when a freeway off ramp ends at a street whose name is different than the street name posted on the freeway's (green) exit signs, the Streetpilot 2720's voice (Jill) identifies the exit ramp by the intermediate stret's name (instead of by the freeway exit sign name). For example, just after entering Interstate 405 southbound from the Mulholland Drive on ramp (in Los Angeles), Jill says "Continue 3.1 miles, then exit on North Church Lane", while the top of the screen simultaneously indicates "Right to Church Ln to Sunset Blvd". A few seconds later, when the screen goes back to map view, the top line (highlighted in green) reads "I405 S to Church Ln"; this screen message remains until the vehicle is 0.8 miles from the exit. At 0.8 miles from the exit, Jill says "Exit on North Church Lane, then turn left", while the screen says "Right to Church Ln to Sunset Blvd". Since this freeway exit (when travelling south on I405) is sign posted as "Sunset Blvd", both Jill and the Streetpilot's screen should say "Exit at Sunset Blvd", so the driver will know which exit ramp he or she should prepare to use. Once the vehicle is on the exit ramp, the directions given by Jill are fine: "Turn left on Church Lane, then turn right". Once the left turn has been made on Church Lane, Jill correctly says "Turn right on West Sunset Blvd".
Because of this discrepancy, drivers are inclined to manipulate the Streetpilot to scroll through the list of directions (while driving on the freeway!) to figure out which exit ramp they really need to take. This obviously compromises safety. Therefore, I strongly suggest that this problem be addressed in an upcoming unit software revision. Please reply to let me know what Garmin's plans are for resolving this issue. Thank you.
||Posted - 25 mai 2006 : 11:29:57
Slightly off topic, but still relevant I think. I am looking at getting the Kenwood KNA-G520 (G510 in US) sat nav system, made by Garmin (GVN-52). It seems to be a SP2720 in a dfferent box without a screen - it connects to an external screen. Having had a Nuvi I appreciated the sirfstar chipset and despite the extra features of the SP2xxx range, this seems to be a bit of a downgrade - although you do get dead reckoning.
So my question is, assuming Garmin make such a device in the future, could an external sirfstar 3 antenna be added to these models? Or do the internal workings prevent this? Is it possible to hook up to a non Garmin external antenna?
||Posted - 12 avr. 2006 : 16:32:42
Two things really drive me nuts about using routes that I would like to see changed:
1. When I create a route I will frequently need to add via points to make the route go the way I want. These points have no other use than to make sure the route stays on the roads I want to use. They however show up as waypoints in the favorites which is too distracting. The only way I found to deal with this is to create seperate category for them so they are not easily seen. I would prefer you create a via point that was not a waypoint if that makes sense.
2. When I do create these custom routes I would like to see theroute itself show up in favorites. I frequently do this for my wife when the autocalc creates a complicated route and I would prefer her to take an easier one. However, if I do this she must navigate through the tools menu to get to the save route which is a pain. It would be good if you could just mark it as a favorite and have it show up in that menu.
||Posted - 31 mars 2006 : 17:50:36
I would like to see the following:
Options to display 1,2,3 or 4 tabs
Options to display along top, bottom or either side. Or maybe one in each corner.
The biggie for me - When I have muliple vias all plugged in, I want to know the arrival at destination for the next via, not the ultimate destination.
When I arrive at a via, I can cancel it if I'm not 'on top' of the actual destination on the map. As mentioned before, sometimes the actual location is a few hundred yards off and until you actually drive to the exact point, it will not guide you to the next via.
Steve in Baltimore USA
Garmin 330 Ver 5.02 beta in the Volvo
Garmin 2720 Ver 4.54 beta in the Suburban
2006 BMW with IDrive
||Posted - 25 févr. 2006 : 15:02:26
107main, the 2720 does come up with questionable routes, but chances are what may seem like a shortcut, in reality, may be a minor time/distance saver. In your situation above, the unit did what it was supposed to do. You deviated from the route, it tried to take you back until it was shorter to keep going than to return. Why didn't it take the shortcut to begin with? Was it set for shortest distance? And if it was, how much distance would be saved? Compare the actual distance of the two routes, I think you'll find them to be closer than you think.
From my experience, whatever deviation it takes from the "best" route, they're very minor. It has never taken me miles off course, never wasting any notable gas/mileage. On my second day with the unit I mapped over 20 stops for business, and added a few personal stops on the way to test it. Later I downloaded the tracks to mapsource to review. It really did map them as it should have, in a neat north>east>south>west circle. And as I get comfortable with the controls I like it more everyday. I have 2200 miles logged and only had to open my prehistoric maps once. The only real problem I'm having is downtown Boston, where the streets are in disarray and changing due to massive construction. I lose satellite lock in urban canyons, but I expected that, and didn't want to wait for a sirfstarIII unit. So in the city I note the turns via the useful mapquest-like list.
In the end I'm very happy I chose the 2720 over the Magellan 760. The remote is now an essential feature for me. The audio is 10 times better, as well as the mount. The routing seems to be better onthe Magellan, but I think Garmin will work that out.
||Posted - 25 févr. 2006 : 03:10:15
Wouldn't we all. Be sure to send an e-mail to Garmin expressing your desires!
Traveling the US full-time in a Prevost Bus conversion with the DataStorm Internet antenna and my Garmin 2720.
||Posted - 23 févr. 2006 : 03:26:55
I just got my 2720 after 2+ years with the 2610. So far I like it, but I would really like to see transparent, collapsible boxes, and a way to switch from track up to North up easily from the map screen. If They could bring those back in the next software upgrade, I would be a happy camper.
||Posted - 21 févr. 2006 : 14:17:23
I just want it to route like I would like it too. It continues to want to go back to the interstate when I take a shortcut to avoid a dog leg and extra mileage on interstates. I have tried various settings and cant get it to do right. When taking the shortcut from one interstate to the other it keeps on trying to make a turn to go up to the interstate when it should continue on the shortcut scross to the other interstate. After I get over half way through the shortcut, it finally gets it and routes correctly. I will keep playing with the settings and hope it will do right!
When I do the route on Ms streets and trips, it gets it right the first time, but the Garmin just cant seem to figure it out. I have tried most combinations of the shorter/faster avoid/dont avoid...etc with no luck.
||Posted - 21 févr. 2006 : 13:25:03
Yup they are Phil. I can't begin to figure out why they would be listed by distance. I really hope Garmin watches this topic.
||Posted - 20 févr. 2006 : 02:01:18
I just realized what I was missing. They're listed by distance, not by name. I don't know how I forgot that!
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||Posted - 18 févr. 2006 : 17:18:44
It's funny, they're arranged alphabetically in Mapsource. I did group them in a separate category under business. But they're not alphabetical in the 2720.
||Posted - 18 févr. 2006 : 17:04:58
Do you mean to keep them separate from other waypoints? You can do that by assigning a category to group all business items together. Then they will be alphabetical within that group.
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