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njphilwt

USA
696 Posts

Posted - 04 sept. 2005 :  14:59:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.






Edited by - njphilwt on 23 nov. 2005 04:22:24

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Bill Adams

USA
276 Posts

Posted - 04 sept. 2005 :  15:40:50  Show Profile  Visit Bill Adams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Has anyone figured out how to delete the recent finds or are there just a limited number available and new finds will delete old ones. This would explain Favorites as you would need to move recent finds to favorites to prevent them from being lost.

Bill Adams
Traveling the US full-time in a Prevost Bus conversion with the DataStorm Internet antenna and my Garmin 2610.
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GPSnV1

143 Posts

Posted - 04 sept. 2005 :  22:26:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1. I want transparent boxes
2. I want less than 4 boxes while navigating
3. Improve the audio (It can not pronounce Memorial) and give more control over what it spoken
4. 6' cable, not 4'
5. Give us DVDs with maps so we can enhance our use of the device
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Bill Adams

USA
276 Posts

Posted - 05 sept. 2005 :  01:41:04  Show Profile  Visit Bill Adams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I would like to see a remote that has the same buttons that are on the front of the unit.
I would like to know why British English sounds better than American English.
I would like each tab configurable by me and not tied to pre-set combinations.

Bill Adams
Traveling the US full-time in a Prevost Bus conversion with the DataStorm Internet antenna and my Garmin 2610.
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caveman

Canada
3 Posts

Posted - 07 sept. 2005 :  01:07:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The female voice on Garmin 2610 is definately more nice sounding than 2720. Couldn't they use the same female voice on Garmin 26xx?

It's also hard to understand the "HWY 401" announcement. Couldn't it just say "highway 401"? Around here in Toronto, it's more common to say "Highway four O one" than "four zero one"; or did it said "four hundred and one"?.

In Quebec, Canada, the street name announcement is even worse. But I don't speak French, and can't be sure.

I think slowing the speech down a bit in pronouncing names would go a long way. I don't think it would be too hard a fix to do.
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vonhasch

USA
68 Posts

Posted - 27 sept. 2005 :  16:51:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It might be my imagination but I swear when the voice says "recalculating" it sounds like the woman is pissed that you didn't take the original route. Either that or I have been married too long and turned into a cynic.
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vonhasch

USA
68 Posts

Posted - 27 sept. 2005 :  16:52:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A 2720 version of the club would be nice. Everytime I leave my 2720 in the car I want to check on it every 15 minutes. And that's when I park in the garage.
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njphilwt

USA
696 Posts

Posted - 27 sept. 2005 :  17:02:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, but unlike the car, you can take it inside with you.



Edited by - njphilwt on 27 sept. 2005 17:04:09
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vonhasch

USA
68 Posts

Posted - 27 sept. 2005 :  17:36:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 2720 or the wife?
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markn455

USA
61 Posts

Posted - 28 oct. 2005 :  01:59:19  Show Profile  Visit markn455's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like the colors and some of the screens on my 2620 better. Most of the interface seems to be dumbed down on the 2720.

I wish the voice would say the names of the upcoming streets when a turn is coming rather than saying turn in 200 feet.

The 2620 would show the addresses clicking by when just driving and not on a route. The 2720 needs to do this.

Mark
Ball Ground, GA
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MacUser

USA
7 Posts

Posted - 01 nov. 2005 :  17:25:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, first post here.
Wish list? How about Mac friendly?
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shack

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 05 nov. 2005 :  02:47:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I agree with wishing that Garmin updates would support a Mac OS.
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ShastyMcNasty

6 Posts

Posted - 09 nov. 2005 :  14:45:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 2720 will show you the addresses going by. You can select a tab that does exactly that.

quote:
Originally posted by markn455

I like the colors and some of the screens on my 2620 better. Most of the interface seems to be dumbed down on the 2720.

I wish the voice would say the names of the upcoming streets when a turn is coming rather than saying turn in 200 feet.

The 2620 would show the addresses clicking by when just driving and not on a route. The 2720 needs to do this.

Mark
Ball Ground, GA

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robwestchester

8 Posts

Posted - 03 déc. 2005 :  07:23:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think they should add optional Password protection to a future 2720 Firmware release. 3 options

A: No password
B: Password at boot-up
C: Password prompted every "x" number of boot-up's (where x is user configurable)

There should be no way to override this without having to call Garmin for a backdoor password, which would be individual to each unit based on serial number.

So if your unit is stolen, call Garmin and report it as such (as long as you'[re the registered owner)
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vicpai

USA
11 Posts

Posted - 05 déc. 2005 :  09:01:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More than anything else, I would really like to see them use the SIRFstarIII chipset,as that would make the 2720/2730 JUST WHAT I WANT (and I'm sure many others feel the same way)

Just tested the Garmin Nuvi 350, with it's SIRFstarIII receiver, in the urban canyons of downtown Los Angeles where my current SP 2610 completely loses signal most of the time, and it was nothing short of AMAZING!!!...it partially lost signal only once in my nearly 40 minutes of driving throught the entire area, and even then only for a couple of seconds, after which it virtually INSTANTLY locked back on to the sats.....really a DAY AND NIGHT difference!!!

However there are a ton of things that are far worse on the Nuvi compared to my 2610:

Speaker is horrendous (at full volume, driving at 70mph on the freeway it is still not loud enough when playing music, and my LS 400 is one of the quietest cars around...besides this, the audio from the speaker gets very distorted at higher volumes.)

Secondly, there are no options to change a lot of settings. For example, the screen zooms in and out madly after making turns etc., which is EXTREMELY DISTRACTING, and there is no option to allow you to keep a constant scale. I absolutely prefer to keep it to the zoom level I've chosen, throughout the route.

The POI database seems much worse than my 2610, although this could have someting to do with the data in the new "city navigator version 7" software. I'm running ver.5 in mine. I tried "LONGO LEXUS" and a couple other POIs in the Nuvi and it could not find them (They are there in my 2610)

An arrow to always tell you which direction your next turn is, like in the new 2720 would've been really nice.

2000 Lexus LS 400 with Nakamichi&Air Suspension

Edited by - vicpai on 05 déc. 2005 09:03:14
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Bill Adams

USA
276 Posts

Posted - 10 déc. 2005 :  02:38:42  Show Profile  Visit Bill Adams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wish I had never bought a 2720. As great as the 2610 was, the 2720 seems to be the evil twin sister.
EDIT: With the release (finally) of good firmware (4.5) I once again am a happy 2720 owner.

Bill Adams
Traveling the US full-time in a Prevost Bus conversion with the DataStorm Internet antenna and my Garmin 2720.

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Hoseman292

USA
7 Posts

Posted - 16 déc. 2005 :  01:09:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wish:

The ability to view address numbers and the name of the street I'm driving on while not in navigational mode in the StreetPilot 2720. This was my favorite feature in the StreetPilot III.

VERY IMPORTANT TO ME*
The ability to view all street names and Points of Interest while in 3D view.
I miss this feature that was in the StreetPilot III. I cannot believe this feature was not included. IMO the most important features of my mobile GPS is the ability to safely negotiate accurate road directions and knowing where you are on the map.

Cheers,
Tim
Silver Spring, Maryland USA

Garmin E-MAP, StreetPilot III, StreetPilot 2720. In that order
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Jcase

130 Posts

Posted - 16 déc. 2005 :  02:04:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hoseman292

I wish:

The ability to view address numbers and the name of the street I'm driving on while not in navigational mode in the StreetPilot 2720. This was my favorite feature in the StreetPilot III.



It does this very thing. I have mine set up for it. That and display upcoming street names, which by the way lags behind badly.
Look under settings, map, map data fields, change them to something other than normal, touch next twice to non-navigating data fields. It's labeled "address".

I have my tabs set to thin, btw, which eliminates the green bar at the top. It seems that you loose the ability to select the data shown in the tabs if you have them set to normal.


Tony
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Hoseman292

USA
7 Posts

Posted - 20 déc. 2005 :  18:48:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jcase

quote:
Originally posted by Hoseman292

I wish:

The ability to view address numbers and the name of the street I'm driving on while not in navigational mode in the StreetPilot 2720. This was my favorite feature in the StreetPilot III.



It does this very thing. I have mine set up for it. That and display upcoming street names, which by the way lags behind badly.
Look under settings, map, map data fields, change them to something other than normal, touch next twice to non-navigating data fields. It's labeled "address".

I have my tabs set to thin, btw, which eliminates the green bar at the top. It seems that you loose the ability to select the data shown in the tabs if you have them set to normal.


Tony



Tony,

You're Brilliant! Thanks so much for the tip. I've played with the map data fields function before but changed it back to NORMAL since I did not understand what it was asking. I'll give it a try this afternoon.

Thanks again,
Tim

Garmin E-MAP, StreetPilot III, StreetPilot 2720. In that order
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njphilwt

USA
696 Posts

Posted - 21 déc. 2005 :  06:34:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actually, the "lag" is probably because "Address" isn't meant to show upcoming streets. It shows where you are.

You want to use "Next Turn" for non-navigation mode. In nav mode, it tells you where your next turn will be, but in non-nav it shows the upcoming street.

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njphilwt

USA
696 Posts

Posted - 21 déc. 2005 :  06:38:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've posted this elsewhere, but here are my 2720 setting for the map tabs:

In driving mode:
- Next turn as a double height. (In driving mode, the next turn actually shows the next street.)
- Speed as single height.
- Altitude as single height.

In navigation mode:
- Next turn as double height.
- Time/distance to next turn as single.
- Arrival time/distance as single.

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Jcase

130 Posts

Posted - 21 déc. 2005 :  15:33:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by njphilwt

Actually, the "lag" is probably because...


The lag is that it doesn't show the street 'till i'm at or past it.
It's usually 1 or 2 streets behind. Not at 60 or 70 mph either. Just normal, city driving.

quote:
Originally posted by njphilwt
...Address" isn't meant to show upcoming streets. It shows where you are.



I have it set up for address and next turn. Separate tabs.


Tony
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njphilwt

USA
696 Posts

Posted - 21 déc. 2005 :  17:30:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, that makes sense. My suggestion is that you try using "Next Turn" in driving mode (non-nav), and see the difference.

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Norb

40 Posts

Posted - 28 janv. 2006 :  15:05:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The ability to turn alerts on and off for groups of POIs on the unit

The ability to add a group of POIs to the avoidances on the unit

(My wife is an Articulated Lorry driver in the UK, and this would enable her to have low bridge/weight limit POIs in banded groups, which she could enable/disable to match her trailer height/gross weight, and get routed correctly on that basis)
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dbett

12 Posts

Posted - 02 févr. 2006 :  20:52:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A setting to make it go directly to the map screen on startup. Preferably completely skipping the warning screen, but if not (damn lawyers :) ), at least not then going to the "find" or "map" selection screen.
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Eulogy

3 Posts

Posted - 07 févr. 2006 :  02:29:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just got a 2720 a week or so ago... my first gps. One thing I've noticed, and perhaps there's a way to do this that I'm just unaware of, is there is no day/night adjustment for manual brightness setting. Using the automatic adjustment, it is too dim in the daytime, so I use manual, but then I constantly have to adjust the brightness depending on whether it's day or night. Am I just missing something obvious? Is there a way to have separate day/night manual brightness settings?
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njphilwt

USA
696 Posts

Posted - 07 févr. 2006 :  02:36:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's a good one. The 26xx has that capability. Even in "auto" mode, you can adjust the base brightness.

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admin_0

1 Posts

Posted - 09 févr. 2006 :  02:54:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know if I miss something, but I installed some maps from Metroguide Canada to test them, but I did not find a way to delete them once they are installed in my SP2720. Anyone can help me ?
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Eulogy

3 Posts

Posted - 09 févr. 2006 :  22:53:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another feature I would like to see, and I don't know how easy it is... but this morning, like every morning, traffic was horrible on a certain freeway I take to get to work. After one offramp of stop and go, I decided to get off the freeway and crank on the garmin to see how it would route me to work. Obviously, the first thing it tried to do was route me right down to the next on-ramp, and so on.. I know there's a setting deep down that allows you to avoid use of freeways.. but it would be cool when you pick a destination, if you had a menu that maybe allowed you to use your own knowledge of traffic to avoid certain areas.. it could be in a submenu after you select your destination that would list the major freeways it was going to consider in it's path algorithms, and give you the choice of saying "Avoid 23 Freeway" or "Avoid 101 Freeway", etc... just an idea... dunno how much interest there is in it, but it's something I would like to see.
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Norb

40 Posts

Posted - 10 févr. 2006 :  10:02:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Eulogy

Another feature I would like to see, and I don't know how easy it is... but this morning, like every morning, traffic was horrible on a certain freeway I take to get to work. After one offramp of stop and go, I decided to get off the freeway and crank on the garmin to see how it would route me to work. Obviously, the first thing it tried to do was route me right down to the next on-ramp, and so on.. I know there's a setting deep down that allows you to avoid use of freeways.. but it would be cool when you pick a destination, if you had a menu that maybe allowed you to use your own knowledge of traffic to avoid certain areas.. it could be in a submenu after you select your destination that would list the major freeways it was going to consider in it's path algorithms, and give you the choice of saying "Avoid 23 Freeway" or "Avoid 101 Freeway", etc... just an idea... dunno how much interest there is in it, but it's something I would like to see.



Already there mate, after it plans the route, go into the detour menu, and "detour by roads in route"
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Eulogy

3 Posts

Posted - 10 févr. 2006 :  18:20:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks dude! I'll take a look at that... obviously I haven't pushed all the buttons yet. Still learning how to use this guy..

quote:
Originally posted by Norb


Already there mate, after it plans the route, go into the detour menu, and "detour by roads in route"

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admin_0

1 Posts

Posted - 10 févr. 2006 :  19:45:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow... is the 2720 that bad? I am about to buy a GPS for my car for a road trip I have coming up from Cali to Texas... is this the GPS for me? Now I'm confused!
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Jcase

130 Posts

Posted - 10 févr. 2006 :  21:32:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
No it's not bad.
If you were upgrading from the most previous incarnation of the SP, it was (to some) a disapointment in that some features were removed and some were left in but with reduced functionality.


Tony
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capz

18 Posts

Posted - 17 févr. 2006 :  15:18:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While navigating, you can add a destination by this method: Where to? -> Find -> addresses -> advanced -> Add to current route. However, using this method you cannot place it anywhere in the route. The unit automatically recalculates based on settings. You then have to go back through route settings to re-order (My data->Routes->edit->etc...). I'd like to be able to place it from "add to current route".

Also while on a route, the unit does not always recognize when you've reached a destination. It will then continue the route, possibly taking you back to the previous point. I'd like a shortcut to mark a point as completed. I've run into this problem a few times at large office buildings where the front door or parking lot is not where the 2720 marks the address.
Btw, has anyone else noticed the actual numbered address is sometimes way off, even in residential areas? I find the address is always 3-5 houses past what the unit shows.

Edited by - capz on 17 févr. 2006 15:26:20
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JoeT

USA
13 Posts

Posted - 17 févr. 2006 :  22:15:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:


Btw, has anyone else noticed the actual numbered address is sometimes way off, even in residential areas? I find the address is always 3-5 houses past what the unit shows.



Funny you should mention that as I noticed the same thing other day. But I suspect the 2720 simply couldn't refresh fast enough... I was doing 110 mph being chased by the local police!

Sorry...couldn't resist.

Joe T
New Hampshire
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capz

18 Posts

Posted - 17 févr. 2006 :  23:58:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joe, don't expect Garmin to assume responsibility for events reulting from YOUR use of their product. But have your lawyer look into it anyway. Hey O.J. got off :-)
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capz

18 Posts

Posted - 18 févr. 2006 :  17:01:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's another......I have almost 50 waypoints entered so far for business. It would be convenient to be able to list them alphabetically under favorites
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njphilwt

USA
696 Posts

Posted - 18 févr. 2006 :  17:04:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Phil

27x0 Tips, Tricks, How-to
Convert GPX and CSV files with GPXtoPOI

Edited by - njphilwt on 22 févr. 2006 04:56:12
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capz

18 Posts

Posted - 18 févr. 2006 :  17:18:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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njphilwt

USA
696 Posts

Posted - 20 févr. 2006 :  02:01:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just realized what I was missing. They're listed by distance, not by name. I don't know how I forgot that!

Phil

27x0 Tips, Tricks, How-to
Convert GPX and CSV files with GPXtoPOI

Edited by - njphilwt on 22 févr. 2006 04:55:49
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capz

18 Posts

Posted - 21 févr. 2006 :  13:25:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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107main

49 Posts

Posted - 21 févr. 2006 :  14:17:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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admin_0

1 Posts

Posted - 23 févr. 2006 :  03:26:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Steve
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Bill Adams

USA
276 Posts

Posted - 25 févr. 2006 :  03:10:15  Show Profile  Visit Bill Adams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wouldn't we all. Be sure to send an e-mail to Garmin expressing your desires!

Bill Adams
Traveling the US full-time in a Prevost Bus conversion with the DataStorm Internet antenna and my Garmin 2720.
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capz

18 Posts

Posted - 25 févr. 2006 :  15:02:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.
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Steve330

USA
26 Posts

Posted - 31 mars 2006 :  17:50:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to see the following:

Transparent tabs
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.

That's it.

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
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stonecrd

USA
8 Posts

Posted - 12 avr. 2006 :  16:32:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Edited by - stonecrd on 12 avr. 2006 16:35:02
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Tosty

United Kingdom
12 Posts

Posted - 25 mai 2006 :  11:29:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

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?

regards

Tosty.

Edited by - Tosty on 25 mai 2006 11:30:48
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bjerrems

USA
15 Posts

Posted - 02 août 2006 :  03:22:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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.
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HRS

USA
102 Posts

Posted - 14 août 2006 :  23:31:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Nuvis 260 (original) and 260W (2009 version)

Edited by - HRS on 17 août 2006 04:08:39
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saminksiii

USA
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Posted - 23 sept. 2006 :  13:43:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

Sam
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PouchX

Poland
272 Posts

Posted - 10 déc. 2007 :  00:09:26  Show Profile  Visit PouchX's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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?

Edited by - PouchX on 10 déc. 2007 00:11:21
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