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Registered: ‎09-02-2010
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NS NAV01 - View destination on map before starting trip? And where are "multiple routes"?

Several of the "favorites" I've entered into the NAV01 have ambiguous addresses. With that in mind, it would be useful to be able to look at the map and compare where the system thinks I want to go with where I know I should be going. The manual doesn't mention this as being a possibility, but it's something I've been able to do on other GPS units. Is there a way?


Also: the Best Buy website description of the model says: "Automatically provides multiple routes to your destination, including the shortest route, and allows you to avoid highways and toll roads."


I found the "avoid highways and tolls" option, but can't find a way to choose from among the "multiple routes" provided.


Thank you.

Visitor
Posts: 32
Registered: ‎08-27-2010

Re: NS NAV01 - View destination on map before starting trip?

David,

 

I don't see Gonzalo responding to this, so I'll take a crack at it.

 

Best as I can tell, this feature doesn't exist.  There's no way to drag the map around on your screen, or drive a simulated route, like the Tom Toms or Garmins.

 

As far as "multiple routes," that would be a marketing ploy.  Every GPS offers "multiple routes."  They have a preferred route, but if you miss a turn, then the GPS recalculates to provide an "alternate" route.  The Insignia units definitely don't offer anything better than that.

Visitor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-02-2010

Re: NS NAV01 - View destination on map before starting trip?

That's too bad. I've entered addresses into other units -- most recently an old Navman that also runs under Windows CE -- and once the address is entered the map automatically displays that location. At that point, a menu allows the location to be saved, used immediately as a "go" destination, or edited.

 

Bummer.