05-04-2015 08:58 AM - edited 05-04-2015 08:59 AM
If you're encountering some issues with this, I would recommend contacting Garmin support here. Otherwise, a member of our community may be able to assist you if you'd like to wait for one to post.
05-04-2015 12:44 PM
If you want to post the issue that you are having with a little more detail, I might be able to assist you in your route setting. Below are the basic route settings for Garmin 42lm (might miss a few details here and there, sorry if i do).
Where to? and View Map are your 2 options on the screen. If you click on view map you can find out where you currently are in the world. If you are seeing an unknown street, address, building, or different state that you are not in, then please head outside to get a clear view of the sky, so that the satellites can aqcuire signal on your location.
once you have the correct location displayed on where you are at, you can now navigate. Click the back arrow at the bottom right or left of the screen from view map. Now click on the Where To. from there you can type in the exact address by clicking "address." this will then pull up a new screen with an option of the STATE. If the address is in the same state, and it already has your location you will be able to then click on the state that is provided. If you are wanting to navigate to a different state then you can click the bottom option that reads state, and enter the one you are looking for.
Once you click on the state, a new screen will pop up asking for the city, start typing in the city within the state, and by the process of elimination with the cities that are in that state, there will be keys that will not be able to be pressed, and other keys that will help you click them, by being the only ones you can press. It is garmins cool way to get you to your address much quicker, by helping eliminate your possible miss entries when clicking on the keyboard.
once the city is selected you will then be able to click next, and pop up a new screen. it will then ask for either the street name or house number. enter whatever the next few screens prompt to get you to the button that says "GO." Once you see that go you are now able to click that button, the garmin will then load the proper guidance for you and you are NAVIGATING! Hope this helps you out, and please use garmins website to address more in depth FAQ's that can be found here:
In case I messed up or missed a step. Thanks for taking the time to post your concerns, and please don't hesitate to let me know if i could assist you further!
05-04-2015 05:13 PM
so trip planner is a new application that is built in to allow its users to navigate from point A- point C, and manage to do it so that it is more of a loop saving you time and gas. Trip planner is a feature on the 65lm which is the largest of our screens, with a screen of 6"!!! your 4.3 screen on your 42lm is a good size screen, but that 6 does come in handy if you have troubles seeing the buttons, or if you just want a bigger screen. you can find trip planner under "apps" on your home screen at the bottom middle in between "Where to" and "view map." I figured Trip planner was what you were looking for, but wasn't sure until you let me know. There are other models that offer trip planner, but the 65lm is our first model that will be without bells and whistles, and below $165. If you keep your eye on the ad, many times like last week, the 65lm will drop to the same price as the 52lm, so why not get the bigger size and trip planner for the same price!
Hope this helps, and best of luck!
07-10-2015 10:03 AM
I purchased a Nuvi for my wife about 8 or 9 years ago. They had a version of the trip planner available at the time.
However, you can add STOPS as they are called
Set it up with your final destination.
Then Select a new location and choose GO then Add as a Via Point.