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    Default Mileage Error In Nuvi Saved Favorites

    I have a Nuvi 660 and 760T, both with North America 2012.10 maps.
    The 760T map was downloaded from Garmin, the 660 I downloaded from this site.

    Both units show incorrect mileage to addresses I have saved, always lower miles.
    Below is chart of the difference in mileage when I compare to Yahoo Maps, Mapquest, and Google Maps.
    Although the three are not all the same, they are close, the Garmin is always significantly less.
    When using the Nuviís to go to the destinations everything works properly, the problem is when
    I view a favorite, It shows the saved favorite as being closer than it actually is.

    Does anybody have an idea why it is showing lower mileage?

    Miles Miles Miles Miles
    Nuvi Yahoo Mapquest Google
    Favorite 1 132.1 165.89 186.78 166
    Favorite 2 135 198 186 192

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    Nuvi units' favorites show straight-line point-to-point distances while the online maps show 'routing' distances I believe.
    Last edited by tli; 18th July 2011 at 00:57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tli View Post
    Nuvi units' favorites show straight-line point-to-point distances while the online maps show 'routing' distances I believe.
    Thanks for the advice, I should have realized that since when entering a favorite, the nuvi does not know what route I've chosen, either fastest or shortest.

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    Not quite so. All route must be calculated. If you save a route it have distance on roads. If you see any point the navi show the rough distance by straight line.
    New models of navi have more functionality than yours. When you choose the point they calculated lenght of route to it according your current preference. You can see it or in special data sheet or even on map. On some model like motonavi or Nuvi 3790 you have possibility to see all route for any route method simultaneously.

 

 

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