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  • Lifetime map updates

    30 73.17%
  • 3D terrain view

    13 31.71%
  • 3-D buildings and landmarks view

    13 31.71%
  • Routes (real ones) from pc

    21 51.22%
  • Trip Planner

    15 36.59%
  • Voice-activated navigation

    12 29.27%
  • Lane assist

    35 85.37%
  • Junction view

    29 70.73%
  • myTrends&trafficTrends

    13 31.71%
  • ecoRoute

    7 17.07%
  • Route avoidance

    11 26.83%
  • Garmin nüLink! services

    3 7.32%
  • Enhanced pedestrian navigation

    9 21.95%
  • Where Am I?

    14 34.15%
  • Photo navigation

    8 19.51%
  • Garmin Lock

    6 14.63%
  • Custom POIs

    25 60.98%
  • Exit services

    9 21.95%
  • MP3 player,Video Player,Audio book player

    5 12.20%
  • Smartphone Link services

    12 29.27%
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    I like Trip Planner
    Initially I had problems with it but now I actually use it quite successfully for Business (deliveries) and Vacation.
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    This practice will give the trip planner the necessary time to calculate the next leg of the route.
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    I apologize if I left some features, for example traffic (useful for sure if providers offer a good service), but I could add just a 20 items in poll list.
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    I don't get the dislike of trip planner either - it was a big factor in me upgrading!

    Most of the time I just give it a destination and either follow the directions or go my route and use it for the last mile or so. Sometimes I leave it on for miles to go/ETA on journeys I know or simply just to see if it routes me the way I would go based on knowing the roads. But for me, trip planner has a use. I got it to go on a road trip in the US this summer, and there are loads of places we know we want to stop to take a picture, specific places we want to stop and eat and certain roads we want to go on that the Garmin would not route us on.

    I agree that it might have limited use for some - including me for a lot of the time, but I think it is a useful feature. One I was prepared to pay money for, and certainly one I'd hate to see be removed.

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    What about Active Lane Guidance ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catymag View Post
    What about Active Lane Guidance ?
    The leftmost lane is for lorries, "rabbits" and some Garmin developers who made CNEUNT 2013.40!!! So it is useless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dasilvarsa View Post
    I like Trip Planner ............
    Download ONLY Waypoints to the Nuvi but create the Trip on the Nuvi. Both Mapsource and Basecamp will give you unpredictable results.
    Quote Originally Posted by greekislandlover View Post
    I don't get the dislike of trip planner either - it was a big factor in me upgrading! ...............
    OK, maybe my brief comment 'Trip planner is a waste of space, but genuine routes is handy for some' was a little harsh without further explanation (i'm usually in strife for over-explaining things). I'm not a Trip Planner hater. My comment was in regard to it's questionable usefulness in advance planning and dasilvarsa's comment about MS and BC giving upredictable (read 'mostly useless' imo) results for actual planning before firing up the 'Trip Planner equipped Nuvi' is what i mean, because 'trips' does not equal 'routes'. I don't use these tools on a daily basis, but i agree that what davilvarsa uses 'trips' for is fine for those purposes and his great tip to use waypoints as shaping points is the way to do it imo. I think it's relative in that provided you haven't used Routes before then experiencing Trip Planner would be a revelation and most acceptable as Greekislandlover found. I agree with him that it should stay but if by a fw update it was removed and replaced with Routes i would applaude. Frankly, Garmin doing it the other way around was one step forward and two steps back imo. There's also Garmin's [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] which is worth looking at.

    Quote Originally Posted by catymag View Post
    What about Active Lane Guidance ?
    ALG is far more useful on a dezl for truckies than JCV for sure. This feature is on advanced and prestige 2113 nuvi line as well but maybe not as useful for car drivers. LA/ALG (even without JCV) is a better combination than just LA/JCV and more available anyway. A thumbs up from me. Of course if you're Giomen in his Maserati stuck in the leftmost lane and need to get into the far right lane in 1 Klick, you probably don't need it. Here's a video showing firstly LA & AGL and then the 3 working together on a 2797:

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    As Giomen has noticed, ALG on this video is wrong, it suggest that you have only one line to choose, while 2 lines are correct.

    Other notice - while ALG can invoke some nice reminiscences to ZX Spectrum, its animation is completely useless, it doesn't give any more information than static LA. Or maybe Garmin expect, that when you notice approaching exit on far end of ALG you will stay watching animation for some seconds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanopus View Post
    As Giomen has noticed, ALG on this video is wrong, it suggest that you have only one line to choose, while 2 lines are correct.
    I do not understand a situation on screen even in home armchair on 19" monitor!
    I think it may be very useful for famous Garmin charade only: Keep left! Then keep right! (Moving to one of middle exits). Usual JCV is useless in this case and only birdseye may give several instruction. But I would see if it is so for ALG...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanopus View Post
    As Giomen has noticed, ALG on this video is wrong, it suggest that you have only one line to choose, while 2 lines are correct. .....
    Sorry, but i can't see that it is anything other that exemplary correct. Watch it again, at ~6 sec into the video the LA is warning that in 0.6 miles the vehicle needs to be in the inner (second) right lane of 5 lanes:

    alg06

    Then an upcoming added left lane shows on the ALG, so the truck would correctly be in the far right lane of the presently 4 lanes which is about to become the inner (second) right of 5 lanes as was previously predicted by LA about half a mile back:

    alg27

    Finally, at the end of the video, we can see that there are now five lanes of which the two right lanes can take the first exit but only the inner right can take the second exit which is the truck's route:

    alg41


    ........ Other notice - while ALG can invoke some nice reminiscences to ZX Spectrum, its animation is completely useless, it doesn't give any more information than static LA. Or maybe Garmin expect, that when you notice approaching exit on far end of ALG you will stay watching animation for some seconds?
    So it does give more info than the static LA and in fact compliments, reinforces and builds on the LA info, and there's no need to stay watching, it lets you glance back and forth to quickly assess your position well in advance and so imo it's not useless, not completely or even slightly. It's a great tool for truckies stuck in the wrong lane in unfamiliar territory. Unknowing drivers may well move over immediately into the added right lane and be then be forced to exit one before the intended ramp. You can't duck around in a double-B or 22-wheeler semi like Giomen can in his Maserati.

    @Giomen, did you mean leftmost (far left) lane? Or is that a typo and should be rightmost (far right). What would trucks be doing in the fast lane with the 'rabbits' anyway?? [I'm thinking the rabbits are 'lane-hoppers', maybe?].

    I have the utmost respect for you two guys, but i think you've being perhaps a little too quick to judge this feature and particularly from the point of view of heavy vehicle drivers. It's more dismissible to car drivers perhaps as they can lane-hop more freely. This is a real benefit, not useless eye-candy as is JCV imo. I don't wish to offend anyone and i'll defend everybody's entitlement to an opposing opinion, but if you re-watch the video carefully imagining you're behind the wheel of even just a big rigid, you may see things a bit differently.
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    I was commenting your previous video. But it looks like ALG can't show more then single lane, it could be crowded

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