Garmin 760 lmt-d

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  1. Melvin

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    Hope someone can help ,I'm not sure if I have set mine up correctly or its just the way it works. When I approach a town on an A road instead of directing me to follow the A road it starts to use the road names instead , seems to do this on the written description also .
     
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    My old Garmin does the same. The pronounciation of French and Spanish names is attrocious :)
     
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    Ooer never noticed... What's up with that then?
     
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    Some Garmin models have a choice of voices - English/American/Male/Female and sometimes some voices use road numbers/names and others don't - a case of try the different voice settings and see which you like best.
     
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    It' was new in Mach this year
    Thankyou I will try that.
     
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    I think ours does the same but I wouldn't swear to it and can't say that I have noticed anything detrimental. Where there are street name signs, rather than road number signs, it can be easier to spot them in order to take (say) the correct turn.
     
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    I don't care whether it uses road numbers or street names as long as it gets me on the right road in the right direction. Actually mine uses a combination of both with is fine with me, I don't see a problem.
     
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    I find it more annoying than a problem especially when using the smaller A & B roads that go through small towns that have oneway systems that have been cobbled together using the old roads.
    The reason I posted was that I'm not very good with modern tech and thought I probably hadn't set it up correctly .
     
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    No, I think your set up is probably fine, its just the way it works, at least that's the way it works on mine. I think its because when you enter a town/village there are lots of different turnings and roads which may not have a number anyway so using street names is the only way of giving directions . For example my street does not have road number but is off of a road that does, so the instruction would be continue on the B1234, in 200 yards turn right into the avenue.
     
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    Makes no odds for us, as the wife constantly tries to override the sat-nav with her "superior" geographical knowledge. That's the same one who ended up in South Wales when she should have been in Shropshire :roflmto::roflmto:
     
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    I find it a pain as you very often can't see the road name as they are obscured by hedges etc or even not there but you get used to it eventually.
     
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    Names or numbers it doesn't really matter. Following the distance countdown/arrow to the junction indicates the correct one, especially with urban streets close together. Same with coming off roundabouts.
     
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    Like to keep my eyes on rad when looking for somewhere.(y)
     
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    The advantage of having a navigator is being able to look at both :)
     
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    I prefer the road numbers as I always list the road numbers I want to use from an atlas so that I have a general idea of the route, and I don't trust the sat nav not to take me on a tiny little road just to save 100 yds:rolleyes:
     
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    Garmin Camper model won't 'normally ' do that ..

    However... none of them know the road width.. the data base doesn't exist with road widths.. only classes ..

    for example.. in Wales we were on A roads that were barely wide enough for two trucks to pass one aother.. and on one section.. we had to stop and reverse into a lay-by to allow a tractor to pass .. the road to our village is B class but wider than some of the A roads in Wales..

    An A road can be narrow two lanes or a dual carriage way .. sat nav has no way of knowing.
     
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    My Garmin 660LMT-d totally ignores a main A road locally and suggests 10 mile detours. If forced to to use it then it routes you through a parade of shops before directing you back to the turning it ignored. Wouldn't be so bad if it had a list of shopping it thinks I need to stop for.

    Doug
     
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    I wonder if anyone has discovered a sat nav that does work as we want without mystery tours if they have Ill get one(n)(y)
     
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    I suppose then nearest one can get is a Garmin used in conjunction with route planning on Basecamp to avoid roads one is uncomfortable with (or doesn't wish to shop on :D).
     
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