When I bought my '05 last year, I bought a Garmin 276 C for extra $$$$ from him. I find it so tedious and archaic that I plan to use my Android smartphone and "Here We Go" app instead. Anyone using a better app?theyre (practically) giving them away these days....
Give this a try for your routes http://www.myrouteapp.com/ I find it works very well and if it doesnt give you the exact same route you just add a couple more way points to force it.I too purchased the Nav V and have to say my level of disappointment is high. Don't even get me started with Garmin's BaseCamp software, another utter piece of garbage. I use my iphone with Rever and Waze 99% of the time and mainly use my garmin as a speedo and distance tracker.
I'm in the marine industry and there Garmin excels with intuitive use and cutting edge technology, same with their aerospace products. But the Nav V is shite ...
To the majority of BaseCamp haters, all I have to say is "do ya want a bit of cheese with that whine?" I was around when NAVSTAR, the original name for GPS, was just a bunch of NORAD number designations. Ran GPS base stations and used Trimble mapping grade units. Have run Geographic Information Systems for over 30 years. Started using Garmin stuff with a GPS 45. That being said, it took many years for Garmin to make software both for their units and for a PC that would do routing half way decent. It never was easy and they still don't have it perfect by a long shot, BUT if you want routes to work, it takes work. No computer can make the decisions to take a left or right turn to go to Timbuktu without making assumptions. If you want it to be right when you load it, YOU have to go in and make sure it made the right assumptions. When it comes to BaseCamp, you have to read the directions. I hate doing that, but not only do you have to read them, you have to practice. No routing software is perfect, but BaseCamp is kinda sorta OK when compared to something like MapSource. My Nav V works great. What I don't see is a reason to buy a Nav VI.
That's my story and I'm sticking by it.
By the way, the price for the Nav 6 in Australia is $1500....what a ripoffI have to clarify my beef is not with the device itself, rather the appalling response the query quoted, and the engineered obsolescence of most stuff these days.
Ok, there's a new model out. Great. It's probably better than the existing, as you would expect.
However, if you're one of many who've forked out $1200AUD odd for the previous model, I really think you deserve better than this attitude.
Frankly, it's bullshit, and I don't think it can be justified.
I could probably stomach a modest upgrade fee, but if it gets to the point where my gizmo won't work properly and there's no fix that would normally have been covered by a simple update - then I'll be going back to paper maps.
and we've had these conversations before about Garmin, so please don't take offense.0 I understand what you're saying, but you guys are in rarified air. For the average Joe, it is frustrating to say the least.Always good to hear the voice of experience. >