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post #41 of 101 (permalink) Old 06-15-2018, 11:20 PM
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Im kindly a paper map kinda guy. I find great joy in finding my own way. I never had a map I couldnt see in the sun.
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Im kindly a paper map kinda guy. I find great joy in finding my own way. I never had a map I couldnt see in the sun.
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I always have a paper map handy, at least for NC . I find it useful for getting the big picture view, the one you can't see on the small gps screen. The gps keeps me on track to get to that road, site, etc. that I chose to go to. I've found that I'll never make it to my desired destination sometimes, I distract easily .
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Welp, zumo is mounted. Octopus cable is run and powered. I can honestly say that I am NOT fond of it.

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Iím really not liking garmin these days... I got a nuvi 2555lm (car - testing before expensive unit) unit Iíve used a couple times now that has really disappointed me. Iíve set up routes in base camp and transferred them over only to have garmin reroute and change fully into the ride. I wanted to see how itíd do vs trusty ole iPhone (google map app/Waze/apple maps/scenic/etc).
I missed a whole city on a ride yesterday as the darn thing decided to reroute me to the next point. I didnít catch it until I was halfway down the road. I will be printing the route next time... All the above comments on the 595 - which Iíve seriously been considering - are not reassuring. I think Iím starting to lean towards a non-cell plan Android in waterproof case.
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I'm fine with the routing, BaseCamp interface, all that stuff. It takes a little practice to be thorough enough in BC for the gps to not change the route. It's the same thing for all 3 different Garmins I've used, it's not you. In the beginning I'd make a route and transfer it & get the big surprise like you did. Then I'd make a route and transfer it but then preview on the gps and modify it (add points) in BaseCamp so eventually, with enough points added, the gps had no choice but to follow the given route. Everyone has their own way, I'm not a phone guy. It's never worked well for me.

What I'm not fond of is the permanence of the installation. My old nuvi was completely removable so all that was left is the Ram ball. Now, when not using the gps, I still have this big black thing gawking at me.

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Smart. Another person suggested to create multiple individual routes - each beginning at the previous waypoint end. Of course, the trick would also be to make sure garmin doesnít change the order of the routes once on the road.... (I wouldnít be one bit surprised...)

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I followed a route today that I made with BaseCamp and transferred to the 595. All went well, no changes made by the gps at all.

I do have another specific question for experienced 595 users:

is there a way to get the "garbage" off the display? It's a cluttered mess, displaying every restaurant & gas station. I've been searching but haven't had any luck finding out how to do it, if it's possible.

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There is a fix for the short battery life according to this link. Been meaning to try it myself as mine does not last very long off the cradle.



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There is a fix for the short battery life according to this link. Been meaning to try it myself as mine does not last very long off the cradle.
The ďfixĒ doesnít always but I agree the connector is the origin of the battery problem.

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There is a fix for the short battery life according to this link. Been meaning to try it myself as mine does not last very long off the cradle.

http://outsider-adventure.blogspot.c...ttery-fix.html
You're my hero! I had no idea there's actually a forum for zumo clods like me! Thanks, I owe you one!!
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