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by pidjones
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Garmin Zumo 390/395/396
Topic: 395 Turning off and On
Replies: 5
Views: 216
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Re: 395 Turning off and On

I don't understand how this happens on a unit with a backup battery. It happened twice on my 396 on our 4200 mile trip in May, an one time it "forgot" almost half the trip log. Seems that if the charging contacts were flaky, it woul just drop down to the battery. Back when my StreetPilot 2730 was ne...
by pidjones
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Garmin Zumo 590/595
Topic: Zumo 595 Review after first serious use
Replies: 2
Views: 281
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Re: Zumo 595 Review after first serious use

Good review, and a good example of Garmin's lack of attention to detail for motorcycle units. Seems they are putting all of their efforts into wearable fitness devices and hiking assist units now. Auto units like Nuvi and Diesel may be our best bets now.
by pidjones
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Garmin Zumo 390/395/396
Topic: Following route created on Basecamp
Replies: 6
Views: 304
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Re: Following route created on Basecamp

It is a common mistake, only because of the screwy way the GPS works. A route entered into the unit should be followed. If it were the old SP 2730, that is what it would do.
by pidjones
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Garmin Express for MAC
Topic: Unable to download Garmin Express
Replies: 4
Views: 276
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Re: Unable to download Garmin Express

Find someone with a PC to borrow for the updates. Garmin and Apple don't seem to get along well yet from all I've read.
by pidjones
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: New member from Arizona
Replies: 7
Views: 315
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Re: New member from Arizona

I ride an '06 'wing, also. For many years, I used a StreetPilot 2730 and it never let me down. Started getting slower to lock satelites and dimmer over the past couple years, so I bought a 396lm-s for it. Have since removed the 396 and reinstalled the 2730, though. Going to take a LOT more work with...
by pidjones
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 390/395/396
Topic: 396 taking crazy routes on tiny backroads
Replies: 8
Views: 616
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Re: 396 taking crazy routes on tiny backroads

Well nothing seemed to work , perhaps it’s only a problem with garmins mapping here in the west country , but I doubt it . I again contacted garmin who asked me to report all the rout problems , I asked them if were going to employ me full because it was that bad , garmin suggested I return it to t...
by pidjones
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 590/595
Topic: Zumo 595 thoughts after 1500km (1000 mile tour)
Replies: 35
Views: 2192
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Re: Zumo 595 thoughts after 1500km (1000 mile tour)

I finished 13 days and 4200 miles on the 20th. Used a 396. Day after we returned, I removed the 396 and reinstalled my old, faint-screen 2730. 396 not only fought me about the route, it rebooted twice (once in heavy, high-speed navigation) and forgot half of the trip's track log. It will either go o...
by pidjones
Fri May 31, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Garmin Zumo 660/665
Topic: WNRO (week number roll over) bug once battery removed
Replies: 19
Views: 1192
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Re: WNRO (week number roll over) bug once battery removed


adl55 wrote:.........Is there any hope that Garmin will do something about this?
Only if their lawyers tell them to. As a matter of product support or customer relations, doubtful.
by pidjones
Tue May 28, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 390/395/396
Topic: Waypoints, or Shaping points?
Replies: 8
Views: 799
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Re: Waypoints, or Shaping points?

And I learned that if you are starting from your initial waypoint, you must tell a 396 that it is the first place to go, not the final waypoint. Otherwise, the 396 will recalculate the entire route to the final waypoint using whatever whim it comes up with, even ignoring your avoidances.
by pidjones
Mon May 20, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Garmin Zumo 390/395/396
Topic: Staying with a pre-planned route
Replies: 30
Views: 1658
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Re: Staying with a pre-planned route

Possibly there is only one mention, does that matter? Not sure I follow exactly what is going wrong with your route from your description. I think you're expecting one way whereas your Zumo is programmed another. I'll try to clarify what I posted. Whichever viapoint or waypoint you select having do...