Zumo 665 Odd Behavior

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Tom Larkin XCT
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Zumo 665 Odd Behavior

Post by Tom Larkin XCT »

All;

I have an intermittant problem on my Zumo 665 when following routes I created in Basecamp. I'll be moving along and the GPS will suddenly display the following message, "Cannot calculate the route. No roads near the destination." I am not able to back out of it and have to power down the GPS and restart and reselect the route. I never had this problem with Mapsource. Has anyone else ever seen this and have a solution?

Thank you!
Tom
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Re: Zumo 665 Odd Behavior

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Garmin recommend MapSource for your Zumo because of this problem, I'm afraid there is little you can do about it. This is what they say

The following devices are NOT compatible with routing in BaseCamp:

zumo 400 series
zumo 500 and 550
zumo 660 and 665
These devices may appear to take a route without issue however, when navigating the route, an error message may appear. An alternate program to use is Mapsource. First, download the map to your computer then, use MapSource to create and transfer routes to your Zumo
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Re: Zumo 665 Odd Behavior

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I was under the impression that Mapsource hasn’t been supported by Garmin in many years. From what I understood, it was still useable, but it wasn’t possible to get updated maps. I hope I’m wrong as I liked it a lot better than Basecamp.
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Re: Zumo 665 Odd Behavior

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MapSource still works. Uses same maps that Express downloads to your PC as BaseCamp. What it can't do but BaseCamp can is read maps from your device.
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Re: Zumo 665 Odd Behavior

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Thank you!