Joining a route

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Joining a route

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I used to have a Zumo 660lm and recently changed to 595lm If I found it necessary to join a route that was prepared on Basecamp (other than at the very beginning), the 660 would ask if i wanted to start the route from the beginning. Selecting NO allowed the 660 to direct me from my current location onto the planned route. However the 595 does not seem to have this option, but shows a list of waypoints that mean nothing unless I have access to Basecamp. Can anyone suggest how to join a route other than starting from the beginning.
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Select whichever waypoint on the route you wish to visit first, you'll then be taken there and will follow the route from there.
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Thanks sussamb. Now got to try and use waypoint names that actually mean something.
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probe wrote: 19 Apr 2019 14:14 Thanks sussamb. Now got to try and use waypoint names that actually mean something.
Exactly right! My nuvi simply asks if I want to start at the beginning. If I answer no then it just displays the route and I join in at any point. The 595 does not do that. Even if you are in totally unfamiliar territory 1000 miles from home you still have to know which waypoint to start at.
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We seem to be going backwards with technology instead of moving forward. 590/595 also having problems with Bluetooth connections which never happened on the 660
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probe wrote:We seem to be going backwards with technology instead of moving forward. 590/595 also having problems with Bluetooth connections which never happened on the 660
Exactly! But they are selling like crazy, Garmin is dropping support for the older ones and forcing us to buy the new junk. And yes, coming out with maps that are too big to fit on the older ones is forced obsolescence. Most of the new data on map updates is updated POI data, not road changes that take about a decade for updates to filter down. Really cool to be riding down a ten year-old highway that Garmin depicts as an open field!
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probe wrote: 22 Apr 2019 16:46 We seem to be going backwards with technology instead of moving forward. 590/595 also having problems with Bluetooth connections which never happened on the 660
Couldn't agree more with the bluetooth connections. The older 660 had far better bluetooth audio
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pidjones wrote: 23 Apr 2019 11:45 And yes, coming out with maps that are too big to fit on the older ones is forced obsolescence.
Not really, just use a sd card.

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