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Garmin Edge 800 Turn Alerts

Old 07-07-14, 01:23 PM
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Garmin Edge 800 Turn Alerts

Have had my Edge 800 for a while and it had been working fine...able to create gpx files in RideWithGPS and get turn-by-turn alerts OK. But a month ago it started acting up. Most of the time it gives too many turn alerts...as in every curve in the road. So instead of 2.5 mile distance to next turn for example, it will tell me 450ft (which is the next curve in the road, then 370ft...the next curve and so one. So it is following the route but giving too many alerts. And some time it will tell me 8 miles to the next turn, when there maybe 2 or 3 actual turns before that. I have used gpx files I have created and that worked OK before, new ones I have created, and ones others create and follow OK on their 800's, but I still get wacky results. I have tried everything I have seen posted about possible fixes, I have reset factory defaults, checked, double checked and triple checked all my settings, I have reloaded maps, even on a new card. Software is current, no physical damage to the device, believe me I have checked and tried everything multiple times. Any thoughts on this? Anyone else having the same issue? Anyone have a resolution? Thanks.
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When you say turn alerts... do you mean the big colorful arrow that pops up before your turn? Or the dinky little black and white thing that pops up as you miss your turn?
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I think you should post this in the electronics and gadgets forum, I believe you would get better advice there.
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there are known complaints on the 800/810 on the turn by turn....check the Garmin blog.
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