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Old 02-09-17, 11:30 PM
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Question re: bike computer, lost, find route again

Hey,

I've searched and must not have the correct language. Scenario: I have a garmin edge 810, I was in a new country, got lost, and the thing would not direct me back to my route (course). I used a Mio once and when off route, it would direct me back to the route.

So I'm interested in the wording that is typically used to get back to the right route. Is it "alternative route" or "recalculate course" or what? i've tried those but I'm not getting the results I want. Can you help?

My goal is to identify the bike computers that will recalculate a route from where you are (off route and lost) back to your original route.

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On a Garmin, turn off route recalculation (on an Edge 8xx: Menu, tools [wrench/spanner icon], System, Routing, Recalculate: Off).

Recalculate can completely alter your course as it determines what it thinks is the best route to your destination from your current location. Turning it Off allows you to retain your original course that you were following and see where you are in relation to it so that you can backtrack (assuming you had tracking turned on) and resume course.
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Right, I can do that (albeit slightly different buttons) but what I've found, and what I found on other forums about garmin is that the route calculation is a new route to the end point. I don't want that, I want a recalculation to the nearest point of my current route. I hear the newer garmin just released does this, unlike the 8** series. I'm not sure if I'm fully correct about this, and want to search it out. I just didn't know whether I had the right terms for searching this specific function.
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Originally Posted by garbagehead
Right, I can do that (albeit slightly different buttons) but what I've found, and what I found on other forums about garmin is that the route calculation is a new route to the end point. I don't want that, I want a recalculation to the nearest point of my current route. I hear the newer garmin just released does this, unlike the 8** series. I'm not sure if I'm fully correct about this, and want to search it out. I just didn't know whether I had the right terms for searching this specific function.
There is no way to get that behavior on the 810. Some of the newer units might work differently.

In any case, you know quickly enough when you go off course that recalculating the route isn't really necessary. It's easy enough to ride back to the route.
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Agree with njkayaker.

I've had this happen when I'm not paying attention to route guidance. I simply zoomed out, viewed the original route, then self navigated back to the original route.
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