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Old 07-06-08, 07:22 PM
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Is there any way to get the unit to display directions on the map screen? I really dig having a map to follow, but it'd be nice to have a quick message up there such as "R on Main St."
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It beeps and momentarily flashes up a screen with the next turn and a closeup of the map of the intersection. There is also a screen that shows the next 3 turns, the distance to each turn, and the approximate time (for a really slow rider)
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Old 07-06-08, 09:13 PM
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Today was my first ride with the garmin, but I saw none of that! How do I get that bad boy set to check that out?
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https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/ma...=160&pID=10885
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In a nutshell.
- You need the detailed street maps. The base map that comes with it is worthless for directions.
- You need to tell it to take you someplace: "mode", Where To, Find Places.

Make sure you have it set to bike mode in the Settings, Routing screen or it may try and take you on a highway.

Have fun.
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Oh, and when you are really bored and want to read some more cruise over to this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/394187-garmin-edge-605-705-tips-tricks-bugs.html
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read the manual front to back several times before I posted. Still doesn't show me the next three turns or anythuing like that. I had already found the distance to next turn and programmed that in before I started the thread. Thanks for the linked thread - will read over it with interest.

Timmy- your tagline is more correct than you knew!
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Originally Posted by aikigreg View Post
read the manual front to back several times before I posted. Still doesn't show me the next three turns or anythuing like that. I had already found the distance to next turn and programmed that in before I started the thread. Thanks for the linked thread - will read over it with interest.
After you do "Where To", the first screen it takes you to is a map with a purple line indicating the route. If you hit mode once it takes you to a screen with directions. It is showing me the next 3 turns and the final destination distance and poorly estimated arrival time. Mode again takes me to a screen with a giant compass and is indicating time and distance to the next turn. Mode again takes me to the elvation screen, and then one more time to the "bike computer" screen.

Originally Posted by aikigreg View Post
Timmy- your tagline is more correct than you knew!
I just skimmed through the manual and didn't see anything showing the navigation screens, so yeah, that was pretty useless Timmy.

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I have some questions about the difference between the “Where To” and “Course”. What are the pros and con’s of both? Any preferences?

It seems the main difference is that for the “Where To” you get the Next Three Turns page and an indicator for an upcoming turns. Also, it will pull the street names from the map for the turn indicator. For the “Course” function you get the course screen and the option of using the virtual partner. Also, you have to manually enter any turn indicators. Is that pretty much it for the difference? On an unrelated note, does the elevation screen show you what kind of terrain you are coming up to?

I’ve listed below the steps I would probably use for either. Am I missing anything?

“WHERE TO”
Create a map on MapMyRide
Save as GPX
Upload to Edge
Menu
Where To
Saved Ride
OR
Menu
Where To
Follow History

Screens:
Map
Next Three Turns
Compass
Elevation
Bike Computer


“DO COURSE”
Create a map on MapMyRide
Save as CRS
Open in training center
Manually add turn indicators
Upload to edge
Select "Do Course"

Screens:
Map
Compass?
Elevation
Course
Bike Computer
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