Garmin Zumo 660

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Frey Bentos, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    Hi chaps. A few days ago Garmin kindly sent me a Zumo 660 as a replacement for a 550 that I had been having a whole load of trouble with. It seems to be prettty good but I feel it is too clever for it's own good. The main problem I am having is with a feature that I don't think the 550 had, because I never saw mine doing it.


    When I am walloping along the open road, the display "zooms out" to show a bigger piece of the map. As it does this, it stops displaying back roads and concentrates on the road that I am traveling down. No problem, a rather nice feature I thought. Then when I slow down to about 40mph it "Zooms in" again and shows back roads and junctions more clearly.


    This is all very well until I start travelling down a back road and hit 60mph and hey presto! The road disappears.
    I have poked and prodded, looked through menus and ticked and unticked boxes but cannot for the life of me figure out if this feature can be turned off.

    I have only tried it in the two days I have had it, in 3d mode. Maybe with a north or track up poi it may work b ut that is not the point.

    Anybody have the same problem? Any solutions, other than slowing down on the backroads?
    Cheers.
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  2. Neal Davis

    Neal Davis TND2

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  3. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Is there an autozoom feature in the setup?
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  4. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos not listening

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    Panic over ,people. Was messing around today and I think that all I need to do is have it zoomed in on the display slightly more than I had been. It seems that if it is about five clicks out from fully zoomed in then even when you hit 60 the minor roads stay on screen.

    Otherwise I am pretty impressed with it. The feature to choose between Shortest distance/quickest time/ offroad is a lot handier to use than the 550 and far easier to pick which route to go by.

    Thanks for the replies.
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