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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Moto Mikey, May 24, 2012.
Just ran the map and software update on the 350LM that I sold to a friend, but have yet to deliver. Interestingly, part of it was adding the Tracks app.
I wonder what this means in actual use?
I believe that Garmin updated the zumo3xx series to support the same Tracks App as is found on the NAV5 but I have not heard confirmation of the details for the zumo 3xx implementation. On the NAV5, you can Import up to 200 Tracks to the Tracks App and each of those tracks can have up to 15,000 points. You can have up to 15 of your tracks showing on the Map concurrently. And, if you want to actively navigate a Track you can convert it to a Trip without changing the original path.
If you are navigating a converted Track you will want to set Recalculation to Off. This will avoid you having to stop the route and restart it should the NAV5 recalculate it. Recalculating it will screw up the route for sure if the route travels overland (no road on map).
So, in theory, does this mean that one can push a track to the unit and then cause it to display on the screen? If so, that is a huge improvement.
If it doesn't do that they didn't port the main function of Tracks.
I just want to hear someone say they actually saw it work.
I bugged them about adding this to the 350 SO many times, but I want to be cautious about believing that they really did add it.
Pretty easy to check if you still have the zumo. Just connect it and send a Track or two (hundred) to the device. When you reboot the zumo you go to the Tracks App and Import.
Here's a 15K point Track to play with...
Thanks, but am in the office today, so can't really do much except post here.
After updating the unit, I packed it back up into the various bags and all into the original box with all the mounts, cords, etc., so it will be nice for the guy who bought it. I will probably just leave it alone unless I can't stand not knowing.
Maybe some solace in that others will be checking it out for you...
I can't really imagine that the zumo team would port something less than is used on the NAV5. I think they [the zumo team] are on a path to raise the functional baseline for their brand.
Looking forward to seeing what comes next from them.
A guy on the zumo forums said he just tried it and it works, will navigate, etc.
This is great news as my 550 is starting to get tired. Anybody have a peanut/screenshot?
Another friend of mind is considering a 350, mostly on price. Mine is long gone, so I cannot check this functionality to answer my own question. Plus, maybe they have been updated since I had mine.
Here's the question: You are out navigating a route that you have painstakingly built at home, so it has a fair number of via or way points in it (as opposed to just picking a destination and saying Go). You stop navigation for whatever reason, exiting out of following the route. When you start navigation and want to follow that same route again, what happens? Does it automatically point you to the nearest via/way point in the route, or does it just give you a list of points and ask you to pick one, or dies it give you a way to browse them on the map to pick the next one?