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Wizzardoz
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:22 am    Post subject: Garmin in Spain Reply with quote

Plan to visit Spain in a few weeks time (Coronavirus permitting!). I intend to use my nuvi 2699 there.

Apart from changing mph to kph, do I need to change any other settings? Not concerned about the speed cameras as I always attempt to abide by the speed requirements.

Finally, can nuvi 2699 be set up now to see a "demo" of ride from Spain Airport to vacation location?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, just change to Kms. You can always preview routes, just set your device to simulation mode.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sussamb wrote:
Nope, just change to Kms. You can always preview routes, just set your device to simulation mode.


Apologies for newbie question - I could not see this simulation option. Will it simulate from UK to Spain or Spain section only, which is what I need.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First set simulation mode, then zoom out and scroll across to the airport in Spain, zoom in, click on a point and select Set location. Your nuvi will then simulate the route from there, now choose the destination and hit Go just as you would normally, your nuvi will then navigate along that route.

See page 4 of the manual for help if you're still struggling
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my DS61, it's Settings ~ Navigation {scroll down}~ GPS Simulator.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sussamb wrote:
First set simulation mode, then zoom out and scroll across to the airport in Spain, zoom in, click on a point and select Set location. Your nuvi will then simulate the route from there, now choose the destination and hit Go just as you would normally, your nuvi will then navigate along that route.

See page 4 of the manual for help if you're still struggling


Thanks a lot. Found it via settings. Also Apps and then Trip Planner works as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll be fine.

You may find your satnav takes a few minutes to locate your position if you're driving off from the airport in a hire car.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you plug in the satnav to the rental car before you do any thing else it will give the device a chance to locate it's location.

Also before you go to Spain have a play on Google Maps to understand your journey and locatiion you are visiting. Take a screen grab and print it to provide backup to the SatNav.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the more astute (older) folk would probably take an ordinary paper map as a 'back up'. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
I think the more astute (older) folk would probably take an ordinary paper map as a 'back up'. Shocked

Essential! Michelin are good. E.g. https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9782067242661
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
I think the more astute (older) folk would probably take an ordinary paper map as a 'back up'. Shocked


I take an older satnav Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a feeling that the Garmin has an option to automatically choose the correct speed measurement (KM/miles)??
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not spotted that on any of mine Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Settings - Units & Time ?
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yes, but you select, not automatic ...
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