+French. Posted April 16, 2007 Share Posted April 16, 2007 How many of you are using your handheld for routing (instead of a dedicated car GPS)? Do you find that having the unit beep at you and then flash directions is sufficient, or do you find you miss turns, or worse, that you aren't paying as much attention as you should be to the road? I have a Nuvi, which I think is overkill. So I've been playing with the Vista CX for autorouting and I'm not feeling the love here, either. There are several different screens but for me, I think the biggest challenge is going from watching the road, to trying to zero in on such a small screen to see if I'm supposed to be turning left or right. One thing that would be really helpful is if one of the data fields could be "next turn". That way, at least I would see an arrow that would show the direction of my next turn so I would be prepared. I find trying to look at the numbers to see how much further until my next "instruction" is difficult. I'm just wondering how you like using it for autorouting, and what screen(s) you prefer being in. Highway is neat, but not much detail. I don't know what the name of the screen is, but you can go into the written directions, and then you can actually highlight the actual current direction and it displays the intersection turns only from there...but that's not quite enough detail. Following the road in map is cool, but frankly I can't read a darn thing on the map so I'm at the mercy of the data fields above anyway. I'm just thinking, in an unfamiliar area, having it beeping at me and then me trying to look at the screen, plus pay attention where I'm not familiar...and god forbid I miss a turn and it has to recalculate, could be a little overwhelming. Thoughts? Comments? Feedback? Quote Link to comment
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