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TheOldfields

Oregon 700 automatic routing

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Hi all,

 

With our new Oregon 700, it appears that if you specify a geocache or a route to navigate to, then the unit will automatically calculate the best way of driving there, even when we're out in the country (and the route ends up being gibberish).  I can't see an obvious way of turning that behaviour off.  Can anyone advise?

 

 

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Under settings > Routing, set your default routing method to "Direct."

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Thanks for the idea, but the options under settings, routing are activity, calculation method, lock on road, off route calculation and avoidance setup.  No default routing method option.  None of the choices under those look to address the issue.

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What

are your settings for activity? You should be able to set it to Direct Routing for your geocaching profile.

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On the initial screen that I'm always choosing Geocaching, but that Default Routing option isn't there.

 

Not sure what you mean by "What are your settings for activity"?  

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Can I check something.... you do have a 7xx model yourself?  You're not just assuming that the 7xx will have the same settings as an earlier model?

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I don't, so I am making some assumptions based on many settings being unchanged over the past 15 years or so.
 

1 hour ago, TheOldfields said:

but the options under settings, routing are activity, calculation method, lock on road, off route calculation and avoidance setup.


So I'll ask again, what do you have set for your routing settings for activity?

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Thanks both, found it.  I was expecting the direct routing choice to be an option under one of the activities, but it turns out that it's actually classed as a separate activity.  Switching that appears to sort my issue out.

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