I'd also find this helpful. In Basecamp you can create a folder with a number of routes for a tour and see them all displayed on the map in one go. This would be great to have a similar feature in MRA if this could be considered in the future?
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RE: Garmin XT
I have found that creating a waypoint maybe half a mile (KM) after each major junction will keep you on the right route. Always put a waypoint a mile down the road from your starting position and use this as the first waypoint. If you don't the sat nav can keep trying to reroute you back to the start if you weren't close enough.
I wouldn't say you need a waypoint every 3/4 miles though, especially if you are on a main road. It's the small goat tracks the sat Nav suggests to save you 500 yards that you have to learn to ignore!
I always use plenty of waypoints around towns and after major junctions.
However the 'skip waypoint' feature is still often required on my Garmin XT!
RE: Feature suggestion - option to start a route using waypoints from your 'favourites'
Thanks I thought I was missing something!
Feature suggestion - option to start a route using waypoints from your 'favourites'
Not sure if I'm missing a trick here but every time I start a new route I have a world map displayed, the option to allow my location to be shared (Whatever I choose this ALWAYS appears which is irritating) and then where I want to star my route.
If I'm starting from HOME, which is saved as a favourite, it would be great if this just showed on the map straight away.
Or If I could select this as a starting point from my list of favourites.
This would also be helpful when planning multiple day trips on tour and start from your hotel saved as a 'favourite', or the ferry port etc.
Perhaps this is possible but I'm just not seeing how?
RE: Transfer from MRA to ZUMO XT, working from MacBook
Likewise I was having issues with transferring routes from my iMac to my Zumo XT.
Copying and pasting the .gpx file using Android file transfer didn't work for me, the Zumo didn't report a new route being imported or show it in my saved routes. (Perhaps you have to put this route in a specific folder?)
Use the Export function, failed, got the following error:
"Device could not be found or written to. Please confirm that the device is actually connected and working properly"
It was and is, but didn't transfer!
Save as as .gpx 1.0 (track. POI), find saved .gpx file, email to myself, open email on iPhone, Send to Garmin Drive, Open Zumo XT, import new track, convert track to route.
This works but when you go to access the route it says "Editing this trip will discard the current route settings and calculate a standard route"
It seems to give you a good route but it's lost the waypoints, however it is an accurate route.
Export as .gpx 1.0 (route, track, POI), (Then follow the same procedure of email to yourself, Garmin Drive etc) when imported it recalculates the route but does seem to retain the route chosen and the waypoints.
If I change waypoints to shaping points will it still 'force the Zumo to pick a route I've plotted (as long as I add enough points)?
Note: I also tried taking it back into Basecamp and transferring to the Zumo but this gave me weird and crazy routes. I think this might have been a mismatch between the maps as I've just been able to transfer the map to my iMac. This ability had been missing until recently from Garmin Express.