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Old 05-10-2012, 08:32 AM
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Can you set multiple destinations for the NAV? (once you hit one destination, it will then navigate you to the next?)
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:47 AM
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Can you set multiple destinations for the NAV? (once you hit one destination, it will then navigate you to the next?)
Yes you can...Just add them as a additional destination and select the first destination for guidance
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:30 AM
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:53 PM
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Yes you can...Just add them as a additional destination and select the first destination for guidance
Dude, you're the man.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:34 PM
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I used mine today for the first time. I actually used it to go a route I know very well. First off, learning to find the point of interest 30 miles away was not very intuitive to do. I've owned eight vehicles with factory navs, and I'm going to say that this one is significantly harder to figure out how to use than any of the others.

Beyond that, twice it tried to take me a a route that made no sense. Not a long way out of the way, but still enough to make me wonder what it was thnking. I even checked the settings to be sure it was on "fastest time". It was not at first, it was in the "eco" mode. But the route it wanted to take me on didn't make sense for that mode either.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:25 AM
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For some strange reason the NAV's in Canada do not allow for the entry of Canadian postal codes. Could not do this on my '08 X5 and still cannot on my '12 535.

Both cars allowed me to enter US zip codes.

This is a weird limitation in that the 535 iDrive now allows for full alphanumeric data entry (and Canadian postal codes contain alphabets and numbers).

Still, having the NAV there provides the "appropraite" level of completeness to a luxury car and for that reason alone is a must have.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:31 AM
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I used mine today for the first time. I actually used it to go a route I know very well.
This is it.

If you know where you are going it provides (not so cheap) entertainment.

If you don't know where you are going .... any road will take you there .....
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:50 AM
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The Nav shows several routes (fast, shortest, econ) superimposed on the map. I use this feature to pick the route that makes sense the most. This helps me avoid routes that make no sense.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:10 PM
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The Nav shows several routes (fast, shortest, econ) superimposed on the map. I use this feature to pick the route that makes sense the most. This helps me avoid routes that make no sense.
Per the post above yours - how do you know if it makes sense or not if you've never been there? And if you have been there it's all just for fun and games anyway.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:18 PM
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Per the post above yours - how do you know if it makes sense or not if you've never been there? And if you have been there it's all just for fun and games anyway.
Because I can read a map.

The map shows highways, arterial roads, streets etc. and just by looking at the map you can choose a route that is logical. Sometimes, based on what I see on the map I may choose a shortcut that is not indicated as a route but is more direct or avoids unnecessary detours onto smaller streets.

I do this occasionally, as the Nav has worked pretty well for me in South Florida, but looking at the map and picking a route myself has served me well on those ocassions.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:32 PM
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Because I can read a map.

The map shows highways, arterial roads, streets etc. and just by looking at the map you can choose a route that is logical. Sometimes, based on what I see on the map I may choose a shortcut that is not indicated as a route but is more direct or avoids unnecessary detours onto smaller streets.

I do this occasionally, as the Nav has worked pretty well for me in South Florida, but looking at the map and picking a route myself has served me well on those ocassions.

And that is why AAA is not going out of business anytime soon.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:01 AM
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Is there a way to get a list of all the roads along the route? Even my crappy iPhone GPS has this.

Does the Nav give your heading anywhere or do you have to look at the little "N" arrow on the map to determine your heading? Surprised the "position" screen doesn't show heading info. I wish I had a compass in my mirror but I don't.

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:28 AM
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Because I can read a map.

The map shows highways, arterial roads, streets etc. and just by looking at the map you can choose a route that is logical. Sometimes, based on what I see on the map I may choose a shortcut that is not indicated as a route but is more direct or avoids unnecessary detours onto smaller streets.

I do this occasionally, as the Nav has worked pretty well for me in South Florida, but looking at the map and picking a route myself has served me well on those ocassions.
But that is not how most people use a nav. Most people just do what it tells them to.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:20 AM
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Used nav guidance yesterday on trip from bay area NorCal to Santa Barbara. Worked fine. No complaints.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:47 AM
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This is it.

If you know where you are going it provides (not so cheap) entertainment.

If you don't know where you are going .... any road will take you there .....
Where you'll find yourself at AUSFAHRT.
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