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Re: i really dislike navigation systems etc rant... anyone with me?
« Reply #90 on: August 09, 2021, 09:38:25 PM »
Making a custom Route?  Probably not.  I find it a PIA. 

As I've said, none of these Nav Apps seem to make it very easy.  Beeline is no better or worse than Google Maps and all the others I've tried.  Not sure why we can't just make as it as simple as tracing a yellow marker on a map.

OTOH, if you just want to follow the easiest route, and don't get lost, just follow the recommended route.

I'm having some trouble understanding your meaning. For what it's worth I just mapped out a route over to Lansing, Iowa from Madison that is very much like a really enjoyable one I took three or four weeks ago. It didn't take long to lay it out. Since some of the roads are not really marked highways, I expect it will be really handy to have the arrow showing me which way to turn at the smaller intersections. A lot of the convenience factor probably depends upon the kind of terrain you plan to go through. This is a route through the Driftless Region of Wisconsin with lots of squigglies. (Not to be confused with twisties.)

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Re: i really dislike navigation systems etc rant... anyone with me?
« Reply #91 on: August 09, 2021, 09:41:05 PM »
I'm having some trouble understanding your meaning. For what it's worth I just mapped out a route over to Lansing, Iowa from Madison that is very much like a really enjoyable one I took three or four weeks ago. It didn't take long to lay it out. Since some of the roads are not really marked highways, I expect it will be really handy to have the arrow showing me which way to turn at the smaller intersectiona. A lot of the convenience factor probably depends upon the kind of terrain you plan to go through.

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Glad it worked out.  You seem to have better luck with the App than me.  If you like the App, my guess is that you'll like the unit.
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Re: i really dislike navigation systems etc rant... anyone with me?
« Reply #92 on: August 09, 2021, 09:44:51 PM »
With all the guidance devices I've experienced, just ignore where it's pointing and go your own way.  The software realizes this after a while and conforms to your wishes.  The Beeline does a little dance first, which is always entertaining.

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Re: i really dislike navigation systems etc rant... anyone with me?
« Reply #93 on: August 09, 2021, 10:47:33 PM »
The Beeline does a little dance first, which is always entertaining.

Just like a real bee, huh? Perfect.
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Re: i really dislike navigation systems etc rant... anyone with me?
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Re: i really dislike navigation systems etc rant... anyone with me?
« Reply #94 on: August 12, 2021, 03:36:01 PM »
I look at a map.  There are places in the American outback that cell phones, nav systems and credit cards don't work.   :boozing:

Yep.  New York City and Chicago with those tall skyscrapers can block access to a satellite constellations, as well as a few deep ravines and very heavily forested areas.  Everyone should learn basic map skills just like everyone should learn to read an analog clock. 
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Re: i really dislike navigation systems etc rant... anyone with me?
« Reply #95 on: August 12, 2021, 03:53:45 PM »
Best times I've ever had was getting lost, finding places I never knew existed.
we lost Chuck?



Naa, we'll find our way back....some day :angel:


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