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Old 06-03-20, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by DropBarFan View Post
Have you tried turn-by-turn navigation with pre-programmed routes? My old Garmin e-Trex was problematic with that. I have a newer e-Trex but haven't tried pre-programmed routes.

OK, but for tours I'm not sure if I'd trust a bike GPS to pick the best route. I use Google Maps to create routes before the tour & print little cue sheets. OTOH a GPS can be handy to find location when lost & also as a backup to the phone.
It's actually pretty amazing how well it works. On our Swedish tour I felt the Edge Explore found the best possible routes imaginable. Really nice rides on quiet roads. It does require some common sense but often when I decided we'd go against the explore's recommendation it ended up being a mistake. Either we'd end up in a dead end or the route would be impassable. It would also direct us to questionable route choices but in the end it was far more often reliable than not. At least it's far more reliable than I am with paper and topo taps.
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