Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

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rolfag
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Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by rolfag » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:46 pm

Suppose I want to move from point A (where I am) to point B (let's say 1000 meters away) on map.

To do this I will perform the following steps:

1- On the Main menu, press "Map".
2- On the "Map" menu scroll the map to find the target, point B.
3- Press on point B on map.
4- A "bubble" box, (containing a description and distance to point B), opens on top of page.
5- Press on the "bubble" box and more text and the "Go" button appears.
6- Press the "Go" button.
7- In less than a second the route is calculated and ready.

This works fine with FW 5.30 and that is the way I want it to work.

If FW 5.40 is installed, the following occur:

- When I press the "bubble" box in step 5, a spinning (supposed to spin) wheel, text and a "Go" button appear.
- If and when I press the "Go" button, nothing happens until after 18 seconds, then the route is ready.

If FW 5.50 is installed, the following occurs:

- When I press the "bubble" box in step 5, description and a "Go" button appear.
- There is no way to get anything to happen until after 35 seconds.
- Screen seems locked and it has happened that the Oregon freezes and must be restarted by battery off/on.

I have diagnosed this by downgrade FW 5.50 step by step.

For me, I will stay with 5.30 forever, unless Garmin fixes it in a future update.

Would kindly ask someone, still following this forum, to confirm my findings and comment on them.

Thanks.

gpsrchive
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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by gpsrchive » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:10 am

Can I ask which maps were loaded and what your routing preferences are?

Thank You!

rolfag
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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by rolfag » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:56 am

Oregon 600 unit with 5.50:

Maps active:
- Worldwide DEM Basemap, NR.
- Friluftskartan v5 PRO (=Topo Sweden V5)

Routing prefs:
- Activity: Cycling.
- Calculation Method: Minimize Distance.
- Lock on Road: No.
- Avoidance Setup:
- Major Highways
- Unpaved Roads
- Ferries
- Narrow Trails
- All unticked
- There is a black portion on screen, to the left of the alternatives.

If You want a screen dump, pls advice.
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Oregon 600 unit with 5.30:

Maps active:
- Worldwide DEM Basemap, NR.
- Friluftskartan v5 PRO (=Topo Sweden V5)

Routing prefs:
- Activity: Cycling.
- Calculation Method: Minimize Distance.
- Lock on Road: No.
- Avoidance Setup:
- Major Highways
- Unpaved Roads
- Ferries
- Narrow Trails
- All unticked
- There are no disturbances on the screen.
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rolfag
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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by rolfag » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:05 am

Addition:

If I check all four avoidances there will appear four checkmarks. Then the black areas on screen will disappear.

Have called a friend of mine, also the owner of an Oregon 600 on FW 5.50. He has the same bugs.

rolfag
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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by rolfag » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:12 pm

Anybody, that can confirm or comment on my findings, please do so.
All our three units behave the same. Must be a problem to other users, or?

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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by gpsrchive » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:28 am

This is still on my list, as are several other items....

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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by rolfag » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:51 pm

Additional info:

If You visit this Garmin Forum (Germany), "my" 5.50 errors are shown and commented.

Look at post #7 and #8.

https://forum.garmin.de/showthread.php? ... post344296

It is time for some efforts of Garmin software guys. BUT, there is a risk, that too much knowledge is lost, regarding Oregon 6x0. Therefore,
every new update/fix, may lead to a new bug.
Maybe, 5.30 should be considered the final release and the newer ones should be withdrawn.

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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by gpsrchive » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:03 pm

FYI, while I have not yet had time to test, this post and the Garmin.de post have both been submitted directly to Garmin software engineers for consideration.

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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by neptun61 » Sat May 04, 2019 8:54 pm

I confirm. The behavior of my device (Oregon 600) is the same for firmware 5.40 and 5.50.

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Re: Routing problems in 5.40 and 5.50.

Post by gpsrchive » Sun May 05, 2019 12:09 am

neptun61 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 8:54 pm
I confirm. The behavior of my device (Oregon 600) is the same for firmware 5.40 and 5.50.
Thank you for reporting here!

Please also report to Garmin!

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