09-11-2012 11:57 AM - edited 09-11-2012 11:58 AM
The TomTom START 55M is a decent GPS, especially for that steal of a price ($109.99)
09-11-2012 12:17 PM
To avoid freeways, you could choose to install the extended menu, see here: http://discussions.tomtom.com/t5/ONE-START-40-50-S
Thanks for the review by the way .
09-11-2012 12:23 PM
The 'Always Avoid Highways' option is selected in my preferences, it shows up and gives me a list of routing preferences to choose from every time I enter a destination. When I select avoid highways, it doesn't. I was planning on giving the links in that thread a try tomorrow, in hopes that it will extend the menu and preferences so I can also avoid freeways!
09-11-2012 01:12 PM
Ah, okay. I misunderstood your problem. If you currently can choose to 'Always avoid Highways', then extending the menu won't work probably as the option is already there now. Could you name a start and end point of a route that gives the problem? Then I'll check if I can reproduce the issue. By the way, which map and application version do you have installed? See here how to find this: http://tomtom.com/12214.
09-11-2012 01:16 PM
I will PM you the start and end points. As for the version, my GPS is currently in my car and I will have to grab it after I sleep and wake up later today.
10-11-2012 12:56 PM - edited 10-11-2012 12:56 PM
Okay, I tested the route. If you go from Appleton, WI (City center) to Wausau, WI (City center) and choose to 'Always avoid highways', you're still routed via the State Hwy 10, State Hwy 29 and US Hwy 51. Obviously these are highways. This seems to be a bug in the routing algorithm. Or these roads are not tagged as a highway properly. Either way, I hope someone from TomTom can shed some light on this. Is this really a bug, or is it intentional behavior for example?
10-11-2012 01:10 PM
This is what support sent me: