Upload route as a route
Problems occur when I am unable to follow the route because of a road closure or perhaps I just want to avoid congestion. When this happens my 550 is pretty obstinate about wanting me to take the planned route regardless. It had been a source of irritation but I pushed it off to the future for a long time.
This weekend it happened again and I decided to get to the bottom of things. I notices that sometimes I could mark a road as closed and other times not. Digging deeper I discovered the difference between tracks and routes. Tracks bad, routes good from this perspective. I also discovered that if I create a route on MyDrive and upload it the route is converted to a track during the upload process. That is bad. If I need to diverge from my route my GPS should assist me in doing so, not try to force me to drive down closed roads.
So evidently if I want routes I have to create them on the 550 itself? For an otherwise excellent product I don't understand why TomTom would force their customers into such a convoluted process.
If there is another way to do this I'd like to hear about it.