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Thread: Adding Routes to a Zumo 665?

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    Question Adding Routes to a Zumo 665?

    Got my son a GARMIN Zumo 665 for Christmas. Are there web sites I could direct him to when it comes to planning and downloading routes he wishes to create on his laptop to put into the unit?

    I will admit that though I already have the Zumo 660, I have no clue how to do this, and would appreciate some assistance.

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    Hi Kevin,
    All untested and not endorsed, might get you started in your hunt.

    Good luck.

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    We use the MapSource software that came with our 550's. Don't know if it came with 660's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    We use the MapSource software that came with our 550's. Don't know if it came with 660's?
    Was included with my 660, yes.

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    Tyre

    This is a nice interface for route planning, compatible with Garmin & TomTom
    http://www.tyre.tk/

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    I haven't done much with routes, not my idea of the best way to travel, but I have imported a few. Just put them on the memory card and find the menu that says import routes.

    If I'm not mistaken, the 660/665 will find them automagically and ask if you want to import them.
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    Thumbs up

    What a nice buffet or responses.

    Hopefully, he will come home from Iraq soon and make it back to Wisconsin for the holidays.

    I will then show him this entire thread and let him play with the sites.

    Again - Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwald View Post
    Hopefully, he will come home from Iraq soon and make it back to Wisconsin for the holidays.
    Bring him home safely.
    And thank him for me for serving, won't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    Bring him home safely.
    And thank him for me for serving, won't you?
    He will see this thread right after he opens his gift-wrapped Garmin Zumo 665, so you have already thanked him - in person.
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    Thumbs up Points of Interest

    poi-factory.com is a good site. You can add different Points of Interest (All the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive locations, all Interstate rest stops, etc) to your (or his) Garmin. And the above mentioned zumoforum.com is a great site for any general questions about the GPS. It's free to register and they don't send junk emails.


    About your son coming home soon; I came home from my latest Iraq deployment Nov 18th of last year. It'll be somewhat challenging for him once he first gets home to settle into "home mode". I guess it took me a good 9 months to stop thinking I had to go back to the warzone and also to be able to sleep all the way though the night. Having good friends and a loving family will help ease his transition. Just give him some space when he needs it.

    Welcome home and thanks for your service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    poi-factory.com is a good site. You can add different Points of Interest (All the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive locations, all Interstate rest stops, etc) to your (or his) Garmin. And the above mentioned zumoforum.com is a great site for any general questions about the GPS. It's free to register and they don't send junk emails.


    About your son coming home soon; I came home from my latest Iraq deployment Nov 18th of last year. It'll be somewhat challenging for him once he first gets home to settle into "home mode". I guess it took me a good 9 months to stop thinking I had to go back to the warzone and also to be able to sleep all the way though the night. Having good friends and a loving family will help ease his transition. Just give him some space when he needs it.

    Welcome home and thanks for your service.

    C
    Appreciate the advice. Will support him any way I can, and he will see this post.
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