Expect more refinement in automatic modes in the future as Garmin tunes the products to attempt to produce the maximum significant data with the minimum number of points. Working with Saved Logs On the G-III, G-III+, etrex family, emap, and 76 family there are 10 saved logs in addition to the main tracklog. On these units saved logs can be used to provide updates to the map data for roads or trails that aren’t on the map. Weather View basic weather information such as forecasts, current conditions and more. This is another way to guarantee the log will not fill up prior to the end of the trip. While turns may not be exact the information can still be valuable and certainly as good as the memory of someone who drives that route everyday. In addition you can watch the map display as an indication of upcoming turns that require decisions. You can use a tracklog to visually generate a route manually.
View text messages, calendar reminders and other alerts from your favorite apps while your phone remains safely stowed away as you drive. The device even has the ability to store or log trips for later use, which can be used for frequently visited locations. Here’s a video showing some of the new interface changes in action on the 1490T: Lane assist and junction view I’m a big fan of these features, but there’s good and bad here.
Some units will also make a log entry when the unit draws a new screen. Unfortunately, the nuvi 1450 does not have this feature, so you need to plug in the cable into the the back of the unit each time you connect it. The etrex, summit, and emap only record in wrap mode and are always on. Once you have driven the road once you have a recording of all the twists and turns in the road. On the return trip you can anticipate the degree of the turns as they appear ahead.