gatorguy 329 Points
edited November -1 in Garmin Auto Forum (Garmin Nuvi, Garmin Drive Forum)
Another poster asked me a question. Does maps.live only send a route or an actual map to the nav remotely. My first test was to a University in Monterray, Mexico. Yes, the route was received and the nuvi DID calculate the route. So I tried a bit further, to Soledad, Rivas, Nicaragua. Took about 10 minutes to receive, pressed "go" and again the nuvi calculated the route in it's entirety. One more test to Bogota, Columbia. Info was received from MSN, but after about 35% of the route, the nuvi said it was unable to complete the route. But here is where it got VERY interesting. I went back to the route in web favorites on the nuvi, and checked details for the route. As you zoom out, there is, in fact A MAP. Shows cities, rivers, major roads, not just on the route, but ALL of South America. Only major roads, larger cities ID'd. rivers and lakes, etc. Quite a surprise to say the least. I plan to test a bit further to see how detailed a map you can get.