How to Change the Route on a Garmin Nuvi

by Alex Zang

The Garmin Nuvi is a global positioning system navigator. It allows you to type a destination, then guides you to that location. Depending on the model of Nuvi you get, you may either see a visual display or be guided by a voice telling you when to turn. Sometimes, you'll need to change the route that your Garmin Nuvi wants to take. There are two ways you can do this: either enter in the new location, or use the Garmin Nuvi's automatic detour function.

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Tap "Menu." This takes you back to the main screen.

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Touch "Where To" and enter the new destination.

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Tap "Go." Your Garmin Nuvi will change your route so that you go through the new location before reaching your previous destination.

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Tap "Menu" and select "Detour" if you want your Garmin Nuvi to change your route automatically. This helps you avoid traffic or navigate through construction zones.

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Alex Zang has been freelance writing since 2004, specializing in sports and technology. His work has appeared in "The Calgary Herald" and "Western Canadian Condos & Resorts," as well as online. Zang studied film production and screenwriting at Mount Royal College.

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