I have cut and pasted this from a thread I started about sat navs...so it seems it isn't just me then! These trips have been in last 20 days.
Posted yesterday at 13:44
On 16/10/2018 at 20:34, shipbroker said:
Think I will abandon the Lollipop and carry on with the Garmin,so have updated the maps as well.
About 8 months ago I started this thread with a story about my Lollipop satnav and the problems it was giving me....basically inventing turnings where there are none!
So used the Garmin and updated maps a time or two and no problems....till two weeks ago en route to Stratford on Avon....leaving Junction 23A M1 for the usual troll down into Birmingham it lost satellite connection, nothing unusual these days. 23 miles down the road it regained connection in the middle of road works and advised me to leave and take the M42 Northbound, which I had just passed, so took her advice and her next instruction was to retake the Southbound lane which meant a 7 mile circuit......odd methought. Anyway I switched it off and knew I should be heading to the South West lanes so did so.......lost satellite connection on reboot,no problems as knew Coventry should be aimed for.....next instruction was to take the M69 Eastbound towards Leicester...totally opposite direction to that I knew..so switched off and reached destination without further problem.
That week used it once for local journey with caravan on back and no problems.
Moved to another rally outside Oxford,not far but certainly not a straightforward run. In 40 miles lost connection 5 times and finally came on about 200 yards from destination......
Moved again to the Cotswolds, no satellite losses but several instances of trying to send me down roads which I could see were a) unsuitable and b) in wrong direction.
Yesterday, knowing the route home I did put 'her' on anyway but just put in the junction on M69 I would take......almost within sight of this exit I got an instruction to take a route which would take me into nowhere..