I wonder if anyone else has inconsistencies with their Nuvi 765 when it comes to POI searches. Sometimes my unit finds things very well, and sometimes...not so much. My older Nuvi 350 used to do a very accurate job; it is hard to believe the technology has gotten worse. My current unit seems to take an awfully long time searching and just doesn't produce the same results. Anyone else notice this? If so, is there anything I can do to kick it up a notch or two?
Flash memory (internal or SD card) usually gets written to in sequential order, but then as things are erased and added, the data can get non-sequentially stored, like a fragmented hard drive on a computer.
So it makes sense, if you are updating or changing things from time to time, that the POIs would get "fragmented" in the flash memory, and searches could take more time. The only way to fix that would be deleting (preferably deleting everything in the flash memory) and then rewriting everything to the memory, so it was packed in nice sequential order again.
If there are "defragmenters" for flash drives--I don't know about them, but I'm sure that there are none for the Nuvi's internal flash memory, which would suffer from the same problem.
If that works and actually speeds your searches up, please let us know & confirm it!
I thought my Nuvi had gotten lost searching for a store name that I didn't know would or wouldn't be in the POI list, but after two minutes it started spitting out all the locations of an (oops) national chain. Lots of work for a little box to do!
What I have learnt by trial and error with my Nuvi 760 is that you can readily find a POI if you search "Near..." where that POI may be located. If you try to find it from you "present location" you more than likely to get "No Match Found" even though the POI exists.