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Trip Computer

Another useful screen is the nüvi’s trip computer (Figure 4.7), which you access by tapping the arrival-time indicator area in the bottom-left corner of the map screen. Although it looks like the dashboard of a Boeing 747, don’t be intimidated: It’s very useful when you get the hang of it, providing a wealth of information about your trip in one convenient display.

Figure 4.7

Figure 4.7 The trip computer screen.

Across the top, you find your heading, your current speed, and a trip odometer. In the second row are three speed displays: overall average, moving average, and maximum. (Pay no attention to the max speed pictured in the figure; I was on the autobahn at the time.) The final row displays your total time, moving time, and time stopped.

The moving average and moving time displays take into account only the times when your vehicle is moving—hence, the moving part of their names. Like many pedometers and bicycle computers, the trip computer removes any idle time (such as pulling over for a break) from its calculation.

You can easily reset the trip data by tapping—you guessed it—the blue Reset Trip button at the bottom. Tapping Reset Max resets the maximum speed displayed in the second row (which I should have done before taking the screen shot).

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