Just installed the Kenwood DNX 8120 with Garmin GPS built in. Do all Garmins fill the screen with information and not just the map? I just want a full screen map when I am driving around. Is that too much to ask for?
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My old GPS that I used to use (Kenwood as well) would have the entire screen filled up with the map. Now with the new one, a third of the screen is filled up with information (street name, speed, etc) even when I am not using a destination. I have looked everywhere in the menus, and do not see anything that will turn all that off and just have the map on screen with nothing else.
The nuvi series does not provide the same field selection features that their trail handhelds do. That said, you have to live with it.
But you are asking for it from the wrong people. That is quite different from any Garmin branded unit I've ever seen. Except for a few icon buttons in the corners and bottom of the screen, the entire screen is a map.
What you describe sounds normal for the bulk of GPS's. They'll show time, speed etc. unless you're in routing mode. I'll venture a guess to say Kenwood has updated their software to give the user more info.
Someone may have more info on this unit than me though.
I just want a full screen map when I am driving around.
I realize this post is quite old, however the answer was never supplied. Here is a potential solution:
Map Data Fields
Customize the width and the contents of the data fields displayed on the map page. Normal is the default setting.
From the MENU page, touch SETTINGS -> MAP -> MAP DATA FIELDS.
You can customize each field to display as much or as little as you wish. Leaving data fields empty will result in that field being blank. Though I haven't tried it (I prefer as much data as possible on my cross-country trips), using these techniques to "edit out" fields should blank most or all of the data fields.
Play around with it and let us know how it turned out (if you're still following this thread).
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