Garmin World Clock

 

Maybe just me, but is there a way to manually set a timezone other than the few pre-defined cities that come with the unit?

Manual?

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "manually set" but you can change the 4 defaults to different cities. What are you trying to change?

What model do you have? I have a nuvi 660.

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In essence, there are 4 NA time zones: Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific. You choose what city you are near to choose your current time zone. It just makes it easier on the average user.

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4 Timezones Displayed by World Clock

jjwgps wrote:

Maybe just me, but is there a way to manually set a timezone other than the few pre-defined cities that come with the unit?

World Clock will display a maximum of 4 timezones in addition to the local timezone. Touch any of the 4 entries (defaults are Tokyo, Sydney, Moscow, Cairo) and change them to the timezones you would like to display.

On our 650 and 680, there are 100 choices for cities/timezones (Pacific/Asia, Europe (EET,CET,WET) and North America (AT,ET,CT,MT,PT). Your 660 should be similar...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -3 hours
And they don't follow daylight time.

Didnt know a city to chose from that would be equivalent. Hoped I could edit one of the xml setup files but haven't had time to look to see if its even accessible.

Brasilia

Brasilia is in the same time zone as Buenos Aires and is listed on my 660. I just selected it. They are 1 hour ahead of us on US east coast, daylight savings time.

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Thanks

I certainly do not know my geography that well. Thank you.

Canada is a very large country in "NA"

CGY Guy wrote:

In essence, there are 4 NA time zones: Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific. You choose what city you are near to choose your current time zone. It just makes it easier on the average user.

Dear CGY,

No. "NA" does not mean 48 of the USA.

There is a very large country in North America called Canada. Canada uses six primary time zones. From east to west they are Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone.

The gods punish hubris.

Your brother who is protecting your soul from an angry Zeus, david

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Newfoundland Timezone

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No. "NA" does not mean 48 of the USA.

There is a very large country in North America called Canada. Canada uses six primary time zones. From east to west they are Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time, Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, and the Pacific Time Zone.

The gods punish hubris.

Your brother who is protecting your soul from an angry Zeus, david

Interesting fact is that Newfoundland time zone is actually only on 1/2 less in the timezone from Atlantic, not the full hour as other timezones.

Alaska used to have three timezones, because of the size and distances. It was later changed to only one timezone.

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NO London? Or Zulu/GMT/UT?

As a astronomer and a pilot, I have a lot of use for Zulu/Universal time. I was pretty surprised that I can't even set London in my Nuvi 260 much less than Universal Time! I had to choose "Iceland" with Daylight "Savings" turned off to get the correct equivalent.

If there is a way to correct this "feature", I'd be very happy to hear about it.

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davidwynyard wrote:

There is a very large country in North America called Canada.

Dear David,

As I am in the province of Alberta, I fully realize this. However, as this forum seems to have a primary membership of US folks, our six time zones would not apply to them. Thus I stated it as 'in essence'.

I do thank you though, for your due diligence in this matter.

Cheers from your northern brother! grin

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time change

rocknicehunter wrote:

As a astronomer and a pilot, I have a lot of use for Zulu/Universal time. I was pretty surprised that I can't even set London in my Nuvi 260 much less than Universal Time! I had to choose "Iceland" with Daylight "Savings" turned off to get the correct equivalent.

If there is a way to correct this "feature", I'd be very happy to hear about it.

Dont know about the 260 but the 650 will do this.

Locale> then to the clock and tap that > 12hr,24hr or UTC

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Yes, but no

adcusnret wrote:
rocknicehunter wrote:

As a astronomer and a pilot, I have a lot of use for Zulu/Universal time. I was pretty surprised that I can't even set London in my Nuvi 260 much less than Universal Time! I had to choose "Iceland" with Daylight "Savings" turned off to get the correct equivalent.

If there is a way to correct this "feature", I'd be very happy to hear about it.

Dont know about the 260 but the 650 will do this.

Locale> then to the clock and tap that > 12hr,24hr or UTC

Yes, the 260 does do that too, but I want my time to read my local time. (MST, and since I'm in Arizona, we don't have that moronic daylight "Savings" time, so that's turned off)

The thread here is about the World Clocks >Wrench >World Clock. There you can choose from three. I have "Iceland" w/ no DST as the UT equiv., Sydney, Australia, as we have a sister observatory there, and Eastern Time, for family and other reasons.

It would just be helpful if there was a choice for UTC in the world clock pages too, or at least change the name of the time zone to a user defined name...

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NUVI 350 has LONDON

rocknicehunter wrote:

As a astronomer and a pilot, I have a lot of use for Zulu/Universal time. I was pretty surprised that I can't even set London in my Nuvi 260 much less than Universal Time! I had to choose "Iceland" with Daylight "Savings" turned off to get the correct equivalent.

If there is a way to correct this "feature", I'd be very happy to hear about it.

as well as US-Arizona

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No Zulu for Lima Hotel Romeo

rocknicehunter wrote:

As a astronomer and a pilot, I have a lot of use for Zulu/Universal time. I was pretty surprised that I can't even set London in my Nuvi 260 much less than Universal Time! I had to choose "Iceland" with Daylight "Savings" turned off to get the correct equivalent.

If there is a way to correct this "feature", I'd be very happy to hear about it.

You would have to change the auto DST setting for London --- British Summer Time is in effect for 7 months.

Iceland doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time, so your choice of Reykjavik would always give you the current UTC time.

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But not renamed

WAASup wrote:

Iceland doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time, so your choice of Reykjavik would always give you the current UTC time.

Yep, but it still reads Iceland. In lieu of getting Garmin to update it in the firmware, include a UTC entry in the world maps, it'd be great if someone figured out how to change the name.

(I corrected some grammar)

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Yup, This is true!

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My 260W time clock

My unit came with the three settings for London, Tokyo, and New York. I wanted to see how it could be changed and thus London became Chesapeake (in virginia). I can't get it back to a foreign city (London or another of my choice). The manual I downloaded from Garmin says to touch a current city name (like I did London) and then input a new city name OR it says choose a new time zone. I see where on the keyboard is has Enter City Name which only gives me NA cities, but no where do I see where to change a time zone. I want the foreign cities back.

same issue with Nuvi 200w

gigig wrote:

My unit came with the three settings for London, Tokyo, and New York. I wanted to see how it could be changed and thus London became Chesapeake (in virginia). I can't get it back to a foreign city (London or another of my choice). The manual I downloaded from Garmin says to touch a current city name (like I did London) and then input a new city name OR it says choose a new time zone. I see where on the keyboard is has Enter City Name which only gives me NA cities, but no where do I see where to change a time zone. I want the foreign cities back.

Hi Gigig,

I have the same problem with my Nuvi 200w, I've post it on another forum.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/18762

I also call Garmin Support and they told me something about because I use the webupdate to the new firmware version and it overwrite some files and because my Nuvi maps only has the US cities only.

Garmin Supports say sorry nothing they can do.

Does your GPS only has the NA Maps on it only?
If you ever figure out how to solve this problem please let me know. I'll do the same too.

Thanks

world clock

I only have the NA maps too. I have not used any webupdate - I just opened the thing yesterday. I just don't get it when the downloaded manual says something and that is not the way it really is. Maybe I will call as well and see what explanation I get. Maybe someone will see this and have a fix. I have tried every combination of buttons though and I can't imagine any way to change it other than downloading a fix from online.
I'll let you know what I hear.

Thanks

If more owners have this

If more owners have this problem and if they will call Garmin support, Garmin support may listen and provide a patch or update on software

Thanks

I have a 255W

And noticed on it that when I go in to change the city on one of the three clocks that I can click "Spell" and type the name of a city, for instance, Berlin, and if I scroll down far enough I see Berlin BER, which is Berlin Germany. If I select it I get the local time in Germany displayed on the clock. I also have used web updater to recently update my firmware and have 2009 NT North American map installed.

I tried for China, using Shanghai, since all of China operates under the same time zone, and it found Shanghai, Shanghai which is Shanghai in China.

world clock

What is the web updater and where would i find that? I would like to update to the 2009 maps for NA. Is there a cost for that? Maybe then my clock will work.

I have 205w

I get the same thing with the 205w World Clock, I changed it to Berlin BER and got Germany and they changed it back to Tokyo Japan with no problem. It looks to me like you have to scroll until you find the right one with a partial spelling, or have the exact spelling for the foreign city.

WebUpdater

gigig wrote:

What is the web updater and where would i find that? I would like to update to the 2009 maps for NA. Is there a cost for that? Maybe then my clock will work.

The WebUpdater program updates the GPS firmware, bluetooth and voice files, for no cost. Find it here:

arrow http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

Map updates like for 2009, are not free and have to be purchased. Search the web and you'll find them sold at many places, like Amazon:

arrow http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Update-Navigator-North-America/...

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