Hot & Cold?


Does keeping my Garmin in my vehicle all the time, meaning during summer and winter effect or damage the unit?

Lowell the Barber!

This has been discussed

This has been talked about before take a look here.

Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Per Garmin

According to the FAQ on the Garmin website: "Garmin strongly recommends operating and storing the nuvi unit between the temperature range of 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)."

I never leave mine in the car, hot or cold.

EDIT: Jerry beat me! Watch out for Fay!!

Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2021.20 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold


refer to your manual, extreme temperatures can adversely effect your unit.

etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)


Yeah, never leave it in the car unless the car is in a protected environment.


LCD's aren't meant be exposed to temp and humidity extremes, nor are lithium ion batteries. After all, it's an expensive piece of equipment, why risk it?

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