I just got my first GPS unit. Garmin Nuvi 770.
I've been searching all around for cool things for it. I stumbled upon this site.
I love it! I love the POI that everyone adds.
I checked and I have the 2009 maps
Anyways. I"ll be on the here a lot.
Thanks all in advance!
DO NOT UPDATE THE SOFTWARE!!
I quick check will reveal that many of us 7XX series owners a very unhappy with the last two update (4.0 and 4.1). The biggest complaint is that it causes approximately a .2 mile lag in the voice instructions (called TTS). I often receive the final turn instruction AFTER I have completed the turn.
I have a 760 that worked flawlessly before the update. So why did I update . . . . well I wont make that mistake again.
If you haven't already done so, check out the Nuvi tips and tricks at http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/index.html
Thanks for the info in NOT updating.. I"ll hold out on that..
I"m just looking at POIs now.
You will find a wealth of information here.
So im looking at the POIs..
And they are in CSV files... and I opened the file and they have coordinates for each location. do I add the locations by typing in the coordinates? or Can I just use the POIloader? to transfer the POI file and the image?
**I made both the same name....**
Welcome jlui83 , Great to have you with us.
This is a cool site.
Garmin Nuvi, 750
Use POI Loader.
see this link http://www.poi-factory.com/node/85
I found this site recently too (when getting my 770 from Costco.com recently). Does yours have 2009 Europe maps? Mine was 2009 for USA, but only 2008 for Europe (and 3.20 software).
I like this (and the other two I found, I'll have to admit) site -- only thing horribly wrong with it is the name of it. A Poi Factory normally makes this gray'ish yuckky goo'ey mess, usually in Hawaii (where I was born).
Welcome to the site!
Sounds like you and I are identical!
I got my 770 from Costco, and my maps are the same as yours - 2009 for the US, 2008 for Europe. According to the Garmin site, they are the most recent maps.
What are the 2 other sites that you use?
I'm new to the GPS game too. I went on a road trip with a friend two weeks ago, and he had a little Garmin that we used to navigate there and back. I had never used one before, and I was hooked. The day I got back I found a cheap Nuvi 200W on ebay, and just got it today. My wife and I used it this afternoon to go do some shopping about 50 miles north of us, and it worked like a charm. I have a bunch of questions, and I'll probably get around to asking all the nice folks on this site before too long. Hopefully I won't look like a complete idiot when I do.
don't feel like an idiot or any other negative thought. everyone had to start at the beginning just like you. won't be long and you will put in your knowledge to help someone else.
Am I allowed to mention other sites?
welcome,glad to have you join us,you will find a wealth of info here, just read, and read some more.
Welcome to the friendly site, where your never lost.
Welcome to the site, you are going to love it here.
Glad you found us!
Here are a few things to read, they will make your experience here even more enjoyable!
Yes there are other sites that deal with GPS systems and I’m sure that you’ll be able to glean some information from them.
I’ve only been active on this site for a couple weeks and the experience has been great. I’ve seen a great number of new people come to this site for the first time and ask a question that has been asked many times before. Not one of the long time, more experienced posters on here has treated these newbies with disrespect or tried to make the newbie feel stupid for asking a question that was important to them.
I’m sure you’ll enjoy your stay here. Come back any time for news, tips, tricks or just a chat.
The porch light is always on and you’ll always feel welcome.
I got my 770 from Costco on Oct. 1st and it had the 2009 North Am map and 2008 Europe. I registered on Garmin and used the web update tool (you also need the Garmin IE plug in) and they gave me the option to download the 2009 Europe maps for free. I downloaded the file and it worked great. You can call the support line and they will send you the DVD's for free just by requesting them. Make sure you tell them you want both the North Am and Europe DVD.
Nice to meet you jlui83 and tnlcallen.
I'm new to this game too....got a 755 and then sent it back and traded it for a 765.
Before this, I had only used cell phone and early handheld GPS.
I'm sure you'll learn a lot on these forums as I have.
When I go to settings/system/about, it says Software Version 2.30/Audio Version 1.9/GPS SW Version 2.80.
Do the 7x5 series use different software? Or am I looking at the wrong place?
I did update everything I could when I got it and the voice instructions seem to be generally good.
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