my c 330 change by the afternoon on the day the time changed i guess we get the time from the satilite and they must have updated it there
The timezone setting, and the DST on/off/auto and the time displayed are user settings, for the user's information/convenience and don't really impact the operation of the unit. Unless you updated the unit's software, or changed a setting manually effecting the time - I'm not sure how the unit could have updated all by itself.
On the inside, the units all run on UTC (which is the abbreviation for the French terminology that translates to Coordinated Universal Time, which is also known as Greenwich Mean Time) - that and your current location are what the units use to display the sun & moon locations and determine when to dim the backlight at sunset, etc. if your unit is capable of those functions.
My c330 didn't change, so I changed DST from auto to on, and that fixed it.
The garmin website FAQs say that an update has been released to correct the DST issue. The website states...
As of March 8th, updates have been released for the following units:
* StreetPilot 2720
* StreetPilot 2730
* StreetPilot 2820
* StreetPilot 7200
* StreetPilot 7500
* StreetPilot c310
* StreetPilot c320
* StreetPilot c330
* StreetPilot c510
* StreetPilot c530
* StreetPilot c550
* StreetPilot i2
* StreetPilot i3
* StreetPilot i5
* BMW Navigator III
* nüvi 360
* GPSMAP 60Cx
* GPSMAP 60CSx
* GPSMAP 76Cx
* GPSMAP 76CSx
* Edge 205
* Edge 305
To update software on GPS devices, please use our WebUpdater software update program. Updates for other units will be released as they are available. Periodically running WebUpdater with your GPS unit connected to the computer will check for updates.
I had to manually change my Nuvi 350 today... the best part of all this is it will update in a few weeks and be an hour off in the other direction.
It should not change on you...at least that's what I gathered from the e-mail I got from Garmin's support people.
Was it just changing the DST time from "Auto" to "On"? Then it shouldn't be a problem in 3 weeks, because DST will still be in effect, so either "On" or "Auto" should be the same at that point.
You just have to remember to change it to "Off" when DST ends this fall, or to "Auto" if & when Garmin does release an update for your model.
so what when I go to another State with different time?
I have a Nuvi 360 and I was wondering why a GPS that shows the time zone boundary can't auto change the time zone when I cross it!!!
I did a software update and it had no problem doing the Auto DST change.
It appears that Garmin did not feel the overhead of additional boundries and constant calculation were worth the tradeoff for automatically adjusting time as you drive. The time zone setting is strictly manual and the adjustment for Daylight Savings time, when set to automatic was just recently updated (model dependent) to account for the new dates for the change.
I too had to change mine manually---if I switch it back to auto--of course, it goes back to the wrong time, but keeping it on the on positon--will it change back another hour?
If all you did was set the DST to on, it is a manual adjustment and will not change the time until you turn it off.
When you get the update for the 350, you can switch back to automatic.
I figured since they were having a problem with some of the time changes because of the earlier date we would have to do it manually. Wonder if this will happen again in the fall or do you think that the update will solve all of the problem? I really am a novice when it comes to computers, etc. Thank you for your input---have a great day
So that on the 350, you can go back to the "Auto" setting after you apply the update, and in the fall, it will "fall back" on the right date as it is supposed to.
Last week I manually put my setting to DST "ON" and it shows the correct time. When I started my trip to the Cape, Garmin gave me an ETA showing of one hour. I knew that wasn't right, then it dawned on me about the DST.
I just checked through the WebUpdater, and no fix or update was available. No problem, I'll just leave it on "ON" until Fall as kch mentioned.
Hi All - new here and new to the world of GPS. Wow all i can say is that I already love my Garmin 680 and the public sharing of POI info is great. I'm very happy to have discovered this site!
I was disappointed that the model 680 has this DST bug. Its one thing for old software/firmware, but clearly during development Garmin had to be aware of the DST change and should have planned for this accordingly.
Likewise it's disappointing that they haven't released any update (that I know of anyway) for this. Fortunately its a simple work around.
BTW I am very interested in the red light db. It says there is no charge to "active members" or something like that. At what point does one gain that status? Also I have a camera I want to report - where do I do this and is there a way to find out if its already in the database? Thanks!
You can report new camera siting through the option on the right hand side of the screen under your name called *report a red light camera.
See the FAQ's about active membership: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/262
It says there is no charge to "active members" or something like that. At what point does one gain that status?
Under FAQ's they list this info on "active member". I'm patiently waiting to become "active" as well.
Here is the information:
How do I become an active member?
Becoming an active member is completely free.
You automatically become an active member when you've made posts in at least 3 of the last 5 weeks. Activity includes uploading POI files and/or posting in the discussion forums.
The weekly posting periods run Monday through Sunday (GMT). Active member status is updated once each week (on Monday mornings).
If timing of your first post is lucky (Saturday or early Sunday), you can become an active user in just a little more than 2 weeks
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