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New Garmin Nuvi User (nuvi 765t)

 

Hey, I am new to this site and new to GPS systems. I just purchased a Garmin Nuvi 765T. I was hoping that I could get some help. Do you have any advice as to what I should do to avoid future issues (etc) right from the start. Should I plug it in a get updates, new maps and if so how do I do this? Also, after reading many posts, I am concerned about the volume issue, so I am wondering about the tts voice editor software. I would like to use this to make the volume louder. I am not computer illiterate, yet I am not a technie either--especially not in this area. So, any help that you could provide would be great. Ps. Does each Nuvi model come equipped with the same voices?

Charge it

Plug it in and charge the battery for a few hours. Then, install Webupdater and check for and install any firmware updates. Then take it out and use it a while. After a day or two you can register it and check for map updates.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

765t, me too

I have a 765t too. It is a good choice in my opinion. Not to make you paranoid, but some, including me have had some issues with touch misinterpretations on the touch screen. This seems to be a normal abnormality with some of these units, but generally tolerable. Between Poi-Factory and the Garmin website, you can find all the info you will ever need! With poiloader, you can add custom POIs, with sounded/proximity alerts. Trust me, it isnt hard to do. Lot of good people on here (me too) will gladly help steer you right. smile

You need to go to the Garmin website and register your unit. With your username and passwrod, you can go back as many times as you want to. I think you have 60 days from the first satellite aquisition to update your unit.

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

Thanks!

groundhog wrote:

I have a 765t too. It is a good choice in my opinion. Not to make you paranoid, but some, including me have had some issues with touch misinterpretations on the touch screen. This seems to be a normal abnormality with some of these units, but generally tolerable. Between Poi-Factory and the Garmin website, you can find all the info you will ever need! With poiloader, you can add custom POIs, with sounded/proximity alerts. Trust me, it isnt hard to do. Lot of good people on here (me too) will gladly help steer you right. smile

You need to go to the Garmin website and register your unit. With your username and passwrod, you can go back as many times as you want to. I think you have 60 days from the first satellite aquisition to update your unit.

Thanks for the reply! Quick (and sad...) question: What is the POIloader and is that built into the Nuvi or online?

Also, did you run into issues with the volume? If so, did you also run/try the TTSVoiceEditor software?

One clarification

groundhog wrote:

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You need to go to the Garmin website and register your unit. With your username and passwrod, you can go back as many times as you want to. I think you have 60 days from the first satellite aquisition to update your unit.

From time to time there may be updates available for the software or voices, etc. These will always be available to you. When you 1st turn on your GPSr and it acquires a satellite fix, the unit is "registered". That is, a time stamp is embedded into the device that cannot be changed. The 60 days referenced above is measured from that time stamp and limits the time you have to download and install the free map update. After the 60 days, you will have to purchase any updated maps if you want them.

Map version 2010.30 came out a few weeks ago, and these updates generally come out at 90 day intervals give or take a month. It is possible, but not likely that another update will be available within 60 days.

The map set in your device is probably below 2010.30. To determine the version on my model, I select Tools -> Settings -> Map -> Map Info You will see something like CN North America NT xxxx.xx

Here's the link that describes the program: https://my.garmin.com/maps/nuMaps.htm

If you are dissatisfied with the volume level of the voice, try TTSVoiceEditor: http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/TTSVoiceEditor

POILoader can be downloaded from: http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/

While you're there snag a copy of Web Updater from: http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99...

And Garmin Communicator from: http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator/

You can physically register your device at: https://my.garmin.com/

The link here to myDashboard will tell you what updates are available. Some prefer this method, others favor Web Updater.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge"

This is a very nice model. I just ordered one.

mgirl74 wrote:

Hey, I am new to this site and new to GPS systems. I just purchased a Garmin Nuvi 765T. I was hoping that I could get some help. Do you have any advice as to what I should do to avoid future issues (etc) right from the start. Should I plug it in a get updates, new maps and if so how do I do this? Also, after reading many posts, I am concerned about the volume issue, so I am wondering about the tts voice editor software. I would like to use this to make the volume louder. I am not computer illiterate, yet I am not a technie either--especially not in this area. So, any help that you could provide would be great. Ps. Does each Nuvi model come equipped with the same voices?

Try Gary's Site

If you have not already, try Gary Hayman's site (one of our members). It has How To's in general and also for your specific unit.

http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/page7x5.01.htm#...

This is a must-have reference - I suggest that you bookmark it as a Favorite!

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Hawk - Nuvi 1450

This is my first post and my

This is my first post and my first car GPS. I got the 765T last week so for I have really liked it. It did lock up today and I had to power it off to get it running again. I need to download the newest update, hopefully that will fix the problem. I need to check on the volume also because it is hard to hear in my truck.

TUeltzen
Missouri
765T

Don't put of firmware update.

Tueltzen, I wouldn't delay on that firmware upgrade on the 765T. The current version is 3.60 (3.80 on some newly shipped units). If you have either of those versions you are OK, but if you have an earlier version, you run the risk of "bricking" your 765T if you use it. See this post for more information: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/23332.

In any case, check your current version (Tools - settings - system - about - look in upper right of screen). If you don't have 3.60 or 3.80, Install Webupdater and get your 765T updated to 3.60.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

let me second that

jthawkin@comcast.net wrote:

If you have not already, try Gary Hayman's site (one of our members). It has How To's in general and also for your specific unit.

http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/page7x5.01.htm#...

This is a must-have reference - I suggest that you bookmark it as a Favorite!

Gary's site and poi-factory are a great duo to get you up to speed

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

I've had the 765T a couple months.

The very first action I took after the initial charge and fingering operation was to connect the USB and make a complete copy of all the programs and data that came on the unit when new. I have that in case I make a mistake somewhere along the line or an update goes bad. Both of those issues are real concerns. When you have a little time on this site you will see that in a few cases Garmin updates resulted in rendering units dysfunctional. It is just good insurance to be able to revert back to a pristine status. (Not that it is always possible to undo a Garmin update by restoring the files.)

The advice posted above to just use the unit for awhile is well taken. The myriad of details necessary to learn before making serious modifications can be overwhelming.

For me, learning a few of the basic operational protocols such as how to reset the unit, charging, how to move from function to function, screen calibration, etc.went a long way toward eliminating some operational glitches that could otherwise be seen as faults in the unit. When my unit was new I seemed to have a knack for locking the unit by some light fantastic with my fingers.

The low volume issue is simply not a problem with my unit. I think the initial updates from Garmin actually fixed that in my case..

I second the post above on what programs and utilities to start out with. Those can all be downloaded and installed and available if and when an actual modification is desired. First order here is to do the firmware update and then at your leisure during the first 60 days the map update.

This site is in a class of it's own. The level of help and experience here is phenomenal. Go slow and soak it up..

poiloader, & TTSVoiceEditor

mgirl74 wrote:
groundhog wrote:

I have a 765t too. It is a good choice in my opinion. Not to make you paranoid, but some, including me have had some issues with touch misinterpretations on the touch screen. This seems to be a normal abnormality with some of these units, but generally tolerable. Between Poi-Factory and the Garmin website, you can find all the info you will ever need! With poiloader, you can add custom POIs, with sounded/proximity alerts. Trust me, it isnt hard to do. Lot of good people on here (me too) will gladly help steer you right. smile

You need to go to the Garmin website and register your unit. With your username and passwrod, you can go back as many times as you want to. I think you have 60 days from the first satellite aquisition to update your unit.

Thanks for the reply! Quick (and sad...) question: What is the POIloader and is that built into the Nuvi or online?

Also, did you run into issues with the volume? If so, did you also run/try the TTSVoiceEditor software?

The poiloader is a separate program you download and use on your computer to load POIs onto your 765t. It is very intuitive. A bit early to mention this, but you can create proximity alerts when using it in manual mode. Just keep that in the back of your mind for now. I almost always use a .csv file, .mp3 (sound file), and a .bmp (icon file), all using the same file names to automatically work together for location, sight, and sound recognition. This will seem greek to you now, but it will all come together later on.

To answer your other question, yes, i edited the sound volume and changed the "recalculating" to something else. Actually I told it to say, "recalculating another route". Not much different, but I didnt want to be too cute with it. Hope this helps you!! Doing a search on here will help you muchly. Like I said before, adding POIs and vehicles are not very hard, especially if you are fairly familiar with how to navigate around folders on your computer.

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

765T is plenty loud for me!

I'm just upgrading from a Nuvi 360 to the 765T, and I find that the 765T is WAY louder and easier to hear than my 360 was.......

Also, my car stereo has an AUX in jack on the front, and I bought a $6 cable from radio shack that plugs into the external speaker jack on the 765T and goes directly into my car stereo--so even in a car with a lot of road noise or during a rainstorm, etc., I have no problem hearing the 765T. Of course, one of the features on the 765T is the ability to broadcast it's sound over an FM radio channel, but I find that the sound quality is iffy and it's often hard to find an open FM channel. Using the cable eliminates both of these problems.

NP

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In times of profound change, the learners will inherit the earth while the "learned" find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists...

Touch Screen

I see some people have trouble selecting the right key or button. Some say it's the unit misdirecting the touch command.
I believe it's the operator doing what I call "FAT-FINGERING"....that's when the operator uses a large portion of a finger to hit a small key or being slightly off center when pressing a key, which winds up selecting the wrong key. I'm great at that. Sometimes the keys are spaced to close together making it easy to select the wrong one. My touch screen cell phone is hard to hit without using the stylus.
I found if you only use the very tip of a finger it works just fine.

no fat-fingering

iggy501 wrote:

I believe it's the operator doing what I call "FAT-FINGERING"....that's when the operator uses a large portion of a finger to hit a small key or being slightly off center when pressing a key, which winds up selecting the wrong key.

Some 7x5 touch screens are bad...simply put. Under diagnostics mode (press and hold the battery level meter or it's position on the screen if powered externally), there is a touch screen diagnostic screen. Pressing and holding the screen anywhere will show a blue dot with it's on-screen coordinates where it is being touched. While pressing the touch screen, the dot should remain stationary as expected or have very slight movement (1-2mm or so). On the bad screens, the dot will jump randomly to other screen positions, triggering those locations....even as far as an inch or so away. This is what causes the errors, not mistyping.

I personally went through three units to finally get a usable one...even my current unit has random errors but nowhere near as bad as the ones I returned.

One topic regarding the issue:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/22074

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

New 765T user too

I'm a newbie too. Just returned my 1st unit (before ever driving with it) for a newer one. It was freezing up, the screen was touchy and not responding correctly and it had me driving while sitting on my patio. I'm not too nervous about it though, just drove several thousand miles using a friends 765T with no troubles except for a bit of lag time in Houston causing us to take "the scenic" route. laugh out loud
I'm anxious to get started. Planning a trip for next week. Lots of gooddies and support on this website.
Think I will take Frontlines' advise and "Go slow and soak it up".
Happy Trails ...

Always great information on

Always great information on this sight!

Also a new 765t user. Just

Also a new 765t user. Just registered and downloaded the new map update file (2010.30). However when I try to execute this garmin.....exe file, nothing seems to happen. My hardrive runs and a see an hourglass but no window or anything opens. After 15 minutes I shut everything down, re-booted, and tried again with the same results. What am I missing; or just not patient enough.

Any advice would be appreciated

patience

mjbaran, check this post http://www.poi-factory.com/node/26242. It might answer your question.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Be Patience

mjbaran wrote:

However when I try to execute this garmin.....exe file, nothing seems to happen. My hardrive runs and a see an hourglass but no window or anything opens. After 15 minutes I shut everything down, re-booted, and tried again with the same results. What am I missing; or just not patient enough.

If your HD light is busy (blinking), your PC is still doing something. It may be extracting the file or your antivirus may be scanning the file for viruses. I'd say give it another 15 minutes or so depending on your PC/laptop speed.

Poblem Fixed!

Thx for all the quick responses. Lack of patience was the problem. It took about 35 minutes just for the file to extract. After that everything went smoothly.

connect to phone

Hi. I bought a 765t for my wife (she had her last one stolen) for Xmas, and was excited about the handsfree phone feature. I have a couple of problems with the unit: We were able to sync her phone up easily with the unit, and it shows all of her addresses etc....However, when we place a call, you have to transfer the audio to the cell phone, answer it, and then transfer it back to the unit. My guess is that I should hear the phone ringing on the other end and simply speak when the party answers. When it is connected (via the process above), the volume and connectivity are fine, and it works great......gotta get through this glitch though...thanks

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