Hi folks, newbie here. Please be easy on me. I'm a highly computer literate fellow, but I'm new to GPS. Having a lot of fun with my Garmin Nuvi 1300 so far. Drove home in a very VERY thick fog last night, and just having it on to "maps" was very helpful. I couldn't see more than 50-100 feet in front of me. Couldn't even see the exits. Even though I've driven that route for 30 years, it was still hard to make out where I was at times. GPS unit was really great- it told me how close certain exits were that I knew would be very dangerous in fog!
Now that's a very useful thing about a gps; navigation in the fog (or heavy weather). Glad to hear you made it home!
Have fun here!
Welcome and enjoy the site.Lots of great information on this site that will keep you coming back for more and more information. Also great people here with tons of knowledge and always willing to help ...
Garmin Nuvi, 750
Welcome to the site tomthebomb.
I find the best part about my Nuvi is the ability to find decent restaurants and Offbeat Tourist Attractions USA. My newbie Nuvi thread is at
That thread should tell you everything you need to know about getting POI files from
onto your Nuvi 1300.
The POIs I have added to my Nuvi are
To keep these updated, I use the new "Batch POI download utility". See
If you need help, please feel free to ask.
Hi folks, newbie here. Please be easy on me. I'm a highly computer literate fellow, but I'm new to GPS. Having a lot of fun with my Garmin Nuvi 1300 so far. Drove home in a very VERY thick fog last night, and just having it on to "maps" was very helpful.
Welcome to the site. I can agree with your statement about the Nuvi being very helpful in the fog. I use it to look for turns and wiggles in the road. Even driving at a much reduced speed due to poor visibility, it helps to know the road will be making a bend shortly so you aren't surprised when the lines start to shift.
Welcome to the Factory!
Come on in... the water fine !
I just wanted to add another Welcome
tomthebomb, long before getting a road GPS, we used a Garmin 76 for our boat. It was so accurate we were never lost in fog anymore. Of course, POIs on the water are waypoints, and many waypoints are buoys. Some buoys are ten feet high and weigh several tons, and they don't move! If you enter the coordinates of a buoy, the boat will hit it dead center! The answer is to make the waypoint about 50 feet away. Drive in fog with a grain of salt.
Wow, thanks all for the warm welcome. I might even ask s stupid question or two! I'll have to come up with a snazzy looking Avatar....
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