I recently purchased a micro SD card 4G and loaded some POI's on it. The GPS doesn't see to recognize it. I checked in my extra's folder and could only find files that I loaded directly to the unit. Help please.
im not sure if it takes hcsd, may need to get a 2 gig card
Question: What is the largest Secure Digital (SD) card that my nuvi, zumo, or Streetpilot can accept?
As long as the unit has the latest version of software, your unit can use the following maximum card size from the table below. You can use the WebUpdater program to download the latest unit software.
Unit Series Maximum Size of SD card
nuvi 16 GB
zumo 16 GB
Streetpilot c500 2 GB
Streetpilot c300* 2 GB
Streetpilot i-series* 2 GB
Streetpilot 7200 / 7500 2 GB
Depending on the model of your unit, it may use either a full size SD card or a microSD card. If you are not sure which your unit requires, please refer to its documentation.
*Note: Streetpilot c300 and i-series units do not currently support the SDHC (High Capacity) cards.
Last modified on: 01/27/2010
Looks like it ought to work
Works fine in my 1490....4g sdhc....be sure you are loading the poi's through poi loader...you cannot load them individually....
I recently purchased a micro SD card 4G and loaded some POI's on it.
I think farrissr has guessed correctly, you didn't use POI loader, just tried to move in the files. If that is wrong though, be sure that the card if formatted FAT and not NTFS. Can you see the card as an additional drive letter when the GPS is attached to the computer? And whatever the problem, it is not a 2 gig limit.
I'll check tonight. I did swap the card with a 2G that I have in my phone and I was able to see the pics that I had stored on it.
If you have a folder on the SD card by the name of Garmin?
Some units will not read anything unless it's in a "Garmin" folder.
It takes mine at 4GB.
You can check contents by opening it in 'Explore' more.
Open My Computer then point cursor to SD card then click 3rd button of mouse then go to 'Explore' then click again.
If you used POI loader, a 'Garmin' folder will be created that will contain sub folders for GPX and POI.
Make sure to select SD card when using POI loader.
To view these files,
Route - got to Tools --> My Data --> Import --> select file --> press import again. Go to 'Routes' to see the file.
It's formatted with FAT32 and works great, although it's overkill for saving POIs and backing up files.
Oh, by the way, I've installed v4.60 firmware for it, should that be important.
I have a 1450 with 8GB card and have had no problems....with it. All POI's are on the card. I do load them with POI Loader though and have had zero problems.
Not only do you have to use POI loader on all the files in a subdirectory on your pc, but you must create a file struction on your SDHC card which is identical to the file structure within the Garmin unit. That means i.e. c:\Garmin\poi. That's where the files go into the SDHC card.
Hope that helps.
Has anyone found a way to stop the unit from asking to load the POIs from the card to the unit each time it is turned on? It is not like the 265 where you could say yes and then reject it from loading.
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