A new firmware update for the 2595LMT is out as of Nov 3. It seems to address several problems that I have been having with this unit but there are many more to go.
By the looks of it there are updates for several other units as well.
like your dry sense of humor!
I really do have a good sense of humor. I just loose some of it when dealing with Garmin or when somebody tries to park their pick-up truck inside my car at a high rate of speed
BTW the two are related, last time I saw my old reliable TomTom was under one of the wheels of the fire rescue truck.
By the looks of it there are updates for several other units as well.
What issues have been resolved, and what is left to fix?
This list is the exact same as the 34xx series.
Changes made from version 2.60 to 3.50:
Fixed several translation errors.
Improved map drawing.
Improved support for European functionality.
Improved SD card support.
Fixed ecoRoute HD connection problems.
Fixed an error that caused a routing error when driving through tunnels.
Improved search functionality and performance.
Improved traffic performance.
Fixed an error that prevented some MPC maps from searching POI categories.
Many other small and miscellaneous fixes.
Ya gotta love the the last line. I wish I knew what they are.
Bellow are some messages from another area about some of the problems with the 2595LMT.
One of the problems is with the language guide. Even tho a sample version comes on the unit, it can not be upgraded to a full version (at this time). Once you pay for it and try to install it will come back as "incompatible unit". The same applies for the Cyclops red light cameras.
Garmin says they are looking into the problem. They have been since May when I had the same problem with my 2360LMT.
2595LMT. I have had mine for two weeks now and I'm about ready to toss it out the window and go back to TomTom. As usual Garmin has put something on the market that is far from market ready and should have been tested for several more months. Everytime I turn it on I wonder what little surprise it is going have have for me. Yesterday midway along a 90 mile route I looked down at the unit as I was coming up to the exit I knew I was supose to take and realized it had stopped routing. Entered the address again and 10 minutes later it just stopped routing again, without being touched. Did a reset and all was fine.
On the way home the Ecoroute HD stopped working and still does not. I traded in my 4 month old 2360LMT because it had problems that Garmin could not solve from the first day, its kind of like going from the frying pan into the fire.
Sadly I agree about the 2595, my new addition did not see closed bridges in Nebraska, froze at the worst time, could not look up QT gas stations without freezing and worst of all took me downtown in St Louis at 5 a.m Sunday morning into construction, the trip to Wyoming with a horse was supposed to be a great trip, scenery new Garmin etc, but ended as a nightmare, I also purchased a GTM 60 receiver for 3D HD traffic not sure that's working either........ Again Tom Tom may be the better bet, I miss my 2535M Go Live even with the $60.00 fee after one year for live services. There other posts on other GPS sites that are complaining about the new Garmin serie.
I just bought the 2595lmt and haven't used it much, so havent had problems yet. Anybody else have problems with it?
One thing you might try is go into "Where to" and search for fuel and it will come up with fuel stations and convenience stores. Most of the convenoence stores dont have fuel. If you search on convenience it will show most of the stores in the area and if you select one that you know does not sell fuel, hit the info button for that location and it will usualy show a fuel icon. Just down the sreet from is a gas station with a ATM a coffee shop next door and a grocery store next to that. Sometimes when I drive down the street it shows the ATM icon, sometimes the fuel icon, sometimes the coffee shop icon and sometimes nothing. Usually it shows the coffee shop icon 1/4 mile from were it really is. It never shows the grocery store unless I browse the map. The exit services is less accurate than a coin toss. While driving down the highway I will see a sign that says 24 hour food and fuel I hit the exit services button and it shows nothing for fuel, as I get closer I can see the actual gas station and looking at the map it shows the fuel icon. If I hit the icon it tells me its a Esso station. So why cant exit services find it?
Garmin also cant figure out why none of their "extras" are not compatible. Their red light camera subscription will not load. The language translater that come on the unit as a demo says incompatible unit when you buy the full version.
Best of all, they are now telling me my ecoroute HD unit may not work properly on it. Dont know why they didnt tell me that when I ordered the adapter
I replaced my bad 1490 with a 2595. I've installed my POIs with the POI Loader. On the 1490 there was an 'Extras' folder where they lived. On my 2595 I can't find that folder. I did find Custome POIs under the Categories folder but it shows all the individual stores etc. in a list. I would like to choose which file I'm looking at.
Is this possible?
Before I updated to 6.30 on my 2595LMT, My Custom Poi's were under catagories in Custom Poi's but in 2 folders. Speed Cameras and Red Light Camera's After I updated the 2 folders are gone and now there is just the Custom Poi's folder ther with the address's in it. I don't konw what Garmin did to screw this one up.
where do you guys find what changes come with the updates? All I see when I update through webupdater is a list of upgrades to choose from. Even though last night there was no software showing up, on dashboard there was a software updates available...of course dashboard has no mention what changes were made..
Keep this link in your favorites to see the changes for your unit.
How do I do to see the changes for the 24xx, I went to that page but can't figure out how to navigate to the 24xx info
and the link for the other series
Thanks canuk & DorkusNimrod
Well last weekend I was e-mailing there help people. They were to get back to me after trying to install 2 of my favorite POI folders to see if they could duplicate the problem.
It's been a week now with no response.
I can only assume that they had the same issue and are working on a fix.
I guess no news yet Jim?
I spoke with a tech on the phone about this as well who advised they are aware that 6.30 was supposed to fix this very issue but they were getting some reports that it did not. All he could report was that it was being investigated. I told him about the work-around (outlined in this forum) but pointed out to him that when custom POI's are installed together this way, you cannot use manual mode to customize the proximity alerts; you must use Extra POI Editor and do it by hand. (i.e. Rest Area Alerts)
Garmin's response to me said that the 2595 handle POIs differently than the 1490. If what you're wanting isn't close enough to be in the list, you'll have to do a search.
I'll be sending my 2595 back. Any ideas on what I should get?
I think I know...
I had looked at a 2595. Now my replacement 1490 is looking better all the time.
I know you probably have only limited time to return the 2595, but as this issue affects the 3xxx (flagship) series as well and they have already released a FW update trying to correct it, I have to believe another FW update to fix it is in the works at Garmin. In the mean time, there is a fairly simple work-around to get the custom POI's into their separate categories. It makes no sense that Garmin would leave this as is. POI's load perfectly onto my 255 when I install them one at a time (separate folders for each)and many have reported all was well until they installed v6.30 on their 2xxx or 3xxx series.
Installing each POI folder in an individual running of POI Loader will do it?
It will take some time but it'll be worth it if that's how to do it.
Create a [main] folder with a subfolder for each custom POI. Example:
[main folder] > garmin_pois
[subfolder] > red-light-cams
[subfolder] > speed-cams
[subfolder] > a&w-root-beer
Load the .csv (and .bmp and .wav) files in each. When you run poi loader select the -main folder- as the one where the files can be found. (don't specify the sub folders).
POI loader will install each one and a separate folder (category) for each will be created on the 2595. This is how I installed mine to get separate catergories on my 2595. It works like a charm until Garmin (hopefully) fixes this.
The only file in the ointment is with this method you cannot use manual mode to install -custom- proximity alerts (for example with the combined rest areas POIs.) The work around for this using another app called "Extra POI Editor) was recently discussed elsewhere. The above process was also explained to me recently in the red light cameras string.
Thanks I'll give that a try.
Now I'm having issues with POI Loader finding my Nuvi.
It will only see it after a fresh install of the program. So I will have to re-install for every folder.
I actually think Garmin may have created this new problem in an attempt to fix another one as per below from their outline of the 6.30 release. Looks like with 6.20 -certain- subcategories didn't appear. (Several folks here have confirmed they had POI subcategories using FW v6.20) With 6.30, all of them (subcategories) are now gone.
Changes made from version 6.20 to 6.30:
Fixed a bug that prevented the FMI from correctly restarting after the cable was removed and then re-connected.
Fixed a bug that caused subcategories not to appear with certain custom GPI files.
Fixed a bug that caused the unit to display ASR messages on non-ASR units.
Try a hard-power down. (Hold power key down for 10 seconds) I sometimes have same problem with POI Loader when I leave it connected to the PC and try to do another download. Remove the USB cable from the Nuvi, do the hard power down, wait 30 seconds, connect again, wait for it to appear in my computer, wait a few seconds, start poi loader. I also had POI loader remove all the old custom POI's before I reloaded them with the above workaround. If you still have the custom files on your PC, just create the new folders and drag the files into them. Sounds more complicated than it is. You should be in business within 10 minutes.
Good luck! Let us know how you make out.
Thanks for all the help.
Making the sub folders did the trick. I tried it with just a dozen folders first and they're all there. Now I'll do the other 70 or so folders.
I'll try the hard-power down now as well.
Guess I'm keeping the 2595.
The hard power down didn't make a differance.
Great news! Glad to hear you're back in business. (I only have a few custom POIs loaded.)
Re: POI loader not seeing Nuvi...
I also occasionally have a problem with POI loader not seeing/finding the nuvi. (Even when "my conmputer" shows it.) What works for me when this happens is to disconnect the cable, power the nuvi up, re-connect the cable, wait until the nuvi appears on "my computer", wait 10 seconds then start POI loader. I don't have this problem every time though.
Another thing that might save you some time: You can just re-run POI loader after you create new folders and copy the files into them. (Leave all the previously installed files/folders in place.) Keep the same custom created poi file name and allow it to over write it (say "yes"). That way, you can gradually build the subfolders and install them (using POI loader) after you are finished building all of them.
vaccum cleaners...their time as a purveyor of decent GPS equipment is long passed...despite the apologists, doesn't anyone else see that every new unit, after the C530/550 has been an increasing headache?
>>vaccum cleaners...their time as a purveyor of decent GPS equipment is long passed...despite the apologists, doesn't anyone else see that every new unit, after the C530/550 has been an increasing headache?<<
To be fair, these new units are several orders of magnitude more complex than their predecessors, so I would expect to see some problems when they are first introduced. As long as Garmin fixes them via firmware updates and releases them in a timely manner, I'm happy. I have my old 255 sitting right here with my 2595 and the differences in the capabilities, search speed, satellite acquisition, features and map refresh is striking. The 255 is really only one generation back.
These units are a big jump in complexity from the previous generation. I'm not surprised they have some issues. I'm not making excuses for them, but take a look at the firmware release history for any unit from the last few years...they all have a long list of fixes and updates. I see that as a good thing!
Thanks for your help below! The 2595 did separate the Custom POI's into catagories by itself until the 6.30 update. Garmin is Wrong on their comment!
I just bought a 2595 to replace my defunct 1450. Did I make a mistake? Looking at this thread it appears so. I haven't opened it yet, so I can return it.
this post was 10 months ago. more updates sence then
The POI issue was fixed a few releases ago.
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