Question For Nuvi 2460LMT Owners

 

Just received my 2460LMT from Amazon.
I have a question I can't seem to find the answer to in the owners manual.

Does the 2460 have a sleep mode where it is actually using battery power but not displaying? If it does I want to shut down the unit completely so not to drain the battery.
In the manual it states under "Turning The Device Off"
1- Hold the POWER Key for four seconds.
2- Touch OFF

I've tried this but no "Touch Off" screen appears.
Since the manual is for ther 2200/2300/2400 series
I am thinking this method does not apply for the 2400 series, but rather one of the others. I find Garmin manuals quite incomplete and rely on forums for information.

Can a 2460LMT owner confirm that their unit behaves like mine does and when the power button is pressed the unit shuts down completely.

BTW I am quite happy with the features and performance of the unit thus far.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

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On my 3790, a quick press of the power button puts it to sleep. To turn it off, I have to press it til the off screen appears.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Same behavior with the 3490.

Same behavior with the 3490.

Need Behavior For 2460

Thanks guys for the replies but I need somebody with the 2460LMT.

I recall reading some units had a sleep mode, so from your responses it must be the 3x series.

I'm hoping the 2460LMT doesn't have a sleep mode.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Have you tried it?

The two series have some things in common, so don't dismiss the thoughts so quickly. Just sayin'.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

My 2460 behaves....

When I hold the power button down for more than 1 second the unit powers down...completly.

If I momentarily hold the button down (like snapping a picture) the screen changes to allow me to adjust brightness and/or power off.

Thanks for the tip on holding down the button. I always thought it was a pain in the rear to have to touch off on the screen when I already hit the button.

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Jeff...... Nuvi 2460, Nuvi 2595

You've edited the initial post... So...

Have you upgraded the FW yet? If not, it may have a few new features for the unit.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

2460 owner

Hold power button for a couple of seconds to shut it off. No sleep mode.

The best thing I have

The best thing I have noticed adjusts the brightness option level if you quickly turn off power button let it go.

You may be able to answer this yourself

I don't have a 2490 although I purchased one as a gift recently so I am interested in how it works. But the way my 3 nuvis work (760, 765, 885) is they shut down differently in a seemingly random pattern. Sometimes, they are not in a "deep sleep" mode and start up again quickly when the 12V power from the vehicle gets to them. Other times it is the full boot up then warning screen then additional wait for satellites to be found and takes a couple minutes. I understand this process to be required if they are fully off. If that is what your 2490 always does, then I think it is going fully off. If it starts up without all these steps sometimes, I think it is not.

My 765 and 885 normally reside in two different vehicles in semi-permanent mounts. I alternate between vehicles so they may sit for several days depending on what is going on. The 885t has a traffic antenna buried in the dash attached to it. If it does not fully shut down, the traffic antenna seems to drain the 885t battery and it takes a particularly long time for it to come up to usefulness. Usually this does not happen and I attribute this to the unit shutting down fully.

Jim

Thanks To All

Many thanks to the 2460 users in confirming there is no sleep mode and their units behave like mine.

@Juggernaut
Yes, the firmware is up to date.
The battery was completely dead when I first turned the unit on, wouldn't go to maps loading. Plugged it into my Garmin wall charger and charged the battery, the unit tuned right on.

Then, the first thing I did was backup all of the files (including hidden). Plugged it into computer, it quickly recognized the Nuvi, much faster than my older units. I then used WebUpdater and updated all the pertinent files Then I upgraded the free lifetime maps from 2012.10 to 2012.30 without a hitch.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Answer Found

@JimD1
I beleive you meant to say you recently purchased as a gift a 2495 not a 2490, there is no 2490 model.
I would think the 2495 behaves the same as the 2460.

Giving it further thought, I lacked the common sense in what I believed to be an issue.

If there was a sleep mode, I would think one would just tap the screen or perhaps a fast tap on the power button to bring it to life.
My 2460 does not do that, when I hit the power button it does a complete boot with the map loading so that tells me the unit was off.

That's what happens when you get old, you no longer think clearly.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

2460 Power

Mine is always plugged into the cigarette lighter. When the car is shut off the cigarette lighter socket is also turned off. Then the unit says something like:

"Lost power. Shutting down in 30sec (count down) unless you press the screen"

Then it just turns off.

When I turn my car back on it turns back on.

2450 LM

azjeffh wrote:

When I hold the power button down for more than 1 second the unit powers down...completly.

If I momentarily hold the button down (like snapping a picture) the screen changes to allow me to adjust brightness and/or power off.

Thanks for the tip on holding down the button. I always thought it was a pain in the rear to have to touch off on the screen when I already hit the button.

I have a 2450LM which does the exact same thing...

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

ANother question

How long does the 2460 to power up to the main screen?
My 1490 used to power up in about 10 or 15 seconds. Now that I have the JCV and most of my NA map on the SD card, it takes 40 seconds to power up.
I'm considering buying a 2460 if it powers up quickly with the complete NA map.

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

37 secs.

spokybob wrote:

How long does the 2460 to power up to the main screen?
My 1490 used to power up in about 10 or 15 seconds. Now that I have the JCV and most of my NA map on the SD card, it takes 40 seconds to power up.
I'm considering buying a 2460 if it powers up quickly with the complete NA map.

My 2460 take 37 secs to get to the "Warning" screen.

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Nuvi 2460

@spokybob

20 sec to the map

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

For comparative purposes...

My 3790, with the 775 meg JCV, and POI's on the SD card, takes 27 seconds to the warning screen.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Confused ...

flaco wrote:

20 sec to the map

Is that with your 2460LMT? If so, I wonder why yours is so much faster than mine. About 7 secs after power up I get a "Loading maps" message at the bottom of the screen and it consistently stays there about 30 secs. That's with map version 2012.3. I do have a picture I show at startup but I removed that and it didn't make a difference. Can't think of anything else that might slow down the startup.

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Nuvi 2460

Clear the trip log.

Clear the trip log.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Wish it were that easy, but ,...

clearing the trip log had no effect on the startup time - still 37 sec to the warning screen.

The 37 secs, btw, doesn't really bother me. I just don't know why there's at least one 2460 out there that does it in less than half that time.

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Nuvi 2460

don't ask me how

I have no clue why my is quicker, I just timed and it can get to the **WARNING** screen in 17 sec flat timed with a Heuer stopwatch

Note: My has a full trip log from a weekend in Miami and back

I don't have a SD card in my unit.

Test was done using battery power and not connected to craddle mount and traffic cable.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

Tom

tomkk wrote:

clearing the trip log had no effect on the startup time - still 37 sec to the warning screen.

The 37 secs, btw, doesn't really bother me. I just don't know why there's at least one 2460 out there that does it in less than half that time.

Do you have maps or JCV on your SD card?

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

how long to turn on

15 sec, very fast, did you observe if you disconnect from PC after update it just turn off not restart?

Thanks

tomkk

FWIW, mine is taking 40 seconds to boot. I'll just start leaving home a bit earlier to compensate smile

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Jeff...... Nuvi 2460, Nuvi 2595

Still clear

muell9k wrote:

That's what happens when you get old, you no longer think clearly.

@muell9k,
don't be so hard on yourself ... you still think clearly ... maybe you just do it a little slower. laugh out loud

PS - you shouldn't have to figure these kinds of things out for yourself anyway, the manual should be clear and concise.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

Oh well ...

flaco wrote:

I have no clue why my is quicker, I just timed and it can get to the **WARNING** screen in 17 sec flat timed with a Heuer stopwatch

Note: My has a full trip log from a weekend in Miami and back

I don't have a SD card in my unit.

Test was done using battery power and not connected to craddle mount and traffic cable.

I don't use an SD card either and I've tried it both on battery power and in the cradle - no difference in time. I was about to ask whether you have a 2460n with traffic but I see you mention the traffic cable so I guess that's not it either.

Oh well, I guess it'll be one of those great unsolved mysteries of life grin The time isn't a big deal, but things like this are like an itch I can't scratch.

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Nuvi 2460