Is there a current nuvi model that doesn't arbitrarily reboot itself?
My 1490 is constantly doing this. Is it possible that it has something to do with traffic reporting, or perhaps the added POI database, or additional maps installed? My old 750 (no traffic) never experienced this issue.
Another issue I'm experiencing is the "Cannot create a route" message (or whatever the actual words are) that is becoming more of a issue. In all cases the device is showing a good signal and does indeed track my actual path.
Additionally, the 1490 will occasionally just lock up. In this case, holding the power switch down for about a minute allows it to reboot.
Firmware is current and CNNA is the latest version. (I also experienced these issues with earlier firmware and earlier versions of CNNA.)
Initially I thought it had something to do with the 1000 series small memory capacity, but I see that those with other models experiencing these same problems.
I intended to upgrade to a 3490, but decided to wait for the 3590 when an announcement about its introduction was made. I really like the 5" screen better. Now I'm seeing reports of 3490 reboots.
Its becoming exasperating. Last night I was on unfamiliar roads in downtown Boston at rush hour. I had it set to go home, a distance of about 30 miles. At some point in the maze of unfamiliar streets, in rain and darkness the screen went black, it rebooted and a few minutes later resumed navigation after having missed a critical turn.
Traffic reporting last night was a joke. The nuvi showed it completely stopped on the interstate, yet for the most part is was moving along a 70 mph. The nuvi kept trying to divert me to a side road which I knew that even with slow traffic on the interstate would easily take twice as long if I had used it, barring an accident. (Traffic reporting had been upgraded to Clear Channel because of the ads on the "free" Navteq traffic.)
Yes, just going down the road, my 3490 just decides to reboot for some reason. It comes back on and resumes the route. Don't know why it does this.
The traffic indicators are incorrect a little more often than not in my experience. It'll tell me the freeways are backed up when indeed it's smooth sailing. I can't rely on it and sometimes I have to make decision to believe it or not as to if I should detour. Sometimes I'll flip the radio over a station that does traffic reports to see what they're saying. Sometimes the nuvi is on, and sometimes it's not consistent with the radio report.
Every Nuvi model I have ever owned suffered from these ghostly reboots.
Battery condition good, power cord and connections all good, they just "happen".
None of my old StreetPilot models ever had this affliction.
Occasionally it will go into a boot loop on startup where for between 3 to 8 times it will just restart over and over, but once it's on it will stay on until the power runs out.
My 1490 has rebooted a few times, but never while navigating. However when I arrive at a TourGuide destination, I hit the stop button because for some reason the unit gets confused when I start the car at a TourGuide while navigating.
I intended to upgrade to a 3490, but decided to wait for the 3590 when an announcement about its introduction was made.
I will upgrade also if the 3590 gets good reviews.
It's a Garmin!!!!!
it just happend to me the other day on my Volvo Garmin GPS...have no idea why, just did. I restarted it again, probably not knowing that the bugger would do it on it's own, all fine now. If I knew what caused it, I'd be makin' the things...LOL
If you have issues (or success!) with the Traffic service, please post which subscription you use (NavTech or Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network), as well as what metro area and if the unit is actively receiving new traffic information.
The type of traffic subscription you have can cause your results to vary greatly, and some cities have much better coverage for one or the other service. If you lost the traffic signal, your unit will still display traffic congestion that it previously received for an indefinite time.
I have not noticed that yet with the 3970.
My 1450/1390 generally only reboots during startup.
This version seems to have fixed the shutdown on start up with my 1490.
I have a 1450LMT and I don't recall it ever rebooting on it's own.
Like jjen reported, startup and random reboots also seemed to have stopped for me. I updated the 1490 to 5.80 when it came out in early January.
Question: Why does my nuvi 1200, 1300, 1400, series devices reboot or shutdown while navigating an active route?
Please note that if your nuvi is experiencing any of the following symptoms, a software update was released in order to help prevent these issues from occurring:
Unit shuts down while navigating an active route
Unit reboots while navigating an active route, powers back on, however reboots again once you attempt to View Map on the device
In order to update your nuvi please utilize Garmin's Webupdater program which will update your unit to the latest available software. If your unit continues to experience a rebooting issue please contact Garmin Customer Support for further assistance.
Never had a re-booting problem with my 1490. I update as soon as there are new updates.
I think my issue had to do with the ecoroute HD. I cleared the MPG and Ecoscore data and it hasn't rebooted since.
On my 750, there was one firmware rev that caused reboots, but otherwise it's been very reliable.
Same here. Happened to every single one I ever owned: 765T, 885T, 3790LMT, 3490LMT. No matter old or new firmware.
Come one Garmin, work out the bugs before release.....
My 3490 reboots on occasion and my 3790 did as well. My old StreetPilot 2610 never did. I sure miss thoses days.
I must be one of the lucky ones, I never had any of my 3 Nuvi's reboot while on a trip. And that includes updating firmware whenever available.
My 1490 reboots quite a bit. I called Garmin and arranged an exchange but never followed it through since I had to move at the time. This was back in August and the unit still does it. Warranty is up though, and I'm not sure if I still can exchange. Maybe I should try the Jan update first
As soon as I cleared the data off the EcoRoute feature and stop using it, all the problems I had with the nuvi 1490 went away..
Hmm, you are the second to report a possible interaction issue with Eccoroute. I too purchased this gadget, but can say that I was experiencing reboots prior to using the Eccoroute HD, but not as often.
I'm a gadget freak and bought the thing but virtually never check on statistics its providing. I'll pull it out to see if things improve.
Even with 4 firmware updates in the last year, it just seems like nuvis are buggy whether it's freezing up etc. Yesterday, I was not driving on the route the nuvi suggested, it showed me on a parallel road, and never recalculated. Sometimes I don't get the logic behind their software. This same unit 2350LMT was unable to route me one one occasion, on a major bridge in a city of 5 million. LOL
This is my 2nd 2350LMT, the first one simply froze up--could not power it off. The only thing that could be done was to let the battery drain. After it did it twice, I returned it.
Yesterday, I was not driving on the route the nuvi suggested, it showed me on a parallel road, and never recalculated. LOL
Just one of the advantages of road lock.
Maybe it's memory management of these units? I have a 3790LMT and it reboots if I do editing a lot. It does that all the time so I did it in chunks. I loaded some routes from basecamp and when I deleted the route and re-loaded it, the unit locked up totally. I did the reset as instructed by Garmin and the unit locked up again. The next time it locked up without loading a route. I reported that and they asked me to send it in for repair. My garmin is only 4 Month old! I wish I would have returned it to Cosco before the 3 month limit.
Garmin should be able to fix this with a software update. (I hope)
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