Clearing all trip data on a NUVI 40

 

Anyone know how to clear all trip info on a NUVI 40? I mean the bright blue lines that show where I've been?

Not in the Owners Manual.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Not sure

It may be that this feature was eliminated on the new nuvi Essential Series devices like yours but on the older units, we could tap Tools, My Data, Clear Trip Log.

If, on the other hand, you just don't want to see the log data displayed, page 20 of the manual describes hiding Trip Logs on the Settings, Map, Trip Log page of your nuvi's display.

Reset

Just wanted to reset it. I like it, but tired of all the overlapping lines at home and work.

Believe you are right, the newer units don't do that.

Thanks anyway.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

same as 260 and 2460?

Hold down finger over left bottom corner until screen changes?

Page 14 nuvi 40 user manual
Resetting Trip Information
1. From the map, select the Speed field Reset

2. Select an option:
. Select Reset Trip Data to reset information on the trip computer.
. Select Reset Max. Speed to reset the maximum speed.

3. Select OK.

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Close

flaco wrote:

Hold down finger over left bottom corner until screen changes?

Page 14 nuvi 40 user manual
Resetting Trip Information
1. From the map, select the Speed field Reset

2. Select an option:
. Select Reset Trip Data to reset information on the trip computer.
. Select Reset Max. Speed to reset the maximum speed.

3. Select OK.

Nope. That only clears some of the data, such as greatest speed, miles traveled, etc since last reset. Not the tracks.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

you r right

Found this on a page with the 40 specs:

Trip Log
The trip log allows you to display where you’ve been (which can be a big help navigating mega-mall parking lots, and even in everyday city driving). The trip log is the thin blue line shown below.

There are options to Show or Hide this info, but unfortunately (unlike on other nuvis) there appears to be no way to clear the trip log short of a hard reset! Perhaps this is just an oversight that will be fixed in an upcoming firmware update; I’m certainly hoping Garmin hasn’t decided that privacy features should be limited to higher priced models!

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Trip Log

David King wrote:

Just wanted to reset it. I like it, but tired of all the overlapping lines at home and work.

Believe you are right, the newer units don't do that.

Thanks anyway.

Is Trip Log visible by default on your nuvi model or did you activate it? On the older nuvis, the display of the Trip Log is hidden by default.

For ordinary use, I'd find the Trip Log blue lines to be non-informative and undesirable, so I'd have them hidden from the get-go. Is there a reason you want to see the log on the nuvi? On rare occasions when I do want to see where I've been, I still keep the Trip Log hidden on the nuvi, but import the Tracks to Mapsource (which I assume also is possible with BaseCamp).

The Blue Line

flaco wrote:

Found this on a page with the 40 specs:

Trip Log
The trip log allows you to display where you’ve been (which can be a big help navigating mega-mall parking lots, and even in everyday city driving). The trip log is the thin blue line shown below.

There are options to Show or Hide this info, but unfortunately (unlike on other nuvis) there appears to be no way to clear the trip log short of a hard reset! Perhaps this is just an oversight that will be fixed in an upcoming firmware update; I’m certainly hoping Garmin hasn’t decided that privacy features should be limited to higher priced models!

Not being able to clear the line makes this feature worthless.

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Track of my tears.....

CraigW wrote:

Is there a reason you want to see the log on the nuvi?

I guess I could hide them when I get tired of them, then show them when I need to.

I wonder if editing my current.gpx would work?

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

I like the blue line

just in case that I have to back-track.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

No

David King wrote:
CraigW wrote:

Is there a reason you want to see the log on the nuvi?

I guess I could hide them when I get tired of them, then show them when I need to.

I wonder if editing my current.gpx would work?

Editing current.gpx will not help you. It is an output only file created new at every boot-up of the nuvi. The nuvi stores the source data in protected memory that is not user accessible. The nuvi does not read current.gpx. Its purpose is to transfer data from the nuvi to other software such as BaseCamp, WebUpdater, myDashboard, etc.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

I & O

alandb wrote:

It is an output only file created new at every boot-up of the nuvi.

Don't think that is entirely true. If you do a master reset, it erases your favorites and trip log. If you put a backed-up copy of current.gpx in the gpx folder, it brings back your favorites and trip log.

This tells me that, on boot-up, this file is read and used to recreate the imbedded data.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Renamed.

Unless the 40 is different from other models, putting current.gpx back in in the nuvi as current.gpx will not reimport your favorites. You have to rename the file to something other than current.gpx ... otherwise the nuvi will overwrite it when it boots.

I admittedly don't have a model 40 to test with, but have verified this behavior with several other nuvi models.

Edit: Just as a point of information, nuvi's do not import tracks. That is why you get the favorites, but not the tracks when you import the renamed current.gpx after a reset.

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Ok, but....

alandb wrote:

Unless the 40 is different from other models, putting current.gpx back in in the nuvi as current.gpx will not reimport your favorites. You have to rename the file to something other than current.gpx ... otherwise the nuvi will overwrite it when it boots.

True, but the renamed file is being read. I guess I should have said to edit current1.gpx, delete current.gpx, then reboot.

alandb wrote:

Edit: Just as a point of information, nuvi's do not import tracks. That is why you get the favorites, but not the tracks when you import the renamed current.gpx after a reset.

When you bring up current.gpx in POIEdit, there are thousands of lines with only a Long & Lat, but no description. What are these?

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Track log.

Those are the points in the track log (or trip log). Most Garmins will record 10000 points before they start overwriting the track. If you transfer current.gpx to another program such as BaseCamp, you will see the track displayed on the map.

Edit: By the way, editing the track points out of your renamed current.gpx, then reimporting it will not help you delete the track unless you have also done a system reset. The track is still stored in the protected memory and will be rewritten to current.gpx on bootup.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Hmmmmmm

alandb wrote:

Those are the points in the track log (or trip log). Most Garmins will record 10000 points before they start overwriting the track.

That is what I thought.

alandb wrote:

Edit: Just as a point of information, nuvi's do not import tracks. That is why you get the favorites, but not the tracks when you import the renamed current.gpx after a reset.

So a way to clear the tracks is to do a master reset and import a renamed current? Why didn't anyone say this when I first asked? surprised

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why why why

David King wrote:
alandb wrote:

Those are the points in the track log (or trip log). Most Garmins will record 10000 points before they start overwriting the track.

That is what I thought.

alandb wrote:

Edit: Just as a point of information, nuvi's do not import tracks. That is why you get the favorites, but not the tracks when you import the renamed current.gpx after a reset.

So a way to clear the tracks is to do a master reset and import a renamed current? Why didn't anyone say this when I first asked? surprised

Why didn't you read page 22 of the manual? surprised

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Reset

I believe flaco did say that, but maybe you missed it. Note that it is the reset, not the import that clears the log.

flaco wrote:

Found this on a page with the 40 specs:

Trip Log
...There are options to Show or Hide this info, but unfortunately (unlike on other nuvis) there appears to be no way to clear the trip log short of a hard reset! Perhaps this is just an oversight that will be fixed in an upcoming firmware update; I’m certainly hoping Garmin hasn’t decided that privacy features should be limited to higher priced models!

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Flaco did

David King wrote:

[re system reset] Why didn't anyone say this when I first asked?

I thought flaco did suggest that above.

Duh

flaco wrote:

Why didn't you read page 22 of the manual? surprised

I get your point. They could have done a little better in the manual, though.

Thanks for your forbearance. redface

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Why this site is so valuable

David King wrote:
flaco wrote:

Why didn't you read page 22 of the manual? surprised

I get your point. They could have done a little better in the manual, though.

Thanks for your forbearance. redface

Sometimes I have to be told several time before I see the light. But the members here work very hard to get to the best outcome.

Most

Most newer Nuvi's have the capability to clear the Trip Log through the menu system. I'm surprised that these low end models don't have this feature.

Anyhow, for most of use with newer Nuvi's, you clear the log using Tools - Settings - Navigation - Automobile - Trip Log - Clear Trip Log - Yes. While your there, if you don't want to see the blue line anymore just tap Show on Map - Disabled - Save.

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WARNING

I believe the reset on page 22 will wipe everyting including Favorites.

The Nuvi 40 is still missing the ability to wipe just the track. I guess you will have to sell it or give it away as a present and get a higher end model that has erasable track only.

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Can't clear log.

t923347 wrote:

Most newer Nuvi's have the capability to clear the Trip Log through the menu system. I'm surprised that these low end models don't have this feature.

That surprises me too Rick. I wonder if it is hidden in there somewhere? Maybe a diagnostic menu?

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

From your mouth to my wife's ear.

flaco wrote:

I believe the reset on page 22 will wipe everyting including Favorites.

The Nuvi 40 is still missing the ability to wipe just the track. I guess you will have to sell it or give it away as a present and get a higher end model that has erasable track only.

I hope so. Was the only one in the store that I could buy without my wife going into Lorena Bobbitt mode.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

huh?

David King wrote:
flaco wrote:

I believe the reset on page 22 will wipe everyting including Favorites.

The Nuvi 40 is still missing the ability to wipe just the track. I guess you will have to sell it or give it away as a present and get a higher end model that has erasable track only.

I hope so. Was the only one in the store that I could buy without my wife going into Lorena Bobbitt mode.

You mean David is not "the King"? Oh! I almost forgot she is a King too.

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Win the battle, lose the war

flaco wrote:

You mean David is not "the King"? Oh! I almost forgot she is a King too.

Some things are not worth the aggravation. I pick my battles....

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

I do not know what you paid for the Nuvi 40

David King wrote:
flaco wrote:

I believe the reset on page 22 will wipe everyting including Favorites.

The Nuvi 40 is still missing the ability to wipe just the track. I guess you will have to sell it or give it away as a present and get a higher end model that has erasable track only.

I hope so. Was the only one in the store that I could buy without my wife going into Lorena Bobbitt mode.

I do not know what you paid for the Nuvi 40 but I bought the top of the line 3790LMT with pretty much every feature available including voice command, bluetooth, lifetime maps, lifetime traffic and powered mount with larger speaker at Walmart recently for $159.

Review:
http://www.gpsinformation.info/penrod/nuvi%203790/nuvi3790.h...

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Arghhh

rjrsw wrote:

I do not know what you paid for the Nuvi 40 but I bought the top of the line 3790LMT with pretty much every feature available including voice command, bluetooth, lifetime maps, lifetime traffic and powered mount with larger speaker at Walmart recently for $159.

Review:
http://www.gpsinformation.info/penrod/nuvi%203790/nuvi3790.h...

I have been, and continue to be, an idiot. Got mine at Best Buy last Christmas. Got taken.

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Can you say

David King wrote:

I have been, and continue to be, an idiot. Got mine at Best Buy last Christmas. Got taken.

Ebay?

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

"Can you say Ebay"

spokybob wrote:
David King wrote:

I have been, and continue to be, an idiot. Got mine at Best Buy last Christmas. Got taken.

Ebay?

I agree put the 40 on eBay.

After I bought the new 3790LMT I put up my old 295w on eBay and sold it for what I paid for it nearly 2 years ago so the new 3790LMT cost little more than what I got for the old one that didn't have lifetime maps or traffic. It was a win win!

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Unregister

rjrsw wrote:
spokybob wrote:
David King wrote:

I have been, and continue to be, an idiot. Got mine at Best Buy last Christmas. Got taken.

Ebay?

I agree put the 40 on eBay.

After I bought the new 3790LMT I put up my old 295w on eBay and sold it for what I paid for it nearly 2 years ago so the new 3790LMT cost little more than what I got for the old one that didn't have lifetime maps or traffic. It was a win win!

Just be kind to the eBay Buyer and unregister the device at myGarmin so that the Buyer can register it in their name.

I have an 3790LMT

and updated to a 3590LMT because of the 5" screen. Will get it next week.

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Hotmail

CraigW wrote:

Just be kind to the eBay Buyer and unregister the device at myGarmin so that the Buyer can register it in their name.

I read somewhere that a guy had linked his Garmin to a Hotmail address. Then he gave the buyer that address & password.

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2455 Is the same

2455 Is the same, can't reset the track either, you can only do it by resetting the whole unit, by turning it completely off and holding the bottom right corner as it starts up. Then you loose all your settings but the custom poi stay loaded.

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So long to MapSource

With Nuvi 2455 and I suspect the same with all the 2012 models, I can no longer send or receive from mapsource, the nuvi is just not there, neither is the nuvi or the card in the "safely remove Hardware and eject media" menu/list, there is no way to eject through windows explorer either, so that must mean that they are hot disconnect or hot swap. Very interesting.

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MTP?

ShenanigansNZ wrote:

With Nuvi 2455 and I suspect the same with all the 2012 models, I can no longer send or receive from mapsource, the nuvi is just not there, neither is the nuvi or the card in the "safely remove Hardware and eject media" menu/list, there is no way to eject through windows explorer either, so that must mean that they are hot disconnect or hot swap. Very interesting.

Check this thread and try switching from MTP to Mass Storage, then repeat your tests:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/34888

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={2c197420-8419-11e1-6a4c-000000000000}

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={1e363b70-fed6-11dd-ffba-000000000000}

More to the story

I have reloaded the software v 6.60 using WebUpdater and now I can delete the tracks by going to --- settings --- device --- clear travel history. I has worked for my nuvi 2455.

The other thing which was a bit of a problem is the lack of voices so I copied some from the files in 3760, but when I went into webupdater there were heaps there for download,

smile smile smilesmile smile now I'm happy smile smilesmile smile smile.

Please tell me if webupdater works for you

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Not on the 40

ShenanigansNZ wrote:

I have reloaded the software v 6.60 using WebUpdater and now I can delete the tracks by going to --- settings --- device --- clear travel history. I has worked for my nuvi 2455.

The other thing which was a bit of a problem is the lack of voices so I copied some from the files in 3760, but when I went into webupdater there were heaps there for download,

smile smile smilesmile smile now I'm happy smile smilesmile smile smile.

Please tell me if webupdater works for you

There is no device --- clear travel history on the 40. Thanks anyway!

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

MTP

CraigW wrote:

Check this thread and try switching from MTP to Mass Storage, then repeat your tests...

On my XP, my Garmin automatically loads to Mass Storage. I've never heard of MTP until it was on a thread here recently. Guess I was lucky. mrgreen

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NUVI40 Kingsport TN

Can't clear trip log on 2012 units

Walmart has nuvi50 for $69 on black Friday. I called Garmin to ask about trip log clear. No can do. Hard reset the only way. I asked about a firm-ware update. He said he is not heard of any plans for that. I told him it was a deal-breaker for me. He said he would pass that info along.

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