Garmin Alerts | How do I have a pop-up alert without sound?


Pop-up alerts are dependent on a sound file.

After you get your POI file (csv or gps), download the silence.wav from this site:

Be sure to rename the wav file to the same prefix as your POI file. For example,


If you are a beginner to custom POI's, be sure to do this exercise:

Some of the older models support MP3 capability. IF you have one of these, read this FAQ:

Newer models that can not use MP3's can use wav files. This will help:

There are plenty of FAQs to help you. Here is an alphabetical list.