OK, so I have my ancient Nuvi 260, still going, and I have lifetime maps, so it's gonna keep going!
Anyways, we moved a couple of months ago, and I'm trying to replace 'Home' in the favorites section. But I can't find a way to edit it. When you press 'Where to?', then 'Favorites', 'Home' is always the first one, and it's in green, and it says 'Go Home'. Unlike the other favorites where you press them and they go to another screen with several options including 'Edit'.
I even tried to just make a new favorite and call it 'Home' so it would overwrite the old one or ask if I want to do that, but it just accepts it and calls it 'Home 001'.
The help menu in my Nuvi just says to change it, select 'Home' in your favorites, then select 'Edit'. But of course, "home' isn't shown in my favorite list, only 'Go Home'
I even checked Gary Hayman's Nuvi Tips, tricks, etc web site. He says the same as my Nuvi help file...
HELP! Was my Nuvi supposed to get sold to the new owner of my old house?!?
Thanks in advance for any help!
All nuvi and LIVE devices have the ability to route directly to your home by using the Go Home feature. In some cases, you may need to change the home location. To do this, please follow the steps below for your device.
To change the home location on a nuvi 200, 205, 465, 500, 600, 700, 705, 800, 805, and 5000 series device:
1. Touch Where to? on the main menu 2. Touch Favorites 3. Touch the favorite named Home 1 4. Touch the Edit... button in the lower-right 5. Touch Delete and confirm by touching Yes 6. Touch Go Home (this may require touching the Back button first on some models) 7. Select the desired option for setting the new home location
The home location has now been changed. Repeat these steps as needed.
Thanks Charles, but I guess maybe I wasn't clear enough in my post.
There is no favorite named 'Home' in the favorites list. Only the 'Go Home' at the top of the favorites list, and when you select it, it does not give you any options, it just goes straight to calculating the route home.
I went through all my other favorites, and there are none named 'Home'. Just that 'Go Home' like I said.
Try this: Go to your Home location, choose Where Am I, and then choose Save. Name it Home. It'll be in your Faves.
If you have mapsource you can use transfer tab to show all your favorites. Then you can edit or delete the ones you want then transfer back to gps. Extra Poi Editor can also do the same thing. While you are at it with the gps connected to computer go in the gpx folder. See if you have anything other then current.gpx. If so delete them with the gpx extension and re-boot gps.
Thanks Juggernaut, but the 260 doesn't have a Where Am I feature.
I already sent a message to Garmin. Just have to wait and see. Must be something simple I'm missing, but for for the life of me, it seems hidden pretty well.
Don't have mapsource, but i'll see about a POI editor. I think the computer I had that on died a couple of years ago, so I'll have to start over. I'm turning into such an electronics basket-case...
But then, it shouldn't be so hard to change your home location either! Like I said in my reply to Juggernaut, I have a help request in to Garmin now, so I'll post back with what they have to say.
Not sure Garmin will give you anything but a standard manual answer.
Under file for EPE you will see open garmin favorites.
Just want to add that you should never ever sit in your driveway and select that as your "HOME" location. Do the nearest intersection to where you live, surely you will know your way home from there.
If your GPS ever is lost or stolen a nasty surprise may await you when you get "HOME" again.
I'll be forced to agree with you, but only if you also refuse to keep your vehicle's registration papers in the car--and heaven help anyone who also keeps a garage door opener in their vehicle giving a thief access to all that's in the garage, plus a potential access point to the house.
On the other hand, yours is a common reply, so maybe it's me that doesn't see the logic here.
I see no problem with assigning a GPS Home Favorite to be your home's driveway if other material in your vehicle identifies where you live.
....agree with that.
Plus I have the lock enabled on the GPS, so unless they steal it while it's powered on...
As far as getting just the standard textbook reply from Garmin, that's kind of what I expect, but I'll try.
The easy way is to use Extra POI Editor to change the address on the Home favorite. The hard way is to do a hard reset, which will wipe all your favorites. Unlike the 1xxx units, the 2x0 units don't have a data management feature.
HELP! Was my Nuvi supposed to get sold to the new owner of my old house?!?
You shouldn't have moved
I'm not sure neither I fully understand your problem but I'll try to help. First of all here's a link to your user manual
If you want to change your home location read page 7 of your manual.
If you want to edit a favorite that you previously called "home" then read page 9.
Hope it helps
When it says to go to home, maybe it means go to your home screen. In other words, your main screen.
Do you have Tools>(arrow down) my data>home possision ?
Thanks for all the tips guys/gals, but none worked. I did a forehead slap when Canuk suggested actually reading the manual! I never thought to look online for it, though for everything else in my life, it's usually the first thing I do, but no help. (Funny, it gives you the chance to set it the first time you select 'Go Home, but then it's done. Which leads me to Shlomie's response. The 'Go Home' selection in my GPS literally makes it go to the map screen and calculates the route home. That's it. No options.
And I looked, I can't find a Home Position in any of the menu's, unless I missed it.
Thanks again. Waiting to see what Garmin says... Man, I'm probably gonna feel real stupid!
Stiill using that good old 260? Thought I am the only one who still keep that little guy around, just in case my new 2495 craps out. I love that little old machine. Same as you, I have life-time map for the 260.
On my 260, I do have an entry called "home" in favorites. Just to be sure it is the home location, I deleted it. Doing a "where-to->favorites->go home" brings up a screen with the top line "home location is not set" and the rest of the screen allowing setting the home location.
I have a Nuvi 260W that is working fine too. I just looked through the menus and found this:
-Set Home Location
The screen says, "Home Location Already Exists". There are three choices.
1. "Enter my Address"
2. "Use my current location"
3. "Choose from Recently Found"
#2 was greyed out until I had a good position.
If you see the same thing, go down to the corner & select #2. That will make the "Go Home" button calculate a course to get you to that spot.
I hope this helps.
Well, something's odd, because I looked all through my favorite entries, all the way to Garmin Asia, and there is not one called "Home"...
I got my standard canned response from Garmin, which of course is no help. I'll reply and see what comes up. In the meantime, I'll have to go find that waypoint editing software.
Yeas, I'm stubbornly hanging on to my 260! I should upgrade, but at this point, it's my mission in life to figure this out!
Thanks Pillowcase for the info. And Edward, I don't see a My Data tab anywhere. Guess the W had different software?
In any case, I'm in possession of another 260 which my dad gave my wife when I gave him a newer model. I checked, and indeed, it DOES have a Home entry in it's favorites list, as well as the Go Home feature.
I'm willing to bet I managed to do this myself somehow with some of that editing software I used in the past. This must be the only explanation. Told you I'd feel stupid! Time to dig into her memory chips and see what I've done... (sad face)
Thanks for all the help, though, guys and/or gals. I guess I'll post back with what I find for closure.
Have you hard reset that thing in a while? When ever my 760 starts acting up I will reset it and find all the accumulated junk I have placed in it.
I would first reload or update the software (install WebUpdater to do so) and then do a hard reset.
I'll think about the hard reset, but first I'll try an editor. I'd hate to lose the fave's I've accumulated. Although while dealing with this issue last night, I looked through the Recently Found items, or whatever it's called, and all the names were mixed english and some asian looking writing! I always keep my cars til the wheels come off, maybe the wheels are coming loose on my 260!
I looked through the Recently Found items, or whatever it's called, and all the names were mixed english and some asian looking writing!
I have a nuvi 750 that periodically gets this issue, especially after a map update. It's on an older firmware version so it may have been corrected on a newer version but I don't want to risk having something else go flaky with a new update.
That being said, a hard reset will take care of the random asian-like characters and may in fact solve your issue. Back up your favorites (search the forum/stickies for how), hard reset the unit, then restore your favorites. All should be back to normal.
I really doubt an "editor" will resolve your issue...the problem seems to be memory corruption in the GPS. I would do the hard reset...it's not that big of a deal.
I still use my tried-and-trusty nuvi 250W (with Lifetime maps), and I also needed to change my Home location. Here's the advice I received from this website way back then. It worked for me:
Go into 'Where To', 'Favorites', 'HOME', 'Edit...', 'Delete'. Then from the main map screen you can tap the screen and 'Save' the location as your new home. You can't save a 'Home' location if there's already one called that in memory, so you have to delete the old one first.
Of course, you're saying there IS no Home location on your device. So editing may be the only way you'll resolve this issue.
Best of luck.
I have a 255W and the instructions Edward posted work for my unit. Just a guess: is it possible that once you press Tools from the main menu you have to scroll down (arrow in lower right corner) to see the My Data icon? The reason I say that is 2 people here have 2xxW units that the My data icon is visible on the first Tools screen, but with the narrower non-W units maybe you have to scroll down to see it.
If that does not work maybe you do need a hard reset.
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