Does anybody have the new Foursquare POI feature? If you do, how do you like it compared to the old POI system?
Don't have a model that has this feature, but want to welcome you to poi-factory.
We usually recommend the following.
There is a "Learn" button in the upper right of this page next to "red light cameras" that takes you to a Getting Started page. It is worthwhile visiting this page.
To make navigation easy, most browsers provide the following option. When you want to follow a link - but still keep your current page open - you can hold down the "Ctrl" key as you left-click on a link. That action will open a new "Tab" in your browser up on the "Tab" bar. When you then left-click on that new "Tab", you will follow the link - leaving the "Tab" you are now reading open and available to click on and return here.
So, using the "Learn" link, you might try the "Ctrl" - left-click sequence and then return here. You can return by either "X-ing" out of the "Getting Started" page (using the "X" on the "Tab" itself) or just left-clicking on the "Tab" for the page you are on right now.
Note that the Learn Button will give you access to two valuable reference pages -
the "Index" to all of the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the Glossary of Terms and Links.
Since you are new here, I encourage you to go through a couple of the Tutorials.
The first link makes sure the settings on your computer are such that you can do more advanced POI loading.
The next link helps you make a backup of your GPS by attaching it to your computer. (NEVER do anything to your GPS until you have a backup). It also assures that you put your (newer) unit into a state where you can see all of the folders there.
Let us know how we can help you enjoy your GPS.
Fairly new to some Garmin models.I have in on Smart Phone using Garmin Viago.It works well there.Here is what Garmin says about.
What is Foursquare?
Foursquare is a database to help users explore new and popular restaurants, stores, and more. Certain Garmin devices1 are preloaded with a Foursquare point of interest database; this adds millions of new and popular locations onto your device. A Bluetooth compatible device2 can be paired to a Smartphone to use the Smartphone Link for added functionality with Foursquare, such as viewing Trending and Best Places in your area.
1.Devices preloaded with Foursquare data:
nuvi 2509 series
nuvi 2609 series
nuvi 2709 series
2.Smartphone Link compatible devices:
I like to have the Foursquare data on my device. I just have the nuvi 52 model. How often does the Foursquare update? My old TomTom had daily updates called mapshare, but I rarely had an updated point of interests from that.
I've only had my new Garmin 2689 with Foursquare for a few weeks, but so far finding it fairly helpful. For instance, if you are going to a large mall or shopping area, Foursquare will guide you to the correct entrance or area for the particular store or restaurant you're searching for.
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