Hi gang... I recently picked up nuvi 650 for my wife's birthday. This is my first GPS unit since my Garmin 12 from the late 90s. One of the early 12 sat units. My, how times have changed!
Anyway... I am really happy with the unit. My father bought a 660 at christmas, and so I copied him. So far I have played with it, but I want to be sure I am not missing any cool mods/hacks to improve my user experience.
I bought the one month subscription for the red light cameras and loaded that in there (I live in chicago proper and while I HATE red light runners, I still want to know).
I also threw in a few other POIs, attractions, whatnot.
I have obviously added a few favorite locations for the wife so she doesn't have to add addresses and whatnot all the time.
I ran the webupdater so I am up to date, I downloaded all the vehicles, and backed up the ones I don't want to use and left a few on there for fun.
I removed all the mp3s, images, and audio books to free up space... we have a few iPods, so we have no need for the mp3 player.
Anything else I can do? I am also thinking I want a 2nd cig charger and suction cup mount so I can hardwire the setup into her car, but still have something available when I want to take it to one of the other cars...
what other cool thinks can I do to i?
I too just picked up a nuvi 650. How many of the \Garmin\Voice files/folders can I erase to create more storage room for my jpgs and POIs?
I am also new..but I would think that I would want to keep my jpgs and MP3s on the SD card and only use the nuvi 680 space for POIs and bmps etc..
How does everyone else do it??
You can delete whichever voices you don't need. I usually encourage people to copy them to their PC first (just in case). In fact, I have the ENTIRE Garmin drive from my Zumo copied to my PC.
When deleting files, be sure you know what you are deleting. Don't delete any of the IMG files are those are your maps.
I would think that you would want to keep your JPGs on your SD card, though.
I will definitely copy all my Garmin 650 info onto my doorstop, er, desktop. I'm also on my way today to pick up a miniSD 2GB card at Micro Center in Denver. $44.99 looks like a good price to me.
Can you only get the 2GB? I just got the 4GB SDHC card at Office Depot here in Greenwwod village for $50...it also came with a reader.
My cost was actually $16.99 for the 2GB. When I asked the salesperson where to find the miniSDs he sent me to checkout and the cashier had the MC promo chips under the counter. I bought 2.
Hey, even if they fail, at $17 a pop, They're easy & cheap to replace.
As for the 4GB model, I believe I need to upgrade the GPSr software ( nuvi 650 ) from the Garmin web-site before I can use a 4GB.
And now, back to the "backup". It's estimated to take only 102 minutes.
using the webupdater couldn't be easier... Although I am a mac user, I am sure the PC version is just as easy.
and I found the update took longer than 102 minutes even...
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