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grin Hi
my Garmin 50 drive recognize my home address on the wrong side of the street. Any help

Well ...

Hopefully you can still find it?

In the meantime you could report it to Garmin or HERE, who supply Garmin with the maps.

Incidentally I never put my home address on my Garmin, just in case it gets stolen. My house is a few streets away from where my Garmin takes me when I ask it to 'Go home'.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Use My Location while you

Use My Location while you are sitting in your Driveway, instead of the Address. If you did use My Location, then your unit didn't have a good fix. If this is the case, set the unit on top the car in clear view of the sky for about 10 minutes before selecting My Location.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Awadals wrote: Hi my

Awadals wrote:

grin Hi
my Garmin 50 drive recognize my home address on the wrong side of the street. Any help

Where I live, and especially at movie theater parking lots, theft from cars is common. Consequently many police departments recommend that you not program your GPS to a "true" home location. If someone wants to steal the GPS, and perhaps a garage door opener clicker, they have all the tools they need to get into your house. And if they observed you entering the movie, they pretty much know they have two hours.

I happen to have all my GPS's programmed for the local police department parking lot. It is a 1/2 mile from my home so still useable to predict accurate arrival times, etc.

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John from PA

Some very good tips posted

Thank you for sharing them!

home location

sussamb wrote:

Hopefully you can still find it?

In the meantime you could report it to Garmin or HERE, who supply Garmin with the maps.

Incidentally I never put my home address on my Garmin, just in case it gets stolen. My house is a few streets away from where my Garmin takes me when I ask it to 'Go home'.

I agree. I was told to never put your home address in the GPS. I put in a location nearby my house.

Has anyone here, or know of

Has anyone here, or know of anyone, who has had their GPS stolen and their house broken into?

I would suspect the odds are really super low.

If someone broke into your car and wanted to know where you live they could probably, in most cases, open the "gloce box" and look at your registration.

I personally think it's much-ado about nothing. More important things to worry about.

Most car breakins are smash-and-grab. Not B&E guys looking to track you down and break in your home.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Agree.

I agree with KenSny. But if it makes you feel safer to have a fake location for your home address, there is nothing wrong with doing it. Realize though that in addition to doing this, you would also have to clear the trip log every time you shut off your Garmin device. Without doing that, it would be pretty obvious where your home is by viewing the trip log.

Incidentally, when I bought my used 3597 on ebay, it had not only the home location of the previous owner, but also a year or more of archived track logs and all of the favorites and contacts. I decided it was not worth the drive all the way to Arizona to rob the previous owner and his or her relatives and friends. So I just deleted them. smile

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

Agreed

alandb wrote:

I agree with KenSny...

Incidentally, when I bought my used 3597 on ebay, it had not only the home location of the previous owner, but also a year or more of archived track logs and all of the favorites and contacts. I decided it was not worth the drive all the way to Arizona to rob the previous owner and his or her relatives and friends. So I just deleted them. smile

I agree with you and Kenshy but am responding to you since my old Arizona home was too much effort for you to burglarize razz

And as also stated, since most vehicles in the USA have registration papers and many have garage door openers in the vehicle, I'm OK with using my driveway as "Home" for my GPS.

I suppose

that that really depends on where you live. I live in a large city and break-ins into cars are a common occurrence. Of course if your car is sitting in front of your house the question is moot. But anywhere else a different story.

I agree why put your actual location as your home way point.
If it is several hundred feet away. I'm sure you know where you live and know how to get there.

As for the tracks, not everyone is as GPS savvy as the users here.

I just received an email from an acquaintance asking me "How do I update my maps?"

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Well ...

... that's why my track log is switched off wink

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Except that ...

sussamb wrote:

... that's why my track log is switched off wink

On many of the older Garmin models, turning off the trip log prevents it from showing on the display, but it is still recorded. So on those devices you would still need to clear the log to be completely safe. I guess it all comes down to risk vs convenience. I fortunately live in a relatively low crime area, so I guess I have opted for convenience over (my perception of) low risk. I think I have a higher risk of losing my device than of it being stolen. In that case, the finder might actually make the effort to locate me so the device could be returned.

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

In Colorado the registration

In Colorado the registration no longer has an address for the reason under discussion. Unfortunately my insurance paperwork still does have an address.

Largely a Myth

KenSny wrote:

Has anyone here, or know of anyone, who has had their GPS stolen and their house broken into?

I would suspect the odds are really super low.

If someone broke into your car and wanted to know where you live they could probably, in most cases, open the "gloce box" and look at your registration.

I personally think it's much-ado about nothing. More important things to worry about.

Most car breakins are smash-and-grab. Not B&E guys looking to track you down and break in your home.

Although there are a few references to gps theft leading to home burglary on the internet, it is mostly a myth. Many thousand GPS units have been stolen over the years with only a handful of GPS / home related burglaries reported.

Chances are, your stolen GPS will be in a pawn shop before you realize it's missing.

In fact, not using your home address can work against you if the GPS is lost or misplaced. I'll bet there are just as many GPS units returned to their owners by honest individuals as those stolen and used to rob a home.

I do the same thing with my

I do the same thing with my home location.

Those same people that

Do not have their address in their GPS probably tell all on Facebook

GPS Points to Wrong Address

Awadals wrote:

grin Hi
my Garmin 50 drive recognize my home address on the wrong side of the street. Any help

Looks like this thread sort of got hijacked but there was one or two good answers on how to attempt to resolve it.

In my own case, I reported the discrepancy to Garmin's map provider something like 7 years ago. Still not fixed. In two cases, UPS was using a GPS and not bothering to look at the address numbers affixed to the homes. Those deliveries went to the house that Garmin's GPS pointed the drivers to. Fortunately, my neighbor brought them to me a few hours later.