On my recent trip to Ashburn, VA I noticed something strange with my Nuvi 265WT. Several times it indicated incorrect distance to the next turn. The map display was correct showing the turn, but even when I had arrived at the intersection where the turn was clearly showing on the map the distance indicator in the top banner might indicate the intersection was still 3 or 4 miles ahead. I don't know if this was just some glitch in the map software or a bug in the Nuvi logic. I've never noticed this before although I can't swear it's never happened before. Yes, I know I should "upgrade" to a newer unit, but other than this glitch it is working for me and I have lifetime map updates, so why should I?
Start with, power down and restart, not sleep. Hold the power button until shut down pops up.
I've had something similar happen, even on newer units, where a poi for a speed trap will show in the banner but once passed it doesn't turn off.
A reboot, as phranc suggests, does fix the problem.
The odd thing is it's always the same poi that does it, but not all the time.
because even if driving same route, lane changes, weather or interference could influence the result
Yes, I know I should "upgrade" to a newer unit, but other than this glitch it is working for me and I have lifetime map updates, so why should I?
No you don't. Many are still using Nuvi models that were introduced 10+ years ago. My Nuvi 760 has only had its battery replaced once and it's still working flawlessly.
No you shouldn't. I like my Nuvi 855 better than the latest models, and it also gets traffic via the FM broadcast signal instead of goofing around with bluetooth and smartphones etc. (If I wanted to use a smartphone, I wouldn't be using the Garmin navigation device in the first place).
There are occasional goofs like the one you found. Rarely it will think I'm a few hundred feet west of where I actually am, forcing endless recalculations. (For smaller position errors, the unit will automatically overcome this and snap your position to the nearest road if you're not in Off-Road mode).
Unless the GPS signal is being spoofed, it's just a glitch somewhere that requires rebooting to clear.
Fortunately their marine and aviation units are much less glitchy than their consumer automobile units they sell for a few hundred bucks or less.
...My Nuvi 760 has only had its battery replaced once and it's still working flawlessly...
My Nuvi 760 has the original battery and it's still working flawlessly!
I've had this occur with several of my GPSr's when the unit loses satellite reception briefly due to obstructions, weather, interference etc. The screen will freeze temporarily but usually recovers when the signal is again acquired. On one occasion, I had to reboot to clear the problem. It's been a very rare occurrence for me though.
ive got a 1450lm and installed the new maps and had some strange things happen doing 70 mph and the garmin said I was doing 11 mph a little later on it said I was doing 35mph and I was doing 60 mph and arrival times were all screwed up ! I had to reboot the garmin twice before it corrected it self and it has behaved ever since .
Just a side comment. It seems to me that the newer models do a better job of coasting when they lose sats. Usually I only notice that the displayed speed freezes temporarily, then catches up.
Can the battery still hold charge for at least 1 hour (unplugged)? Mine didn't last longer than 4-5 minutes. That's why I replaced it.
Thanks for the help. I've done a hard reset of my Nuvi, so I'll see if that fixes the problem. Or if it occurs again I'll try a reboot to see if it clears the problem. I didn't really consider this a big problem, just a minor irritation that the map and distance didn't match up.
I also like the FM traffic feature, but I'm finding it is becoming less and less available. It has completely disappeared in the Cincinnati area which is "home" and where I am most of the time. Lack of sponsors I assume.
The older models barely have room for map updates, let alone programing
I also use a 760. LOVE that unit. It doesn't work flawlessly though. It won't make a sound unless I run it through the car audio. I actually have 2 760 units and they both have the same problem. (One - the original - has had the battery replaced.)
Neither will make a sound without being plugged into the car audio and, additionally, neither will play from both speakers unless I hold the cable just right. I end up only getting sound from the right speaker. Quite annoying really but I simply can't see replacing a fantastic older GPS with a newer one that won't play my audio books or play through the car audio system.
I also use a 760. LOVE that unit. It doesn't work flawlessly though. It won't make a sound unless I run it through the car audio...
I'm sure you've checked this already, but if your 760 is anything like my 750, there are a couple places where you can mute audio.
From the start page, tap volume, then make sure Mute isn't checked. Then from Tools/Settings/Volume, there is both a Master Mute and a Navigation mute which if checked, could be an issue. Also, I may or may not correctly remember that when FM Transmitter is enabled, it may be that the nuvi speaker is auto-muted. And when the FM transmitter is enabled, the main menu Volume button and Tools/Settings/Volume/MasterVolume are not offered and it goes directly to FM trans.
But like I said, you probably already know this and that's not your issue...
Great suggestions. I would suggest the same thing too if he didn't post the following:
Neither will make a sound without being plugged into the car audio and, additionally, neither will play from both speakers unless I hold the cable just right. I end up only getting sound from the right speaker.
That makes me think the problem is hardware related.
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