Select Garmin GPS's on sale thru August 10

 
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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

But beware

Mind the features on your sale item. I checked one I am interested in (Garmin Drive™ 61) and found it came with only US maps.. when I checked US and Canada the price went up($99 > $179). When I checked live traffic the price went up again($199).

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and uses a 2689 to find my way.

Drive

Ralph6410 wrote:

Mind the features on your sale item. I checked one I am interested in (Garmin Drive™ 61) and found it came with only US maps.. when I checked US and Canada the price went up($99 > $179). When I checked live traffic the price went up again($199).

If you have the Drive app, you don't need Live Traffic. The traffic from Drive app is live and covers way more than the Live Traffic does.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

I use the Garmin Smartphone

I use the Garmin Smartphone link app (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/111441) with my DriveSmart 61, it's free and works pretty good. My only complaint is sometimes I have to reboot my phone to get it to connect but once it does ....

Garmin DriveSmart™ 61 LMT-S currently on sale $149.99, $100 off.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/552113

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

if I switch Bluetooth off,,,

IIRC if I switch Bluetooth off after using the Smartphone app, and then turn it on again, it may fail. If I think I may drive again, I re-boot after turning Bluetooth off.

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minke wrote:

IIRC if I switch Bluetooth off after using the Smartphone app, and then turn it on again, it may fail. If I think I may drive again, I re-boot after turning Bluetooth off.

I never turn the bluetooth off, in fact I don't turn anything off on the GPS except the phone answering feature. I drive a truck and it's too loud to hear a call through the GPS.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Consider refurb

Ralph6410 wrote:

Mind the features on your sale item. I checked one I am interested in (Garmin Drive™ 61) and found it came with only US maps.. when I checked US and Canada the price went up($99 > $179). When I checked live traffic the price went up again($199).

Good point on the options driving the price up. Personally I’ve had very good luck with the refurb vendors and every unit I’ve purchased has looked like new and performed flawlessly,

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John from PA

I turn off the phone's Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS frequently

Soberbyker:

I turn off the phone's Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS frequently. Bluetooth and WiFi if I were to enter e.g. a big-box store that might be tracking customers, and GPS so the phone's apps don't have access when I don't wish it.

Perhaps you already understand my motivation. Being used to PC type browsers I became fond of the idea that e.g. Mozilla Corp. was trying to protect my privacy. There was always tension between corporate websites wanting to know more about us and (again) e.g. Mozilla who tried to protect us. Generally phone apps are written by and for companies who wish to invade our privacy. They do this sometimes to use the data and often to sell the data.

When I look at what duckduckgo, privacy badger, and the innate tracking protection in Firefox report about who is invading my browser I am reminded of why I do this.

Re-booting is no big deal since no one calls me that I want to hear from!! I never timed it but it must be on the scale of 90 seconds. Actually I only answer calls I recognize or have just received a text about an imminent call. Also the phone mail that I ignored for years has become important.

Subject field is required.

minke wrote:

Soberbyker:

I turn off the phone's Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS frequently. Bluetooth and WiFi if I were to enter e.g. a big-box store that might be tracking customers, and GPS so the phone's apps don't have access when I don't wish it.

Perhaps you already understand my motivation

~snip~.

Yes I understand. My comments was comparing what I do with why the Smartphone app didn't always connect.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Subject field is required.

I like your subject field.

This site should be updated

minke wrote:

I like your subject field.

Every other forum I participate in, when you opt to do a “Quote” the subject field isn’t even present since the added content is simply a continuation of the original thread. To me that just seems logical.

In addition, should you select “Reply”, no subject is needed. What you want to say as a reply appears in the thread immediately below what you are replying to.

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John from PA

Select Garmin GPS's on sale thru August 10

Sadly it seems Garmin in Canada only has the DriveSmart 61 on sale for $120.00 off. Their regular is $329.99. Amazon just dropped it from 249 to 209. Thats the same as what Garmin has it on for. The Wife wanted it so i grabbed it on Amazon, same day shipping. Part number matches so it will be the same as what Garmin has on the website. If not it goes back...lol. I mention this because Costco changed things when i bought my 3590LMT. They called it a 3580LMT because they didn't ship it with 3d traffic. It came with a GTM 36 cable instead of a GTM 60 HD Digital Traffic Receiver. No biggy.
I'm sure it will be fine.

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DriveSmart 65 - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Drive Assist vs. Drive Smart

Seems like most of the sale items are on Drive Assist (vs. Drive Smart)? When I went to Garmin's booth at CES back in January, they had no new auto navigators yet. They mentioned possibly spring time but with the pandemic, I'm wondering if they have delayed new products up to this point? The historical pattern is to run a sale to clean out inventory before releasing anything new but who knows. Guessing something new is around the corner?!?!?

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT