Just got my nuvi 650

 

Hey now

Just registered and this is my first post. Just got a nuvi 650. So far, recharging the unit via USB. Anyone know how long it takes to charge the unit till its full? Anyway to use the unit while its charging via USB?

thanks

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Don't know how long it takes to charge vis USB, however, you can't "use" the unit while it is connected to your PC via the USB because it is not simply charging, it is in USB Mass Storage mode.

In this mode, it is ready to accept input via this mode either in the form of POI Loader, MapSource, or use of Windows and accessing the unit as a drive.

Where's your car charger and mount kit?

That's the best and fastest way to charge it and to keep it charged.

dd ( fellow 650 owner )

thanks also, is the USB 2.0

thanks
also, is the USB 2.0 for this unit? i'm assuming no since it took over 40min to copy all the files from the unit to the computer

How will I know when the

How will I know when the unit is done charging?

40 minutes ain't bad

A lot depends on the speed of your PC, available disk space and other programs running as well. No worries though, a good backup copy will save you tons of time in the future if you make a mistake in deleting files on the 650. Yes, there are lots of files that can go and leave you more room on the GPSr for fun stuff.

I kept my "day 0" copy of all Garmin stuff on a separate 2G SD card. I use another 2G card for POI and TourGuide storage.

dd

thats a great idea also, how

thats a great idea
also, how can i get a copy of the software so that I can use it on my computer (mapsource)
I had the street pilot III awhile ago and it came with with softwares CDs.

mllk

Still can use even if connected to USB

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

Don't know how long it takes to charge vis USB, however, you can't "use" the unit while it is connected to your PC via the USB because it is not simply charging, it is in USB Mass Storage mode.

In this mode, it is ready to accept input via this mode either in the form of POI Loader, MapSource, or use of Windows and accessing the unit as a drive.

Actually, what I do if I want to charge via usb and use it at the same time, I just eject the device. It then goes into regular mode, but still charges.

You can tell that it is finished when the battery icon is full.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Got this from the nuvi650 manual pdf file

mllk wrote:

How will I know when the unit is done charging?

"Battery Information:
Your nuvi contains an internal (non-removable) lithium-ion battery. The battery should last up to 8 hours, depending on usage.

The battery icon in the corner of the Menu page indicates the status of the internal battery. To increase the accuracy of the battery gauge, fully discharge the battery and then fully charge it; do not unplug the nuvi until it is totally charged."

"Charge Time: Approx 4 hours"

The battery is full when the "lightning bolt" is gone from the battery icon.

dd

charge/discharge

With a new unit, discharge completely, then let it charge up overnight.

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John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750

The only problem is that

The only problem is that when the unit is connected to the computer, it doesn't have any battery indicator.

I tried safely removing the device from computer (using vista) but i'm still stuck on the screen that says the device is connected to the computer. It doesn't go to normal mode.

mllk

There is no need to

There is no need to discharge a lit. ion battery. It was true with the old Ni-Cd batteries, but not with Lit.Ion ones. They do not retain a "memory"

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Yeah, but...

I know that's what they tell you, but I find it works best that way, starting out.

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John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750

I too just got my nuvi 650

My question is how to import address data from outlook to the device? I would hate to manually type them in.

8 hour USB charging time

I asked Garmin that very question. They emailed back that it takes 8 hours for a full charge via USB connection.

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--- GPSmap 60CS, Nuvi 650 & Nuvi 1490T---

I just got mine too

I just got my Garmin too.

Something to try...

fongg wrote:

My question is how to import address data from outlook to the device?

The latest version of my GeePeeEx Editor tackles this issue. I've not quite caught up with the documentation, but basically, it accepts the multi-column csv file exported from Outlook, which it will map into the correct fields in a gpx file.
Of course, there will be no geographic coordinates at this point, so press "F8" to invoke the Batch Geocoder!
As the trial version only writes 5 waypoints, you'll have to do a bit a 'de-selecting' to produce a file for POILoader - but it could be what you're looking for! (all the telephone numbers should be dialable from the Nüvi).

To be honest, it didn't get that much of a test with my own address book, because I've been too lazy to add the actual addresses (and that's the part that the Geocoder relies on).

Have a play!

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------------------------ Phil Hornby, Stockport, England ----------------------               http://GeePeeEx.com - Garmin POI Creation made easy           »      

thanks wow, it takes a long

thanks
wow, it takes a long time to charge via usb

I will give that a try. thanks.

Hornbyp wrote:
fongg wrote:

My question is how to import address data from outlook to the device?

The latest version of my GeePeeEx Editor tackles this issue. I've not quite caught up with the documentation, but basically, it accepts the multi-column csv file exported from Outlook, which it will map into the correct fields in a gpx file.
Of course, there will be no geographic coordinates at this point, so press "F8" to invoke the Batch Geocoder!
As the trial version only writes 5 waypoints, you'll have to do a bit a 'de-selecting' to produce a file for POILoader - but it could be what you're looking for! (all the telephone numbers should be dialable from the Nüvi).

To be honest, it didn't get that much of a test with my own address book, because I've been too lazy to add the actual addresses (and that's the part that the Geocoder relies on).

Have a play!

Discharge/Recharge cycles

asianfire wrote:

There is no need to discharge a lit. ion battery. It was true with the old Ni-Cd batteries, but not with Lit.Ion ones. They do not retain a "memory"

This is true, but the reason they tell you to fully discharge and then full charge is not for the benefit of the battery, but to calibrate the battery meter.

On some electronic devices, the battery meter will adjust the calibration based on how far down you drain the battery. If you always run it to 50% and recharge it, eventually the battery meter will show less than 50% when the battery is actually at 50%.

Also, on some electronic devices, the unit will shut down because of "low battery", when the battery is fine, but the meter is indicating it's low.

650 came in today

I ordered the 650 from Costco on Saturday afternoon, the UPS guy just delivered it today (Tuesday). I am a member of costco, I just got normal shipping. The extra $$ for speedy shipping is a rip.

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John - with a Garmin 650 and a 750

i got mine too!

it came overnight with standard shipping for me.. I guess I live close to a costco distribution center.

Me too

I bought the 650 from Costco, too! At $300, it was a great buy since I was in line at a CompUSA on Black Friday and someone bought a 200W for $300.

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Joe, NJ/LA and elsewhere that my Garmin Nuvi 650 leads me!

Determining Charge-Level on Nuvi 650

When you connect the USB cable to your 650, just hold the power switch down, release it and press the Power switch again. Keep holding it on the second press (you'll probably hear the beep tone). This will keep it from connecting to the computer (I have a Mac and the icons don't appear on my desktop) and it will say: "Going to Charge Mode...". Now, you can release the Power Switch. The next time (and anytime you press on the screen itself after that) it will say it's charging or "Battery Charging Complete". Obviously, when it says it's complete the battery icon will show it's full upon disconnecting it from the USB cable.
BTW, the 350 & 360 Nuvis do this too. Probably all the 7xxs do too.

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Nuvi 2350lmt, 27" iMac <The box said 'Requires Windows Vista or better'; So, I bought a Macintosh!> <-><-><-><-><-><->

mines came in a couple weeks

mines came in a couple weeks ago

but there is a dead pixel..

BatteryUniversity.com

lenny7 wrote:
asianfire wrote:

There is no need to discharge a lit. ion battery. It was true with the old Ni-Cd batteries, but not with Lit.Ion ones. They do not retain a "memory"

This is true, but the reason they tell you to fully discharge and then full charge is not for the benefit of the battery, but to calibrate the battery meter.

On some electronic devices, the battery meter will adjust the calibration based on how far down you drain the battery. If you always run it to 50% and recharge it, eventually the battery meter will show less than 50% when the battery is actually at 50%.

Also, on some electronic devices, the unit will shut down because of "low battery", when the battery is fine, but the meter is indicating it's low.

I just thought I would put in the link to the technical side to this answer for those interested...

How to prolong lithium-based batteries
http://www.batteryuniversity.com/parttwo-34.htm

Charging lithium-ion batteries
http://www.batteryuniversity.com/partone-12.htm

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