What is 'cloud' icon in upper corner of the 680?

 

After receiving the Nuvi 680 recently, I noticed that under the + sign in the upper right corner there is always a small box with a clouds and lightening bolts and I can not figure out what it represents. At first, I thought it indicated the weather forcast for that day but it always remains the same everyday, even when it is a clear day with no rain. When I touch it, it takes me a screen that says "No matches found". And that's what it always does. Does anyone know what this represents?

Are you sure that it is not

Are you sure that it is not the battery icon with the bolt through it indicating that it is charging/hooked up to external power?

Rob

Edit:
I see that you said "below" the plus.
I know that the 680 is hooked up to the MSN network, so maybe it is for accessing weather data?

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

I thought of that too..Maybe

I thought of that too..Maybe for access weather but it doesn't do anything. Always the same.

You were correct...duh! it

You were correct...duh! it was the indicator showing the battery was charging.

How do you possibly mistake

Aside from horrific vision, how in the heck could you possibly mistake a battery charging bar for a cloud? When fully charged it's four green segments inside an outline shaped EXACTLY like a AA or AA battery.

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Newest to oldest... Nüvi 660, Street Pilot 2720, Magellan SporTrak Pro, Lowrance Global Map 100

Well...

Some people look at clouds and see various things, so why can't somebody look at a battery icon and see a cloud? I've even heard stories about people who could look at a cat and see a worthwhile pet, so stranger things have happened. wink

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I guess I'm one of those cat

I guess I'm one of those cat people. We love our fur babies. smile

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HA!

Dsorgnzd wrote:

... I've even heard stories about people who could look at a cat and see a worthwhile pet, so stranger things have happened. wink

Now, THAT is a good one! grew up with cats, became a dog lover...

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I have one too.

If only I could convince her that the scratching post is that thing in the corner, and not the carpet on the stairs. sad

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"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 40]

Hey Gerry, that is pretty

Hey Gerry,
that is pretty funny.

After I answered you I thought about it and said that you MUST be talking about some extra feature on the 680 (I have the 660) and was so worried that I might offend you for suggesting that it was the battery icon smile

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Maps -> Wife -> Garmin 12XL -> StreetPilot 2610 -> Nuvi 660 (blown speaker) -> Nuvi 3790LMT

On my 680 with MSN, the icon

On my 680 with MSN, the icon means a weather alert (storm warning, etc). It is under the "+" sign. When I touch it I get the details of the alert. Could it be that there is something wrong with your Nuvi in that the icon ius there all the time even without an alert?

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Nuvi 680, Magellan 300

MSN Direct Services are cool....

gerrydrake wrote:

...under the + sign in the upper right corner there is always a small box with a clouds and lightening bolts and I can not figure out what it represents...

I agree with kapnketel. It is the MSN Weather Alerts icon. Here is an image of my screen showing the weather alert icon. This morning when I tapped it I had two weather alerts coming in advising me of potential poor driving conditions; one from Albuquerque and the other from Santa Fe. What I don't understand though is mine only seems to appear when an alert is in progress. Once the weather passes the icon goes away. By the way various Traffic icons will show up also on the map page along with the weather alert icon. See pg 27 of your user manual. Things like Road Condition, Accident, Road Construction, etc. Even the estimated delay time if a traffic delay in on your route due to Traffic conditions. Mine has only popped up once that I have noticed and I didn't think of capturing that screen.

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v168/160/28/8...

Take a look at my screen and let us know if this is the icon you are describing and not the battery icon.

PS - It also shows my new red light traffic icon I am using. I am on the hunt to clean up the Albuquerque database for Miss Poi.

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Yup, that's definitely NOT a

Yup, that's definitely NOT a battery icon...

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Newest to oldest... Nüvi 660, Street Pilot 2720, Magellan SporTrak Pro, Lowrance Global Map 100

No, I called Garmin and she

No, I called Garmin and she said that the'cloud with lightening bolts' was indicator that it was charging, would go away when not plugged into lighter. And it does. But now I;'m concerned that if you have the same box under the + sign with clouds and bolts, and when you touch it, it gives you latest alert information, maybe I AM missing something. Hmmmmmm maybe another call to Garmin is in order. Thanks for the report.

Hmmmmm that's exactly what I

Hmmmmm that's exactly what I get...I think the Garmin tech gave me bad information. Ill chek with them again..Thanks.

That lighter cable is actually the MSN Direct Receiver too...

gerrydrake wrote:

No, I called Garmin and she said that the cloud with lightening bolts' was indicator that it was charging, would go away when not plugged into lighter. And it does...

The reason it goes away when not plugged in is because the lighter is in fact your MSN Direct receiver too that gets the weather advisory alerts! You don't ever want to lose that cable that looks so much like an inexpensive charger cable because it is over $125 to replace from Garmin.

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I just spoke with Garmin

I just spoke with Garmin again and he told me he thought it should go away if no alert. Soooooo, I guess mine is defective, unless someone else has the same dilima. He told me I should hit the master reset by powering off, then pressing the upper left hand corner of the screen while hitting the power on button. This brings up a mainenance screen with options to reset things. I think I will hold off though, he said there was a slight possibility that I might lose my bluetooth paring (no big deal) but might also have to resend all of my contact list, one by one from my phone to the 680. Not in a hurry to do that. lol.

one by one?!

gerrydrake wrote:

...resend all of my contact list, one by one from my phone to the 680. Not in a hurry to do that. lol.

Good grief! Mine transferred automatically after I paired up and I have around 1200. It would drive me nuts to do it one by one.

BTW, there is a "hidden" button under the flip up antenna to do a hard reset too.

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Yes, my girlfriends phone

Yes, my girlfriends phone 'automatically' transferred all of her phone contacts, as soon as it was paired with her 660, too. My phone, unfortunately, is not that compatible.

An idea plus new Weather Advisory screenshots

If you are using a GSM phone (AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile, etc) with a SIM card and I assume all your contacts are loaded on the SIM...

Got an idea for you;

You could borrow you friend's phone temporarily replace your SIM with her's until you transfer all the contacts in after the hard reset.

If you are using a CDMA phone (Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, etc) you are out of luck ;-(

By the way I also updated the screen shots for you to show you the data that comes on a typical weather advisory. You can check it out here.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=10457&l=864eb&id=82662...

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nüvi 680, nüvi 770, Garmin Mobile XT, etc...

Thank you so much.

Thank you so much. Unfortunatley, I have a verizon LG 9800, not yet on Verizons list but most features work except that one. My girlfriends is an LG that has already been approved for compatability, and that feature works on hers. Would be nice to know if anyone else has the 680 and it behaves like mine...lol. But, I suspect that the cloud and bolts probably are suppose to disappear when there is not a weather related advisory.

C550

dcoffing wrote:

If you are using a GSM phone (AT&T, Cingular, T-Mobile, etc) with a SIM card and I assume all your contacts are loaded on the SIM...

Got an idea for you;

You could borrow you friend's phone temporarily replace your SIM with her's until you transfer all the contacts in after the hard reset.

If you are using a CDMA phone (Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, etc) you are out of luck ;-(

By the way I also updated the screen shots for you to show you the data that comes on a typical weather advisory. You can check it out here.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=10457&l=864eb&id=82662...

On my coworker's phone, when she pairs up, her phonebook gets temp. loaded in the GPSr, but as soon as it is disconnected, the phonebook is gone. My point....I don't think that it actually uploads the phonebook, but rather you just have access to it through the GPSr (could be wrong)

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asianfire.. You make a good

asianfire.. You make a good point! I don't know for certain if anything is actually stored on the nuvi other than the bluetooth paring. That would make sense.

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Ever get the message "no matches found"?

I just got a new 680 today, and activated with MSN. I get that icon too with no information.
One reason I could guess is that because it could take upto 2 days for all the info to be fed into a new unit by MSN transmission.
Wonder if folks who have been using it for over a week still get that message of no matches found?
My guess is hopefully that after a few days, the icon will only appear as an alert, and clicking it will give the details.
Anyone have any feedback, will appreciate it.
Thanks

My 'cloud' finally went

My 'cloud' finally went away. But I think it was stuck, Im not sure. it had been on for sever al days, maybe even a week. Garmin had me reset the msn receiver (located in the cigarette adaptor), and that did the trick. We will see if it works properly in the future. Here in Phoenix we get so few storm alerts that it may be a while before I find out, unless I travel.

Reset the lighter if it continues...

ZedRight wrote:

I just got a new 680 today, and activated with MSN. I get that icon too with no information.
One reason I could guess is that because it could take upto 2 days for all the info to be fed into a new unit by MSN transmission.
Wonder if folks who have been using it for over a week still get that message of no matches found?
My guess is hopefully that after a few days, the icon will only appear as an alert, and clicking it will give the details.
Anyone have any feedback, will appreciate it.
Thanks

It seems gerrydrake found the solution for you if it doesn't go away. Reset the cigarette lighter receiver. Thanks for posting this gerrydrake. Here in Albuquerque I STILL have my weather advisory running. That cloud icon is letting me know there is bad weather in the area. You know all of this started after I posted how great the weather was here. LOL wink

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nüvi 680, nüvi 770, Garmin Mobile XT, etc...

garmin 680 cloud thunderbolt

just picked up the 680 myself--i also saw the same cloud--it comes and goes-think its something with msn--can't wait to download red litght cameras and other goodies--1st gps for me-love the 680--"solutionworks"

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New to GPS with -Garmin 680-all help appreciated

Not the battery

No, it is not the battery, it is indicating a severe weather warning. Don't know why it doesnt show a warning and instead shows "none found" when clicked. There is still a weather warning but you have to go to the weather map to see it.

GAARONTEED.

Zumos do the same thing.