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In-Dash Garmin Nav Systems

Some in-dash infotainment systems use Garmin for navigation.

Custom POIs can sometimes be installed on these in-dash systems using Garmin's POI Loader software via a memory card or disk.

In other cases, custom POIs might require an alternative process or not be available.

Discussion threads for some makes/models are linked below.

FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

Garmin 2699 Computer Cable

My Garmin needs charging periodically, and with minimal driving it seldom goes in the car. I used to charge it with the cable that came with it. The same cable that I use to update, which is not a problem. I've seem a message that says something to the effect that it can't charge unless I use an original cable, but this one is original.

Garmin 2699 & MicroSD Card

I recently updated my Garmin and had to reduce what was loaded because of space requirements. So I ordered a microsd card (San Disk 128gb). It came to day and I slipped it in the only slot, which is on the bottom edge. Plugged it into my computer and no disk! What do I need to do for it to see the disk? I saw nothing in Settings on the Garmin.

Alex

HPL announced at Verizon.

Hyper precise location has been announced at 100 cities with Verizon. This gives accuracy up to 1-2 cm for 4G and 5G customers. Do you believe Garmin will add this feature? If not , do you believe it could add the option to utilize it through the cell phone like they do with the current app?

What happens when using smartlink traffic and you lose data connection while driving?

If I am using smartlink traffic and I lose data while driving does it fallback to the FM traffic network?

When Memory Runs Out On Device

So I am trying to update my old 3490LMT to give to a friend since I just got the Drivesmart 55. This is the first time Garmin Express said there is not enough internal memory for 2022.10. If I add a microSD card and do the update, is the entire map sent to the microSD card or is it a spill over when the internal gets filled up?

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Repair Garmin GPS

My Nuvi 2689 just died.

Where can I get it fixed.

It will not turn on.(dead battery ?)
It could be a loose connection in the power cord slot inside the unit so the battery would not charge. (Same problem in my nuvi 2595)

Traffic RX Status Page

It's been awhile and in addition to acquiring the 66st I got a Drivesmart 55. I want to test it out with my HD60 cable from my old 3490 vs the cable that came with it. Does anyone recall how to get to the correct system page to show the traffic receiver status? I'm sure I can find it but thought to ask here first.

Thanks.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Copying Favorites From One Garmin to Another

I need some help here folks. I'm not the biggest computer tech head. I recently acquired a newer Garmin Nuvi from a friend who doesn't want his anymore as he uses only his smart phone now. I've uploaded all my custom POI's from this site and the Red Light Camera file without any issues.

Nuvi 205 future map updates

I have a Nuvi 205 that was originally a 49 states model. I bought the lifetime maps deal many years ago that included the North America maps. It has been running fine ever since.

Recently did the 2022.1 map update but the Sandisk 8gb SD card went bad after that. I have a new 8gb card installed.

My almost 25 year old GARMIN GPS III still works great. Anyone have an older GPS that still works ?

It's been a long time since I posted here but here goes. I got back into GPSs as my son is geocaching as a boy scout. I just ordered him an eTrex Touch 35 for $159 (no Topo just the base map but I'll download free topo maps). Hopefully it was good buy for him.

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eTrex Touch 35, Nuvi 1350LMT, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 260, Garmin GPS III, Basecamp

GPSMAP 66st vs. 60CSx

I've owned a 60 CSx for many years. I was awarded a bunch of points to buy merchandise so I figured it was time to upgrade and I got the 66st (basically since it cost me nothing). So far, with the exception of some new features and a faster acquisition time, I really don't see a tremendous difference. I thought the display would be sharper etc.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP 60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT / Drivesmart 55 / GPSMAP 66st * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Garmin Nuvi 50

After doing the most recent updates to my Garmins, I noticed that my Garmin Nuvi 50 will no longer find POIs near Phoenix, which we are traveling to tonight.

Dash NAV vs Garmin

Used to be, my GPS stayed perched on the dash if I was in the car. Now, with the built in NAV, I seldom use it. Although I do refer to it when going out of my comfort zone. What, a 100 mile radius? Or something like that. Finding a single point is fairly easy and straight forward, the search leaves a lot to be desired.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

ANNOUNCING SPEED AND REDLIGHT CAMERAS WITH SPEECH

IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE THE GARMIN GPS ANNOUNCE THE CAMERA LOCATIONS WITH VOICE INSTEAD OF A SOUND THAT WOULD BE EASY TO INSTALL SINCE I AM NOT VERY COMPUTER SAVY,WHERE I LIVE HAS MANY CAMERAS IN STATEN ISLAND AND WITH THE TONES GOING OFF QUITE FREQUENTLY I TEND TO NOT NOTICE THEM OFTEN AND FEEL THE VOICE ANNOUNCING WOULD TAKE CARE

New Garmin Maps ... 2022.1, what's better?

So the new maps are out and so far.. in my area it seems they have mapped every parking lot, thanks but in a parking lot I can navigate without a map.

That top bar which shows the "Road Ahead".. now is showing me the road I am on a lot more than the previous version.

It still.. misses a lot of "Roads Ahead", skipping major intersections and jumping to minor ones several blocks ahead.

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

Garmin Nuvi 500

My collection of Garmins includes a Garmin Nuvi 500. Earlier tonight, when I tried to update it, I received a message stating:

"We're unable to install the updates.

The latest version of these maps have so much new information that we're not going to be able to fit it all on your device's internal memory. Please contact Product Support for help with updating your maps."

Large JCV File Download Link For 2022.10 Map (Edited)

In recent years the Garmin Large Full-Screen JCV file has always been downloaded as a single file that was around 830MB in size. Beginning with the latest 2022.10 map update the JCV file download changed from one to four separate JCV files with a more than 3-times folder size increase to 2.54GB.

I sent the following message to Garmin Support for an explanation:

Issue.... One of 2 2689's fails map update repeatedly

Though latest map says it is loaded... I fear it has something to do with FourSquare, as when I go to mymaps... It shows the latest Map but no FourSquare....

and flashes something, maybe a chkdsk request?

Suggestions....?

I have tried 3 separate SD cards, and checked 2 in another system and they are OK...
Also tried restarting computer.... but that's not it either

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!
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