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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

POI Files using Basecamp

Just looking for a census of how many people are using Basecamp to make their POI files? With POI Editor giving trouble right now, I decided to give it a try and I found it quite easy and you can even use Google Earth in the process. Only two programs are needed; Basecamp and POI Uploader. I encourage you to give to give it a try.

Nuvi 3597 Lessons Learned

I just loaded the last map update.

The internal memory was close to full.

I was taking an airplane/car trip to the east coast.
The bean bag stand and magnetic cradle were left behind for weight and space purposes.

I checked the operation of the nuvi by plugging into the car.
Things lit up and I was good to go................

Garmin Smartphone Link 2.6.0 now available

Just saw that there is a new version of the Garmin Smartphone Link. Nothing majorly exciting: Further improved the stability of the app.


Garmin Nuvi 57LM Refurbs on Sale at 20 to 40% Off

In case anyone is looking for a Garmin basic model Nuvi 57LM, they are now on sale at various locations.

Refurbs are available at Factory Outlet for $84.95.

Can you still disable Junction View?

It has been a long time since I regularly used by 2595, but another upcoming trip has me planning and getting my old unit ready.

Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

When is best guess for next map update?

I was talking to someone who asked me this yesterday.......

Just nosy....

2689LMT 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!

Mass Storage (works on one computer but not the other)

I have a peculiar situation relative to mass storage.
My desktop will recognize my 3597, however the laptop will not using the same cable. Also using the same cable, both computers will go to mass storage for my Montana 610.
I have tried using several other cables, but it just doesn't help.
When connected to the laptop the 3597 does turn on, but does not go to mass storage.

Problematic POI (only shows 60)

I've downloaded the "Canadian Rockies Peak Finder" POI and although it is quite dated in age, the description states that there are over 1500 points listed. Now when I download it I only get 60, and Ive deleted the file and then reinstalled it (POI Loader ) numerous times and it still remains at that 60 points I to assume that it is just incorrect in the description?..

Large JVC file working on Nuvi 2599

I was reading about the large JVC file on the thread:

"What is the large Junction View file for Garmin On The Road devices and do I need or want it?"

And it says on there that :

"Melaqueman - May 7, 2016
Added an indication that the large JCV file may not work with the nuvi 2797"

Nuvi 2595LMT Traffic coverage

Hey all,
Does anyone know the coverage of Garmin's traffic service in Canada?.. forgive me I'm as still new to this whole traffic service thing but my unit has the built in receiver as apposed to it being on the power cable (if that makes a difference)
Planning a trip East into Manitoba and Ontario and would love this feature to work.

Thanks in advance! wink

GE v. Download install problem

As posted today I tried to update my GE. First I did via GE update itself on two different laptops.

Went through all the motions and then said "Installation failed".

Next I downloaded GE from Garmin to laptop # 1 and installed it. No problem it installed GE v.

Did a download from Garmin to my other # 2 laptop and this time it installed GE v.

Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

G.E. 5.6.1 is out

Garmin Express 5.6.1 is available

Under no circumstances whatsoever, will logic and common sense be tolerated.

Downloading files (POI Loader / KML files)

Hi I am not very good with computers and hope someone could help.i have downloaded some poi files to my lap top and am now trying to download them to my camper 770 sat nav ,via POI loader. The problem is tha when I put the name of the files in the message there are no data files in that folder.please specify a folder that contains at least one file with a.csv or GPs extension. Comes up.

garmin streetpilot c550 (improvising a mount)

any suggestions? I have been searching for hrs for soln... my streetpilot c 550 works perfect, I dont want to replace it,,, however the ball socket is worn out, the plastic tabs have broken off,,,, any suggestions? I have tried to figure out a bracket but am coming up short....

The GPS's Way or the Highway

We're checking out our new Garmin DriveAssist 50 while on vacation. When we switch up drivers, I've been devouring REAMDE by Neal Stephenson.

Came across this humorous passage in the afternoon:

DriveAssist 50, Nüvi 2595LMT, nüvi 760, TomTom START 45M

Garmin express not installing on win10 computer with a .net fail

I re installed Win 10 on a Sony Vaio and cannot get Garmin Express to install. It worked before it was re installed. .net Framework seems to be the problem. I installed the .net repair tool but that never worked. Has anyone got a solution to this.
Cheers Steve


How do you down load map using wireless wi-fi?

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

End of the line for Garmin Express on Windows Vista.

When I was poking around on the Garmin site today, I stumbled onto the Garmin Express download page and saw this message


Garmin Express is not compatible with your operating system.

Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

POI Editor Question (some of my GPX records do not load)

I built a POI file for an upcoming trip from California to Florida, and loaded it to my GPS (Nuvi 2460lmt). In verifying that all the points where there in the file, I discovered that only about half of the POI file actually got loaded to the GPS. No rhyme of reason to which ones got loaded.

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