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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

NuviCam software 3.40 is out

Nuvicam 3.40 is out. Below is the change log:
Changes made from version 3.30 to 3.40:
Added improvements for handling larger map files.
Improved processing for the Forward Collision Warning System.
Improved the voice dialing feature when using it with Bluetooth phones.
Fixed an issue that caused outdated files to be left on devices after a map update.

Iphone 6 Plus, Nuvicam, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

Did I miss something

Just fired up GE and it told me that my 2797 had a software update version 5.40. Did the update but I thought Version 5.40 came out a while back.

Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Using Shaping Points

I created a route with Trip Planner on my Garmin 3597 and purposely did the following to see how the unit would react.

I placed a shaping point close ( + - 50 feet) to the interstate I was on and as I was approaching the unit told me to exit as expected.

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514

2 questions regarding Garmin 3597

1- Can we delete or change the order of all the icons when we press Apps Icon on the main screen (Help File, Smartphone Link, Ecoroute,Trip Planner, Where I,ve been etc)

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514

Car Windshield Mount Suction Cup Holder

I previously owned a Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT and recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi 2689LMT. My problem is that I use the Windshield Mount Suction Cup Holder with a Dashboard Donut and the Nuvi 2689LMT clearance is minimal with top of the Dashboard Donut.

My observation is that:
Car Windshield Mount Suction Cup Holder

Garmin GPS - Tricks, Tips, Work Arounds, Hints, Secrets and Ideas

Garmin GPS - Tricks, Tips, Work Arounds, Hints, Secrets and Ideas

The "Garmin GPS - Tricks, Tips, Work Arounds, Hints, Secrets and Ideas" project has now been moved to a new permanent location at:

Garmin nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650. Prev. GPSs: GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T; Originator of GARMIN NUVI TRICKS, TIPS, WORK AROUNDS, HINTS, SECRETS & IDEAS

Samantha V 2.40

Garmin Express updated my 3597LMTHD today with Samantha 2.40. Previous version was 2.30.

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

Garmin w/backup camera

I have a question for you folks that have a Garmin unit with the add-on backup camera.

Seeing the feature in newer cars (namely in rentals) I can see this is a feature that I could get used to very easily. My current Garmin is fine (2450 with lifetime maps) but I know my sister wouldn't be opposed to having it as she occasionally borrows it then I would just get a new one.

Garmin Nuvi 2450

Garmin nuvi 2689LMT Apps

I was wondering if there is a way to rearrange the apps in the above mentioned GPS unit.

I would like the Trip Planner, Where I;ve Been and Voice Command on the first row of the screen, since I do not have any use for many of the other apps?

Custom POI upload to Kenwood DNX693S

Has anyone been able to upload custom POI on the DNX693? I followed the same procedure I use for my DNN991HD basically I loaded the POI using the Garmin POI uploader. Created the POI.gpi file. Copied it to a 4 GB FAT 32 USB into \garmin\poi folder. I go to the map screen insert the USB it recognizes it and asked me if I want to copy. I say yes and it copies the files.

Garmin Express Stuck at Preparing Device

Hi guys, I'm trying to update my 2495T using Garmin Express and it's stuck at Step 1 of 2 Preparing Device For Update for the last 2 hours. Can the GPS be disconnected and restart the update process all over again or will it screw something up?

Garmin Holiday Bundles

Does anyone know where to download the Garmin Holiday Bundles since Garmin discontinued offering them on their website for download?

Garmin 3597

Camera GPS


Garmin nuvi 2689LMT GPS Travel Case

I have replaced my Garmin nuvi 2595LMT with a Garmin nuvi 2689LMT. My previous hard shell travel case was purchased from The Source. However my new Garmin nuvi 2689LMT (6.6"W x 3.7"H x 0.76"D) will not fit in my old travel case (6.25”W x 4.0”D x 2.0”H) which could accommodate both the GPS unit and Car charger with traffic receiver with ease.

Nuvi 750 Touch Screen

After the last map update (and possibly system update) a few months ago my Nuvi fails to respond to the touch screen. Needless to say, that makes it useless. Has anyone had this problem and found a cure? Is there a way to re-load the system files?


Garmin 3597 Refurbs on Sale Again

The GPS Store is again offering Nuvi 3597's for $169.

Still one of the best GPSr's Garmin has produced IMO.

Strange Routing Time

I updated my Garmin 2597 to the new 2017.30 today. Immediately, I noticed that on my routes there were major difference in times from my GPS and Basecamp. Example: I have a route that is 342 miles long. I have put in waypoints in various places to stay on route. When I got done, I checked Basecamp and it is showing 342 miles taking 6 hr 10 min.

POI Loader Error

Has anyone else encountered an error when POI Loader comes across the @ sign? I am specifically referring to the rcrosses (Roadside Crosses) POI file. That is the only thing I can see that might cause POI Loader to hiccup. I am running ver. 2.7.3.

"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

Voice Command vs Voice Control

The manual for my nuvi 2789 talks about both Voice Command and Voice Control capability. I'm not sure that I understand the difference. The manual reads like Voice Command is menu driven, i.e., you speak words that are on a menu. On the other hand, when using Voice Control you must first teach the nuvi by speaking and recording the commands you plan on using.

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