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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 Link IPhone and a Nuvi 660

Question. I’ve had Garmin Link on iPhone for a while, though I thought I attempted using it with a GPS. I think, or I wouldn’t have kept it on phone.
Today I attempted on using it with a 660.
Never read any instructions, don’t have any available. Turned on Bluetooth on 660, and then told Garmin Link to send to GPS.

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!

"Spare" 3597

Through an odd set of circumstances, I now have a spare 3597. Here is what happened:

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

Garmin Smartphone App weather warning

Is there any way to limit the distance that the SmartPhone App will send weather warnings to the GPS? Right now it sends warnings from over 100 miles away and not even in the direction I'm traveling or my destination.

I have looked in the App and on my Garmin (RV760) and can't find anything to change or set.

-- Later... Ray

Garmin Monterra Replacement

Does anybody here have any thought on whether we will ever see a replacement for the Garmin Monterra? I have always wanted one, but I also always thought that they were overpriced. With Garmin no longer supporting newer versions of Android for it, it seems destined to die, much like their Garminfone and Garmin Nuvifone did.

Nuvi 1450 replacement?

After almost ten years it's time for me to retire my Garmin Nuvi 1450. What's a good replacement for it? My needs are simple: all I need is a newer model that does the same thing a 1450 does. I don't need anything fancy-schmancy; for example, I don't need bluetooth or wifi.

Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Which Garmin GPS Is Better?

I'm looking for a Garmin Drivesmart GPS, which one would be the better buy, the 50LMT or the 51LMT-S? Does anyone know if the processors are the same or is one faster than the other. Both are the same price at for $189.99.

Install multiple maps to a SD card

I have downloaded and installed into Basecamp, OSM topo maps for several regions in the United States.

The Install Map command in Basecamp, will allow me to install only one of these maps to the SD Card at a time. When I repeat this operation with another map, the previous map is deleted from the card.
Is there a way to install all the maps to a SD Card using Basecamp?

Well 2019.3 must be coming

Somebody has to start as to when 2019.3 will be released!

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

Recent highway and state police files

I added the N Carolina, S Caroline, NJ, Vt, Maine state police and highway patrol files and then proceeded to update my poi files favorites but it errored out every time. Same result with another gpsr and another computer. On one computer, after i deleted the Maine state police file, the update of my poi files worked ok, but not on the other computer.

Push gpx via wifi to Garmin WIFI enabled PND's

Given many of the new garmins support wifi for map updating, is there some way of access the internal storage via wifi?

Help Me Brainstorm On Updates For My Oldest Sister's Garmin Nüvi 55LM

My oldest sister just turned 70. We live pretty far apart. She is in AZ and I am in MN. She asked me to update her maps on her Garmin Nüvi 55, which I have done. I will return this to her tomorrow.

garmin drive 51

any body know how to install new map in garmin drive 51 I bought from usa and it has only usa map I try to installed unlocked map but it shows wrong map .any body help me please.


Garmin Bluetooth Compatibility

One of these days my old Nuvi 650 will die. In anticipation of this, I periodically review the Garmin website to review available GPS models.

One feature that I do want, is a Bluetooth enabled GPS that will "speak" through the radio of the car. The product specs simply speak of making a Bluetooth connection through a smartphone. We do not have a smartphone.

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

Garmin 2699lmt traffic cable

A message started popping up on my 2699Lmt that the cable was not right for traffic, does the traffic antennae’s in the cable go bad? Never had this happen before Thanjs for your feedback

Garmins Nuvis That Natively Download The Large JCV File

In order to more easily obtain a reliable source for the large JCV file, I'm thinking about buying an older Nuvi and buying a Garmin lifetime map update subscription.

My question deals with which of the older Garmin Nuvis natively downloads the large JCV file, currently D3060270A.jcv for 2019.20, as part of the update?

Drivesmart 61 Portrait mode

Can some folks report back if your units have the orientation option in display settings or not.

Garmin support indicates the device supports portrait mode, however the actual unit I have in hand (with current firmware) does not.

Garmin Express v6.6.0.0 is Here

Garmin Express is now available.

Garmin Smartphone Link 2.9.3

Garmin Smartphone Link 2.9.3 for iOS was released yesterday. Installed without problems.

Release notes say "We have further improved the stability of the app. Enjoy your drive!"

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