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This is like Google 9, Garmin 0
Map updated in March 2016.
Garmin could not find the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.
Google maps just click and go. But it does drain the phones battery...
My hunch is there is some "other" address to use. Just like Garmin never likes US State Route 1 etc
Just been released. Corrects the map update option bug that appeared in 220.127.116.11
I just tried to update the maps in my 1450, but when I started MapUpdater (NOT GE), I'm getting the message "A connection to the server could not be established..."
Is anyone willing to try MapUpdater to see if you get the same result?
My poor old Garmin nuvi 500 is stuck in a boot loop. I haven't tried yet to plug it in to see if I can get to the file system via the back door. Any hints? Booting while holding down the lower left and/or right corner didn't do squat.
Thanks in advance.
I have a Garmin nuvi 3597 that when plugged in to power in the vehicle I get no voice or beeps when the screen is touched. When I disconnect power by removing the GPS from the holder or unplugging the power cord, I have sound. There was a previous discussion on sound but my issue is different. Bad cord, maybe?
Not to belabor a point, but has anyone here used 7-Zip to download the large JCV file? I'm still struggling to download it and saw reference that I can use 7z to do it. (I'm on IE11 so I can't use the browser method.)
First of all, can I, if fact, use 7-Zip to download RAR1 and 2 then use WinRAR to put the two pieces together?
I've moved the map, JCV and SID files to my 8gb SD card.
Question: Is GE smart enough to update these files the next time a new map comes out?
I would never have bought a built in navigation unit but the car was a pretty good deal and the nav unit was already part of the package. Garmin needs to offer a lifetime update for the built in nav units. The manual says you can only update the maps once a year and currently the cost is $149. My Garmin Nuvi1300 with lifetime maps is going strong and I do updates every quarter.
When the Unit was delivered from Amazon, the first thing I did was the Software and Map Update (2017.10). When I was Navigating with it, I was not getting the Junction View. I called Garmin and they said to re-install the Maps, so I did and bingo, got the Junction View.
Download both parts below and extract using WinRAR or 7-Zip. Internet Explorer users are required to use another browser as Internet explorer will crash. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and even Edge should work without issue.
The Choice Hotel file is .csv. I can't get it to convert or load into Mapsource. Does anyone have a converted file?
After coming across a statement that when doing the SD card cloning method, your download is faster since it is not throttled by the GPS limitation.
Now that makes me wonder. Should I do my next map update to the cloning SD card first complete with device and computer.
Then after that download for the 2797 and my daughters 3790.
Would it make the two downloads faster???
The new Garmin map 2017.20 is out. Installed with GE, no problem.
Is there anyplace I can download the English Samantha tts3 directions file, I am curious to see if my new kenwood In dash would work with these voices. I have already updated maps and added junction view with lane assist to the unit by accessing the internal memory card.
I just got the new Drive Assist 50. Trouble is, I can't find a good, sturdy mount that will stick to my windshield and not obscure the camera and not be so low that half of the camera's view is obscured by my dashboard. Any ideas?
Loaded the PC version and discovered I could put new map updates om my LM55 but could not load maps on my computer for use with Basecamp. Couldn't find where others posts complained of the same issue so contacted Garmin. This was their reply:
Does anyone have any recommendations on software I can use to covert a route created in Google Maps to GPX format so I can load it to my Garmin?
Garmin have release new software update 3.20 for Nuvicam devices.
One good in this updat is th IOS service fix in Bluetooth. Now it connects to iphone 6 without enabling phone calls.
Here are the details of the change log:
Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.20:
Added a new camera height setting to improve the accuracy of lane departure warnings when used in tall vehicles.
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