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.
Please check our Garmin FAQ section before posting questions to the Garmin forum area.
FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems
When will the next map update be out. Before Christmas, or has covid made the updaters stay at home
I have a new Garmin 700 OTR. I downloaded the Garmin uploader and transferred a POI file to that program. It took me 3 or 4 tries to get the program to recognize my GPS. It tried to transfer the file but I got a message saying the file could not be transferred. What am I doing wrong. When I plug the GPS into my dektop (windows7) it wants to open Garmin Express. But it would transfer the file.
I had my Honda in for service, and they loaned me a 2019 H-RV while the service was being done. It had a factory installed backup camera, and I was able to compare it with my BC-40.
My BC-40 is paired with my DriveSmart 65. I like this combination setup much better than the factory solution.
1. The view is much larger.
2. The screen is much brighter.
BaseCamp v4.7.3 is ready to download.
Here is a CNBC YouTube video about Garmin that folks on this site may be interested in. https://youtu.be/Tp7tYrF7HeI
Today I turned on my 3597 for the first time since 14 Aug 2020 when I last updated the map.
Anybody know what these little blue squares are on the map screen along the road on the DriveSmart 65? They aren't signs and seem to have no significance but there are quite a few of them. One here, one there, cluttered at some intersections. Always along a road.
Two different laptops. Both have a setting in the registry to install new programs to the "D" drive
One laptop no problem updating GE.
Second laptop gives me a message "INVALID "F" drive.
There is NO "F" drive. Is there a way to force GE to install in the "D"drive?
I tried both ways, update via GE and downloaded a GE file from Garmin.
Edit follow up:
GE V 184.108.40.206 ready to download.
Just noticed that Europe EUNT 2021.10 subscription maps have been posted and ready for download. (If this has been posted here before.....Sorry).
Edited to add: Even though MapInstall says it is going to delete the old maps on the device, it did not do it on my device. I ended up doing the deletion manually.
It has been some time since charging my 1450. Plugged in to do the map update and thought it was going OK. Map didn't register on the Garmin or the computer. Went through the steps and noticed that 1450 screen which was on then turned black. My 1390 will charge but with 2 different power cords the 1450 is dead. Did the receptor for the mini usb cord inside the unit broke off the board?
I post this because I’ve not come across this type of thing in quite a while.
Do a search on
140 N Munn Rd, Lindenhurst, IL 60046
On Garmin with latest map
You won’t find it.
So Wife got directions off her iPhone and we used that
To route us there.
When we go there, we discovered that the street was seen by Garmin. All the way to that address!!
Need help It has been years and no problems with my 660.
This trip I lost all voice directions and have tried everything with no fix. I have a voice when I first load a trip in where to. I am looking for my manual but no luck it is somewhere easy for me to find.
If someone would like to help please email me at my contact point for POI Factory
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Dose anyone know why Garmin GPS's will show my POI icons on one day, but not the next, and then they will be back again, the next day. I leave my Garmin plugged in all the time, it comes on when I start the car. They have all the latest updates,
As far as I know, one can not post pictures in this forum. If it is in the FAQ's I missed it. How do members get around this limitation? Instructions?
Idea for this came from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5KIpp_05Q
I recently picked up an arkon magnetic mount - SPHDMAGKIT ($15) https://www.arkon.com/product/SPHDMAGKIT-magnetic-phone-moun....
This is a magnet base with a female socket to mount to any 17mm ball mount. The include several metal plates which are suitable for phone (cases), but not so much for a garmin device.
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