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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems


Which is better the power mount or the magnetic power mount.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Garmin DriveSmart 50 70 70 GPS Software Update Available June 2016

For anyone who might not be aware, I discovered that Garmin released a very critical software update for the DriveSmart 50 60 70 series. I have a 70 LMT and it's now running 3.50 and it runs much better particularly as it pertains to Bluetooth connectivity issues which were very prevalent before when using the Garmin SmartLink application.

BMW (Garmin) Navigator V

Anyone else using the Nav V on a BMW factory mount and having problems with the screen going dark (GPS still running) on occasion when you shut the bike off mid ride, say for a quick fuel stop?

Latest Garmin software update done.

Rhino 650 manual

My elderly father has recently purchased a Garmin Rhino 650 device.
He's asked me to source the manual for him. He wants the manual in hard copy format.
I can't seem to download one for the 650.
If anyone is able to could they please send me a copy at:
My dad lives 600km from me so it's difficult to show him the manual is stored on the device.


I am thinking about buying a new GPS. I am leaning toward the 60LMTHD. Costco has it for 269.99. What are the pro and cons on this GPS.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

DriveSmart 60

Not sure on my DriveSmart 60, if I need Wav files with sox.exe or mp3 files. I could find no reference to it here.

"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

Baltimore to Reagan National Airport, not by Garmin.

I had to go to Reagan National Airport in DC from Baltimore twice last week. Good thing I had a clue and didn’t trust the Garmin.

NUVI 1350

Can anyone tell me why my nuvi1350 will not let me change states, just says state not found. Have updated?


Garmin Monterra Discontinued?

Somewhere this afternoon I read something that mentioned that the Garmin Monterra has been cancelled. I checked the Garmin US website and I do see it listed as a previous model? Is that a recent change? Does anybody happen to know if that is the end of the line for Android based Garmin handheld GPS devices?

Dezl 770 Brightness

Suddenly, my Dezl 770 when plugged in to the car charge cable, or the USB cable to the computer, the Display mode goes to night, 1%. Unplugged, it goes back bright. No matter what time it is.

Settings, Color Auto
Brightness, if the cord is plugged in, it asks for the Garmin cable to change the brightness function and the Brightness is stuck at 1%. Unplugged it goes to whatever you set it to.

Frank Nuvi 2597LMT 37.021485, -78.959851

Resuming a Garmin Update

I tried this procedure on a Garmin Nuvi 1370T. I updated the North American map. I was using a friend's high speed data connection and only wanted to download the install files. I clicked on the button to update the installed maps. I hibernated the computer after the point where it said the download of the installation files finished; and the building map set had finished.

Copying POI gpi file

Just want to run this past the audience to see if this would work.

I drive to Mexico every fall and have all my route way-points on my Garmin.

Now this year a friend who has not driven there for years wants to use my way-points.

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

2350LMT taking extremely long to recalculate in DC

The unit was updated about 3 wks ago, firmware and map....

Is there anything in particular about DC, that would cause it to take minutes to recalculate? Have never seen it act like that....

Garmin Nuvi 50 Bracket 010-11765-02

My oldest son recently got a used Garmin Nuvi 50LM, but no mounting bracket. I checked at and it looks like the part number is 010-11765-02. I am just trying to determine where I should buy this from. Some Ebay dealers show a very low price, but some on-line reviews claim that some are not genuine Garmin parts and to be wary.

Alphanumeric address

I am trying to enter a Alphanumeric address in to my Garmin Nuvi 2729 LMT, just can not get it. I do understand you can enter the coordinates if you have them but sometimes you just have the address. this is an example of a address I am trying to enter. S63 W16147 College Ave, Muskego, WI 53150.
I have tried to enter it like S63W16147 but the GPS is just confused. Any help would be nice.

Happy Fathers Day

Happy fathers day to those who are or might be LOL.

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

Another new Garmin.....

Just added a new Garmin GPS to the stable this weekend, but this one had a rather unique accessory : a motorcycle.

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks" ~ Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"

Base Camp

How do you set your activity profile in Base Camp where the profile activity is driving by default?

Every time I create a route and look at the directions I get hiking as the default. I got to be missing something,


Garmin Models that "Don't Rely on Cellular Signals"

This is probably a silly question, but Garmin advertises some of their models as "not relying on cellular signals" How does that differ from other models that do not make this claim? I'm buying someone who lives in an area with very spotty cellular reception a GPS as a gift and am unsure whether or not this would be an advantage. I thought ALL GPS units relied on satellites.


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