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NA 2016.10 Map Update should be available 8/5/2015

Maybe a mod can temporarily pin this until the update comes out, since people are still coming on here wondering about it well after we already discovered the date for the release. Just a suggestion.

Free routable maps for Garmin

As from time to time there are questions about maps for different world regions I would like to start topic about getting them legally.

There are two links to places where you can get legal, free maps for Garmin GPS. They are routable, so can be used to drive when on vacations. Coverage can differ sometimes, as often there are non commercial projects created by users.


Garmin FAQ area

Please read these before posting questions to this forum area.

New GPS (to me) 2689LMT

Got an impulse to look into replacing my still very functional 265WT with something newer. I get this impulse about once a year but until now, hadn't found a replacement that made me bite. Reading a few comments here on POI-Factory whet my appetite and over the weekend, I settled on the 2689LMT.

New firmware for nuvi 2x5W!!! V 7.70

Well this is something that I didn't expect to see. Ever.
Notified by GE today.

nuvi 2x5W (GCD File) software version 7.70
as of July 29, 2015
(8.91 MB)

Change History
Changes made from version 7.60 to 7.70:

Improved UI responsiveness in some situations.

Fixed issues that could prevent users from accessing downloadable content when using Garmin Express.

Garmin Express 4.1.5

It appears a new GE has been released also. 4.1.5

Garmin CIty Navigator NA 2016.10 has been released.

It has been reported over on the long running 2016.10 speculation/joke thread that City Navigator 2016.10 North America has been released and is available for download via Garmin Express or Garmin MapUpdater. It is time to close off discussion in that old thread and move the discussion of download experiences and map issues to this new thread.

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

Best Garmin for traffic

Does anybody know what would be the Best Garmin for Traffic.

Live Traffic ($20) VS. HD Traffic (Free) in Los Angeles - My Experience

Hi guys,

I just wanted to share with you my experience after using Garmin Live Traffic service for 5 weeks so far. Live Traffic is considered as an upgrade from the free HD traffic. You can get through SmartLink app for $19.99


Smart Link Bluetooth Problems with NuviCam

Hello everyone,

So I got the NuviCam for almost 2 months now. The problem I have is auto connecting the Smart Link app with NuviCam. I have to connect it manually every single time I get into the car. If I step out of the car for one minute, it will disconnect and never get reconnected automatically again.

I am using iPhone 6 and my NuviCam got the latest update.


Introducing The Garmin Rino 650t, The Latest Model Of Rugged Two-Way Radio Handhelds

So, apparently something has been updated, but I can't tell what it is! Can anybody here tell what changes have been made?

Garmin nuvi 3597 Trip Log Behavior

A few months back I got tried of the constant re-boots of my nuvi 855 and purchased a nuvi 3597. One of the features I used most on the nuvi 855 was the trip log (current gpx) for completing business travel reports. The nuvi 855 recorded all travel (start to finish) in the trip log, independent of "routing" or non-"routing", all of the time. Exactly what I needed to document my business travel.

3597 Still Gives Error Message About Power Cord

After several firmware updates, my 3597 still gives me error messages stating that I have a power cord that will not charge the Garmin. I have a GTM-60 cord. I use the Traffic feature everyday on the way home. "Log Jams" are a common occurrence on I-64.

Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Garmin nuvi 50 and Windows 8

I just bought a SanDisk 16GB microSDHC USS-I card. When plugged into the GARMIN Nuvi 50 and my PC (WINDOWS 8) it only shows 1.8GB available for use. It is FAT32

Does anyone know how to change it to be recognize > 2GB?



nuvi 2xx7 and 2xx8 software version 5.10

nuvi 2xx7 and 2xx8 software version 5.10
as of July 23, 2015

Change History

Changes made from version 5.00 to 5.10:
◦Fixed an issue that could cause traffic events to obscure the navigation map.

Garmin Repair Recommendations?

I have an old, Garmin Nuvi 205W that I've taken pretty good care of over the years, but recently the touchscreen went screwy until it stopped responding altogether. I tried recalibrating the touchscreen, and reinstalled updates a couple of times, but it quickly stopped responding again.

Nuvi 35x7 And 35x8 Software Version 5.10

As of July 23, 2015

Use Garmin Express to install this file.

Changes made from version 5.00 to 5.10:

Fixed an issue that could cause traffic events to obscure the navigation map.

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

3597 no Map Symbols display ever

I have a bunch of saved locations I imported from my 3790 to my new 3597 but none of the map symbols display on the map.
How do I get them to display? I loved this feature on the 3790.

Nuvi 3597 Favorites/Saved Places issues

I've just upgraded from a Nuvi 755 to a Nuvi 3597 and I'm having some odd issues with the favorites.

I transferred my favorites from the 755 to the 3597 with Express and it worked, but...

There are two GPX folders on the 3597.

: Garmin\GPX

Also, the POI

Garmin Search Function & Garmin Wifi Connectivity

I was thinking about how the search function works on my Garmin Nuvi 3597. I enter data and it checks for information stores on the device. Or, if I use the Garmin Smartphone Link, I can send it to the Nuvi 3597. Have we actually lost grounds on this? For example, the connected Garmin Nuvis 1690 and 1695 allowed a search directly on the unit.

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