Garmin talk


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

Please check our Garmin FAQ section before posting questions to the Garmin forum area.

FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

Massachusetts to Indiana on I90

Hello im not rushing my time back-in Massachusetts but since im horrible with directions could you give me about a half way mark. I had wonderful suggestions and help setting up my Gps and gave me recommendations on were to stop for my first night coming back to Massachusetts.

Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Europe 2020.10 (will not load to computer)

Full Europe 2020.10 loads to Nuvi275T but will not load to computer. Tried on six different computes. NA 2020.10 loads fine. Loads to @ 12- 18 percent then errors off red banner There was an error loading the update. Tried in Safe mode Windows 10 V1903 same error. all virus software off.

Honda using Garmin look, feel and updates

In the 2019 Nav equipped Honda’s, the system gets its updates directly from Garmin, has the look and feel of the Nuvis and DriveSmart GPSs.

More on this thread starting with the post below.

Wireless map update

Has anyone had much luck on getting the wireless map updates to work? Mine just searches for forever, and once in a while, when it is able to find an update, I get an error message saying “An error occurred during the update. The device is retrying. Press cancel to exit and try again later or update using Garmin express.”

Garmin DriveSmart 55

Garmin Scores a Perfect ❿ with its Garmin DriveSmart 55® & Traffic Navigator


Mounting A Garmin Nuvi 500 On Can-Am Outlander 450

My wife and I ride ATVs as a hobby. We both have Can-Am Outlander 450s. I do have a windshield-fairing on my Outlander. I have a Garmin Nuvi 500 that is not currently being used. I am giving some consideration to mounting it on the Outlander. For those that have used a GPS on an ATV, what mounting solutions should I consider?

Garmin Nüvi 855 Update Problems

I purchased a lifetime map subscription for my trustworthy nüvi 855 about 9 years ago. Since then I've always used GarminMapUpdater successfully to update maps, although I think I missed the previous update.

Drive 52, DriveSmart 55 and DriveSmart 65 price reductions

Walmart has Garmin's Drive 52, DriveSmart 55, and DriveSmart 65 GPS devices on sale for $30 to $50 off their suggested retail prices.

See for details

John from PA

Massachusetts Trip for my Mother 7-12-19

Hello I haven't been on here in a long time and basically forgot how to use all the Garmin Programs.

Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

New GPS Satellites

Did anyone notice a huge surge in GPS satellites yesterday around 3 pm. All total there was a total of 55 satellites that my gps in my phone was bouncing off of. I am aware of the Galileo satellites which there are usually 12 and the regular gps satellites which usually number around 5 but was showing additional satellites with SBS, GLO, BDS, and QZS. Does anyone know what these are for?

Garmin City Navigator North America On Minnesota State Park Roads

I spent much of my afternoon yesterday in Banning State Park and, after dinner with my wife and mother in law, Saint Croix State Park in east central Minnesota. I was using my MIL's vehicle, which has a Garmin Nuvi 3597 and City Navigator 2020.10 installed on it. I was slightly surprised to find out what state park roads that did not show up on the device while I was navigating.

Garmin Admits Macs Are Out

Below is the original letter I received from Garmin about Drive 55/65 not being able to be mounted as a drive in Finder. Note the smoke they blew about a POI Loader problem that I didn't mention to them. Also note the lane and incorrect procedure to use POI Loader in the future.

Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Garmin 3597 Waypoints

Is it possible to save over 3,000 waypoints to the garmin 3597? My internal memory is almost full and need to figure out how to transfer some of it to a 32gb memory card and install the 3,000 waypoints. Is it even possible to store waypoints to a memory card? I've looked everywhere and can't find the answer. Thanks

Garmin Express v6.15.0.0 Is Here

Garmin Express v6.15.0.0 is ready to download.

Garmin Co-Founder Passed Away

Went to check on something on Garmin's website today and I see that the co-founder Gary Burrell passed away.

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

DriveSmart 55 MTB

There seems to be a problem with the New Drivesmart 55, and may be 65. It seems you can no longer Mout the Unit as a Drive in you Finder(MAC) or your Directory(WINDOWS). It connects to Garmin Express and to Basecamp and you can do the usual stuff there. But without being able to mount as a Drive, you cannot get to a copy of the garmindevice.xml file to create a clone for map updating.

Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Class action lawsuit against Garmin


Seems like an individual feels that a device with lifetime updates, should also have sufficient hardware to accomplish those updates.

John from PA

DriveSmart 65 (update available)

There is a DriveSmart 65 with Traffic software update available.

I installed it directly from the DS65 without using GE. It took about two minutes.

2 3 4 5 ... 10 20 100 200 797
Page 1>>