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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

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

Garmin 65 and uploading POIs using Mac Catalina

Hi, Just purchased a Garmin 65. Tired to upload my POIs but can't get my computer to recongize my Garmin. Using Mac Catalina. Garmin Tech support says I can't have more than one Garmin app open at a time. When I open "POI Uploader" Express opens also. I quite Express but my Garmin will still not show up on my computer. It looks correct on the garmin. Is this an Apple problem or a Garmin problem?

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Terry Duffy Retired Air Traffic Controller "Some Day" Finally Got Here.

Garmin Express v7.0.2.0

GE v7.0.2.0 ready to download.

Can I Unplug my Garmin when doing map updates?

The MapInstall program used to allow me to plug my garmin unit in to start the updates. Once the updates started I could disconnect the unit. The maps would download and the program would prompt me to plug the Garmin unit back in to continue the install.

Drive

There is a thread, somewhere. Questions were asked about how far ahead Smartlink and Drive reported traffic. Last night, coming back from Florida, Drive, with my DS55 reported construction 91 miles ahead, on my route. It also reported I was on the fastest route, suggesting it checked for a reroute.

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Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Has anyone faced touch issue in DriveSmart GPS

Hi,

Has anyone faced touch issue in DriveSmart GPS? Yesterday I noticed the GPS unit is behaving oddly when I was almost in the destination. Seems its moving to diff places and like someone is navigating the device. I restarted the device then it was okay but after a few minutes it's behaving like same. I reset the device and updated the software version today, haven't tested yet.

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Garmin DriveSmart 55 with Traffic

Garmin Servers are Still Down (July 27, 2020)

Garmin has reportedly been hit by a ransomware attack.

Get Current Garmin Servers Information Here:
https://connect.garmin.com/status/

RadioTimes has a good article about the ransomware attack:
https://www.radiotimes.com/technology/2020-07-24/gamin-serve...

Garmin outage is traffic still working?

Garmin's network today is down due to a ransomware attack is the traffic service still working?

Garmin seems to be having some issues (recovering from ransomware)

Tried to go into Garmin Express a moment ago and it says there is a problem connecting to their servers. So I googled to see if there is any news about it. Apparently they were hit with a ransomware attack today. Anyone else see anything about it? Looks like they have been hit hard.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/garmin-services-and-production...

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Garmin Nüvi 660 & 3490LMT with ecoRoute HD, Nüvi 855 gone to GPS heaven

Driveluxe 51 Issues

A few of us here bought refurbished Driveluxe 51 GPSr's recently thanks to a tip and link from Alandb. I'm curious if anyone who bought a 51 at any time, either new or refurb, has experienced these issues.

1 - The orange banner across the top of the screen which displays warning messages like "Curve Ahead 500' " freezes and won't update.

2 - The split screen junction view also freezes.

Toronto new redlight and speed camera (July 08, 2020)

From this month's 8th many new speed camera and red light camera installed in Toronto. Is that updated in the recent red light and speed camera?

Can anyone advise?

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Garmin DriveSmart 55 with Traffic

Mapping motorcycle-friendly routes with BaseCamp

Hello,

I've used my trusty 255w for years and have been riding vintage bikes for years as well. I recently got a nuvi 2596LMT and a RAM mount to go with my bike.

Does Garmin traffic consider closures along the entire route?

I'm considering going back to a Garmin device with the new RV 890. I haven't owned a Garmin since before the nuvi devices.

I have a question about how Garmin traffic works, specifically as it relates to road closures. I'd plan to use the Smartlink traffic.

How Accurate Is The Elevation On Your Garmin GPS?

When my Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S was returned recently, I brought it out to my pickup truck to compare setting with my Garmin Nuvi 3597. I noticed the at the Elevation displayed on each unit was not the same.

Has anybody else here compared the Elevation displayed with more than one device? Were the results similar or did they vary from one another quite a bit?

Announcing speed and redlight cameras with speech

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY GARMIN TO ANNOUNCE SPEED CAMERA OR RED LIGHT CAMERAS WHEN I APPROACH THEM INSTEAD OF JUST A BEEP AND IF YES DO I HAVE TO PROGRAM IT EVERYTHING I DOWNLOAD UPDATES TO MY GARMIN.
I'M NOT TO GOOD WITH WITH PROGRAMING ON COMPUTERS'
THANKS ALL

I FORGOT TO ASK IF IT WILL ANNOUNCE THESE CAMERA LOCATIONS BY STREET NAME

Garmin XT and Mad Maps from 660

Happy 4th of July!

I just upgraded to the new Zumo XT from my 660, and gosh the display is awesome. No more having to wear dark shirts, .

However, in typical Garmin fashion, the software is a little crude with little documentation. During set up, it tells you to install Drive and Explore, but when you set up Explore, it says it would work with the XT. How normal for these guys.

Historical Marker Database

Just got a Garmin Drivesmart 65. Prior to this I have always loaded GPX files from Historical Marker Database unto my Garmin units. With this one, I get an error saying the files are invalid.

Anyone know anything about it or experience the same thing?

BC-30 Camera (displays a mirror image of what it sees)

My BC-30 Camera has, all of a sudden, "decided" to display a mirror image of what it sees. Has anyone else experienced that and have any ideas on how to resolve it?

DougJ

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Google earth pro

I installed the new version of Google earth pro on my computer and the '‘View on Google earth'’ function stop working on Map Source. I get the following message ‘'This function requires the installation of Google earth''.
Can anyone help. Thank-you.

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Have a safe trip
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