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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

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FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems

Garmin Express v4.1.28.0

Garmin Express has been updated to today. However, I couldn't find the change log for the update. I did noticed there is a new tab called "Purchased" where you can see items you purchased in the past and option to renew them if they are subscriptions.

Praises for the Nuvi 2699LMTHD.

After having my OLD 2699LMTHD GPS stolen (which I bought early in 2016), I needed a replacement. I also wanted to replace the oh so expensive 3597 that I have as it was only 5 inch, did not work with sunglasses, and would not remember the zoom setting.
I bought two new(er)Garmin 2699LMTHD GPSs. The newest ones have a round mounting socket in the back.

Garmin Smartphone Link Live Services Transfer

Hi all,

If I were to purchase live traffic within the smartphone link app using the phone I have now, would I still have the live traffic services when I get my new iPhone next month? Trying to avoid not having to pay for the subscription twice. When I buy the live traffic subscription, does the subscription link to my apple account?

Garmin Nuvi 3490lmt, 765t with Lifetime maps and Clear Channel traffic

Garmin N. America iOS App Needs Fix For iOS 10

The Garmin N. America iOS App has display issues with iOS 10. I noticed it shortly after I installed iOS 10 on an iPhone 6.

This has been confirmed by Garmin.

The issue is that the app has problems displaying in the landscape mode.

GPSMAP64s, fenix, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS, MacBookPro, all sorts of maps.

Move Streetpilot 2720 from Old XP Machine to Win 10 Laptop?

I have Streetpilot 2720 that I've had since new and it still works fine, except for the remote. The maps, data, etc. are located on my old XP laptop. I'd purchased lifetime maps sometime ago, and I'd like to have the data, maps, etc., moved to my Windows 10 machine. If able to do this, checking for updates, etc., would be more convenient. I'd read about Javawa, and that's clear as mud for me.

Garmin DriveSmart Series & Blind Spot Monitoring

The Garmin DriveSmart 70 LMT (perhaps others within that series) supports multiple cameras such as a baby cam or backup cam. Does anyone know of a way to rig up a separate camera for blind spot monitoring - one for each side would be ideal.

Smart Link App

Just got notification that there is an update for the Smart Link app. Did the update but cant see any obvious changes.

Nuvi2797LMT,Nuvi1490LMT, Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

NUVI2555LMT Just Died

My 2555 was working perfectly fine all day. I unplugged it and then had a need to use it about 10 minutes later and it was totally dead. Would not start, screen blank. The unit was plugged into the truck lighter socket.

I used the proper power supply and also plugged it in with the USB port on my computer and have no response.



I will make this short. I plan a route from Tuscaloosa,Ala to Jackson, Ga. When I was pass thru, Newnan,Ga it want to route me to I-85 North to I 285 across to I-75 South. I didn't know why. I reverse the route and the GPS wanted to route me to I-75 north to I-285 and than to I-85 south. I rechecked every thing, I saw where I had set it for the fastest route.

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

2598LMT vs 3580LMT

My heated up 3790 packed it in. I replaced it with a 3580.
My 2598 is similar in behavior. In the "where to" screen i can Add Shortcuts. I added my custom pois there. Great idea, don't have to use the Categories icon, which is a bit of a pain. The 3580 has that function also BUT, can't seem to add my custom pois.
I can add anything else but not that. Any idea guys? Thanks

nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Garmin Nuvi 500 On ATV

I bought a Garmin Nuvi 500 a number of years ago. It has traditionally been used inside our minivan. I am now giving some thought to getting a RAM mount for one of my ATVs and using it when riding in the state forests. For those here that have done that, is dust the biggest concern?

lost track of a prior thread I now want to revisit

a year or two ago, I posted a thread about wanting to increase size of icons for 2689 sized screen...
Someone posted info about a way to do this, which I of course committed to memory, which is now lost.... and I find myself wanting to make some other icons larger.....

If anyone remembers this... could you refresh my memory?

2689LMT That we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Upgrade Maps from Lower 48 to Full North America

I have a couple of older nüvi 760 models.

The first on no longer "talks" through the onboard speaker. I rarely use the onboard speaker as I prefer to route it through the car stereo via the audio out jack but I DO sometimes need the onboard speaker. This unit has full North America and Hawaii maps.

GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Garmin GPS with Audio Out Jack???

I have an old Garmin nüvi 760 that I love. It has an audio out jack and can connect to the car stereo. Are there ANY newer models with this feature? I can't hear the dang things worth a darn with the internal speaker.

GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Garmin 265W Screen Froze

Just updated my Garmin 265W to new Map Update using Garmin Express on my Macbook pro. When it was finished it said it was a successful update now my screen is frozen. Cain't do a hard reset because you need to use the screen to do it. Anyone with suggestions?

Nuvi thinks its downloading

I have an old Garmin Nuvi 200 and when I plug it into the built-in USB port in my truck, or a non-Garmin charger in the cigarette lighter, it gives me a screen indicating that it thinks its plugged into a computer and is awaiting a download. That's all it will do. If I plug in the factory charger it works fine but any other mini-USB cable seems to make it think its plugged into a computer.

Loose ball socket

Everytime i hit a bump yesterday and today, my gps tilts downward. I think that the socket that holds thr ball in is loose. Anyone got any ideas on how to get it back to the proper tightness?

using Garmin nuvi 250 usb port to charge only

I have found a way to use a usb port to charge nuvi 40 only, without using data. before connecting to port turn on and at main menu, hold down battery charge icon. this will go into a diagnostic "menu".
now plug in to pc and press exit on GPS. wait a few seconds and you are in control. you can now set where you want to go or just let it charge


Garmin update for Toyota in-dash Nav System?

I just found this link on Garmin's web site:

It appears that Toyota owners may update their in-dash Nav once for free. I have never heard of this. Does anyone know if the 2015 Toyota Avalon XLE uses Garmin maps and is eligible for updating via this link?


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