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.
Please check our Garmin FAQ section before posting questions to the Garmin forum area.
FAQ: Garmin Nav Systems
Amazon has the Garmin DriveSmart 61 NA LMT-S at $184, marked down from the usual $250. This may be a relatively short sale related to Memorial Day.
See https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-DriveSmart-Notifications-Activ... for the details.
I have a issue with smartnav in peterbilt truck.. say's aquiring satellites. . I installed a new antenna. Still no signal
Here's an odd one and, arguable not all that important. Still odd.
I picked up a T-Mobile SyncUp Drive for my car as I'm a T-Mobile customer AND want to use it with my Escort Max360C (radar detector) without my phone being the middle man. The phone being a middle man via bluetooth with Escort's application is kind of a PITA.
I have 2 Garmin GPSes:
- DriveSmart 51 LMT-S
Just came back from a trip in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland... Via a tour group... Liked the Fjord areas of Norway the best.
I was wondering:
If we decide to do this again in the future, I think I'd rather want to drive around there, staying at local hotels... instead of going with a tour group...
My nuvi 265W is not recognized by Basecamp even though the GPS shows the Mass Storage Mode on its display.
Also a removable disk drive is not shown with Windows 10.
About information : nuvi 265W, Software Version 7.80, Audio Version 1.10, GPS SW Version 4.10b
Garmin has announced a new $700 navigation device that includes some offroad features, the Garmin Overlander.
GE 184.108.40.206 -ready to download.
I’ve used the BC-40 with my DriveSmart 65 for about six weeks, and it has worked perfectly until yesterday. After troubleshooting and talking with Garmin Support, it has been determined that the unit has failed and Garmin is sending a complete replacement. I’ll detail the symptoms and troubleshooting steps in hopes that it will help others who may have problems.
As a proud owner of a "new" driveluxe 50, of course I am comparing waze, google maps, and my garmin.
I've noticed a few things in routing my well known path.
1) As a default, my garmin will route me through the downtown core with a lot of traffic lights.
Waze, google 11min
2) my normal route is the route that waze and google pick.
My DriveLuxe 51 has a software update to v6.10 and there are likely updates for all the Drive models that can accept the BC 40 camera:
DriveLuxe 51 software version 6.10 as of May 6, 2019
Changes made from version 6.00 to 6.10:
Improved the reliability of connections to BC 40 backup cameras.
AS a driver I use my 785 to find places "up ahead" that I can stop for required breaks. Garmin taps it's own library for this information. Is there anyway I can get my custom poi files to also show up in this side window?
I currently own two new Nuvi 67LM that I bought back in 2017 as my gps unit in my car. Although it is not the best unit, it gets the job done when it works. Lately, with everything up-to-date, both units would randomly reboot during trips and even tell me to make a u-turn on a highway. I spoke to tier 2 garmin rep a month ago when the issue first began.
Is there anyway to download favorites in bulk? I have over 25 and have to click each one to download to my PC if I loose them.
Not sure if this is a Basecamp or GPS question!
With my Saved locations on my GPS I sometimes assign a graphic Symbol. I've transferred these Saved locations back and forth to Basecamp trouble free from my prior 2557LM model and the distinct assigned Symbols stay intact.
Is there a way to set a destination from Points Of Interest?
For instance if I call up Best Western Hotels if will give me several screens of them that are close to my present location.
What I need is one several states away. I know I can enter another state and address to do this but would like to do this from within the opened POI. Is this possible. Using a Garmin 255W.
Garmin Drive Smart 61
Does anyone know the total destinations that can be entered
using the "TRIP PLANNER"?
I put in a trip of 45 destinations and only 31 show and usable on a simulated trip.
Once the 31 are done then I have to go in and select the 14 to complete the trip.
Does anyone have real world experience with Garmin Real Vision feature? Garmin said may only work where applicable. I'm sure mileage may vary. Looks very cool in the Ad you have argument map on destination address.
I believed feature only applied to DriveAssist 50 and 51.
I don't think this has been reported yet. The DriveLuxe 51 has a couple of updates:
Software version 6.00 March 27, 2019:
Changes made from version 4.40 to 6.00:
-Added support for the new Garmin BC 40 Wireless Backup Camera.
-Enabled Galileo satellite support.
-Improved routing calculations.
-Improved the reliability of connections to Bluetooth devices.
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