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I bought a Garmin device today, the 2595LMT. I don't live in a rural neighborhood, and the four businesses I tried to locate today were not in the database. After updating the map database on the Garmin site, two of the businesses were still not listed and one of the other two seemed to have a spelling issue.

Nuvi 2595 screen freezes?

Have others experienced screen freezes with their Nuvis? I experienced two episodes of this during a road trip this week after multiple prior trips over the past couple of months without such issue.

Mine is the 2595LMT model purchased at Costco.


Nuvi 3597 and hotel key cards

Never thought of this until tonight but thought it could help others out.

Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

NUVI Temperature Cut-off

Left my NUVI 40 in the sun for a couple of hours the other day.

It did not seem to want to turn on, but after a minute, a message flashed across the screen that said it turned itself off due to temperature extremes. Then it came back perfectly.

Did not know it did that! Very Cool ( redface )

NUVI40 Kingsport TN

GE Forced Update to 3.1.7

I just tried to open GE version 3.1.6 and was met with a dialog that stated it had to close due to a required update. I read the change file for that update and it appeared that none of the issues in anyway effected my use of GE. If you say no to the install, GE will not run. When did Garmin start "forced" updates?

Unlock Maps

Since initially unlocking 2014.40, I can't repeat the task. Following the steps to repeat the job on line results in a dialog box stating the map(s) were successfully unlocked, but when I open RoadTrip a message says the map detail is locked and recommends That I unlock the map on line.

Bought "new" 1450LMT but no map updates

Guys, not sure if there's anything I can do, but I bought a "new" 1450LMT on eBay and it appears the device had been turned on contrary to the claims of the seller. I can see an address saved to Recents. So, I gather that started the 90 day clock ticking for map updates. I registered the device at and it tells me I can purchase updated maps for $90 or $110.

(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + (2) 265WT New England region

Please Help, I'm new to Garmin and for some reason cannot install Garmin Express on my Laptop

I'm new to garmin and already experiencing problems with the installing of the Garmin Express program, it downloads fine but every time i try to install the program it gets 2/3rds of the way through and then errors with a statement asking if i have "sufficient privileges"

Has anyone experienced this and do you know how to overcome this issue?


red light camera question

I haven't gotten the files yet but have a question. Do they give general area or actual direction you are traveling? I heard only area and false alarms. Thanks

Garmin 2460LMT - Where is the My Data icon?

I can't find the My Data area on my Garmin 2460LMT.

Can someone point me in the right direction?


TTS3 voices -- has anyone seen differences between them?


I looked through the various threads here but decided it'd be better in a new thread so here goes.

As I looked at the TTS3 voices available for the newer nuvi models, I wondered about the size differences. I see that the current version of Samantha is over 30MB in size while all other TTS3 voices range from 20-27MB.

fuel poi problem

I recently purchased a second hand nuvi 255,
when I press the fuel icon, I get a variety of shops, resteraunts, bars etc all alegedly selling petrol!
Anyone any idea how I can fix this?
Cheers Brynx

Not all waypoints showing up

Do I have a problem? I noticed that my Garmin 1450 does not list all of my waypoints that I have stored. I have a file with all Subway locations but when I go to that file it only shows the locations within 15 miles. I loaded a file with all Harley-Davidson locations but when I go to that file I only see the locations within 200 miles.

GE and Extras

From the very beginning I have had trouble with GE and its displaying Extras. Initially, the rep said that they were working hard on a solution. That was good. I understand that. Next was told to update. I did and solved. Issue back again even with the latest GE update. Email support has now given several solutions from different techs.
1. reset the GPS

Are you using Garmin Digital traffic( Smartphone Link app) in Canada?

I was wondering how many of us are using Garmin digital traffic via Garmin Smartphone Link app in Canada?
I will appreciate your feed back..

Google Nexus 4, Nuvi 3597LMTHD,765T,1490LMT

BBQ Restaurants Mom and Pop Locations Error

Is anybody having a problem with this POI file?

BBQ Restaurants Mom and Pop Locations

When I try to load it to my GPS it gives me an error, I believe it says that the file is not valid or something to that effect.

Garmin Backup

I just read the FAQ for Garmin Backup. What does that procedure do that backup within GE does/doesn't do? Why not copy the Garmin files to a PC folder and be done??

new nuvi (3597) and Garmin Express -- observations and questions

Sorry for yet another post on the 3597 and on Garmin Express. But for folks upgrading to a new nuvi, especially the 3597, from an older nuvi model, maybe this thread can be a good summary for potential new 3597 purchasers or owners. And a big thanks to all who pointed me to the GPS Store and its refurbed 3597 for $220.


Starbucks POI

Having problems in getting the Starbuck POI to register alerts during regular travel. I downloaded Subway, Les Schwab and it works fine. Sox does its' thing. So, not sure what the issue is. Suggestions??

Voice/Sound Alert for Speed

The Magellan I retired had an audible alert for over the speed limit. Is there a way to have either a voice or a beep-beep when you go over the speed limit? In the Magellan you could input the mph over the speed limit you wanted to be alerted. It was very useful.

TIA wink

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