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Updating Factory GPS

Kia wants $149 plus $40 for an SD card! Ugh! Has anyone updated a factory GPS? It's nearly impossible for me to spend $40 on a $3.00 SD card.

Smartphone Link Sale

Garmin has the apps for Advanced Weather for $3 and Garmin Live Traffic for $12 on sale until 10/17/14. That's 40% off. Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

I have used the Live Traffic and find it better than the built-in traffic. Gives more up to date traffic conditions and has been very accurate in my travels between PA and Maine.

Brent - 2350LMT, 3790LMT, 3597LMTHD

So I get this Email....... (factory installed nav system)

Today... From Ford. I just had a service & Recall that was a firmware update....

And I get this email today saying I need to update my GPS firmware...

Many drivers don’t realize the map in their vehicle doesn’t update automatically.

and a new map for $149** when you order by 12/31.

2x Nuvi 660'sOne with -- Lifetime Maps -- Lifetime Traffic And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that Doesn't support External POI's BOO HOO!

nuvi 3597 not showing osm custom maps

Hi there - I updated to the latest firmware and I noticed that when I went to check my maps the unit only shows the ones for North America. However I also have custom maps from OSM in an SD card with different names and the extension IMG - but they are not showing now. Is there anything that I can do to revert this behavior? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.


Traffic Function on Garmin 2495 LMT

I noticed this weekend that I had no traffic alert functions. I was stuck in a mile long standstill traffic jam on Rte. 17 in NJ. and yet the Garmin said no traffic problems. So I open my Waze app. on my phone and it showed every traffic jam I was dealing with. So I when I got home home I upgraded the maps, cause the device alerted me to do it.

Michael J

HELP my Garmin 3597 Firmware Upgrade doesnt work

recently used garmin express to upgrade software to version 4.50.. now my traffic will not even show.
how can I downgrade to previous software version?

gpsfirm= 3.05.10

send email if you know as I don't visit this forum

TTS3 voice files V2.1 (Samantha, Jack, etc.)

I noticed today that Garmin Express offered an update to the Samantha voice on my 3597. Since I don't trust Express, I checked on WebUpdater, and it offered updates to several of the TTS3 voices on my 3597. They all went from V2.0 to V2.1, and the change log showed the same change on each of them ... "Added parking phrases" or something like that. So I applied the updates using WebUpdater.

Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Garmin BaseCamp 4.4.2

The latest update from Garmin is here:

Help me decide

Have had a 1450LMT since 2011. Looking to upgrade but not sure which model. Features important to me (other than lifetime maps):

- HD traffic (when I use Google maps traffic it puts the traffic info from the 1450LMT to shame). I know HD traffic is updated much more frequently, and I assume this would bring it up to par with Google traffic.

Two huge img files

Does anyone else have about 5GB of two IMG files on their Garmin?

I have in the 3790 system folder a
gmapprom.img 2.312.576 kb file

Then there is a MAP folder I have never seen before

City Navigator North America NT 2015.2 2.312.576 kb
and a
ac8f8cf6-0ff5-4c92-846b-2847430f3ae6.gma 3 kb

I have two previous backups for the 3790 and there is NO seperate MAP folder in them.

Nuvi 855LMT and Nuvi 3790LMT

Lots of Guests on here tonight

64 guests and 7 users on right now. Might I urge the guests to register and become users. You will not regret it.

NUVI 660, Late 2012 iMac, Macbook 2.1 Fall 2008, iPhone5 , Nuvi 3790, iPad2

Nuvi 1450 won't boot past Garmin Logo

I have a 1450 that worked fine until an update. It actually worked for awhile past that so it may be unrelated but it started acting wonky with random reboots right after the update.

Now, it comes up showing GARMIN screen and goes no further. Computer doesn't see it, won't get to master reset screen and basically it is just a GARMIN 5" billboard.

Just got back from vacation in SF area... 660 GPS worked GREAT!!

Threw all sorts of wierd routes at it.. In SF, In Marin County, Greater Oakland area...
Worked like a champ!!!

Couldn't be happier with it!!

2x Nuvi 660'sOne with -- Lifetime Maps -- Lifetime Traffic And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that Doesn't support External POI's BOO HOO!

Why did Garmin eliminate the ability to customize the Speed Data field on the main map?

I just picked up a 2598LMT and was surprised to discover I could not customize the speed data field. I would much rather have a directional indicator or other information to go along with the arrival time that is in the other data field (which is customizable). I'm curious why this was "hard coded" into this version of the Nuvi?

Garmin Ding Ding Sound

Anyone have the alert sound, like the one that plays at a redlight camera? The Ding Ding sound in a .mp3 or .wav? I googled it and seem to find that exact sound anywhere. Thanks for any help.

Garmin POI icon size

Is the custom Icon size still 24x24 or can i make it larger? and is there a trucker who has the truck icons I can have emailed to me? thanks.


Garmin BaseCamp For Mac V4.4.2 is Out

Not sure of the revisions, but it is available.

Montana 600, GPSMAP60CSx, fenix, Bad Elf, iPhone 4S, iPad2, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS, MacBookPro, all sorts of maps.

Garmin BaseCamp 4.4.1

Mapsource Co-ordinates help needed

Using mapsource, is there a way to find a co-ordinate designated as: 39.951985, -75.169531

rather than N00.00.00 W00.00.00

I cannot seem to find the right setting. I found how to do it in basecamp but I like using mapsource better.

TIA, Ted

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