Garmin talk


Route more persistant on backtracking when Toll Roads enabled....

Nuvi 2689LMT latest map, latest updates...

I normally do not leave Toll Roads enabled... and with the device set that way.... (Toll Road NOT used)....

I also drive the same routes often....

Comparing Toll Roads enabled vs. Dis-abled....On Same GPS, On the same routes...

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!

How to turn off just Live Traffic for Smartphone Link

The Live Traffic portion of the Smartphone Link seems to consume a large amount of data (0.5Gb for a 2 hour trip). Can I turn of just the Live Traffic and still have the hands free phone work?

-- Later... Ray

GPS text and call

Is there a Garmin that will let you answer a phone call without having to tap the screen? Is there a Garmin that will read out a text message?
Is there a Garmin that will do both?

Worst Garmin update ever

I don't know if it was the map (City Navigator NA NT 2018.1) or the software (4.40) for my Garmin 58 LMT that ruined it?

Unlocking a map

Hi i updates my gps to 2018 maps. I wanna throw this same map onto my wifes gps but gives me the error saying MAP LOCKED. How would i go about that. My wifes gps is not eligible for a gps lifetime update.

Robert Tschetter

HELP.....Connection port on RV760.... HELP

OK..... this will go down as one of the dumbest questions on the forum! Which port do you connect to on the RV760 to connect to computer.....the one on the back, that connects to power, or the one on the bottom next to the SD card slot?

Software Version 5.20

New software version updated to 5.20 for Garmin DriveSmart 50

Loaded map on GPS. How do I get on computer

I attached my 2555LMT and downloaded 2018.1 with Garmin Express.

I want to have on computer to use with Basecamp.

I'm using GarminMapupdater to load on Computer Only, but there must be a better way to do this with GE.

Would appreciate your help.


Smartphone Link 2.3.2 update for Android

Android smartphones have an update which is stated to increase stability.

Garmin with POI already installed

Is there a Garmin device(s) that have POIs already installed?
I see some Garmins using foursquare...are these the ones with it already?

My neighbor has a new car and his built in sat nav system has all icons displaying for all gas stations, restaurants etc. Is Garmin capable of this without loading POIs for every single gas station , restaurant etc?
Thank you

Garmin and Chrome

I am just learning how to use my new Garmin NuviCam and, on looking over the tutorials on how to load POI files into the Garmin, find that it opens with describing the use of a Windows platform. Does this mean that it will not work with the Google Chrome browser? I've been trying to figure out if the POI Loader works with Chrome as that is the browser I usually use.


Our Friends at Garmin

Jonathan and I are deeply saddened by the senseless attack the occurred recently in Olathe, Kansas.

Wounded Garmin engineer speaks at vigil, remembers his best friend

Setting locale of the GPS to a foreign country

Garmin has a FAQ stating that it's possible to get an audible alert when going over the speed limit when the unit is set to a European locale.

There's been talk in the past that setting the unit to Australia will give the user the ability in turning auto zoom on & off.

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514

View all Poi

When I open my list off Poi in my garmin, why does it appear that the only ones that are close by can be viewed. Example: there are 48 UFA in alberta and stored in a poi file, but only ten appear in list, how can I view all 48 locations?

Robert Tschetter

how to change little 'symbol' when importing a large POI file?


I imported the list of campgrounds here

But each symbol on the map is a little blue 'flag'.

Is there a way to change all the symbols to a little GREEN TENT?

There are nearly 20,000 of them so not practical to do one by one.
(I have them all in a separate list in Basecamp)

Nuvicam at Costco.

Yesterday our local Costco had Nuvicams for $249.

Offline file converter

Can i download a offline file converter tool to converts files ect:;

Robert Tschetter

Garmin Anatomy

There is a little hole (indention) on the front of my Nuvi 2455LMT and I don't know what it is. Is it a mic or something. Because I think my unit doesn't support that feature.

Garmin Nuvi 660, Garmin StreetPilot i3(Retired), Garmin Nuvi 200(Retired), 1(wifey)+ 1(myself)=2 Garmin Nuvi 1350 LMT, Nuvi 2455LMT

Good day for GRMN investors!

Looks like they are replacing the PND revenue stream with fitness devices!
Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) today announced results for the fiscal-year ended December 31, 2016.

Highlights for the fourth quarter 2016 include:

-- Total revenue of $861 million, growing 10% over the prior year, with

Does Smart Link work on your iPhone?

Smart Link does not work between my iPhone and NuviCam. I get frequent disconnects. I have ZERO issues when only going from my iPhone to NuviCam when only the phone is connected via Bluetooth and not Smart Link.

Please share your configuration, especially if yours works. Here is mine.

iPhone 6s running iOS 10.2.1

Garmin NuviCam with all the updates from Garmin Express

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