Garmin talk


RLC Notifications (seem different after map upgrade)

With the latest map upgrade, I've noticed that some RLC alerts show a bright red banner at the top of the screen, while others are the standard grey. Also, the red banners appears a second or so before the "ping", while the grey ones are simultaneous.

Not a big issue, just curious as to why that occurs.


Regards, DougJ

DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Garmin Express v6.1.1.0 For PC Is Available

GE Express v6.1.1.0 is available to download.

Garmin 60 LMT Screen issue

I have a Garmin 60 LMT that recently started acting like someone is always touching the lower left corner of the screen. After a few minutes it will actually cancel my route. Most screen commands won't work because its acting like there is a finger on the screen already. I can use voice commands. After the screen has been on for several hours it will stop doing this.

Another update to Google Earth Pro

On Feb 6 Google Earth Pro was auto-updated to Unfortunately it updates to the 64 bit version. The 64 bit version cannot be enabled with the link to it from BaseCamp (at least on my computers which are all 64 bit).

The 32 bit version can be found here:

How to move favorites from Garmin C550 to Garmin Drive 50

So I talked to Garmin and they told me that they do not support my C550 because it is outdated. They replaced it with Garmin Drive 50 USA+CAN LMT for free. I only paid shipping $8.00. Now I have the 2019.10 map updates. They told me to properly dispose my old GPS however it still works so I will keep it as a backup.

Retired Street Pilot C550, Garmin Drive 50 USA+CAN LMT 5, I phone 8Plus.

Garmin FM Traffic has stopped working

Has anyone else noticed that at some point after Jan 1, 2018 traffic information is no longer being received by their older devices with FM Traffic only? I have both a Nuvi 760 with an added on lifetime traffic subscription, and a Nuvi 765T, which has lifetime traffic built in.

Garmin Nuvi 760, 765 ><> Dave <>< "He is no fool, who gives up what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot

It works - Old Samsung Galaxy S3 as data source to Samsung S4 running Smartlink

I am thinking this might help someone:

I have a 5 year Old Samsung Galaxy S3 - using Consumer Cellular as wireless provider - that will not load/run Smartlink. A friend gave me
his Samsung Galaxy S4 - but it is Verizon version and will not connect to Consumer Cellular -so I can't use it as my phone.

1. So I turned on Wi-Fi Hotspot on my S3
2. Loaded and run Smartlink S4

I finally bought a new SatNav

2598LMT Update Issues

Hi All,
Suddenly the unit is not "updating".

I called Garmin support and they attempted 2 remote updates downloads via my PC and they failed as well.

The rep. informed me in order to resolve this issue they would have to charge me $50.00 because I was connecting to their server... WHAT???
Now I'll admit his English was poor but I asked him to repeat it and that's what he told me.

Nuvi 2598LMTHD

Garmin DriveSmart 51 — DriveAssist 51 Traffic question

Hey there users of the 51 series, noticed on the Garmin web site for product description of these models that a Smart Phone is required for Traffic Notifications.

Will these units pick up the “normal Garmin Traffic” with the supplied as is boxes unit or the HD Traffic with the GMT 60 cable.......without a smartphone?

Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT Battery

Have the Garmin DriveSmart 50 LMT and after a complete full charge of the battery, I fully turn off the unit and within a couple a weeks, turn the unit on and the battery is nearly dead.

Anyone else experience this?

I have double checked and made sure they the unit is fully powered down and not in the standby mode.

Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S Warranty Repair Request--Opinions Please

Since getting my Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S, the wifi hasn't worked for updating the software. I have been able to update via USB cable. Part of me is considering sending it in for warranty repair and another part of me thinks that is too petty of an issue to send in for service.

What do you folks think? Just keep using it as it is or should I send it in and get it fixed?

is it possible to upload a route to my Garmin RV760??


I just purchased a Garmin RV 760. I have updated the software and the maps.

I have created a route for a long trip out West and into Canada in a couple of months in RV Trip Wizard. That program allows me to export routes as .csv Files.

Is there any way to upload that route to my new Garmin?

Thank you for any assistance!

Google Earth & Basecamp

The latest iteration of Google Earth prevents usage of the link in Basecamp from working even if GE is running at the time.
Garmin acknowledges this:
Garmin's solution is to create a kml file in Basecamp, then open it in Google Earth. Its a feature I frequently use so their solution doesn't work well for me.

DriveSmart 50LMTHD - Is it Just Me or What ?

Just took delivery of a factory refurb'd DriveSmart 59LMTHD with 1yr warranty from Garmin.

Gave it a full charge using Garmin AC wall charger then powered unit on to check out it's features.

First thing I noticed was lack of "snap/pop" of colors on display. Adjusting screen brightness makes screen lighter or darker but of course does nothing to improve screen contrast.

dezl 760

Garmin is replacing my 760 because of a bad screen. I have another good 760. How can I get my "saved" locations from the old 760 to the new one?


nuvi 3790

When I connect my nuvi 3790 to my PC, I see a warning message on the lower-right corner of the computer:
"There is a problem with this drive. Scan the drive now and fix it."
The nuvi 3790 works fine without any problem.
Why I am getting this massage?
I am affraid to do this scan and fix.
I would appreciate any help and advice on this.

Garmin 660, 775, 3790, 3597 and ecoRoute HD.

I-Pass & EZ-Pass Lanes

Do any of the new Garmin units call out which lanes to be in as you approach tool booths if you have transponder that negates need to stop to pay tolls ?

Opinions On Nuvi 3597

A few years ago some of the folks that had been here a long time were saying the Nuvi 3597 was still the best Garmin ever built. Do you still think so. I bought a refurb a few years ago and it is still going strong...thanks Stan

How do I do something in 2689 that I can do in 660?

From the main menu in 660, I can hit the Satellite signal Icon in upper left corner of screen, and bring up a satellite menu... and see which are connected and signal strength....

How do I do that same thing on 2689 ????? Doesn't seem to work the same....


A 2689LMT in both our cars 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!

Large JCV (CNNANT_201910)

Would someone keep an eye out for the large JCV, please?


Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450
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