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Garmin DriveAssist51 can not load waypoints

Good morning,

Garmin Wifi Updating

I know that Garmin added the built-in wifi to the following units:

Garmin DriveLuxe™ 51 LMT-S

Garmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-S

Garmin DriveSmart™ 61 LMT-S

Garmin DriveSmart™ 51 LMT-S

Is this a feature that is likely to come to lower priced Garmin units in the future or will this be available only on higher end units?

Ad seen here.... Good Price? (for 2689LMT)

Just saw a garmin factory outlet ad here....

Brand New 2689LMT for $169.95 (just checked Free Shipping)
Is that a good price?

This way we'd both have identical GPS's.... and the Tired Old 660 could be retired....

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!

Breathing new life into an older unit

I have a Garmin 1300lm and understand it may be possible to enable additional features such as junction view, speed limit indicator and lane assist for this unit. Does anyone have any current information or can point me in the right direction on making this possible? I performed the latest map update and downloaded the large junction view file that goes along with it hoping to use it.

Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

The GPS Store has the Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S for $249.95 (new, not refurb). If you have been wanting one of these, this is a pretty good price.

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

Tour Guides

I was looking around and found a Tour guide for Boston with Narratives that seems like a great idea! Does anyone know if any are available for Canada or other us States?

Ken Calcutt

Alert Settings Garmin

Does anyone have problems with alert settings question I have Meters and KPH as the setting. I tried 1k, 2k, and even 10k also 500 meters I do not get alerts at expected distances and some do no show at all. Can anyone tell me when the alert is supposed to start or stop. I have an alert set to a POI and have driven past with nothing showing.

Ken Calcutt

Accents on characters for custom POIs using Garmin POI Loader


Newbie to the forum so apologies if posting in the wrong place! I used to use TomTom products but as TomTom's newer products no longer support custom POIs I've switched to Garmin.

Routing Question (3597)

So this has been bothering me for some time now and I'd like to know if anyone else has this problem. My Garmin 3597 is terrible at routing. I drive to college every day and it's about an hour and 50 minute drive from where I live. I always enter in the destination to the GPS so I can get traffic for the route (Smartphone Link).

Need a new gps

I have a Nuvi 3790 and may need to replace it. I have lots of pois and favorites that I don’t want to lose. I also don’t want to spend a lot. What recommendations would anyone have?

NUVI 660, Late 2012 iMac, Macbook 2.1 Fall 2008, iPhone6 , Nuvi 3790, iPad2

DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S vs 3597 Maps

I want to go from my 3597 to the DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S for the improvements over the 3597 in built-In memory and WiFi updating, and I am hoping more reliable Bluetooth connection with the SmartLink traffic app. However, I saw on an Amazon review that the maps in the 51 are simplified and without the terrain the makes the 3597 maps look so nice. Is it true that the maps on the 51 are a downgrade?

Brent - 3597LMTHD

Custom POI category sort order

I think something was broken on a recent update. For many years I have accumulated my POI files into folders within a single folder for which I point POI Loader to. Within POI Files is one level of subfolders labeled as Campgrounds, Fuel, Parks, Restaurants, etc. All of the campground .csv or .gpx files are within Campgrounds; Flying-J, Loves, etc. in Fuels, etc.

"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

Garmin nuvi 2639LMT Junction View Stopped Working

A couple of weeks ago, I took a trip using routes I had created in BaseCamp and noticed the the Junction View was not working. I used the unit in late August on a 1,000+ mile round trip, and had noticed no problems. However, I believe there were updates available just before I left, but since I was worried about update problems, I didn't run the updates.

Does 2689LMT have same way of backing up Saved Favorites as 660?

I remember asking years ago if there is a way of saving Saved Favorites on 660, and someone posted the name of one file that accomplishes this.... (Please post again, I neglected to write it down)....

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!

Garmin maps

Hi I’ve recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi 56lm. Before this I had a Garmin 52 lm. I purchased a micro sim with USA maps on which worked great in 52 on yet when I try to put into 56lm it can’t unlock maps any ideas guys cheers

Removing Voices & Keyboards To Save Space

Just updated my Nuvi's Voices and it made me think about space. On my old 650 I was running out of room so I deleted the files for all the Voices I never used (along with help files).

Any reason NOT to delete unused Voices & Keyboards from my 2699? They seem to range in size from 18k to 899k. I noticed that Keyboards tend to be ~17k, but the ones I don't use add up.

Solving GPS problems

Garmin has a pretty good on line support that can help solve many problems you may be having with your device. Also a good way to gain knowledge on a future model you may have in mind. Here is the link .Just put in your model number and you will have the option to choose a topic or to do a search.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Garmin Traffic

I use that term loosely in the Subject.

Lost Speaking Street Names???

I was using my 2699 today and noticed that when I come to a turn all she says is Turn Left or Turn Right. I could have sworn that she spoke the street names before. Yes this unit is new and I still use my old one, so I'm not sure about the voice.

So, should she say the street names? Did I turn it off somehow? Or did the unit develop a fault?

Garmin alert sound file types

I recently purchased a Garmin Drive Luxe 51 LMT-S and wanted to add new alert sound files to use with my POI camera files. I asked Garmin what type (wav or mp3) is used, and was curtly told that “This information is proprietary”. So much for customer service.

Can anyone confirm which type of sound file is correct?


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