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Base Camp

How do you set your activity profile in Base Camp where the profile activity is driving by default?

Every time I create a route and look at the directions I get hiking as the default. I got to be missing something,


Garmin Models that "Don't Rely on Cellular Signals"

This is probably a silly question, but Garmin advertises some of their models as "not relying on cellular signals" How does that differ from other models that do not make this claim? I'm buying someone who lives in an area with very spotty cellular reception a GPS as a gift and am unsure whether or not this would be an advantage. I thought ALL GPS units relied on satellites.


Mini USB extension cable with Garmin 70 LMT.

I have a new Garmin 70 LMT to replace my 2798 LMT custom install in my dashboard with fascia. In the 2798 model I could have a usb cable routed through my glove box for updates from the laptop while also having the charger / FM traffic receiver connected in a separate port. (That model used micro usb instead of the slightly larger mini but regardless...).

Garmin DriveSmart LMTHD

I just got a DriveSmart 60LMTHD, how can we make a full backup because the system file are not shown as with the other GPS. The DriveSmart is not shown as a Drive like the other GPS were. Only secondary files are shown.


Amazon is not always best. (Almost) saved $20 on a refurb 2797

I say "almost" because I blew $6.99 back for Priority Mail.

I have been watching the 2797 refurb (and others) on Amazon for months. The VA just a bunch of $$ they owed me after an audit, so I jumped.

2757 (rebooting)

my ( refurbished ) 2757 started acting up, kept rebooting at main screen or when touching view map icon . I just did hard reset where it asked me us , English lang , so on . it seemed to start right up without previous problems . was low on battery so I have it charging now . anyone else with this problem . I just updated with new software and maps .

need help with proximity alerts, custom poi

Hi. I am new to this whole gps thing. My wife and I are getting older and would to take some driving trips to see the country. I found this forum (which I like very much) and followed it for a while until I made up my mind about which gps to buy. I bought a Garmin 2589lmthd because it seemed to have all the features I wanted and could afford. OK so now the problem.

Memory Space Question

I have a question regarding my nuvi 3597 and memory space!

I tried to do an update of some (not the maps) which don't complete! I get a message stating that "INTERNAL STORAGE IS ALMOST FULL. YOU MAY WANT TO PURCHASE A MEMORY CARD FOR THIS DEVICE TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT SPACE FOR FUTURE UPDATES"!

I DO have a memory card installed in the 3597! My stats are as follows.......



I am a total dummy when it comes to POIs and my Garmin. I have a Garmin nuvi 3597! A while ago, I loaded POI files into the 3597.

Is there a way to delete ALL of the POI files from the 3597 that I have loaded in the past, so I can start fresh?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thank you in advance!


My son took my Garmin to Disney World !!!!

In addition to taking his wife and my Garmin to Disney World, he also took my grandkids.

All I got was his darn dog for the next 10 days ... walk, urinate, defecate, pick it up ... repeat as needed, rain or shine, day or night.

Pretty much the dog and I do the same thing ... except she won't pick up after me.

Garmin i5, 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago ... all still mapping strong.

DriveSmart 50 LMT Red Light camera poi and audio issues

I have the redlight camera poi seetup as a tourguide with audio and I get nothing. I have seen one red light camera image but that is it. I installed the sox.exe file in the garmin dictory, I am using windows 7. I have also tried the trial version of the garmain red light camera poi and I get no audio no indication that I have approached a red light camera.

Memory card, has garmin changed something?

Hi. a week ago i tried to update my Nüvi 3597 through garmin express, GE told me that it could not recognize the card and the update was cancelled.

Nüvi 300 and Nüvi 3597LMT. Oneplus with Locus Map and Here/Sygic/Maps

Garmin Nuvi 2699 vs Google Maps

I went on a 10 hour trip this past weekend from Florida to South Carolina. On the return trip around Atlanta, I decided to test the accuracy of the directions of the Garmin vs my phone's Google Maps. I did have the 2017.2 version of maps.

Garmin Nuvi 2699 with 2016.20 Maps

New Map not recognized on my 3790

I have 2016.2 on my 3790 and Garmin Express tells me I have the current map. I really don't know why I don't have 2017.1 on there. I thought I had upgraded to that. Any ideas how to solve this?

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

Garmin Express help needed

Need help. For the last 6 months I have not been able to run Garmin Express on my Mac laptop. Every time I try I keep getting a red bar on the top of the page that says "Sorry, we're having a problem communicating with our servers". I contacted Garmin and they walked me through to make sure all my settings were correct and then said they don't know how to fix my problem.

Base Camp Update Problem

A few weeks ago, when I fired up Base Camp, I get a popup to update Base Camp, the exact verbiage is

BaseCamp is ready for install. Details "Fixed an issue displaying route elevation graphs .

2639LMT, 67LM (X2) and 65LM

Nuvi 67 icons

How do I put new Map Icons whether it for the vehicle or a new POI icon on my nuvi 67LM?

May the Good LORD go with you David Fuller AC0RV<br> Skywarn M187201 <br>

How To: Housekeeping. Purging unnecessary Garmin files from your windows PC

Turns out Garmin installation process takes up about 13GB of space for each map.

Garmin Express deposits downloads in

The files used by Basecamp to use the maps on your computer are stored in


External USB Charger Question

Hey --

I've tried a generic external USB-to-outlet charger, but when I attempt to navigate through its menu, it complains of traffic receiver incompatibility with the next screen going entirely white and inoperable. Nuvi 775 had no problem with it.

It's set to Mass Storage Mode by the way.

Is there a compatible external USB charger?


Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

Nuvi 2597 restarting

I typically have my 2597 connected all the time. I've noticed lately that when I turn my car off for even a few minutes, the unit goes through a full start-up, i.e. reloads maps etc.



DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA
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