Garmin talk

 

Garmin seems to be having some issues (recovering from ransomware)

Tried to go into Garmin Express a moment ago and it says there is a problem connecting to their servers. So I googled to see if there is any news about it. Apparently they were hit with a ransomware attack today. Anyone else see anything about it? Looks like they have been hit hard.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/garmin-services-and-production...

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Garmin Nüvi 660 & 3490LMT with ecoRoute HD, Nüvi 855 gone to GPS heaven

Driveluxe 51 Issues

A few of us here bought refurbished Driveluxe 51 GPSr's recently thanks to a tip and link from Alandb. I'm curious if anyone who bought a 51 at any time, either new or refurb, has experienced these issues.

1 - The orange banner across the top of the screen which displays warning messages like "Curve Ahead 500' " freezes and won't update.

2 - The split screen junction view also freezes.

Toronto new redlight and speed camera (July 08, 2020)

From this month's 8th many new speed camera and red light camera installed in Toronto. Is that updated in the recent red light and speed camera?

Can anyone advise?

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Garmin DS55 with Traffic

Mapping motorcycle-friendly routes with BaseCamp

Hello,

I've used my trusty 255w for years and have been riding vintage bikes for years as well. I recently got a nuvi 2596LMT and a RAM mount to go with my bike.

Does Garmin traffic consider closures along the entire route?

I'm considering going back to a Garmin device with the new RV 890. I haven't owned a Garmin since before the nuvi devices.

I have a question about how Garmin traffic works, specifically as it relates to road closures. I'd plan to use the Smartlink traffic.

How Accurate Is The Elevation On Your Garmin GPS?

When my Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S was returned recently, I brought it out to my pickup truck to compare setting with my Garmin Nuvi 3597. I noticed the at the Elevation displayed on each unit was not the same.

Has anybody else here compared the Elevation displayed with more than one device? Were the results similar or did they vary from one another quite a bit?

Announcing speed and redlight cameras with speech

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR MY GARMIN TO ANNOUNCE SPEED CAMERA OR RED LIGHT CAMERAS WHEN I APPROACH THEM INSTEAD OF JUST A BEEP AND IF YES DO I HAVE TO PROGRAM IT EVERYTHING I DOWNLOAD UPDATES TO MY GARMIN.
I'M NOT TO GOOD WITH WITH PROGRAMING ON COMPUTERS'
THANKS ALL

I FORGOT TO ASK IF IT WILL ANNOUNCE THESE CAMERA LOCATIONS BY STREET NAME

Garmin XT and Mad Maps from 660

Happy 4th of July!

I just upgraded to the new Zumo XT from my 660, and gosh the display is awesome. No more having to wear dark shirts, .

However, in typical Garmin fashion, the software is a little crude with little documentation. During set up, it tells you to install Drive and Explore, but when you set up Explore, it says it would work with the XT. How normal for these guys.

Historical Marker Database

Just got a Garmin Drivesmart 65. Prior to this I have always loaded GPX files from Historical Marker Database unto my Garmin units. With this one, I get an error saying the files are invalid.

Anyone know anything about it or experience the same thing?

BC-30 Camera (displays a mirror image of what it sees)

My BC-30 Camera has, all of a sudden, "decided" to display a mirror image of what it sees. Has anyone else experienced that and have any ideas on how to resolve it?

DougJ

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Google earth pro

I installed the new version of Google earth pro on my computer and the '‘View on Google earth'’ function stop working on Map Source. I get the following message ‘'This function requires the installation of Google earth''.
Can anyone help. Thank-you.

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Have a safe trip

Speed Camera

Ottawa, On is about to get speed cameras. I've noticed there are several icons for different speeds. Is there one icon that will work at any speed alert, or just at specific speeds?

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DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Garmin map 2021.20 must be coming soon

Well with all this Covid 19 nobody remembered to ask when the new Garmin 2021.20 map will come out?

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Basecamp version question

Quite a while back I was pulling my hair out trying to install some maps to a Garmin Astro 220 with Basecamp 4.7.2 only to eventually learn that there was a bug in that version and it would not work. I rolled it back to version 4.7.1 so I have that functionality. Did they ever fix that problem in 4.7.2, or do I still have to stay with 4.7.1?

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Bobbo and Linda

Purchasing a GPS

With all that's going on with the pandemic, there's apparently not a big market for GPS sellers and also a slackening of eBay sales.

Reversible Lanes (HOT)

We have reversible lanes in Atlanta. My Garmin GPS (65 w/ Alexa) does not handle this well. It'll see me on the lane, not give me a "wrong way" indication, which is good, but will try to route me by having me do sharp turns, going the wrong way down on-ramps (at that time) to get off that set of HOT lanes and onto the regular interstate.

I'm hoping they fix this, soon.

Basecamp update - 4.7.2

As far as I can tell, it's just been a few days since Basecamp fpr Windows has an update from 4.7.1 to 4.7.2. I apologize if this has already been reported.

MapInstall 4.2.2.0 Is Here

MapInstall 4.2.2.0 is ready to download.

Smartlink vs Android 9.0

I'm running an Android 9.0 smartphone.
Whenever I activate Bluetooth, Smartlink comes on automatically. Whenever I turn off Bluetooth, Smartlink continues to run.
Is there a way to stop Smartlink from running automatically?
The only way I've found so far is to reboot my phone with Bluetooth disabled prior to reboot.

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Under no circumstances whatsoever, will logic and common sense be tolerated.

Garmin announced the RV 890 GPS navigator

Garmin has just announced the RV 890 GPS navigator, a brand-new navigation device that was built with RVs in mind

See https://www.autoevolution.com/news/garmin-launches-the-gps-n...

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John from PA
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