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Garmin Drive x0 series 5.10 software update (2016 models)

It appears that Garmin has issued a software update for the entire Drive x0 series.

Changes made from version 4.10 to 5.10:

Added a feature to view the device battery level when it is connected to a computer.
Fixed an issue that prevented traffic events from appearing in Italy.
Fixed an issue that prevented postal code searches from working in Canada.

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

Added SD Card when 2689LMT was new, and never used it...

Only because the 2689LMT had a SD Slot, and my 660 was already using the SD card for maps... I added a 16Gb card when the 2689LMT was purchased....
I've yet to use it for anything....

Question to others who ARE using SD slots.. (Other than you're out of space on internal memory)...

WHAT are you using the SD space on?

considering using it for something else.... Thanks!

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!

Nuvi 2589 Battery Won't Hold A Charge

Has anyone experienced and battery problems with Garmin GPS units in general or Nuvi 2589's in particular? I've has two 2589's I've had to return because the battery depletes after a short period in storage.

Inconsistent information displayed with 2018.1 maps

Since upgrading it seems there is more inconsistent map displays on the screen. If I have a route displayed and subsequently cancel it cross streets do not always show, or show on the map itself. And, in the information bar it (occasionally) shows "driving on road".

Garmin help

I noticed some time back Garmin started a new help page that deals more with model number . Lots of information can be found there when dealing with problems you may be having. Just put the model number or serial number in the required space. Next page will give topic choice or a search option.

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

Garmin dezl 770 custom avoidances for toll roads

I've tried to add the 407 as a custom avoidance but my 770 refuses to accept it. As a truck driver, my company does not allow driving on the 407, but we do use toll bridges and toll roads in the US.

Dezl 760LM

I have a new Dezl 760LM and will not take the SD card with a GPI file on it. Any suggestions will help thanks

Purchasing Garmin maps from a third party

Hello All,

Improving Navigation With a Nuvi 3597

I posted parts of this in another thread a few days ago and decided it deserved a topic of its own.

Garmin USA / North America iPhone Map Update 2017.30

Upon launching my Garmin USA app on my iPhone, I noticed that there was a much needed update released for the maps (and presumably POIs also) - at last. Settings, My Maps is showing 2017.30 rather than 2018.10, the latest on the physical Garmins, but hey, that's a lot better than what it was 2016.something. Download the update today - but do it over WIFI as it's a gig or more.

nuvi 50 status display on map screen

My brother has a nuvi 50 and it has a status display that takes up about 1/3rd of the map on the right side of the display. He can't seem to find any way to disable that or turn it off.

I have an image of that screen but I guess I cannot attach or post it here?

Thanks for any help!


POIs Found With Nothing In The Search Box

On my older GPS units, specifically the Garmin Nuvi 350, 360, and 500, if I go to Where To, and enter nothing, it will display preloaded POIs near me. I have actually found that to be quite handy a number of times.

With my Garmin Nuvi 3597, if I don't enter anything in Where To, it will not display anything. Has anybody noticed this and do you ever use your Garmin this way?

Garmin nüLink! 1690/1695 LIVE

Does anybody remember, or still have/use, the Garmin nüLink! 1690/1695 LIVE GPS units? I never had either one, but I remember thinking that they were pretty cool years ago. I am wondering if Garmin would ever resurrect those features, but rather than having it with it's own cellular connection, have it link to your smartphone via bluetooth, like we do with traffic.

Garmin Nuvi 3597 Doesn't Always Select Fastest Route Even Thought That Is What I Have Selected

I noticed today that my Garmin Nuvi 3597 doesn't always select the fastest route, even though that is what I have selected on the unit. Here is an example from this afternoon. I am at my neighborhood Home Depot and selected my nearby Wal-Mart. The ETA for the route it selected was 14:39 CST.

First running of GE since map update yields interesting issue

I loaded GE today, to see if any update was needed.... None. But...
It tells me my Nuvi 660 has an update.... 2689LMT does not need update, but Nuvi 660 does!!

Last thing I did with GE was Last week: Updated Maps on both 2689LMT and Nuvi 660...

So I click on 660 and find out it thinks I didn't load maps!

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!

Click on Address now it shows "Map data not available" after doing garmin express update.

Click the Address button my Garmin 2460 it now displays "Map Data not available". This happened after I completed update of the maps using the Garmin Express utility.


3597: using voice command to search saved places

So I know I can use voice command to find places in my "saved Places."

Now, I've gone into the saved places and created categories and placed similar places into the new categories.

For example,

Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Send Address From Google To Garmin GPS Via Wifi Or Bluetooth

Just a few minutes ago, I was looking for a business that I could not find in Smartphone Link. It would be nice if I could find it on Google and send it wirelessly to my Garmin GPS.

2006 Streetpilot 7500


We purchased the Streetpilot 7500 for our motorhome in 2006. It is still in great condition but I have no idea if it is still useful/updateable/valuable in any way.

Any input is greatly appreciated!

Transfer Custom Avoidances

Does anyone know how to transfer Custom Avoidances from one map release to another? Every update I am re-entering Custom Avoidances into the new maps. TIA

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