Garmin talk


WebUpdater new update version 2.5.7 as of May 23rd 2018


Changes made from version 2.5.6 to 2.5.7:

Improved program performance

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Smartphone Mount Compatible With Garmin 17 MM Ball

I am considering a smartphone mount for my Motorola Droid Turbo 2. Are there any that work with the Garmin 17mm ball?

MapInstall 4.2.0 for PC

MapInstall has an update available dated May 22, 2018:


Changes made from version 4.0.4 to 4.2.0:
Updated MapInstall to conform to GDPR requirements

OK, so what is GDPR?

MapInstall and MapManager for Mac v4.2.0 is Here

Changes made from version 4.1.1 to 4.2.0:

•Fixed issue that caused MapInstall to fail to detect SD cards inserted into devices when running on macOS 10.13

cable not compatible?

I think I noticed a thread somewhere on POI Factory about this but can't find it ....

. Nuvi 2689, two Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N, Garmin, built into my Jeep. .

How an SD card died here

Timing is everything.... I decided to do the .11 upgrade, and used the 660 as a guinea pig...
This post is entirely separate from the other recent post regarding .11 and 660...

When I got done with download... I noticed that file names were not changed, Deleted the old files, (Which seemed to take longer than I had ever remembered) and renamed new map files, and tried card.

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!


The campground "22,525 NORTH AMERICA CAMPGROUNDS (GPX) By Rivopom" come up as an invalid file when attempted to download on a Garmin GPS

removeing POIs

I have tried everything I can think of to remove my POI on Nuvi2555LMT
used the POI loader, removed all gpx files I could fine went into POI files removed all. Must say at my wits end Hope someone can help me out first time I had this trouble they are all gpx TourGuide files
also tried the hard reset by pressing lower right corner when booting gps on

LOL like the song stuck like glue

retired lineman

App is Not Optimized for Your Mac Message

Garmin just published this update for Mac users

Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

RV 660LMT.....screen flicker

On the dash in bright sunlight on vehicle 12v power, with the display set to 100%, the display has a very noticeable and distracting bright then not so bright flicker.

No flicker at < 100%.

Anyone else or is this thing begging to be sent back?

Mike IBA #433

Question on Map upgrade loaded onto an SD Card....

Been using SD cards for Map Storage for years now.... and I've just thought about something.....

Normally I delete the map files from SD card prior to map upgrade.

Normally Map Files have to be renamed after download in order to run from an SD card.

I was wondering..... If I didn't delete the old files, would I still have to rename the files that are downloaded on SD card?


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!


Maybe I had not noticed this before, but now when my 855 boots up I see something "new"? It is very hard to catch because it just shows for a second or two, but it seems to say HTTP GPSMAPPER and says to register?

Any idea where this came from? How to get rid of it?

I also have a second map showing other than the 2019.11 map.

Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.

Mississippi River Expedition


Some folks are canoeing the entire Mississippi River and hope to break a record. You can see where they are, too.

TourGuide compatibility

On the Garmin website the following content can be seen in a discussion of TourGuide POI's.

[Quote]Tour Guide POIs are only compatible with our MP3 capable nüvi® and zumo® units. Please check your particular Garmin model’s spec sheet for custom POI compatibility.[/quote]

John from PA

Garmin RV 660LMT.... tracking?

I recently purchased a RV 660LMT as an aid to my RV travels. My plan is/was to use it in my tow vehicle as a car when not in the RV mode. However my tow vehicle, a 4x4 F150, also sees duty off road and often on unmaped Forrest service roads. When exploring in the past, I have used my Zumo 660LM in track mode, saving the track at days end.

Mike IBA #433

Garmin Nuvi 3597 Custom Route Question

I currently am running a Nuvi 1490 but it beginning to have some issues so I am looking to upgrade. I do a lot of custom routes in Mapsource and Basecamp and I can easily upload any of them to my 1490 and run them without any problems. I tried a 25 series Nuvi sometime back but returned it when I found it didn't handle the route the way the 1490 did.

Garmin & BRP Partnership

I have owned both Garmin GPSs and Bombardier/Can Am ATVs for years, but I have never mounted a GPS on my ATV. I was at a Can Am dealer yesterday and a salesman showed me the Garmin Montana 680T GPS.

He also did mention that the Ski Doo snowmobile folks have the Garmin Zumo 590 GPS.

Return Trip

Is there an easy way to enter your return trip on a RV760? Many times I use coordinates in planning my trip and when ready to return home I would like to not have to re-enter them......Am I missing an easy solution?

64 bit versions for Garmin Software for Mac

Are there new updater for Garmin software like POI loader that work with the new OS that requires 64 bit software? Nothing works on my MacBook Air with 10.13. I checked Google and did not find anything

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

Info desired Garmin GPS with built in Dashcam

A friend is interested in a Garmin GPS with dashcam.
Does anyone have experience with one?
Is there more than one model?
What price range are we looking at?

Thx for any info.

Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10. DashCam with GPS.
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