Garmin talk


Recalculating Revisited

"Recalculating" was annoying as many had said before - but with the newer units - it just assumes you intended to go that way. On a recent trip - a wrong turn resulted in a 30 plus minute unintentional detour on some narrow mountain roads. Does anyone know if there is a way to get a visual warning if the "time to destination" changes by more than a couple of minutes or so confused


Garmin Sweepstakes

In case anyone is interested, Garmin is running an "Elevate Your Holiday Sweepstakes" now through 12/17. It's free to enter and the prize is a 3 pack of Virb Elite HD action cameras plus $3000 cash.

CNET Garmin Nuvi 2689 LMT Review: Garmin's Advanced Navigator Doesn't Fight Your Smartphone, It Works With It

The Good The Garmin Nuvi 2689 LMT is an excellent GPS navigator with smart routing software and accurate maps. Lifetime map and traffic updates increase the value. Natural-language directions, real-time lane guidance, and always-on voice command help the driver to keep eyes on the road and the vehicle on the route.

Replace battery Nuvi 2597

Looking at the Garmin Support Page.Listed under FAQ's was this video on how to change the battery.Looks pretty simple. Will store away in case I need info in the future.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Getting the best directions

I'm using the 40LM and consistently get bad directions. Not bad as it won't get me to the desired location, but directions that choose to take me on 8 miles of city streets versus continuing on the highway that would cut 10 minutes from the trip.

Any tips on getting better results from this basic Garmin?

Surprise! Garmin MapUpdater v 3.3.4

I just learned on another forum that Garmin has released version 3.3.4 (on the PC) of Garmin Map Updater. I don't know what has been changed, but maybe that will come out in the discussion. It was a surprise to me, as I thought Map Updater was pretty much dead. Apparently Garmin has recoginzed that it is still required in certain situations.

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Red Light Camera Alerts with my Nuvi 2597

My Nuvi 2597 is acting strange. As soon as I pull onto a street that has a red light camera I get an alert, even if the camera is over a mile away. I get two alerts at that point and a short time later I get another alert. Then I get the alert at the distance I have set.
Any ideas?

Garmin Upgrade Program

Garmin has an outstanding GPS upgrade program going on.

I just bought a GPSMAP 64s directly from Garmin at a decent price, and because it was an upgrade replacement to my GPSMAP 60 CSx, Garmin applied a 20% discount and transferred the maps associated with the 60CSx to the 64s.

GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Smartphone Link -- Advanced Weather

A message banner popped up on my 3597 since yesterday, indicating there is a "Flash flood watch". The alert banner collapses to a orange-red thunder cloud icon in the upper right corer, in the same fashion as School-Zone alerts, and pops open again periodically. This is the first time that a weather alert shows up since I have the advanced weather, for quite a few months now.

Nuvi 660 finally died - what's a good new similar model to replace it?

My 660 was having battery issues, but worked when connected to power. Did a map update over the weekend, and now it won't get past the boot screen when connected to power. Makes a little quick buzz sound when it brings up the model and then nothing - locked up. Can't reset to factory settings, can't connect to computer, etc.

Nuvi 52 LM (transfer favorites from nuvi 350?)

Can I transfer my old favorites and custom POIs from my Nuvi 350 to my new Nuvi 52 LM?

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting Holy Shit...What a Ride!

mounting garmin 50LM

can you share your experience, good and bad, of mounting a Garmin GPS to windshield or dashboard?

it seems bean bag mount is the best but would like to see how creative everyone is.

Traffic for Nuvi 780

I understand the MSN service that sent traffic and other info to my receiver via an FM signal has been discontinued since 2012 or so. Are there any other options or am I stuck with a (used to be really cool) unit that no longer gives me traffic?

Garmin: Dezl 770 Nuvi 780, Nuvi 260W, GPSMAP 295, GPSMAP 396, GNC250-XL Magellan: Meridian Platinum, GPS-315 (first GPS in 1999)

Garmin Express again

We all know how this works....or doesn't.
It just updated to version
Just went into my Temp directory to grab some poi files to add to my Unit and I see all these log files Express made.
One of them gets my immediate attention.
Garmin_Express_4_Lifetime_Removal.log. I open it up and this is what i see.

Entered Lifetime Removal
Attempting to remove related Garmin applications

nüvi®3580LMT,nüvi®2598LMT| We do not live in Igloo's, and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Lifetime Garmin NuMaps $39.99

I didn't see this posted, so here goes...Garmin is offering the North America NuMaps Lifetime for only $39.99.

If you ever wanted to get a subscription for a device, this is the cheapest I have ever seen this.

Which Florida is a better map?

Probably because there are some good free maps projects available for Argentina and Brazil and Garmin does not include full coverage there, they have added Florida as part of the South America map.

However, taking a look side by side of the Florida map at the South America map and the North America one, at least at basecamp and mapsource, the maps were different.

Trapster says goodbye...

I got this email today from Trapster...seems they will be ceasing service. I seldom used the service but just the same, I hate to see them go.


After evaluating our ongoing investments, we have decided to discontinue the Trapster service by the end of the year.

nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area


The prices I see for the add ons in viago are they all a one time fee or yearly prices?

nuvi 2699LMTHD Discussion

I'm upgrading from a 750 and have questions about some of the changes and differences.

I expected to have spoken street names but apparently that has been replaced with "Real Directions". I'm not buying Garmins explanation - what am I missing?

I haven't found the ability to create, edit and save routes like the 750 ie Route x with waypoints a, b, c. Did Garmin drop this capability?

Nuvi 3580LMT Internal Memory

The internal memory for the Garmin Nuvi 3580 LMT was difficult to find in the various webpage advertisements. It was reported as 4Gb in one post but is actually 8Gb as determined on my PC.

It is a nicely designed unit.

Does anyone know where to find a list that shows Nuvi memory for the various models?

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