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eBay cheap maps - what is the catch?

I have a Garmin 765T which I haven't really used for navigation for a while. I primarily use it a BT handsfree in my car. Once in a while it gives me the msg about updating maps.

Nuvi 855 biting the dust

Think my 855 is on the way out. Have recently been having issues with many intermittent 'reboots' while in use; unable to enter new destinations - tells me no space; unable to delete old destinations/routes. Backed unit up, did a hard reset, restored - poi's show back on the unit from PC, but not on the unit; typically have kept them on the SD - moved them to the unit, still no joy.

DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Two Factory Refurbished Units On Sale Today Over At Woot

Two deals on factory refurbished units over at Woot today:

5" 2557 LMT for $99.99

7" 2797 LMT for $179.99

Live every day like it's your last. Some day you'll be right - Benny Hill

Some POI entries missing NUVI

I maintain a library of thousand of POIs and have been doing this for years with no problems. I just refreshed the device and some entries of one POI file do not show. I have erased the device and then loaded it with just the one POI file and it still show only about 50 entries of a 108 entry POI file. When running POI loader it says it loaded 108 entries but about half are missing.

Nuvi 3597 Power Down Issue

When I turn off the ignition in my pickup, my Nuvi 3597 displays a screen which says “Vehicle Has Been Turned Off” and starts the shutoff countdown even though there is still power to the unit. This differs from the usual “External power Has Been lost” screen which also initiates the shutoff countdown.

Nuvi 35x7 And 35x8 (GCD File) Software Version 4.60 is out

Nuvi 35x7 And 35x8 (GCD File) Software Version 4.60 is out

Updater not smart enough

to delete current map before installing new one. Keep getting message that there is not enough room. You would think that the updater would simply delete the old map, then install the new one.

Is the 3597 still the Top of the Line Unit ?

I know it's been discontinued, but is the 3597 still considered to be the top of the line Nuvi unit at this time?

I know they recently came out with a few new units, but I don't think they were in the "Prestige" category.

My 3490 is acting weird and I may have to replace it, but I wanted to get top of the line.


City Navigator 2015.30 North America has been released

City Navigator 2015.30 North America has been released.


Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Garmin Repair via Sharcnet-USA

Does anybody have experience using sharcnet to repair their old Nuvis? I finally got an emailed response from them re the $35 cost of replacinbg my N650 screen, which is quite reasonable especially since they will also replace the battery and on-off switch for $15 and update the maps with SD card for $5.

Michael J. Moonitz Massapequa, NY C340, N650, N660, N1490T, N2797 LMT, NuviCam

Spanish audio conversion for US use

After searching in the forum, I found the Turbotcc voice editor.

I wonder if there is a list available of what changes needs a Spanish audio file (I assume a tts would be the best option) so as to use it in the US.

Whether 3 Way Intersections with Red Light Cameras Exist

Today, I was going straight on a street and had to stop at a 3 way intersection because the traffic light had turned red. At that intersection, a person--going in my direction, that is--could turn left but not to the right because a street to the right did not exist. But it occurred to me that I had always assumed that a red light camera existed only at a 4 way intersection.

Any experience with RV760?

I've owned a Street Pilot and now have a Nuvi 1390. Lately, I've been longing for a larger screen (older eyes like larger screens), and I'm wondering whether there are any benefits to the RV760 for me. Reading some user reviews on Amazon, I see a few comments about poor POI's, particularly one "truck stop" that turned out to be a convenience store (ouch!)

Garmin Drivesmart 61, Nuvi 52, Nuvi 1390

755 Lost Sound

We just returned from a trip in the Hill Country of Texas. On the way home, I noticed that I was not getting voice prompts for turns. Discovered of course when I missed a highway turn off!

Checked the volume and it was still set at 100%. Has anyone else experienced this type of problem? Is this fixable, or am I going to have to upgrade to the RV gps I have been looking at?


Has anyone heard about this Heads Up Display? Do not know what they use for maps. Basic info on the HUD. Can connect to a smart phone. Use hand gestures. Etc.

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Hi All

I searched and browsed around can't seem to find the info re: adding Safety Camera Data from this site to my DC20.

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Which automotive devices are compatible with the Safety Camera downloads?

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Devices compatible with Safety Camera downloads:

Dash Cam 20

san disk not working

Hi all
wondering if you can help. Just returned from uk, where i used nuvi 1300 fine. On returning home have put back san disk i had with spain/ portugal and also canada on it and it does not seem to read it now. I only recognises the usa data that i bought already installed. Help please!!!

Transfer wp to Garmin gpsmap 76CSx

It has been a while since I loaded my gpsmap with wp (gpx), cant be done in poiloader or Mapsource. I have done it many time but forgot how to do.
Anybody out there who can bring me on the track again.

Nüvi 765T, Nüvi 1390T, Nüvi 2559 and 2695 LMT, GPS12, GPS18 (used in nRoute and Oziexplorer on laptop), GPSmap76CSx, SonyEricsson X1 (For OziExplorer CE maps)

New models (4590/4592R/4695R) on Taiwan Garmin Site. Possible 3597 follow-on for the U.S.?

Three new Android based Nuvis showed up on Garmin Taiwan Web Site.

HD Dealers POI

Will the HD Dealer POI's work on a Garmin 660 that is not the Harley Davidson model