Garmin talk


Watching Movies on Dezl 760

Can you watch movies on the Garmin Dezl 760? I know it is capable of such a feat, but there isn't a program on it to utilize it. I would imagine being able to watch a weather report broadcast from the local area would be great, and with the screen size and location, would be perfect.

can I add music (mp3) files to an SD card that has a map data set on it

I want to use my garmin to playback music. The microSD card which I have a map on it, still a lot free memory spaces.

can I make a folder to contain some MP3 files? will effect the map rounting or the music playback?

Thanks so much.


Downloading & install POI's

I can't figure out how to install my redlight & speed cams to my new Garmin. How-to please! Anyone? -Carlan

2797LMT Refurb New User

Just received my refurb 2797LMT.
What a beast!! Gonna love it.
Sure is a bit different than my Zumo550.
Had a problem with my Win7 64bit not recognizing the unit until I remembered a previous problem with plugging into a front usb port.
I then plugged it into one of the rear ports and Voila!! Problem solved.
Updates using GE went without a hitch.

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

Sound files not working..


I'm having a problem getting sound files to work on my nuvi 2557. When I load them with a mp3 extension I don't get any voice message. Only the dong.

When I load them with a wav extension I get a message on the loader that it can not use the sound files or something like that. What am I doing wrong?

GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

POIs on SD card.

How do I put POI s on a SD card? The info must be somewhere but I can't find it.

GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Garmin 3790T Stalls On Update

I'm trying to download the latest North American map update(2015.30) onto the unit but it stalls at 56%.

Next I try and download it to my computer only. Now it stalls at 75%

I have the lifetime update.

Any ideas appreciated.

Jim crying

Garmin Nuvi 3597 Micro SD Card Formatting

I finally bought a 16GB micro SD card for my Garmin Nuvi 3597. All the talk recently about formatting has me wondering about that. The manual simply states to insert the memory card. What, if anything, do I need to do to use the micro SD on the 3597? The manual does not state how to format it. How will I know when it is formatted properly?

LMT or LM.

Hello everyone.

I just received my factory refurbished Nuvi 2557. It was advertised as an LMT but there is no traffic receiver in the power cable. Is there a way to find out for sure what it is? I e-mailed Garmin but that might take a while.

Thank you.

GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Freeing up space on 2797LMT

I recently purchased a Garmin 2797LMT and I would like to remove the non English items from the following folders to gain additional space:


Has anyone done this and if so can they give me step by step directions on what files can actually be deleted.

Thanks Mike

Garmin Nuvi 2797 LMT (installing aftermarket voice)

After trying to find out how to install an aftermarket voice on my new Garmin 2797 LMT on the internet with no success, I found through trial and error the following procedure. First off I'm using Widows 7 but I believe this will work on most windows operating systems.

Russ Lansky

Formatted Nuvi 760

I accidently formatted my garmin NUVI 760 instead of the sd card. Now my computer will not recognize the Garmin or the Sd card, while it is in the Garmin. Is there anyway to recover it?

Voice alerts (trying to get them to work)

I have a Nuvi 2757 and I have been trying for a while to get the voice alerts to work. Here is what I have done so far. I installed the Sox.exe file in the proper directory. All the files have the same name. I have deleted all my added poi file and reinstalled several time and still no voice just a tone. I'm sure I am missing something simple put I just can't find out what it is.

School Zones

Can anyone tell me where the School Zone CSV files are located on my Garmin 3597

Red Light Camera Warning for a spefic camera does not release from my Nuvi 3597

There is one Red Light Camera that I pass every day and once it triggers on my Garmin it stays there until I power down the GPS. Anyone have any ideas on this issue.

Known enforcement areas

I just bought a Garmin Nuvi 2598 with lifetime maps and traffic. On my old Nuvi 2460 I used to use Trapster to download Red Light Cameras. Tried to use Trapster with the new Nuvi, but found that they're out of business, so I found my way here. Trapster also had files for known enforcement areas (police hiding places), but I don't see those available here. Am I missing something?

Until morale improves the beatings will continue

deleting older map updates

Every time I update the maps, it fills the memory and now I had to buy a SD card. I think it is slower to respond because of accessing the SD card. If I do a factory reset, will it free up room by deleting all the old maps?

Garmin Nuvi 2555

Garmin Announces Its Most Advanced Truck Navigators Yet

I was just reading about the features of the Garmin Dēzl 570 and Dēzl 770. They look like they are very well designed for truck drivers. In fact, I suspect that there might be some automobile drivers that will give the Garmin Dēzl 570 a try. The Up Ahead feature looks interesting. In fact, the Service History Log looks interesting, too. Note that the tabs are customizable.

tourguide question to Garmin tech support

i now use Nuvi 2797LMT and asked Garmin tech support:
question: my poi folder is titled costco tourguide, will the sound alert, when I get within the set range (manual downloaded & set to 8000 ft) ?

strange reply:

marnoldi Nuvi 680 & Nuvi 2797LMT

CES 2015 - Garmin products