Garmin talk


Rest area Bong Bong Bong noise.

Every time I drive by a rest area Garmin starts saying - "bong - bong - bong - bong". How do I remove this feature ??



Any new updates out yet..

Base Camp with Windows 8.1

Have had problems with Base Camp not opening with Windows 8.1. I've had this happen more than once. I found what works for me so hopefully this will help others.

Go to the Run Screen. (Open apps and look for Run)
Put this in the box
Then delete anything files that come up, I always have one that shows up.

Once you do this Base Camp will open.

Good Luck!

BMW Nav V Montana 650 Zumo 660 Garmin 78S Garmin 76CSX

BaseCamp For Mac 4.4.3 is Out

Just downloaded it, not sure of details.

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

Help bricked Nuvi 255W

Hello everyone, I have a problem and hopefully you guys can help. I was updating my nuvi 255w with the Garmin Express program and now when I turn it on, it goes to Loading Maps... and turns off. When I connect it to my windows based laptop, the device does not show up under my computer.

JCV File Content

I have always thought that the Junction View data was automatically downloaded when the map was updated. However, I see regular references to a large JCV file being available.

Do I have to download and install this separately to my NUVI2555LMT?

If so, how do I install? I expect it will have to load to my SD card, since my maps now have to load there.


Garmin Toronto, ON lane assist coverage

Hi everyone,

I'm planning a trip from Boston to Toronto and wanted to find out how well things like lane assist and lane guidance works in Canada on a 1450LMT w/ 2015.20. The last time I did this trip there was no GPS and it was done with AAA TripTiks. wink

I'll also be bringing my Nuvi 350 as a backup but it will be 2 map updates behind since the maps are now > 2GB in size.


nuvi 350 nuvi 1450LMT

Which Garmin

Costco has the Garmin 2598LMTHD, 2557LM and the 56LMT. Its time to replace my nuvi 350. Any recommendations. I would like to stay with Costco because it is so easy to return.

Garmin units compared, at cheap prices, to replace my old one.

So, my Garmin Nuvi 1690 is on borrowed time. It's worked OK but the nulink service is going off the air in a few months. The google local is already gone, but the traffic I consider essential here in Southern California.

Garmin 268923h

I live in Ontario Canada and want to replace my 2595 with the newer 6" version, 2689
Would anyone have any experience with this model or know who sells this model in Ontario.
My local store, Future Shop (owned by Best Buy) does nor carry it.


traffic receivers

Have Nuvi 1450, No T on the end. I have receivers GDB 55 and GTM 25, MSN direct is no longer and I haven't been able to answer my question of,
Will the replacement rcvr recommended by Garmin work with my GPS? Would the MSN icon change" or will it simply be plug and play compatible?


Traffic issues

Have Nuvi 1450, no T on the end. I have receivers GTM 25 and GDB 55, Neither are working due to the shutdown of MSN Direct. My Nuvi has the MSN icon and codes for activation all in place,


have garmins, but, has anyone used Waze?

tried Waze on android and it gave my Garmin a run for the money. Drawback is, it does eat up your data limits.
Just asking for comments, Garmin still rules here.


POI file creation help

Hi Guys, I have not worked on POI files for many years. Now I can not figure out how to create one. I tried Google Earth and created kml files but when I bring kml file in POI Editor, it is not working. Am I missing a step? How can I import KML files properly in POI Editor or any other editor? I will appreciate your help.. I know there should be tons of help here but could not find the right one.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Updating Factory GPS

Kia wants $149 plus $40 for an SD card! Ugh! Has anyone updated a factory GPS? It's nearly impossible for me to spend $40 on a $3.00 SD card.

Smartphone Link Sale

Garmin has the apps for Advanced Weather for $3 and Garmin Live Traffic for $12 on sale until 10/17/14. That's 40% off. Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

I have used the Live Traffic and find it better than the built-in traffic. Gives more up to date traffic conditions and has been very accurate in my travels between PA and Maine.

Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

So I get this Email....... (factory installed nav system)

Today... From Ford. I just had a service & Recall that was a firmware update....

And I get this email today saying I need to update my GPS firmware...

Many drivers don’t realize the map in their vehicle doesn’t update automatically.

and a new map for $149** when you order by 12/31.

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!

nuvi 3597 not showing osm custom maps

Hi there - I updated to the latest firmware and I noticed that when I went to check my maps the unit only shows the ones for North America. However I also have custom maps from OSM in an SD card with different names and the extension IMG - but they are not showing now. Is there anything that I can do to revert this behavior? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.


Traffic Function on Garmin 2495 LMT

I noticed this weekend that I had no traffic alert functions. I was stuck in a mile long standstill traffic jam on Rte. 17 in NJ. and yet the Garmin said no traffic problems. So I open my Waze app. on my phone and it showed every traffic jam I was dealing with. So I when I got home home I upgraded the maps, cause the device alerted me to do it.

Michael J

HELP my Garmin 3597 Firmware Upgrade doesnt work

recently used garmin express to upgrade software to version 4.50.. now my traffic will not even show.
how can I downgrade to previous software version?

gpsfirm= 3.05.10

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