Garmin talk


Any security features available for the 65LM?

I have a 1450 and really like the security PIN feature. I don't see anything like it on a new 65LM. Did I miss it or is Garmin not putting that feature on anymore? If the latter is the case are there any add-ons that would add some sort of security?


Format by accident . . No backup - 3790LMT

As you can see from the subject, I pulled a bone head move.
I was formatting my camera sd card (or so I thought) and it wiped the Garmin 3790LMT instead.
Before I removed it from the computer I read in one of these forum posts that I should try and use "Express" to see if it can correct things... Well, it did. To a point.

Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT 7" GPS w/ Backup Camera & Lifetime Maps, Traffic Updates

Dunno if or how good this price is, but its being offered for $319.99 U.S.D.

Not an endorsement, not an ad, just something that fell out of my email box this morning and thought someone here might like to know..... So shoot me!! surprised

Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Transferring Favorites.


I just bought a nuvi 2595LTM and want to transfer my favorites from my nuvi 765t to the 2595. What is the easiest way to do this?

Thank you.

GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

New user help. (sister recently got a nuvi)

My sister recently got a Nuvi 50LM. I am trying to get her up and running. I pointed her in these directions.

1. FAQ Garmin talk.

2. Gary Hayman's Newbie webpage.

3. GPS City YouTube videos.

Any other ideas would be appreciated.


:260W, 50LM

Sound files exist but won't play

After carefully editing my GPX files just the way I want them to play particular proximity sound alerts, I went on a trip and my Nuvi 755 would only play its default built-in double beep for each and every one.

12 volt shows hooked to computer

when I plug into lighter my Garmin 2555 shows being hooked to the computer. it might show that for a bit then do what it should for while then go back like plugged into computer Hope someone has a thought on this that might help me out.


3D Buildings File

I apologize if this is covered on here somewhere but I couldn't find it. I know that some of the Garmin models come with the 3D Buildings mode, but I was wondering if there is a file you can add to your Garmin if you don't have it? I have the 2597LMT which doesn't come with that. I noticed that the 3597 does. If there a way it can still be added or purchased if need be?

New 70 Speed limit going up on 80 Interstate.

Going from Ohio to NY and travel on 80 East speed limit 65,I notice when I reach Dubois the speed limit change to 70,and it end when I pass Clinton Country. that is only 88 miles,that the speed limit is 70 miles..I did some research and I found out that the limit was increase on August 11 of this year,and starting Next Year it will be stretch to 550 miles plus..

Refurbished Nuvi 2557LMT on sale at Woot for $95.99

Today only you can get a factory refurbished 2557LMT from Woot for just $95.99 plus $5.00 shipping. They say it won't arrive before Christmas but it's still a pretty good deal.

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

Garmin helps me out

My Nuvi kept popping off of the gooseneck and I tried to salvage it by adding tissue under the ball where it goes into the adapter, So finally i called Garmin and was going to buy me that adapter that clips onto the back of the nuvi.

Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Questions About CSV vs GPX Files (Basecamp won't import CSV)

I am using Garmin's Basecamp software to sync my waypoints with my Zumo 590. I am pretty new to this website. I just signed up a few days ago. I am unable to get any use out of the CSV files. The GPX files, when they are available, work just fine. But Basecamp will not import the CSV files or convert them to GPX. Does anyone know a way to convert a CSV file to GPX so Basecamp can understand it?

Live To Ride - Ride To Eat

Garmin Nuvi 3597 Power Cords, Mount, Etc.

As I am waiting for delivery of my Garmin Nuvi 3597, I decided to review the manual and I have some questions. It looks like the mount uses a mini USB to connect to the power cable traffic receiver. If I use the Garmin mount, but connect with an after market mini USB cord, will I get all of the functions EXCEPT traffic?

Nuvi 3597 route calculation miracle

Today, I was surprised when my Nuvi picked up the exact route I use in the evening to go home. I always deviate from the Nuvi route to avoid traffic and divert to few side less busy roads and then finally merge back on highway 427. Normally, it always tries to put me back on highway again and again.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

BaseCamp 4.4.6 Has Been Released

BaseCamp 4.4.6 is out.

Change History

Changes made from version 4.4.4 to 4.4.6:
◦Fixed issue with BaseCamp copying BirdsEye from a SD card each time the card is connected
◦Fixed issue with dragging a find result into the route point list

The Garmin Got Me Lost

A map error in Garmin and other map-sets almost caused me to be late to my daughter's college graduation ceremony this weekend. The GPS directed us onto a dirt road dead-ending at a locked gate behind the stadium at Indiana University of Pennsylvania at 40.612878, -79.163032.

Icon for Garmin bmp 24 Bit

Hi again.

Anyone around here that has any idea how to get transparency for some parts of an icon when you save the icon as .bmp in 24 Bit?

When i save in 256 colors i get the transparency to work with the old trick magenta (255 0 255)
But i really would like to find a way to do it also in 24 Bit for my garmin 3597.

best regards Jocke

Nüvi 300 and Nüvi 3597LMT. Oneplus with Locus Map and Here/Sygic/Maps

Buying A New Garmin Automotive GPS: Digital Traffic Vs. Lifetime Traffic

I am giving some more serious thought to buying another Garmin automotive GPS. the reason is because we now have another vehicle and I want to have one in each vehicle. I have a Garmin Nuvi 500, Nuvi 360, and Nuvi 350. Even though they are current on software and maps, they are still pretty dated at this point.

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.