Garmin talk


Problems with nuvi 2450

Until recently I had put complete faith in my device, but a week ago events left me puzzled. Without going into details, the route Garmin chose was completely inane. For a 60 mile trip, it was 40-50% longer than the route I would have selected, and made no sense at all. I updated the software approximately June 1, and as far as I can tell the maps are stored on a micro SD card.

Laptop GPS Sensor

Has anyone had experience with the Garmin GPS 18x USB device? Don't know if I would use it, but ...

Laptop GPS

Garmin nuvi 2460LMT (2)

Garmin Viago

New navigation app from Garmin, awful business model. Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere. A $0.99 app that will cost up to $100 if all in-app purchases go with it. All for a service some provide (near) free.

Creating Icons that work OK with both BC and Nav Unit

I am quite OK drawing with PS cc.
I understand the magenta requirement on my Garmin Nav (2820)
No problems there or with loading GPX data bases with correctly named icons. Using Garmin POI downloader which loads into Extras.
The 2820 is fine using 24x24. Any bigger get truncated.

Comparison 255W and 42LM

Other than lifetime maps, any comments comparing the 255W I have against the 42LM, which can be had from Best Buy this week for $90?

To all fellow POI Factory Dads

Happy fathers day to all of you smile

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

GPI to CSV Converter

Please recommend an on-line GPI to CSV file-converter site (for Nuvi 1350). My web search has landed me in unhelpful sites.


Dual USB Cable

I have never seen one of these cable before, but think I might have to invest in one. There is a mini and a micro on one end and a standard on the other.

Dual USB Cable

Garmin nuvi 2460LMT (2)

Installing Additional Maps

Hello all,
So I've downloaded 2 versions of a Central America/Caribbean map for the Garmin. The files are already in .IMG format. I have followed the directions and have the gmapsupp.img file in the Garmin\ directory.
However, I cannot see the map on the Garmin. So here's what I have so far:
-BaseCamp can see the map and display the data of both maps

Automobile GPS Features

This afternoon, while I was at work, I received a text from my wife that we were going to meet family at a restaurant after work. That would mean that I would go right from work, to my car parked in a parking ramp, and head right to the restaurant.

Cost of Bells and Whistles

In reading about different models and what they can and cannot do, it seems to me that Garmin is throwing away profits. Every time you launch a new model, you have separate production costs from design to tooling to software.

Garmin nuvi 2460LMT (2)

Alert distance on the Speed Cameras POI

Questions for the body:
What is the alert distance for the Speed Camera POI file?
I set the Red Light Cameras alert at 600 ft., but I've never set an alert distance for the Speed Cameras. Nor have I ever encountered any speed cameras in my travels.
Should I be specifying an alert DISTANCE for the speed cameras? What is the default alert distance?


Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

POI-Loader and Win8

I have a new Win8 PC and am trying to get POI-Loader to work. It's spitting up the error message that it can't find C:\Programs Files\Garmin\SOX.EXE

There was no Garmin folder so I created one under Progam Files and put SOX.EXE in it. I also tried putting it in the POI-Loader folder.

Any suggestions?

FYI: Garmin Express V

Garmin Express Version has been Released. 7/2/14

POI's loaded

Just a short explanation. This fall I am taking a 6,000 mile plus trip and have been busy downloading POI's that may come in handy on the drive.

I had no problem installing them after some hiccups in my Nuvi 855 for which I had a lot of assistance on POI factory. All the available icons show up when called for.

Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

'Go Home' button gives me directions to my last used custom POI

Has this ever happened to anyone?

Yesterday i used one of my Custom POI (lets say Walmart at 123 Main St)) without any problems.
Today, i got a bit lost so i clicked the 'Go Home' button on my Garmin 50LM and it keeps giving me the directions to go to that exact Walmart location again!

Map on SD?

Last night when I updated my map, the unit told me that it didn't have enough memory, only enough for US, not the NA. If I wanted to install the whole NA map, I had to use the SD card (bigger than 2.2 GB). Therefore, I used the 4gb.

1. I thought when updated new map, the new map would replaced the old map. Why not enough memory happened here?

Nuvi 2450LM

BaseCamp Unlock Map

I just downloaded 2015.10 map to my laptop. BaseCamp says that the map is locked. Went online to unlock, but all if offered was to my GPS. How do I unlock the map so I don't have to have my laptop plugged in.

I read the posts here, but .... I could have missed it though wink

Garmin nuvi 2460LMT (2)

Heads up display

I do not recall seeing anything about HUD with Garmin on this forum. Has anyone had experience with it? Is it just a gimmick? I would like to have my Garmin 1450 displayed as I think it has more detail than what Garmin HUD has. Any other manufacturers have a workaround for this using your own GPS?

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

adding addresses via linked smartphone?

Hello All,

So I have a Garmion Nüvi® 3597LMTHD. And I have it linked to my Android with no issues; however I had a feature thought.... So while I had them both linked together I wanted to add an address that was in my phone.