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Crap Garmin

I just thought I would let people know the problem I am having with Garmin, This is a thread that I started on the Garmin forum.

Old man but still learning Dell

Garmin Zumo 590LM

I haven't heard much about this GPS on the forum yet, and thought I'd start a thread. The Garmin Zumo 590LM was released in April 2014 for a retail price of $800. I got one at 20% off through the Product Replacement Program when a Streetpilot 2820 I owned lost Bluetooth capability.

Deleted Nuvi Files

It's been a long time since I posted my last forum. I try to update Nuvi 200w to latest map version being 2014.40. Internal storage was filling up, so I grab 4GB SD card from my Android phone and format it to make it usable. However, I accidentally format my internal storage. Now all the system files are gone. Is there anyway to restore these files and folders back?

Garmin Tracker?

Hello all,

So I have my Garmin 3597 and I have a Android and my Wife has an iPhone. I noticed that when I have my droid connected via Bluetooth to the Garmin I see an app called Tracker. I tried it and it's kinda cool. However, when I connect my Wife's iPhone to the Garmin, I don't see that same application. Am I doing something wrong or is this a limitation that Apple enforces?


Garmin Urban Guidance

Since I don't have an Apple iPhone, I have no experience with Garmin Urban Guidance. Can anybody here tell me how well it works?

Change Map Symbol

Having some issues with "Change Map Symbol" for my POIs on my unit. Some of the POIs have the default black square icon and some do not OR as it seems anyway. If there was a default icon it can be changed, but you have to zoom-in a step or two for some to show. Could it be that even though they do not seem to show that they will when in travel mode?

Garmin nuvi 2460LMT (2)

55LMT Opinions?

I'm vaguely interested in replacing my 265WT (and I have lifetime maps) with something newer and better but not really finding anything compelling with Garmin. The 55LMT has a larger screen but not sure that it has much else. Even the screen resolution is the same. Surprising that Garmin has not increased screen resolution all these years.

Improve your golf game with Garmin

"If you’re looking to improve your golf game but don’t have enough spare cash to burn on a personal instructor, perhaps Garmin’s new Approach S6 Golf Watch might be worth considering."

Yeah sure mrgreen

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

Town stuck in GPS Trip Route

Was going to call this stuck in Rudolph, WI but didn't want to confise the subject.

download file

I just bought a 2595 and I would like to install the rest area poi file. My question is do I need to be a "active" member to get this file.
I did try to download and I got a file that is about 164k and has is a excel file but I am not sure as I could see no way of getting the sound file for it.
The file I downloaded was
Restareacombined(ver.BJ)csv 165KB

Thanks for your help.

Nuvi 370 maps

Hi, I have euro maps on my Sd card and the NA on the nuvi drive. The nuvi drive has two large files gmapprom and gmapprom1 which i assume are according to the map info, na 2014.40and 2014.20. The problem is these don't get deleted when I try to instal newer maps. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

GARMIN 2595lmt gps


gpx on sd card

Is it possible to put the POI files on the sd car which holds the current map?

I normally use the Europe map and find that when I load the USA sd card and upload POI files using POI loader, the files are put in main memory along with gpx files from every other country. It would be great to have just the relevant POIs pop up when seaching rather than every POI list available in main memory.

Can not see icons for POI's

I need to ask for advice again.

I have all the POI's I want installed on my 855 including icons. Icons are set at 2MB in the BMP format and I can see all icons on the screen. All A1 OK

Now I know that my 3790 uses jpeg for icons and WAV files for sound and I believe that the icons should only be 1MB in size.

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

Can anyone explain how to access and use POI locations in a Garmin

I noticed a lot of POI files for such things as Walmarts, Truck stops,etc. When loaded on my Garmin, how exactly do I locate a specific store, etc. Does it pop up anywhere or do I have to go into a file. Help would be appreciated. Thanks

Stay Safe Out There

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?