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What Is (Or Was) The Most Feature Rich 7 Inch Garmin GPS Device?

I have considered a 7 inch Garmin. I am wondering what is, or was, the most feature rich 7 inch Garmin GPS? Was there ever a 7 inch version of the Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD or Garmin DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S?

I do see that there is the Garmin DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa. Could that be the most feature rich 7 inch Garmin?

USB to Mini USB

Let me start by saying I am more than 40 miles from an electronic store so do not have the luxury to get another cable.
The cable I am using is a borrowed genuine Garmin cable. Plugged into my laptop it can recognize my old 855 but it does not recognize my SD 50.
I want to update to 2020.30. To do the 855 I use the cloning method but I cannot do the SD 50 like that.
Any suggestions?

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

2020.30 Map Freezing

Anyone else having a problem of the new map freezing up once in awhile. The only way to get it to work again is by rebooting the GPS. It happens on both a route or just viewing the map. I only have the Speed and Redlight Camera POI's installed and this happens on my 1390T, 2450LM and 2495LMT. Never had a single issue on the last map install.


Used this site's POI's and speed cameras for my holiday trip to Florida (returned yesterday) and didn't realise there were so many red light cameras there! The POI's were really useful as not too familiar with your roads, as you drive on the wrong side and that needed concentration, but it got me everywhere I wanted to go.

Hard wiring a Nuvi 3597 to eliminate power adapter and cig. lighter plug.

I have been wanting hard wire my nuvi 3597 in my Ford Ranger for two reasons. First reason is that the power plug (cig. lighter) on the Ford is always hot, so the nuvi doesn't shut off when I turn off the ignition. The second less important reason is to eliminate the awkward power plug and bulky cable that seems to constantly get tangled up with other stuff I carry and plug in.

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Garmin Smartphone Link vs Garmin Drive App

What is the difference between Garmin Smartphone Link and Garmin Drive App I had installed Smartphone Link on my phone and have not bee that happy with it. When I was on the Garmin site downloading the new maps, i noted that ther is a Garmin Drive App. Does anyone know what it does and how it differs from Smartphone link. Thank you.

450km/4.5hr trip - Garmin says 1850km/23.5hrs

nuvi 68LM wants to take me on a Great Circle route from Ottawa, Ont. to Oakville area west of Toronto.

I have nuvi set to avoid highways/freeways/motorways and also toll-roads.

There a re multiple roads west and south of Ottawa that will take me in the general direction, and many choices parallel to the east-west 401.

Real directions

I have always received real directions just once in a while. Today in Orlando FL. I have never seen it so active. Turn right before CVS,turn left after Walgreens and right before the seven eleven, are just a few examples. Must be more improvements by Garmin. Enjoyed the action.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor - Offline Maps & GPS.

Garmin Express

NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

G.E. v6.19.0.0

G.E. v6.19.0.0 ready to download.

Base Camp 4.7.1

Updated Base Camp 4.7.1 is ready for install for PC.


Smartphone Based Weather

When I display the weather on my DriveSmart 51LMT-S using the Smartphone app I occasionally get local weather. Most of the time I get some North Conway weather. Google maps has only one North Conway, in NH, that is ~1,800 miles from home. The GPS says that it is 30° and the Weather Service says 48° so I am doubly puzzled.

Lost Voice Alerts

For years I've used voice alerts with a few of my POI files on my 2555LMT.

Following the recent updates, all my alerts work but with a chime only, no voice alerts.

My POI and audio file names match. SOX is in the POI Loader directory.

Has Garmin changed anything?

Download Link for Large JCV File (D3060310A.JCV) for CN North America 2020.30 Map Update

Large JCV file (D3060310A.JCV) download link. The file is in it's unzipped native format and no password is needed.!W5BDGYRJ!jl7aDg-tizHxUIGeRvKQkIJLyulEwcRNKN2nwW663vw

CN North America 2020.30 is now available 10/30/2019

The wait is over. The map update is showing up on Garmin Express.

Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Looking for TTSVoiceEditor

Would some kind soul be able to point me to a location for downloading the latest TTSVoiceEditor. Wikispaces seems to be closed.

Thanks in advance.

Garmin Fleet 670

I have seen some Garmin Fleet 670s for sale on Ebay. Has anybody here ever used one? It looks like they are Android based. Is there any way to add other Android apps to it? My assumption is that it would be locked down and not easy to unlock it, but who knows.

RV 780 Lockup on Custom POI

Just got a new RV780 and have 64gb Sandisk Extreme Sd card with the Custom POI loaded on it. When I turn on the RV780, and get the prompt to copy the custom POI file to the GPS, I can click on No and everything is fine. If I check the box to don't ask again, then click No, the GPS stops responding and leaves that screen showing.

car charger for drivesmart 7

anyone know if it's ok to use an old car charger from a (garmin 1450) with a drivesmart 7?

the old car charger is 5v, 1a.

i bought a used drivesmart 7 but it didn't come with a car charger so i'm using the old car charger from the garmin 1450...

seems to work so far but but just wanted to make sure..

Garmin Drivesmart & Traffic $219 Limited Time Offer

Good price on a new Garmin Drivesmart 65 & traffic. $219 Amazon limited time offer.

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