Garmin talk


Garmin Base Camp

It's been 2 years, since I used my GPS, thanks to COVID. I just updated my maps and fired up Basecamp. I was surprised that there were no updates and when I went to the Garmin website, there was no mention of anything like Basecamp or any other PC based mapping program.

What other choices are available, or this it?

DriveSmart 65, NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

DS 65 portrait mode??

With a new vehicle I thought perhaps portrait mode might fit better.. BUT, is there a setting I can't find, read someplace it's automatic and another place it is model dependent..
Does my DS65 have this ability??

Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive and now (since June 20 2021) uses a DS65 to find his clients.

Using a trip planner route on a Garmin Nuvï

Hello all,

I have a question that has been nagging at me for quite a while. I have searched the net but I haven’t been able to find the answer I’m looking for so far. Maybe some of you could educate me. So here goes..,

gpx files (Harley Davidson Dealers)

I can't find the gpx files for Harley Davidson dealers. are they no longer available?

Garmin 2595 Windows 10 Garmin Express disconnecting fix

Been away for awhile and thought I'd post this in case others run into similar issue.

Found it over on Garmin's forum. Hope it's not against the rules to put link here. I didn't want to just copy and paste and take the credit.

Garmin Express 7.11.1

As already reported on the Mac topics forum, both the Mac and Windows versions of Garmin Express have an update to version 7.11.1. Neither has Release Notes about what's new compared to the previous 7.11.0.

Garmin Glo 2

For several years, I have been running Android Auto on the smartphone connected to the car. For a Garmin-quality position, a Garmin Glo 2 GPS receiver is used. It works with both domestic and GLONASS satellites.

Garmin BC40 Backup camera connection issues

My Garmin BC40 backup camera worked well for few years. Now it stopped showing video. It gives error message something like " Camera could not connect, please check batteries or connection"..

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Multiple POI files ?

Hello All,

I'm still using my old Nuvi 58, mostly on long trips. I've retrieved two csv files from the POI list, one is the rest areas combined for the USA and I saw that there was a similar one for Canadian rest areas. Can I load them both using POI loader? When I try the POI loader ask me if I want to replace the existing POI? Can that be done or am I doing something wrong?

Download Link for Large JCV File (NA 2023.10 Map)

For those who want or need the newest Garmin JCV files. Inside the JCV folder are two files, D3060380A.JCV (829.5 MB) and D1279460A.JCV (800.7 MB).

For those of you now putting maps on SD cards!!!

So did the 2023.10 update on 3x Garmins: old 660, and 2x 2689...
All 3 Garmins now put maps on SD Cards.....

Tested and one (Of course, Wife's 2689!) did not show local roads, only State & Interstate... ??
I then checked MyMaps, and see 2023.10 Foursquare but no 2023.1 NA Maps..

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!

GE & POI Loader not seeing Nuvi 2699

Decided to update my maps, opened GE, it updated my computer to latest version, then opened the screen showing my Nuvi (and Add a Device). A blue ball with the letter 3 was in the corner of the Nuvi icon (for 3 updates I assume) so I clicked it. The next screen says there are updates available with an estimated time of 25 minutes.

Map 2023.10 available

Map City Navigator North America 2023.10 is now available.

Garmin Nuvi 2450

Feature I wish was in GPS's: Interconnect GPS with Weather forcast!

Like existing FM Radio received traffic alerts, that will prompt a delay to destination.... but modulated also by weather forecasts! Could new extra data piggy back on existing FM Traffic? Why Not?! infrastructure and software already in place!

OR... Garmin has a Bluetooth APP for phones!.. How about their APP linking to Weather Forecast, and Bluetooth that data to GPS???

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!

Help with a Used Garmin I bought on Ebay

I fear I made a bad choice. Long story short, my cell phone's GPS is having issues and I decided to get a GPS specifically for my car.

To save cash, I bought a used Garmin Nuvi 2360LM off of an Ebay seller. I know it is an older model but I was reassured that although it is discontinued, Garmin still offers Lifetime Maps for it.

Australian Karen

The name “Australian Karen” is known and appreciated by most Garmin GPS owners. However, the name “Australian Karen” and "Karen" in general has been hijacked since the Covid pandemic and a Google search for "Australian Karen" turns up nearly everything but the Garmin voice of Karen Jacobsen that we know and love.

Min/max memory card ramifications

All my Garmins have a maximum memory card capacity of 32 GB. That said, at present, there is no shortage of 32 GB cards, but anything smaller is getting to be scarce. It seems as though the marketplace may be drive by the need for ever increasing capacity due to smartphones and dedicated cameras (Nikon, Canon, Sony, etc.). 1 TB microSD cards exist!

John from PA

Downloading old Garmin maps

I have a Garmin 3590LMT that I have updated to 2022.25.

I don't actually use this device for navigating: I use it as a legitimate source for Garmin maps that I load into my 2012 Dodge Journey. The Journey's built-in navigation is provided by Garmin, and is very similar in capabilities to the 3590. It even supports Junction View, even though the car did not come with that included.


Selectable voices?

My old Nuvi allows me to pick from a variety of voices. Do any of the current Garmin models have this feature? With my hearing impairment I find I can understand the British female voice best, and I'd prefer the same, or a similar voice when I buy my next gps.

"Recalculating... drive 0.2 miles, then abandon vehicle." ------------- [ETrex Venture CX; Nüvi 40; Drive 52]


Updated to this version today

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!
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