Garmin talk


Not enough storage for map update: where is the option to manually select regions?

I thought in the past Garmin Express would give you the option to download only certain areas like west, east, etc. I don't recall seeing that option anymore.

Am I missing something?

Nuvi 650 and Garmin Map Version 2020.1

Files tend to grow in size over time. My Nuvi 650 apparently choked on updating to map version 2020.1. I used to be able to get all of the US and Canada between the Nuvi itself and the SD card. With this last map update, I was only able to get the Lower 48 states.

Anyone with a Nuvi 650 have the same problem?

Garmin Nuvi650 - Morehead City, NC

New map upgrade --- When

Ok.... Isn't it about time for this re-occurring thread?
How long till next Map Update?

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!

DriveSmart 61 Planned trip Problem


Have just made a new trip in new trip planner.
Was HOME---> Waypoint--->AN ADDRESS 100 MILE Away--->Waypoint--->HOME.

Is it not possible to do a "Round Trip" as I was heading back HOME from my address 100 mile away, it told me to do a 'U" turn and head back. Even 3 mile from home it kept telling me to head back to the 100 MILE Address.

3597 Sound Issue

I had a recent problem with the sound on my Nuvi 3597. I while ago, I switched the voice from "Jill" to "Michelle". After a few hours of use, the sound quit working. Muting, un-muting and volume adjustments made no difference. A hard reset solved the problem temporarily but after a few hours of operation, the sound quit again. The problem disappeared after switching the voice back to "Jill".

USB connection trouble with Macbook and Nuvi 2797LMT

Hello all,

I have 2 2797LMT's for rally GPS's. Two years ago they seemed to work fine and connect reliably to my Macbook air 13 running OS X El capitan.

I recently charged and fired them up hoping to update maps so I updated my primary GPS and the update had some hiccups (claimed to be out of space) but after restarting a few times it cleared up and appears to have updated.

Migrating to new Garmin Unit

It's that time again, where I have to replace my Garmin Unit. Currently have a DriveAssist 50 and probably going to a DriveSmart 51 or 55. Is there a good way to migrate over data from one to the other?

Mainly I care about the POIs, my personal saved places, and my custom alerts. I know I can just reupload my POIs, but what about saved places?

DriveSmart 51 vs 55

Has anyone been able to find any differences between the DriveSmart 51 vs 55? It's time for me to buy a new GPS Unit and other than potentially new internals and newer hardware, I don't see the difference between the two. I tried using the compare tool on garmin's website, but found no difference at all.

black jeep Renegade Icon PNG Icon File

Looking for a black jeep Renegade Icon for Garmin.

POI icons not showing up RV 770

I have loaded POI's with the BMP files on an SD card as per instructions, as far as I know. The icons will not show up, just a destination flag. I have renamed the files to be the same with the csv or bmp extensions. Tried 24x24 and 48x48.This is driving me crazy.

Blue line showing where I've been

Drivesmart 50 LMT
Must have changed something and don't know what but I now have a blue line on every road I've driven on. How do I remove this and stop it.


Drive updates

It appears that the Drive models have had updates in the past couple of days.

I don't own a Drive so I can't fire up Garmin Express to update anything but know many of you have Drives:

As always, many thanks are due to the maintainer of the GMapTools site for the information.

Here's a changelog for the DriveSmart 61, for example:

Is there no way to remove an old no longer relevant thread !

Someone new reopened (Map update 2018.20 ready to download) an old thread which has no more relevance now.

Can the powers to be not delete such a thread?

I can see certain threads having information still usable even if they are now a bit older.

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

converting an .nvl file to gpx


Is there anyway to convert a .nvl file (on a pen drive) to a kmz or a gmx for a Garmin?
The file was for a Hertz Magellan "NeverLost" gps unit.
Have been told this is an exclusive Oracle based software for Hertz???
Any one help.

I have new Garmin DriveSmart 51

I have a new Garmin DriveSMart 51.

I find two things I do not like.

The Driver Alerts are very low volume, and I can barely hear them. I really like the alert that I am driving over the speed limit, but it is not very useful if I do not hear it.

Low Clearances POI File

I know this is a little out of the realm of interest for most, but for those of us that are RV-er's, it is a real issue.

Drivesmart 65 - 2019 First Look

Long time lurker first time poster. Purchased the 2019 Drivesmart 65 yesterday and spent today with it my vehicle. Here are some details about it that aren’t being advertised but that some on this board may find useful if deciding to buy.

Garmin Express v6.12.0

New version v6.12.0


Inaccurate GPS speed during lock?

I own a Nuvi67LM and I have recently updated to the 2020.10 mapping.
After this map update, I have noticed that the unit shows extremely inaccurate speed for roughly 10 seconds when first locking the GPS signal.

Rename Garmin Drive 61 destinations?

I set up a trip with trip planner on my Garmin Drive 61LMT-S and always use coordinates for my stops and of course Garmin enters the stop location as "Coordinates" I need to rename that coordinate so I know what is coming next while driving like "Pilot Gas" instead of "Coordinates". Was very simple on my Garmin 2589LMT but can not seem to figure out this new one?

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