Garmin talk


nuvi 50 status display on map screen

My brother has a nuvi 50 and it has a status display that takes up about 1/3rd of the map on the right side of the display. He can't seem to find any way to disable that or turn it off.

I have an image of that screen but I guess I cannot attach or post it here?

Thanks for any help!


POIs Found With Nothing In The Search Box

On my older GPS units, specifically the Garmin Nuvi 350, 360, and 500, if I go to Where To, and enter nothing, it will display preloaded POIs near me. I have actually found that to be quite handy a number of times.

With my Garmin Nuvi 3597, if I don't enter anything in Where To, it will not display anything. Has anybody noticed this and do you ever use your Garmin this way?

Garmin nüLink! 1690/1695 LIVE

Does anybody remember, or still have/use, the Garmin nüLink! 1690/1695 LIVE GPS units? I never had either one, but I remember thinking that they were pretty cool years ago. I am wondering if Garmin would ever resurrect those features, but rather than having it with it's own cellular connection, have it link to your smartphone via bluetooth, like we do with traffic.

Garmin Nuvi 3597 Doesn't Always Select Fastest Route Even Thought That Is What I Have Selected

I noticed today that my Garmin Nuvi 3597 doesn't always select the fastest route, even though that is what I have selected on the unit. Here is an example from this afternoon. I am at my neighborhood Home Depot and selected my nearby Wal-Mart. The ETA for the route it selected was 14:39 CST.

First running of GE since map update yields interesting issue

I loaded GE today, to see if any update was needed.... None. But...
It tells me my Nuvi 660 has an update.... 2689LMT does not need update, but Nuvi 660 does!!

Last thing I did with GE was Last week: Updated Maps on both 2689LMT and Nuvi 660...

So I click on 660 and find out it thinks I didn't load 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!

Click on Address now it shows "Map data not available" after doing garmin express update.

Click the Address button my Garmin 2460 it now displays "Map Data not available". This happened after I completed update of the maps using the Garmin Express utility.


3597: using voice command to search saved places

So I know I can use voice command to find places in my "saved Places."

Now, I've gone into the saved places and created categories and placed similar places into the new categories.

For example,

Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Send Address From Google To Garmin GPS Via Wifi Or Bluetooth

Just a few minutes ago, I was looking for a business that I could not find in Smartphone Link. It would be nice if I could find it on Google and send it wirelessly to my Garmin GPS.

2006 Streetpilot 7500


We purchased the Streetpilot 7500 for our motorhome in 2006. It is still in great condition but I have no idea if it is still useful/updateable/valuable in any way.

Any input is greatly appreciated!

Transfer Custom Avoidances

Does anyone know how to transfer Custom Avoidances from one map release to another? Every update I am re-entering Custom Avoidances into the new maps. TIA

How long to changes take to make it into a map update?

I was wondering how dated the map updates are by the time they're released.

Here in the Chicago area, we've had a lot of highways redesigned and re-routed in the last year or two, one of them being converted into a tollway (and at about $0.19 p/mile, the most expensive one in the state) that started collecting tolls in early July, though toll collection had been planned years earlier.

map update did not go well

Up date 3597 to 2018.10 is a disaster. Never had a problem in the past with any up date. Unit shows 2018.10 installed. I downloaded to device only.

After up date map only shows major roads in yellow NO secondary roads can not navigate in simulator mode (tries but can't make turns) and green line showing my last several trips.


honda tripplanner

I have a 2016 gl1800 level 3 , i have made a route with Base camp
and put it on the SDcard that came with the bike . i can see it
on the bike gps and ride the route o.k ,but i can not get the nav screen to go back to the regular standard map screen , the one that comes up when you turn the bike on .
any ideas ?.
thanks .

Capt Confusion

CNNANT 2018.10 Full-screen Junction View

Download both parts below and extract using WinRAR or 7-Zip. Internet Explorer users are required to use another browser as Internet explorer will crash. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and even Edge should work without issue.

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

Problems with 2018.10 download on my 2558

Others have reported as well so problem is not unique. When downloading update I get the red icon "There was a problem installing the update." Approx. 1/2 way complete then I get the message. Tried unplugging and restarting with same results?
Any ideas?

New map 2018.1O disapointments

There are still many "Road ahead" notices that skip over the next road (or several). Some improvements though.. one main road in my area is now properly identified as "next" where in the previous version it was skipped. This version skips over one of the main intersections in Edmonton (did in last version as well). Or.. it shows the next road as the same one you are currently driving on..

Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive and uses a 2689 to find my way.

Hard reset?

How do I do a hard rest on my 350? with the update for some reason I'm showing part of the old map 2017 on my device, wanting to save space I'd like that removed it?

Garmin nuvi 350 Lifetime Map Updates NT 2018.10

Unlocking In Basecamp For The First Time With WIN10

I just installed North America 2018.10 on my Nuvi 40 (succesfully) and installed it on my PC too. I did the same thing with 2017.30 and made a cursory attempt to unlock 2017.30 and gave up. I shouldn't have to point out that on WIN7 unlocking just worked.

Garmin U.S.A. iOS iPhone App Store Update 2.11.2 Released!

I see Garmin has just released an update to their Garmin USA offline map application to 2.11.2 - says "We have further improved the stability of the app. Enjoy your drive!" I wonder what goodies are in store!

Just had my 3597LMTHD stolen last night :(

What a bummer, really upset at the moment...

Anyone know of a good sale for a replacement?


DriveLuxe 50, 2460LMT, 680 x 2, 3597LMTHD & 765T stolen
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