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Speed Camera Files

Looking at the Speed Camera CVS file for the week of November 27, 2019 I was amazed to discover that of the total U.S. entries (2029) 41.54% were located in Maryland and New York. Canada files were also included in the 2029 files.

Breakdown is as follows: (USA States only)
Maryland= 615
New York= 228
Total files= 2,029

Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Uploaded POI subfolders not loading in alphabetical order

i have a Garmin Nuvi 68. When I uploaded my POIs to my Garmin, The subfolders would show up in alphabetical order. Like Applebeek Crakerbarrel etc. A couple of years ago, the stoped loading in Alpha order and load radomly. This is very frustrating but I put up with it hoping I could figure out what I was doing wrong.

Terry Duffy Retired Air Traffic Controller "Some Day" Finally Got Here.

Garmin DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa

Is there anybody here that has the Garmin DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa? If so, I am interested in hearing what sorts of things you use Alexa for while traveling?

I need some help and advice (selling GPS units)

I need some help and advice I am 83 years old and have a 3597 and a 2640 Garmin, I would like to sell these both together they are in excellent condition with current map updates 2020.30 red light cameras and rest stops have not been updated for a while. Both units are always kept in a case and Inside never left in the car when it was real hot or cold.

BaseCamp software update

Doesn't seem like much.

Help links
Garmin forum links
bug fixes and improvements

Updated anyway. Also updated GE.

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

GE 619.3 is out

619.3 is available

Under no circumstances whatsoever, will logic and common sense be tolerated.

Fleet 670 - initial impressions

There was a recent thread here opened on the Garmin Fleet 670 device based upon some offerings of them on eBay. Well, I started checking eBay and found one recently being offered as an auction with a very low starting bid. I bid a dollar or two above the starting price and won the auction as the only bidder. I now own and have a fleet 670 and thought I'd share my findings with you.

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.

Garmin (map update download error)

Anyone having trouble downloading the newest map update?
I can't get it to work, stop in the middle of download with error

Peter Dutcher

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. Android Here WeGo - 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.

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