Garmin talk


Who do I contact? Error in Map

This was actually told me by a neighbor... I'll post the entire story because it's that interesting.....

First, do a search to find this address on a GPS: 440 Crystal Tree Drive, Waynesville NC

If you then scan the map, you'll see that Crystal Tree Drive has 2 connections to Ned's Cove Road... One below us after 4 switchbacks, and one above us, off of Chipmunk Circle.

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!

POI to appear on map

I have a Garmin and was wondering how to have to POI's I have added automatically appear on the map as well as have them at the POI icon? Was wondering if base camp would do this or some other feature. Thanks in advance

Maps on SD CArd

I just got my 660 back from having a touch screen replaced and while there they updated the maps using a sd card Question is can I also put my custom poi's on the same card as I don't want them on the gps? smile

johnm405 660 & MSS&T

stolen Garmin

I bought a Garmin Nuvi 57 a few months ago and it was stolen. Can it be traced?

Great customer service by Garmin

One of my GTM60 receiver stopped receiving traffic siganl. I contacted Garmin support. They suggested software updates etc. and finally suggested me to get the replacement and they suggested me to pay $85.55 CAD for the repair cost or suggested me to buy new one.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Sound files with poi

How do I ad the alert sounds to the poi file and what format should I use? Wav or MP3

Garmin Express v4.3.0.0

For PC:
Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.3.0 for the PC today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Updates to Express on the Settings page within the Express application. This version includes the following changes:

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

POI alerts along a track Possible?

I understand that one can make proximity alerts for individual points. With this format in a cvs file
-113.399 53.46058 Bisset(3020 - 37 Street NW)

Is it possible to make a proximity alarm on a track? As in.. I have a segment along a roadway with these coordinates -113.39781523200,53.45976785320, to 113.39890177200,53.46363705920.

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

ICONS (How to?)

How to load icons to poi files.


Another POI problem (wav files with 3597)

Having trouble with POI's with 3597.

Made sure I have sox file in POI loader but no sounds or alerts when loading POI's.

Do wav files automatically download when you download the POI file example Walmart.cvs

Never had a problem with the 1450 but you could view the files with the 3597 the gpi file will not open.


Why? SmartLink app

Why is it? When you turn on the logger to troubleshoot Bluetooth issues with the SmartLink app, the unit stays connected for hours and hours and won't disconnect? Then turn the logger off and the disconnects happen within a few minutes, then repeat over and over.

Bah, they may have helped the Bluetooth issues in 3597 software, but not in the 5.4 that the dezl has.

Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Easter egg

Just found an Easter E in the Folders on my 3597 Want check and see if your unit really is a Refurb or new? Connect it to your computer and open the folders. Select Garmin> Diagnostics> GarminOS.log. Double click or right click and choose Open the log file. At the top of the list is the oldest entry, at the bottom the newest entry.

Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Creating a gpx for school zone alerts in Edmonton Ab

I am trying to come up with some way to alert myself when in a school zone. I have made a POI but am a bit disappointed with the result. It seems my lat / long data source is set back so far from the road it requires a 1000 meter distance to register on my GPS

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

2599 giving time to home without being prompted

I've been using my 2599 for work and leave it on all day whether I'm using it to navigate or not. When my day is over, I could be one to two hours away from home and the GPS will tell me how many minutes from Home I am without my putting in a destination. It doesn't happen all the time, I don't see a particular setting for it, I was wondering if anyone else has stumbled across this?

Garmin Smart Link & iPhone iOS 10.1.1

Is anyone else experiencing difficulty with Garmin Smart Link connectivity with their DriveSmart series and their iPhone on iOS 10.1.1? Frequently, I find that the Garmin and iPhone won't connect automatically (for traffic, weather, parking, etc.) and you have to fight with it by force closing the app, turning Bluetooth off/on on the iPhone, turning Bluetooth off/on on the Garmin, etc.

no longer use the Garmin

I would have never guessed that I would say that, because my first exposure to google maps/android was Memorial Day.

I was impressed at that time, but didn't fully trust it.

Neighbor's Nuvi 50

Conversation with Neighbor about GPS, brought out her Nuvi 50. 3 year old map, and no knowledge of operation.
30 min later, after I had entered 2 addresses for her, I had her enter 2 more... We came back here, and with her permission entered it in GE, and found out it had Maps, and Software update available!!!
(Only did SE USA, must not be much internal memory)

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!

Are Audio Speed Warnings Possible on nuvi 2789?

When I am traveling with my nuvi 2789, I will get an audio warning (a beep) when I near a school zone. And when I accidently exceed the speed limit, the actual speed box adjacent to the posted speed box will take on a reddish-orange border to alert me that I have exceeded the posted speed limit.

nuvi 3790 and 2789 in Arkansas

Updating Nuvicam?

Anybody know if nuvicam can be updated to include some of the new garmin functionality, such as upcoming road warnings, messaging alerts, etc.?

Michael J. Moonitz Massapequa, NY C340, N650, N660, N1490T, N2797 LMT, NuviCam

Format and naming conventions for speed zone alerts POI's

Trying to follow numerous instructions that seem to contradict.. or in any case not working for me. I am trying to get notifications for school zones in Edmonton Ab. I understand (?) that some folder names automatically assign alarms / notification but so far all I get are icons on my map. I was under the impression that naming it Redlight would automatically assign properties to it.

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