Garmin talk


Car Windshield Mount Suction Cup Holder

I previously owned a Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT and recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi 2689LMT. My problem is that I use the Windshield Mount Suction Cup Holder with a Dashboard Donut and the Nuvi 2689LMT clearance is minimal with top of the Dashboard Donut.

My observation is that:
Car Windshield Mount Suction Cup Holder

Garmin GPS - Tricks, Tips, Work Arounds, Hints, Secrets and Ideas

Garmin GPS - Tricks, Tips, Work Arounds, Hints, Secrets and Ideas

The "Garmin GPS - Tricks, Tips, Work Arounds, Hints, Secrets and Ideas" project has now been moved to a new permanent location at:

Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Prev.GPSs: Drive61 LM, nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650, GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T; Originator of GARMIN NUVI TRICKS, TIPS, WORKAROUNDS, HINTS, SECRETS & IDEAS

Samantha and Jack V 2.40 ... now up to V 2.50

10/19/16: Garmin Express updated my 3597LMTHD today with Samantha 2.40. Previous version was 2.30.

12/13/16: Samantha and Jack are now up to V 2.50.

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

Garmin w/backup camera

I have a question for you folks that have a Garmin unit with the add-on backup camera.

Seeing the feature in newer cars (namely in rentals) I can see this is a feature that I could get used to very easily. My current Garmin is fine (2450 with lifetime maps) but I know my sister wouldn't be opposed to having it as she occasionally borrows it then I would just get a new one.

Garmin Nuvi 2450

Garmin nuvi 2689LMT Apps

I was wondering if there is a way to rearrange the apps in the above mentioned GPS unit.

I would like the Trip Planner, Where I;ve Been and Voice Command on the first row of the screen, since I do not have any use for many of the other apps?

Custom POI upload to Kenwood DNX693S

Has anyone been able to upload custom POI on the DNX693? I followed the same procedure I use for my DNN991HD basically I loaded the POI using the Garmin POI uploader. Created the POI.gpi file. Copied it to a 4 GB FAT 32 USB into \garmin\poi folder. I go to the map screen insert the USB it recognizes it and asked me if I want to copy. I say yes and it copies the files.

Garmin Express Stuck at Preparing Device

Hi guys, I'm trying to update my 2495T using Garmin Express and it's stuck at Step 1 of 2 Preparing Device For Update for the last 2 hours. Can the GPS be disconnected and restart the update process all over again or will it screw something up?

Garmin Holiday Bundles

Does anyone know where to download the Garmin Holiday Bundles since Garmin discontinued offering them on their website for download?

Garmin 3597

Camera GPS


Garmin nuvi 2689LMT GPS Travel Case

I have replaced my Garmin nuvi 2595LMT with a Garmin nuvi 2689LMT. My previous hard shell travel case was purchased from The Source. However my new Garmin nuvi 2689LMT (6.6"W x 3.7"H x 0.76"D) will not fit in my old travel case (6.25”W x 4.0”D x 2.0”H) which could accommodate both the GPS unit and Car charger with traffic receiver with ease.

Nuvi 750 Touch Screen

After the last map update (and possibly system update) a few months ago my Nuvi fails to respond to the touch screen. Needless to say, that makes it useless. Has anyone had this problem and found a cure? Is there a way to re-load the system files?


Garmin 3597 Refurbs on Sale Again

The GPS Store is again offering Nuvi 3597's for $169.

Still one of the best GPSr's Garmin has produced IMO.

Strange Routing Time

I updated my Garmin 2597 to the new 2017.30 today. Immediately, I noticed that on my routes there were major difference in times from my GPS and Basecamp. Example: I have a route that is 342 miles long. I have put in waypoints in various places to stay on route. When I got done, I checked Basecamp and it is showing 342 miles taking 6 hr 10 min.

POI Loader Error

Has anyone else encountered an error when POI Loader comes across the @ sign? I am specifically referring to the rcrosses (Roadside Crosses) POI file. That is the only thing I can see that might cause POI Loader to hiccup. I am running ver. 2.7.3.

"Advice to children crossing the street: Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain't never killed nobody." - Moms Mabley Garmin StreetPilot C330, Garmin NUVI 765T, Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT

Voice Command vs Voice Control

The manual for my nuvi 2789 talks about both Voice Command and Voice Control capability. I'm not sure that I understand the difference. The manual reads like Voice Command is menu driven, i.e., you speak words that are on a menu. On the other hand, when using Voice Control you must first teach the nuvi by speaking and recording the commands you plan on using.

nuvi 3790 and 2789 in Arkansas

Garmin nuvi 68 LM GPS

My Garmin Nuvi 2595 LMT is dying and I am looking at purchasing a new Garmin GPS. It seems that the Garmin nuvi 68 LM seems to be equivalent to or better than the nuvi 2595 with a larger display screen. The Live Traffic is one requirement I feel was useless for me, as its accuracy was questionable in my opinion and experience with it.

CNNANT 2017.30 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.

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Large JCV file for 2017.30

Now that we have the new maps does anybody have a lead on the large JCV file for 2017.30?

nuvi 855, new map and how identified

I just updated my old nuvi 855 to the new City Navigator map, 2017.30. Since this nuvi is a backup to a backup for me and since the nuvi 8x5 series is not offered the map-update-to-SD -card option, I decided with the previous map update and this one to simply let Garmin do a regional update of the US and Canada rather than go through the clone method to install all of North America.

Garmin map 2017.30 is now available.

I have just launched Garmin Express and a new map is available. 2017.30

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