Garmin talk


Nuvi 2598: " Up Ahead" & Rest Areas

I particularly like the Up Ahead feature in my 2598. Initially, it worked fine. After a while, the Rest Areas feature stopped working. The other selections (ie: gas stations and restaurants) do work and continuously display changing distances. Rest Areas displays nothing. When clicked, no rest areas populate the screen.

Garmin Express

Garmin Express 4.1.26 is out ,seems to be set up different? Maybe it is just my PC.


Install map on SD card

Just tried to install 2017.2 on an SD card, however, neither Garmin Express or MapUpdater recognize the card.

Had no trouble formatting or copying necessary files from my 855.

I've done this many times before, however first time with Win10.



DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Nuvicam software 3.30 is out today

Today, I got email from Garmin informing me that Nuvicam software version 3.30 has fixed the iphone 6 Bluetooth connectivity issues. When I powered on my Nuvicam, I saw the message for software update. This was regarding my ticket opened with them for a year.

Updated the software but they fixed bluetooth issue in the previous release 3.20. So not sure what they did in this update?

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

2017.2 large JCV

Anyone have the link?

DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

Garmin USA / North America iPhone Map Update

Anyone know when the new Garmin map updates come out for the Garmin USA / North America iPhone app? It's still showing 2016.10 maps when 2017.20 maps are out for the Garmin GPS units. Seems to me they would release an update more frequently especially to compete with other apps like Waze, Google, MapQuest, etc.


Can you download a Route from Google Map to a GPS>

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Interesting Junction view

I've had my Garmin Nuvi 2689 for nearly a year now. I normally use it as a rolling map at work while I drive, no set route, it's just on.

I have programmed it to find places, mostly an intersection somewhere many times.

Recently I had a route programmed in and saw an odd (to me) junction view along the route.

For one major "turn" it showed two different junction views, first this ...

. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Nuvi 2597 - Win 10

I recently had to upgrade my PC to Windows 10. Initially, my Nuvi drive and SD card showed up and Garmin Express recoginzed the device. However, today, the device/drives are not recognized.

Any comments/suggestions out there in Garminville?


DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

nGroove 6000g CD Slot Mount For Garmin Nuvi And StreetPilot GPS Enter Coupon Code: 'Freedom' For Free USA Shipping

Recently, we had some discussion about Alternative Mount Ideas. Coincidentally, my wife was riding in my car with me recently and she complained about not being able to adjust the air vent because I was using Garmin Air Vent Mount to hold my Garmin Nuvi 3597.

Garmin vehicle was flying!

This weekend my 2599 exhibited a strange behavior.

Rather than showing my vehicle traveling a street, it depicted the vehicle as floating to the right (about 40')of the road as tho it was flying.

After a off/on cycle, it behaved normally.

Just wondering how prevalent this is?

“It’s their world. We’re just living in it.”


When GE is running in the back ground, will it make my computer run slow?

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

POI Loader won't convert audio files

Latest version of POI Loader has decided it doesn't like my audio files (neither MP3 nor WAV versions). All the audio files came from here on POI Factory.


DC Area, Nuvi 2797

BaseCamp and GPX files

For some reason my MapSource right now is slower than Molasses.
I tried to open some GPX files I have on my Desktop but I cannot find any way to load them into BaseCamp.

It's probably so easy but I can't see it.

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

Unclear about using MicroSD card in my GPS


I'm sorry if this question is in the wrong place (I've rarely used the Forums in the 4 years I've been a member here).

Garmin RINO 700 Series

Corrupt garmin img file after copy to SD card.

Hello all,

I have several img files which I want to put on a SD card (32GB) to use in my Oregon 600 Garmin device.


Why is it that when I hook up my DriveSmart 60 to Web updated that is states no updates available. When I use GE it shows and update. So, should I disregard Webupdater and start using GE?

3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD


I recently had a melt down on my PC (Windows 7) and now have Windows 10 installed.

Would anyone out there have a copy of the Mapsource install file that I could get?

Still prefer it to BaseCamp.



DougJ - Ottawa, ON, CA

GE 4.1.25

GE 4.1.25 is out

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