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Garmin Express

The PC version of Garmin Express has a new version available;

Haven't found the change log yet so don't know what's changed.

Garmin Nuvi 2450

Adding old Garmin addresses to new unit

Hi all, I have a new Garmin Nuvi 2797 that replaced my old Garmin Nuvi 765.
Can I transfer my old addresses to the new unit.


New Version of Garmin Smartphone Link

Garmin just released a new version for iOS. The graphics are totally different. I will test functionality this morning and report back. The update notes mentioned bug fixes. I tested it this morning going to work and it seemed to work fine. I mainly use it for live traffic. It stayed connected to my iPhone 6 with no issues.

Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

nuvi 2797 Alerts

Got a new 2797 and cannot get custom POI proximity alerts to work, Voice and standard built in alerts work fine. Audio and Alerts are turned on in unit. Changed mp3 files to wav. made sure names of wav files were identical to poi, no double extensions, sox.exe put in POI loader directory, Used Manual mode in Poi Loader and set it for Manual.Can't think of anything else Im missing.

Backing up Nuvi 2598

Hi all.

I just received my refurbished Nuvi 2598 and want to make a back up. I'm using Firefox and Win. 10. How can I do this? Before I used IE but this is not the same. Thanks for your help.

GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

CES in Las Vegas

For those of you that went to the CES in Las Vegas, did anyone get answers to some of the questions that several people in this forum ask?
It would be interesting.

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

Updated nuvi 2598 to version 5.2 and now HD Traffic won't work

Updated the firmware earlier this week. I used smartphone link on my iPhone for traffic one time. Today I tried using my HD Traffic will iPhone disconnected. Message under settings said Receiver Disconnected. It doesn't recognize my power plug as a valid traffic receiver. I believe 5.2 also updated somethings with traffic receiver. Has anyone had a similar problem?

Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

By passing a stop on a route.

I had created a route in basecamp and imported it into my nuvi 2595 which contained numerous locations for rest areas, gas stations, restaurants, and hotels along this route.

Many small nuvi updates for 2xx9 devices

Friday, January 8, 2016

There are many small updates made that should get obtainable with Garmin Express or WebUpdater:

-nuvi 2xx9 Keyboards Updates

-nuvi 26x9 and 27x9 Language Text Updates

-nuvi 25x9 Language Text Updates

All found through the GMapTool site:

HERE sold

Did miss something? Received an email that HERE has been sold to a consortium. It was about our personal data.

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

CN EU 2016.30 NTU

Available now via Express.

Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Nuvi 2460LMT Repair

I have a Nuvi 2460LMT with a damaged screen. I have removed the damaged screen and ordered a complete replacement.

If members who have replaced GPS screens would share suggestions and/or instructions it would be most appreciated. For example: Is it necessary to transfer the old “rubber” tape to the new screen? Is calibration required?

Nuvi 2699 Update available 8.20

1. Added support for Baby Cam
2. Add support for searching along multiple routes in a trip
3. Improved creating and reviewing trips in Trip Planner
4. Improved routing behavior in areas where vehicle access is limited
5. Improved Search performance
6. Fixed potential issues with reviewing traffic events

Garmin Nuvi 2699 with 2017.30 Maps

nuvi 2xx7 and 2xx8 software version 5.20

nuvi 2xx7 and 2xx8 software version 5.20

as of January 4, 2016
Use Garmin Express to install this file.

(45.42 MB)

Change History
Changes made from version 5.10 to 5.20:

Added support for the Garmin babyCam™ accessory.
Made the volume mixer available regardless of the state of paired phones.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

nuvi 35x7 and 35x8 (GCD File) software version 5.20

Use Garmin Express to install this file.
(61.31 MB)

Changes made from version 5.10 to 5.20:
◦Made the volume mixer available regardless of the state of paired phones.
◦Fixed an issue where Australian state abbreviations were used instead of country abbreviations.
◦Improved software stability.

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

Nuvi Line Being Replaced

Garmin has announced a new line of automotive GPS units called Drive. For detail see:

The Nuvi has had a great run since the first 350 was released in 2005 but it looks like that run has come to an end.

Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Large JCV file

I was wondering if Garmin still assigns the large junction view to a specific map update.

I was hoping I could use the current large JCV file with a new map update.

In the past someone has been volunteering to load the update for downloading but that is hard to count on going forward.



I know my unit is old, I think 5? (2450LMT)

Sometimes I wonder, why does it not recalculate, meaning we've veered off its suggested course for already 1 min, and it's tracking us properly, but does not reroute...

We still prefer it over the factory NAV, but I think Garmin will go the way of the dodo bird eventually....

Data Errors in CSV Files for Garmin - POI Loader Chokes

Hey all. I've been gone for a long while but I got a new Nuvi and was trying to put some POIs on it. I've got some CSV files I obtained from a website, and the POI Loader doesn't like something about them; it says there are data errors on say line 57 and it won't go past that. I've fixed the obvious things I can see but I'm still getting the errors.

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