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Updating Garmin Nuvi 500 Using 4 GB Micro SD Card

I updated my Garmin Nuvi 500 today. It said that the memory only had room for a portion of the US, so I selected states nearest me. When I check the device, it shows that I have an optional 4 GB microSD card installed, but none of it was used. I would like to use the 4 GB microSD card and install all of the lower 49 states. How do I do that so it uses the optional memory card?

Kenwood/Garmin Routing?

I recently replaced the original radio in my car with a Kenwood 992, in part because I wanted to have Garmin nav while removing the dashboard/windshield/etc mounting. My 2450 with lifetime maps found a new home in my wife's car.

So far, it has met my needs, but now we are planning a two-week, mostly sight-seeing, trip which will not be a daily Point A to Point B routing.

Text To Speech On Garmin Nuvi 3597

I am just wondering how many people here use the Text To Speech functionality on their Garmin Nuvi 3597 or other navigator or devices. I spend some time with my wife's cousin recently and he is a big fan of using text to speech on his Android phone. I really had not been all that impressed in the past with Text To Speech, but it appears as if it has improved significantly since I last used it.

Basecamp Tutorial

Ed Conde on the New England Riders forum has put together a great tutorial on using BaseCamp. The tutorial evolved from a class agenda from which he's taught a number of BaseCamp haters to use the program in a few hours. This tutorial is very useful for anyone new to BaseCamp or struggling with it, and will get you past the steep learning curve so many folks seem to experience.

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New England Riders BaseCamp Tutorial: http://www.newenglandriders.org/Learn_BaseCamp.htm

BaseCamp 4.5.1

BaseCamp is now available and can be downloaded here: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4435

Change History

Changes made from version 4.5.0 to 4.5.1:
◦Fixed problem scrolling in trip planner
◦Fixed problems reading some 3rd party maps
◦Fixed problem with search in the route dialog
◦Fixed not being able to export to text files

Full Up To Date Toll Info / EZ Pass / Complete USA

Just upgraded from my Nuvi 660 to the Nuvi 2699. I am planning a long trip from Arizona back east next summer and would like to make sure I know where the toll roads are and if/when I need to use EZ Pass. I haven't bought an EZ Pass yet - can't figure out exactly what state I should buy from.

Transferring Garmin Favorites to an in-dash GPS

I just bought a new Nissan Rogue that came with a built in GPS (Nissan Navigation System). I think the salesman said it is by Navteq. Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer my Garmin favorites to the new car?

BMW AG, Audi AG and Daimler AG to buy Nokia’s HERE Maps for $3.1 Billion.

"The world’s three largest makers of luxury cars will each acquire an equal share of Nokia’s HERE division, and the transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year, they said Monday. Nokia said its net proceeds on the sale will total slightly more than 2.5 billion euros."

Accuracy Comparison: Garmin City Navigator Vs Google Maps

My family and I are on vacation currently in North Carolina. At the moment, I am letting my oldest son,who is 19, and my wife sele t where they want to go, as well as drive and navigate there. My wife selected something on Google maps and directed my son. The Google map was incorrect and now they are back to Garmin CN.

Smartlink Live Traffic - First Fail

For the first time the Live Traffic let me down. I was heading from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg via the Turnpike last Wednesday and was getting some inconsistent warnings about the Turnpike being closed. After I passed the Somerset exit, I stopped in the fuel plaza for a quick fill-up and by the time I tried to exit the road was closed. Live Traffic didn't have the closure yet.

Old Garmins

Is it just me or do a lot of the retail outlets still sell the old versions of the Garmins? I feel like it used to be that the new ones came out and the old ones disappeared but now, a year after the new line came out, best buy and other stores are still selling models that are a few years old!

Android Based Garmin Automobile Navigator

If Garmin were to ever produce an Android based automobile navigator, what apps would you use with it?

Text to Speech

Trying to save a .wav file that I want to create in the Text to Speech program but having some difficulty understanding how to save it to my computer.

http://www.wizzardsoftware.com/text-to-speech-sdk.php

Seems that they have taken this feature of the .wav creator away.

Any Ideas?

Garmin Nuvi 3597 Observations

My family and I are on a road trip right now. We left the St. Paul MN area and are currently in Kentucky. I have noticed a few interesting things so far,

-Temperature: I have noticed that the temperature displayed on my Nuvi, Dodge Grand Caravan, and smartphone all seem to vary by a few degrees. Not a big deal, but I find it interesting.

Copy saved locations to new gps

How do I copy saved locations from an old GPS to a new one? Will doing so overwrite the locations I've already saved to the new one?

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Until morale improves the beatings will continue

Traffic (Compared nuvi 3597 vs Viago)

My family and I are currently on E/B I-94 near Camp Dodge WI. I have my wife driving so that I can compare traffic between my Garmin Nuvi 3597 and Garmin Viago. We just got out of a huge backup. The Nuvi 3597 gave no alert. Then I checked Viago and it had the information. So, if I added the paid traffic app on the Nuvi, would it have had the same information as Viago?

Trip Planner Question

What's the maximum number of points you can put in a route with the 2555LMT Trip Planner?

Accidentally deleted .img files on Garmin Nuvi 250W

Hi

I accidentally deleted the base map img files when trying to clear space. The unit now gives the error of "No detailed maps found that support routing".

I contacted Garmin and they say they no longer support the unit but they have confirmed the base map is gone.

Does anyone have the img files from a Nuvi 250W and if so could you please send them to me?

Create a Route Using Favorites as Waypoints?

Using a Nuvi 255W. I tried to search to see if this topic has been covered. Did not find a thread. My apology if I missed one.

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Garmin Tire Pressure Monitors

FYI
Well I just got off the phone with garmin and asked about the tire pressure monitors, I have a Zumo 390LM and according to instructions and a dealer I was told that the monitors would only work on metal stems. I didn't know what was meant by metal stems and they explained it;

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