Garmin talk


What's the purpose?

We all know that our units are not accurate in the sense of getting us to our destinations faster or even with better fuel mileage. We can all relate to this by using our units at home. Generally speaking we can get to our destination faster than our Garmin's can. Garmin units don't know rush hours and other variables. It learns?

2 DriveSmart 65's - We do not live in Igloo's and do not all ride to work on snow mobiles.

Good Price on a Nuvi 2598 LMT Refurb ($99.95)

GPS City is offering a Garmin Nuvi 2598 LMT refurb for $99.95 with free shipping.

For $20 more, you can get the 2598 LMTHD refurb with a built in HD traffic receiver:

Add $6.99 for Priority Mail shipping if you need it for the holidays.

Firefox 43.0.1 and Garmin Communicator

Firefox just automatically updated to 43.0.1 and it disabled Garmin Communicator. The Garmin website has a note that says "Firefox No Longer Supports this Plugin

The page you are trying to access no longer works with this web browser. To help, Garmin has created a secure shortcut to open the Internet Explorer web browser on your computer and take you safely to the page you need."


I just want to say that the refurbished 3597LMTHD is available at for 199.99 right now. My wife ordered me one for Christmas and it came in 3 days no problems!
I didn't see this posted anywhere else, but forgive me if it is a repost. It's not too late to order for the holidays!

Garmin nuvi 55 GPS Refurb $59.99

Seems like a pretty good deal at for a Garmin 55 Refurb with a 1 year warranty

twisty roads

can you down load twisty roads on to a 350 garmin gps.
Garmin says you can not. they have twisty roads on 390 and 590

Should I replace my eTrex?

Well, the LCD on my 15 year old eTrex is failing. Several dead rows of pixels. The new eTrex10 is fairly inexpensive, but I'm not sure it's really worth getting a new eTrex considering I have Google Maps and a GPS in my phone.

><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Starbucks icons don't display for some locations

I have seen strange issue with Starbucks icons when using Starbucks POI file. The icon shows up for certain locations and does not show for some. I could not figure out the reason. I will appreciate your advice.
I am using Nuvicam. Even if I navigate to certain Starbucks locations, the icon will not display.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Garmin certified refurbished

Had anyone owned a Garmin certified refurbished? Any reliability issue? I bought 2689 refurbished with discount and wondering if it worths the hassle down the road. It provides the same warranty as the new one.

Garmin live traffic

Worth $20 or should I buy HD traffic for $60? Thanks.

Real Voice

This topic came up on another thread about Real Voice with Real Directions compared to other voices that only offered Real Directions.Didn't want to get the other thread off on another topic.So I started this one for discussion.

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

Does Nuvi55 know what lane I'm in?

I wouldn't have thought a my Nuvi55 could tell which lane I was in -- it's just a few feet to one side -- but I think it does. Is this right? The situation:

---- Greg

Garmin not programmed to make left turns by the islands

Because of that it will tell you to go 3/4 of the mile to the next light, make a U turn and come back.3/4 of a mile. When you go to Home Depot or any shopping centers where you got a six lane highway, there is a center divider for left turns to shopping areas 99% of the time.Garmin had NOT programmed their devices as of now. Stone age programmers working for Garmin. A major joke I say.

Battery (for nuvi 885)

I'm having trouble finding a battery for my garmin 885. Anyone know of a place I could order one?

New minor update for traffic text with Nuvi 2598

May be available for other models as well.

Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Garmin Express 4.1.12

Update for Mac OS X Garmin Express appeared for me today. Updated with no trouble.

Murphy Fuel Stops

It seems that the Murphy Fuel POI file hasn't updated since 2008.

This is serious POI file for RVers and others.

The existing file is very incomplete. It only has locations at Walmart as of 2008. There are many other Murphy locations than those as walmart.

This a very important file for RVs. Is anyone maintaining it?


3590 Connection Issues

I have 2 3590LMT's. My older one (a refurb unit) has issues with powering up about 20-25% of the time with a white screen. Unplugging it and waiting for it to power off generally allows it to start normally. It also has issues dropping audio level randomly and sometimes a stutter in the speech (usually when approaching a turn so that the instructions cannot be understood!!).

New Nuvi 2699 Impressions

Well I finally upgraded my Nuvi 660 to a Nuvi 2699 so that is where my base for comparison comes from. Please realize that I have just had it a couple days so there are lots of features I have not had time to try out.

Best Specification include:
1. Screen Size is excellent. Going from a 4.3" to a 6" display is incredible.

Garmin Nuvi 2699 with 2017.30 Maps

Re-flash firmware for 3590?

After a couple years of no firmware updates, or map updates. I installed Garmin Express last week (updated to today). Updated the NA maps, and the software on the nuvi to Ver. 8.20 - From Version 7.50 - November 27, 2012
Not sure if the GPS firmware updated last week or not? From the nuvi "About" page - My installed Version 2.28.12

Garmin nüvi 1390LMT(returned) * Garmin 3590LMT(stolen) * Garmin 3590LMT LOH
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