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Uploading POI file to Garmin Nuvi 2557

I love this site and plan to add some POIs.

I just purchased a Nuvi 2557 and I don't know how to upload the file to my Nuvi. Any help is appreciated.

Also, what is the best format to add POIs? Lat/long for cameras for instance or intersection?

StickyCup windshield mount

I just bought a new type of suction cup for my Beltronics GPS enabled RADAR detector called StickyCup, it's an Escort/Beltronics product. Much better than any windshield mount I've ever come across, really holds well, almost like glue. It has a washable sticky type surface.

This is a removable mount, not permanent.

. 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. .

NuviCam stuck POI

I have been using POI's from POI Factory for years on lots of different Garmin models.I just upgraded to a NuviCam and havr an issue with a POI getting stuck and never clearing the alert. It is a RLC near work and has never been an issue before. I tried factory reset and reload... no help.

Anyone else seeing this?

Strange Behavior

I'm stopped at a stoplight about 8 blocks north of where I live when my GPS position jumps 0.20 miles almost due West. This position offset persisted the full 20mi to work. I'll see what happens when I go home.

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

NuviCam firmware version 3.0 is out today

I just checked that Garmin have released firmware version 3.0 for NuviCam with the following improvements:

Improved device stability.
Improved the incident detection system.
Improved the performance of the forward collision warning system.
Improved the performance of the lane departure warning system.
Improved Bluetooth reliability.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Garmin Power Mount Survey Help

UPDATE: Garmin Models with Power Mounts Is now available as a Garmin FAQ

Since many forum members desire a Powered Cradle Mount I’m in the process of creating a FAQ that will identify those models.
It’s somewhat of a difficult chore since Garmin doesn’t usually list it in their specs and must rely on forum members input.

Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

3597lmthd Upper left hand box for battery strength showing camera

Has anyone ever had a camera symbol appear in the upper
right hand corner where the bars for the battery strength
should appear. It was there when connected to my truck when
running and when running it on the nuvi battery alone.
It disappeared after I sat down here to see if any one
else had this ever happen. I turn it off and on about 3
times and suddenly it was back to normal operations.

Jim Jones

2595LMT has gone bad , need recomendations for a new one.

My 2595lmt was acting up and after talking to Garmin we figured out the plug in the back has gotten loose or is not connecting correctly. Would like to hear any recommendations on the newer models that people are using now. I know there are probably better features. Thanks for your help, Jerry

Garmin Monterra As An Automobile Navigator

I am just wondering if anybody here is using a Garmin Monterra as an automobile navigator? I know that there are vehicle mounts for this, but the price has kept me from doing this.

Screen supplier out of business.

Yesterday the new 2016 Can Am Spyder lineup was announced. The models that are factory equipped with a GPS went back to the Zumo 660LM. This is after they had switched from the Zumo 660LM to Zumo 590LM for the 2015 model year. The question was asked why this was.

Need source for USB Mini Male cable with ALL PINS wired

New to POI-F. Old to building prototype electronics. I can't seem to find a USB cable where I can hack off an end and use the molded male end w/cable so I can embed pins X to 5 resistor. Seems like manufacturers are in denial about Pin 4/X. I've built 2 of these cables for my off-road vehicles. Now, I can't find new ones.Ideas anyone?

Montana 650, Nuvi 500, C530, eMap, XL12

EcoRoute distance traveled accuracy. Garmin Nuvi 2595

I've had my 2595 and EcoRoute for quite a number of years now and keep it up to date. Never had any real problems with it and it has been thru every state in the lower 48 and 10k kilometers in Europe. Bar the occasional memory full, can not calculate route, or routing errors, and a battery change, it's worked great.

IOS 9 upgrade messed up Smartphone Link app display

I upgraded my iphone 6 to OIS 9 as soon it came out. The only surprise was Garmin Smartphone Link app. Now when you open the app, you cannot see much on the icons, it is all white.

I am surprised that Company like Garmin will not test their app on IOS 9 betas and release an upgrade before hand like other companies did.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

BaseCamp 4.5.2 for Windows

Changes made from version 4.5.1 to 4.5.2:
◦Fixed some issues sending data to devices
◦Fixed issue with cancelling a route calculation while editing data on the device
◦Fixed issue with FIT activities not being read from the etrex Touch
◦Fixed route vias showing up in the locations list of the fenix 3 and epix

Saved locations in Smartphone Link App

I was wondering if there is a way to backup saves locations in Smartphone Link App (IOS)? Every time I reset my iphone, I lose my saved locations on iphone.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

2595 Garmin having problems after map download need help

I updated the maps on my 2595 Garmin. When I used it afterwards it works for awhile in the car and then goes back and forth from computer mode(like hooked up to one) to on again. Performed a hard reset no luck. Reloaded the maps did another hard reset same thing. Anyone have an idea on what I need to do? Thanks for your replies, Jerry

2460 not showing roads after 2016.10

This just happened. After updating to 2016.10, there are no roads displayed on the screen. The vehicle icon is there and will leave a 'bread crumb' trail. I can choose a destination and it will appear to route, but it will just show the route line, not any roads. All menus seem to work and the settings/System/myMaps shows 2016.10 and is checked.

GE update

GE update launched now.
Not a problem to install it.
Good luck.


Garmin Express

Not much in this release for nuvi users.

For PC:
Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.1.8.0 for the PC today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Updates to Express on the Settings page within the Express application. This version includes the following changes:

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