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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


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

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;


Map File Sizes on Different Devices

I picked up on a comment from another thread that questioned why the .img map file was a different size on two different devices. I too would like to understand this a little better.

Garmin 2595LMT

Frys has a refurb 2595LMT for $90.
It has "3D Traffic".
We discussed their higher end HD Traffic, but I don't find any reference to what is different. It might be the 'regular' garmin traffic.

That seems pretty cheap for a 5" LMT unit.

Is has some sort of voice command.

Can anyone who has one of those tell about it?

windows 10 poi download

I just updated to win 10 & tried to download poi files to my normal Garmin folder, but it only lets you download to the download file & you can not move it to the Garmin file. There is no right click to save as to a file. What am I missing ? Thanks

How to transfew waypoints

I would like to transfer waypoints from nuvi 660 to nuvi 65 lmt but don't know how.

Garmin Nuvi 3597

My neighbor is looking for a good price on a brand new Garmin Nuvi 3597. Has anybody seen any good deals lately? When I Froogle it, it looks like they are about $280, brand new in the box.

660 and MapInstall to SD card

So, today I thought I would update my old 660 to the 2016.10 map.

Garmin Express installed the Lower 49 just fine.

Started MapInstall, it defaulted to the "H:" drive, which is my SD card (was empty, except for the Garmin folder) and selected what parts of the maps to install (Canada).

Install occurred with no error messages.

Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Garmin icons shown on the map

I have tried to set wich Garmin icons to bee displayed on the map on my Nuvi 2797th I do not want everyone when I approach a town. it pop up to many banks, petrol stations and other I do not want to see. How can I set this?

Street Pilot III and map question.

I picked up a used Street Pilot III with City Navigator V4.01 and V5 update CD at a flea market and a bunch of extras came with it. I plan to use it with APRS. Maps are to old for navigation.

I called Garmin to transfer the unit and codes to my name. I had to wait a week for them to contact the other person but its now in my name.

Dezl update

GE had an update to the software on my Dezl 560 today. I did not get the update text.

Remove/delete Smartlink from a 2797

When I first got my 2797 somehow I thought that I needed Smartlink to use the Bluetooth on the GPS. At least that is the interpretation I got from the info the 2797 spewed forth.

Well I have an iPhone but strictly on a Pay-as-you-go plan, no data plan. Therefore I do not need Smartlink nor neither can I use it.

Any ideas how to remove it from my 2797?

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

May be of interest to some, especially newer Garmin users

This website has some interesting tips etc for Garmin users. Admittedly not exactly for the newest Garmin's but I would think many of the tips are still applicable to many Garmin's in use now.

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

2016 mapupdate

What am I doing wrong? trying to updated to mapupdateto 2016. Have the latest Garmin Express 4.0.20. Express is telling me that it can't install to device, nuvi 2557, have to use Mapinstall. Go to mapinstall and 2016 is not shown. I hope I've given enough info that some one out there can help?

Can't update my 2598.

Trying to update my Nuvi 2598 and keep getting a message that says "There was an error installing the update". I'm using Garmin Express

Until morale improves the beatings will continue

Garmin BaseCamp and Google Earth woes

One of the great features of Garmin BaseCamp was the ability to see the POI or route in Google Earth, however with latest updates of GE and GE Pro, this will no longer work with BaseCamp.

Google Earth has discontinued support for BaseCamp.

Older versions of Google Earth still work, however the next time you open Google Earth the newer version has updated automatically.

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2797 Charging Problems

Using 2797 with GMT 36 Traffic Receiver USB cable that came with the unit. I'm now getting the "use the supplied cable" message though I am using that cable. The unit won't charge. I'm wondering which part is bad (2797 unit, small mount unit with USB connection that plugs into the back of the 2797, or the GMT 36 USB/cigarette lighter cable).

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