Garmin talk


Need new GPS recommendations

my 1490LMT got stolen. sad

What's a good, inexpensive Garmin gps now days?

I have an Ecoroute device so it has to be compatible with that.


Garmin Express Updated

version is out

Under no circumstances whatsoever, will logic and common sense be tolerated.

delete files?

When I plug my Garmin 855 into my laptop it automatically starts the Garmin Express program. In this program there is a Device storage tab that tells me my device memory is 95% full. Is there a way to delete unused files from the internal storage? How can I tell which files to delete? Do I need to delete files from the internal memory if I use a memory card?

Garmin Express: How to Get Basecamp to See New Maps

I finally got over my fear of using Garmin Express and I installed ver. last night and downloaded 2015.4 to my NUVI2555LMT without a hitch.

In the past, when I used Map Updater, I had the option of loading the maps to my computer, my device or both. I always used Both. That allowed me to have the map available for use with Basecamp.


Clearwater Traffic

Does anyone know if the Clearwater traffic subscription is still operational?

Charge for 1450

How can you tell if your GPS is being charged when hooked up to a computer? It shows the picture of a GPS hooked up to a computer. I know if I am using it that will take a long time to charge but I'm not using the unit while plugged in. Has been plugged in for a couple of hours and when I disconnect, it's still at 2 bars.

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

Garmin 2797 custom POI alerts

Just got this huge GPS and all seems well (except for Herculean effort required to insert ball in socket and user manual that fails to show where the microSD card goes).

HOWEVER ... My trust POI collection seems to have transferred over fine. My icons for speed and red-light cameras are there. But the proximity alert is the Garmin bong, not my carefully curated wisecracks.

DC Area, Nuvi 2797

Map Updater That Deletes Or Renames Incorrectly The Digital Elevation Map

Member CraigW wrote the following FAQ warning us all that when using the Map Updater program it may either delete or rename incorrectly the DEM map file in the process.

Being a Map Updater fan & for having used it many times in the past, I will be calling Garmin support and advising them of this bug and do hope it'll be fixed for the 2016.10 release.

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

A Garmin "feature" That I Miss

With my other Garmins, if I wanted to located all POIs near a location, I would enter a destination, then do a search near destination, BUT leave it blank when I did the search. That would find a number of POIs near my destination. I found that to be quite handy. On my Nuvi 3597, however, I have been unable to find a way to do that.

Bluetooth issues on Nuvicam

I picked up Nuvicam few days ago and ran into bluetooth issues with iPhone 6. I have heard it was a known issue with iPhone 6 or IOS 8.x.
I connected with my iPhone 6 for few minutes then Messages pops up on Nuvi screen "IOS service disconnected... your iPhone got disconnected."

It is not stable at all. I will appreciate any feed back on this issue.

Iphone XR, Drivesmart 61,Nuvicam, Nuvi3597

Camper 760 "Up Ahead" settings

Hi Guys,

Does anyone know if it is possible to alter the settings on the "up ahead" display, to something more useful, maybe one of my points of interest files.

Be great if you could.



Camper 760 Speed Boings

Hi Guys,

Is there any way I can stop my Camper 760 doing a BOING every time the speed limit changes (up or down).

I've looked through all (I think) of the settings but I can't stop it.

Any help would be appreciated



New Chrysler T&C 2014 Garmin(Here) Map update Available.

The new map update for Chrysler 2014 T&C and other models, is now available. It costs 149.00. It will be delivered on a USB device with a scsd adapter.

Free shipping for ground service.

"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

JCV not working with base camp route

I decided to try and create a route with basecamp and then load it to my Garmin. Everything went fine doing that. I decided to run a simulation of the route. Everything was fine except I noticed that JCV wasn't working with the basecamp route. Anyone else experience this? I think I had this problem last year when doing the same thing, so I just had to create a route within my Garmin.

German Automakers looking to acquire HERE Maps

Garmin Nuvi 3490lmt, 765t with Lifetime maps and Clear Channel traffic

What is JCV file name for Nuvi 50 Garmin City Navigator North America NT 2016.10

Trying to find out the JCV file name for the Nuvi 50 Garmin City Navigator North America NT 2016.10 map.

Can someone explain how these files are named and if possible this jcv location at Garmin.



Garmin map update frequency as of July 2015

As CraigW has wisely suggested this thread is in regards to member Garmin2597Guy findings in regards to future map updates.

Garmin2597Guy wrote:

I decided to email him back and ask him why this one took so long. Here was his response:

Good afternoon,

Not a problem!

Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Old unit problems

I have recently tried to get my old Garmin GPSmap76S up and running. It was the first gps unit that I ever bought and used it mainly for fishing with the occasional road trip. I need to add some different area topo maps; the unit has a very small memory so you cannot load the whole of Canada on it.

Nuvi2797LMT (2) Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Garmin 2689LMT Europe (support for special characters?)


I'm interested to the following Garmin model: Garmin 2689LMT Europe. It has many countries included.

I would like to know if this model will support the specials caracters from any countries supported by it(as an example Croatia) and these caracters will be available to inquire places to visit ?

Thanks and have a good day.



Problem with shaping points

This concerns that route I was talking about in the Custom avoidances thread I started. The trip from Pittsburgh to Williamsburg. Starting a different thread because I have a separate issue to ask about now.

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