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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.

Nuvi 755 gooey back

My Nuvi 755 purchased in 2008 has developed a gooey, sticky back rubber surface. It's developing quite a collection of hair and miscellaneous debris. Is this the rubber coating de-vulcanizing?

I tried washing it off a year or so ago and it did no good. I don't want to damage it and it's not a big deal, but it would be nice to get rid of the stickiness if there's a good way to do it.

Junction View On SD Card

I am using Garmin 52LM. I installed CN NA NT 2015.30 on the SD card under the \Garmin\ directory and it works fine. I then downloaded the large JCV file that corresponds to 2015.30 from here

Custom Avoidances Issue

OK, I want to take a trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Williamsburg, VA in about a month for vacation. I went into custom avoidances and did my best to completely block I-95. I want absolutely nothing to do with I-95 on this trip. Any other highway is fine. Anyway, after I tried to block I-95 in the custom avoidances, I punched in the route. Guess what? It included I-95 in the trip.

Software Update Available for Nuvi 2598 (and perhaps others)

Checked in on GE the other day and it listed a new software update available. I downloaded and installed to my 2598 and everything seems to work okay so at least nothing broke.

Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

How accurate is Elevation supposed to be

Recently during our travels from Arizona to Montana we have gone over several routes where there are elevation signs. The posted elevation and the Garmin Nuvi display are usually off by 30' to 50'. Is this normal? I know that the GPS lags as it moves but I am talking about the max displayed on the GPS vs. the posted elevation on the road sign.


Using unit with usb power

when connected with usb can garmin express be turned off and the unit be used with usb power to add dat ie destenations?

how long do you keep your garmin?

The 680 broke in 3 yrs, but this 2350 is past 4....only one annoyance is the odd maps that lack 20 y.o. roads (nuvi says to navigate off road), and that it routes one way to a location, a different way back sometimes. But overall it still works....

Garmin user interface vs TomTom

I enjoy and prefer the build quality, shape, and means to update lifetime maps of my Garmin 2597 vs the older TomTom 540.

However, TomTom's interface provides info on time and distance to arrival, direction, traveled time, etc., in a screen the same size (5") as the Garmin.

Garmin 4592LM (poi with sound)

Hi guys,
I am having some trouble loading up POI into my Garmin.

Have tried to use both mp3 and wav+sox to create a GPI file. While the file size that is created is consistent with whether I use mp3 or wav (wav being much bigger), the 4592LM just plays a chime instead of voicing the alert.

Really would appreciate some help wits end by now

nuvi 2xx7 and 2xx8 software version 5.00

Looks like we also got the update.

nuvi 2xx7 and 2xx8 software version 5.00

as of June 30, 2015
Use Garmin Express to install this file.

(46.48 MB)

View system requirements
Change History
Changes made from version 4.80 to 5.00:

Improved search response times in certain scenarios.

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

CN Europe Map Release Date History

Here is another project you can waste your time on while you are waiting for the CN NA 2016.10 map, and sharpen your Googling skills at the same time. idea grin Isn't worthless trivia wonderful?

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

Nuvi 35x7 and 35x8 software version 5.00

nuvi 35x7 and 35x8 (GCD File) software version 5.00
as of June 30, 2015

Use Garmin Express to install this file.
(61.29 MB)


Change History

Changes made from version 4.80 to 5.00:
◦Improved search response times in certain scenarios.

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

Exporting MapQuest to Garmin?

I was just wondering if we were still able to export a map from Mapquest to our Garmins or has that been taken away from us as well? I know I was able to do it around this time last year for a trip. I just tried to do it now and the option to send to Garmin wasn't coming up. I know the Google option was taken away a while back but I was still able to use Mapquest for this purpose.


On a 2699LMTHD can you disable the foursquare location icons on the screen? They can be annoying when not needed.

Route Time to Destination Discrepancy

Has anyone experienced a major discrepancy between the plotted route estimated Total Time using Base Camp and that indicated and experienced while driving using a Garmin GPS?

The discrepancy was approximately one hour longer on the GPS for a Route of approximately 1000 miles.

Base Camp and the GPS parameters were set the same.

I have tried several techniques to resolve with no success.


Google Maps to get U.S. railroad crossing data to help avert accidents

And how does POI get this same data?

It shouldn't be too hard for a bright person to take the data and put it into a POI file ...

Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Thanks to all those who maintain Garmin POI files

Jeese, just noticed I've been a member more than 8 years ... which means 8 years of logging on daily (or more) to check for updates to POI files.

I admit it. I'm addicted to POI files and this site.

Garmin 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, HEREwego for iPhone ... all still mapping strong.

Backup Camera (any recommendations?)

Anyone with a backup camera care to post a review? I have a Nuvi 3950 and covet a larger screen and a back up camera. Can anyone give some advice and recommendations?



iMac 20", 10.5.6, NUVI 5000
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