Garmin talk


wav files

I wonder, are there any Garmin GPS devices currently made that are mp3 capable? My 3590LM can only use .wav files. Every file I get from "sounds" section are in mp3 format, so I have to convert. I have a couple I will try to send in .wav format that are really good. One is for the "offbeat tourist attraction" poi, and the other is for "rest stops".

Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

Time for an upgrade...

After six or seven years of living (happily!) with my old Nuvi 255W I've purchased one of the 'manufacturer refurbed' 2699LMT-HD receivers. There are a number of sellers of this GPS on eBay and elsewhere for $200.

Downloading Custom Sound Files

When I try to download the custom sound files I am only offered to listen to it or (right click) save it as a document. What am I doing wrong???

Nuvi 2797 hidden files

In the past I had no problem setting up my computer to view the hidden files in the 3790.

Set to view hidden files and folders and drives in Windows 7 and 8.1

The same settings do not seem to work in my new 2797.
Strangely enough the 2797 does not even show as a drive with a drive letter, but it shows up in "This PC" between "Music" and "Pictures", almost like another folder.

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

Windows 8.1 Disk error reading TOPO ADVENTURE map


Garmin Customer Service

I just wanted to make a post about the excellent customer service I received from Garmin USA concerning a broken part for my handheld Garmin Colorado 400c. I've had the unit for a good seven years now and the rock and roller button finally gave out. I had heard some mixed results on getting a new part for this.

Garmin nuvi 2597LMT $124.99

BuyDig has a new 2597LMT for 124.99 using Visa Checkout (don't need to pay with a Visa) and free shipping using coupon code VisaDadGrad20.

This is most likely one of those 1-day only sales.

Garmin Nuvi 2450

Backing Up GPS the fast way

Not sure if this has been covered but here's a way to back up your gps VERY quickly.

You can use a windows program called Robocopy to ONLY copy the files that have CHANGED since your last backup. Since you're only replacing files that have changed, the backup will be very fast. My last backup took less than 30 seconds.


Garmin (Can I format Garmin itself ?)

Can i format garmin itself ? i don't have SD card, wanted to update my gps

Problem updating Garmin Express

When attempting to update Garmin Express (Garmin Express, Settings, About, Check For Updates)for the last few months, the update starts to download then I get a red "FAILED" (which disappears in about 10 seconds). I've tried reinstalling GE on top of the current version and I've completely uninstalled / reinstalled GE.

Garmin Express is out

GE is out. Installed without problem Win 7 64x


Garmin HD Traffic Loss Of Signal

I have recently noticed that my Garmin Nuvi 3597 seems to experience loss of signal on HD Traffic. This happens in areas where I have had solid coverage in the past. My suspicions are that this might be due to something going on at the actual HD radio station broadcast tower. Does anybody happen to know which broadcaster provides this service in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul MN area?

Best Buy selling new Garmin - nüvi 3597LMTHD 5" GPS for $259.99 today only

Best Buy is selling new Garmin - nüvi 3597LMTHD 5" GPS for $259.99 today only, shows in stock in the stores near me for pickup today:

GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

JVC image not going away.

I am sure that I saw one or more posts on this subject a while ago but cannot find them now, so here is a report of such an event I saw last evening.
Driving South on US-1 from Raleigh (NC) turning right onto US-64 the Junction View for that exit stayed till I got to the next exit (US-15/501 N) some 20 or so miles away.

Nuvi 2797 LMT

A couple of days ago i put an order into for a Nuvi 2797 LMT. Price NEW $ 229.00 Beaver bucks, FREE delivery. Cheaper than GPS at $ 239.00 Refurbished plus shipping. Also got a beanbag for it.

Just arrived today and gave it a quick tryout. I AM IMPRESSED!
Barely out of the box and it had acquired my location, real fast.

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

Advantages Using Download vs. Pre-Loaded SD Cards?

I may have to travel to Europe for work and wanted to take my 3490 with me. Obviously I have the US maps loaded in the unit but I may need to buy the City Navigator® Europe NT maps and I was wondering if there was an advantage or disadvantage to downloading the file myself or just buying the pre-loaded card.

Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

garmin nuvo52LM (next closest)

I bought the Garmin for my job. I go to various job sites in a given day. Can anyone tell me how to input locations at the beginning of the day such that it will tell me which location is the next closest as I go form location to location without having to reload locations. Can it be done with recently found or favorites? Do I need to load a program?

Sd card question for Updates

Hi I'm new here and I searched the frequently asked questions before I posted but most of the answers were really technical.

I've done some of this already so I'm just educated enough to NOT know what I'm doing, LOL!

Garmin express keeps saying it has to install traffic text GLX V2

My first post on the forum, so hello everyone!

Each time I launch Garmin Express (using the most recent version) it keeps saying that there is an update to install for my Nuvi 2559LMT

Changing map

I went through the update on my Garmin. The problem is, the map installed is "Southern US & Mexico. I live in the Pacific Northwest. How do I correct this problem? I saw nothing as to which map to install & now my Garmin is totally inacurate. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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