Garmin talk


Warning always comes up now when turned on

If this has been already covered on here, I apologize. Didn't see it anywhere. I've been meaning to bring this up for a while now, but since one of the software updates, the warning about not using the unit while driving pops up every single time I turn it on now. Never used to do that when I first got it.

Can't Sign onto Garmin "MyAccount"

Hi. Anyone else have problems trying to sign onto the Garmin "MyAccount" site?

I tried resetting my password several times but it still won't sign me in.



question Have a nuvi 2555 installing TourGuide using TuboCCCTool when put in Proximity alerts it works fine when Navigation turned off for indoor use eHowever when using it on the road no luck. setting distant at 100000 ft Have used it before no trouble. missing the boat somewhere. hope someone get me going right way. Thanks for the help


Nuvi 780 Lifetime Maps included?

I can't recall, but did the Nuvi 780 include lifetime maps, or did you have to buy a lifetime maps subscription for it ?



Since this is my first Garmin (VIA Nuvi 66) I'm having a difficult time with the different functions, I have figured most of them out but right now I cannot figure out how to enter different categories(custom categories/POI,s) to my routes. I have a number of these categories on my Micro SD card that I use often)Thanks for any step by step help.

Time Zone Map Update V16.02

Has anyone had any experience with the subject update? i.e. installed and no problems surfaced etc?

Custom Categories (or all categories) (show along route)

I have a Nuvi 66 LMT.
I have a route say from HOME to Washington DC, I have a Custom Category called "Military Bases". I want these bases (all) to show along my route. How do I do it? In both "Where To" and "Trip Planner".

Second time this has happened

After loading GE I connected my 2689 to GE to see if it would find a new map... but instead it 'took off' and loaded new firmware... V7.5 in the 2689LMT...
Which is fine, but I wanted to back it up first...

This is the second time that this has happened... Fortunately, no problems occurred...

Does anyone have any info on what is new with this firmware??

A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

GE is out .

Garmin Express V installed without problems in Win7 64x


HERE To Supply Traffic for Australian Garmin Units

Frank DriveSmart55 37.322760, -79.511267

Anyone using Foursquare?

My new GPS came with Foursquare, and I'm trying to figure out why I would want to use it. I'm not a member of the Digital Elite, but to me the app just doesn't seem very useful, the postings almost look like a dog marking its territory.

Anyone here using it, and if so for what?


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

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