Garmin talk


Nuvi 3490lmt vs 3597lmthd

I currently have a Nuvi 3490lmt. Other than a larger screen, are there any other big advantages of the 3597lmthd over the 3490lmt?

3490lmt advantages for me over 3597lmthd:
- longer battery life
- lighter and smaller so it can fit in your pocket for pedestrian gps
- cheaper, I bought my 3490lmt for $145 during christmas time


Silly Garmin

One of our members sent in this photo:


attached is a photo of my Garmin showing an unbelievable speed, photo was taken on a recent trip to Arizona, I might have been near Roswell NM? smile

I asked if he had taken it on an airplane or something, but he hadn't; just normal driving. He said it was after driving about 2500 km.

First Long enough Drive with Junction View Nuve 2689

Though we've had the 2689 for a little over a month, Yesterday was the first long enough ride to see multiple Junction Views... We had seen a couple prior, We had heard about them here....but coming from a 660, weren't exactly certain those were JV's. They were...

So Yesterday we saw two different types... Which I'll refer to as: 1/2 view, and 1/3 view.

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!

Direct access

Looking at some newer models on the internet and found what they call the direct access option. Garmin supports shows this.

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

Garmin nuvi

Shopping at by best buy, and looking on some Garmin nuvi model, I was curious to know what map date version was on the unit, it was on sale for $239.00,well when I click on tools on map info this is what I saw;

2014.10 NT AMERICA


2014.10 NT foursquare..

would someone please tell me what this foursquare mean and what coverage does it have?

vehicle off track?

I know this had to be discussed at some point, however I can't find a simular problem on here, like I have..I updated my map on my 765t, did a hard reset, and my car, on the map, is off on the side of the track..(does that make sense?)instead of it being on the line, it's offset..weird, is there something else I could do, or should have done after my update?

Firmware Bug Ver. 3.10 Zumo 590

If you own a Zumo 590 do not install the new firmware ver. 3.10 released March 26. The new firmware has a bug that prevents the media player from un-muting following a GPS voice direction. This affects only the media player, and you won't have other problems with navigation.

Memory full

It has been a year or so since I have been to where we ride our toys in the desert. Not sure on which last map update but lots more color and details now. But several times on the GPS, up pops 'memory full'. WHAT?? Not sure what that means. I do have lots of space on internal memory and on the SD card. Any ideas?

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

Downloading Files

I downloaded my first files (Red Light Camera, Speed Camera, Rest Areas) and did a "Save As" to the "Custom POIs" folder I created on my computer. Everything worked fine, but a message made me hesitate before I did the "Save As".

BaseCamp Tutorial

Ed Conde on the New England Riders forum (a motorcycle forum) has put together a great tutorial on using BaseCamp. The tutorial evolved from a class agenda where he has taught a number of BaseCamp haters to use the program in a few hours. This tutorial is very useful for anyone new to BaseCamp or struggling with it, and will get you past the steep learning curve so many folks seem to experience.

New England Riders BaseCamp Tutorial:

GRMN announces PacMan feature on new 2015 Prestige Line

Tired of meaningless Lifetime Traffic with routing on roads that no local would ever use? GRMN has announced today a new Pacman feature on its much anticipated 2015 Prestige line. When stuck in traffic a Yellow pacman will pop up on the display.

GE v4.0.13.0 is out

Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.0.13.0 for the PC today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Updates to Express on the Settings page within the Express application. This version includes the following changes:

Fixed a crash affecting Danish users.
Fixed an issue that prevented changing installed Courses on a device.

Garmin Viago Lost Spoken Street Names

I was on vaction last week and when I was using the Garmin Viago app to navigate, I noticed that it was no longer speaking street names even though I have purchased that option in the past and selected a voice that offers that. When I would select a voice that does not speak street names, I did get the "turn right ahead".

Slow to find satellites

I have a Garmin Nuvi 265WT in my car. For last 6 months or so it has been having trouble finding satellites from time to time. Sometimes no issues at all and the other extreme it can take 5 minutes of driving down the road before it kicks in. Is there an easy fix for this or has my Nuvi become E-waste.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

Alternative to Mapquest "Send to GPS"

Hello all,

I just realized that I can no longer create a customized itinerary from Mapquest to send to my GPS. Is there an alternative out there, a piece of software that would allow me to do this?

I've been searching on this site but so far I've been unable to find the information, if it does exist.

Thanks in advance.

Up Ahead.

How far ahead does the nuvi find services? Anybody knows?

GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Garmin GPSMap 182

I have a marine Garmin GPSMap 182c color chart plotter. This unit has a little door where you insert a chip that loads detailed chart data into the unit.

My problem is the slot for the card, the "card reader" itself (I think).
The GPS does not "read" the data from the card. I take the card to a different gps unit and that unit displays correctly.

Garmin not recognising USB connection

Hi all I have just updated the softwere on my 3490LMT but now it will switch on but will not connect to iMac either in MTP OR MASS STOTAGE it just stays on the first screen (where to and view map.
Please help Dell

Old man but still learning Dell

Helping friend with NUVI 2597LMT

I'm helping a friend with their 2597. I have 2555, but not familiar with 2597. The firmware has not been updated and map is 2014.2.

1. On the 2555 I can set the dashboard to show four functions on bottom of nav screen. How do I do that with 2597?


Garmin RINO/Monterra Hybrid

I was looking at both the Garmin RINO series and the Garmin Monterra and I was thinking that a hybrid of those two devices would be quite handy. Essentially a Garmin Monterra with a built in two way radio. It would be nice to have when you are "off the grid."

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