Garmin talk


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.

Garmin Announces its new RV660 GPS, a 6” Version of the Popular RV760

This unit could be a solution for RV’ers and trailer haulers with limited dash space who thought the 7” RV760 was too cumbersome.

Appears to have all the features of the 760 plus a few more.

The unit will not ship for 5 to 8 weeks though, and may be too late for a good portion of the 2015 summer season.

Garmin 2699

Just purchased a Garmin 2699 lmthd.It does not show red light camera locations like my 2460 does. Can the red light camera feature be added to this Model?


I was doing my twice a year/yearly maintenance on my computers and noticed I could defrag anything that is inserted into the card openings on desktop. I plugged in the 1450 and fired up one of my defrag programs and it showed that the 1450 has
1% fragmented internal memory
39% fragmented SD card
Has anyone else done this? Or not to worry.

nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Win 10

Map theme colors - crossing boundaries

Is there a setting to stop map themes from changing color when crossing national, state and provincial boundaries? The map is easily readable light yellow in my home state of Pennsylvania, but when I cross into another state (e.g., Maryland), the map for that adjacent state is a difficult-to-read green.

Garmin Express

PC Version:
Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.0.23.0 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 an issue that caused activities to be deleted after successfully syncing to Garmin Connect.

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

Garmin 2689 LMT Time Off by 1 hour

I have a Garmin NUVI 2689LMT that since the last map update, the time is off by 1hour, for example right now - the unit says 3:15pm when it's actually 4:15pm (EST).

I've tried everything, calling Garmin (they are clueless) and I followed their instructions:

1) Hard Reset the device from Copyright screen.
2) Backed up/restored.

Paul Palumbo Garmin Nuvi 2689 LMT Bridgeport, CT

Time for New GPS - Garmin 2639 and 2689, or Other?

In the near future I am considering a new Garmin. Does anyone have any experience with the Garmin 2639 or 2689, or does anyone have a suggestion for a new GPS? Thank you in advance for your information.

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