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4.60 update

Ran webupdater for Garmin 265 yesterday and a new update came up.I had 4.50 and new one is 4.60.

Mostly improved preformance issues.

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

FM transmitter giving you static? Check this out.

I had this posted under another topic in Garmin, but I think it merits being here as well so owners of all makes can try it out.

You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

6 Features Worth Paying Extra For, And 5 Features You Don't Need

At GPS Tracklog http://www.gpstracklog.com/

I agree with the features worth paying extra for...don't necesssarily agree with the features you don't need.

If traffic saves me once from a horrible backup, it's worth it. My FM transmitter works well around here, and people can hear me well over the Bluetooth connection.

What do you guys and gals think?

75k and above

OK I was here like 4 or 5 months ago when we got 75K members. How many we got now??

Nicpfeif12 Garmin Nuvi 5000 =)/ Winnebago 24f Minnie/ PHILLIES 07 NL east champps/ Philidelphia PHILLIES 2008 World Champss/ PHILLIES 09 NL CHAMPS/ 2010 NL EAST CHAMPIONS

Duplicate Data?

Hello, I am new to the site and it looks great so far. I was wondering how the data is sorted so we are not all running around recreating duplicate POIs in different lists.

For instance, I would like to add a new QT gas station that is not already loaded on my Garmin. Since Quick Trip gas stations are already listed in a vast number, how can I be sure that I am contributing something new?

New User

I just got a Garmin Nuvi 260W and just getting familiar with it. I use it even though I know where I'm going. It's good to see the detail surrounding the route. I am planning on taking it to California next week. Any special tips or advice?

Glad to have found this site I hope to learn a lot from it.

New to the forum!

Hello all,

Friction mount

I have a friction mount I purchased for a Streetpilot c340 and I want to use it for a Nuvi 265wt.Trying to locate just the arm piece that will slide into the friction mount and lock .Can that piece be purchased without buying the complete set up?

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Ticket for Cell phone in California

No, I did not get a ticket-- but someone else did. I thought everyone would get a kick out of this-- Money hungry California.

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NUVI 680, NUVI 5000, MS S&T,

How many have bought GPS'rs as gifts?

Just curious...
How many have, or plan, to give a GPS as a gift?

Last week, I picked up a 650 for my parents. (Pre christmas etc.. It was a sale and it fit my parent's needs. She didnt want/need traffic. And besides if they needed it they can use the receiver from my 660. Plus, traffic services, in my experience, havent been all that useful anyway.)

Nuvi 350 Born Oct 07 - Nuvi 660 Unit #2 (re)Born Sept 08 - Nuvi 360(Gift to 'the chick' yet maintained by myself) Born July 08

newbie with 755t

hi not really a newbie but I just got a new 755t, does anyone have one, or fm traffic? how do you like it?

Youtube Videos Showing off POI-Factory and GPS

Redlight/Speed Buster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENdBnyHKCBw&feature=related

Garmin on Airplane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2bwVhw2bdE

Garmin Road Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yhhDrHSops&feature=related

If you find a youtube video showing off the powers of GPS or POI-Factory post them here. They give people an idea how they work and what POI-Factory can offer to them.

Sattelite Problem????

This was taken from a column in Government Executive -

"I just finished reading the 40-page (actually 34 pages, subtracting three pages of acronyms and three blank pages) biennial report on the Global Positioning System, which Defense Chief Information Officer John Grimes submitted to Congress in October, and it looks like we could face a serious GPS satellite gap next year.

ɐ‾nsǝɹ Just one click away from the end of the Internet

Orphaned POI projects

My question is if a POI has not been updated, who do we contact? Miss POI or the author? This author has not been online for over a year so I think the project is now an orphan. I'm updating the file myself, adding locations and incorporating some of the ideas in the 'POI Standards' discussion.

Eat at Joes.

Map Information

I would like to have my map display county lines. Does anyone know if that is possible on a Garmin 760


Another study: hands-free cell phones are NOT safer

The linked article's not long, but here's the Cliff Notes version: using a hands-free headset while talking on a cell phone does not reduce errors, and cell-phone use generally is associated with a higher driver error rate than talking to passengers. This is from research just published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

JMoo On

How current is Navtaq with highway changes

In St. Louis they closed a 5 mile section of major highway to bebuild it. Currently, Navtaq routes me around this. On Dec 19 they will open the new rebuilt section and then close another adjacent section of highway, for 1 year to rebuild that section.

I tripped going up the escalator and I fell for an hour and a half!

Contributors of the Week 2008-11-24

This week marks the 2nd anniversary of the COW Award Program.

We are recognizing theagle2 and Kch50428 as our outstanding members this week.

theagle2, You were the lead on the Algonquin, IL redlight camera project. I really appreciate how much time and energy you invested to make sure that those new locations were correctly reflected in the red light camera file.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of December 1, 2008

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss POI

New 765t

Just got my new 765t last week. Very nice unit. I see some of the improvements, but still wish they would have better handled the sort order of your favorites.

It defaults by puting them in order by distance. I would rather it be alphabetical. A small issue, but otherwise a great unit.