Welcome / open talk


Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 22, 2008

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

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

Miss POI

Nuvi 880 battery question...

Hi All,

Does anyone know if there is a battery charger on the market, that will charge a spare Nuvi 880 battery or does a spare battery have to be charged, when it's in the Nuvi 880 itself?

Thanks for your time.



Nüvi 670
Mac User

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

new user...how do you get the info to tranfer to GPS

Hi....just signed on...downloaded some files have garmin connected ..but...and I feel kind of silly asking but how do you get the fies onto the garmin..thought it would swync..like an iPod...are there directions somewhere?

Debbie from Buffalo

GPSLodge blog

Again exploring, I found this site which is a blog covering the spectrum of GPS and GPSr. It is also a RSS feed, and the Amazon "Kindle" has it available as a subscription. Not having a Kindle readermachine, I am subscribing to the RSS feed on My Yahoo home page.

Thought some of you might find it interesting, so check it out.

"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

Go Cubbies!

Nuff said.

Go Blackhawks

iPhone Power Adapter Recall

Apple has recalled the compact power adapter for the iPhone 3G.

If you have the iPhone 3G, you should read this article http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39406/135/

Cool GPS Factoid

I was watching a show on the possibility of time travel, string theory, etc on Discovery channel last night and there was a segment on time relative to gravitational force. Since GPS sattelites are subject to less gravity than here on earth, their internal clock runs faster than here. While a very miniscule difference (1/50,000 of a sec.), the GPS system corrects for the time differential.

Nuvi 680, Magellan 300

Great Picture

Thought some of you might be interested in this picture.

Wonder what GPS unit this guy had!

Check out link below


Go Figure--Nuvi880

MSN traffic lag time in rerouting

I just got back from a trip to Tucson today and this was the first time I experienced a lag time in my Nuvi rerouting me due to traffic issues from MSN. There is major highway work going on in Tucson and every exit is closed except the first and last exit. MSN correctly showed the closed exits if you look at the traffic screens, but my 680 didn't reroute me until after I passed the first exit.

Nuvi 2597 / Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650 "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."

Need info

I would like to know how to post a picture on this site.

I have an amazing picture that is made by a GPS route.

Go Figure--Nuvi880

Cobra NAV ONE 5000

Not sure how good this gps is but thought I would share it with you..

The sitre is " www.woot.com " This site is one of those 1 day sale

Cobra NAV ONE 5000 Portable GPS with 5” Touchscreen, Text to Speech and Bluetooth

Bobkz - Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD/2455LMT/C530/C580- "Pain Is Fear Leaving The Body"

nuvi 310

selling my garmin nuvi 310.still in excellent condition. selling it for AU$400.00 or nearest offer. reason for seling gps unit, got me a navman s series. thanks for viewing

Is their an easy way to see if Other people's pois are close to mine?

Is their an easy way to see if Other people's pois are close to mine? I have created a couple of them, but am unsure of posting them. example: I have a file for campgrounds, and stateparks, but would hate to duplicate someone else's.


Nuvi 360 with 2009 maps.

Need help with Coor. in PR

Can someone locale in PR please post the corr for this new store.

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #5802
Now Open
WM SC Plaza Canovanas 5802
Canovanas, PR 00729
(787) 957-2700

Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

Watch out in Orlando, FL

They have added 10 cameras in 7 locations. In the past 14 days the have ticketed 1100. That's over 75 a day @ $125 per. Guess they won't have to raise taxes after all. wink


Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso (Bob - Garmin c530, eTrex Vista HCx)

Good Way to Bypass Chicago?

We went On I80 to get to Missouri from Michigan. The first time wasn't bad, but on the way home with heaving rain we ran into a bad jam. About 15 inches of water was under a bypass. I was very nervous driving though it.

Don't let people know you're having fun...they'll try to stop it! Nuvi 3490lmt,Nuvi 880, GPSV, Etrex Venture HC, Nuvi 750

POI Factory Two Year Anniversary ?????

If my math is right, next week or the week after will mark the start of our third year. I have been watching Miss POI "member since history" and for the second week in a row she has been a member for 1 year and 50 weeks. In the short time Miss POI and JM started this site, it has grown and grown with CLASS. So, whenever HAPPY ANNIVERSAY.

Paul..... Nuvi 765T

Good price on Nuvi 260W

I just bought a 260W for $208.00 (normallay $349) at Target. They have them on clearance for the new orders coming in for Christmas.

They are only available in the store that have them left in stock, not online.

Miss Poi Moose Lodges Change

Miss Poi we need to change the moose lodges from nite life to fraternal organizations if thats ok with you that way we could put the elks ,masons etc. in that group also Thanks

Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Contributors of the Week 2008-09-08

This week we are recognizing dkeane and Trenholm.

dkeane, You have been working on making files for sports radio networks. I will be packaging these sometime this week so that they are easy to find.

Trenholm, You have been working on collecting all the Ham Repeaters for Canada. It is nice to have that collection, thank you so much for filling that empty spot in our Ham radio project area.