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Apple iPhone With Garmin StreetPilot Onboard App Vs. Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD

I currently have several Garmin GPS devices. The newest and most feature rich that I have is my Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD. I am pretty satisfied with its performance. I am considering getting another device for one of my vehicles and I am considering whether I should get another Garmin Nüvi 3597LMTHD or if I should get am Apple iPhone and install the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard App.

How I use POI files with Google Maps

I don't see a section for Google Maps, so I felt the need to share how to bring in POI files to a "My Map." Then, on my Android phone, I can set that My Map as the foundation for Google Maps. SOO cool to see my special POIs as I use Google Maps.
Here's a video on how to import POI Factory files to Google My Maps.
https://youtu.be/PiMG99F7feA

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Geeks On Tour Chris and Jim

New Version of Garmin Smartphone Link out July 8

Improved stability. Downloaded to my iPhone 6 and used with no issues.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

How to use poifiles on android smartphone?

How can i use the pois on my tablet? I can load pois easily onto my nuvi with poiloader, but I haven't found a similar app that can do so.
Also, it has to work when I don't have cell coverage.

NavMii vs GPSr

Good day folks

On a recent trip I lost my trusty old Nuvi 255 GPSr . For the return trip I resorted to my iPhone 6 with NavMii (Canada).

I paired my motorcycle helmet with the smartphone and enjoyed NavMii's voice prompts - something my old Nuvi doesn't do.

I missed the Nuvi- my waypoints, custom POIs and alerts but the NavMii app did a decent job and got me home on time.

Google Maps Help and Information 2016

I have been trying to use Google Maps a little more but am having trouble finding just the information I need. Thought it would be good to start a post.l

My question:
I can make a route in Google Maps on my PC and send it to my phone. The route comes in as a notification and if I click on the notification it will send the route to Google Maps.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Uh Oh Run, Hide, iOS 10 is coming

Just got this

https://www.apple.com/ios/ios10-preview/

Oh goodie.. We get to be Guinea pigs again!

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

New Version of Garmin Smartphone Link out today

For those of you that use this program the new release supposedly addresses stability issues.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

OSMAND Tutorial

A good tutorial for loading maps and how to use them in osmand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEUvmCYuLCs&feature=youtu.be

4 inch smartphones

Do you think the release of the iPhone SE will get other manufacturers to make more small form factor smartphones without major compromises to specifications?

I would like more diversity in flagship phone sizes.

Apple's refusal to allow backdoor access to its iPhones

What do you guys think of this?

I think some non-techies have not really paid much attention to electronic privacy rights in the past. But now Apple's recent stance has increased awareness.

No matter the outcome, I'm glad to see more discussion around this topic, especially in the larger population.

Garmin Vívofit 2

Just purchased the Vívofit 2 as a gift. After downloading the manual all looks pretty straight forward. Want to set it up before giving it to my wife. Anyone have any tips that may not be covered in the manual? I talked to some guys and gals before buying this and they say they really like these fitness activity reporters.

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

My Verizon Galaxy Note 4 received the Android Lolipop 5.1.1 update today OTA

I received the Android 5.1.1 update from 5.0.1 today on my Verizon Note 4 and all went very smooth OTA. Took about 15-20 minutes to download and complete the install.

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung Note 4 Smartphone with Garmin Viago & HERE Apps

Apple Maps Most Used on iOS

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Theodolite Replaced GPSmap 60CS

I think I finally have to admit that my trusty GPSmap 60CS is retired. I haven't used it for my field work in over two years.

In its place, I have been using a wonderful app called Theodolite by Hunter Research and Technology, LLC.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom USA App

iPhones & Airplane Mode

I just learned this today: If you have a device with iOS 8.2 or earlier, Airplane Mode will also turn off GPS...

So - on iPhones running any iOS after 8.3 - Airplane Mode will leave the GPS receiver working on the device, and you can use it with an app that stores full maps on the device without a need for a cellular or wifi data connection.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Garmin USA iPhone Update

The Garmin USA app for iPhone has been updated to version 2.10 and includes Maps 2016.10.

Any Problems With iOS 9?

I was forced to update my company iPhone last weekend and since it didn't explode, wink I decided to update my 6+ and my wife's 4S. The only problem I had was the"link" (my term) to our carrier on my wife's iPhone didn't reset. I didn't realize it at first because the Wi-Fi worked. However, when my wife went to the store, she couldn't send or receive calls.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom USA App

Import POI into Google Maps

Have I missed this on here?

I just downloaded my POIs into Google Maps.
I also downloaded my Routes into Google Maps but have not found how to route them.

*Go to your PC. Open Google Maps and be sure to sign in so it will link to your phone and tablet.
*In the upper left click on the three bars
*Click on My Maps
*In the right corner click on Create
*Click on Import

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 microSD Card with Adapter for only $18.74

Walmart has the Samsung 64GB EVO Class 10 microSD Card with Adapter for only $18.74 . I bought one yesterday and picked it up at my local Walmart. That is a very good price for a top of the line very fast name brand microSD Card.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/37455295

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GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung Note 4 Smartphone with Garmin Viago & HERE Apps
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