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  • How to update a nuvi 1300 with lifetime updates when I only have XP computers??

    It's great that you got it working. The last time I tried it would hang part way through the download and I finally gave up and used Express.

    If you look at the link @t923347 posted, it shows two versions on the Nuvi 1300. Am guessing that you have the version that included the full North America map along with a lifetime update card. I used to have a Nuvi 1350 which was like the other version that only had the "lower 49" map and no updates.

    I have wondered about whether Garmin is strictly enforcing the new 2 year update policy. Some people have reported that they are. I have a couple old units myself (Nuvi 3550 and Dezl 760) that have not been updated for a long time so maybe I will try someday and see what happens. Have pretty much given up on them though, my phone is much better with the Garmin StreetPilot app which looks just like a Nuvi.

  • Traffic Cable vs Smartphone Link

    I think you will find Smartphone Link Traffic superior in both accuracy and coverage compared to the HD traffic with the GTM-60. I have both on my nuvi 3597LMTHD and there is no HD coverage at all in my local driving area, but the Smartphone Link coverage is quite good.

    The main advantage of HD traffic with the GTM-60 is that it doesn't need a cellular signal, the smartphone, or its data allotment. However wherever there is no cellular signal you will find that there is no HD traffic coverage either.
  • How does GPS determine heading in 2017?

    Some handheld devices have a magnetic compass that kicks in when the speed falls below a certain threshold (2 or 3 MPH). When moving faster than this it uses the incremental track points (breadcrumbs as you say) to determine heading.

    Most (maybe all) Garmin automotive devices just use motion and don't have a magnetic compass. Under certain conditions, it can actually cause the heading to change when stopped (because of drift or false readings). Sometimes in 3D or track up navigation mode it will cause the map display to rotate. In North Up mode your vehicle icon will rotate.
  • Cheapest unit that will allow download from Google Maps

    What you can do though is to save the Google route as a kml file, import it into BaseCamp then send it to a device.
  • Garmin Express can't find my Nuvi 3597

    If you have a backup, I would be tempted to make a new clone and re-do the map update. Either that, or copy the old version of garmindevice.xml to your nuvi, fire up GE and reupdate the map on the nuvi itself.
  • Issues when exporting Google maps to Garmin Drive 60 LMT

    BaseCamp will add shaping points to your route and send them to your Drive. Note also in the Drive series you can easily skip via and shaping points. With a route active tap the spanner bottom right and select 'Change route', you then have numerous options including skipping points.
  • what happens if I skip a waypoint

    If they are waypoints you'll be sent back until you reach them. There are though options. Make any point that you know you might not want to visit a shaping point, as those can be skipped easily. You can also use the menu on your Drive to skip a waypoint or shaping point should you wish to.

    To do that tap the spanner bottom right and then tap Change Route
  • Have I Been Done

    The vendor you bought it from is the first place you should look. If for whatever reason Garmin shows the id of this specific device as only having a limited mapset, then that will only be problematic for future updates. So you need to ensure the vendor sold you what you bought.
  • Have I Been Done

    I suggest you ask where you bought it from.
  • Map update -- slow or normal?

    I'd call again. Ask for 2nd level support.