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  • DriveSmart 61 - Edit "Apps" shortcuts?

    On the Where to screen you can move shortcuts around, but not the Apps screen :)
  • Is there an alternative for Garmin Basecamp?

    There's Garmin's legacy program, Mapsource, that was discontinued a number of years ago. It will use the same maps that are already installed in Basecamp. It's worth a look, but if you are looking for something "intuitive" then you may not be impressed. :)

    Also "Tyre to Travel" which was originally a shareware program that only worked with TomTom devices, but the new version also supports Garmin.
  • Is there an alternative for Garmin Basecamp?

    Just be aware that if you create a route on a different map to the one in your device you may not get the results you expect.
  • Is there an alternative for Garmin Basecamp? is an online trip/route creating site which creates gpx files that can be downloaded as Trips to your GPS.
  • Nuvi 52LM - Settings - Options - 'Do Not Automatically Turn On'

    Go to Amazon and search for "12 volt lighter adapter with switch" and you'll find some options that may work for you. At least it's a start.
  • Montana 680t charging issue

    Ha... just saw Montanas new update from Garmin released this month fixes the battery issue you had.. I never noticed it but it's fixed.
  • Nuvi 52LM - Settings - Options - 'Do Not Automatically Turn On'

    Well, I'll put my two cents in with the OP. It would be nice to have an "off" switch option that really means "Off, darn you, until I want to turn you on again!."

    I sometimes want to charge my Nuvi 550 while I'm exploring on the motorcycle...lots of turning the motorcycle off and on at scenic overlooks 'n case I decided to take it off the bike and put it in my backpack when I find a nice trail...which was one of it's intended uses. But it just keeps powering up every time I turn on the bike instead of charging itself like I want it too.

    It really became exasperating when the power jack on the device came loose. Every single time the bike hit a bump the device would boot up again. Every...Single...Time. >:P

    Both unusual situations I know...

    Probably ain't never gonna happen, though.
  • Nuvi 52LM - Settings - Options - 'Do Not Automatically Turn On'

    Seems clear that is not the case here, since he states "Everytime I start the engine it turns on automatically". That implies the power is off until the engine starts. :)
    Ah true, missed that bit ..

  • Installing via img or Basecamp (what about JSV)

    If you are asking about using MapInstall (from the Basecamp menu) to install a map to your device, then yes, you will NOT get the JCV file or other special feature files that come with a map update. You should use Garmin Express to install the map to your device and computer. That way you will have the map in BaseCamp and all the feature files including JCV on your device.
  • can i copy a map from one micro SD card onto another one?

    3000 segments is the total of all the segments of all the maps installed everywhere. So you need to add the segments of the maps in internal memory plus any maps on the card. You also need to add any mapping that was originally included on the device, such as the basemap. It makes no difference if a map is disabled, it still counts towards the 3000 limit.

    I don't understand how two maps could have zero segments. Perhaps they are the timezone map and something similar? All that will be significant are full map products that you have installed.