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I have a GARMIN GPS III (not plus), and I had the 1995 problem (mine was showing may) that you seem to have.
I discovered it could be a combination of the Y2K bug, and the End of Week problem. Apparently around in 1999, the way GPS was operating needed to be updated, so they changed a few things in the method. The End-Of Week issue was solved by an update for GARMIN GPS units (including the GPS III).
I found a link at http://home.mira.net/~gnb/gps/gps38.html that (near the bottom) spoke about the end-of-week problem. The Readme file from Garmin (and the Zip file) are linked, but it links to:
I know this says GPS38, but it seems it was a generic problem in many units (one program to fix all), and the software seems OK on my GPS III
I had the serial cable for the PC, so I powered up my GPS, attached it to the computer, and ran the GPSEOW file on my PC. After I got the serial port working in (COM1 - COM4, rather than COM5 I had by default), it connected, and updated my GPS. It now has Jan 2015 (correctly)!
It does need to autolocate after the update, so having an antenna and the sky handy is useful, but that seemed to behave OK after it got a fix.
So, even with my Win8.1 PC, and a USB-Serial adapter in 2015. I can get it to update fine.
Hope that helps someone else.
Are you using a Route and a routeable map? It sounds like you are. If so and you set the via point to " dose not alert" it won't alert the point however it will still alert you to turns. If you go into "setup" then "Tones" then "Early Turn Waring" and "Final Turn Warning" you can set them both to off. You can also go into "Proximity Alarms" from the tone menu.Then turn on "Proximity Tones" you can set tones or turn them off for "Proximity Alarm", "Approaching Proximity Alarm" and "Leaving Proximity Alarm". Then from the main menu go into "Waypoint manager" Select the waypoint you would like to alarm by pushing in on the joy stick. Then push the "menu" button then go into "Set Proximity" You can then set how close you would like to be when it alarms.
I did create a lot of "weeds"........ <<grin>> I just can't help myself, sometimes tangent paths are to irresistible for me.
Interesting that they sell a version with lifetime City Navigator maps. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/539722/pn/010-01607-05
I guess nobody would want to use it in the city though, and anyway it only costs $800 so what do you expect? :D
The 3597 uses via points as destinations by default but it's more than simple to change them to shaping points if you are using trip planner. Just load your trip and the list of via points screen appears on the screen that has the Map and GO icons on it. Tap the "FLAG" to the left of any of the waypoints between the starting point and the end point and the Nuvi will ask you if you want to change the waypoint to a shaping point. Say yes and your good to go.
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.
Please let's get the terms right as that may confuse some folks. There are Garmin POIs, part of the map data, Custom POIs, loaded in various ways by the user, and Favourites or Saved places depending on the locale.There are Garmin POIs, Custom POIs and Favourite POIs.
There is no such thing as a Favourite POI.
I see. I think I'll take it back for a refund then. Thanks very much for your help.
from david to keefo. having very similar problems - did you manage to resolve??
Well that's a strange question ...
If you know the route from your home to the town centre is there any need for you to worry about this?