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  • Garmin GPS III Plus date problem

    Hi Guys.

    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 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:


    Zip File:

    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.

  • etrex30 warnings

    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.
  • Micro Disk for Garmin Nuvi 50LM?

    I did create a lot of "weeds"........ <<grin>> I just can't help myself, sometimes tangent paths are to irresistible for me.
  • Can Garmin 51LM saved trips be sorted?

    Well if you have the patience you can sort them by scheduling the trip, scheduled trips are sorted in time order so a trip scheduled to start at, for example, 1000 will appear after a trip with an earlier scheduled time.
  • Where too > Cities

    All modern Garmins can do a Where to, Cities. Just add the cities button as Boyd suggests. Alternatively do a Where to, Categories and scroll down to Towns
  • Garmin introduces the Montana 750i

    I have been hiking with a 700. The screen is awesome both inside and outside. Not sure what anyone is complaining about.
  • Any New Garmin Auto GPS Coming Soon?

    For the past couple years I've been using an RV760, almost exclusively with topo maps, in my big rigs. If I find out this new 10" unit will also allow me to use topo maps - plus allow me to load GPX tracks on it - I may have to consider it. In a couple years or so, that is, after the price drops. I mean, how would I have ever know there was a "Boobs" canyon to explore if I hadn't seen it pop up on my GPS screen??? Iimageimage" />
  • Garmin Drive 51EX saves destination as coordinates instead of street address

    You're welcome for the assist.
    A hint on when saving as coordinates could be useful - in some cases the Garmin may have a location saved based on a street address where there is limited or no parking (like in front of a building in the city), but a convenient parking lot might be located nearby or behind the building. In a case like this you might want to use the "Where Am I?" screen to save the coordinates for the parking so in a later trip the GPS can route you directly to the parking site. Simply a convenience.
    Good luck.
  • Next Garmin software / map updates?

    Dedicated GPS devices are a slowly dying product category. It has been going on for many years and no doubt will continue until the inevitable end. :(
  • Navteq maps - paved footpath routes?

    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?