In the Guidance 2.0 section, it says it has "automatic volume control". Does that mean the scroll wheel is back?
The "Less Fuel" route option will be available ONLY with the Ecoroute app, which can be purchased through the Garmin online store for $9.99; it also comes free with Ecoroute HD.
The "Less Fuel" route option will be available ONLY with the Ecoroute app, which can be purchased through the Garmin online store for $9.99; it also comes free with Ecoroute HD. Do we know if we get ecoroute app free if we already have the ecoroute HD or will it only be free for people who purchase the ecoroute hd with or after buying one of the compatible new models?
Honest question: is Ecoroute HD something you register when you get it? If such is the case, I'm sure that registration will carry over to the new application. I'm confident all Ecoroute HD owners will have the benefit of a free download.EDIT; I don't know how much stock many of you have in GPS City, but they're calling for a tentative release date of the rest of the 2012 series on October 12. I personally wouldn't put too much stock in it, mainly because they (by no fault of them or Garmin) were off in the release of the 2xxx series by 3 months.
GPScity is a good site for GPS purchases, both in the US and Canada. Having said that I think they just throw darts at a calendar to come up with availability dates. They may even use the same set of darts that Amazon uses. :lol:
Apparently, you CAN play mp3's on the 3400 series, while the advanced 2xxx's can do audiobooks only.
When I experimented with the 765T's mp3 feature, it was cool to hear it through a line jack, but when an important turn was coming, the music would cut off. I understand the reason why, but being the music buff that I am, I'd stick with my iPod.
Of course, all Nuvi's are accessible to hearing impaired individuals, because the guidance information is displayed on the screen in addition to being spoken.
Getting back to the "new" 3D traffic for a minute...I wonder if Garmin's new traffic receivers are compatible with the current/recent series Nuvis? It would sure be nice if those of us who wanted to update to the digital traffic (and supposedly more accurate due to the more frequent updating) could do so without updating our entire device. I know it's against the concepts of "marketing", but it would sure be nice if I could just update the traffic receiver on my 2460.
Just for the new models.https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=104181
Is there a technical reason the resolution of the 3490LMT needs to be the 4.3" screen or is it a matter of pricing the unit to catch a larger segment of the customer population?How often does Garmin release new models, at least the standard automotive units (not the handheld, motorcycle, trucker, etc)? Would anyone expect the 3490LMT to surface as a 3590LMT in the next 6 months (the 3490 is the 4.3" and I'm guessing based on model numbers a 3590 would be the same/similar unit features with a 5" display).
I would guess that the difference has to do with the fact that the 3490's screen is multi touch, duel orientation, glass, with glass being the major factor. It maybe that the size limitation is because of the glass screen.
Digital 3D TrafficDelivers traffic updates every 30 seconds over the HD Radio™ broadcasting system. That’s up to 10 times faster than traditional traffic receivers.
Can anyone comment on why the "Garmin Lock" is missing from the newest higher end models? That seems like a nice feature ... my thinking is that if someone steals my Garmin, they can't use it! I'd rather have my Garmin ... but would prefer it not be used by a thief. So, to me, it was a nice feature (like PCs, cell phones, etc have).
I've heard stories of kids accidentally setting the Garmin Lock while their parent was sitting at a stop light. In that situation the parent wouldn't know the unlock location or the PIN.
If somebody broke into my car and stole the GPS, I would take no solace at all knowing that he couldn't unlock it.
If somebody broke into my car and stole the GPS, I would take no solace at all knowing that he couldn't unlock it.Knowing your favorite places and where you have been recently might be very helpful information to an identify thief. I like to think my GPS would be nothing more than a paperweight if it fell into the wrong hands.
Speed limits are adjustable on the 3400 series; it was omitted from the advanced 2xxx series' manuals, but I'm sure you can do that on those units, as well.
...I talked with someone in law enforcement about this a couple of years ago. His response (although only one opinion) was that he wished more people would not set a PIN and put their home address in the GPS because he could then return far more of the GPS devices they had recovered to their proper owner...
Speed limits are adjustable on the 3400 series; it was omitted from the advanced 2xxx series' manuals, but I'm sure you can do that on those units, as well.Alas, it's been confirmed to me that this is not an error of omission. There will be no speed limit adjustment feature on the 2xx5 models.
I know the HD traffic is new to the Nuvi's but how do we think it compares to the nulink traffic?