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  • What is also retarded is picking the car for the gps suction marks when I've had a work laptop in there for years. They do have beanbag mounts which essentially is a beanbag with some sand to weigh it down and a mount for your GPS. Viola! no suct…
  • But a crook does not know that and will smash and grab it anyway if it is visible in the vehicle. If he/she cannot get it to work then it goes down the nearest sewer grate and you are SOL. Was this directed at me? I did say I hide everything in my…
  • Absolutely! So what is that we can do to get their attention? The most obvious one guys, don't buy garmin! But I doubt seriously that's gonna happen. Especially since I went in to Best Buy one day and wanted to know what they knew about GPS's, whic…
  • Cool! I even got to test my backups. It lost my maps, or they got corrupted. So I had no home! A land without a king! Well I took the drastic route, I said hey what the heck. Deleted everything off my Garmin, wouldn't let me delete current.g…
  • No SD card. Hmmm. Perhaps I'll try taking the battery out, for a while and then trying again. Yep! That solved it. Took it out for less than a minute. probably 30 secs or so.
  • 1. Is it true that the Nuvi 750 will import routes from MapQuest? gtadamsesq@cfl.rr.com Kinda, it saves the route as a series of locations along the route (waypoints).
  • I searched and found a few retail boxed units for sale. Item number: 260466561309 Item number: 170371734701 Looks like the maps are updated the same way as a normal Nuvi GPS unit. https://store.garminasus.com/store/catalog/productInfo.jsf;jsess…
  • I believe the solution is quite simple and is something that Garmin neglects to mention. For waypoints/favorites/custom POIs to be loaded after the transfer from the PC to the nuvi (using either MapSource or POI Loader), you have to power-cycle the …
  • You have to have a Bluteooth phone which has been paired with your 885t. Touch Hands Free> Phone book Touch the contact name Touch compose and not Dial to use SMS.
  • I had a similar question "What is the biggest SD card the 855 can take", which I posed to garmin. Thy said this is a quote: "Thank you for contacting Garmin International. You can use as large a card as you would like. If the card has a lot of inf…
  • I like the 855 for the voice recognition. But no BT (didn't need it), and no Traffic. Though you can add Traffic via an adapter, the 885 uses the same one. The VR on this unit is very good. But as I said in other posts on this site. I usually…
  • Since there is not solution for this issue yet - you think TomTom or any other GPS is better and does not have this issue? Yeah here, get this, it'll probably do what you need. http://www.l-3com.com/news-events/pressrelease.aspx?releaseID=1196249&…
  • I havnt had any experiance with sd cards but i think I see how they must all come in a micro size with an adapter case to allow it to fit into a standard sd slot. Since the Navigator chip is transferable can anyone think of a reason not to buy a us…
  • Would really appreciate anyone's opinion here since we're off for Italy next week! 1-Can anyone tell me if the built in memory on my nuvi 260 will hold the complete new version of City Navigator Europe nt? 2-what are the advatages of the cd, over…
  • At first I liked Dr. Nightmare And there is only so much "Let me consult my magic book" you can take. Well actually not, I just couldn't understand a word he said, when he was three or four feet away!
  • Ha. Thanks, I just want sure if I had to calculate this thing , or something to ake it work better. I guess I can always use it and then use the Iphone for backup if I want to try to get a closer look at the map. I do like having it on the motor…
  • I have purchased this unit last week and have been using it since then. >>congratulations! I have never owned a true GPS before, and have been using my Iphone with Google maps since then. One thing I love about the Iphone is i can make the ma…
  • Greetings, I am sure I am missing something with what I am trying to do, so hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. I tow a 13' high fifth wheel travel trailer and had a bad experience with a low bridge two years ago. Anyway, I down…
    in POI Alert Comment by jloh September 2009
  • The custom voices from pigtones are fun, but they get quite annoying after about 3 days. Also, as mentioned, the custom voices do not support the text to speech function of the advanced Nuvis. Yes that was a problem. At first I liked Dr. Nightmar…
  • I have seen this a couple of times too. The Garmin will calculate the "fastest route", but I'll stay on what I know to be much faster and the estimated time will drop as soon as it recalculates. I sure wish I would have known how poor the Nuvi's…
  • I travel a lot, and it's one of the things I have to remember to do when I switch countries. It works better on the GPS than in the brain sometimes :) Hmmm. Can I turn your brain on and off too? :))
  • So I have an 855 with msn direct. Will I be able to upgrade to v4 when it's avail? I haven't much experience with these things. Has garmin allowed via firmware updates, the nuvi 6xx or 7x0 series to upgrade to v3? Or will I forever be relegated …
  • This is all very good to know. Thanks!
  • Posed as new reply by mistake. tvanpool: I didn't know the FM transmitter had a volume adjustment? Terry I think you are getting the FM transmitter confused with FM traffic. The FM traffic adapter is a power adapter plug, but the FM transmitter is …
  • Hi experts,,I was given a Garmin Nuvi 200w and it tells me when i powered it on that there is no maps to be load.. :oops: can anybody with knowledge help me please?..firt let me add to this posting that i dont know anything about what software shoul…
  • Sorry if these are stupid questions, this is my first ever GPS system and I am slightly confused on how to update the maps/software in my 885T. I just opened up the box and the only setup directions seem to be in the "quick start manual" It does n…
  • I tried the new WebUpdater as well, even though my firmware is the latest. It couldn't find my 855 either. It seems the Garmin volume can't be mounted before the Garmin software comes up, only afterwards - at least on my Mac. On my mac you can con…
  • Yes you have to wait till the Garmin volume shows up on your desktop. Or if it's not connected, connect it and wait till your Garmin volume shows up.
  • I went in with a friend who had a card. The 765t was not available in the store (must be an Internet sale only, I guess). I would have sprung for a membership as I'm in cities with Costcos several times a year. However, I am a Sam's Club member…
  • This has not been my experience. Using the vehicle charger and Garmin ac-dc adapter combination, (Garmin part 010-10723-08), I certainly do get the "battery charge complete" message. I have the Nuvi 855. Yes but even after the Battery Charge complet…
  • Garmin replied to my email and suggested a couple of things. One useful one was that a PC must be used to upgrade the 855 to version 4.6 before it will work with a Mac. However, my unit was already at 4.6. I finally got it to work by bringing up …
  • My Nuvi's will dismiss the "agree" screen all by themselves pretty quickly when you start driving. You still have to tap "show map" to see the screen most of the time (sometimes this happens automagically after awhile, can't quite figure out the log…
  • I am not a member of Costco (Sam's Club is king where I live; there is no Costco), but I do have access to a card today and tomorrow while I am in town for our meeting. Kinda off topic for a GPS forum, but you used to be able to get day preview …
  • Let me qualify my response. I voted never, but I only take out the GPS unit itself I leave everything else in the car, the mount the car charger. I do hide those in my glove compartment.
  • I am in CA about 4-5 times a year and MN about 2-3 times and they don't want you to use the windshield mount. Actually, MN is the only one now. Earlier this year 2009 (January), The governator decriminalized GPS users. Vehicle code Division 12 Ch…
  • P.S. In California and Minnesota in the US you cannot mount legally to windshield, but you can to dash as long as it does not block vision to road view. I realize a couple years have passed since you wrote this, but yes it is legal now to mount a G…
  • Use a good quality microcloth and some water. The best microcloths come from Germany and are available online at car detailing sites. Hmm.. I just use whatever T-shirt I'm wearing that day. I didn't know all my T-shirts were made in Germany!! For…
  • The only way to truly power off the unit is to remove the battery. Really? I thought you could just hold the power switch for 5 to 10 seconds and it'd turn off. At least when I turn it back on it goes through the whole startup sequence. That i…
  • I'll tell you exactly what I did. Opened the box..put in the battery...turned it on. The unit can't acquire a sat signal because I live in the fortress of solitude. Nice to know that superman needs a GPS too.
  • Voice commands work amazingly well especially if there is little background noise. I take it by that statement that you regularly go out of your way to drive by construction zones or you have many kids.
  • So I guess I made the right decision going with the Garmin then. just seeing if there are better options out there. After all I gotta keep up with the Jones'! or the (dead) Kennedys.
  • Thanks for the prompt replies.
  • Oh well... Another low cost option is to get a can of spray paint, walk around with a notebook itemizing each tree trunk, then spraypainting a mark on the trunk to know it's been counted. I would paint a number on each trunk. Then, a GPSmap 60CSx…
  • Well the 885T is just the 855 with BlueTooth and MSN Traffic (trial). So I feel qualified to say yes the Voice Recognition is quite good. Actually let me qualify that. What I did was mispronounce a bunch of street names (two of which are Moraga, a…
  • I thoght only my Nuvi goes crazy, insted of going straight it makes me go in circles :evil: Be extremely careful, don't let it bite you. Because I think it has rabies!
  • I guess they forgot Mexico was in North America. It just depends what it is compared to. If North America versus South America then yes, Mexico is part of North America. (The continental way of looking at it.) However if considering North America ve…
    in What to Buy? Comment by jloh August 2009
  • OOPS! Sorry. Missed the lane guidance request. Look at the 7x5 series, not the 7x0's. Fry's has the Garmin Nuvi 855 for $249.00. That's looks like a pretty good deal. What do you think? Sure you have to pay tax too! Got it a couple weeks ago fro…
  • Most of the garmin's, from North America, carry North American maps (US & Canada), I guess they forgot Mexico was in North America. Though I think I recall hearing older maps included Mexico. Don't know about the other brands. Or if you are…
    in What to Buy? Comment by jloh August 2009
  • Here's the weird part: We have the Garmin set to "Fastest Route". When we ignore the Garmin and take I-95, it recalculates the route and shows that we will get there earlier than if we had taken its suggested route. How does that make sense? I susp…
  • It'll give you a list of possible gas stations, closest to you. I'm not sure if it's smart enough to know not to give you gas stations you just passed. Perhaps someone else with more experience than I, I just had this for less than a week, can ans…