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  • The lifetime is the unit that it is originally used on. You cannot use the maps on different units, each unit needs it's own lifetime subscription.
  • Sounds like the Garmin is not seeing the GMAPPROM.IMG map files, just the base map (which is what you describe, main roads only). Where did you get your updated map from? Did you save it on the onboard memory or a SD card? You may have to put it ba…
  • It also depends on where you buy it. Many European models (even with the same model number as other countries) have larger internal memory due to European maps being bigger than North American or Australian maps.
  • Parkways typically do not allow commercial vehicles & venturing on will usually result in a stiff fine and the very real possibility of getting stuck under a bridge. :) Ah, OK. Like I said, I don't drive commercial, so did not know that. on th…
  • What is the difference between a parkway, route, expressway and freeway? To me they describe the same thing (but I don't drive commercial). I know Garmin make units specifically for truckers, and probably has more avoidance options that an automoti…
  • I di dnot know you could not turn it off. luckily both of mine don't have this (260 and 255W) because that would really annoy me, especially since most speed limits around me have changed recently and would be red most of the time. Also it is stupid…
  • gatorguy nailed it. Flash memory does not get "fragmented" in the same sense as a mechanical hard drive. Read times for flash are identical no matter where the data is located on the drive. Regular hard drives have to move and spin to locate the d…
  • On the 3790 it's Favourites>All Favourites>3Bar Icon>>Spell. I have my favorites categorizes which is the reason I'd select All Favorites, if you just have them all in one long list then you'd probably not need to select All Favorites.…
  • Lightsquared has a video on their website talking about how a modified antenna can work with their signal. The thing is, this is only for advanced GPS units (like for surveying) and would require all those with older units to buy new antenna, and do…
  • Check the brightness setting when it is plugged in.
  • 3. How should I charge it for the first time. Should I leave it in my car all night letting it charge (it's cold here). Or can I charge it by hooking it up to the computer? I don't exactly understand how you plan to charge it by leaving it a ca…
  • It also depends on your location. If there is a lot of new construction or roadwork in your area, getting a unit with a lifetime map may be almost necessary. My 260 has 2009 maps onboard, and was fine when I got it, but the freeway by me has underg…
  • From my understanding, yes, POI data is updated along with the map.
  • Just curious, would it be possible to copy Samantha from the 265 and put her on the 1450? It is the same file type, correct?
  • Same. I have location services turned off for most stuff. I played with it a little, but it seems to lag on the map refresh on 3g, and is horrible on EDGE (I have unlimited data, so I figured I would try it out). The download deal is nice, but on…
  • Tim, I had the same problem, but then realized I had location services off for Safari (if your using iPhone).
  • MSN Direct is shutting down on Jan 1 2012, so it is a good thing they won't let you purchase it. https://www.msndirect.com/MSNDirectServiceAnnouncement.aspx
  • Yea, most forums do have a FS section, but as said, GPS are a highly stolen item, and so the chance of someone selling a stolen GPS here is pretty high, and someone would try to hold gpsreviews responsible for it, or law enforcement might get involv…
  • I got a refurbished Nuvi 1350 on Amazon for $75 a few months ago. That has all the features you want except Junction view (which usefulness varies on location). The 1450 does have everything you want (but costs more).
  • The answer is "yes", but I would suggest making a complete backup of your nuvi before you delete anything ... just in case. One other tip: After you delete the unneeded files, don't use the myDashboard tab on the my.garmin.com site to update your n…
  • ... blupupher: If by "MyGarmin" you mean the web updater, yes I hooked it up to the web updater and had it updated to the latest firmware. Why is a 255 with the latest maps "odd"? People don't update their maps unless they have current production m…
  • I have a 255w and a 260 (the one that is basically a 255) and don't have any problems like your having. Have you tried a hard reset? Have you hooked it up to My Garmin? I am also curious as to the maps. A 255 with 2012.10 maps is odd. Either they…
  • Ah, OK. I took cn to be Canada (but it is ca, right?) and I thought the 49 included Alaska (which makes more sense that I can drive to Alaska, but not to Hawaii). Sorry. :oops: But I do know Nevada is definitely on that map. :D
  • Yup, your map has all states except Hawaii and it also has Puerto Rico and Canada.
  • Interesting. Biggest problem is it requires an internet connection to work vs the Streetpilot onboard which stores map data on the phone. Not an issue for me since I have unlimited data (for now) on my iPhone, but my wife does not. Also if you get…
  • MacSteve, Garmin makes a line for truck drivers that has weight and height avoidances, but also includes traffic. That should work for a bus also. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=275
  • Ahh, OK, I just saw the post in the Smartphone forum (and since I did not click on the link did not know).
  • Posted here already http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/23541/x/p1/ also, many (including myself) will not click on tinyurl links.
  • The 1260T is the only 3.5" Nuvi with bluetooth, and it is an ABC keyboard. The zumo (motorcycle line) also has bluetooth and 3.5", but they too are ABC keyboards. I don't see any other makers with 3.5" screens and bluetooth. Truthfully, I don't h…
  • I leave both mine in the vehicle, but they are not mounted on the widshield. In my car I have the suction cup stuck to the dash over where my tachometer is just above the steering wheel. I just put a towel over the steering wheel/dash and you can't…
  • I have a 260 that I still use. Aside from having older maps (I was lucky to find a deal on e-bay with somebody selling a 2010.40 SD card for cheap to upgrade my 2009 maps) I have had no issues with it. My wife has a 255w with 2011.30 maps and my mot…
  • To turn it all off, you need to disable traffic in setup. Just turning off avoidances won't do it. I think a lot of us (most? or just me?) who use traffic don't enable traffic avoidances, but prefer to get the info and make our own decisions. I f…
  • Garmin gets their maps from Navteq (http://www.navteq.com/). Garmin maps are about 6 months behind the most current Navteq maps since Garmin has to add POI's and other things to make them work with the Garmin devices. You can register with Navteq a…
  • If you want "Free" traffic, you will have the ads, if you don't want traffic, just turn the traffic avoidance off and you will not get any ads or traffic.
  • Yep, and I'm told (though never seen it) that the warning to update maps will eventually go away ... so Boyd's advice may be best. ... Well, my 255 still warns me every month or so (never paid close attention to its timing) that my 2009 map is out o…
  • When you update the map, it deletes the old one and then puts the new one on. You have plenty of room.
  • Hmm, If this is like all other app, it could be nice to be able to have this on my 2 iPhones and my iPod Touch (and even possibly a iPad if I ever get one) all for 1 low price. I am wondering if it will get continual free map updates?
  • You can look on e-bay for a used SD card. I got a 2010.4 SD card last year for like $25 shipped. It updated my 2009 maps on the unit, and the card can be used in any Garmin (the cards are not locked to a unit, just the card itself). It is very hit a…
  • Don't know all the answers, but here are a few; 1. Bluetooth is for connecting with your cell phone. Worthless IMO, but some like it. Don't think their are any other differences between the 2. 2. Not sure, it is up to you. Some people really like …
  • Well, I got that e-mail but did not look at the bottom of it. Oh well.
  • One thing to keep in mind - when you register any Garmin product, they will send you a code that's good for a 10% discount on anything purchased online. This could come in handy if you plan to download any other maps or purchase accessories. Recentl…
  • Ahh, so you can buy a new map and install it on the GPS without it being registered. Got it. I looked on Garmins site and don't see a "MapUpdater" download, is it just something you get when you buy a map? But still, the only way you will be able t…
  • No, he needs a nuvi connected to PC and GarminMapUpdater. If he has 2 nuvis, than he can already have updater for his first device. Actually, if previous owner remove nuvi from his account, new owner will be able to register it but updates will be …
  • oops, past my edit time. From Garmins site: How do I transfer the registration to my name if I purchased my device from an individual? If you purchase a device second hand from an individual and the unit is already registered to that person, you …
  • Just curious how you were able to update the map if you could not register it??? :roll: You have to be logged in and registered in MyGarmin to download/install map updates. Garmin will not unregister it from the original owner unless it is the ori…
  • Yea, at the earliest, your looking at 2 map updates (6 months) from the time a road is completed till it will show up since word is garmin is about 3-4 months behind on their release from when NAVTEQ updates their maps. As said, you can go to the N…
  • I bought a refurbished 1350 from Amazon a little while back and can say I could not tell it from a brand new one except the box is different and it cost me $55 less than new. Same warranty as new, comes with the "free" map update (I did have to e-m…
  • make sure you have the correct city listed. Sometimes it is different than what you think.
  • www.newegg.com allows you to pick 5 models and compare them. http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=357&name=GPS-Navigation
  • Long answer, maybe. I bought a refurb 1350 a few weeks ago from Amazon. When I got it, it was not showing as having the "free" 90 day update available. I e-mailed Garmin with the proof of purchase from Amazon, and they added an update to my accou…