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  • Thanks. I had found that site about a year ago but forgot to book mark it. My kids like the Sponge Bob one, and the Patric one is new since my last visit. It has a van that is very close in color and style to ours. I currently have the Tie Intercep…
  • You don't need an SD card. When you go to update the map, it will delete the old map file before installing the new one, giving you plenty of space for the install.
  • Sounds (no pun intended) like you either don't have the correct voice selected or your device is missing the voices. Look in Tools -> Settings -> Language -> Voice Language and make sure you have a voice selected that says "Speaks Street N…
  • I am guessing that you mean by not showing street names, your referring to the amount of detail vs other older (and newer?) units. If so, who knows, but probably not. The 1350 only has the 3 levels of detail vs the older (and newer?) with 5 levels …
  • The plus side of the SD card though is that it can be taken out and used in any Nuvi. Is the DL locked to one Nuvi?
  • Blupupher, I don't think that's really correct, although it will probably work on the 1400 series anyway. The filename "gmapprom.img" is normally reserved for the preloaded map on the Nuvi's internal memory. Older Nuvi's would only recognize it as s…
  • All the files need to be in a folder called "Garmin" on the SD card. There should be an img file called "gmapprom.img" on the SD card in the folder, it needs to be re-named "gmapsupp.img" for the GPS to see the file (it will only see 1 gmapprom.img…
  • It is charging. My 255 will go into navigation mode after a minute or so when using an non-Garmin charger.
  • Well, it is about time. They are what, 2-3 generations old now? That is forever in electronics time. I love my 255w (and 260 for that matter). They both do what I need (although I did get a SD card map off e-bay for $30 for my 260 (was running earl…
  • Ahh, OK. Yea, if the computer won't even recognize it, that is another issue.
  • Just curious, if you had another 205, could you copy everything from one GPS to another? I know the map would not work, but at least the file system and such would be on there, maybe Garmin would allow a DL of whatever map used to be on it?
  • .. You get free map updates for the first 60 days on a new nuvi. ... It actually just changed to 90 days for the "free" update.
    in Question Comment by blupupher May 2011
  • the map image on an SD card needs to be in a folder named "Garmin" and the file needs to be re-named “gmapsupp.img”, not "gmapprom.img".
  • The detour button will cause the GPS to avoid the next segment of the road. So if you can see there is a block far ahead and hit the detour button, and there is more than one segment between you and the blockage, it might send you right back into t…
  • ... Although you can't import routes I understand that the 2x5 models support multiple vias, so add enough to force the nuvi to take the route you want. Details are here: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/11181/x/p1/ I never knew this. Thank…
  • I suspect useful life, as interpreted by Garmin, means when the map formats they are producing are no longer compatible with your device. So when the memory becomes too small or they change map formats for some reason and decide to no longer suppor…
  • I guess for the same reason you could buy some "early 2012" model cars in March? On another note, I have 2012.10 installed and regret to report that NONE of the 3 issue I reported to NAVTEQ in Novemeber 2010 that they have since emailed me as now "…
  • Has anyone else had the bug where when you plan a route from a to b and you pick your route preference (Faster or Shorter) and the time are ridiculously off. I believe it has been this way since the beginning. An example I pick a city to route to an…
  • Seems I read there is a problme with the 2012.10 maps not having the correct file for this. Garmin is aware and working on it. edit: here is a thread on it: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/22785/x/p1/
  • ... ... However it should be noted that at this time the 3790 cannot import routes from Mapsource or other computer mapping software. ... Is this a permanant thing or just something Garmin is still working on?
  • Some people should not be allowed to drive. From the second link: "...she says the accident is not completely her fault because her GPS told her to make the turn" I mean really? Did the GPS make her car turn there? Some kind of interconnect betwee…
  • "Sudden" failures are few and far between. You see them mentioned here more often since people come here to look for a solution for their particular problem. I have 3 Garmins, one in almost constant use since 2008 with no problems. I also use a Garm…
  • The last update (2011.40) was later than expected (by about a month). Not sure what kind of effect (if any) it will have on future releases. As said though, if you update today, and 4 days from now 2012.10 is released (and your still within your 60…
  • Nuvi's are designed to never "overcharge". The one in my wifes van is plugged in and "charging" 24/7. I know in the 2xx series, the diagnostic screen (hold upper right of screen for like 5 seconds) shows the actual battery level (when on battery. I…
  • True that PM's are being phased out, but try this. Look up at the top of any page and you should see something like this: GPS Forums Home • Search • Members Profile • You have no new messages • Log out Click on "You have no new messages". If y…
  • Well, I need multiple options for the poll, I have used Sandisk, Kensington and the Garmin (which I think is a Sandisk). Just buy whatever name brand is cheaper.
  • 48 threads about USB problems and the gps site posers keep stating that this is not a wide spread problem. Some of these want-to-be computer geeks just like to sound like they know something. lol 48 threads with millions of users. Most of which is …
  • Sounds like the Freeways were selected in the avoidances. Also, if you know where your going, you don't have to follow the GPS, just go the way you know. It will adjust your route. As for someone not familiar with the area, the GPS will get you to …
  • Yup, if you have the check mark by the map, the unit will use that map. If you un-check it, it won't. In your case it will hurt nothing to leave both of them checked. If you have 2 map sets for the same area (but different map versions) it could po…
  • Most stores (retail and online) offer extended warranties on products. For example, Newegg offers a 1 yr extended warranty for $32.99, a 2 yr for $54.99 on the 3790T (the time starts after the 1 yr Garmin warranty ends). and as Boyd said, many cre…
  • My limited personal experience, I will take a PND over a phone based unit anytime. I have a 255w and 260 as well as an iPhone 3GS, and much prefer the PND over the iPhone for true navigation while driving. I have tried several free and trial apps, a…
  • Nothing. Some plugs have green, some have red.
  • :roll: For the life of me I just don't understand these people.... where did Darwin go?
  • Wow, so much for the Lifetime updates being for the "lifetime" of the unit. If I had a usnit that was no longer supported, I woulld be very angry. sviking, let 'em have it, but like you said, little good it will do.
  • From my reading, Garmin's newest maps are at least 6 months behind (2-3 months on Navteq processing the maps and another 2-3 months for Garmin) for major roadways, and even longer an smaller streets. Probably similar on Tele Atlas. Google's update…
  • None of this changes my opinion about things, but perhaps the cost differential is less than we expected? Garmin might actually like the idea of adding connectivity, since they are interested in harvesting data about where we go for trafficTrends …
  • Sounds like you installed the eco-route feature. Not sure if their is a way to get rid of it besides reverting back to an older software (but their may be).
  • For 1 and 2, I have no idea, for # 3, Yea, I would bet many features could easily be added to older models with FW updates, but Garmin won't. I see both sides, they want you to buy the newest and greatest, and if they updated the old, nobody would b…
  • Yea, the estimated release is soon (probably Wed of next week, they seem to release them on Wednesday or Thursdays) although the differences between 2011.30 and 2011.40 will probably be minimal. If it were me, I would wait till I had 2-3 days left …
  • All USB plugs should be "stepped down" to 5v, that is the USB standard. Any cable that sends 12v to a usb plug will fry whatever is attached, since that is over 2x the voltage it is designed to accept.
  • Not sure if they take red lights into account or not, but if they do, every light is different. There are times when you may drive a route with 30 lights and get stuck at none of them, but another time when you have to stop at all of them. The GPS …
  • Go to where he was playing with it at and it will unlock, then change it/ turn it off. When you set the lock, it requires you to do the security location (as well as entering the code twice) to prevent this problem. How old is he?
  • Thanks mikes. That is a very detailed explanation. It is within a second, so that is good enough for me. ns and us are more than I can even comprehend.
  • Well, at least it is easy to go to recent locations and re-start it (not sure how it would work with multilpe way/via points, mine don't have it so I have no idea)
  • Both my 260 and 255w remember the trip if I turn it off before reaching the destination. My 205 was the same, as is my brothers 1250.
  • Anyone else see anything wrong with the directions on the left?!! :? Nope. I see the GPS telling the driver to continue on I-76W and needs to be in one of the 3 lanes to the left What do you see?
  • I have had no issues with Windows 7 and updating GPS (done it with a 260, 205 and 255W). Hard to say with that. As for locking on, set it in a window, you should get good enough signal to get a lock.
  • Yes, it charges while you use it in the car if plugged in. If you take it out and go walking it will run off battery, but once put back in the car, it will switch back to the car power and charge the battery (depending on how your plug is set in the…
  • ... Note that the nuvi will never tell you when the battery charging is complete...I've never understood Garmin's logic behind this. My guess is probably because the Nuvi is primarily an auto GPS and designed to be used while plugged in, with the ba…
  • Just curious, why did you do a hard reset? Are you able to connect to a computer? Do you have a backup copy of the Nuvi? If you can connect but have no backup, at least look and see if the files are there. If you can connect and have a backup, co…