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  • I would (still) follow Boyd's advice, and put it on a card. Perhaps another card. They're cheap.
  • Sounds about right :)
  • "My experience is that occasionally it won't, I certainly don't see it frequently making poor choices." Ditto. It may have been taking traffic into consideration - as mentioned. You can always look at the entire route in advance - and see it it mak…
  • Yes, using the "set location" feature sounds familiar now. It's been awhile since I have done that, but this is what I was referring to regarding the basemap: I think I had to "drag myself" across the Atlantic from where I was to where I wanted to …
  • I once did this with my 3590 or 3597. It was necessary to go into simulation mode in order to do this. If I remember correctly, first I had to "navigate" – using the worldwide (almost featureless) map of the nuvi – with the touch screen to the area…
  • I have a 3597. The only time that I have had this experience is when I gave a town as a via point – because I wanted to go through this town on my route. But you see, one never knows exactly where Garmin considers "the town". It is a single point - …
  • Exx.xx.xxx needs to be Exxx.xx.xxx There needs to be 3 digits here. A leading zero is often what needs to be here. The value is from 000 to 179: 3 digits And: one can always use Google Earth to get equivalents in systems. Use its preferences to vi…
  • You can create any number of (custom) categories - with any name(s) of your choosing. Even after addresses have been saved - and are in "all saved places" - the item can be edited, and assigned to an additional category. So those addresses will be…
  • I need to correct my post: sussamb's advice regarding switching mode worked to solve another issue that I was having - not yours. There are so many (software) issues with Garmin products, it's hard for me to keep them straight.
  • sussamb's advice regarding switching mode worked for me. I use a Mac, had the same issue as you, and switching mode solved the problem.
  • Yes. I didn't have a solution for you. I was just hoping that the issue would just - eventually - disappear.
  • Not at this time, but I had - for a very long time. See: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/30107/problem-communicating-with-our-servers#latest
  • Under certain circumstances, I also enjoy using the device with no destination entered; that is, as a "moving map". Mostly, I do this when simply tripping around – obviously. I find the device being used as a moving map really useful.
  • "The GPS chips in new phones are really very good in my experience..." I'm new to (really)smart phones, but was hearing all along that the chips in phones were far weaker/inferior than those in dedicated GPS devices. I have a spanking-new phone - a…
  • I live in Europe - so that answers one of your questions. My power-plug identifies the receiver as the GTM-36. I don't use a smartphone as part of my navigating.
  • I would like to comment on only one aspect of your post. I, also, do not understand all the flavors of Garmin's traffic information service. My unit is the 3597LMT: the plain-vanilla flavor. Although I had never experienced it before, on a recent …
  • "I might go for the argument that Garmin Express doesn't/didn't handle older Garmin products very well." That's not my experience - and not an explanation that satisfies me. My device is only a few years old, and has had issues with the various ve…
  • Express is not the world's best written software. I have had problems with it - version after version. See the topic, "Garmin updates": last post here, 9. February. The solution might be there.
  • @deserteagle56, Wow. What an incredible amount of info that you get when using sources other than City Navigator. Please take me with you on your next trip.
  • How big is your car? :) I believe, if at all possible, that one should see a device "in the flesh" before buying. I have a 5-inch (screen) device, but keep it fairly close to me - in a place which is probably illegal in many places, but not where…
  • I didn't think all that relevant - not that I know all that stuff ! - because the OP said he would be buying a new device.
  • "That said, as the maps grow in size it becomes very challenging to get the map updates installed on these old devices, so I suspect they may be nearing the end of their useful life." This is true for older devices that, perhaps, cannot use an sd ca…
  • Lifetime map updates means lifetime map updates. It means for the life of the device. Devices don't stop working after a couple of years. Or more than a couple. They work for many, many years. They may outlive you.
  • "I could never understand why people are so excited about the powered mounts." A powered mount has a much better speaker than the unit itself. "I also didn't like that magnetic mount they came up with." I purchased my 3597 because of its (magnetic)…
  • I've had this happen repeatedly. However, I, the first two times, left it for as long as 15 hours - without further progress. It is not simply a matter of Garmin being bad at predicting time remaining. There's more involved. Count yourself lucky th…
  • @sussamb, Thanks so much for this info. The issue has been mine for quite some time. It looks like I might be able to deal with it - should it continue to arise. :)>-
  • You can completely erase - in that case - everything on the present card before updating. Anything an update has placed on a card can be deleted before a new update. Updating, after all, can be done on a new - and therefore empty - card.
  • "But at least I got Samantha." I had one in college. I've been having a mess - again - with updating my EU map. After pulling out significant amounts of hair, I finally called Garmin. They did a "TeamViewer" session with me. That is a session in wh…
  • I would trash Express and re-install it. Under MacOS, use AppCleaner (or other) to trash every component of the app.
  • :)) And Fred couldn't think of a command(ment)?
  • Any feedback? Garmin, by the way, has just released an updated (American) Jack TTS3 voice.
  • "I blurted out "Jesus Christ!", and the Nuvi responded with "say a command"" This instance occurred on Christmas eve, right? :) I still use "voice command". I have had the device think that I said the command once or twice. No biggie. Because of t…
  • Start over, and re-name the maps - to whatever makes sense for you. The file-name is irrelevant. This is what I do. Every OSM that I have has been re-named by me.
  • My "automatically generated" waypoints on my 20 were always the result of the joystick being pressed while in a pocket. I bought a camera belt-pouch for it, and cut off part of the front (in a V-shape) - the part that is in front of the stick. The …
  • I have had this issue in the past - several times. I had no recourse, other than to disconnect and begin again. And begin again... In the end, the updates has always completed - and the unit has not suffered any for it. There simply is no other opt…
  • Express for Mac has been updated today to v4.5.0.0
  • So now we are talking about languages - and not voices. We're clear on that. Two different animals. I have to check: I don't think that there is an American language for any device. The English is "International English"; not American nor British n…
  • There seems to be a difference between how Express is expressing itself with your (newish, yes?) device and the way it communicates with older devices. And so, perhaps, Express isn't playing nicely with your device. Which is what you've been posting…
  • You say "English Language install". Do you mean optional (American English) voices?
  • I run Mac; it is at v4.4.1.0 Are you saying that you cannot download it? Or it isn't offering you downloads?
  • @erikfeder, Are you, perhaps, referring to Garmin Express? When Express is working properly - not always the case, however - it will offer the opportunity to download and install stuff, such as any voices not installed already on your gps, vehicle …
  • To get back to voices: "According to Garmin support here (as I mentioned at the top I'm in Germany), it is not possible to install the American English voice on the European model." This simply isn't true. I live in Germany, have owned more than o…
  • My device recalculates immediately. So quickly that I believe that it accepts the direction that I'm going - and allows me to stick to it, even if turning around to the former route might be quicker. Was this a one-off occurrence?
  • Possible that you have some "avoidances" that would not permit the re-calculation?
  • ...or temporarily turn off the audio - and keep going. I've done that, but parameters (how long the remainder of the trip; how long to the next possible re-route, etc.) would affect the practicality of this solution.
  • I'm always using the above-mentioned site to get maps for my eTrex. Terrific source. The maps have amazing detail.
  • I do have an idea - but its legitimacy is somewhere between questionable through unknown and on to zero. The latest map for Europe is at the absolute maximum size for a file - given the limitations of the FAT32 file-system used by Garmin devices: 4…
  • It's possible that this map has already been "dumbed down"; I seem to have far fewer POI than older versions. A question regarding old files: Can I (should I) delete the highlighted files? They are quite old. Are they useful/needed? Could they be t…
  • BTW, thanks to all who gave their time to help.
  • I did it. I nailed it. I gave up completely using the cloning technique that sussamb mentioned. That process was going nowhere fast. So I finally went back to the normal way of updating one's map. I opened Express, and saw that a map update was av…