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  • It's been awhile since I've been to the Garmin Forums. Surprisingly, while it was down there was some info I was looking for that I felt for certain would be there. Interesting how something not used for a long time can be missed when gone. Even …
  • There always seem to be certain cities the GPS takes me through instead of around. Others cities it will take me around when I would rather go through. Don't know why. Just one of the quirks. Short of painstakingly setting up via's or waypoints …
  • Other than messing with the brightness controls or putting it in night time mode I wouldn't know. There are different map themes that change colors of the map displayed. Don't know if that would affect what you are asking. I've not had any issue …
  • I've no idea. I'd base the decision on fix or trash on how much expense fixing will be and if I can't be assured of the outcome, then that magic dollar amount is a very low number. I've never been good at unsoldering and soldering circuits, so if …
  • Why can't the maps be updated? Because of the error or was this unit never activated? Have no idea if you are delusional.
  • I'm just having a problem understanding why a garmin device not being able to connect to a garmin server would cause it to not function at all. Even with cloud based services going on, It seems gross mishandling of what should be a simple program e…
  • I only skimmed through the article. But programming wise, there shouldn't be a reason that problems at Garmin should be causing issues with the devices. The devices should always be able to connect to the GPS satellites and give you all the inform…
  • I spent part of my career in the IT (information technology) world. My wife is still involved with IT. Even back in the 90's I was amazed at how willing company management was to connect all their computers to the wide wide world with only a firew…
  • "Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin" Yes, that caught my eye too. Might be where the bulk of their revenue is coming from now. Never looked that close at their numbers though.
  • You can also call garmin support. 1 (800) 800-1020 There'll likely be a wait time. However their VRU will take your callback number and then when your turn comes up in the queue the CSR will call you back. I've used it a fair number of times and…
  • I'm still wondering if you have a pointer moved out to measure distance or bearing from your current location. On my GPS's, marine, handheld, automotive and even cycling the current location is at the bottom center of the screen. Unless you hav…
  • So Garmin no longer sells maps to directly install on your computer. However, you can still use them on the computer by connecting the GPS. Or you could just put the memory card into a slot on your computer (or a USB card reader). In fact, you coul…
  • Not saying this is the case for your issue, but there are many people selling SD cards with Garmin maps on them that don't go through Garmin's licensing program. They pretty much just have a hacked version of Garmin's map that sometimes works and s…
  • If you are in North America, call Garmin Support. Won't cost you anything but time. Product Support U.S. 913-397-0872 | 1-800-800-1020 Canada 1-866-429-9296 When you are in basecamp are you certain you are viewing the map on the device itself or…
  • In the system setup menus you might need to see if that map is listed and the checkbox checked. Or perhaps the card slot is damaged. Garmin used to have a flat-rate repair site so you could see what it'd cost for out of warranty stuff. However th…
  • I always find it best to call Garmin Support. Then you can quickly dispense with the "is it plugged in" emails and all the other stuff that support has to do to eliminate the less tech savvy. Usually, pre-covid, when I've called them they have a …
  • I thought it kind of looks like the line that I'd get when I use the rocker pad on my gpsMap 76 csx to move the pointer out and mark a waypoint on the map or see what distance and bearing something was from me on the map. If I moved the pointer on …
  • Computer USB amperage is only required to be .5 amps for USB v1.0 and v2.0. USB 3.0 is .9 amps to meet the standard. Probably not a great choice for using it for charging Garmin's that try to guess what they are connected to based on voltages an…
  • Just got the DS 65? Return it for a refund before it's too late. Of course Garmin will replace it under warranty but that takes a little time too. Garmin might not intend for them to charge from the USB. My DS 61 doesn't charge significantly fro…
  • My older Garmin's go straight into storage mode when I connect them to my computer. But my newer DriveSmart 61 lmts gives an option to cancel out of that. Never thought about trying the USB connection in the car. Don't know how much amperage it…
  • Oh.... I'd been thinking a while back about get a BC-30 and missed out on the part about using a different power cable for the GPS. Don't know what to tell you about the wiring. The plug going into the cigar lighter/power point is probably just…
  • Why not just get a 12 volt power outlet and wire that in and tuck under your dash? Then you won't have to alter the power cable for the GPS. If you ever have to take it out, it'll be undamaged. There are all sorts of them at the auto parts stores…
  • I'd think the issue is with the GPSmap. When my Garmin Edge does a similar thing with my HR monitor or speed/cadence sensor, It's typically been the Edge device. I'll have to go in an re-pair the device and save the pairing. Typically does happen…
  • The etrex is almost ten years newer. The processor and other components are probably faster. So it can crunch the numbers faster. GLONASS probably is the big thing though. I still find my GPSmap 76csx from circa 2006 has a better looking track l…
  • I traveled the same route today and did not get any Red Light Camera alerts. I didn't change any settings. So I guess I'll put that down in the "never really happened" category since I've got no proof. B-) Maybe it was a Garmin promotion or s…
  • Does yours give you the screen where you select what you want to reset? Might try just selecting "max speed" only instead of "select all". Sometimes minor software glitches need a different strategy to make them start working. I've frequently bee…
  • On my DriveSmart 61lmt-s I go to and it shows the installed maps. Yours is at least similar if not the same. I have not installed the new update yet, so mine are CN North America NT 2020.30. If yours has the newest North America Update it shou…
  • I never watch my startup screen. So till someone more all-knowing comes along, I'll just have to ask what it says in the settings. Somewhere in there there is a page where you can see the maps installed on your device. North America? Europe? Ant…
  • Well what model is it they offered you? It may not be as good a deal as other models you can find re-furb's for at gpscity or other places. Also, other discounters are able to offer the re-furbs with a longer warranty period than Garmin does on it…
  • I tend to agree, just get a new one. I have a nuvi 205w from circa 2008 still and very early on purchased lifetime maps for it. It still updates maps, but I have had to limit the coverage and no longer can put the entire North America on it. In f…
  • .........he tells me about the routes they took and they often seem just crazy to me, very round-about. But the thing is, they usually get here very quickly, so apparently it works. :) Google maps occasionally has a bad habit of finding short cuts a…
  • Hard to compete free apps you can download to a smartphone. However there are pro's and con's to using your phone. And, pro's and con's for a dedicated device. I find that I have to use both to eliminate being surprised by one or the other. Ye…
  • As far as #2, the Edge is Garmins series of cycling computers. Most if not all of them have a auto-pause setting that stops the timer and recording to the log anytime your speed is zero or below a speed you can select. With that feature, you won't…
  • I don't remember it being there before, however after doing a full reset yesterday, I have a menu item that shows up in Settings called Driver Assistance. And in it is a selection for Audible Driver Alerts. I deselected all of them and I didn't he…
  • I agree with the point about you should be able to turn it off. However since most of the comments on this were only from those that are annoyed by them, I felt that there should be a comment from someone that didn't find them annoying. Perhaps I …
  • I've used a DS61lmts for over 2 years and I've not found alerts annoying at all. There is only a fairly innocuous ding of the audio and a orange or red banner that appears in the top right of the map screen where normally the next turn info is seen…
  • Maybe we should swap devices For me, all I want is the smart notifications and ability to send/share location coordinates found in Google maps or other apps with my DS61. I think Garmin drive does that stuff, but it's not compatible with my DS61.…
  • I'll probably get too annoyed with it again and uninstall it from my phone. But it is nice being able to share locations that Google maps can find but Garmin can't with my DS61. Sad that there is so much of what I consider bloatware attached to i…
  • Are you renting the cars? Might the rental have the option to include gps? Otherwise providing your data usage isn't expected to be an astronomical sum, I'd just use a smartphone, or stop in to whatever the discount big box store they have there …
  • Are you certain it was telling you 2020.30? Between the various Garmin's I have with various maps on them, I will several times a year have G.E. tell me a map update is available for a random device in the list, while actually the update that is al…
  • Hard reset..... touch and hold right corner of screen when copyright notice appears during boot? No I've never done that. Unless deleting user data is just a choice and it actually does the reset of everything else. I suppose I can save off the s…
  • I've experienced the multiple cues from Colorado to Georgia and every state between. As I said it doesn't happen with every exit, nor have I determined if the same exits always exhibit this. It's funny though how many times and different ways m…
  • A button..... I'd have never thunk it. However in the past I've told others they need to touch everything on their Garmin screens to find out if Garmin put some function behind it. I've never used the wifi on this either. Right after purchased …
  • That one year warranty is something most should really be aware of and think about. For me, any issues I had with most everything, Garmin or anything show themselves in the first year. Although I'm fondly frustrated of the times it seemed like ev…
  • There's a lot of wisdom in the old "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" saying when it comes to Garmin........... Have a look at the software changelog and see what kinds of problems it's supposed to remedy............ I won't disagree with that at a…
  • Well let me re-phrase that....... "I've never ever personally known anyone or had a Garmin device that really and truly bricked itself." I'm aware of all the post claiming bricked devices. However I don't consider an author of a post to a bulletin…
  • Is this a recent purchase sold as new or factory refurbished? Then absolutely don't worry about it. You have a warranty and Garmin will give you another if they can't resolve the issue over the phone. At least in North America they will. Can't s…
  • Thanks for the information. Do you happen to know if the data-set also contains info about preferred routing around some large congested metropolitan areas? Sometimes I seem to be taken a longer way around when the old and direct way are faster, s…
  • I bought my gpsMap 76csx circa 2005 or 2006. It was a backup nav that I took with me when sailing. I even would put it and a small vhf in a fanny pack when I had to man the helm alone at night just in case I went overboard. It made me feel better…
  • I did get very annoyed with the DriveSmart 61, because you have to use bluetooth to get traffic data and there doesn't seem to be a way to do this without also sending all your phone calls to the GPS instead of the car system. Finally ended up just…