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  • I am truly sorry that my comments offend you. However I would feel very remiss not to bring up other considerations to any topic that might be related to safety or general impact to the use of something. As well, I learn a lot from discussion that…
  • I think you misunderstood the intent of my post. I was being sarcastic toward Garmin. You made a statement that had some sentiment toward Garmin, TomTom and Foursquare. I was just adding a different take to similar sentiment. True I can do a sea…
  • I simply can't fathom why TomTom and Garmin have both gone down this route of cobbling the software and deliberately making it difficult and time consuming to use. As I said earlier, it has to be a deal with Foursquare that involves money so they st…
  • Aside from that, it sounds like you are trying to use it in a way that was never intended. I second that, I've pulled some pretty large trailers and it's not the people behind you that are the problem when changing lanes. I even doubt that the fiel…
  • Understand that in the case of devices like Garmins, the values you see on the device for distance traveled, elevation gain/loss, average pace, average speed and many others pieces of data might show entirely different when you look at the track log…
  • You sort of ask this in regards to fitness so my response is more geared that way. And is more just for me to get this "off my chest" as I've had plenty of the same discussions you seem to be getting into. For sport and fitness devices. The only…
  • Yeah, I think the IBM system 38 on up through the I series 400 is the only platform that can boast straight forward commands and functions that allow you to troubleshoot file locks and program errors easily. There are some third party programs th…
  • Oh... a picture is worth a thousand words.... or is that a thousand posts? I assume windows thinks something is still using a file on the device. Is Garmin Express running on your machine? Try stopping GE and/or any other program garmin or no…
  • I am not happy that the 680T is definitely mounted as a portable device and not needing safe release. I don't understand your concern here. Being mounted as a portable device, which should give it a removal policy of "3", is the safest method to…
  • We have seen a lot of discussion of Garmin USB issues on Windows 10. Still on Win 7 Professional here (and also MacOS). I've been using Win10 since Microsoft pushed it down to me as a free upgrade. I've not experienced any issues between it or my G…
  • The normal power cable that plugs into the power point in your vehicle also is the receiver for Garmin Traffic. So if you are talking about one of those phone chargers that have an extra USB plug in and you are going to use the data cable that is i…
    in Nuvi 2589 Comment by privet01 March 24
  • It doesn't look as if I was caught by that. My update didn't happen until the 15th. So according to them it was pulled already. Although for about three or four days after that update I was having problems with my phone not being recognized when …
  • If you can see the device in your files explorer but GE doesn't, that would be an indication that GE is more likely at fault. Not necessarily, there are many reasons that cause GE not to see a device, among two are cable and USB issues. However i…
  • The vendor you bought it from is the first place you should look. If for whatever reason Garmin shows the id of this specific device as only having a limited mapset, then that will only be problematic for future updates. So you need to ensure the v…
  • I don't think any "drivers" are required for a Nuvi. depending on the settings, it behaves as either a USB disk or MTP device, and both of these should be natively supported on Windows. I agree. Garmin's devices have long since not required any spe…
  • @Boyd..... yep!
  • I put this comment in the wrong thread yesterday, you all probably saw it anyway though....... On my devices, they do say you have to hold the device level to get an accurate reading with the compass. So that kind of nixes some of what I said previ…
  • On my devices, they do say you have to hold the device level to get an accurate reading with the compass. So that kind of nixes some of what I said previously. My gpsMap76CSx pretty much does what your video shows. Essentially its behaving much li…
  • When you are still that can be understandable if only GPS is involved. As when you are not moving it has no idea which way you are facing. But moving is a different thing. It can infer from the direction of movement which way should be "track up"…
  • ....this of course assumes you are in an area with traffic reception and that the traffic service knows about the road closure. Those are two big gotcha's . I don't put a lot of faith in the traffic avoidance features. The big reason is that I …
  • For whatever reason, Garmin doesn't want you playing with the UI while its connected to the computer on many of the garmin models. Most only go into a mode that allows the computer to connect to the garmin devices as removable drives as well as cha…
  • I wonder it part of it is the platform/language it's coded in. I've felt at times they may have discontinued support for webupdater, mapupdater and garmin communicator because they were based on a platform that will not meet future needs and possib…
  • SoInvariably any issue is due to a poorly maintained OS rather than a fault in Express. What do you base that on? My OS's are updated regularly and current supported versions (Win10 64bit and El Capitan). And the OS's at the times I had issues wit…
  • Express is not the world's best written software. I have had problems with it - version after version. I agree. Garmin mapudater just worked-- period-- the end. However I have had to use Express for the last couple updates and it's less buggy and …
  • do all of these units offer exact coordinates?. Yes they display exact coordinates in various formats that you can choose in the setup. However if you mean "exact" as in accuracy..... well it could be anywhere from 4 feet to 30 feet under normal co…
  • Might if he wants to lug two cell phone size things around while walking. That's my only hold back on getting a etrex 10 to use while walking.
  • I found this while looking for options for my Son.... https://amazon.com/Garmin-V%C3%ADvoactive-Smart-Watch-Regular/dp/B01MYVEZ0N/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t Over your budget, but if sign up for the credit card, they'll give you 50.00 off bringing it dow…
  • There must be something that will fit my meager requirements... Any ideas? Let friends and other acquaintances know that you are looking for one. One might just give it to you. You never know. Probably quite a few of them have older gps's that t…
  • But…. "whatever". Why did you start a thread about GPS apps if you don't want to use one? ;) Never said I would not use one. I just want to have as much control of my data as possible. I don't like all the apps that think sending all your data to …
  • I looked at oruxmaps. It's more than I need, but hey why not. The other stuff might be useful. @Boyd.... Do you use this a fair amount? Are the controls obvious for when you might potentially be sending information to the cloud? Or to destinati…
  • And one of the reasons is because we voluntarily give it up every time we accept the ULA's and privacy agreements of software and apps we use. The carrot is too irresistible. Even for me. Free apps aren't free. Its just that someone else is payi…
  • Like I said, when they are good, it's okay. But you never know if they'll change their mind or be careless. And once they change then it's too late.
  • You don't mention what operating system you want. Oooooops.. my bad! You are correct, I'm an android user. I've done a short look through googleplay, but quickly got distracted by other stuff. I'll definitely take a look at oruxmaps after I coo…
  • I think just tell them to drive down so-and-so road til they see a motorcycle on the side of the road will still work. It's what we did before GPS.
  • newsroom.garmin.com/press-release/automotive/garmin-debuts-rv-770-lmt-s-live-services-and-travel-data-camping-enthusiast#http:// That's the original press release. They just say expected to be available in February. I don't think it's unusual for…
  • Depends on where you put it. If you put it in the window then it might well be too big. You can look up the actual specs for the unit size and cut you out a piece of cardboard and see what you think. My gps is much smaller but I never put it in t…
  • Oh... a point we didn't touch on is altitude/elevation. GPS signals are not as accurate in the vertical dimension. I personally can't think of any current consumer device still in production that acutally uses GPS elevation. A barometric sensor i…
  • One nice thing about the GLO is the quantity of data that it outputs - 10 position updates per second. Phones and handheld GPS devices only output one position per second. That's a good point. Though many of the devices that I described do log dow…
  • What do you call raw data? The unprocessed satellite signals? you won't get that with a comsumer gps. If you are talking position coordinates, then just about any are at least the ones I'm familiar will create a file, typically a .gpx, .tcx or ot…
  • I've got a garmin nuvi from 2008 that still gets lifetime map updates.
  • I would have thought it to be a mini-usb. That is what all my Garmin's use. Though they are older hardware.
  • Loose connection on either end of the power cable or it has something loose inside. Possibly the power cable has a broken wire at a stress point that make intermittent contact, but that's less likely, IMO.
  • That's interesting. I have Windows Defender turned on too. Latest updates. I just tried with both Chrome and Firefox and didn't get anything on any of the links I used to get to the download file. n7cfo.com/amradio/projects/gpsdat.htm https://s…
  • What is reporting it as malware? I just downloaded the file and I did not get any messages.
  • I think you can safely delete all of them. However I'd actually create a folder on my computer's HD and copy the entire contents of the SD folder and all, before I deleted them just in case. Again, that's not a Garmin map SD card, is it? Don't …
  • SD cards are pretty cheap. I'd just get a 16GB class 4 or better card. I have had trouble with brands though. I bought a PNY 4GB class 4 that wouldn't wouldn't work in my nuvi205w, but a sandisk 16GB class 4 is recognized. The PNY card does wor…
  • .... makes me wonder why we need the Garmin device at all. "need" is not the issue. It's "want". Some people prefer a dedicated device for reasons that may be real or imagined. Other's do not, also for reasons that may be real or imagined.
  • The resistor is in the cable. Thats why different cables behave differently with garmin products and some other manufacturers that do the same thing.
  • And that might also be the issue with the OP and the 12 volt PS. @GPSer...... You mentioned you used a 12v power supply. You did mean the cable that's intended to plug into your cars 12volt system right? As the nuvi is a 5 volt system or maybe…
  • However if you see anything bent, dirty, corroded, loose or broke, it doesn't matter what pin it is, that may likely be the cause. In general......... If you are trying to power it up with anything connected to a computer, then the normal and expe…