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  • A brand new Garmin chart plotter, fish finder or sounder all come with a new power/data cable. So if the pinout isn't the same, then it's a no-brainer to replace. IMO.
  • garmin doesn't support charging of non-garmin batteries in your device. They want you to charge them before installing them.
  • I've simply unplugged the usb, then restarted both computer and device and let them go at it again with no ill effects. I did cross my fingers each time. I've also found I have less issues if I make certain to update with a computer that has a wir…
  • Maybe something bad with the pins or power supply itself. Might be what trashed your other unit.
  • Seems like someone else posted a similar issue. However I'd think that if more than one was doing this, then maybe it's a something with the power coming to the cigar lighter or power outlet in your vehicle. Might be a momentary voltage drop for s…
  • Have you tried re-setting it? Hold the power key for 12 seconds.
  • Not many people like change. However, I took @Boyd 's link and found that I could easily find all the stuff that I'd expect to find there. Albeit not the Tactix forums, though I don't know for certain they were ever there. However since they kill…
    in Garmin forum Comment by privet01 June 5
  • When you say using the garmin genuine cable, you are talking about the one that you plug into the 12 powerpoint or cigar lighter in your vehichle..... correct? If not, then that is what you should be using. USB plugs just don't supply enough juice…
  • Drivesmart 61 LMT-S for North America? I've not had any issues with re-booting on mine since I bought it in the 1st quarter of 2018. It's currently got software version 6.00 on it. I don't use smart-link with it anymore, do you? Even when I did …
  • But Garmin just doesn't include them on their own map.Well that's not entirely true. Quite often in the written turn queue my 61 lmt-s will correctly have the highway number, whether interstate, federal highway, state highway or county road, but f…
  • It shows the same route regardless of whether the SatNav is using traffic info(in car), or not(at home in the house). In that case, unless someone else can say with certainty, I'm going to continue to believe that some urban areas have a preferred r…
    in Nuvi 2529 Comment by privet01 April 26
  • Google shows that theres work going on that stretch of the hwy M5 so that could explain the weird route so it seems the OP did get the better route. Well yes, I thought that was a given that Google knows about traffic conditions, including constru…
    in Nuvi 2529 Comment by privet01 April 25
  • I also have had my GPS insist on routing me via certain interstate loops around large cities instead of the shorter and direct interstate route even when the speed limits are the same. I don't have a traffic connection for those GPS's, so it must b…
    in Nuvi 2529 Comment by privet01 April 22
  • Google maps does the same thing. Note that it shows the longer route as faster by 5 minutes. Google maps probably is looking at real time traffic data as well as considering any speed limits. https://photos.app.goo.gl/7YTw7Pviz5Tn9oMn7 https://…
    in Nuvi 2529 Comment by privet01 April 22
  • I think that you have to open up the Trip Planner app on the device and plan your route with it, then save it in trip planner. I opened up Trip Planner once, but it wasn't my cup-a-tea.
  • Yea, that's part of googles security features to protect us from ourselves. They provide a bogus link that lets them conceal the actual location so more internet savvy users can't find what other things you have stored at that location. Other webs…
  • Apparently doesn't like shared links from google photos.
  • I was and am puzzled by that too. Google Maps shows the road stopping before the bridge. Google Earth Pro shows what I'd assume is a road, but maybe not, maybe it's more correctly just a right-of-way which might still exist even if the road doesn'…
  • Not sure if this is representative of many or just unique circumstance. But seems appropriate to the conversation. Somewhat... Several times last year, I had a twenty something person in the car with me while I was using my drivesmart. Without m…
  • I don't know when I'll be down that way again. If I'm nearby and remember, I'll swing over that way and take a look. After I saw you or someone mention mapcreator in a post last year, I looked into it and registered. However I've been to lazy to …
  • Assuming you have added the geocache POI's, I'd think that you need to look in settings and find something like map layers or details. Or is it a list you are actually wanting to see......toward that end I don't know. Garmin's changed up how they…
  • @Kevin_hutch -- can you tell from Here Mapcreator when the roads going to the Mississippi Forensic Laboratory were added to it? The name of the new road is Allen Stuart Drive. It branches west from state road 475 approximately 32°14'49.32"N 90°…
  • It will be interesting to see if that actually happens in update 2020.20 or how many later updates it takes. The bridge was closed just before I met my wife in 1983. She grew up only a few miles up the road from it. One end of the bridge had been…
  • If anyone is curious, the location of the bridge is 31°13'37.03"N 89° 5'14.42"W. You can clearly see on the satellite view that the bridge isn't passable. And Google Maps shows no rout-able road over it.
  • Can't speak directly to what might be the reason for your lack of roads, but what is shown on HERE map creator seems to have no bearing on what is released as Garmin's current map update. The Mississippi Forensics Laboratory has been open for ar…
  • Yeah, I realized you said that. I was just putting a different spin on it for those responses that didn't seem to understand it wasn't a true automotive product as Garmin nuvi's, drives, drivesmarts and etc are.. I can't really blame Garmin for ma…
  • On Garmin's website, it's not marketed under any of their Automotive products. They list it under their Outdoor Recreation -> Sporting Dogs section. which makes sense to me, somewhat. Too bad it's not just a software upgrade you could buy for …
  • I have this, or at least a similar thing with my Drivesmart 61 lmts. I have not gotten around to asking about it or looking into it yet. In my case, I'll be searching for a place near my destination and it will auto complete on the name of the bus…
  • I am thinking now: perhaps Garmin prevents using US plotters in a EU country by showing only these 3 languages as soon as gps signal comes from EU... Or am now too suspicious? Maybe a little too suspicious. Maybe not! From what I've see poste…
  • Hmm.... I'm not anywhere near my chart-plotters at the moment, but I'd swear I've noticed more than just three language options. If you are in the USA, call Garmin support 888-442-7646. If the phone queue is too long for you then leave your number…
  • My drivesmart 61 lmts that I got around May of 2018 has this issue of taking me off the interstate, up an off ramp, stop at the light of a cross street then go right back onto the same interstate I just got off of. Typically this seems to be inters…
  • When you have time to play, you should take your nuvi, drivesmart or whatever you have and touch the different items in various parts of the screen and see what they do. Particularly the map screen. There are all kinds of things buried behind them…
  • How does it behave? Even a calibrated compass can be off from the magnetic variation for your area. I've never needed to use the compass on my GPS for more than a general idea what direction is north. Even with my big screen marine chart plotters…
  • If you have one of the original ETrex's and you have what ever Garmin's last offering for firmware installed on it, then there might be nothing you can do about it. You might try to double check what firmware/software is installed on it and what Ga…
  • Mine always point north on my devices that have a magnetic compass. Except for when you are doing certain things like extending the pointer out to pick a selection on the map. At that time, both the map and the north arrow remain fixed in the same…
  • If you are talking about searches after pressing the "Where to" button, then press the part of the screen that says "searching near:" and then select a relevant option from the list. For me it's usually "My Destination" or "A Different City". Th…
  • True there was preparation for the y2k event. Just like there is preparation for this event too. Date problems exist programs, computers and other devices that will happen at various times through out the coming years and decades. Just like y2k a…
  • Probably will mirror the big event we had December 31, 1999 as we changed to January 1, 2000. No big deal, much like the end of the Aztec calendar.
  • Garmin makes aviation devices too. A little pricier than other Garmin's but probably more fitting to ballooning. Take a look at the Garmin Aviation portables..... https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/in-the-air/general-aviation/general_aviation_portab…
  • I just got a DriveSmart 61 lmt-s also, the one that's edge to edge display. I do get the message about the cable cannot charge the device at this time. However it appears to be a temporary thing because after it goes into mtp mode it is charging. …
  • 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…