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  • 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…
  • I wasn't stating that any car not twenty years old would have hands-free calling interface. However, I can see where if anyone wanted to grammatically pick a conversation to pieces that it might have seemed that I was. :D
  • I didn't like the audio on my Drivesmart 61 lmt-s when taking calls. It was very difficult to understand the calling party. Never used it to dial out. I disabled the phone connection in the app, however it occasionally would connect in-spite of …
  • I am in the St John's area of Newfoundland, Canada and have had problems with misnamed roads. Sometimes roads have many names or numbers associated with them. Renamed sections of a road through villages, towns and cities. Highways that have segmen…
  • I too was thinking it's a three month warranty on the flat-rate-repair stuff. The re-furb from the online vendor explicitly states that it comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty. I guess what I'm having trouble wrapping my head around is…
  • A wired Ethernet connection seems to work better when I update. Garmin Express seems to have issues with my WiFi despite no other WiFi device I have giving any issues.
  • Seems like I had a Garmin Marine chart plotter years ago that there where missing pieces in one particular area. It was as if there were rectangular tiles missing from a floor or bathroom wall. Is that something like what you are seeing? That wa…
  • I've never seen Lilla’s sticky (June 2011). However since the title as you wrote it was "“How to update your Nuvi" It seemed that Garmin Express would be the answer. Despite owning a dozen or so gps's from marine, handheld, automobile and bicycl…
  • If your nuvi was made in the last ten maybe more years, then all you have to do is download and install garmin express from Garmin's website. https://garmin.com/en-US/software/express/ There is a mac version and a windows version. After installin…
  • It's an old and discontinued product. So maybe one will turn up eventually on ebay or elsewhere if you only want the same. I don't know the number of pins on your device, however for my garmin marine products, I was able to use the same power/dat…
  • 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…
  • 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 2019
  • 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 2019
  • 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 2019
  • 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 2019
  • 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…