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  • OK, I found the geocache_visits.txt file on the GPS by looking through the files while connected to my PC. Too bad they don't integrate that information into the found GPS files on the GPS so you can review it without a PC.
  • So you cannot see them on the gps itself, only by exporting them to geocaching.com? I have notes on there that would be spoilers that I don't really want to show up in public logs.
  • Twenty miles north of Boston, I can only get traffic if I drape the cord over the mirror. My GPS is on a bean bag mount on the dash, so most of the cord would otherwise be surrounded by sheet metal. If I drive into town, this is no longer necessar…
  • This sounds like a hardware problem if your computer doesn't react in any manner to the GPS being plugged in At the very least you would expect a device driver missing message. When you plug in other devices does your computer respond properly? I…
  • There are a lot of these "backtracker" devices available. The one I am aware of is made by Bushnell, more for the backwoods then cities: http://www.bushnell.com/hunting/gps/backtrack. If you want something with city maps I would suggest one of the i…
  • It is possible, but not trivial. See here: http://www.securitymanagement.com/news/protecting-bravest-new-technologies-locating-firefighters-inside-buildings-008740
  • Are you sure you are not receiving traffic information? On all my Garmin models showing the green icon means you are receiving something. Otherwise you see no icon. I have seen a green icon sitting in the middle of a traffic jam more than once. If y…
  • Unbelivable! There is still a working 1340 in existance. I had to return mine soon after I posted the reset workaround. Magellan has been on my bad list ever since. Been sticking with Garmins, even though I liked the feature set on Magellans better.
  • You can buy inexpensive devices that will put out the correct voltage for USB that plug into the cigarette lighter. You could hardwire this to 12 volts and then simply plug your USB cable into that. Search Amazon for USB Car Charger Adapter,
  • Full, I believe means it has all of the junction views in the Garmin database. Who really knows? Might have just been something that somebody stuck to the listing when they wrote that all out on a different site that I copied it from.
  • There are at least 4 different junction view files, so when you say more junction views, compared to what? D3153040A.JCV (44.3 MB) LaneAssist D3060040A.JCV (757 MB) LaneAssistFull D3191030A.JCV (449 MB) LaneAssistPortrait D3192030A.JCV 153 MB Lane…
  • So, for owners of 855 and 765, 780's this will be a monthly ritual to search the internet boards for the larger JCV file and manually copying it over?!! I believe that's quarterly, not monthly.
  • As stated earlier in the discussion the large file is here: http://download.garmin.com/support/2012_30/NA/JV/D3060040A.JCV and works fine.
  • I just loaded the larger JCV on my 3790t and no more split screen junction view?? Has anyone seen this? . So I don't kow if the 700mb JCV file actually has more views than the split screen one that is about 450 MB. As many have suggested, because …
  • I downloaded the Full 2012.30 NA update and the JCV files says it's 459,865 KB on my 3490. Can you tell me the name of that file. The one they give us with the 2350 is only about 150 MB and has far fewer junction views. I'd like to ask Garmin if the…
  • Take a look in the Nuvi group, including: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/24081/x/p1/
  • I am not familiar with this device, but Magellan has a history of poor support and devices frequently being killed when trying to update firmware or maps. Looking at the Magellan Roadmate discussions forum here, it appears little has changed. I boug…
  • Ok, Boyd and I obviously are interpreting your question differently. Do you have a map you want to put on an SD card or are you looking for an SD card that already has a specific map on it? If the first follow my advice. If the second follow Boyd's…
  • Micro SDs are available just about everywhere. Amazon and Newegg are reliable mail order companies. Office supply stores like Staples also carry them. I use Sandisk brand more out of past experience than knowing they are superior to other brands. Yo…
  • Every GPS I have ever used, handheld and automotive, let you plug in longitude and latitude. To make life simple I would limit my search to Garmin and DeLorme. Depending on what other features you are looking for these should give you plenty of choi…
  • So strangely enough Garmin has actually reduced the number of junction views in many devices recently. However there is a solution. They have made public a large junction view file to replace the one currently in your device. See this discussion: ht…
  • Too bad they don't make this and other JCV files for various devices available through more direct means. For instance, the 465 MB file for the 2350.
  • Another forum reports that Garmin has released a new ~760 MB junction view for the 7x5 series. File is named D3060030A.jcv, compatible with map release 2012.2.
  • So are JCV files device specific, or is the updater smart enough to give you the biggest version available that will fit on your GPS? In other words if you make room on your device and reupdate will you possibly get a bigger JCV file?
  • When I had a 765 I know that often a few days after I updated a map I would get this warning. Garmin said it was a bug and ignore it. Duh.
  • Maps are tied to the Garmin unit they are initially installed on (copy protected maps such as those that came with your 255). Once installed they cannot be transferred to another GPS. So the answer is no, "preowned maps" do not exist. You can buy up…
  • If it is receiving traffic information some color icon (green , yellow or red) should be showing. If you are not getting any traffic info in an area where in the past you did get it I would first try a system reset. (You reset it by pressing on the …
  • I suspect useful life, as interpreted by Garmin, means when the map formats they are producing are no longer compatible with your device. So when the memory becomes too small or they change map formats for some reason and decide to no longer suppor…
  • So do you really need a GPS? Put the address into Google and it will give you the location on a map. Not perfect, but neither is punching an address into a GPS. Often you can even get roadside pictures of the location off of Google.
  • Actually since update 4.0 I have no problems with the 765 touch screen Indeed the newer GPS have slicker interfaces and new features, but given the touch screen performance with the latest firmware, I have a hard time accepting this a reason to to a…
  • How can you say adjusting ETA does not make sense? All Garmin is doing is calculating ETA in the exact same way it does initially, but given the current time and position. If you are held up for 5 minutes because of an accident on the road, given th…
  • If you can find a better performing GPS at a similar price point please let us all know. This has been discussed ad nauseam here in multiple threads, perhaps the most notable and longest being : Why does the Nuvi keep trying to take me on back road…
  • The following is from home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/page10.htm which seems to have a nice series of tips and tricks for Nuvis. I cannot attest to the accuracy of the information. For the 2x5 series Calibrating the Screen 1. Turn off the nüv…
  • That is the point! You only get a traffic icon when you are receiving a traffic signal. If he is not in an area where he is getting a traffic signal there should be no icon unless the 2000 and 3000 series changed that. That is why I question what te…
  • If you are always supposed to get a traffic icon, then this is completely different than anything I have seen on older Garmins (200 and 700 models ) with traffic. Does anyone have a 2000 or 3000 series that can confirm that there is always a traffic…
  • About the best you can do is look at the map on the GPS screen. Near me there is state road 114, but its name changes as you go from one small town to the next, so of course everybody calls it 114. It seems Garmin lists it as the local name but usu…
  • Last time I asked Garmin about this I got the reply if it gets you there it is doing its job. Call tech support and see if they tell you anything different.
  • I think you always get address and all favorites. I have exactly two favorites- home and work- on my 765t and I have addresses and all favorites choices when I select favorites. Don't think there is anything you can do about it.
  • This sounds different than what I have seen then. The error I have seen puts the position of the car on the route line, which is hundreds of yards off the true position.
  • This is not a routing fault, but a fault with the position calculation. I have seen it once in a very great while on my 765. A power cycle will cure it. Usually for me it occurs on start up. Don't know if I have ever seen it occurr spontaneously whi…
  • Since upgrading to the latest maps, I am seeing this behavior occasionally with my 765 when I hit traffic and then back. Will also try a hard reset and see if it occurs or not. (Cannot believe I initially wrote cures instead of occurs! Senility mus…
  • Here is how to do a reset: With the unit turned off, press and hold PAGE + Enter on the click stick. Then press and release the POWER. The unit will power up asking if you want to release all user data. Select yes, and the unit will be reset. Howe…
  • maybe your right i,l order a battery i just find it hard that it could be the battery if i,ve only used it a hand full of times?? but thank you for your in put.. If a battery is old and has not been charged for a long time, it can fail no matter h…
  • If you want to try replacing the battery here is one possible place you can order battery replacement kits: newpower99.com There are videos on youtube about how to do this, so you can judge if you want to do it.
  • If I had to guess, based on long nonusage and old unit, I would vote for a battery that has gone south. If you are adventeruous you can try replacing the battery. There are some battery replacement kits on the web. Others can point you to them.
  • My wife has a 265 and we live around Boston. It works well and she loves it. As for traffic-you will certainly get advisorys. Are they accurate? Sometimes. It has routed us around traffic jams on Route 1 and also told us of nonexistent ones on the i…
  • You could geocache with a 765, however remember you are hiking out in the woods. The 765 is made for the protected environs of your automobile and may not do particularly well well if it get rained on or scratched up by tree branches. I enjoy geoca…
  • I see absolutely no difference in routing algorithms with the 4.0 update. I do see changes every time I do a map update, some good, some bad. Estimates of speed on various roads must change from map update to map update to cause changes it what it c…
  • Make sure you have the latest firmware. Version 4.0 virtually eliminated this problem.
  • What does all the charging possible mean? If you are using your car charger, it could be bad. Similarly, you could have a bad usb cable if you are charging from a computer. Have you tried multiple power sources? If so, you are probably at the point …