This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Find out more about how to manage cookies, or dismiss this message and continue to use cookies.

Upacreek

About

Username
Upacreek
Joined
Visits
0
Last Active
Roles
Member
Badges
0

Comments

  • When I first got mine, I too wondered how it would say go to route... or whatever... I'm like 'you show me pointing this way' - tell me which way to go !!!! but I think you are right, it doesn't know orientation until you move... no biggee though …
  • That assumes we entered the parking lot ourselves. I had an entertaining time leaving the rental car lot at LAX. Just got the "Drive to route" message for quite a while, including the first several blocks (and turns) after getting off the lot and…
  • On most nuvi's the actual prompt is "Please drive to highlighted route." The thing that annoys me about this is when you exit a parking lot to a navigable street on the map, it will not recalculate until you actually figure out how to drive to a poi…
  • I'm guessing all the GPS's are the same in this manner but, anyway I have a nuvi 550. My question is, while your driving a route and stop for the night, before you turn the power off, is there anything you need to do first so that when you start the…
  • My recollection is that, if traffic avoidances are ENABLED, that it will ONLY re-route if: 1> The delay is "Critical," or RED. 2> There's a route available that reduces it. It will NOT automatically re-route around a YELLOW alert, ev…
  • I just noticed something that may be of use for avoiding particular delays on my 755t. I got a delay of 11 minutes show up while driving to work today. I hit the traffic button on the screen and then show delays on route. It showed me where the de…
  • Thanks Cg006. I've been away, so sorry for the delayed response. I did eventually realize that I needed to tag the MP3 files, as you state, in order for them to be listed according to album, artist, etc. It works, and again as you state, just adding…
  • I entered an a-b-c route with a being an intersection...attempt to send to GPS failed. Edited the route, changed 'a' to a street address...again the route failed to send. Sending appeared, but went into a seemingly endless loop. I canceled it…
  • Update!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- I installed the plugin and sent the route again and it worked. It was just an A-B route so I will try another multi-point route and report back. -------------------…
  • There is now a speed warning (numerals turn red) if you exceed the speed limit. And Upacreek , now you will be able to find your paddle. The red over the speed limit just makes it more colorful now. I don't get traffic up in this area so no big de…
  • Thanks Lostinthewoods. You confirmed it should work. I am using IE8.
  • I used Firefox under OS-X on the same computer for all of my attempts (both successful and unsuccessful). I don't know yet what made the difference. One thing I remember noticing: a route 'A->via-point B->C' transferred without B, while a ro…
  • Are you only using IE, or do you sometimes use a different browser? I've had problems with Chrome in the past. It didn't play well with Communicator. Just IE.
  • Well, I don't know what's going on. I wasn't able to send a route with or without a waypoint. The only thing that happens out of the ordinary is when I try to send it puts up the banner to authorize running the Garmin Communicator. I tell it to run…
  • I just created a 453 mile, 7 hour and 40 minute trip on MQ with 5 points and it worked without a hitch. Points on my routes routes sent successfully. 1. A,B 2. A,B,C 3. A,B,C,D,E Well, I don't know what's going on. I wasn't able to send a route wit…
  • I saw the Mapquest issue myself, then realized that the two times it worked my route was point A and point B. When it didn't work, as you described, my route included a third via point. I have no idea if that had anything to do with it and frankly…
  • I've updated my 765T to v4.0 it seems to have cured at least 2 of 3 bugs: - POI/Spell/stalling on second character: fixed. - General touch-screen slow response: Mostly improved, certainly useable now. - Reboot when returning to navigation map after…
  • And Upacreek , now you will be able to find your paddle. The red over the speed limit just makes it more colorful now. I don't get traffic up in this area so no big deal breaker on that. I don't use it when I get in an area that has it either. I'll …
  • Look over at POI Factory to see many more comments about the 4.00 update. I think all positive. Well maybe one not quite sure. I updated my 765 and everything looks good. No typing issues. There is now a speed warning (numerals turn red) if you exce…
  • I believe that when using Mapquest, you have to go back and choose "Make it a route stop" for each of your waypoints so that they get transferred as "Via" points when you send the route to your nuvi. I will give that a try. Thanks.
  • I created a route in Mapquest and exported it to my 765. It was successful and I was able to then import the route from the file. However, it seems to have only the start and end points. I did manipulate the route in Mapquest to the way I wanted it,…
  • Lostinthewoods, Thanks for the info. Worked fine.
  • The problem with all of your questions is that the answers will be very subjective. There are places with liberal return policies where you can buy GPS'es - Amazon, Costco, Best Buy with a RewardZone card. If your vendor doesn't allow returns on op…
  • The routing issues (like complaints about being directed off a highway, then back on it repeatedly) are puzzling and have been discussed ad nauseum here. I don't believe these are specific to the 7x5 or any other series... probably related to bad ma…
  • I recently purchased my 765. I think I registered it in June. I am assuming it is the latest hardware. I believe there was a change, but I learned of it in responses to people who were asking if they could revert back to an earlier firmware, and the…
  • Can't speak to the privacy or collecting data question, but think of it like the old "bread crumb" concept to find your way back. It has been some time since I used it this way, but one experience I had many years ago I used a similar feature on ano…
  • Thought I would follow-up with some traffic experiences I had recently. I was in Staunton, VA, along I-81 to Harrisonburg, VA, and up 29 back to the northern VA area. I was surpised to find that I was receiving traffic, not continuously, but off and…
  • Quick question.... have you updated your software with webupdater since receiving your 765 ? What about your maps ? Couldn't either of those impact your situation ? just wondering :) Yes, I believe I have all the latest. MyGarmin shows I have a so…
  • I did end up on the same route, but in essence went one block further before turning. It has recalculated in those same circumstances before, but in at least this one case missed it completely. As it is, when it does recalculate it usually just bare…
  • Just wanted to mention that I added the Clear Channel subscription. While maybe not absolutely necessary, for $60 lifetime seems like a worthwhile add on if traffic is important. And, I believe I was actually getting better traffic reception today e…
  • I read thru the MyDashboard vs WebUpdater post. Thanks for that. I had updated my 765 using only MyDashboard, so I decided to try Webupdater and see what it came up with. It told me the software is up to date then asked if I wanted to check for othe…
    in Update ? Comment by Upacreek June 2010
  • However, I noticed that at times the green icon became gray looking, and subsequently discovered that it was during periods of poor reception. Gray is supposed to mean that it's not receiving a signal. You can also see if you're getting a signal …
  • Going from Stafford to Bowling Green, Mapquest, Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Garmin's MapSource all believe it's faster (by anywhere from five to 20 minutes) to take 95, 17, and 2 than to take 95 and 605 or 95 and 207. Thanks for checking it out. I've t…
  • Assuming all else was the same, which may be wrong to assume, the solution to no reception and therefore no traffic was positioning of the antenna, which is a little unfortunate because it was less intrusive the way I had it. Today I had indication …
  • Not necessarily. I had the same experience that Boyd did: not receiving traffic data on the New Jersey Turnpike near NYC. That's in the middle of a supposedly covered area. Had the same problem in Connecticut. That was with Navteq traffic. Cle…
  • JohnBoyToo, The device has the latest software and maps and is registered. I did all that thru MyGarmin. jordanal, Thanks for clarifying the info on the cables. I will try again today to see if I can get it to show me traffic.
  • I've seen two different images of what is listed as the GTM-20. The GTM-20 I have looks more like the GTM-25, as far as what I think would be the antenna goes, but doesn't use the USB like the 25.
  • In my experience, those coverage maps are VERY optimistic at best. That is one reason why I have pretty much given up on my traffic receiver. Even going up the NJ Turnpike not far from NYC, I was going in and out of coverage. Try draping the cord o…
  • Is there any other way to confirm whether traffic is working? Maybe more to the point, whether the receiver is working? Looking at the coverage map for my area it seems I should have seen some indication that I was receiving data. Granted it might b…
  • I saw this today, although without being able to drive both routes simultaneously it is hard to say for certain that the way I was directed was not faster. However, intuitively it was not. My route was from Stafford, VA to Bowling Green, VA (if any…
  • Thanks for the info. OK, is there way to get quickly back to the map/navigation display once down in the menus, other than backing out? Also, I thought I would see a traffic icon near the top left when in the coverage area. Is that correct? I migh…
  • Thanks Boyd, I did read that, but just wondered of anyone else's experience with it. Downloading free trial now.... It would be interesting to know how this is like, or unlike the data available thru POI Factory.
  • Thanks for your response. Part of the confusion for me may be registering the device for the first time and updating it, then activating the lifetime maps all at the same time. Might have been best to wait on the lifetime part. And it does appear th…
  • I would buy one again. Most, probably would not agree. I have never and still don't like 3D mapping and one of the complaints about the 4700 was their 3D. I like their early 3D version, it is less cartoonish so I use it instead of 2D. Apparently it …
  • Anyone have experience with NuLink traffic and can compare to the free lifetime FM traffic?
  • You said the unit was updated upon purchase but how long ago was that? Garmin continues to update unit firmware & may have resolved certain issues with the latest firmware update. The latest firmware for the 1690 is v3.40 released on May 7 2010:…
  • i have the 1690 and am very satisfied with it ... online services work very well, even when not connected to the power cord ... so you can use Google Local Search and get current traffic data while planning your route in the kitchen - no sitting in …
  • I see they are now listing the 335TM as available again on Amazon, although not at the deal telemike got it for. Seems like the 340TM is now the great deal, except maybe for that issue with loading the latest maps.
  • It's like a lot of things, you probably don't need 4.3 (meaning you can live without it), but you might prefer it. When all we had was 3.5 we loved our GPSs just as much and they worked just as well, maybe better. I agree with the comments regarding…