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  • "all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your smartphone stowed away" Garmin wants your smartphone stowed away, because if you take it out you might realize that it could replace their devices. ;)
  • Actually, the workforce is very much anti-technology, since it obliges the company to train us longer and pay us more. Memorising routes is hard work. I would be a little concerned about this unless it has the blessing of your company and supervisor…
  • It's funny, Verizon notified me that I could get FIOS at my old home about a month before I moved to my new place in 2006. But I decided slow internet was a reasonable price to pay for life in a secluded location way back in the woods with a wild st…
  • I feel for you! The DSL connection I've had since 2007 usually couldn't sustain 1 megabit - blows my mind that FIOS is literally 150 fimes faster (and it *really* is). But at 1mbit the theoretical minimum time to download a 3gb map update would be 6…
  • Well it is clearly some kind of database. Perhaps a part of the "driver alerts" feature that warns of sharp curves, school zones, etc? Or could it be related to "real directions"?
  • Good point, the map might just be disabled for some reason. You could also check the contents of the hidden .System folder by connecting the GPS to your computer. The backup thread I linked to above has instructions for revealing this folder. Does i…
  • Sounds like you are just looking at the basemap, which contains almost no detail. This could happen if there were a problem with the downloaded map, or if it wasn't actually installed. For starters, you should have done a full backup of the device …
  • Could be an issue with the current map, I have seen something similar around NYC in the past. Have been using Garmin's StreetPilot app for awhile now instead of a dedicated GPS. They rolled out an app update last year that would constantly crash in …
  • What are you using for traffic? The old style traffic receiver? I always thought they were worthless around NYC and stopped using them. I use Garmin's StreetPilot app now on my iPhone, but it has the same kind of traffic you can get on the Nuvi with…
  • See this, it has helped some people: www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=143809 Otherwise, it is probably just dead. You could try contacting Garmin support, sometimes they will help. But that is a very old device that could be replace…
  • Also, did you follow my instructions above in this thread? After confirming you have deleted everything using the menus on the device itself, do this: __________ "connect the Nuvi to your computer and look in the GPX folder on the device. Delete AL…
  • You can send waypoints to Garmin automotive devices from your computer and you can receive them. But you cannot use a computer to delete data on the device. Nobody has been "abandoned", or at least not recently. This behavior has been the same on Ga…
  • This has already been discussed in your other thread: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31008/how-to-delete-items-in-saved#latest
  • FYI, from Google translate. :) ____________ t923347 and Boyd explain better: two lane side by side, one lane goes north another goes south. Using MapSource and PoiLoader the result is a bidirectional (.gpx) file. As Boyd said this alert will trigge…
  • Garmin automotive devices have all behaved this way, going back to the introduction of the Nuvi in 2005. Yes, it is different from their handheld/outdoor products. The key difference has been described several times above. The waypoints are not stor…
  • If you placed a POI in the southbound lanes of a divided highway, it would be "unidirectional", wouldn't it? Not really clear what @Paska is trying to accomplish however.
  • Changing Current.gpx will have absolutely no effect on the GPS. That file is not actually used for anything on the device, it's a copy of internal data you cannot directly access, and it is re-generated every time the device starts. If you want to …
  • I would be discussing this with a lawyer, not a GPS forum. ;) But if you connect your Nuvi to your computer, open the GPX folder and find the file named Current.gpx. It will contain your recorded track. Copy that file to your computer and you can us…
  • Also worth taking a closer look at the contact fingers inside the eTrex and the contacts on the card. Maybe something is corroded?
  • I don't see why Basecamp wouldn't work with that map. But really, if you think it is OK then you have not looked at recent maps. The hills may not have changed, but the data used to create those contours was very low resolution. Anyway, we all hav…
  • Do you have a smartphone? If so, you could "test drive" a few apps and see if they might be a viable alternative. There are so many on both iOS an Android, just spend some time comparing features and available maps. Plenty of them allow you to insta…
  • It just sits here. Mapsource, which I used to load the segments of United States Topo 100K onto the etrex from the CD's back around 2009, just can't find the etrex. As I said, Mapsource won't be able to send maps unless the card is present and acces…
  • Well the old eTrex models are not mass storage devices, so if there is no memory card they will not appear as a USB disk like the newer models. But Mapsource should recognize it if you try to send/receive data like waypoints or tracks since that is …
  • I'm surprised that an obscure map error has inspired so much reserach and discussion here at gpsreview! :D
  • After lots of experimentation with different glossy screen devices, I find that the solution is to mount it such that the screen reflects the ceiling of your car. That is the darkest part; visibility is a problem when the screen shows a reflection o…
  • I have moved this thread to the handheld forum.
  • A Meridian Gold was my first handheld GPS. That was a LONG time ago. ;) The quality of those topo maps was really very poor compared to what is available today. If you want a vehicle GPS that is compatible with topo maps, get a Garmin Nuvi. There ar…
  • I have a 6s Plus and an Otterbox case which is pretty rugged. I only use the case when I take the phone out on a hike though, it's pretty bulky and awkward for everyday use. Still very happy with this phone, and if I were to upgrade the only advanta…
  • I have a Montana 600 and it's arguably the nicest of many handhelds I've owned. My impression is that most cyclists prefer something smaller though. You might want to visit a store like REI and look at the different units in person, it's hard to app…
  • I think any recent Garmin handheld with the triaxial compass would be fine for that, and I think that would be an upgrade from the quality of the Oregon 450 compass. Screens on the newer handhelds should also be better than the Oregon 450. Have a lo…
  • Looks like you've spent some time considering your options, I have gone that same route in the past. Garmin used to make a Windows program called MobilePC which worked very well on touchscreens and was very similar to their Nuvi series. It was disco…
  • Sounds like your Maestro is based on Windows CE. I have used a Maestro 5310 and Roadmate 1700 with OziExplorer CE which will let you install topo maps and aerial imagery. This is a real "science project" however and you will probably have to make yo…
  • GPS only receives signals, it does not transmit anything, so there are no conflicts. So its like 100 people all listening to one person who is talking. Now if 100 people were all talking and only one was listening, that would be confusing. But that …
  • The "system" is not part of the user-accessible memory that is reported by your computer. When you do a firmware update, it's flashed to this protected memory; you can't access this at all yourself. Now there are some "system" files that are stored …
  • Garmin Basecamp can open .gpx files. So can their older Mapsource software. There are many, many other programs for this also. Actually, .gpx files are just text files that you can open with any text editor such as Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on …
  • I think the 2595 is like my devices from 2012. You should be ablt to do Where To > Saved and then tap one of the items. At the bottom center of the screen there should be a button with ( i ). Tap that, then tap the "three bar" button at the top l…
  • Could be a variety of things, such as an issue with the most recent map. Here's a huge thread that discusses similar issues: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/13967/x/p1/ You could try doing a hard reset, it often fixes odd routing problems. I…
  • I would also encourage you to do a full backup but you will need to take some specific steps first, since the biggest and most important files are in a hidden folder. See this thread for more info: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/21019/x/p1/
  • You could try doing a hard reset. I wouldn't expect a brand new unit to need this, but you never know, and it clears a variety of odd problems. No harm trying IMO - see this link. I believe the new units use the same procedure listed for the nuvi 55…
  • Agreed. But the first line of defense would be exchanging in person if you purchased it locally and are still within the time limit. That way you would get a new one in a matter of minutes as opposed to a week or more with Garmin where you'd also ha…
  • Sounds like you have tried everything, maybe someone else will have a suggestion? See my first post, I suspect your only options are to get it replaced by the store or have Garmin fix it under warranty. If it's out of warranty, they have a flat repa…
  • Are you trying to use the computer to just power the GPS so that you can continue using it (which is the topic of this thread). Or are you trying to transfer data from the computer to the GPS (such as a map update)? Does that error message appear o…