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  • As time goes by, I get less happy with Wordpress. Have used it on four of my own sites because it made things easier. But as plug-ins and themes get out-dated it can be a real pain to just get things back to normal. Have decided to make 2021 the yea…
  • The PWA can be installed as an app using Chrome on Android or Safari on iOS although Android has more robust support for PWA's. It can also just run in a browser on any platform, it is Javascript/CSS/HTML based. I have no idea whether PWA's are supp…
  • FYI, it is "MOBAC" and not "MOBACS". :) It is an acronym for Mobile Atlas Creator. I use it as platform to distribute the maps that I make. You will find more info here, see my PDF tutorial. https://boydsmaps.com/mobile-atlas-creator/ But you ma…
  • AFAIK, there is no option to turn this off at all. How did you "switch them all off"?
  • I contacted Garmin support. I was referred to a tv app to purchase. What is a "tv app"? There is a scam that's been around for a couple years, as a moderator I have deleted a number of spam posts here. Anyway, their ad is misleading and implies it…
    in Garmin Express Comment by Boyd January 1
  • You didn't mention annoying chime, Actually, he did mention that. ;) "I know how to turn off the sound" I completely agree with his feelings.You shouldn't have to touch it, and it's no virtue that the alert only stays on for a second or two. The p…
  • Garmin is not likely to change that. This feature is not new, it has been around for something like 5 years already. Anyway, I think Garmin has pretty much given up on automotive devices. Fewer and fewer of them are sold every year, it's a dying pro…
  • Yes, it has come up before a number of times, and everybody but @sussamb hates it, LOL. :)) Unfortunately, there is no way to turn it off. Same thing with the annoying school alerts and railroad alerts which frequently appear at places where ther…
  • I think you will be disappointed by any consumer product if you want the distance between two points to be within 5 meters. 5 meters is about the best you can expect from most devices in ideal situations, and big buildings in an urban environment wi…
    in WHICH GPS? Comment by Boyd December 2020
  • Someone copying my posts, even the typo!! That's a spam bot (on a site that is not very well moderated).
  • Without knowing your exact usage, it's a little hard to say. For example, you need a screen that's readable in bright sunlight if you are mounting the GPS on a bike. But if you're just walking around a city, perhaps a smartphone screen would be good…
    in WHICH GPS? Comment by Boyd December 2020
  • Wow, that makes me think that something bad happened...
  • Still no signs of life, so I fear that you are right, they are gone. Wonder what happened? Would have been nice if they set a deadline and said goodbye before just pulling the plug. Hope this doesn't mean that something bad happened to the owner...
  • If you look in myMaps in the Map and Vehicle settings, you should find a map named "Parkopedia". Try disabling this map (un-check it) and see if that helps. You will probably need to do a full shutdown and restart to be sure it's really disabled (ho…
  • There's a forum in the "back room" where some of us have discussed past GPSPassion outages. One of them lasted from October 29 to November 3, 2017. So maybe we shouldn't count them out quite yet. :) Seems to me that they would make some kind of anno…
  • That would be a shame, although I rarely bother to check there anymore. They have been down for a few days before however. A quick Google search found a Facebook page and Twitter account that haven't been used in almost 10 years. ;)
  • Just when I thought Garmin's website couldn't get any worse.... it did! They don't even list the full model numbers anymore, and don't have separate pages for them. Instead, you have to click a bunch of little buttons to choose screen size, traffic,…
  • Absolutely no personal experience, but Kenwood has been making in-dash units with Garmin software for many years - I thought about getting one of these in the past. If that's what you have, you might find some help here? https://support.garmin.com/…
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  • The TomTom goMobile app gives you unlimited maps of the whole world on iOS or Android for (IIRC) $50 year. Meanwhile, Garmin discontinued their app a few years ago. https://www.tomtom.com/en_us/drive/gps-navigation/go-mobile/
  • Please correct me if I am wrong.... when you say you "got it off the internet" and "did not buy it", that sounds like you have an illegal copy of Garmin's copyrighted map. If so, that is something we absolutely cannot discuss here. GPSReview has a z…
  • I think you have to purchase here https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/743228 But I'm not sure if you can buy lifetime updates for anything but the preloaded maps. They used to sell them separately, but you may not be able to do that anymore. IIRC, t…
  • Just checking: did you reformat your card as FAT32? If you don't, the card will work on your computer but not on the GPS.
  • I've had a Garmin GLO bluetooth receiver for a number of years and have been happy with it. It can connect to multiple devices at the same time with Bluetooth but there is no antenna socket. Sorry, not familiar with any products that meet your descr…
  • Well, original Nuvi is a couple of three years old now Garmin discontinued the Nuvi line in 2015, so it is probably a bit older than that. :)
  • Fixed that for you. :) To display an image, click the little "picture frame" icon in the toolbar and paste your link into the box.
  • I am not sure if I should be using a different forum (if so please point me in the right direction), or, can this be addressed here. I hope you get some input, but frankly it would surprise me. This is a consumer-oriented site where the majority of …
  • We have discussed this before and if you are using the City Navigator map, the track will match the roads due to "road snap". Garmin automotive devices are designed to "snap" your position to the nearest road on the map. My home is back in the woods…
  • Here's a thread on a local website that might be of interest, one of our members got a used Trimble GPS for $150 to provide sub-meter accuracy for a personal project. Now, this is a professional device that he was already familiar with, it would not…
  • Have a look at this thread: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31506/garmin-etrex-creating-a-trail-map-using-track-recordings Interesting that your survey actually shows coordinates. Or maybe I'm not understanding what you're saying? My survey…
  • Just haven't figured out the s. Traditionally, the "s" stands for "sensors" on Garmin handhelds - the compass and barometer.
  • I could be wrong, but I thought Garmin discontinued the picture viewer on later models of the Nuvi. Earlier models had it, but I don't think it's available on the Nuvi 57.
  • Now all they need to do is put the 276cx screen on the Montana 700 and the Montana 700 processor in the 276cx and both will be perfect! :))
  • I think the complaints I've seen regard brightness on external power. Unless it's just a bug that limits screen brightness, hard to imagine that Garmin could improve this with firmware. On battery power, it's possible that they are limiting brightne…
  • Wasn't there something said that if you didn't update your device at least every two years that you might lose your free lifetime update? Yes, we discussed this awhile ago, evidently it was a change in Garmin's policy. However, I updated maps on an …
  • That is all true. However, the fact that @kingdlw had to ask whether updates are needed suggests that they are not experiencing any significant problems. I suppose it comes down to where you drive. For me, I am - no exaggeration - only driving 1/10 …
  • There is no need to ever update at all, unless you want to.
  • Was really just asking a simple question, let me put it differently. Do you live in the US? Did you buy the GPS in the US and did it have US maps installed on it? If so, you will have the City Navigator North America Map. You will not see any file …
  • What map is currently installed on the GPS now? What do you mean by "American Streets U.S. only"? Is this a Garmin map? Is that the name of a map? Garmin's street map is called "City Navigator".
  • The advrider thread mentioned the 700i having a “transreflective “ screen. All Garmin handhelds have transreflective screens. This means that they can be viewed in direct light without the use of the backlight, which is important for conserving batt…
  • We only get a couple posts per year in this forum, so unfortuately I doubt that you'll find the answer here. I don't think Magellan sells automotive GPS units anymore, do they?
  • So, @Fiddish - how do you like the 700i now that you've had it for a month? There's a long thread at advrider and people are complaining about screen visibility. Several photos have been posted that don't look so good... https://advrider.com/f/thre…
  • Try formating the sd card in the GPS if possible Why would that make any difference?