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  • Like you said.... "no-brainer" (if you trust"FactoryOutletStore".)
  • Oh, I have no doubt that he meant routes. I just wanted to point out there are some major differences from the Zumo that could prove to be a disappointment. We have seen many examples where people just assumed that Garmin automotive models had the s…
  • Just be aware that the "Drive" series doesn't have all the motorcycle routing options as the Zumo, and it also doesn't have the same waypoint or track management capabilities. Waypoint (aka Favorites or Saved Locations) are displayed in a fashion th…
  • Wow, that is very sad, sorry for your loss. Glad that you got the GPS working properly at least.
  • Access the device directly using Windows Explorer or the Finder on the Mac. You should find a folder named GPX. If you're sure you don't want any history, just delete all the files with .gpx extensions. There will probably be a sub-folder with archi…
  • Why not just take it back to Best Buy? Isn't that the whole point of using their "geek squad" service? Have bought a lot of technology from Best Buy and always had good experiences when I needed to return/exchange something. That was one reason I ch…
  • My Montana still works, but the plastic around the power button got brittle and broke off, exposing the inside. I can still turn it on and off by poking the inner button with a little stick, but I don't use it anymore. Apparently, this is a common p…
  • Nice hearing from you again! I made the mistake of leaving batteries in my old Magellan Triton 1500 and forgetting about it for years. Took it out last year and they had leaked and eaten away the battery contacts. Tried cleaning it up and making a n…
  • "Better" is hard to say. But, if you are in the US, Garmin is the only company still selling dedicated handheld GPS devices. And for the most part, you are getting the same thing in different packages when it comes to the primary functions. The diff…
  • 2020.20 will not fit on my older 3790 without an SD card The 3790 will have its 10th birthday next April, I got mine shortly after it was released and gave it away about 5 years ago. I loved that thing - arguably, it was the most innovative automoti…
  • Since they are pre-loaded on the device, I would not make that assumption. I'd think this means maps that a user installs themselves from another source, such as OpenStreetMap, GPSFileDepot, etc.
  • .gma and .unl files are used for copy protection. Since I rarely update maps, I'm not familiar with those cryptic names. In a simpler use case, you'd see (for example) a map named gmapprom.img and a gmapprom.unl and gmapprom.gma file associated with…
  • I think a full backup is a good idea, because if something goes seriously wrong, that is the easiest (and possibly only) way to fix it. Just like you should have a full backup of your computer. And, although it never ceases to amaze me, there are ma…
  • IF Garmin Express can do a full backup, then that is something new. In the past, the only thing it could do was copy your favorites, tracks and routes - which is trivial (they are all contained in the Current.gpx file). But I'm confused about what …
  • No 'insider information" is needed, the phenomenon is obvious, as you have seen. Magellan used to be a major player in the handheld GPS category. Their sales dropped and dropped and finally they were gone. DeLorme was another very popular brand but …
  • Personally, the GPSMap66 doesn't interest me (I have a GPSMap 60csx which is the original model that inspired the 62, 64 and 66). Garmin's pushbutton interface is very frustrating if you need to enter any text or coordinates. The SatNav actually lo…
  • What does a GPSMap 66st cost in the UK?
  • The reset will not erase your maps or firmware. Seriously. As that link says, it restores the factory default settings. This means that all the menus will be set back to the way they are with a new GPS. In other words, it will change the vehicle ico…
  • Of course, I have no experience with SatNav products since they are not sold in the US. But £680? Wow.... that;s $830 USD. Makes Garmin's prices look like the bargain basement, LOL. :-O Street price for the GPSMap 66st (pre-loaded with US and Can…
  • Reset instructions: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/21511/x/p1/
  • Well the reset should not require any downloading. It will delete your favorites, although they may automatically be restored, depending on what you have done in the past. If you previously sent favorites to the device with either Basecamp or Mapsou…
  • Have you tried doing a hard reset? That is generally the first thing to try when you have a strange problem after an update. Also, I have learned the hard way that it's a bad idea to do a software update just before going on a trip. :)
  • Seems like there should be at least one post in this thread per year. ;) GPSCity has the Oregon 700 for $280, which is one of the better deals I've seen recently. No personal experience with these, but Garmin sells the same thing for $400. www.gpsc…
  • I would do a hard reset, that often fixes odd problems like this: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/21511/x/p1/ The reset will change all the menus to their default settings, clear your search history and erase any favorites you have saved how…
  • I am not familiar with that device, but Garmin has an online manual which is searchable. Are you looking at the VIRB photo feature perhaps? https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/eTrex22x-32x/EN-US/GUID-CE8E2EF8-CD9B-4B08-BF3C-426D57DA38CC-homepa…
  • I have never heard of a "Garmin Drive 6 LM" but a Google search found something at Walmart.com called a Garmin Drive 6" LM available from a 3rd party seller. Is that what you have? Looks a little questionable to me. Perhaps some kind of grey market …
  • This is interesting.... look at my first post and notice the last line: * BaseCamp development has been discontinued. Now go back to that same link: https://support.garmin.com/en-CA/?faq=cmo7YxRdRB1DDl1JAWuEV8 They have removed that line! Maybe t…
  • I posted a response to your other thread. Please don't post duplicate threads, it just makes it harder for people to help you.
  • IF you really make you own maps, they can have whatever you like in them. But making your own maps is not the same as creating a "FrankenMap" from stuff on a website somewhere. ;) Sorry, I don't think there's any easy answer to your question, aside…
  • You can use the GPS simulator and set your location to anywhere you want for testing routes. As for the rest.... whatever, I gave up on using custom routes long ago. ;)
  • I Don't know what to tell you about BaseCamp crashing. Are you using the latest version (4.7.0)? Many people think that Basecamp 4.7 is especially buggy, so you might want to try an older version. But Garmin has discontinued Basecamp, so any probl…
  • We already have a thread on the Overlander. Not much info though. Strikes me as rather expensive, but it appears to have some nice features. http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31341/garmin-overlander/p1
  • My point was that most members of this site are using simple consumer products for everyday tasks like avoiding traffic when they drive to work, and not technically complex projects like yours. :)
  • Good luck with your project and I hope you get some helpful responses. However, this is primarily a consumer-focussed site where people come to discuss inexpensive GPS devices for their cars or outdoor recreation...
  • BTW, I should add that the OP's topic of "accuracy to 1 meter" doesn't really describe a device that would fit his needs. You would need sub-meter accuracy to positively identify objects in a 3'x4' grid. "1 meter accuracy" is generally taken to mea…
  • You might want to look into the technologies used for indoor positioning systems. Of course, you are not inside a building, but these systems can provide high accuracy in a controlled environment. Not a subject that I know anything about myself thou…
  • Seems like he was just providing some insight into the problems of managing his business.
  • I suspect that more traditional methods are still the way to handle this. With the pro-grade devices, you also have pro software that isn't as user-friendly as a consumer GPS. In the consumer space, there are a few products with enhanced accuracy, …
  • Yes, it should work. I assume you have the version that was provided on DVD? The only problem with this old map is that it uses very small segments. Segments are the individual "tiles" that make up the entire map, and there is no standard size for t…
    in Montana 610t Comment by Boyd June 7
  • I'll bet this is something they needed to do in order to include the inReach satellite receiver in the same size case...
  • I just assumed this was the same as the Montana and other high end handhelds. They include a rechargeable battery pack, but you can also use AA batteries. But apparently you're right, because the Montana specs say: "rechargeable lithium-ion (includ…
  • Garmin's terms and conditions don't promise any update frequency, so "overdue" may be hard to define. ;) https://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/lmdisclaimer "you will receive map data updates when and as such updates are made available on Garmin.com"
  • Because of this, you can't trust the rerouting feature. My mistrust goes deeper than that. The data you receive can be pretty "stale" and incidents that are shown may have already been cleared - or will be cleared by the time you reach them. I was f…
  • I don't think anything but the map can be moved out of the .System folder. And that should be all you'd need to do since it's the biggest file. People used to get all excited about doing this kind of thing in the past, but not so much anymore. AFAIK…
    in Memory usage Comment by Boyd June 2
  • The FM coverage is very poor, you will only get it in major cities. I live 50 miles from Philadelphia and used to commute daily. I could not get any traffic data until I was about 20 miles from the city, which was too late to make a major change in …
  • You could delete 3d terrain (gmapdem.img) if you don't use it, that will save about 1gb You could delete 3d buildings (gmap3d.img) if you don't need them, that won't save as much You could delete the speech recognition files if you don't use that, w…
    in Memory usage Comment by Boyd June 2
  • This may help: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=i34WV8maJa11t7iwvYnz18 It has nothing to do with the maps. The FM traffic is limited by a very slow data rate - similar to an old 300 baud modem, if you're old enough to remember those days ;) It…
  • Yes, sorry. On Windows you need to set the Nuvi to mass storage mode. But I would still be reluctant to mess with anything in that hidden folder. Just get a bigger SD card, they are cheap. Someone else can explain how to get Garmin Express to instal…
    in Memory usage Comment by Boyd June 2
  • It would help if you told us what operating system you're using. I'll assume it is Windows.The map and other important files are stored in a hidden folder named .System. Here is the easiest way to access it The biggest file will be the City Navig…
    in Memory usage Comment by Boyd June 1
  • You may find some help here: https://www.gpsrchive.com/GPSMAP/GPSMAP 66/index.htm
    in GPSMAP 66st Comment by Boyd May 29