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  • That is pretty strange, but glad you got it working. But your terminology is wrong, you are talking about the internal flash memory, not RAM. RAM is the very fast memory used to execute the program instructions. It is completely erased whenever you …
  • Don't know what might be wrong, but if it's a bug in the current firmware you could certainly revert to an older version. There's an archive here, download the version you want and then change the file name to gupdate.gcd. http://www.gawisp.com/per…
  • Recent Garmin manuals are pretty bad, which is a shame because the older ones were really great. But there is nothing wrong with reading them, as long as you understand the limitations. If there was any "mistake", it was purchasing a device without …
  • What makes you think that the 2548 supports Bluetooth? I don't see it listed as a capability on Garmin's site: https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/122511#overview I think you should have bought the 2598 if you wanted Bluetooth: https://buy.garmin.com…
  • FWIW, I think the Nuvi always does a full reboot after it was connected to a computer. The way that waypoints/favorites are stored on the Nuvi has always been a bit of a mystery. The data is stored in protected memory that you cannot access or modi…
  • If there are any .gpx files on the device or card, I'll bet that is the problem. ;)
  • Have a look inside the GPX folder on the Nuvi. Is there a file named Temp.gpx there? If so the categories may have come from that file. You said that you "recently deleted all the Favourites" however if that file was present on the Nuvi, then your o…
  • Yes, if you want to post a photo here it needs to be hosted somewhere else. Use the icon that looks like a little picture to enter the URL and it will appear in your post. The Garmin Automotive units are nothing like their outdoor/handheld models. …
  • That stuff is all above my pay grade. ;) But every now and then I have a look… The "affordable" ($1000-$2000) units from Trimble don't seem to offer much beyond what consumer devices have. There's a company called SXblue with an interesting line up,…
  • It looks like there are different menu options depending on whether you have the camera connected to the backup lights. How does it behave if corrected to the backup lights? Does the video immediately appear on the screen? If so, then maybe you coul…
  • I sent a suggestion to Garmin is there anything else I can do to get the feature added? Frankly, no. Sorry to be so cynical, but I think you also just wasted your time sending the suggestion. I can't recall Garmin ever seeking input and allowing tha…
  • Well you are going to have one basic problem, your Nuvi can only accept a total of 1000 saved locations, which I think is the same on all of Garmin's automotive devices. To further confuse things, in their computer software and on their handheld dev…
  • This is a common problem. If there are any .gpx files on the Nuvi, they will be imported when it starts up. So if you delete favorites but there is still a .gpx file containing favorites, they just keep coming back. Typically this happens when you u…
  • Again, not sure if you understand…. POI and Saved Places are completely separate things. If you don't want to use the POI, you can delete them and it will not affect the Saved Places. As per the FAQ that @t923347 posted, do Where To > Saved and y…
  • Another approach might be to use your smartphone app with position data from an external bluetooth GPS receiver. They are small and can be clipped to an optimal position on your body. I have been impressed with the Garmin GLO, but there are other op…
  • Well Garmin has been pitching Express as their all-around solution for awhile now. Maybe it will even swallow up Basecamp someday? >:)
  • Please read my post again. You created "POI" but (apparently) what you actually want is "Saved Locations". They are completely different. You can edit Saved Locations on the device, choose the symbols you want, delete them and create new ones. You c…
  • Well people are still using Mapsource and that was discontinued in 2010. There are also people using nRoute which was discontinued over 10 years ago. So I suspect you will still be able to run Basecamp for a good long while.
  • I think there is some confusion regarding POI's and Favorites (aka Saved Locations). The two are completely different things on the Nuvi. If you want to create Saved Locations from your .ov2 file, you will need to convert it to a .gpx file. Not sure…
  • You may be able to find the firmware file on this site: http://www.gawisp.com/perry/agree.html. If your nuvi will no longer boot into mass storage mode Reformatting the Nuvi should have no effect on the firmware because it is stored in a separate …
  • Unfortunately, the only way you can replace the map is from Garmin, another map file will not work on your GPS because of copy protection.
  • This might be hard to fix, which is why we always suggest that everyone back up their GPS to their computer. But for starters you can try Garmin Express, it can restore some files but not sure how many. You haven't indicated what country you are in,…
  • it wouldn't be my choice unless I planned to use it on my bike. Why else would anyone buy a Zumo? ;)
  • Garmin doesn't publish internal memory specs and I have no personal experience with that model so I can't be sure. However Garmin has always been stingy with internal memory and that is an older model. So I doubt it would hold maps "for the foreseea…
  • We have discussed this before - my 3550 (same generation as the 3490) shows many more old-style lane assist alerts than my Dezl 760 with active lane guidance. Driving on the highways around NYC, the active lane guidance is really annoying, it const…
  • I also find it very annoying, But as @sussamb says, it's part of the map. I think it is just a different way of displaying data that has always been part of the map. I prefer the old style "advanced lane guidance" feature that just showed little arr…
  • Just another reminder that a GPS is just a tool that needs to be used intelligently instead of blindly followed. A couple years ago I was caught by something like this where my Nuvi 3550 sent me off the highway and through local streets Newark NJ. I…
  • That issue has nothing to do with "screen calibration". When a screen doesn't correctly register where you touch it, then the screen would need calibration. This was an issue with some of the old Nuvi units, but this would be going back more than 10…
  • Is it just me? 16 pages of discussion of this topic and its variants here: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/13967/x/p1/
  • That is not a good sign for the future of Garmin's devices. #:-S
  • I had an eTrex Legend C many years ago. Didn't like that joystick control, it was awkward to use and I was always creating random waypoints when I carried the GPS in my pocket. Upgraded to a 60csx a couple years later and felt it was a much better d…
  • Not counting internal drives, I have a total of 35TB of external USB 3.0 disks. :)
  • I suppose it depends on how you use your computer. I wouldn't want a system that didn't support USB 3.0, my Macs and PC all have it. I use lots of large external disk drives, and a cheap disk gives me around 180MB/sec transfer rate. I have a Samsung…
  • We have seen a lot of discussion of Garmin USB issues on Windows 10. Still on Win 7 Professional here (and also MacOS).
  • Tyre uses Google Maps data (or at least it did when I used it in the past). Garmin map data comes from HERE (formerly Navteq). One would expect issues when creating routes based on different proprietary map databases. ;)
  • Unfortunately, this is why you should have done a full backup of your gps - it would be very simple to fix if you had one. I just don't know if Garmin Express will replace the map file if you have deleted it, in the past I thought it would not. If …
  • If it doesn't work as well as a recent model phone then I'd say something is probably wrong with it. Their first capacitive screen model, the Nuvi 3790, had a lot of touchscreen issues like this. But the newer ones seems to be very good. Does the D…
  • I've dug into the files on the device and I think it's missing the original map .img file, and/or likely other support files that tell the 3670 that the maps are there for use. What files do you see in the hidden .system folder on the 3760? You sh…
  • Interesting that they sell a version with lifetime City Navigator maps. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/539722/pn/010-01607-05 I guess nobody would want to use it in the city though, and anyway it only costs $800 so what do you expect? :D
  • I saw several different models of USB chargers at Best Buy with different wattage ratings and multiple USB outlets. With the large one, I think you would be able to plug both devices in at the same time. For traffic, the smartphone link service sho…
    in Nuvi 2589 Comment by Boyd March 24