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  • (Im thinking of wazzle for example). What is "wazzle"? I'm guessing that you didn't mean the definition that is found in the Urban Dictionary. :D Did you mean Waze perhaps?
  • I see the same thing. But basically.... nobody comes here anymore, so it doesn't matter very much :))
  • Sure could. >:)
  • Where are you seeing a $700/$800 price? Garmin's site says $450 with the topo map or $400 without. Maybe you're thinking of the GPSMap 276cx? https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/539722/pn/010-01607-00# The $400/450 price point is in line with what Ga…
  • If there are Birdseye problems, why would you assume they will go away when you download direct to the device? Do we know what kind of wifi it will have? Knowing Garmin, it's probably not the fast 802.11ac. If so, then you may have a much slower con…
  • And it's official: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/598455 Navigate your next outdoor adventure with the GPSMAP 66 series. Whether you’re hiking, hunting, climbing, geocaching, kayaking or mountain biking, you can explore more with this premiu…
  • You certainly should be able to do this, although you may need a USB power cable as opposed to a USB data cable. The data cable has an extra wire that confuses some of the older Nuvi models so that they enter mass storage mode. But there’s another …
  • Sounds like you’ve made progress, if it were me I’d just use 2019.10 and call it quits, LOL. :D Glad to hear that Garmin was helpful. You can use MapManager to delete maps, so just get rid of one or the other and see what happens. IIRC, it does not…
  • If you double-click a .gmap file, Map Manager should open on the Mac and ask if you want to install the map in Basecamp. Does that work for you? Can you see the map in Basecamp? Does it appear to be OK? [edit] Looking at your post again, it appears…
  • IMO Garmin simply doesn't care. If they did, they would help with this problem. But the fact you mention MapInstall does raise a red flag however. Garmin broke the most recent version of Basecamp/MapInstall (which was released in May) and it canno…
  • I just tried with Garmin Express now on my Mac. It forced me to install a "critical update", then it also said that 2019.20 was available for my Nuvi 3550. Seems to me that your problem is the fact you bought a separate lifetime subscription. Did …
  • It appears Garmin has removed the download links for this program from their site and I couldn't find it on the Perry archive. Look a little closer Alan. :) http://www.gawisp.com/perry/macintosh/MacMapUpdate_451.dmg I connected my Nuvi 3550 and ra…
  • Good for you John! I still have my Nuvi 5000 but don't use it anymore. My Grandmother was 97 when she died back in 2000. She lived by herself in the same little house in a small town and drove her 1962 Rambler right up until three days before she di…
  • I got a 3790 in 2010 and it was a great device in its day, we have a long thread here: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/18686/x/p1/ But if you still find it acceptable, then our standards are vastly different. It has a very slow processor and…
  • I would split this discussion off to a new thread, but never figured out how to do that after the forum software change. :)
  • There is a lot of discussion and content over there on general GPS technology, so it isn't all about POI's. I'm sure it's a good site, but no thanks. I already spend too much time on sites that are full of old guys tallking about stuff that doesn't …
  • Although your friends aren't going to buy a DriveSmart, perhaps they will buy a Fenix Sports Watch, or use a Garmin device on their boat or airplane. :)
  • POI's and speed cameras just don't interest me. ;) I dont think its the phone apps, theres really only a couple of them Are you serious? There are a LOT more than that and I think they are indeed what is killing the dedicated GPS. Like alan says, …
  • I'm afraid the party is just about over here. There are 4 or 5 remaining "old timers" who make a comment every few weeks, and a few newer members who stop by to complain about quirks on their newer Garmin devices. And that's about it. Still better t…
  • So Garmin can't even be bothered to update their website, let alone their devices and software. >:P More evidence of this. See the bottom right side of the page for the GLO bluetooth GPS receiver, they are still advertising the discontinued Str…
  • IMO, any sign of life in the TomTom forum is a good thing. >:)
  • Will be interesting to see what responses are posted to this new thread on the groundspeak forum: forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/349353-april-6-2019-week-rollover-issue/
  • I would expect that any recent unit will have this covered and most will many will never have had a problem in the first place That's what I would expect also. But that is a very long list of TomTom devices requiring this "VITAL" update. ;)
  • Yes, that is something I haven't heard about before - thanks!
  • The current DriveSmart 61 has all I would want. No it doesn't. You wrote: " I'm one of those people who doesn't want to connect my phone to the GPS". The DriveSmart 61 does not include a traffic receiver, you must connect it it to your phone to get …
    in Garmin vs Tomtom Comment by Boyd July 28
  • I think there is little doubt that Garmin will be the "last man standing". Automotive GPS units are just one small part of their business. They are not likely to go away since they also manufacture very specialized devices for commercial airplanes a…
    in Garmin vs Tomtom Comment by Boyd July 28
  • FWIW, the store (Deptford NJ) that had 3 TomTom devices also has a Garmin DriveSmart 61, Drive 51, Drive 61, Drivesmart 51 and DriveAssist 51 in stock plus the goofy "Garmin Speak with Alexa" device. That is two more automotive devices than Garmin …
    in Garmin vs Tomtom Comment by Boyd July 27
  • It probably varies store to store I would say so. ;) They definitely had a couple on display the last time I visited Best Buy. Just looked at 4 different Best Buy stores in my area online; one store had 3 different models in stock, two stores had 2 …
    in Garmin vs Tomtom Comment by Boyd July 27
  • Not sure where you're located. But Best Buy sells TomTom devices in the US and should have them on display in the store, so you could check them out in person (which is always preferable to reading about them online IMO). I think they also allow ret…
    in Garmin vs Tomtom Comment by Boyd July 27
  • What is the big mystery about TomTom manuals? I did a google search for "TomTom Go manual" and "TomTom Via Manual" and they were the first links. Available both online and as PDF. Am I missing something? Seemed very easy... http://download.tomtom.c…
    in Garmin vs Tomtom Comment by Boyd July 27
  • You might have a look at the TomTom Go Mobile app, there are Android and iOS versions. You can download lifetime maps of the whole world and permanently install them on your device. Lots of nice features and you can drive 50 miles per month for free…
    in Garmin vs Tomtom Comment by Boyd July 26
  • Was just looking at Garmin's app page: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cOnTheGo-cApps-p1.html They still show the StreetPilot app. Click on it, iTunes opens and tells you it is no longer available. They also show the Garmin Mechanic app and ecoRout…
  • For some reason it decided that you connected it to a computer. Could have been caused by a number of things, such as a problem with the power adapter, problem with the USB plug or socket, faulty internal component, software bug or various other thi…
  • And then there’s the Basecamp/Mapinstall bug (or is it a feature?) that prevents you from installing third party maps on your gps ever since the last update. That is driving everyone crazy over at gpsfiledepot.
  • What “wakeup phrase” do we need for Garmin to realize that it’s time to create a serious navigation app? They recently abandoned the iOS StreetPilot app that I have been using for the past couple years. Since I already own it, I was able to install …
  • I'm sure that one or more people here have complained about being denied updates after two years. But it's possible something else was the problem.
  • Garmin has been going in that direction, it makes their devices cheaper since they can leave out the traffic receiver and just use Bluetooth. My DriveSmart 61 is also like this.
  • Seems odd that Garmin would want to support yet another “flavor” of automotive device software when they appear to be consolidating their US models. Aside from the electric vehicle features, those screenshots have a rather “vintage” look in terms o…
  • Lots more info here: https://skoda.garmin.com/skoda/site/features
  • The user interface is completely “un-Garmin-like”, but the feature set is a lot like the 3590. It has 3d terrain for example. Actually, it looks kind of cool. But that case with the rounded corners, wide bezel and chrome edge looks just like my Nuvi…
  • Here's the user manual. The hardware does look like the 3590, but the software is different and so is the mount (looks like the 3597 mount). It has pedestrian mode, which also supports the idea of a 2012 device, because IIRC Garmin dropped this feat…
  • It looks like a Nuvi 3590, but it's impossible to tell from the info on that site: buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/96637 If so, that is a 2012 model which was very popular in its day but is slower than their newer devices. The entire Nuvi series was d…