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  • I think it already says that.... ;)
    in 2019.10 NTU EU Comment by Boyd May 17
  • Doesn't seem that they promise any update frequency these days: https://www.garmin.com/us/maps/numaps_lifetime __________ "If you purchase a nüMaps Lifetime subscription (sold separately) or if your Garmin product comes bundled with a nüMaps Lifeti…
    in 2019.10 NTU EU Comment by Boyd May 17
  • Is Garmin Express already 64 bit? These may not be the newest versions, but this is what I get. I'm a little surpised that Basecamp isn't already 64 bit, this is not something new on MacOS and most developers have converted their apps long ago.
    in BaseCamp on a Mac Comment by Boyd May 17
  • Isn't webupdater still needed for some legacy devices? Or is Express able to update something like a GPSMap 60csx or even older devices?
    in BaseCamp on a Mac Comment by Boyd May 17
  • Of course it's not really an "update", I guess you could call it an update on when there will be an update. ;) It just says Basecamp isn't a 64 bit app and will break when the new version of MacOS is released. It then goes on to say they are "workin…
    in BaseCamp on a Mac Comment by Boyd May 17
  • Sorry, missed that detail. Mapsource is only for Windows as well. You may be able to use these programs with Wine / WineBottler on the Mac however. I have used WineBottler with legacy windows software on my Macs. Have not tried these programs, but h…
  • There's Garmin's legacy program, Mapsource, that was discontinued a number of years ago. It will use the same maps that are already installed in Basecamp. It's worth a look, but if you are looking for something "intuitive" then you may not be impres…
  • If you are able to post in this forum, I don't understand why you can't see my comment.
    in TomTom One Comment by Boyd May 2
  • I moved your thread to the TomTom Forum where it is more likely to be noticed. Here's a link: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31185/tomtom-one
    in view post replies Comment by Boyd May 2
  • Moderator note: this thread was moved from the GPS Recommendations forum to the TomTom Forum.
    in TomTom One Comment by Boyd May 2
  • Turning it off just means it won't do anything if you deviate from the route. You might use this when you know a shortcut but don't feel like programming it into the device. It should have the same effect as choosing prompted and telling it not to r…
  • I agree, this really should be a separate topic. But anyway... What do you mean by the "USB charger"? Are you talking about the cigarette lighter plug and cable that you use in the car, or the USB cable that connects the Nuvi to your computer? If …
    in New Garmin User Comment by Boyd April 25
  • Garmin gets their maps from HERE, so you could look on their website and see if the roads are correct. if they are, it could take a number of months before they are actually available on Garmin's map. https://wego.here.com/?_ga=2.83714646.196878562…
    in New Garmin User Comment by Boyd April 24
  • I received the same e-mail this morning. You can view their new policy here: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/privacy/global/policy/ It is very detailed and clearly presented. Nothing very surprising, although they use a number of third party services …
  • This would be trivial with the GIS software I use, but that is an expensive program. I have not used it myself, but GPSBabel should be able to do it (I think GPSVisualizer is based on GPSBabel). www.gpsbabel.org/index.html See this page for inform…
  • "Finally delete temp.gpx" That last sentence is the key to the whole thing. Whenever your device starts up, it scans all the .gpx files. If it finds locations in a file that aren't already stored internally, they are added. So after you have confir…
  • Not much of a surprise. I got the Navigon app back when it was one of the only GPS apps for the iPhone. Never really liked it and stopped using, revisited it a couple years ago and deleted it again. So, looking at the big picture, what did Garmin g…
  • Not at all familiar with the GPS II+ but here's the manual : http://static.garmin.com/pumac/GPSIIPlus_OwnersManual_SoftwareVersion3.0andabove_.pdf Apparently it is not a mapping GPS, cannot load maps and doesn't have memory available to store the…
  • So is this something that just started to happen recently? When was the last time you updated your software? It could be a new bug in the most recent software update. You can revert to older versions by downloading here: http://www.gawisp.com/perry/…
  • You can try simulating the same route you drove and see if it also crashes. On most current models you would press Settings > Navigation > GPS Simulator (you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the menu to see this option). Drag the map …
  • I think both of those devices have a RS-232 serial interface and not USB - right? If so, they will not be compatible with Basecamp. I don't have any devices quite that old, but my understanding is that Basecamp will not work with a USB to RS-232 ada…
  • You'll never get the elevation to be that spot on.. it's just the nature of the beast with gpsr's. A blanket statement like this isn't quite true. I'll grant that what you have said is relevant to using the barometer or signals from satellites. But …
  • I think the recall was for the 7x5. My recollection is that the 7x0 series was very stable. Isn't the 7x5 the odd one that had 3d buildings and the 3d map browser (that didn't come into its own until much later with the 3790). But this is kind of s…
  • One of the devices from that era - I think it was the 7x5 but it might have been the 8x5 - might still be worth something. It had the same kind of Bluetooth as the Zumo series so it supported a microphone. The 7x0 series was a nice upgrade from th…
  • Did "NuMaps" give you a one-time download of the current map? We're really going back in time here... the 7x0 series was introduced in August 2007! I know that lifetime maps didn't come along until later.
  • Actually, I think this would be the "GPSReview approved" way to post your link. Just remove the https:// , your browser will figure that out all by itself. :) smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CWP4M4/ref=pe_2313360_280211380_em_1p_0_lm
  • Link doesn't work for me. Do you have to sign up for Amazon smile maybe? This looks like it though www.amazon.com/Garmin-Navigation-Widescreen-0100065705-BigVALUEInc/dp/B001CWP4M4/ref=sr_1_7?m=A9VBWN1Q1U6E6&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=…
  • So when I started this thread in February I titled it "Aerial imagery on the Nuvi?" Now I'm ready to remove the question mark - this is "real" aerial imagery for Garmin automotive devices. :) It covers over 25,000 square miles in 7 states, includi…
  • Just now received the following e-mail from Garmin. Kind of funny, the subject line says "Updates Are Coming to HomePort and BaseCamp" so I thought "Cool, it must be a pretty big update for them to send an e-mail". But when you open it, the real mes…
  • You could also just use the elevation data from the map. I don't really know anything about the eTrex 30 so I'm not sure if that is possible or what settings you would use. Basically, there are three methods of determining elevation. The sensor, the…
  • Well no doubt you're right. But my conspiracy theory is more fun. >:)
  • Maybe a few clues here.... https://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/privacy-statement I don't see anything there warning that it's unlawful for you to track somebody. It's all about what they can do to you. And I don't know... but that disclaimer just fe…
  • Actually, Garmin's smartphone app - StreetPilot - does have the warning screen when you open it (the old warning without the privacy stuff). However, the fascinating thing is that the app has a preference setting to disable it (we have another threa…
  • I agree with your point that operating a GPS while driving might be illegal some places. But I was specifically thinking about the last sentence that references privacy. It has always been possible to see where your wife (for example) has been drivi…
  • Well I spent the first 50 years of my life finding my way around cities with a paper map. Maybe it's time for you to learn this skill (since it seems like you aren't going to be happy with any gps). :))
  • Why is a map useless in a city? But really, this is just beating a dead horse. @samogps has a GPSMap64 now and is happy with his choice. I wouldn't be happy with one, but I'm not him. ;)
  • Pressing and holding continuously will force a shutdown if the device has frozen/crashed. IIRC, it won't ever turn on when you do that.
  • The DriveSmart 61 doesn't have the 3d map browser After a bit more playing around... the DriveSmart doesn't have the 3d browser with its icons for rotating and tilting the map, however the multi-touch gestures still work the same as the Nuvi Prestig…
  • As I just posted in another thread, I'm now the owner of a DriveSmart 61 and agree it's a nice unit. Digging quickly though some hidden system files, I see there are a bunch of references to "dog tracking" settings. Did not see any of these in the r…
  • Guess what? I just brought home a DriveSmart 61. :) I had planned to stop making maps in Garmin's format but one thing led to another and I got interested in a big new project - will be available for download soon boydsmaps.com/boyds-visual-map-of…
  • EGNOS stands for European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service. Here in the US we have a similar system called WAAS for Wide Area Augmentation System. My guess is that there is a menu option called something like WAAS/EGNOS that will select whi…
  • What you describe almost sounds like the map was not actually installed (or only partially installed) and you were viewing the basemap (gmapbmap.img) instead.
  • No, that's an old version they got rid of around the same time that they introduced ViaGo (or whatever it was called). The currently supported app is "StreetPilot OnBoard", although it is called "Garmin North America" at the App Store. It's definite…
  • Any one got any suggestions for another brand with similar function. My other problem is I do not own Windows PC so wifi update was a requirement. I'd suggest a brand such as Apple or Samsung. ;) WiFi updates are no problem and you can choose betwee…
  • Just to clarify what I posted above.... if you do a full shutdown of the Nuvi, when the car is started and the power comes on it will go through the whole boot process which can take a little while. But if you then shut it down with a quick press of…