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  • Well that would work out to about $104 USD. Here in the US we can buy a refurbished DriveLuxe 50 for about $130, so I suppose that's fair if you want another one. The refurb would have the same warranty as new. How about Garmin's replacement? But a…
  • I should have skipped buying the Nuvi and used my Google Phone for navigation like many of my friends do. Well that raises the question of who the "moron" is, doesn't it. ;) I stopped using my Nuvi's last year and use apps on my iPhone for ever…
  • A Garmin eTrex 10 would be about the cheapest thing they offer. It is very basic and can't load maps. Looks like Cabela's has it on sale for $70 (costs $110 if you order it directly from Garmin).
  • There are a variety of reasons why the "distanced hiked" number can be inaccurate. This has been the subject of many discussions here and elsewhere. If you're serious when you say that's the ONLY feature you want, you might look at pedometers instea…
  • Have you removed the memory card? I am talking about the memory that is built into the GPS. For starters I would make a backup of everything on the GPS. Just make a folder on your computer and drag or paste all the files there. Then go and remove a…
  • Are you talking about a GPSMap 78 handheld? I'm moving this thread to our Garmin Handheld forum. I assume you have you removed the memory card? You should have backed up internal memory the first time you got it working, then deleted all your user …
  • Exactly what did you set? I think the power off settings only apply when the Nuvi is running on its internal battery. If it is receiving power from your vehicle, it will stay on regardless of what you have set. And as @AndreyT pointed out, the vehic…
  • I agree. Would not want to have anything connected to an "always on" outlet, as I suggested here: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/comment/207432/#Comment_207432
  • P.S. I had an older Garmin device that had a strange habit of waking up inside the car for no apparent reason. But, of course, it could not possibly drain my car's battery (since the car was properly turned off). I think it's possible that @zoe is c…
  • Of course Garmin Express does not work on iOS, it never has. iOS is the operating system for the iPhone and iPad. Are you using a Macintosh? In that case, you need Express for MacOS. You can download older versions of Express here, one of them shoul…
    in Garmin Nuvi Comment by Boyd October 30
  • Just curious... why are you concerned about charging the GPS if it's always plugged into external power? And aren't you concerned about the constant drain on your car battery with it always connected? Was reading an article a few weeks ago in the Wa…
  • The "no update needed" message regards the device firmware - its "brains". That is separate from the maps and all models receive free firmware updates. So this makes me wonder if you actually updated your maps before, or if you just did a firmware u…
  • Sorry, I don't know about the errors. But if you have lifetime maps and have updated before then your device must be a Nuvi 40LM.
  • Do you have a regular Nuvi 40, like this? https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/92773 Or do you have the Nuvi 40LM, like this? https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/100852 If it is the regular Nuvi 40, then you are not entitled to free map updates, you wo…
  • I had problems with Express a couple years ago so I used MapUpdater. But Express seems to work OK for me now on Windows 7 and MacOS Sierra.
  • The hard reset will delete your saved locations, restore all the menus to their defaults and clear out your search history. Unfortunately there is no way to restore the search history and you will have to re-do all the menu settings that you have cu…
  • @Zemartelo - with all due respect, this thread is about wifi problems on the DriveSmart 61. Search problems on the DriveAssist 50 are certainly worthy of discussion, but they should be the subject of another thread. :)
  • All your saved locations should be in the file named Current.gpx. You can just copy that to your computer, do the hard reset and shut it down. Rename the file Temp.gpx and copy it to the GPX folder, then restart the GPS and your saved locations shou…
  • Well since they force you to do a software update, that wouldn't be much of a "trigger". :D It is curious however, since I have seen at least one report from someone who said they waited too long and couldn't update their maps. Maybe they have ju…
  • FWIW, I just updated my own Dezl 760 for the first time since 2013 and everything went fine. But here's how the process went, maybe that will help. First it downloaded the new firmware and (evidently) some of the other Dezl-specific files. This only…
  • This thread, along with my new FIOS internet inspired me to update my Dezl 760 for the first time ever - it still had the original 2013.30 map! In the past I've used my PC for this but I decided to try the Mac this time. As posted earlier, the curre…
  • Yes the Dezl has a powered mount and you will need to use the micro USB connecton on the device itself and not the mini USB connector on the mount. But since you have updated the maps before, I imagine you already know that. :) What you describe in…
  • FYI, here is the image that @dxbart posted.
  • If it happens again and was purchased from a local store with a good exchange policy (such as Best Buy), I would just take it back and get another one. This could be a symptom of a defective touchscreen, and why waste time trying to fix something if…
  • "all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your smartphone stowed away" Garmin wants your smartphone stowed away, because if you take it out you might realize that it could replace their devices. ;)
  • Actually, the workforce is very much anti-technology, since it obliges the company to train us longer and pay us more. Memorising routes is hard work. I would be a little concerned about this unless it has the blessing of your company and supervisor…
  • It's funny, Verizon notified me that I could get FIOS at my old home about a month before I moved to my new place in 2006. But I decided slow internet was a reasonable price to pay for life in a secluded location way back in the woods with a wild st…
  • I feel for you! The DSL connection I've had since 2007 usually couldn't sustain 1 megabit - blows my mind that FIOS is literally 150 fimes faster (and it *really* is). But at 1mbit the theoretical minimum time to download a 3gb map update would be 6…
  • Well it is clearly some kind of database. Perhaps a part of the "driver alerts" feature that warns of sharp curves, school zones, etc? Or could it be related to "real directions"?
  • Good point, the map might just be disabled for some reason. You could also check the contents of the hidden .System folder by connecting the GPS to your computer. The backup thread I linked to above has instructions for revealing this folder. Does i…
  • Sounds like you are just looking at the basemap, which contains almost no detail. This could happen if there were a problem with the downloaded map, or if it wasn't actually installed. For starters, you should have done a full backup of the device …
  • Could be an issue with the current map, I have seen something similar around NYC in the past. Have been using Garmin's StreetPilot app for awhile now instead of a dedicated GPS. They rolled out an app update last year that would constantly crash in …
  • What are you using for traffic? The old style traffic receiver? I always thought they were worthless around NYC and stopped using them. I use Garmin's StreetPilot app now on my iPhone, but it has the same kind of traffic you can get on the Nuvi with…
  • See this, it has helped some people: www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=143809 Otherwise, it is probably just dead. You could try contacting Garmin support, sometimes they will help. But that is a very old device that could be replace…
  • Also, did you follow my instructions above in this thread? After confirming you have deleted everything using the menus on the device itself, do this: __________ "connect the Nuvi to your computer and look in the GPX folder on the device. Delete AL…
  • You can send waypoints to Garmin automotive devices from your computer and you can receive them. But you cannot use a computer to delete data on the device. Nobody has been "abandoned", or at least not recently. This behavior has been the same on Ga…
  • This has already been discussed in your other thread: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31008/how-to-delete-items-in-saved#latest
  • FYI, from Google translate. :) ____________ t923347 and Boyd explain better: two lane side by side, one lane goes north another goes south. Using MapSource and PoiLoader the result is a bidirectional (.gpx) file. As Boyd said this alert will trigge…