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  • Been awhile since anyone has posted to this thread. ;) Have been getting e-mails from Magellan about sales on their TRX off-road GPS units recently. I have no experience with them and this is not a recommendation... just passing it along if anyone …
  • Yeah, I still have version 7.1.5 of Google Earth Pro from 2015 on my Windows machine. I only use it to test compatibility of the maps I offer at boydsmaps.com. Specifically, I gather it is not possible to revert to the "regular" Google Earth after y…
  • I am not much of a Google fan and don't use Google Earth very often. But you may not be able to downgrade so easily. We were discussing this on another forum last year because some people weren't happy when Google discontinued the old version and ma…
  • Well there is no question that FM traffic is much slower than the app, it will have less data, will only cover the area immediately around the broadcast station and will not be available at all in many areas. Aside from that, it's great. :))
  • Have a look at the "Accessories" tab on Garmin's site. It lists compatible traffic receivers https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/552113#accessories https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-01031-00 https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-01009-02
  • Problem was the maps lack contrast on whatever theme on minor roads and the labels are too small and faint to read from as riding position, despite increasing font size, so the phone was useless for this purpose. One advantage of the phone is that y…
  • Yes, that is always the first thing you should try when you have issues after a firmware update. Definitely give that a try first.
  • do not update if you are still happy with what you have. That has been my policy with every Garmin device I've owned, going back well over 10 years. :) However, it should be straightforward to revert to the old firmware. Find the version you want i…
  • Just noticed that Garmin has a new version of the DriveTrack that obviously uses the same platform as the DriveSmart 61. This might be a good device for someone who wants BirdsEye imagery with a large screen and City Navigator. Price of $400 is in k…
  • Garmin's ideas are usually different from mine, but this is no different from any of their automotive devices. The "hard reset" clears your saved locations, search history and menu preferences - that's all. It has never erased maps or vehicle files.
  • Cool! B-) Please post back and let us know how it works out.
  • I don't know who "your flock" is, but this is probably the wrong site for advice on smartphone apps, since most of the members are of the "you'll have to pry my Garmin from my cold dead hands" persuasion. >:)
  • Garmin is still listing a 5 to 8 week shipping delay for the DriveSmart 61. Maybe they custom build them for each order now, LOL :D
  • My Montana still functions properly, but the plastic cover over the power button cracked and fell off, exposing the inside. The actual power button is recessed pretty deep inside, but I can still turn it on and off with a small dowel. This is what I…
  • OK, sorry. I thought Android Auto was just a way to connect your phone to the display in your car. Apparently it only supports Google Maps and Waze for navigation. Anyway, that doesn't seem terribly relevant to using a phone on a motorcycle or a hik…
  • I think you will just get the expected responses from the people on this forum, like the one above where he doesn't even mention what software was used or what kind of phone he has. We have discussed your GPS needs extensively in the past and they'…
  • I would consider either a smartphone or a "real" handheld GPS for walks. The DriveSmart is an automotive device. ;)
  • That is really just an issue with Waze (or Google). Garmin’s own StreetPilot app has the map permanently installed on your phone and works fine with no cell signal. Of course, they have now discontinued that app. X( But there’s the TomTom and He…
  • That's pretty interesting Alan. And - jeez - I thought my opinion was harsh... ;) "Most of us know it by its line of GPS products, which was a well-appreciated brand for those devices many years ago."
  • That compliment is well-deserved. However... Garmin had the StreetPilot app for iOS which was basically the same as the DriveSmart or Nuvi. So what did they do? They discontinued it a few months ago. My app still works on my phone, but if I decide t…
  • (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. ;)