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  • BTW, I should add that the OP's topic of "accuracy to 1 meter" doesn't really describe a device that would fit his needs. You would need sub-meter accuracy to positively identify objects in a 3'x4' grid. "1 meter accuracy" is generally taken to mea…
  • You might want to look into the technologies used for indoor positioning systems. Of course, you are not inside a building, but these systems can provide high accuracy in a controlled environment. Not a subject that I know anything about myself thou…
  • Seems like he was just providing some insight into the problems of managing his business.
  • I suspect that more traditional methods are still the way to handle this. With the pro-grade devices, you also have pro software that isn't as user-friendly as a consumer GPS. In the consumer space, there are a few products with enhanced accuracy, …
  • Yes, it should work. I assume you have the version that was provided on DVD? The only problem with this old map is that it uses very small segments. Segments are the individual "tiles" that make up the entire map, and there is no standard size for t…
    in Montana 610t Comment by Boyd June 7
  • I'll bet this is something they needed to do in order to include the inReach satellite receiver in the same size case...
  • I just assumed this was the same as the Montana and other high end handhelds. They include a rechargeable battery pack, but you can also use AA batteries. But apparently you're right, because the Montana specs say: "rechargeable lithium-ion (includ…
  • Garmin's terms and conditions don't promise any update frequency, so "overdue" may be hard to define. ;) https://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/lmdisclaimer "you will receive map data updates when and as such updates are made available on Garmin.com"
  • Because of this, you can't trust the rerouting feature. My mistrust goes deeper than that. The data you receive can be pretty "stale" and incidents that are shown may have already been cleared - or will be cleared by the time you reach them. I was f…
  • I don't think anything but the map can be moved out of the .System folder. And that should be all you'd need to do since it's the biggest file. People used to get all excited about doing this kind of thing in the past, but not so much anymore. AFAIK…
    in Memory usage Comment by Boyd June 2
  • The FM coverage is very poor, you will only get it in major cities. I live 50 miles from Philadelphia and used to commute daily. I could not get any traffic data until I was about 20 miles from the city, which was too late to make a major change in …
  • You could delete 3d terrain (gmapdem.img) if you don't use it, that will save about 1gb You could delete 3d buildings (gmap3d.img) if you don't need them, that won't save as much You could delete the speech recognition files if you don't use that, w…
    in Memory usage Comment by Boyd June 2
  • This may help: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=i34WV8maJa11t7iwvYnz18 It has nothing to do with the maps. The FM traffic is limited by a very slow data rate - similar to an old 300 baud modem, if you're old enough to remember those days ;) It…
  • Yes, sorry. On Windows you need to set the Nuvi to mass storage mode. But I would still be reluctant to mess with anything in that hidden folder. Just get a bigger SD card, they are cheap. Someone else can explain how to get Garmin Express to instal…
    in Memory usage Comment by Boyd June 2
  • It would help if you told us what operating system you're using. I'll assume it is Windows.The map and other important files are stored in a hidden folder named .System. Here is the easiest way to access it The biggest file will be the City Navig…
    in Memory usage Comment by Boyd June 1
  • You may find some help here: https://www.gpsrchive.com/GPSMAP/GPSMAP 66/index.htm
    in GPSMAP 66st Comment by Boyd May 29
  • I'm not sure why it is so hard to see the screen if it's sunny Why aren't you sure of that? The backlight is the only way to see the screen and it's not as bright as the direct sun. Have never seen any data on screen brightness, but I have owned qu…
    in Screen brightness Comment by Boyd May 24
  • Looks live everybody loves the new forum, LOL. :)) https://forums.garmin.com/developer/information/f/forum/162708/who-designed-this-so-called-new-website __________________ "Dennis_K_ This "new" forum is one of the worst I have ever viewed. Put …
    in Garmin forum Comment by Boyd May 23
  • It's getting to the point where Garmin is about the only game in town. I had several TomTom models in the past and liked them, but an not familiar with the current ones. I have used the TomTom app on my phone however, and really liked the features. …
    in Screen brightness Comment by Boyd May 23
  • Haven't been there in a long time, but don't see how the new forum is any improvement. Looks like some people were having problems replying/logging into the old one? The site sure shows what Garmin is truly interested in. Automotive and handheld de…
    in Garmin forum Comment by Boyd May 20
  • As I wrote above,, all registry-based maps are going to have a problem with the current version of MapInstall. This is Garmin's old format, not exactly sure when they made the change to their topo maps, I'd guess it was somewhere around 2008. Try c…
  • Yes, as I said they broke it on May 22, 2018 and apparently won't ever fix it. However, I think there's another fix without downgrading to an older version. Convert your maps with Garmin MapConverter. This will turn them into gmap files, which I *th…
  • I don't see a manual yet (and it would probably be worthless anyway), but surely it can do that. You might need to upload all your data to Garmin's cloud with the Explore app first though, it's not clear whether this device works with Basecamp at al…
  • No doubt it's a strong magnet, to match the macho image they are projecting for this big, heavy, military-grade device. Check out the video, with the bearded guy in a lumberjack shirt planning his adventure on a laptop in his garage. Isn't that wher…
  • Well, this is the same forum where the members couldn't wait to shell out $800 for the GPSMap 276cx (only to later regret it). But there's no love for the Overlander (mainly because it isn't intended for bikes). advrider.com/f/threads/new-garmin-ov…
  • Just watched the video. What a bunch of fluff, lots of CGI of a truck driving across a "map" but almost nothing that shows what the real maps look like. But that thing really is HUGE. @-)
  • It has a 6" screen, weighs almost a pound (15.4) ounces Actually it has a 7" screen, Alan. _________________________ 7” color touchscreen features turn-by-turn directions for on-road navigation and topography maps _________________________ That m…
  • So, here we are with the one-year anniversary of this broken version of Basecamp/MapInstall coming next week. Garmin still has not fixed this, and in spite of some earlier mixed signals, it appears that they never will. See this Garmin support chat …
  • Thanks Alan, that is an interesting (and unusual) device. There was a time I might have been tempted.... but $700? I am still very happy with my $400 DriveTrack 71 which is sleek and slim, has a bigger screen, and works with traditional Garmin map f…
  • If people are willing to pay the extra cost for the barometric altimeter and magnetic compass, they may go a step further and opt for a GPSMAP 6x or Oregon. True, and the GPS64s is the same price as the eTrex 30x. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/…
  • Yes, I think all Garmin devices are like that and Garmin makes power adapters too https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-10851-11 https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-11478-05 BTW, looking at these on Garmin's site, I noticed that the eTrex …
  • I think you are looking at GPSGate Server if it requires all that stuff. I think you just need the free "GPSGate Splitter Express" to support a handheld GPS: https://gpsgate.com/purchase/gpsgate_client_licenses Now, I've never seen a an eTrex 30x,…
  • FWIW, I haven't seen crashes like that on either my DriveSmart 61 or DriveTrack 71. I don't think a power supply issue would cause this (unless your internal battery is dead). The GPS should warn that power was lost and start a countdown, with a but…
  • Haha - a Meridian Gold was my first handheld GPS - about 20 years ago IIRC. Sold it to a friend and she continued using it until just a few years ago. That was actually a very nice device in its day. Back then, Magellan and Garmin were really on equ…
  • This has been a common complaint (and a pet peeve of mine), but Garmin doesn't seem interested in changing. I hope they will follow the UK lead. Garmin gets their map data from "HERE" (formerly known as "Navteq"), and if you go to their site you'll …
  • That site has been around for a long time, and we should all be happy it exists, since Garmin obviously has no interest in archiving their old software. While not obvious from the link I posted, it is actually part of http://gpsinformation.net - one…
  • Thanks for keeping us updated- maybe this will help someone else. FWIW, if the old firmware had tide data, you can revert to it. Old versions are archived on this site (which is well-known, but NOT an official Garmin site) http://www.gawisp.com/pe…
  • The info about Labour Day came from the support link that you posted about tide data on the eTrex https://support.garmin.com/ms-MY/?faq=0471LJHr9v9opscA1Cd9v9 Looking closer, that link comes from Garmin Malaysia. So, it might not be the manual you…
  • Same goes for my Montana and sussamb's Montana. :) Regarding the "unforseen circumstances" when trying to contact Garmin, if you look at the link to the tech support article you posted, I think there's a clue... _______________- "Please note: Due …
  • I've raised this with support, and they're supposed to be sending me an email with some suggestions in it, but problems with their systems mean it hasn't reached me yet I think you'll just need to wait for Garmin's answer on this one....
  • Hmmm, not on my Montana either, perhaps it's area specific? How far are you from a tidal waterbody? I am only about 3 miles here. But it's also possible that a US device is different. For example, all government geodata is generally free here. But i…
  • Are you sure about that? I don't have an eTrex, but on my Montana, I think the tides must be part of the firmware (or in some file that I don't know about). I can disable all the maps on the device and when I do Where To > Tides, I get a long lis…
  • Have you tried doing a hard reset? I am not familiar wit the zumo line, but apparently it can be reset by just holding down the power button for 12 seconds (this is different from Garmin automotive units) https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/zum…
  • See this thread: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/21511/x/p1/
    in Nuvi 2529 Comment by Boyd April 20
  • Happy to help. :) And shame on Garmin for not fixing this major bug that has caused so much trouble for the past 11 months. X(
  • Did you use the current versions of Basecamp and MapInstall for WIndows? Basecamp 4.7/MapInstall 4.2 were introduced in May 2018, and they do not work correctly. MapInstall will not send a map to your GPS properly, the results are pretty much as you…
  • Well... if Garmin offered a real smartphone app, with permanently installed maps, then there woud be no difference between it and a DriveSmart. You know... like the StreetPilot Onboard app that they first crippled and later completely killed just to…
  • What you need to do is just post links to the photos, that should work. If you want to post inline images, the link must lead to a real image (like a .jpg or .png file). Google.... ugh. I just launched a new mapping website to beta testers that do…
  • I don't do geocaching, so no idea of what will support cache uploads. But (IMO) this is - hands down - the coolest vehicle GPS that Garmin has ever made, and I'd think the included topo and Birdseye subscription would be useful :) http://forums.g…
  • I guess it depends on your definition of "support". The most recent update to the Windows version of Basecamp was almost a year ago, and major bugs have still not been corrected. But the ability to send tracks and routes still works, AFAIK.