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  • I think the screens are identical on the 61 and 65. What makes you think they are different? In fact, I think the only difference between these two models is the software. Same for the DriveTrack 71. And I believe Garmin also uses the same screen in…
  • LOL, the Australian site shows the Nuvi 255 and Nuvi 5000 still for sale. Surely that isn't for real! :O) https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/p/13428/pn/010-00717-22
  • Possible that they don't sell a compatible one. Just looked myself and don't see one either. They show the GTM-36 which is listed as compatible with the Dezl 580 but not the 780. That is curious because the Fleet 780 is also compatible. https://buy…
  • Sorry, don't know anything about FM traffic in Australia, but it should be easy to find out. Go to the Australian version of Garmin's website, find the page for your GPS and then click on the Accessories tab. In the US it would be here, but you need…
  • How can they still have a market with these prices? Because people like @UeberLand will buy them? Seriously, I think the Overlander is pretty cool although I have no need for it. I hope he will post his impressions here after using it for awhile. Y…
  • Hey, as long as it works then just use it and be happy! :D
  • The other possibility is that it's a route I suppose. If you use direct routing, it will draw a line from the start point to your current location. And perhaps the "start point" was Garmin Headquarters. ;). (seriously, they have included waypoints f…
  • Welcome to the site and congratulations on the new Overlander - you are actually the first person I've heard from who has one. Unfortunately, I doubt you will get much help here for that reason. However, on other Garmin devices, that sort of behavio…
  • I've had quite a lot of Garmin devices, going back 2004. Happily, I have never needed to call support but they get generally good reviews here and on other sites. I believe they are based in the US, but (sorry) I don't think you're being fair. You a…
  • Great! Like I said, it would be surprising to see a car that doesn't have a 12v outlet somewhere, since so many accessories still use them.
  • Is there perhaps a cigarette-lighter-type socket somewhere "hidden" in the car, such as a compartment in the center console, or in the back seat? My car has several sockets like this, just for powering equipment That plug has been a standard for man…
  • That would explain it. But do you really mean "SD" - in other words, the slot inside the GPS where the card goes? Or do you mean "USB" - the interface connector on the outside? If it's the SD card slot, take a close look. It might just be bent or di…
    in Oregon 450T Comment by Boyd June 3
  • See this page for info about different firmware versions. Assuming it is up to date, looks like the last firmware update was February 2014. There's a link on this page with instructions for installing the firmware. https://www.gpsrchive.com/Oregon …
    in Oregon 450T Comment by Boyd June 3
  • I'm not a fan of the 24k Garmin maps. Also not a fan of the 100k, because in my area they have been very poor. I have a copy of new version that came with my DriveTrack 71. I removed it first thing when I got the GPS and just archived the file on my…
  • BTW, one other thing you need to understand. Garmin devices aren't like phones, tablets or computers where every year there's a software update that provides new features. Garmin just never does that, no matter how long you keep it, the software wil…
  • Regarding the DriveTrack 71.... that will give you the nice 7" screen, the 100k topo and Birdseye aerial imagery. But the software is really just a DriveSmart 61 automotive GPS with no advanced "outdoor" features. Just be sure that's all you really …
  • Like I said, no personal experience with the Overlander. For all I know, you would hate it. ;) However, from the marketing materials it sounds like a good fit for you. Be sure to understand the return/exchange policy of the seller if you buy one, ju…
  • If it fits your budget, it sounds like the Overlander might be a very good choice for your needs. It is specifically designed for vehicle use - probably more rugged than needed in an enclosed vehicle, but that doesn't matter a lot. I see they have d…
  • The DriveSmart 65 is a minor update to the older DriveSmart 61, which I also have. See this thread: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31436/first-impressions-drivesmart-61-vs-65 There have been some nice deals on refurbished DriveSmart 61's, …
  • Generally the most up-to-date maps, in my experience, are available from gpsfiledepot.com and even they are sadly out of date. GPSFileDepot is another site that is slowly dying. I have been very active there since 2008 and my own maps have been down…
  • Well, Garmin maps are Garmin maps. The Overlander is a bit different because it uses Garmin's new cloud-based software instead of Basecamp, which they are gradually phasing out. Garmin's BIrdseye products offer aerial imagery from Digital Globe at a…
  • Boyd, in my ignorance I didn't realize that asking if a purpose built GPS was better than one in a tablet was that broad a question. How many hundred brands and models of tablets do you think are available? Do you really believe that their built-in …
  • Boyd, thanks for the reply. How do you think the GPS receiver in a tablet compares to a purpose built unit? I don't see how anyone could possibly answer a question as broad as that. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and the GPS is terrible, takes a…
  • If you're happy with Backcountry Navigator you can just stick with it and choose any Android tablet with specs that you like. For high gps accuracy, you could get a bluetooth GPS receiver such as the Garmin GLO. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/64…
  • This article is old, but it might help gpstracklog.com/2010/07/navigating-tracks-on-the-new-garmin-handhelds.html
  • I would perform a hard reset. More often than not, this cures mysterious problems like you are experiencing. If you have any favorites (aka saved locations) be sure to back them up, as discussed further down in the thread below. The hard reset will…
    in NUVI 2595 LMT Comment by Boyd April 14
  • I don't know about thier service in US. No problem there, because there's nothing to know. They are not sold in the United States. Period. If you want one, you would have to order it from the EU. I gave serious consideration to doing that but decid…
  • I started a thread on this awhile ago. Would have bought one if they were sold in the US. But they are not. http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31418/twonav-garmin-alternative When I was considering buying one, I sent them an e-mail. It was ne…
  • Very good question, but I have never seen antyhing like that, just lots of anecdotal info and opinions. Not only is there no good research on processors, there isn't anything with more basic specs, such as the amount of RAM. Awhile ago, I got inter…
  • Those prices sound pretty good. You cannot upload images to this site unfortunately. You need to host them somewhere else, then click the little "picture" in the toolbar and paste the link into the box.
  • Have a look at that thread I linked to above, where I compared the 60csx (same guts as your 76csx) to a Montana and a GLO. The older device performs pretty well, although it sometimes "wanders" pretty far, then snaps back. The Montana 600 (without G…
  • I agree with Dave about the antenna (which is called a "quad helix"). This was all the rage back in the GPSMap 60csx days (still have mine!) and it arguably made a difference. But with these new devices, I think it's more of a "fashion statement". :)
  • I have an eTrex 20 and a 64s and have never seen much reception difference between them. Sure, but the 64 also has GLONASS and the OP's 62 does not. My Garmin GLO has GLONASS and it is very accurate, although it's not clear how much that has to do …
  • I suspect that the difference has nothing to do with the antenna. Your eTrex20x can receive GLONASS signals and the older GPSMap62 cannot. So you can access 24 additional satellites on the eTrex. It depends on where you are located as to how much di…
  • gmapprom.img is the standard name for pre-installed maps on Garmin devices. If you really deleted it, then it is gone and the memory should be freed up. Are you using a Mac perhaps? If so, the file will not actually be removed, it will just be place…
  • AFAIK, all GPS devices get their time from the satellites. Regarding route order, I think this goes back to my older post. Garmin's automotive devices are very "dumbed down". But their outdoor devices have many additional menus and capabilities. Ho…
  • Is there anybody who works for Tomtom the company who knows the product sufficiently to answer my questions? Sorry, but I think you're in the wrong place to get answers about TomTom devices. The TomTom forum on this site has basically been dead for …
  • It has been many years since I've owned a TomTom device, but AFAIK your are locked into whatever mapping they provide. You might look at Garmin devices. There are many third-party maps available for Garmin, and most of them are free. There are also …
  • "In general"? I think it is just flat-out impossible to change the software that runs on any Garmin automotive device. Can you provide an example of when this has ever been possible? I sure can't think of one. Now, quite a few years ago, people fou…
  • Cool! I have not seen one from HERE before. There's a good article about the cars on their site: https://360.here.com/2015/04/07/anatomy-mapping-cars-dummies/ "To better understand what’s what, let’s take a look at the anatomy of our own mapping v…
    in Here camera car Comment by Boyd March 4