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  • FWIW, here is the Nuvi 3790 product announcement from 2010 :) garmin.blogs.com/pr/2010/04/garmin-nüvi-3700-series-redefines-look-and-feel-of-personal-navigation-.html?activeBranchId=newsroom#.WZx0ha2ZPog "the road ahead never looked so realistic, …
  • Good to know that the version number of the firmware of an particular model doesn't say that much over functions and options. I'd go one step farther and say that the version number says absolutely nothing about functions and options. You can find o…
  • One example is the DEM map (digital elevation map). It shows terrain features when navigating in 3D mode. I believe it was introduced with the Nuvi 3790 in 2010 as I posted above. The 3597 was the last regular device to have that feature, although …
  • Should also note that Garmin has almost never added new features to older models with a firmware update, even though it would be dead simple. All that comes to mind is the ecoRoute feature that I think was migrated back a series or two when introduc…
  • I think the version numbers are only useful in determining whether your device is up to date, or if there's a bug in the new firmware you might want to revert to an earlier version. Aside from that, those number are irrelevant and certainly are not …
  • Don't know anything about a "noza tec" GPS, but it appears to be asking for a memory card that has the iGO software on it. iGO is a navigation program that used to be popular on devices based on the Windows CE and WIndows Mobile operating systems. N…
    in IGO SD Card Comment by Boyd August 21
  • I would also do a hard reset on the Zumo. Not sure if this is the same as the Nuvi, but I suspect it may be: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/21511/x/p1/ The reset oftem clears odd problems like what you have described.
  • Just get a bigger card if needed. You can have multiple maps on the same card. I was just responding to your concerns that the map could cause problems. If it does, the card can make life much easier. For example, if you put a corrupt map file in in…
  • Your thread title says "390" but now you have written "309". Which is correct? The zumo 390 is on the list, you just need to understand the "shorthand" that is used. The files starting with "zumo3x0" would be correct for the Zumo 390. So, for exa…
  • Junction view is OK, what I especially dislike is the "active lane guidance", where an animated computer generated 3d view of an exit or junction takes over half the screen. These are just created from data already in the map, they don't show landsc…
  • IIRC, on my Dezl 760 it will go away if you just tap the screen anywhere, same for junction view.
  • What is the "80% error message"? Are you saying that the unit worked properly before you updated the software in June? If so, it should be a simple thing to re-install an earlier version of the software. Old versions are archived on this site: http:…
  • "The satellites" should not have anything to do with calculating a route, they only tell the GPS where you are right now. As long as it's showing your current location properly indoors, I can't see why going outside would make any difference.
  • What's the difference between "tracks" and "track logs"? I think they are the same. I was responding to this comment "I like to be able to see the track and up load them as well " To me, that implied he was loading tracks (or "track logs" if you p…
  • Are you saying that you can load tracks on the DriveSmart? That would be a big change from the Nuvi which has never been able to import a track, they only display tracks recorded directly on the device.
  • "Not that bad" sounds like faint praise for a device that costs $700.... ;)
    in Montana 680T Comment by Boyd August 19
  • I had forgotten about that old thread. But it looks like they just improved some of the areas that previously had poor quality imagery instead of a global upgrade. The highest quality Birdseye in NJ never looked as bad as your example on the left. I…
  • I didn't even realize there was a version 2.0. What is different? The original BIrdseye had a resolution of about 2 feet per pixel. The file sizes you posted imply that this is still the same with your imagery. I believe the last time I downloaded a…
  • The 3gb OSM file catches my attention there. Do you have it installed along with Birdseye? Might be related... I'd check how many map segments it contains. If you have more than 4000 segments (total of all segments in all maps on both the card and …
  • That doesn't sound right. You should put the map on a card though, that way you can just remove the card if there's a problem.
  • Garmin may have added the ability to enable separate files on newer devices. IIRC, they definitely added that capability for Custom Maps (.kmz files) with one of the Oregon updates (6xx series?). Those older generation Oregon devices are really very…
  • This is an old thread, but my numbers should give you some idea of how much coverage you can fit on a card. http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/comment/126239/#Comment_126239 Rounding off... figure about 2.5 MB per square mile for the highest q…
  • I would have called her bluff on that. :D
  • Cool, so evidently they didn't actually change this? But it would be really nice if you could do it over wifi without messing with cables. Of course, I'm sure Garmin uses some antiquated form of slow wifi instead of the speedy (60MB/sec) 802.11ac. ;)
  • Since the 61 has wifi, it sounds like they have changed the way things work on the computer. I did some Google searches and could not find a "secret salute" to bring up the developer menu that allows you to change from MTP to Mass Storage mode. On t…
  • I've never seen a Nuvi or a Drive device ask "if I want to go into mass storage mode" as the OP says he saw. Ha, I missed that part. My Montana asks me that when I plug it into the computer. I have the Montana set for "Garmin Spanner" mode though, …
  • That technique certainly works on the Nuvi series under Windows 7....
  • I thought the devices would find .gpx files wherever you put them? Haven't tried that for a long time though.
  • So, just to be clear, do you have a file with a .gpx extension that you copied to the card? How did you convert the waypoints to a .gpx file? The card needs to be formatted as FAT32, which would normally be the default for a 16gb card. It could be a…
  • Thinking now, do I still need the Nuvi? Ah, the "moment of truth" has arrived for you, as it will someday for everyone. Well... maybe not for @sussamb, but for everyone else at least. :D
  • Garmin never seems to make use of the extra pixels on larger screens, they show the same amount of map details as the older, lower resolution screens. The only advantage is that text should be a bit sharper. BTW, you are not using the term "RAM" c…
  • "Free and useless. Sounds promising!" "I have the street pilot app. I agree it has the better traffic but I prefer using a PND" So the DriveSmart costs more and has useless traffic? What's not to like? :D Perhaps the money would have been better…
  • When I get in the car I want a dedicated nav device that does it well. And from my point of view I don't want all the connection issues and plugging in issues. I don't want to be using data if I don't need to. I don't want to be using up the battery…
  • I use the streetpilot app on my iPhone, but I believe that is the same HERE traffic data you get with the smartphone link app. It has been remarkably good in my experience, first time I have found the traffic feature useful in any of Garmin's softwa…
  • Agree with @alanb , what you describe sounds like you're viewing the basemap and not City Navigator. The basemap is very inaccurate, and that explains why the vehicle is not on the road. The GPS is showing the correct position of your vehicle, but t…
  • Not clear on what you are saying about "many files". You should be able to open just one .gdb file if that's what you want to do. But it depends on how you originally created the .gdb file(s), they can contain any combination of tracks, waypoints a…
  • I don't use Winows 10, but it has been widely reported that Mapsource still works, as @sussamb says. But if you're having problems, you should be able to use Basecamp as an alternative. You might also want to save your .gdb files as .gpx files becau…
  • I really wouldn't worry about that. I don't see how you could have accidentally done it - it's very obvious what's happening, an alert box shows on the screen that asks if you want to shut it down and you can either cancel or confirm. It's not a "so…
  • Yeah, I was looking at the Nuvi 3590 back in 2012, but ended up getting a 3550 instead because it was much cheaper and the 3590 wouldn't have worked with my phone anyway (plus I didn't want the lousy voice control or traffic receiver either). I als…
  • Is smartphone link compatible with the iPhone on the 3590? I thought it was Android only on that device.
  • I don't think smartphone link has anything to do with taking calls. That's just a bluetooth connection from the GPS to the phone. Smartphone link allows the GPS to access the internet via your smartphone. See this: https://support.garmin.com/faqSear…
  • Anything is possible, but I think it's unlikely that any interference outside of your car could cause that sort of problem. With a source of RFI inside the car you might have problems, but not sure they would be like what you experienced. Most like…
  • In all fairness to Garmin, they are trying to fit the entire country into about a 3gb file. No matter how diligent they are, there's just too much stuff to put in there, and the wimpy processors in their devices (which are several generations behind…
  • I don 't see "No Traffic Receivers" but if there is no traffic being reported on my route I do see " No Traffic Reported Ahead". Well that would be something completely different of course. But I can only comment on what @jkbmjp actually said. :) T…
  • LOL alan. The message "No traffic receivers" implies that you didn't have the traffic receiver connected to the GPS, or maybe there was a problem with it. There are many areas where traffic data is not available (since it's broadcast over the air on…
  • I think I had to "drag myself" across the Atlantic from where I was to where I wanted to do the simulated trip. I thought that was quite clear in your earlier post and found @t923347 's comment a bit odd. Of course you will see detail once you drag …
  • Garmin's POI database has always been terrible, this is nothing new. Yet another reason why dedicated GPS units are becoming extinct. ;)
  • I think there is one more step, you have to tap a button that says "set location" (or sometthing like that) after you have moved the map.
  • I actually was not referring to a "warranty". Here in the US retailers have a published policy regarding returns and exchanges. For example, you may have 15 days during which you can return the device for a full refund or exchange it for another one…
  • When is the last day that you can return the GPS for a refund or exchange? If you're still having problems you should think twice about letting that date pass. :)