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  • 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
  • "CN" is an abbreviation for City Navigator. "North America" means it includes Canada. ;) DEM is an acronym for Digital Elevation Model. When you enable this map (either through MyMaps or with the Map Layers) it will add three-dimensional terrain to…
  • Before wasting your time on hold with Garmin, I would do a hard reset of the GPS. This often fixes strange problems. However the reset will erase your saved locations, so you should back those up first. It will also set all the menu choices to their…
  • Agreed - the startup screen just shows data providers and copyright dates.
  • FWIW, there's a time limit of 15 minutes during which you can edit a post. This was done several years ago because spammers would make a post, then come back a few days later and add spam links so that nobody would notice.
  • Both my Montana and Etrex 20 would do what you describe. So would the GPSMap276cx (with a 5" screen) and Overlander (with a 7" screen). Magellan is all but gone, I don't think they sell any automotive devices anymore, except some fleet products. The…
  • Sorry, but alan is right. Garmin does not make any automotive models that can receive tracks. The Zumo is a very expensive way to get this capability. But if you don't care about the cost, there is also the Overlander and GPSMap276cx. https://buy.g…
  • take a look at the sites I mentioned above, GPSCity.com had three different Drive models for $79.
  • I would not spend another penny on a GPS that old, sorry. I don't know what kind of deal they offered, but you should shop around a bit for factory refurbished devices. They are typically even cheaper than buying a map for your old GPS. I know that …
  • Why would anyone prefer to use the Nuvi instead of Waze/google when these apps can get realtime traffic information Garmin discontinued the Nuvi four years ago. But they have the smartphone link app for realtime traffic data. I'm not saying this m…
  • Supposedly, Garmin and Ford will introduce a new system later this year. See this: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200107005809/en/ _____________________ Later this year, next-generation SYNC users will be able to enjoy access to Garmin’s…
  • Dedicated GPS devices are a slowly dying product category. It has been going on for many years and no doubt will continue until the inevitable end. :(
  • Yeah, I gave it a passing thought at that price. I had one of the old ones, the first model with a color screen - the eTrex Legend C. That was my first Garmin handheld, back around 2005 I think? First handheld was a Magellan Meridian Gold. The size …
  • Just noticed that GPSCity has a factory refurb eTrex 30x for $100. Don't think I've ever seen any premium model this cheap before (it has the altimeter, compass and full warranty). That's $20 less than their sale last December www.gpscity.com/garmi…
  • The trails on the Garmin topo maps seem to vary considerably by location, I have seen a lot of complaints about the 24k Garmin topo. I have the Northeast US 24k topo and never liked it much, mainly because it's just ugly and can be hard to read. But…
  • The Garmin 24k topo maps have routable roads - which means they can calculate routes and give you turn by turn directions. They also have points of interest similar to City Navigator - things like gas stations, stores, etc. And they have 3d elevatio…
  • I don't remember it being there before, however after doing a full reset yesterday, I have a menu item that shows up in Settings called Driver Assistance. That has always been there. Either you missed it or something was very wrong with your GPS. ;)
  • What is a "Garmin 6"? Unfortunately, I don't think there is any way to do this on current Garmin automotive models. My old StreetPilot 2620 had a feature like this that I really liked. But that was 2003, and the feature was dropped from newer model…
    in Back Roads Comment by Boyd February 8
  • I'll agree that the speed warnings are helpful (but often wrong). And that is the case with many others, that warn of schools which are long gone, or railroad tracks that are inactive. Anyway, from what crazyfingers said, the newer models do let you…
  • @privet01 - Glad that it doesn't bother you, but it sure does bother a lot of people, including me. So there should be a way to turn it completely off - for those of us who just want a GPS and not a "nanny" to annoy us every time the road curves. :…
  • Talking of alerts, we used our Drivesmart 65 in USA and were driven mad by continual audible alerts for schools in session. Having dropped and broken the screen on that one, we have now upgraded to a 65 with Alexa and large screen. I don't unders…
  • That's right for the DriveSmart 61. Have never even seen a 65, still really happy with my DriveTrack 71 which is more or less a DriveSmart 61 with the ability to include aerial imagery (Birdseye) on the map. :) http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion…
  • @crazyfingers claims they can be completely turned off on the DriveSmart 65. On the older DriveSmart 61 you can only disable the audio alerts and the banners always appear. This is also the case on the DriveTrack 71. http://forums.gpsreview.net/di…
  • OK, I see... that was a rather ambiguous way to say it. :)
  • The alerts that the DS61 has like RR crossings, animal crossing can be turned off completely. You can turn off the audio, but the big orange banners will still appear at the top of the screen. And here's another one I noticed. If you approach one of…
  • Never looked into this at all myself, but this thread at GPSFileDepot made me wonder if something similar is happening? https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=4709.msg25405#msg25405 "The tracks (and I'm assuming routes and waymarks as we…
  • sometimes, even though my settings on the DS61 were set to not act as a hands free phone, it would sometimes do so anyway. That's funny, I posted about a similar problem here and a couple other users said I must have set the wrong preferences on the…
  • Then I think it only costs $50/year to subscribe. Had a feeling I spoke too soon there. It's actually much cheaper than that. Here are the options, as per the App Store In-App Purchases 1-Month Subscription $1.99 3-Month Subscription $4.99 6-Mont…
  • Based on what you said, not sure if a dedicated automotive device is the way to go. Since your budget is rather high, IMO it doesn't make sense wasting time hunting for bargains on eBay. And these dedicated Garmin devices have features you specifica…
  • Regarding the "nagging", there's a setting in some menu that lets you choose whether you can enter information while in motion. This has always been an option on the Nuvi, etc. Now the software license stuff typically bothers you until you have dri…
  • The data is pretty poor in my rural area. It is always warning me of railroad tracks that have been gone for 10 years or more. Same thing with little schools that were consolidated into larger districts long ago. Then, of course, the school warnings…
  • I just wonder where Garmin gets their ideas? Has there been some big outcry of people demanding distracting alerts for every curve in the road? All the comments I've seen about these features have been negative. I've gotten pretty used to them duri…
  • As mentioned above "On the DS65 the Audible Alerts are able to be selectively enabled or disabled. Settings > Driver Assistance > Driver Alerts. " The DriveSmart 61 has this exact same menu. But the only thing it does is mute the audio alert. …
  • Yes, exactly. My GPS is muted all the time anyway.