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  • I'm sure that one or more people here have complained about being denied updates after two years. But it's possible something else was the problem.
  • Garmin has been going in that direction, it makes their devices cheaper since they can leave out the traffic receiver and just use Bluetooth. My DriveSmart 61 is also like this.
  • Seems odd that Garmin would want to support yet another “flavor” of automotive device software when they appear to be consolidating their US models. Aside from the electric vehicle features, those screenshots have a rather “vintage” look in terms o…
  • Lots more info here: https://skoda.garmin.com/skoda/site/features
  • The user interface is completely “un-Garmin-like”, but the feature set is a lot like the 3590. It has 3d terrain for example. Actually, it looks kind of cool. But that case with the rounded corners, wide bezel and chrome edge looks just like my Nuvi…
  • Here's the user manual. The hardware does look like the 3590, but the software is different and so is the mount (looks like the 3597 mount). It has pedestrian mode, which also supports the idea of a 2012 device, because IIRC Garmin dropped this feat…
  • It looks like a Nuvi 3590, but it's impossible to tell from the info on that site: buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/96637 If so, that is a 2012 model which was very popular in its day but is slower than their newer devices. The entire Nuvi series was d…
  • Looks like you found the best method. The google coordinates are in decimal degrees which is really the easiest format to use. Setting your Zumo to h ddd.dddd puts it into the same format. WGS 84 is the standard for all Garmin devices.
  • I try to help when I can, but stopped expecting a "thank you" years ago. ;)
  • I have also gotten used to the alerts - but don't find them useful. It's summer now, school is out for months but the stupid alerts constantly warn about school zones. 8-|
  • Garmin has also said that you will lose your lifetime maps if you fail to update them for two years. I waited something like 4 years between updating my Nuvi 3550 and Dezl 760 and had no problems (using Express).
  • I am not familiar with .asc files, but have a look at gpsbabel: www.gpsbabel.org/index.html It may do what you want: www.gpsbabel.org/htmldoc-development/fmt_tomtom_asc.html ___________________________________________ TomTom POI file (.asc) (…
  • Some interesting points about USB - thanks! I did not test it, but had the impression the interface was faster than USB 2.0. I was copying big files to my 61 while working on the map I mentioned above and it seemed to go faster than my Dezl 760 (a 2…
  • That is interesting. But the point is, nobody needs a 64gb card in a Garmin automotive device, it's massive over-kill. Only exception might be if you have a device with a driving camera and need space to store the video.
  • You want to use Lifetime Maps without a computer? Don't know how you could do that. https://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/map-download ______________________________ Minimum Requirements The download process requires you to install Garmin Express on …
  • Interesting, I didn’t think you could format a 64gb card as FAT32 without third party software. Perhaps this is something new in Windows 10 (I still have my PC on Win 7 since I only use it for making maps with old software). My map is certainly slo…
  • It only happened once and when I returned to the map screen it was fine. You should not use a 64gb card because Garmin devices use the old FAT32 filesystem that doesn’t support volumes that large. You will need to use special software to format a 6…
  • I got one of these devices this winter. Just a couple days ago I had the same problem where it switched to the trip computer screen all by itself. My hands were nowhere near the screen. I thought it was very strange, but that is the only time it has…
  • Be careful.... I've learned the hard way that it's a bad idea to update your GPS just before a big trip. There could be buggy new firmware along with the map, and earlier this year they had to withdraw a map update because of problems. A road trip a…
  • OK, thanks Alan - I've got my timeline straight now - the Nuvi 7x5 was the first series to feature 3d buildings and it introduced in August 2008. The Zumo 660 launched eight months later, in April 2009. I remember playing with a Nuvi 755 and thinkin…
  • Not very familiar with the Zumo series, but the screenshots appear similar to my Nuvi 5000 which is a ten year old device. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/15000 Have never seen the term “Basic 3d” used before. Does it really say that? My guess …
  • All of my Garmin devices (and the StreetPilot app) direct me to the EZPass lanes on highways around NYC. The junction view that pops up even shows the "EZPass only" sign above the the lane. I have EZPass, but it could be a problem for somebody who d…
    in Left lane exits Comment by Boyd June 20
  • FWIW, Google has given developers a reprieve until July 16. But it will be here soon. http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/comment/208351/#Comment_208351
  • Exit lanes cannot "cause problems". The GPS just places your vehicle on the map based on your location. If the map is just wrong (if it shows the exit on the left) then that is where it will tell you to go. Have you zoomed way in on the map in one …
    in Left lane exits Comment by Boyd June 12
  • There may just be an error in the new map that you installed a couple months ago. In fact, there was a map update that Garmin removed from their site recently due to problems. Another possibility is a bug in the device firmware, if it was also updat…
    in Left lane exits Comment by Boyd June 11
  • https://developers.google.com/maps/billing/important-updates Important Updates We’ve moved the effective date of our new pricing, and the $200 free monthly credit, to July 16th. We’re launching the new Maps, Routes and Places functionality on June…
  • I got fiber (FIOS) in my rural location about a year ago - now I have 150/150 mbit and it really does clock that fast. I can upload a 1gb video to vimeo in a minute or less. My last North America map update took less than 15 minutes. I think I earne…
    in 2019.10 NTU EU Comment by Boyd June 6
  • It does seem like Garmin is gradually abandoning the road navigation market. They haven't released a new Drive model for almost a year and a half. So true, this is the first year I recall where they didn't have automotive devices at CES. I got a Dr…
  • This is a bit confusing. Actually I think that iTunes can no longer be used to manage iOS apps, so that may be why the links don't work. If I search for Garmin using the app store on my phone it doesn't find streetpilot either. However I see there i…
  • I think StreetPilot Onboard is pretty good on iOS, it looks just like a Nuvi but has been intentionally cripped by Garmin so you can't import/export anything. I really doubt they will embrace CarPlay. There used to be StreetPilot feature that allowe…
  • Moved to the Garmin Automotive forum.
    in 2019.10 NTU EU Comment by Boyd June 6
  • It seemed to work good on the first trial drive 3 days ago, but reviewing my numerous screen shots taken during the tour it appears to display incorrect routes at times. I don't understand this part. Maps and routes are completely different things. …
  • But Photobucket is just a little struggling company. Google is one of the largest corporations in the world. >:)
  • I suspected I might need to create hard way points but I am trying to avoid that. How did you create the route in Basecamp? Did you just enter a start and end point? If so, then the results you got on your computer probably won't match the route on…
  • Sounds like it is prompting you to connect with bluetooth. No idea why that would happen. Were you in traffic with other cars close to you? It could have come from somebody else.
    in Phone Pass Key Comment by Boyd June 2
  • Some discussion on this topic here. Note that it says 2018.30 is the current version: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31190/2019-10-ntu-eu
  • I agree - and it's great to see you around here again gator! =D>
  • Well I think the financial impact will be in Google's favor. Reading more about this, people are excited about all the new features of the Google API. These will benefit big companies that already use Google's services and it may bring more onboard.…
  • I was thinking the same when I saw a thread at groundspeak about Basecamp removing the Google feature. I'm a moderator at a regional website in my area that has a very popular map function allowing you to choose maps from all different sources usin…
  • This is going to shake things up: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31196/big-changes-to-google-maps-policy-and-pricing-coming-june-11 help.furkot.com/getting-started/no-google-map.html Until now Google's pricing policy made it possible for u…
  • Unfortunately these issues aren't new... http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/30594/garmin-needs-to-utilize-options-for-alerts http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/30593/curve-ahead-alert-freezing-drive-60-lmt
  • Well I think whatever you do you still get the banners, it would be good if you could switch off the visual as well as the audible alerts. I agree, but this would appear to be at odds with what @t923347 said, "now I've cut the number of alerts down …
  • I have disabled everything in the alerts settings and they still pop up constantly for all the categories I disabled. So I assumed those settings were only for the audible alerts - but my whole device is always muted, so I don't really know. But it …
  • I have a DriveSmart 61 and don't think there's any way to make the alerts go away. I believe the data comes from the map itself and the firmware is what makes them happen. So there is no "file" that you can delete. I agree they are annoying - espec…
  • From the manual: "NOTE: Voice Activated Navigation may not achieve desired performance when in a noisy environment." Like a car maybe? :D
  • Is there a chance that background noise is triggering the voice recognition menu? I was thinking about this last night and wondered the same thing. Didn't occur to me before because I hate that feature and have it turned off. But I'll be that's wha…
  • There is a directory called "Map" (not "Maps") that would normally only contain additional mapping that you have installed yourself (such as a topo map). Otherwise, it should be empty or not there at all. Are you perhaps looking at the contents of a…