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  • Glad you got it sorted out!
  • Another thing you could try is to use cloning with a new SD card. See if you can get the 2019.20 CN NA map only installed on the new SD. If that works, then try to re-install the Europe map on the new SD, again with cloning. If it appears both curre…
  • Since you already have a legitimate lifetime subscription purchased when the DVD was still available, you should be able to get the lifetime updates. My statement about "a thing of the past" was about customers who do not currently have a valid li…
  • Thanks for the Perry link Boyd. I still can't find the PC version of Mapupdater on Perry, but it is probably there someplace too. I think you are right ... add-on lifetime map subscriptions for regions not pre-installed on a device are a thing of …
  • One thing you could try is the old Garmin MapUpdater program. It appears Garmin has removed the download links for this program from their site and I couldn't find it on the Perry archive. So unless you already have it, I am not sure where you can g…
  • This may help: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/into-sports/cycling/edge-800-aa/35666-edge-800
  • POI's and speed cameras just don't interest me. ;) There is a lot of discussion and content over there on general GPS technology, so it isn't all about POI's. It may have been in the beginning, but like many forums, it has evolved. I do have enfor…
  • I have Android Auto. I have been using Google navigation and have tried to like it, but it just doesn't measure up to my 3597 IMO. The lane guidance is acceptable, but not nearly as robust as the Garmin. It doesn't show a lot of the info I get on th…
  • It is probably a combination of the two (phone apps and built-ins). Then there is Android Auto and Apple Car Play which is kind of a hybrid of the two technologies. They use the phone GPS and app, but use the car's infotainment system and controls f…
  • @Boyd ... POI Factory still has a lot of activity with many regulars posting each week. I think the camera files and the way JM implemented the "free" access to these files by requiring regular posting keeps members coming back. They have also devel…
  • Member bdhsfz6 over in the POI Factory forum submitted a support question to Garmin about this. For what it's worth, here is the reply he got Hello No, it does not look like there will be any problem with the Garmin devices with the 1024 week rollo…
  • Very interesting article. Thanks for posting it. It makes me wonder how many Garmins are vulnerable and if cell phones rely on this information in any way.
  • It very well could be. I haven't observed it with Lane Assist, but have noticed that on my older devices without Active Lane Guidance, I get more static Junction Views for a given trip (in simulation mode) than I do on the newer devices with Active …
  • You are absolutely correct. I have had Garmin devices since both Junction View and lane assist features were introduced on the 7x5 series. In that first release, both features were few and far between, but with each map update, new intersections an…
  • Well, I certainly fit into Boyd's identified demographic group! :) And i agree with his assessment. Garmin is not going away, but their automotive devices might be.
  • It probably varies store to store, but last time I checked at my local Best Buy they had no TomTom's and only 2 or 3 Garmin Drive models. It is just another sign of the declining demand for stand alone PND's.
  • And then there’s the Basecamp/Mapinstall bug (or is it a feature?) that prevents you from installing third party maps on your gps ever since the last update. That is driving everyone crazy over at gpsfiledepot.Sigh! It appears Garmin has mostly aban…
  • I think Garmin has pretty much abandoned the road navigation business, both dedicated devices and apps. They discontinued Viago, Street Pilot and Navigon apps. They have not introduced a new Drive model in over 18 months, and their premier model, th…
  • ...I changed mine to "Hey Garmin!" it doen't trigger very often. HaHa! My wakeup phrase is "Hey nimraG!" on my nuvi that uses the female Samantha voice, and "Hey ivuN! on my nuvi that uses the male Jack voice. I guess I am just a backwards kind of…
  • 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). In the various forums I follow, I ha…
  • I am still betting it is Navigon software. I looked at a couple of older Navigon manuals, and the Skoda manual reads a lot like the Navigon manuals ... some similarities on the navigation screen layout as well.
  • Since the software and user interface is completely different than what we are used to on Garmin nuvi/Drive devices, I wonder if this device is based on Navigon which Garmin bought out a few year ago. The other thing that makes me think this is that…
  • You can format FAT32 in WIn10 (or Win7 for that matter) if you do it from the command prompt and include the File System switch (/FS:). Example: FORMAT H: /FS:FAT32 Nice one, does that work with any size card? I believe so, although I don't have…
  • You can format FAT32 in WIn10 (or Win7 for that matter) if you do it from the command prompt and include the File System switch (/FS:). Example: FORMAT H: /FS:FAT32
  • Werewolf has told us in the past that Express refuses to install to a 276C, so he has to use MapUpdater. Still, no way to do it without a computer tho.
  • @Boyd ... I am not sure about the zumo 660, but on devices like my nuvi 855, Garmin Express will not use the SD card. The only way to get the full map installed is to use cloning or install a partial map to the device and use MapInstall to get the r…
  • The Basic 3D is the gmap3D.img file. Garmin added the "Basic" designation two or three map updates ago. I am not sure why, as I don't see any difference in the way it displays 3d buildings. Maybe they did it to better distinguish it from the 3D terr…
  • It sounds to me like you have an incorrectly named Custom POI file (containing a 2 in the file name) that was loaded with POI Loader. That will cause unintended speed alerts when you approach one of those POI's. Remove any numbers from the file na…
  • I just replaced the battery in my 5 year old Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, and it had that same type of plug/socket. I had not seen that type of connector before and it took me a while to figure out how to disconnect the old battery. Fortunately I…
  • Sad to hear that StreetPilot app has the same fate as Viago. 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.
  • Engadget is predicting Google and Waze ... same apps supported by Android auto: www.engadget.com/2018/06/04/apple-carplay-google-maps-waze-support-ios-12/ Garmin really needs to get into this market segment if it wants to remain relevant in road na…
  • If you change those shaping points (the points where you dragged the route to a different road) to hard waypoints, there is a good chance that the route will be preserved on the 1450. The downside of doing that is that the nuvi navigation will expec…
  • After you transfer the route from BaseCamp to your 1490, are you going to "MyFiles", then "Import route from file" on the 1490 menu system? The 1490 has the old style "custom routes" feature, not the "Trip Planner" included in the newer devices. Th…
  • If Garmin follows the same pattern as they have for the past 3 years, there will not be a NT version for 2018.30. For the .10 and .20 updates they usually release the NT version several weeks after the NTU version. I would think the 2019.10 CN EU N…
  • I suspect this will have a big impact on many, many internet sites. I can't count how many times I click a location link on a web site and it brings up a google map. I wonder if this is part of the reason that Garmin removed the Google Earth menu…
  • Is there a chance that background noise is triggering the voice recognition menu? You could try changing the activation phrase to something more complex.
  • 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…
  • Try pressing and holding the on/off button for 30 seconds or more.
  • Yeah, over time, Garmin has made this language more and more ambiguous. Maybe the next change will be ... "when and as such updates are made available, if ever". :-S
    in 2019.10 NTU EU Comment by alanb May 17
  • It is interesting that WebUpdater is included in the list of programs to be updated, but not MapUpdater, since both of these programs have been superseded by Garmin Express. Is Garmin Express already 64 bit?
  • I long for the "good ol' days" when you could create a route in Google or Mapquest and export it directly to a Garmin compatible GPX file.
  • North America models still have only Live traffic, but you can add the GTM-60 receiver for HD traffic or the GTM-36 for standard Garmin Traffic. That said, unless the WiFi feature is important to you, I think it would be a better choice to go with …
  • According to Garmin's web site, it comes both ways in the UK: buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/551966/pn/010-01682-13# Part # 010-01682-13 includes a HD Traffic receiver, Part # 010-01682-12 has only Live traffic (smartphone). If you have the Live traffic…
  • The nuvi 2559 is a 2014 model. Did you buy it used? If so, it may not have the original power adapter.
  • I would be tempted to replace the battery to see if that fixes the problem. A battery could be temperature sensitive. You can get a replacement battery on eBay in the $10 to $20 range, so you will not be out a lot if that doesn't fix it. If replacin…
  • I apologize for the use of the term “guys.” It should, of course, have been “lady and gentlemen.” www.chicagonow.com/listing-beyond-forty/2017/05/40-gender-neutral-alternatives-to-saying-you-guys/ :)
  • :)) @ Rick! And a "free" SD card on top of that great deal! Agreed. The 7x0 was quite advanced in its day. There were a few other interesting features ... like the stereo jack, FM transmitter, Language Guide, Calculator, World Clock and shaping po…