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  • What program are you using to create and optimize the route? I would think the publisher of that program would have a compatibility list available.
  • The "U" stands for the Unicode encoding standard, used for expanded text support of multiple languages.
  • Is it the NT or NTU version? or both?
  • I think it is Garmin product 010-12242-20 that does not have the receiver cable. It is intended to be used as an additional camera. The Garmin product 010-12242-10 includes the receiver cable. I don't know that I would call the B&H Photo produc…
  • Yes, your 2597 will record tracks. Try Settings > Map&Vehicle > Map Layers > Trip Log. That said, an automotive device isn't really a very good device for hiking in the woods. For one thing, the newer nuvi's and Drive models have a ver…
  • Express had a rough beginning, but it is now pretty stable. A few folks still have some installation problems (installing Express itself) with certain computer hardware, firewall and software combinations, but it is trouble free for most users.
  • It sounds like Garmin enforcement of the 2 year policy is either non existent or hit and miss. Maybe the software update reset the date trigger.
  • As I recall, the dezl 7xx series has a powered mount. Make sure you are plugging the USB cable directly into the dezl and not into the mount.
  • Does it show up as a storage device when plugged into the computer? One thing you could try is to change the MTP setting from Auto Detect to Mass Storage mode: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/into-sports/garmin-connect/faq/37061- . Then see if it wi…
  • Yes, that procedure should force the shutdown. Here is a you tube regarding the system reset:
  • I would try to do a forced shutdown, then a master reset.
  • And while Garmin forces the Express update whether you want it (or need it), it is not "critical" to the map update. I found a workaround that avoids the forced update and updated the map on my nuvi 3597 using Garmin Express 5.5.0.0 which is the las…
  • As I said in another forum, I think this will have about the same success as Garminfone and Garmin HUD.
  • NZAUNAV sounds like something for New Zealand / Australia. It doesn't seem like something that should download with the North America map update.
  • I agree with Boyd. The HD traffic has always been "hit or miss" at its best and I suspect the whole radio frequency traffic reporting service is in decline in favor of the smartphone connected reporting services. Garmin no longer bundles a traffic r…
  • Boyd, I think it depends on how far apart the lanes are. In other words, the alert will trigger within a certain side-to-side proximity of the location. I remember this being discussed in some forum, but don't have any links ... 90 feet sticks in my…
  • Correction to above post ... the feature is Kia UVO, not EVO
    in Android Auto. Comment by alanb October 1
  • If the data is in current.gpx, it is generated from internal non-user-accessible memory when you connect to a computer. While you can edit current.gpx (which is only a copy of the non-accessible memory), you cannot edit the original data. The next t…
  • It would be interesting to see if the old card will work if you reformat it and copy the files back to it. Reformatting might also tell you if it finds errors on the card. I have had cards go bad, but in my case, the computer wouldn't read them eith…
  • Wow! It is surprising a 32 GB card works in a device that old.
  • In relation to reflection/brightness, I have the opposite problem as you between my old nuvi 755T (with matte screen) and my newer 3597LMTHD (with gloss screen). While there is no reflection with the 755, it washes out so badly in bright daylight th…
  • Take a look at the Bing map. It shows the road narrowing at that bend, although from the street view it is obvious that it doesn't.
  • GPSCity has Montana 600 refurb for $300. I think it would be a nice upgrade from the Oregon 450. It has a larger brighter screen than the 450, but is also about 3.4 oz. heavier if that is a problem.
  • If you are in North America, check over on poi-factory.com. They have a Rest Areas POI file you can download.
  • It sounds to me like it is a battery or charging issue. Since it is a refurbished unit (assuming factory refurbished by Garmin), it should have a 1 year warranty. Try to get it replaced from the retailer you bought it from and if that doesn't work, …
  • I suggest you make a full backup of your new nuvi before you start deleting things. You can delete the voice files you don't want from folder \Voice. You can tell from the file names what languages they are. You may also find non-English files in fo…
  • Actually, since the 51 just came out in January of this year it is definitely still under warranty. So Boyd is right ... get a replacement the easiest way you can.
  • I agree with Boyd, you have tried all the normal solutions. I think it is definitely time for a call to Garmin. Be sure to call rather than using email support. Garmin has been known to cover unusual problems for devices even if they are out of warr…
  • Are you trying to charge it with the vehicle power cable that came with the device or another method (computer, wall charger)? Does the device power on when connected to the power source, but just not charge?
  • The Smartphone Link has much wider coverage than the cities they list in their support FAQ. The HD coverage is only where they show it on the map. For example, my local driving area (east central Iowa) has no coverage on the HD receiver, but has ver…
  • I have HD traffic with the GTM-60 on my 3597. I find Smartphone Link traffic superior in every way to the HD traffic, so I no longer use the GTM-60. AFAIK there is no way to use HD traffic on the GTM-60 and Smartphone Link for other functions, but I…
  • Yeah, I was thinking along those same lines Rick. I wonder if the split screen JCV file from a different nuvi model (one that still gets a full coverage file) would work? I personally don't like the effect the full screen file gives on a split scree…
  • I have found the date is usually the download date, but that doesn't fit with your experience. I hope Garmin is not doing with your nuvi 55 what they did with the 8x5 and 13xx/14xx series. When internal storage space got tight on these models, inst…
  • ... Is my assumption correct that this last unit will have the most advanced (or best looking?) software? Will it also be supported for the longest time? I'm curious. Not necessarily. In addition to adding features on new models, Garmin also has a…
  • As a quick summary ... Have a 8 GB or larger thumb drive. Create folder \Garmin and copy file \Garmin\GarminDevice.xml from your nuvi to the same folder on the thumb drive. With the thumb drive connected to your computer (and your nuvi not connected…
  • It is unlikely that Garmin would remove that feature. Here is what I would do ... If you have a thumb drive or SD card reader on your computer, use the cloning method to reinstall the 2018.20 map to the removable storage drive ... that should give y…
  • If the file is there, you may want to try a master reset. If that doesn't work a reinstall of 2018.20 is probably in order.
  • 2018.20 has junction view. Did you have a route (destination) enabled or were you just driving in map view mode?
  • I found the old image showing the difference between V1 and V2 ... will attempt to use another free site. V1 Birdseye is the left half, V2 is the right half
  • It has much better resolution than version 1 had. We discussed it back in 2014: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/comment/192912/#Comment_192912 Unfortunately because of the Photo Bucket going to a pay site, the image that showed the differenc…
  • That may be the answer Boyd. Sometime I will do some more experimenting to see if eliminating the OSM map solves the boot up issue. One other interesting tidbit I forgot to mention is that when all 10 .jnx files are there, it also will not boot int…
  • It was my thought too that one file was corrupt, but I can eliminate any one of the files and it works OK .... I have actually tried it with all 10 files (removing exactly one at a time). Also, BaseCamp has no trouble with the 10 files. I do also ha…
  • On my Oregon 550, I have 10 .jnx (Birdseye satellite) files loaded, each about 250 MB for a total of about 2.5 GB. This covers a rectangular area of approx 32 miles by 30 miles for a total of 980 square miles. This pretty much makes my Oregon choke…
  • Since this is the Garmin handheld forum, by 755T, I assume you are referring to a Garmin Rino and not a nuvi. ;) The answer to your question is no, the birds eye images are not already loaded. You install birds eye images via Garmin's Basecamp pr…
  • If your reason for getting into the \.system folder is to disable the .JCV file, understand that not all junction views will be eliminated. The DriveSmart 61 has the Active Lane Guidance feature. These are animated junction view-like images that are…
  • You also have to uncheck the folder option to hide protected operating system files.
  • It would seem that you could eliminate the SD card if all you need is UK and Ireland. If you want to reinstall 2018.10 to get more complete coverage, use Garmin Express, not MapInstall. Put a freshly formatted SD card in the device so Garmin Express…