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  • 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…
  • Yes, NuMaps said you could update to current map if the map came out within 90 days of purchase. I think back then Garmin had annual map updates. I would assume these came with 2007 or 2008 maps. I know my 755 had 2008 when I bought it.
  • If someone bought one of these it would be interesting to see if the 11 year old battery would charge up and hold a charge and also if Garmin will still honor the NuMaps update gaurantee (remember that?)
  • Make sure on the link that you take the space out after https: and remove the period at the end of the sentence. (I put the space after https: to disable the link). You can also see the listing on regular amazon if you search for Garmin nuvi 780 ...…
  • Really impressive Boyd! Nice work.
  • I am one of the customers that allows Garmin to use my data. When I realized how valuable the Smartphone Link Traffic is, I decided I was willing to contribute. Now, if I thought Garmin was collecting and selling identifiable data about me and where…
  • I interpret the disclaimer language the same way Tim does. Unless Garmin decides to clarify or expand on this with a FAQ or something specific in their user agreement, we will probably never know their exact purpose.
  • My guess is that that Garmin created some support issues for themselves when they released the corrected 2019.10 without changing the version number (as they have done in the past with corrected map releases). So by pushing this out they will get m…
  • You are probably thinking of "EGNOS", which are geo stationary satellites that augment the normal GPS satellite constellation and help provide corrections to increase accuracy. It used to be talked about frequently in the forums, but I seldom hear …
  • Boyd, is this the same "Street Pilot App" that you use? If so, I don't understand the subscription end date of 2013, as it seems to still be available in the app store. https://support.garmin.com/faqSearch/en-US/faq/content/XXCAHZgFeP21IKvPFKZHwA?&…
  • Since you leave it mounted and plugged in, why not just leave it on while driving? Doesn't it shut off by itself when you turn the ignition switch off?
  • Just like the Whereigo app for geocaching, this Adventures concept for GPS recreation was a fun idea but never really took off. And you almost never hear anything any more about Pokemon Go.
  • Wow ... just poked around a little looking for 2797 refurb's. Those puppies must be scarce ... they have gotten expensive, just like the remaining 3597's!
  • It is interesting about the lifetime map updates. I found several old product ad's and reviews from 2007 for the nuvi 310 Deluxe. A couple of them referred to "FREE live traffic updates for life" like this old Amazon UK listing (www.amazon.co.uk/Gar…
  • Did you separately purchase a lifetime map subscription for this device? Garmin did not sell devices with lifetime map updates back in the days of the nuvi 3xx series (2006).
  • I also have a 3597 refurb (bought in 2015), but it updated to 2019.10 when the update was first released back in Jan. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to which units updated back in January and which were refused the update until today. Go figur…
  • GE is still not offering the NA 2019.10 for my 3597. Seems pretty hit and miss whether it's showing up again or not.I purchased a refurbished DriveLuxe 50LMTHD a couple of weeks ago and it is one of the devices that was stuck on CN NA 2018.30. I hav…
  • I don't know anything about your system, but I think it unlikely that what you are trying to do will work. Your best bet is probably to ask the manufacturer.
  • Garmin gets its North America maps from Here.com (formerly Navteq), headquarters in Amsterdam, currently owned by a conglomeration of Audi, Daimler and BMW.
  • I came to the same conclusion as you Boyd regarding Android Auto with Google navigation. It just doesn't measure up to Garmin navigation with Smartphone Link IMO. I think the Apple Carplay / Android Auto are good concepts, but better apps are needed…
  • My Smartphone Link service works great. Map updates have been recalled before because of errors so I don't think that is a big deal. But I think you are right about the PND future. If Garmin wants to stay in the automotive navigation business, they …
  • You should be OK using that method on the 1490 as it does not have any other feature files other than JCV.
  • If you are asking about using MapInstall (from the Basecamp menu) to install a map to your device, then yes, you will NOT get the JCV file or other special feature files that come with a map update. You should use Garmin Express to install the map t…
  • I am just happy that Garmin lets you turn the safety feature off (touch screen locked while moving). I have heard that some of the built in dash units don't allow the safety to be turned off.
  • No, it does not seem to go away on its own. I haven't tested the device with actual driving yet, so I don't know if it would go away when you start moving. I plan to do some more testing in the next couple of days ... will post back with the results.
  • I just purchased a DriveLuxe 50 for my son. That model has the traffic receiver built into the device and uses the TA10 (antenna only) power adapter. Since we don't have traffic service in our local driving area, I use just a generic power adapter a…
  • Most newer Garmin GPS devices set the time zone automatically based on your location. It will automatically adjust the time when you cross time zones, and can calculate arrival time in the destination time zone. The time zone map is what makes this …
  • The update was the timezone map file gmaptz.img.
  • Yes, that would be nice to know, but I don't think it has ever been Garmin's modus operandi. ;)
  • According to poster raycock on the POI Factory forum: Just got off the line with Garmin support. They advised that they are still having trouble with the 2019.1 map update with some units not showing as an update. They advised that the map makers ar…
  • Well, I don't know what to think. To test this out, I back leveled my nuvi 755T to the 2018.20 map (using a backup I have). I then installed Garmin Express 6.1.1.0 on my wife's computer, making sure there were no previous map updates on that compute…
  • The "Clear Travel History" is the correct procedure for the current active log. The unit will immediately start creating a new log however, and that new log will show up in BaseCamp. If you have archived trip log files, the only way to get rid of th…
  • This almost sounds like there are multiple servers to distribute the map update and what you are offered depends on which server you hit.
  • Sounds like it is time to call Garmin customer service and find out what is going on.
  • Just to be clear ... It is City Navigator North America 2019.10 you are trying to download, right? CN Europe is still at 2018.30.
  • I just tested it with a 2018.20 clone of my nuvi 3597LMTHD. Garmin Express is offering the 2019.10 map update. I didn't try to actually start the download, but it is being offered. I am not sure what is going on with your device. One thing you might…
  • It was reported in POI Factory that it is available again and it is still 2019.10. I do not plan to reinstall on my 3 nuvi's unless Garmin releases a map with a different version. I have not had any problems with the devices after updating to 2019.1…
  • Many of us in US and Canada use the POI Factory camera files. They are updated weekly and are available for a small fee ... or for free if you participate regularly in their forum.
  • The new Drive x1 (2017 models) do have WiFi (except for the very low end models). That said, the WiFi implementation does little for you (IMO) other than allow software and map updates without using a computer. I was hoping they would include some a…
  • The MapInstall method should work, so apparently something got corrupted in the process. My guess is that the "deae0814...." file shown in your list is the culprit. Another option would be to use cloning and put the entire map directly to SD card w…
  • I wish Garmin would port the StreetPilot app to Android, and then take the further step of integrating it with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If Garmin did that, I would would most likely switch from the nuvi. I tried to make myself like Android A…
  • If I was planning such a trip, I would probably want to have both my phone navigation AND a Garmin automotive GPS (nuvi or Drive series) with North America maps and South America maps. On this long of a trip it would be good to have a little redund…
  • Maybe you could send an email to support@gpscity.com and report the problem. I am sure they wouldn't be happy about blocking a potential customer.
  • Are you using a proxy? Not sure why you are getting this and others aren't.
  • Is it possible that when you stopped and restarted the route you were in an area that didn't have any traffic reporting stations in range? I know sussamb tells us that traffic coverage is great in the UK, but are there any dead areas where you don't…
  • It should work, but if Garmin support is telling you it can't be done, I would ask them for a refund for the Europe map. If they agree, then use the refund to invest in a used or refurbished GPS that has Europe pre-installed. This is a better option…
  • You can put a map file (up to 2 GB in size) on the SD card of a nuvi 650. The file would go in the \Garmin folder and must be named Gmapsupp.img. The software itself installs in protected memory in internal storage and can't be run from the SD card …
  • I think it is universally accepted that Garmin "screwed up" icon display on these newer units with their big ugly hearts and other meaningless icons that no one wants on their display. What in the world were they thinking?