This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Find out more about how to manage cookies, or dismiss this message and continue to use cookies.

alanb

About

Username
alanb
Joined
Visits
7,842
Last Active
Roles
Member, Expert
Points
419
Badges
10

Comments

  • 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…
  • 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 …