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  • Barcard You said - "my Garmin tells me to exit the Interstate one exit too early, although the map indicates I stay on the Interstate." If you meant that the voice command says to exit while the map display shows going straight on, I found similar…
    in Misguided Comment by Barcard April 2009
  • One factor you may want to consider: after a summer of using a GPS, you may decide you want to keep it. Gadgets tend to grow on you and make you think you must have them. In that case, residual value may not be a factor, unless at the end of the sum…
  • So you have yours set to fastest route, but "highways" are not set to be avoided...correct? Correct.
    in Misguided Comment by Barcard April 2009
  • Sometimes it's just a glitch or a bug. With fastest route selected and avoid highways not selected, my Garmin tells me to exit the Interstate one exit too early, although the map indicates I stay on the Interstate. Once I ignore that and drive past …
    in Misguided Comment by Barcard April 2009
  • Odd. There were several voice updates, some translation updates, and updates for both the MSN and the lifetime traffic services yesterday afternoon. Hope it wasn't removed because of some fatal flaw discovered after I downloaded! :shock:
  • The MSN download was available on WebUpdater yesterday. After transferring it to my 755T and starting it up this morning with the MSN/power cable plugged in, my screen was taken over by MSN announcing that it was updating. That took over two minutes…
  • I got that same message early this morning, but as you say no such update is available yet from Garmin WebUpdater
  • Hey, I know the answer! It's because Garmins' so frequently get diss'd for coming up with crazy routes. So when YOU miss a turn, Garmin says "recalculating" to make sure you to know that this time it was YOUR fault. :lol:
  • Yes. Also Garmin's servers may get bogged down at busier times of day. I was able to download in 60 minutes from 7:30-8:30 PM CDT, with Download Manager usually reporting 4 connections. Maybe things weren't too busy for Garmin or my cable provider a…
  • It took me 60 minutes to download using RoadRunner (cable broadband) and then under 20 minutes to transfer from my computer to my Nuvi. Cable broadband speeds, and I suppose Garmin's servers, can depend on time of day; maybe I lucked out and 7:30-8…
  • Took 60 minutes to download the 2.7GB map update using cable broadband. Then took less than 20 minutes to transfer from my computer to my Nuvi 755T (went to watch TV, so not sure of exact time for the computer to Nuvi transfer).
  • With my 755T, when I'm done with USB mode, I just "eject" the unit (by dragging its icon to the trash using a Mac) while leaving it plugged into the computer. The Garmin reboots into GPS mode and its battery is being charged via USB. Sounds like the…
  • They probably spell-checked it and assumed they didn't have to actually read it. :lol:
  • SegZak, I think you're right. For some, v. 3.30 fixed the issue, and for others v.3.30 created the issue, but in both cases with a 2009.11 map. In my case, I don't have the issue with 3.10 or 3.30, because I don't have the 2009.11 map. This makes …
  • Just to verify: since I have v 3.30 but have not downloaded the new 2009.11 map, I tried tapping on the 2D map in Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago and New York, NY. I got both POI info and street addresses to display in all three cities. One might thin…
  • Using 755T, MSN GDB 50 cable, and v. 3.30: tapping on POI icons or on streets in 2D will give me POI info or street addresses respectively. I still get the traffic icon with estimated delay times. No new problems with 3.30 (yet). But I have not upda…
  • From Garmin, I like that the traffic antenna is in the vehicle power cord, and a separate dangly cord or bluetooth connection is not required. I'm one of those that actually prefer the look of the TomTom maps: more detail, and the display keeps up …
  • How useful is the speak street name vs just turn right 500ft? This is the only feature I'm thinking I would want and the nuvi 500 doesn't have. Probably in the minority here, but we have one GPS that does not speak street names and one that does. Th…
  • Using v.3.30 on my 755T, but I have not updated to the 2009.x map: no changes or new problems noted on my communte to work, nor any old problems fixed: "Fishtailing" when stopped (map swivels left and right as if my car was turning left and right) …
  • I asked earlier but got no answer so am asking again. For 720 users who have Loquendo 6.9 voices, how do we put together the interim fix of 8.204 and V7 voices? In other words can we 720 owners get hold of V7 voices, or does it work as well with 6.…
  • If you are new to GPS and are trying to decide which one to get, or whether you need one at all, I'd suggest looking in the GPS Recommendations forum. Maybe you'll find some info that will help you narrow your question(s). If you don't find answers…
  • My One XL does not have text to speech, so I have zip expertise on the stuttering Susan issue. FWIW, I found a forum that suggests downloading Loquendo v.7 of the American or British voices, plus Navcore v.8.320 for x20 and x30 devices. Go here: ht…
  • The advantage of traffic info on your GPS is that it can reroute for you, which is occasionally useful. The advantage of traffic via your smartphone is you can see traffic in your destination city before you enter the GPS' traffic coverage area. Th…
  • Absolutely. Works with Maps.live, Mapquest or Google. I got that to work on Maps.live, with the 755T in the car and both it and the MSN Direct receiver powered off. When I powered them up hours later, there it was! With Mapquest my choices were sen…
  • Does anyone know who makes the Insignia GPS for Best Buy? A Best Buy salesman once told me that LG makes their Insignia HDTVs, but who knows if that's accurate, and it does not mean LG also makes their GPS. :?:
  • Using a Nuvi 755T: I installed the v.3.10 update and have not seen this problem. POI's names display if I tap on them, even if they are not put in Favorites. I haven't installed the CN North America NT 2009.11 map update yet; don't know if that make…
  • In the past couple years, the EPA revised it's mileage estimates to hopefully be more realistic. If you have a car that's a few years old or older, the new EPA estimates will be different than what was on your window sticker. You can find the old a…
  • I don't think you're expecting too much to want your new unit to be as accurate at the same location as your older unit from the same manufacturer, but that's just my opinion. It's unfortunate, but sometimes a new map introduces new errors that wer…
  • So your adjusted milage figures aren't "sticking", istead defaulting back to the original estimates entered? That's correct. I'll see if lowering the City and Hwy estimates have any effect next fillup.
  • I don't have the "off by a factor of 10" issue yet. My experience is that Ecoroutes continues to report high mileage, by an extra 3-5 mpg. I calibrate the mileage down after each tankful, based on miles travelled divided by gas put in the tank, con…
  • I think I have the GTM 20 - it's whatever came with the 755T, with lifetime free traffic. It will report traffic less than 1 mile ahead, using firmware 3.0. Maybe I was just lucky and got a good unit; maybe the issue does not appear with the 7x5T un…
  • I'm on my 4th Palm device and all the touch screens have lasted the 2 years or longer that I have kept each device. Our TomTom is over a year old, no problems yet. I've only had a Nuvi for a couple weeks, so we'll see. I tap them no harder then nece…
  • Using a 755T and firmware 3.0, I have not had the traffic problem or the map display problem. I have not updated my maps yet, I have the 2008 or 2007 maps that came with it when I got it two weeks ago. Are these issues confined to particular models…
  • I actually did something like this for myself, with just NPR stations. I used the FCC's tower database to get the lat/long for the POI so that it is based on the tower location and not the studio. (Around me there are some stations where the tower i…
  • this is what my GPS shows for today Drive reset last night Had to kick-in the afterburner to travel 619.5 miles in just 1.07 hour LOL ! I don't suppose you could send that to techsupp@garmin.com could you? Sure can sending now Betcha techsupp…
  • Not exactly on topic, but the USB cable that came with my 755T has the short plastic cylindrical thingy near the mini-plug end of the cable (the end that plugs into the Garmin). I've noticed that some USB cables have that and others don't. What the …
  • Have you folks seen these, what do you think ? http://www.buy.com/prod/tomtom-one-xl-4-3-gps-w-preloaded-maps-of-us-and-canada-refurbished/q/loc/111/206120040.html http://www.buy.com/prod/magellan-maestro-4250-4-3-gps-w-pre-loaded-maps-text-to-spe…
  • I am concerned about post of having only one red LED. If your receiver has two LEDs, wouldn't one red LED mean you're getting no power from your vehicle to your Garmin? I ask because I always get one green LED right away when I connect the receiver …
  • I am concerned about post of having only one red LED. If your receiver has two LEDs, wouldn't one red LED mean you're getting no power from your vehicle to your Garmin? I ask because I always get one green LED right away when I connect the receiver …
  • I'd recommend a TomTom if you are done with Garmin. I have a Garmin 755T (no interference problem) and a TomTom One XL. My gripe about TomToms is they use Teleatlas maps which have serious errors on the street I live on. But Navteq maps (used by Gar…
  • My experience with the red light cameras POIs is that if you scroll the 2D map to where one is located and zoom in so that POIs show, the cameral icon will show - but you have to choose an icon BMP file, rename it properly, and load it at the same t…
  • The Tampa Bay Metro Population (2007) 2,723,949....When was the last time the Super Bowl was played in Austin. By the way, that football stadium in Austin is named after a Sooner DB/QB....Boomer Sooner! :lol: Those guys who can't win a bowl game a…
  • I've been to Austin several times in the past few years - nice city with friendly people. Believe me, the rush hour traffic is the equal of anything I've seen back East. :D Thanks for your kind words about Austin. :) You're right about the Austi…
  • I've seen several buildings rendered in 3D in downtown Austin, Texas, which surprised me because it is not a megacity like Denver, the Twin Cities or DC.3 I've seen those too...The livery stable and the feed store :lol: Puh-leeze, the Austin metro…
  • Using a Nuvi 755T, I've seen several buildings rendered in 3D in downtown Austin, Texas, which surprised me because it is not a megacity like Denver, the Twin Cities or DC.
  • This is ironic. I live in the USA and I've been looking for a way to turn OFF the speed limit icon because it is so often wrong. IMHO, it's dangerous for the unit to display a 70 MPH speed limit when in fact the speed limit is 55. :shock:
  • Thanks, poin2. That may be the way to go.
  • Speaking of map errors, updated maps will correct old errors, but can also introduce new errors. After paying for an updated Teleatlas map for our TomTom, I learned that Teleatlas had moved my house from its correct location to the wrong side of the…
  • I should have mentioned that I have a Nuvi 775T. EDIT: Bad typo on my part. I meant to say I have a 755T. Sorry!.:oops: Yes, I have been able to pick a Favorites map symbol from the pre-loaded symbols on the Nuvi. What I want to do is load additi…
  • Thanks, but I'm looking for a way to add to the pre-loaded map symbols for places that I save as Favorites, not trying to add custom POIs. From browsing the forums at poi-factory.com, it looks like this is not possible. Maybe I can convert some of …