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  • transfering waypoints

    You can use the Topo USA program included with the DeLorme PN-60 to import the waypoints, then export the waypoint from Topo USA to GPX format.

    The Garmin will them be able to import the GPX file.
  • Route Efficiency

    Yup, like I mentioned above so much of this is very regional.
  • Smart Phones with a True GPS Reciever

    It isn't clear to me what you are trying to accomplish, so I'll answer the question base best I can based on what you have said.

    Virtually every phone on the market today which advertises it has a GPS or navigation capabilities has a "true" GPS chip in it. However so as not to totally kill the battery life of the phone they use low power chips, and those chips will also use available information from towers to get your location faster than a stand-alone chip. Sine those chips are lower powered they don't often perform as well as a dedicated GPS device (without phone) in areas outside of cell coverage.

    I can't think of any phones which use a dedicated GPS chip (that would totally kill battery life anyway) that isn't also designed to be low powered and augment its capabilities based on cellular data. Doesn't mean they don't exist, but I can't think of any.
  • When is the next Garmin map update? (Latest Map Version)

    I am going to keep this thread clean of replies and just put the relevant info in this post. You can reply with new dates and versions, but put questions, commentaries in other threads or create a new thread. These dates refer to the North America map only.

    2017
    Jan 19 (Thu), 2017: 2018.10
    May 18 (Thu), 2017: 2018.20< ----- Current
    Best Guess: Sep 27 (Wed), 2017: 2018.30

    2016
    Jan 27 (Wed), 2016: 2017.10
    May 18 (Thu), 2016 2017.20
    Oct 05 (Wed), 2016 2017.30

    2015
    Mar 24 (Tue), 2015: 2015.40
    Jul 29 (Wed), 2015: 2016.10
    Oct 14 (Wed), 2015: 2016.20

    2014
    Feb 5 (Wed), 2014: 2014.40
    May 15 (Thu), 2014: 2015.10
    Aug 13 (Wed), 2014: 2015.20
    Nov 12 (Wed), 2014: 2015.30

    2013
    Feb 21 (Thu) 2013: 2013.40
    June 12 (Wed), 2013: 2014.10
    Aug 21 (Wed), 2013: 2014.20
    Nov 20 (Wed), 2013: 2014.30

    2012
    Feb 7 (Tue), 2012: 2012.40
    May 9 (Wed), 2012: 2013.10
    Aug 16 (Thu) 2012: 2013.20
    Oct 31 (Wed) 2012: 2013.30

    2011
    Feb 16 (Wed), 2011: 2011.40
    May 18 (Wed), 2011: 2012.10
    Aug 4 (Thu), 2011: 2012.20
    Nov 9 (Wed), 2011: 2012.30

    2010
    Jan 21 (Thu), 2010: 2010.40
    Apr 21 (Wed), 2010: 2011.10
    July 28 (Wed), 2010: 2011.20
    Nov 11 (Thu), 2010: 2011.30

    2009
    Jan 22, 2009 (Thu): 2009
    Apr 8, 2009 (Wed): 2010.10
    July 30, 2009 (Thu): 2010.20
    Nov 19, 2009 (Thu): 2010.30

    I am going to keep this thread clean of replies and just put the relevant info in this post. You can reply with new dates and versions, but put questions, commentaries in other threads or create a new thread. These dates refer to the North America map only.
  • Cannot use my Nuvi while charging in the car!

    It depends on the splitter and how it impacts the power going to it. I have a splitter that works great with most of the devices I've tested, including the Nuvi 760. But once in awhile I come across a GPS that will go into USB mode every time I plug it into the splitter but works fine when directly plugged into the power source.