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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.

    2019

    Best Guess: Jan 30 (Wed), 2019: 2020.10

    2018

    Current ----> Nov 7 (Wed), 2018: 2019.30
    Jun 20 (Wed), 2018: 2019.20
    Apr 4 (Wed), 2018: 2019.11
    Jan 24 (Wed), 2018: 2019.10

    2017

    Oct 11 (Wed), 2017: 2018.30
    May 18 (Thu), 2017: 2018.20
    Jan 19 (Thu), 2017: 2018.10

    2016

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

    2015

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

    2014

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

    2013

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

    2012

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

    2011

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

    2010

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

    2009

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

    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.