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I disagree. Garmin's automotive devices no longer use "routes". That terminology was abandoned many years ago when Garmin introduced the "trip planner". But this all gets very confusing, because handheld GPS units still use "routes". And handhelds also record "track logs" but automotive devices call these "trip logs".Minor technicallity, routes are the route you plan to travel, trips are a record of where you have been stored in gpx format in the "current" file on your GPS.
That compliment is well-deserved. However... Garmin had the StreetPilot app for iOS which was basically the same as the DriveSmart or Nuvi. So what did they do? They discontinued it a few months ago. My app still works on my phone, but if I decide to update to the new version of iOS, I'm sure it will be gone. I wasn't able to install it on the new iPad I got this summer either.
So... thanks for nothin' Garmin. X(
Good for you John! I still have my Nuvi 5000 but don't use it anymore. My Grandmother was 97 when she died back in 2000. She lived by herself in the same little house in a small town and drove her 1962 Rambler right up until three days before she died. Never used a GPS though. :)
Here's a screenshot from my Nuvi 3550...
It's actually landcover and road data with colors sampled from aerial imagery, so as you zoom out it has a photographic look. I spent quite awhile creating this several years ago, then lost interest when I started making maps for smartphones. Working on my new website, I thought it might provide a little amusement for some advanced users so it's now available for download. It's technically compatible with any Garmin device, but only looks good on certain models (such as the Nuvi Prestige series). It's fully compatible with Basecamp and Mapsource, with versions for Windows, MacOS and Linux. If you give it a try, let me know if it works properly on your device (especially the new "Drive" models). More info here:
eTrex 35? LOL, that is one of the cheaper units in Garmin's line-up and it unless I've missed something major, it hasn't been discontinued and isn't a huge failure. :))
Yes, I was talking about the Monterra, Garmin's Android based model that sold for $800 and was something they would like to forget ever existed (just like the NuviFone, their disastrous attempt at an Android cellphone). Sounds like @Chris_Sav got a good deal, and after all these years apparently they have finally shaken out most of the bugs. But a lot of others weren't so lucky.