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Garmin Blog


You might remember back at CES Garmin started a blog revolving around the Garmin Nuvi. Today Garmin has announced a new blog. This one id not device specific, but an overall look at their services. You can find them over at garmin.blogs.com.

22 Responses

  1. I have an Etrex Venture CX ,I bought the mapsource u.s. topo and a new usb cable and it does not recognise my gps

    Bud - April 14th, 2007
  2. I bought a used Jeep (navigation system unit)
    it has no name or model #.
    It has a:
    CPN: 05017418AA
    S/N: NAFA004307
    If anyone can help me identify this unit, I say Thank You

    Kurt - June 1st, 2007
  3. I have also purchased a used jeep with a non working navigation system. I have spent hours searching and found your question, kurt, in my search. Here is what i found. This website had pics and i believe i have a mopar navmate. And according to the numbers you reported you probably do too. http://www.Wjjeeps.Com/nav.Htm#navfea

    Kris - June 8th, 2007
  4. How do I get my Garmin to find things like bridges – it searches and searches and comes up empty ? for example searching for Bear Mountain Bridge yields nothing – I want to plan a route that uses it

    Victor - September 29th, 2008
  5. I have a Garmin 205 or 250 W (not sure which). The keyboard has 2 H’s and no “I”. Both H’s produce and H, so it’s a little difficult to locate any location with an I in it. Is there a way to reset the unit, especially the keyboard? And while we’re at it, is there a way to produce a QWERTY keyboard instead of Aphabetical?

    Mike - October 9th, 2008
  6. Why don’t GPS units show locations of “Rest Areas”? And give information like free coffee, wifi hotspots or if it is open or closed due to construction.

    danny - December 8th, 2008
  7. Many do, Danny.

    Tim - December 8th, 2008
  8. I am trying to find help with a virus I have on my Garmin nüvi 310. It is worm/Generic.QJO. AVG ver 7 tells me it is in Garmin.exe; audible.exe; screenshot.exe; jpeg.exe; and mp3.exe. To run the cure destroys the .exe files. Everything works, I may have a harmless worm? I cannot get help where I live and GARMIN does not seem to have a help line on this problem. Has anyone had this problem and found a solution?
    Also, it is unfair. I bought the Garmin and had fun learning how to use it. Now I find out I am too late for it to be updated, but nothing was said when I bought the GPS
    Andy Wright Ermelo South Africa

    Andy Wright - December 29th, 2008
    • I have found someone who can fix my Garmin. It is a complete format and re-load. I had to go cheap as I have retired and don’t have too much cash. I will keep my Garmin as I love the features it has, and it’s soooo good to have it back.

      Andy - June 29th, 2011
  9. I have a nuvi 660, 750 and just bought an 855. One of the most important features of a GPS it the ability to see the name of the street I’m aproaching. Garmin elected to delete this function from the 855. It will only tell you what street you’re driving on. I’m generally not looking for the stret I’m driving on. I need to know what the next street is. I think this is a terible decision from Garmin. I also can’t find any way to tell what models have this feature, all previous ones I’ve bought have it, and which models they’ve deleted it from.
    The nuvi is a great GPS but this lack of a very important function makes the 855 much less than valuable.


    Don - June 2nd, 2009
    • Don, I’m not sure what is going on with your device, but when a destination is set it will display the next street, not the current street, on the top.

      Tim - June 2nd, 2009
  10. I am having problems with the Garmin 1490T.

    First, The Garmin 1490T has a feature called “Trip Log”. The trip log leaves a trail along the path you have driven. Whenever I try to clear the trip log it will not clear. Also, the trip log trail does not always follow the vehicle icon when activated. If the Garmin 1490T has to recalculate, the trip log trail runs in a straight line from the recalculation point to wherever your current position is on the screen.

    Another problem I am experiencing is a message that appears on the Garmin 1490T stating “Traffic Receiver requires the power cord”. This message is supposed to display whenever you try to use the Traffic Receiver and the power cord is not connected. My problem is even when I am connected to the power cord this message will continue to display over and over and over. The message covers the entire screen so I can not see the main screen. It reminds of Internet pop up ads or Spam. When you close one window another instantly opens up.

    Clearly this is some sort of glitch in the software. I returned the original Garmin 1490T to the retailer and was given another 1490T. That one did the exact same thing. I even connected the power cord to different outlets on my vehicle and the problem continued. I did contact Garmin and the first thing they said was to update the Garmin. With a rather expensive price tag it bothers me that I am expected to update this device brand new right out of the box. That is like buying a new Lexus and the next day you have to replace the tires.

    Unfortunately, I am using an old PC running Windows 98 First Edition, so connecting the Garmin 1490T is not an option in order to update the device. Even if I performed an update that does not mean that the update will fix my problem. I do like the Garmin 1490T, but considering its price tag, I am very disappointed by these issues.

    Has anyone else experienced these problems? Any insight on this would be appreciated.

    Karl - September 7th, 2009
  11. I have a new Garmin eTrex Legend H. I cannot find the Marine Navigation Aids anywhere on the map. The marine settings are set to on. Tried getting help from Garmin tech support. But they had no information. They said it was a mistake in advertising. If so why would the settings be there in the setup menu?

    Oliver - October 25th, 2009
    • i have a garmin oregon 450 it has all the settings for a camera and it doesnt have one. the gps is very dissapointing. difficult to use and aggravating.

      kay - January 10th, 2011
  12. When I try to enter the name of a local town that is fairly large (Cameron Park, CA) I get a default that says search all cities. Also is their a way to enter a county name and seasrch for small cities that way?

    Tom - December 2nd, 2009
  13. I am looking to buy a GPS for my sports car. It will be used 70% as a handsfree to my cell phone and 30% as a navigator, so I would like to be sure it has voice dailing, Like say HOME and it dials my home number. it should also be able to save at least a dozen frequently called numbers. One other thing although not a deal breaker can it play through my car radio.
    Does anyone have a list of the models best suited for me.

    Thanks in advance

    Dave - May 13th, 2010
  14. I have an old nuvi 360 and just upgraded to a nuvi 1690 and would like to transfer “my favorites from my old nuvi 360 to the nuvi 1690. I have found the instruction on the myGarmin site but my nuvi 360 does not have a GPX fold. Can anyone help me through this problem?

    Larry - June 28th, 2010
  15. I’m trying to choose the best portable GPS system for a particular situation. The important aspect is to be able to program “Routes” to go from point A to B to C to D etc. Any suggestions?

    Cissy - August 20th, 2010
    • i cant suggest what to buy but my husband purchased me a garmin oregon 450 and all i have done for a month is try to configure it the gps is very difficult and more agravating than using naps.

      kay - January 10th, 2011
  16. I have a Nuvi 1200 that died but I cannot find the receipt to send back under warranty. Its a known problem that has a fix but I cannot even get the Garmin to come on as it dies after trying to start up both when connected to a USB, and when unconnected. Any suggestions?

    Bobby - March 27th, 2011
  17. My Garmin 1390LMT which I recently purchased and has the newest Map (2012.10) givers incorrect directions. IOn a recent trip it took me 8 miles and 20 minutes longer to go on a normally 1hr 15 minute trip. I was wondering if anyone is experiencing simular issues?

    jerry - June 28th, 2011
    • Every GPS will do that from time to time. They are far from perfect. 🙂

      Tim - July 7th, 2011

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