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caddesign

Jan 8, 2012, 1:38 PM

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Garmin nuvi soft reset
http://www.ehow.com/...armin-nuvi-1300.html


caddesign

Jan 8, 2012, 1:57 PM

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How to reset TomTom GPS (Soft reset)
http://www.ehow.com/...eset-tomtom-910.html

How to reset TomTom GPS to a factory default (Hard reset)
http://www.ehow.com/...factory-default.html


caddesign

Jan 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

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Garmin Approach G6 GPS Takes Golf to a Whole New Level With Worldwide Preloaded Courses,
No Subscriptions and Rechargeable Battery.

http://www.noeman.org/...eloaded-courses.html


caddesign

Jan 16, 2012, 5:42 PM

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Garmin Smartphone Link Android app
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXlBrik6nb0

Download Smartphone Link free from the Android Market to create a seamless navigation experience between a compatible Garmin personal navigator and an Android smartphone.
http://sites.garmin.com/...honelink/android.php


caddesign

Jan 20, 2012, 8:14 AM

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Garmin Communicator Plugin
The Garmin Communicator Plugin is a free Internet browser plugin that transfers data between your Garmin GPS device and your computer.

For example, with the Garmin Communicator Plugin you can add the maps you purchase at Garmin.com to your device. Or, you can upload your training data from your Garmin fitness device to Garmin Connect™.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator/


caddesign

Jan 20, 2012, 8:49 AM

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Can TomTom HD traffic,be used in Mexico? No

Shorten your commute and steer clear of traffic with TomTom’s revolutionary, real-time traffic solution.
• More Accurate Reporting: Captures and reports more actual traffic jams to help you avoid delays.
• More Road Coverage: Recognizes traffic conditions on secondary roads to re-route you clear of traffic more often.
• More Frequent Updates: Delivers updates every 2 minutes to help you steer clear of traffic sooner.
Less Time in Traffic: Gets you to your destination faster.

http://player.vimeo.com/...ine=0&portrait=0
http://www.tomtom.com/...app-for-iphone-ipad/


caddesign

Jan 20, 2012, 9:28 AM

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Can TomTom Route planner,be used in Mexico? Yes

1. From: Ajijic
2. To: Guadalajara
3. Leave now: Right now
4. Plan route
http://www.routes.tomtom.com/#

Note:
View live traffic now, not yet available in Mexico.


caddesign

Jan 20, 2012, 9:46 AM

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There is not enough room on my Garmin device to install a map update.

Solution: You can try deleting unnecessary files from your GPS device.
https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=17099


Papirex


Jan 25, 2012, 1:12 PM

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I recently bought a Garmin 2460 LMT with lifetime traffic and maps, including México and voice commands. I am very disappointed, it is a piece of junk.


There are several problems with the Garmin. I. the speaking voice cannot come close to pronouncing Spanish names. For instance, she calls a Calle a kal. She pronounces avenida as ava-na- dida, and Coligio militar as kolig-iyo, milinar, like a ladies hat shop. 2. You can drive for many miles here in Cuernavaca and never see a street sign, to know where you are at, and the maps on the Garmin display generally have no street names. I am tired of trying to figure out where Gobbledygook kal is.


I just learned today, while reading the online users manual, that tapping on the little car image on my Garmin display will tell me where I am. I haven’t tried it yet, but maybe it will be useful. I wanted to avoid the distraction of fooling with the Garmin display on my dash while driving in this heavy traffic here, that is why I paid for a GPS with voice commands. I think it is almost a necessity to have a front seat passenger to tend to the Garmin, and to tell the driver where and when to turn.


I am greatly disappointed with the Garmin. I thought that buying a model with voice commands would be very good, it isn’t. Only businesses that have paid Garmin an advertising fee are available. Garmin acknowledges that in their online manual, and they say it is a small problem. It is actually a huge problem. I cannot find one of the nicest Chinese restaurants again, where we have dined a couple of times. They do list 15 or 20 other Chinese restaurants. I don’t want to drive 15 or 20 miles to eat at an unknown place though. I also cannot find a Coppel department store that I want to try. They have two or three branches here, and I can’t find a single one of them.


I can stop and type the name and address including the Colonia, for a business on the tiny keyboard, if I know it, but it always shows me 15 or 20 identical addresses for the same business. If I tap on one of them, it always wants to take me 20 miles away, when I know I am within a mile or two of the business.
I am beginning to think the Garmin was just another expensive mistake. I am toying with the idea of calling Garmin to find out if I can change the spoken language from English to Spanish. My unit has lifetime map and traffic updates, so maybe it is possible.


I do know enough Spanish to know the words izquierda, derecho, and adelante, or derecha, so following directions spoken in Spanish, if intelligible, should be no problem. The key will be finding, and hearing or reading understandable words.


It might work OK in a larger well mapped city like México, but here in a medium sized city with virtually no street name signs, it is hopeless so far.


Rex
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved" - Victor Hugo


caddesign

Jan 25, 2012, 3:49 PM

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How can I turn off Garmin (TTS) Text-to-Speech, or change spoken language to Spanish?

From main menu>Tools>Settings>Language>Voice Language>Select from list>
American English (none speaks street names) or change voice to Espanol
Americas-Paulina (speaks street names)


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chinagringo


Jan 25, 2012, 4:41 PM

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Rex:

Like any other new piece of technology, there is a learning curve to using the Garmin in Mexico. I will grant you that it is far from perfect in Mexico but it hardly perfect NOB either. On our part having used a Garmin for the last three years during our Mexico travels, we haven't been disappointed but we had our expectations toned down too.

Since one of your irritants seems to be the pronunciations, you might change voices. On our unit, I found "Carlos"quite good with his pronunciations.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



caddesign

Jan 25, 2012, 4:50 PM

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How can I use my Garmin to find, Coppel stores near Cuernavaca Mexico?

1. From main menu>Where To?>Near>A Different City>Cuernavaca>Select from list>Cuernavaca, MOR
2. Points of Interest>Shopping>Department>Select from list>Coppel stores near your location

Notes:
I used 2012.30 Garmin map of Mexico for this search results.
The best way to search for (POI) Points of interest is to use Garmin free BaseCamp
Software, then upload (POI) to your GPS unit before taking a trip.
http://www8.garmin.com/..._details.jsp?id=4435
http://www.garmin.com/.../onthetrail/basecamp


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caddesign

Jan 27, 2012, 10:03 AM

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How can I easily search for, address or (POI) in Mexico?

1. http://www.navteq.com/
2. Select: Map Highlights
3. Select: NAVETEQ Points of interest (POIs)
4. Unit-System: Imperial
5. Define a radius within POIs shall be displayed: 50 mi
6. Please enter the location you want to set as center point for the search:
Address, Zip, City, POI : Cuernavaca, Mexico
7. Choose which POIs you’d like to see on the map: Restaurant
8. Select: Go

http://www.navteq.com/data_storage/help/index_en.html#search_01


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Papirex


Jan 27, 2012, 5:09 PM

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The NAVTEQ site does not work, it is completely mas-functional. We live on Calle Dos, it is in the north of the city, all of it is in one colonia. There is another Calle named Calle 2 here. It starts in the north of the city, it is not continuous, It goes through The city into the city of Temixco in the south, it passes through several different colonias.


When I enter my address as a starting point, it shows our house as being on Calle 2 , which they have renamed Calle Dos. I suspect that they only list businesses that have paid them a fee, the same as Garmin does, They even tried to steer me to restaurants in Tepoztlan, which is not a part of Cuernavaca. They have no name listings for restaurants.


The Post Office will never rename a street here, and the house addresses are numbered as the houses are built. We have odd and even numbers on both sides of our street. Our house is number 5, houses numbered 6 are on both sides of us. I frequently get mail addressed to number 6. I need to look at the name on the envelope to know which house to take it to.


The last option for me to try is the BICI maps program, at least it is a Mexican created program, and maybe it will be more accurate to navigate in small. Or medium sized cities here. If that doesn't help, the trash can is my next option.


I went online today, my map is up to date with a 2012.30 map. I also downloaded one software update. I was a little concerned about whether it downloaded correctly, as my Garmin was connected to my laptop downstairs, and it could not acquire a satellite signal. If acquiring satellite signal is critical, and I don't know if it is, I will try connecting to my desktop upstairs, or I will take a folding table and chair into the front patio to get any more updates using my laptop. My car is parked there, and it does get satellite signals there.


When I took it outside to connect it in my car, it showed that the map and software was up to date though. If it is anywhere near accurate for México (City) I can drive to the BICI office there and buy their maps on a memory card. I only paid $190 US Bucks for the latest Garmin, so I might as well gamble another $40 Bucks for the BICI maps. If that doesn't work, I will take a hammer to it and put this pile of crap in the garbage where it belongs.


Many of the solutions offered to me were evidently for older models of Garmins, and they will not work in the newer models like I bought. The only language choice I have is for spoken Spanish, no choice of speakers. I have enabled it, I don't know yet if it will be an improvement, but I can understand correctly spoken Spanish a lot better than the garbled mumblings of an English speaker that is trying to speak very fractured Spanish. It did not come with a printed user's manual. Only an online manual is available, it is very time consuming to use it.


I would buy and pay for a printed manual if one was available. Maybe that piece of junk would be usable then. I gave up on the printed Guia Roji maps years ago, too many, many errors and omissions on them for city travel.


Garmin appears to have tried to save money in the wrong place, making their units almost unusable for most users. In my former life, I was an electronic instrument technician. I can always make something work, if it is not faulty.


Rex
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved" - Victor Hugo


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:01 AM

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BiciMapas are my preferred maps for those living and working in Mexico.
I have for many years used these maps on a 2001 Garmin streetpilot III,
for those that need to search for hard to find places in Mexico, these maps
are made for you.

http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm
Please note, for those like me that continue to use older Garmin GPS units,
the file size are many times larger than other maps used in Mexico.

BiciMapas, Mexico GPS Atlas 2012 v7.0 = Approx. 600 MB.
Garmin, City Navigator® Mexico NT 2013.30 = Approx. 140 MB.
TomTom, Mexico_880.3811 = Approx. 82MB.


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:02 AM

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How can I fine the GPS unit ID number?
The GPS ID number is made of 10 digits,
and is an unique electronic identifier for your GPS.

Garmin nuvi and streetpilot series

1. Turn the GPS on
2. Select the Configuration menu (wrench icon)
3. Select SYSTEM
4. Select the ABOUT option, where you will see the GPS ID number


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:04 AM

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Could installing an additional maps files in Garmin GPS unit cause a problem? YES
The problem can be solved easily, by uncheck the unused map files, or by removing
the older map files from the GPS unit.

Garmin nuvi 1300
Main menu>Tools icon>Settings>Map>info

Example
1. City Navigator® Mexico NT 2008, (Remove) this map file from GPS unit
2. City Navigator® Mexico NT 2010, (Remove) this map file from SD memory card
3. City Navigator North America NT 2012.30, (Uncheck) this unused map file.
4. Mexico GPS Atlas 2012 v7.0 , (Check) this map file to be used in Mexico.

Removing the older map files from the unit, you have freed up more memory for the operating system (firmware).
Unchecked map file you can now avoid overlapping Mexico maps.

https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?s=1cea45c64d222c5586e752ca324ba444&t=13862


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:05 AM

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Can I install an additional voice files in Garmin GPS unit? Yes
Garmin WebUpdater can be used to download free voice files into the GPS unit.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:08 AM

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Where to report errors or missing (POI) points of interest on Mexico maps?
Always contact the company that produced and sold the data.

For Garmin Maps, NAVTEQ
http://mapreporter.navteq.com/dur-web-external/secured/submitDur.do?userType=CONSUMER&language=#find

For TomTom Maps, TeleAtlas
http://mapinsight.teleatlas.com/mapfeedback/index.php

For Mexico GPS Atlas, BiciMapas
http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MGA_feedback.htm


caddesign

Jan 31, 2012, 11:24 AM

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Waze, one of my favorite free GPS applications on the Android platform, is just a bit older and just a bit better with the version 3.0 update that hit the Android Market today.

http://reviews.cnet.com/...n-3.0/?tag=cnetRiver


pcollin2

Feb 5, 2012, 11:11 AM

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I want to get a Mexico map for my Garmin 760 GPS. Which is better, the Garmin City Navigator, or the BiciMapas GPS Atlas 2012? I am leaning toward the BiciMapas product, but since they both came out with recent upgrades, I am wondering if Garmin has finally caught up to Bici in the completeness of the product. Most on-line comparisons are for older versions of both products. We will be traveling from Guadalajara to Guanajuato and then around Guanajuato. Good POI's would be useful. I use a Mac computer and I know GPS Atlas will only work with a PC, but Mexico Maps online will transfer the GPS Atlas to an SD card for a specific GPS unit for $15....any experience with this?


caddesign

Feb 5, 2012, 2:35 PM

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Free Mac version of BaseCamp software can be used to download
Garmin maps to GPS unit or to SD memory card.

BaseCamp can also be used to purchase Mexico maps online.
Select from Menu: Tools>Buy Maps Online

http://www.garmin.com/.../onthetrail/basecamp
https://buy.garmin.com/...ID=253&pID=11427


caddesign

Feb 5, 2012, 2:46 PM

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To view Garmin (POI's) and map details of Guadalajara and Guanajuato, use NAVTEQ online maps

http://www.navteq.com/#highlight


caddesign

Feb 5, 2012, 4:12 PM

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Mac & Windows support forum for Garmin.

https://forums.garmin.com/...c78ccda2a6&f=191


caddesign

Feb 6, 2012, 6:18 AM

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Mac & Windows support forum for TomTom GPS.
http://www.tomtomforums.com/
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