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caddesign

Jan 5, 2013, 7:49 AM

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Garmin Introducing the 2013 nuvi line
http://sites.garmin.com/nuvi/?lang=en&country=us#models


caddesign

Jan 5, 2013, 7:50 AM

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Even though it’s been around for several years, Garmin’s free BaseCamp program continues to befuddle folks. But with the discontinuation of MapSource, more of you are braving the waters. We’ve linked to video tutorials before but now comes additional help for those of you who prefer your how-to’s in text form. A Garmin BaseCamp wiki has been created, and it’s off to a great start with lots of detailed info on how to accomplish various tasks.

http://gpstracklog.com/2013/01/garmin-basecamp-wiki.html


caddesign

Jan 7, 2013, 6:46 AM

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Garmin real directions on 2013 models
The new feature uses recognizable landmarks, buildings, traffic lights and stop signs to give directions. For example, the new feature tells drivers to “turn right after the Starbucks” or “turn left at the traffic light.”

http://gpstracklog.com/2013/01/garmin-nuvi-2013-line-brings-7-model-with-magnetic-mount-real-directions-active-lane-guidance-and-voice-activated-traffic.html


caddesign

Jan 15, 2013, 8:47 AM

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POLL: Do you want your GPS to say recalculating?
Recalculating. It’s a word from your GPS that’s become part of the popular culture, quite often being made fun of. Miss a turn (even intentionally) and your GPS keeps saying it over and over until you return to the route, stop navigation or mute the blasted thing.

There were so many complaints that Garmin actually took it out of their units, starting with the 2012 line. The 2013 nuvi series won’t say it either. Given all the complaints, you’d think that would make people happy, right?
Imagine my surprise when I started seeing questions in our comments, with many people wanting to know which nuvis they could buy that would still say recalculating. So today I’m putting the question to you…do you want your GPS to say “recalculating” or not?

http://gpstracklog.com/2013/01/want-your-gps-to-say-recalculating.html#more-21023


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Jan 15, 2013, 8:50 AM

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More Garmin nuvis bite the dust
With the announcement of the 2013 nuvi series, we were expecting Garmin to move more models to the discontinued list. That has indeed happened; in addition to several 14xx series models, they’ve also pulled the plug on the nuLink 1695, and most 2xx0 and 37xx models. Here’s the list, followed by a look at which older models remain…

http://gpstracklog.com/2013/01/more-garmin-nuvis-bite-the-dust.html


caddesign

Jan 15, 2013, 8:56 AM

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This is Garmin's newest top-of-the-line navigator for 2013: meet the nuvi 3597 LMTHD.
http://www.gpsmagazine.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYUPpMhLaeA


caddesign

Jan 16, 2013, 3:29 PM

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A Woman Drove 900 Miles Instead Of 50 Because Of Bad GPS Directions
A 67-year-old Belgian woman mistakenly drove 900 miles from her home in Belgium to Zagreb, Croatia, because her TomTom GPS instructed her to do so.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2262149/Belgian-woman-67-picking-friend-railway-station-ends-Zagreb-900-miles-away-satnav-disaster.html


stevebrtx

Jan 16, 2013, 3:34 PM

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Forgive me for asking, but why is a "challenged" woman in Belgium on our forum? Yes, being a blind sheep will certainly lead you to slaughter, but who among us fits that?


(This post was edited by stevebrtx on Jan 16, 2013, 3:36 PM)


caddesign

Jan 17, 2013, 6:08 AM

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As many as 83% of satnav users have been misled by their system, a survey by Confused.com found.

The poll of 2,000 drivers also revealed that women were more likely than men to get angry with their satnav, with drivers in the East Midlands exhibiting the most rage.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2101692/Wrong-turn-Misleading-sat-navs-caused-203-million-damage-cars-past-year.html


caddesign

Jan 26, 2013, 6:15 AM

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Drivers Would Rather Use Their Smartphones Than Mediocre Built-In Navigation Systems
http://www.businessinsider.com/drivers-want-smartphones-not-manufacturer-navigation-systems-2013-1


caddesign

Jan 26, 2013, 6:16 AM

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BaseCamp 4.1.0 for Windows has been released and with it has come Garmin Cloud Storage. Here’s what they have to say about it in the Garmin BaseCamp forum:
Every Garmin user will have 150MB of cloud storage to sync your data (waypoints, routes, tracks, etc.) between different computers. This should be fairly seemless (sic), just log in with your MyGarmin account, drag and drop data into your cloud storage device and it will be synced on the cloud so can access it if you run BaseCamp on a different machine.
http://gpstracklog.com/2013/01/garmin-cloud-storage.html


caddesign

Feb 12, 2013, 8:44 AM

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TomTom for Android (brief) review
The long-awaited TomTom navigation app finally came to Android in October, only to disappoint those of us with larger screen phones like my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which weren’t compatible. Fortunately an early December update brought compatibility to a larger range of phones and I’ve been testing it on and off ever since. How did it do? Read on to find out…

http://gpstracklog.com/2013/02/tomtom-for-android-review.html


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Feb 12, 2013, 8:45 AM

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Garmin 2013 new style mount
There’s a new style mount and here’s a short video demonstrating it…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=unq6D48Bo1E
http://gpstracklog.com/2013/02/garmin-nuvi-52lm-review.html#more-21126


caddesign

Feb 12, 2013, 9:44 AM

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13 videos of how to use an older Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS.

With fresh new maps installed these older GPS units can be useful.
http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_7545_use-gps.html
http://gpsinformation.us/sp2720/sp2720rev.html


caddesign

Feb 19, 2013, 6:36 AM

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What is a powered GPS mount?

I get asked what a powered GPS mount is so often that I decided to do a video about it. Basically, with a powered mount, you can leave the mount attached to the charging cable, get in your car, clip in the GPS and you’re good to go. Without a powered mount, you have to connect the cable to the GPS device each time you use it (if you want it to be charging).
http://gpstracklog.com/2013/02/what-is-a-powered-gps-mount.html


caddesign

Feb 19, 2013, 9:15 AM

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GPS Options: Many Ways to Find Your Way

Need to find your way?
You probably have a cell phone in your pocket that can help you with navigation. But will your cell phone do the job clearly and conveniently, or should you still consider using a dedicated GPS device?
https://www.pcworld.com/article/195002/gps_options.html


caddesign

Feb 25, 2013, 6:00 AM

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Garmin released fresh new maps
City Navigator North America NT 2013.40 includes Canada, US & Mexico
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1456&pvID=30132&ra=true#coverageTab


caddesign

Feb 25, 2013, 6:04 AM

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When is the next Garmin map update? (Latest Map Version)
http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=17527


caddesign

Feb 25, 2013, 6:10 AM

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TomTom to undercut Garmin in motorcycle market
Bikers have long complained about the high-price of Garmin zumo units – the cheapest current model, the 3.5″ zumo 220 lists for $399.99. Want a 4.3″ screen? Those start at $649.99!
http://gpstracklog.com/2013/02/tomtom-to-undercut-garmin-in-motorcycle-market.html#more-21220


caddesign

Mar 1, 2013, 7:01 AM

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Garmin to release innovative nuvi vent mount
Instead of the alligator-clip type of prongs, they have two padded fingers that open and close using a wheel. The padded fingers lay between the vent openings, and when the wheel is turned clockwise they securely close around the vent slat. To remove the mount simply turn the wheel the opposite way.
http://gpstracklog.com/2013/02/garmin-nuvi-vent-mount.html


caddesign

Mar 1, 2013, 7:02 AM

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Your NYC Cab Driver Is Breaking The Law When He Uses GPS
http://www.businessinsider.com/nyc-cab-drivers-gps-legality-2013-3


caddesign

Mar 5, 2013, 6:03 AM

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Buying Used Garmin GPS Units- Transfer of registration
If you are currently looking at buying or selling your Garmin GPS unit please be aware of ownership/registration issues with Garmin. If the current owner has registered his GPS with Garmin then the new owner will have restrictions on upgrades until the registration has been changed. Once a unit is registered with Garmin it is associated with the owner. That owner can then upgrade the internal firmware and the maps whenever he likes. If he then sells the unit the new owner will not be able to do those upgrades until the registration with Garmin has been changed to the new owner. This is particularly important for those units that are supplied with the Map Source software. If the last owner has unlocked the software that means it has been registered with Garmin. The new owner can load the software but can not unlock it even with the unlock code because it is tied to a particular Garmin account of the last owner. Now, if none of this is important then you can use the GPS unit as your received it and it will get you from place to place just fine.
http://reviews.ebay.com/Buying-Used-Garmin-GPS-Units-Transfer-of-registration?ugid=10000000007023878


caddesign

Mar 5, 2013, 6:53 AM

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Can I load maps directly to an SD card during a map update?
The latest versions of Garmin Express and Garmin Map Updater offer the ability to install a map update directly to an SD card.

The SD card installation option will only appear when updating a compatible device that does not have sufficient internal memory for the largest allowable map region. When using the SD card installation option, critical files are loaded to the SD card so it must remain in the device after the update to ensure full functionality.
https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B0b087770-5dba-11e1-dd60-000000000000%7D


caddesign

Mar 7, 2013, 6:52 PM

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Pros and Cons for Buying Garmin LifeTime Map Update

Pros
1. Four fresh new maps updates per year
2. Notification of new maps when available
3. Firmware and support files download to device
4. The price of LifeTime maps has dropped to $54
5. Can be purchased by online map code or map update card

Cons
1. Older Garmin units may not have enough internal memory for new maps
2. For some GPS units you will need to purchase 4GB SD memory card
3. Down loading large maps files will take lots of time
4. This map update only can be used to update the preloaded maps that came installed on your Garmin device
5. The GPS must be registered in your name (INPORTANT)

Tips before purchase
1. Log onto your Garmin account and confirm the GPS is registered in your name
2. You will need a fast internet connection
3. 8GB of free space in your computer
4. Take time to read the comments from those that have purchased this product, it’s cheaper to learn from others mistakes then make them your self
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PKTFM8/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-n%C3%BCMaps-Lifetime-Update-America/dp/B002Q2TTIO/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1362263446&sr=1-2&keywords=garmin+numaps+lifetime+north+america+map+updates

Deal Breaker for me
1. My nuvi 1300 was purchased pre-owned and not registered in my name
2. The LifeTime map update is for US & Canada only, I must have Mexico maps included
3. The unit is 3 years old and needs a new battery before buying LifeTime map update
4. My StreetPilot 2730 has no SD Card slot and a slow CPU processor for today’s maps
5. My StreetPilot III can only use None-NT maps

Comments
-For me it may be better option to purchase a new GPS unit with lifetime maps and traffic and use the older units for backup.
-For those that have GPS unit with Europe and North American maps you can purchase LifeTime maps for these units.https://buy.garmin.com/...ID=33381&ra=true


caddesign

Mar 28, 2013, 6:57 AM

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TomTom released new update maps of Canada, US & Mexico,
Partial coverage of Mexico increase to 79%
http://www.tomtom.com/...T.Click_Link=top_nav
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