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Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-19-2014, 11:51 AM
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Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
I should have known. :D They also had a...

I should have known. :D They also had a replacement battery for me when Garmin told me they weren't available. I'll be picking one up the next time I'm in the city.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Same in Canada. Very weird, and the cover does...

Same in Canada. Very weird, and the cover does not appear to be available from Garmin separately.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-18-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By Steve W
Just to be clear, I was able to update the...

Just to be clear, I was able to update the Lifetime maps on my 478 and 376C as of three months ago on a Mac that wasn't USB3 I updated them to CNNA 2015.1 using Garmin Map Update just before I sold...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By Steve W
I tried absolutely everything, and I mean...

I tried absolutely everything, and I mean everything with my 478, no joy. Using powered or un-powered hubs, or splitter cables, made no difference. The message I finally got from Garmin was that the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-10-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11,348
Views: 1,292,729
Posted By Steve W
I've found that there are some special zones,...

I've found that there are some special zones, school zones primarily, that are in the wrong place, or are missing entirely. Speed reductions for road construction or maintenance can't be included....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-06-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,196
Posted By Steve W
Sounds like the "Seasonal Road Closure" avoidance...

Sounds like the "Seasonal Road Closure" avoidance is checked in the activity you're using. IIRC, Monitor is closed in the winter. One of my favourite Sierra routes.
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17,207
Views: 5,040,197
Posted By Steve W
Great looking bike. I've got mine running and...

Great looking bike. I've got mine running and hope to get out a few times this fall. I'll address the cosmetic issues this winter.

http://www.wendeltrees.ca/Gallery/d/25826-2/Transalp2
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-23-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Fred It's the first step in the process when...

Fred

It's the first step in the process when you open the Tire Pressure App. "Select Vehicle Type". You're given options for 2, 3 with multiple configurations, or 4 wheels.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
The 590 will pair with up to 4 TPMS sensors so it...

The 590 will pair with up to 4 TPMS sensors so it could work with a cage and the auto cradle if you wanted. Mine still looks for the sensors when connected to the auto cradle in my truck, or on the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-22-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
You still get the nags. I've just resigned myself...

You still get the nags. I've just resigned myself to deleting the TPMS profile when not on the sensor equipped bike and re-pairing when it is.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-31-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Possible Route Transfer Issues

Just a heads up. The newest versions of BaseCamp coupled with the latest map update could cause the GPS to recalculate routes you sent to it. This will also be an issue with 3rd party maps. Garmin...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-24-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Steve W
The battery life of the 590 is measured in...

The battery life of the 590 is measured in minutes, not hours. And that's just messing with it at my desk.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Try a different theme. The default Garmin one is...

Try a different theme. The default Garmin one is one of the worst to view IMO, the Garmin HV is probably the brightest. There's a post in this thread about editing themes to improve visibility. Worth...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By Steve W
On the Mac version there's an option under an...

On the Mac version there's an option under an "Advanced" tab to download to the computer, just to the unit, or both. Not sure about the PC version but IIRC, the option is there somewhere. There also...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By Steve W
Not much help I know, but the Mac version worked...

Not much help I know, but the Mac version worked with 2015.10 on my 478(s) a month ago. I hadn't tried updating my 376C before I sold it but I know it worked with all of the 2014 updates, both Mac...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-12-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By Steve W
Express will not work. You need to use MapUpdater...

Express will not work. You need to use MapUpdater available HERE (http://download.garmin.com/lmu/GarminMapUpdater.exe).
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Steve W
Did you select the waypoints in the order that...

Did you select the waypoints in the order that you want to travel to them? If you just bulk selected a randomly ordered list of waypoints and ask MapSource to create a route, the result is probably...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
In the volume sub menu (wrench), set the...

In the volume sub menu (wrench), set the navigation volume to 0 with the slider.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
From the "Phone" app in the apps menu select...

From the "Phone" app in the apps menu select "Voice Dial" and wait for the on screen prompt and phone tone that's Siri. Then issue instructions. Calling, reading email and recent texts have all...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
As did mine.

As did mine.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
590 Software Update Available

Change History
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.70:

-Added a Map Tool to skip waypoints in a trip.
-Added a route overview button to the browse map.
-Enhanced data fields in the Compass app....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-28-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Steve W
For starters, make sure you don't have "Seasonal...

For starters, make sure you don't have "Seasonal Road Closures" checked in the avoidances section of the preferences. Many mountain passes are closed in winter.
Forum: Canada 07-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,850
Posted By Steve W
Alberta511...

Alberta511 (http://511.alberta.ca/map.html#l=36&x=-12749552&y=6524947&z=5) shows it open from the winter gates to 541 but with a lot of construction and a few detours. As of today .

That road...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
It's a shortcoming in the device. For some reason...

It's a shortcoming in the device. For some reason Garmin does not think anyone should be concerned with anything that can't be seen at ~1 mile scale.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
If it's got CN Europe I'll go $250. :evil

If it's got CN Europe I'll go $250. :evil
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-11-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Steve W
The biggest reason I mess around with OSM maps is...

The biggest reason I mess around with OSM maps is that they can be edited by users. I've recently spent some downtime adding to and editing the POIs in my area of rural Alberta, where Garmin is not...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
It does not show anything from the comments field...

It does not show anything from the comments field but does show the complete "Contact Info." listing as per BaseCamp (Mac)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Thumb Thank You Sir!!!! One of my peeves about the...

Thank You Sir!!!!

One of my peeves about the newer units is the crayon colours used for road types. Too many years with SP and GPSmap 478 units I guess. :D 20 minutes and I've duplicated the look...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Hmmm. I can copy matched MP4 files to the card,...

Hmmm. I can copy matched MP4 files to the card, no problem, and they show up on the card when the drive is mounted. The 590 however doesn't see them. This is on my NA based 590. Maybe different...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-27-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Probably normal. The speed limit data is part of...

Probably normal. The speed limit data is part of the mapset. It's missing on many secondary highways in my area.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Yes, mp3 only. I keep 2 libraries, one a mix of...

Yes, mp3 only. I keep 2 libraries, one a mix of formats including lossless, and one mp3 only.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
I'm using a free media manager called doubleTwist...

I'm using a free media manager called doubleTwist that will sync play lists or albums directly to a card from your iTunes library. The 590 seems to handle them with no issues.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-21-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Phone support only works when the Zumo is in a...

Phone support only works when the Zumo is in a cradle with power AFAIK. Mine tells me that phone support has been disabled as soon as I turn off the key and cut power to the unit.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
You can, but it doesn't change the fact that even...

You can, but it doesn't change the fact that even at maximum detail everything other than major highways disappear at anything over a 12km scale. Gravel roads disappear after 800 meters. Those...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-18-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
iTunes Playlists

For those of you addicted to your iTunes playlists, as I am. read on.

I'm using a free media manager called DoubleTwist (https://www.doubletwist.com) to sync the 590 and my iTunes library. Works...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 94,854
Posted By Steve W
Yep. Some nice fetters in addition to the obvious...

Yep. Some nice fetters in addition to the obvious ones as well. You can bring the weather up as a sidebar to the map display. This shows you the local conditions and gives you buttons to access...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-14-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,714
Posted By Steve W
You can set a preference to forgo the option key...

You can set a preference to forgo the option key and just click and drag as well,
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,982
Posted By Steve W
Ah. That does make more sense.

Ah. That does make more sense.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,982
Posted By Steve W
I wasn't sure. From the looks of what the OP...

I wasn't sure. From the looks of what the OP posted, it almost appears there are two different formats.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-13-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,982
Posted By Steve W
Are you sure the device and BaseCamp are set to...

Are you sure the device and BaseCamp are set to use the same convention for location? IIRC, a location in ddd mm.mmm' format will be misread if your BaseCamp is set to say, ddd mm' ss."
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