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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-24-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 12
Views: 705
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: 12
Views: 705
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: 12
Views: 705
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: 591
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
Posted By Steve W
As did mine.

As did mine.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 790
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: 1,594
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 1,140
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 668
Views: 69,528
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: 21,337
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: 1,756
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: 1,756
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: 1,756
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."
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,505
Posted By Steve W
Big Box o' Garmin for Sale

****************SOLD************************
pending a few details.

Multiple units, 478 x 2 376C and stuff (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24381202&postcount=1)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Steve W
It's a weird one. The only time I get it is when...

It's a weird one. The only time I get it is when I create a route from a list of waypoints and try and uncheck Autoname immediately. Changing the activity or doing a recalc before trying to uncheck...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 74,707
Posted By Steve W
Both mine updated to 2015.10 on a Mac using...

Both mine updated to 2015.10 on a Mac using MapUpdater with no problems.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Steve W
I did when I first encountered it in 4.1.1. I...

I did when I first encountered it in 4.1.1. I hadn't tried with the newer version until the OP posted. Back to being the squeaky wheel. I'll probably attach the crash report this time. :evil
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Steve W
My 4.3.3 is still crashing if I try and uncheck...

My 4.3.3 is still crashing if I try and uncheck the "auto name" option in the initial route properties window.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Steve W
I'm guessing you're trying to rename the route...

I'm guessing you're trying to rename the route immediately after you create it? That's when I had problems. Try this.
Leave the name as BaseCamp creates it, close the route properties window and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 69,528
Posted By Steve W
Interesting that you should mention sunlight Dan....

Interesting that you should mention sunlight Dan. I spent the day with the two side by side in my pickup and the edge in direct sunlight goes to the 478. I don't have the real estate to go side by...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 69,528
Posted By Steve W
First Comparison

You knew it had to happen. 478 on the left.

http://www.wendeltrees.ca/Gallery/d/25700-2/Screen+Shot+2014-06-10+at+5_11.jpeg
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-08-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 69,528
Posted By Steve W
I'm probably going to be the acid test of this...

I'm probably going to be the acid test of this unit. I've resisted the new tech for so long, and to be honest I still think the 478 might be the pinnacle of user configurability and screen image...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-08-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By Steve W
Weather, Traffic and Traffic Camera information...

Weather, Traffic and Traffic Camera information is all received through the cell phone link. The upside to this is that traffic and weather <may> be available in other parts of the world in the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 74,707
Posted By Steve W
I updated mine 2 weeks ago (Lifetime Update) via...

I updated mine 2 weeks ago (Lifetime Update) via a Mac running MapUpdater with no problems. I've got another to do as well as a 376C when I get home. We'll see how that goes.
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