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Old 01-06-2009, 11:27 PM   #211
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Garmin 500 and 550

Garmin 500 and 550 are both waterproof...
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:42 PM   #212
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I have the Zumo 550 on my bike (don't have a car) and the 760 in my wife's car. You can use Mapsource to plan your route then download it to your device.
How many routes can you download? Garmin site says 10 routes on Nuvis

On both Zumo 550 & Nuvi 760?

Older Nuvi only allowed one via, Zumo wold take a bunch.
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:37 AM   #213
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I'm not sure I'd mount it on a bike though. I don't think it's waterproof.
No it's not waterproof. However, I did mount my wife's nüvi 770 (identical to the 760 apart from having both CN USA and CN Europe maps) on a rented R1200GS which I rode in the San Francisco Bay Area last year. There is a RAM cradle which works very well. However, it's better to use a USB power supply as the edge connector on the OE power supply is very fragile and mine failed after one and a half days riding. I'm working on a simple waterproof box for the nüvi using a readily available polythene food container so that I can use it on my bike back here in rainy old Scotland, rather than my steam-driven Streetpilot III.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:40 PM   #214
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Nuvi 360 Bluetooth Question

Hi guys,

I recently bought Garmin Nuvi 360. While I could not be happier about the product itself I seem to have some trouble pairing it up with my Scala Rider Q2 system.

When I seek for new devices on my Nuvi it does find the Scala Rider headset. However then it asks to enter the PIN and then immediately says that it failed to connect. I am not sure how I can enter the PIN to begin with. There's no phone like numerical keys on the Nuvi. And there's nothing on the pairing screen that allows entering numbers at that time.

If anyone has had any luck pairing their Nuvi 360 or possibly any kind of Nuvi for that matter with the Scala Rider Q2 headset system then please share your experience. I'd really appreciate your advice.

Thanks in advance ....
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:55 PM   #215
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Anyone know if there is a 12v power option for the Nuvi that doesn't require the cradle to be used???
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:26 AM   #216
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Anyone know if there is a 12v power option for the Nuvi that doesn't require the cradle to be used???
Which Nuvi do you have? You can use a mini USB
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:03 AM   #217
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I have the 760. So the mini USB plug will provide power?
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:10 AM   #218
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I use my Nuvi 710 on my bike with a ram mount. Because it's more rugged I hardwired the cradle power supply onto the bike. I bought a Motorola cellphone mini USB car charger for my nuvi which I use in the car.

The first time I plugged the mini usb car charger into the unit it went to the download data screen..... what you need to do is switch on the unit (don't plug in the mini USB) when the unit is on hold your finger on the battery display for 5sec or more it will take you to the "hidden settings" for the unit. Once there plug in the car charger and push exit. The unit should work perfect now and you shouldn't have to do that again.

I hope this works for you!
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:55 AM   #219
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Perfect! Thanks for the help. I'm using a ram mount and aqua box as well.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:22 AM   #220
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Nuvi 500/550: compatible with Blackberry charge cable

I discovered last night that my new Nuvi 500 can be charged using my Blackberry charge cable. This is very convenient for travelling. Just wanted to pass the info along.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:50 PM   #221
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be careful, I used a motorola cell phone charger (same plug) and it wiped out the entire history and all saved points from my Nuvi 200
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:24 AM   #222
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Garmin Nuvi 750 convert tracks to route?

I recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi 750, i also have mapsource and US topo maps as well.

I have downloaded a few gpx files, and opened them in mapsource and they do show the tracks, then i select the map around the track and transfer the map and tracks to my gps.

Now how do i actually make the garmin follow the tracks? i cant seem to figure this out.

do i need to manually trace the tracks and make them into a waypoint route by hand?

the topo map loads fine on my gps, but it doesnt seem to show the tracks and i cant figure out how to make the gps follow them

pls help!
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:48 PM   #223
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This belongs in the GPS forum... off it goes.
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:22 PM   #224
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Zip loc can be your friend

Its nice that Garmin is finally coming out with a waterproof more affordable basic GPS's, however, I've traveled in rain with my Nuvi in a zip loc baggy with no Ill effects. When I know the weather is clear sky's I just keep it in the RAM cradle otherwise a small zip lock around the unit before snapping it into the RAM cradle keeps it from getting wet. Granted it is not as easy to read but it is fully functional through the plastic baggy. Back in the days when I used a bicycle computer I road from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon without ruining it. Sure I'd love to convince my wife to divert funds to an expensive waterproof model but it totally not necessary IMO. However, being able to store tracks and work off a computer to set up rides now that is another topic!
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #225
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Tell me about your Nuvi 500 or 550

Thinking about getting one and I would like to hear comments, good and bad. Thanks..............
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