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Old 04-15-2013, 05:46 AM   #7516
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Well the latest firmware updates were a bust for me so far. 4.8 and 4.9 still have the screen sensitivity issue with gloves. Although it's not as bad.

I had a chance to check out 4.9 all day yesterday. With routing I no longer get a distance to next and turn direction with the nuvi dashboard. I had a couple of random shutdowns.

Oh, it also tells me I'm off route when traveling a section of road that has been around since the 50's. It did this all the time until the early 4.x updates.

I guess it's back to 4.6 for a while longer.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:49 AM   #7517
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Oh, it also lost the satellites a few times. I'm chalking that up to solar flare activity at this point.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:21 AM   #7518
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Oh, it also lost the satellites a few times. I'm chalking that up to solar flare activity at this point.
I am having this very issue recently. I was suspecting the antenna is loose inside on the board. Why do you suspect Solar Flares?
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:32 AM   #7519
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Just because a huge one just hit us this weekend.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:44 AM   #7520
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I think the code's not working because your Lifetime Map Update has a new code for the map. Your original code is no longer of any use to you. I think you should log on to http://my.garmin.com and see what licence codes you can find there which apply to your maps.

This is the Maps tab on my account on http://my.garmin.com As you can see, each map has its own code.



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Thanks Emmbeedee

I saw those on my account and tried the different codes but none worked. But then if I hit the download button to download it from Garmin it starts up Garmin Express and the process ends up in a error. I see people talking about downloading the maps to the computer first and then loading it to the GPS and I remember it being that way but now it starts up Express and you have to attach the GPS and then it tries to install it to the GPS.

Is there a way around Garmin Express??
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #7521
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Thanks Emmbeedee

I saw those on my account and tried the different codes but none worked. But then if I hit the download button to download it from Garmin it starts up Garmin Express and the process ends up in a error. I see people talking about downloading the maps to the computer first and then loading it to the GPS and I remember it being that way but now it starts up Express and you have to attach the GPS and then it tries to install it to the GPS.

Is there a way around Garmin Express??
If you're on a PC, try this: http://download.garmin.com/lmu/GarminMapUpdater.exe

On a Mac: http://download.garmin.com/lmu/GarminMapUpdater.dmg

There no telling if these don't just turn around and flip you back to Express but it's worth a try.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #7522
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Just because a huge one just hit us this weekend.
Stupid Question of the week:

Can that cause the issue at night when the Sun is on the other side of the planet?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #7523
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can you make a route (in mapsource) of mixing auto routing and direct routing and load it into a Montana without the gps recalculating the route?
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:11 AM   #7524
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Stupid Question of the week:

Can that cause the issue at night when the Sun is on the other side of the planet?

Yes
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #7526
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #7527
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Well the latest firmware updates were a bust for me so far. 4.8 and 4.9 still have the screen sensitivity issue with gloves. Although it's not as bad.

I had a chance to check out 4.9 all day yesterday. With routing I no longer get a distance to next and turn direction with the nuvi dashboard. I had a couple of random shutdowns.

Oh, it also tells me I'm off route when traveling a section of road that has been around since the 50's. It did this all the time until the early 4.x updates.

I guess it's back to 4.6 for a while longer.
Any info like this is great. I've never left 4.6 and don't see a reason to yet. Thanks!

p.s. also the Firmware info page on the Wiki is nice, thanks...
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:48 PM   #7528
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Well the latest firmware updates were a bust for me so far. 4.8 and 4.9 still have the screen sensitivity issue with gloves. Although it's not as bad.

I had a chance to check out 4.9 all day yesterday. With routing I no longer get a distance to next and turn direction with the nuvi dashboard. I had a couple of random shutdowns.

Oh, it also tells me I'm off route when traveling a section of road that has been around since the 50's. It did this all the time until the early 4.x updates.

I guess it's back to 4.6 for a while longer.
Same experience with v4.9: "Dist to Next" not offered as an option in the nuvi Dashboard and "Automotive Turn" not showing on the nuvi Dashboard. "Automotive Turn" shows no data when viewed in any Data Field.

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Old 04-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #7529
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Same experience with v4.9: "Dist to Next" not offered as an option in the nuvi Dashboard and "Automotive Turn" not showing on the nuvi Dashboard. "Automotive Turn" shows no data when viewed in any Data Field.

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I did notice I was not getting any lane assist on a long 8 hour trip this weekend, running 4.90.

I did get left and right turn indicators, however.

Where are you expecting to see Distance to Destination with Nuvi Dashboard enabled?
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #7530
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I did notice I was not getting any lane assist on a long 8 hour trip this weekend, running 4.90.

I did get left and right turn indicators, however.

Where are you expecting to see Distance to Destination with Nuvi Dashboard enabled?
I get no "Automotive Turn" data on either the nuvi Dashboard or in a Data Field. The data we were discussing was the Dist to Next data field option which is not shown as available with Routing with the nuvi Dashboard. It is available when you use a Data Field in another Dashboard or the Trip Computer.

There are other anomalies with this release related to navigation so I think I would avoid this update - it came so fast I think it received very little system testing. Garmin doesn't do Regression Testing the way the rest of the Software Industry does - at least that's my impression.



The anomaly above I have not been able to reproduce as I was just running through a bunch of random actions.

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