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post #1 of 21 Old Jul 4th, 2006, 11:56 am Thread Starter
 
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My Garmin (BMW) tagged seems to be really slow when tranfering information from/to the computer. Is it sending all the information, or just new information? Also, does anyone know how to clear tracks?

I am a little confused on how this thing works. What is the difference between plotting out waypoints and setting a route?

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post #2 of 21 Old Jul 4th, 2006, 12:02 pm
 
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Adam;
You do not state what model GPS and software (including version) you have.

Assuming you have a Garmin and using Mapsource version 6.x or later:

1. When you select download you should see a screen that allows you to choose what you wish to download to your GPS.

2. To clear your tracks; choose Menu and then scroll to the right until you see Tracks. You will see "clear tracks" on the bottom of the screen.

FYI: You can download the manual for any Garmin GPS at the following URL:
http://www.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp
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post #3 of 21 Old Jul 4th, 2006, 12:07 pm Thread Starter
 
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I cannot tell which version I have. There are no markings, except for the "navagator" on the top of the GPS. Guess I will need to do a little more research on it. It is older, 2002 year.

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post #4 of 21 Old Jul 4th, 2006, 12:10 pm
 
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I believe the Garmins still do not support USB v2.0, so yes, they are SLOW.

If your GPS looks like mine, it's the Nav II (aka '2610'). If it does not, you have the Nav I (aka 'Street Pilot III').


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I believe the Garmins still do not support USB v2.0, so yes, they are SLOW.

If your GPS looks like mine, it's the Nav II (aka '2610'). If it does not, you have the Nav I (aka 'Street Pilot III').



Nope, my doesn't look that kool...

I got the tracks erased (cleared) but I am still wondering how those functions are different.
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If you do have the NAVII; it should have come with a 2GB memory stick which holds all the US as mine does, thus you only have to download routes, tracks and waypoints which takes mine no time at all (less than 20 seconds).
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If you do have the NAVII; it should have come with a 2GB memory stick which holds all the US as mine does, thus you only have to download routes, tracks and waypoints which takes mine no time at all (less than 20 seconds).
That is kinda sorta an incorrect statement...although I may be splitting hairs here. The BMW GPS that came with a 2GB CF card was the NavII PLUS, which most LT owners do not have. The NavII only came with a 128mb card, IIRC.
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I think that is what I have, however I think mine came with a 64 mb card...
I have an additional 128 mb which is nice, but how do I know what I am loading on the card, or to memory on the GPS unit?
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Waypoints, routes, and track logs are held in the Nav's memory. Only the map data is stored on the CF card.

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To load the "maps", youselect them and save them.. then copy them to the card using a standard CF transfer device. You can format the CF card usin your Microsleeze Winderz... the USB is slowwww.

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You probably have an SPIII, the one with the aerial and more buttons on the right than the one in the above pic.
I would suggest selecting your maps in Mapsource software on the PC then transfer them to your data card via the USB card reader.
Waypoints and routes are transferred by connecting the GPS to the PC and transferring those items you have chosen.

Waypoints are a collection of places you have chosen, that you might want to go to on route. A route can contain any or all of your chosen waypoints.

Waypoints can be stored in the GPS and while travelling you can select one to visit that is outwith your route. Much quicker than trying to find it while travelling. Treat waypoints much like a bookmark on your map.
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That is kinda sorta an incorrect statement...although I may be splitting hairs here. The BMW GPS that came with a 2GB CF card was the NavII PLUS, which most LT owners do not have. The NavII only came with a 128mb card, IIRC.
Box states NAV II; Book states NAV II; Invoice states NAV II; not NAV II Plus. There are other Plus units like the the GPS II Plus and GPS III Plus.
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Box states NAV II; Book states NAV II; Invoice states NAV II; not NAV II Plus. There are other Plus units like the the GPS II Plus and GPS III Plus.
But if it "came with" a 2GB CD card, it's the PLUS version....like THIS ONE. When the Nav II was first released, there was no such thing as a 2GB CF card. Once they got cheap enough, BMW decided to include it into the package and call it a 'Nav II PLUS'. Of course none of your documentation says that...that would've cost them money to change all that stuff! Make sense now?
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You have the original BMW navigator if it came on a 2002 LTE. Maps can be transfered to the data card ( Garmin specific....not CF card) through a Garmin USB card programer.

http://www.compuvest.us/ProductDetai...oductID=126724


Routes, however, must go into the unit's memory by way of serial port. These files are small, so the time element isn't too bad.


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Hey Joe

Which shelf is that?
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If it's a Nav II Plus, then it's a 2620 with CF memory instead of a microdisk. BTW, almost every Garmin unit has an AMPS pattern on the back of the mounting cradle, so it should go onto the BMW mount


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You have the original BMW navigator if it came on a 2002 LTE. Maps can be transfered to the data card ( Garmin specific....not CF card) through a Garmin USB card programer.

http://www.compuvest.us/ProductDetai...oductID=126724


Routes, however, must go into the unit's memory by way of serial port. These files are small, so the time element isn't too bad.
Yup, that is what I have. So maps with that thingy, and routes/waypoints via the serial port. What is the difference between MAPSOURCE DISC CITY NAVAGATOR and the METRO GUIDE?? I have both, but only can load one.
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But if it "came with" a 2GB CD card, it's the PLUS version....like THIS ONE. When the Nav II was first released, there was no such thing as a 2GB CF card. Once they got cheap enough, BMW decided to include it into the package and call it a 'Nav II PLUS'. Of course none of your documentation says that...that would've cost them money to change all that stuff! Make sense now?
Accourding to my serial number, I do not have the plus. But, I guess Garmin could be wrong. The website is misleading. I went through this with Garmin on the phone a few months ago when the "web auto updater" did not work correctly and I called Garmin.
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Yup, that is what I have. So maps with that thingy, and routes/waypoints via the serial port. What is the difference between MAPSOURCE DISC CITY NAVAGATOR and the METRO GUIDE?? I have both, but only can load one.
If you have Mapsource City Navigator North America, that would be the one to use. It will do everything you want for road use in the USA.

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Which shelf is that?
how does it fasten?
It's not a "shelf" per se...it is sold as a visor. CLICK But I already had it and it worked, so I just went with it. It installs with 7 screws into the Tupperware. I just slapped a standard Garmin mount to it and said "good enough!". I would not recommend this mounting system to anyone though. It was a little flimsy. I just couldn't see spending the money on the Co-Pilot. Don't ask me why though. IMO, it's the best way to go.
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It's not a "shelf" per se...it is sold as a visor. CLICK But I already had it and it worked, so I just went with it. It installs with 7 screws into the Tupperware. I just slapped a standard Garmin mount to it and said "good enough!". I would not recommend this mounting system to anyone though. It was a little flimsy. I just couldn't see spending the money on the Co-Pilot. Don't ask me why though. IMO, it's the best way to go.
I agree, the BMR shelf is a little bit more, but worth it (my opinion) and mounts securely (three screws into the Tupperware). My BMR shelf is very secure. It only took me about 30 minutes to install (I had never taken the windshield or dash off before, nor drilled into my LT, thus I tripled checked everything again and again).

The BMR shelf has pre-drilled holes for both the mounting bolts and wiring which is nice. As with Joe's shelf, the BMR provides shade for the gauges. Also do not forget the BMR shelf has "wings" of different sizes and shapes that allow for even more farkles to be added.
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