Question about Garmin nuvi 500 GPS Receiver
It combines two separate bike rides into one file. For example, I pre-road a race course one day. Then 24 hrs later, I raced the same course, but the files were combined into one showing I rode the course twice in 43 hrs. Moreover, it combined and averaged all my data. How do I stop this?
After you are finished one bike ride, look for the settings option to choose "end this ride" or to save it. This way when you do another ride it will start a new separate gpx file.
Posted on Jul 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Memory full
****HELPFUL HINT**** Before you do anything with the Garmin unit, you might want to make a folder somewhere on your computer and name it something like NUVI CONTENTS. Then copy and paste or drag and drop, however you want to do it, all the contents of your NUVI. This way if you do something you didn't mean to, like delete a language, you can just put it back in.
Now what you need to look for are 3 folders, one is the HELP folder which is pretty useless once you get the hang of the Garmin unit. As a matter of fact I never even used the HELP button on the Garmin unit, because it's so easy to use.
The other folder is the VOICE folder, open it and start deleting the languages you are not likely to use or need. Make sure you DO NOT delete American English, unless you want to stick to British English. Of course I am assuming you need English, but regardless it goes for whichever language you want to keep. Assuming you are keeping American English these are the names of the files you need to keep in the VOICE folder english_american_.sum and English_American_.vpm.
The last folder is the TEXT folder, open it and delete all the files if you want. American English is the default so it won't go away, but regardless you'll have a back up anyways...RIGHT? LOL
I hope this helps you, and if you have any questions lay them on and I'll see what I can do for you. But I will say that I just bought my Nuvi back in April of this year so I am still learning a lot about it. I am working on tweaking the XML file so that it will ready more than 1 map on the SD, right now we are limited to 1 map per SD card.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
SOURCE: Unable to send and open
Currently, the POI Loader only supports CSV files because that is the format that most data vendors support. POI Loader may support additional formats in the future.
MapSource only supports .mps, .gdb and .gpx files. You can save files as .txt files if you wish to use this data in other applications.
Sadly Garmin does not produce any software which can convert .txt files.
However, this maybe possible with GPS Utility. Please note GPS Utility is not Garmin software and Garmin does not support this. Click on the following link for more information:
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Only one idea ... Perform hard reset. Garmin devices have often data corruption issue, that can only be solved by return to factory settings :
Device powered off, press and hold mode and Power on buttons for 10 seconds, then pulse press lap/reset button.
You will be asked for confirmation, confirm, your device should be OK then.
Also update the firmware, you'll get last fixes for data corruption ... (does not mean there are none remaining ...)
Posted on Sep 25, 2010
Discharge completely device then charge again for 8 hours.
If not working, then attempt Soft reset :
Hold mode and lap/reset for 10 seconds then release.
Start the device then by long press on start. DEvice should start and charge then
Posted on Sep 26, 2010
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