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I have been using my sprint phone gps, after I bought garmin nuvi 260w and used in my car, I noticed that it is only when heading north that the arrow shows me going forward, but to south, east or west, the arrow follows the compas rather than showing the direction I am going. How can I make it show the direction I am heading?

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  • Press TOOLS
  • Press SETTINGS
  • Press MAPS
  • Press MAP VIEW and change it from NORTH UP to TRACK UP or 3D (3D is best)

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Hi - I own a Garmin Nuvi 260w. Is it possible to use the SD card to download a trucker navigation road map and upload this to my Garmin Nuvi 260w? Thanks for your response.


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It is possible as long as the map is Garmin compatible.
However even with a trucker navigation map installed, the nuvi 260w will not function as a trucking GPS as the routing and IQ of the nuvi 260w does not have the capability to operate in this manner.
The nuvi 260w does not have a trucking mode to allow for the input of specific truck information like truck and trailer length and gross vehicle weight to use as factors on determining the best route for the specific truck/trailer combination.
I would recommend using a GPS specifically designed for trucking like the Garmin Dezl.
http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-dezl-560lmt.html

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Nuvi 260w, need support on how to calibrate screen.


Hello,

Garmin unit do not have a calibration feature so if you are noticing screen issues give the unit a firmware update using garmins web updater software it can be obtained here from this link http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp.

Hope this helps!

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Cannot save direcctions to my gharmin 260w


Unfortunately the Garmin Nuvi 260W lacks the capability to save a route. If you are looking for a unit with great Trip Planning (route saving) features, the new Garmin Nuvi 3790T is a great option. I am currently using one and I love it.

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When i charge my garmin nuvi 260W with a car chager, the screen would be stuck, and i'm not able to use it.?


garmin are very fussy about there chargers if its the original charger then there is a fault with it if its not the original then get one ( you can only use genuine garmin chargers for garmin gps units) they have a clever sensor in them that stops you from using any other type of charger

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Do I really need to upgrade my Garmin 260W


Chances are you won't need to update for at least a year or 2. Garmin has a built in automatic update notice that pops up automatically no matter how often you update. I would ignore it.

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I havew a Garmin nuvi. Yesterday I was driving


Check the fuse in the lighter end of the cord.....it may be blown and the unit is not getting power.

Oct 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Can a Garmin 260W support marine maps?


The marine maps can be used on a Nuvi 260W but the detail ranges from very poor to none at all. The Nuvi line wasn't designed with marine maps in mind. You will can see the coastal outlines but most of the objects and depth markers will not show.

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Proper charging advice for Nuvi 260w


Turn it off and Always unplug it when you're done with it.
That's assuming you have a live plug (stays on when car turned off)

Mar 16, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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I game my parents a garmin 260w with just the car charger.


I would only us the Garmin charger. Why take a chance. They are fairly cheap. Plus you need the car charger since that's where you use it most of the time. The batteries don't last all that long.

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Going to Mexico and my garmin will not display it.


There are a variety of Garmin® GPS devices that come preloaded with mapping not just for the United States but also for Europe and Mexico. Any nuvi® that has 70 in the model number will have preloaded mapping for North America and Europe.

Example: nuvi 270, nuvi 370, nuvi 670, nuvi 770

Also, some specialty models will have preloaded mapping for North America and Mexico. These units include the nuvi 200 Mexico (p/n 010-00621-2A) and the Nuvi 260W Mexico (p/n 010-00656-37).

To obtain Mexico maps, go to this link:

http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/citynavntmexico.jsp#price

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