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Do you have to type in your home address before you type in your destination address and do you always have to remove the map film covering to do so?

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You can set your home destination so you don't need to enter it more than once. To do this;

  1. Press WHERE TO
  2. Press GO HOME
You'll be given a list of options. You can either enter your home address, Press SELECT CURRENT if you're at your home address, or select it from recently visited locations.

There's no need to enter it again. When you want to go home just press WHERE TO and then GO HOME.

The plastic film that covers the screen can be removed and left off

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My Gamin Nuvi can't unlock maps


Use a Garmin 1450


The Garmin Nuvi 1450 can be used while driving or walking.

While driving, use the Nuvi 1450 to create a route to your destination and get step-by-step directions, to hear the names of upcoming streets, to tell you when to change lanes and to find out the speed limits on unfamiliar streets.


As a pedestrian, you can have the Nuvi 1450 create a route for you that uses a mixture of walking and public transportation, such as the subway or bus system, if you have purchased cityXplorer maps for that area.


Tap "Where to?" to set up a route. The "Where to?" icon is a large magnifying glass.


Tap "Addresses." The available categories are address, points of interest, go home, recently found, favorites and intersections.


Input the name of the state or county, if it is out of town.

Then tap "Spell city." Spell out the name of the city using the pop up keyboard.

Press "Done."


Enter the address number and press "Done."

Then enter the street name and press "Done."


The "Go" screen opens automatically.

Tap the green "Go" button. The Nuvi 1450 will now calculate a route to the address.

Follow the voice prompts and map highlight to your destination.


Navigate Using Coordinates


Tap "Where to?" and then tap "Coordinates."

Tap the coordinate you want to adjust/input a new coordinate.


Tap "Format" to choose the right coordinate format for the map you are using.


Enter the coordinates. Tap "Next."


Tap the green "Go" button to calculate a route.


Use the Map Page


Navigate to your destination by following the voice prompts, highlighted route on the map and directions located at the top of the map screen.
Tap the "turn" icon located in the upper left corner of the screen to see the next turn. It may have a turning or straight arrow and the number of miles until the turn. Tap the bar across the top with the next direction listed on it to see a list of all directions.

Tap the plus or minus signs on the right side of the screen to zoom in or out.


Press the spinning arrow in the lower left corner of the screen to return to the main menu.

Tap the "car" icon traveling along the highlighted route to enter the "Where Am I?" screen and get your exact location, coordinates and nearby emergency services.


Hope this helps

Oct 29, 2012 | Garmin Nuvi 1450 GPS Standard Red LED Wall...

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Avic s1


hello sir,
Portable Smart GPS Navigation comes with 3.5-inch Touch Panel Display, 2GB Flash Memory, Bluetooth Wireless Technology, and Scroll Wheel
  • 2GB Flash Memory contains the map data of entire US and Canada
  • Just unpack and use it � no PC connection is needed for startup
  • Future map data updates will be available by SD card � just load into the built-in SD card slot and the update will begin
  • Quickly set a destination by address, zip code, destination history, and more
  • Search for a gas station, restaurant or coffee shop using the POI Search � destinations are sorted into categories for short-cut searches, or use the touch screen to type in the name.
thanks for allowing us to help you

Dec 30, 2007 | Pioneer AVIC-S1 GPS Receiver

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Whenever i put in the address from which i am leaving to go to a destination it wont do anything and also in the car it wont show me the road that i am on


When the GPS device starts up ( when you power it on ), it will take several seconds, up to a couple of minutes to locate the satellites, before it will show where you are (on the road / map). So, you simply have to enter the destination address, to get directions from where you are, to the destination.
It is easier for the GPS device to locate the satellites if the GPS / you are not under (some) cover, e.g. indoor garage, under ground parking, under trees, etc. Some times you'll just have to wait a little longer. [But you can enter the destination addresses even before it locates your position ]

Feb 13, 2011 | MyGuide MG 3100 Car GPS Receiver

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Was just given a TomTom and car adappter to use on my trip from MI to MD. I've never used a GPS and no manual was included how to program it from start to final destination


The TomTom only needs for you to enter your destination address. Once that's in, you're ready to go. Along your route you can tap the center of the screen to find POINTS OF INTEREST such as FOOD, LODGING, etc...but will retain destination info 'til either cleared or changed to new destination.

To enter your destination, tap center of screen. There you choose house address, business address or city's center. If you choose street address screen opens to:keyboard. Type in destination State, ie; Maryland. Once you've typed state, hit DONE in bottom right corner. The screen then goes to CITY. Type in destination city then hit done again. Follow the same steps for STREET NAME & HOUSE #. Click DONE & CONTINUE as prompted. TomTom will then target your location and you're ready to hit the road. It will show you your distance and time (ETA). It will also show you the speed limit where you are and the actual speed you are going.

When you pull over for gas, food, lodging, shopping, sight-seeing or whatever, it will automatically account for this and will continuously update your coordinates to get you back to the highway/road you need to be on. And when you're ready to come back to MI all you have to do is hit the home icon and it will automatically map your trip back.(Home is - or should be - set to the home address of the owner of the GPS).

All-in-All it is user friendly and very simple to use.

If you need additional info, please don't hesitate to ask.

I hope this info was helpful to you. Good Luck!
Have a great trip and drive safely. :-)

Jan 31, 2010 | Tomtom XL 340S Car GPS Receiver

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Finding businesses with no address


If the type of business (restaurant, ATM machines, Gas station, etc) you are looking for is part of the so called Points of Interest you should be able to have them displayed on the map. You can also have them displayed near the point of departure or near the the destination point.

Yes you can launch a search for a point of interest, say a pharmacy (drugstore) near the destination point. All pharmacies in the vicinity are listed and you can scroll and select.

You can load you unit with different kinds of POI. Connect your TOMTOM to the computer and let the HOME application show you all you can do with the GPS

Jan 04, 2010 | Tomtom XL 340.S GPS Receiver

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How to change home address


using your touch screen, go to tools> my data> set home location> you can use your current position or you can enter it. then it will be save as a home address

Sep 27, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 265 Car GPS Receiver

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Once I type in the address and hit OK the address


what brand of GPS what maps Polstar, Destinator ....?

Sep 03, 2009 | GPS

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Wrong address?


More than likely your house number is not in the data base. I have the same problem. What I have done is when you want to setup your tt home address go where you get full bars and are ready to navigate. Go to set home address and tap current location as your home address.
Hope this helps.

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Home address.


The map they are using for your GPS unit is incorrect. You can report the error to Navteq but until they release a new map update for your unit.. you will just have to deal with it.

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