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natedj Posted - 01 juil. 2005 : 15:06:59
  • How to "hard reset" a c3x0: see below or click here

  • Searching without entering street number: see below or click here

  • Access to Diagnostic Pages: click here

  • edits by GpsPasSion and Diverhank


    I'm new to this forum, so if this post is in the wrong place or if this issue has already been covered in a previous thread please forgive me.

    Being a C330 owner for a couple weeks now, I've come to realize that the manual is not very in-depth and sometimes omit features that the unit is capable of doing.
    For example ...
    1) POI can be seen as you travel (only) in browse map mode.
    2) You can save your current location by the following keys [Menu-Where To-Browse map-Info-Save]

    Are there any other nuggets to find on this unit that's not listed in the manual. Please post your finds.
    111   L A T E S T    R E P L I E S    (Newest First)
    movrshakr Posted - 14 sept. 2008 : 21:08:42
    Hey everyone,

    please just use this topic for...

    UNDOCUMENTED FEATURES.

    If you have another type of question/comment, it should go in another thread. Thanks.
    K7EGI Posted - 03 août 2008 : 18:21:06
    Im a new C330 owner and happy so far. Will the C330 display ELEVATION ?? If not, will the C530 display elevation??
    Perhaps there is a method in the "innards" that this can be accomplished.
    tnx....K7EGI
    chichum Posted - 16 avr. 2008 : 17:39:07
    I'm looking to do the same (delete the basemap) but on a c340....
    e-one Posted - 14 mars 2008 : 01:26:32
    Guys,

    I have c330 w/o SD slot. From what I understood here, the current map (CS NA v6) is sitting over the basemap. Is this correct? Does anybody now how to upload an img files to c330? I've tried IMG2GPS but it said that there is no memory left. Does anybody now how to erase the current map in the c330 so I could load another map?

    Cheers,
    danko Posted - 29 janv. 2008 : 19:03:15
    I have a problem wih my c320, when I try to enter route it starts calculation and gives error message "Route Waypoint Memory Full". I've read that a solution to this problem is to make master reset (hard reset) but the instructions on how to do it doesn't work. I've tried to hold bottom right corner of the screen while powering on the device, tried to do so on batteries and on car charger, i've tried to press another sections of the screens and nothing happens. I have the latest 5.7 firmware and I am able to enter calibration and those hidden menus (batteries & moving avg) but I can't get the unit to master reset itself.

    Any suggestions?
    TOMIAM Posted - 22 janv. 2008 : 18:33:34
    Blaster,

    Before you do anything drastic, pop the the plastic ring frame from around the touch screen and press the reset button and try start up again. I do not know the symtoms of a bad battery, so you might check the charge level if you can.

    Post your results.
    blaster2004 Posted - 20 janv. 2008 : 18:03:26
    I have a problem with my Garmin C320.

    I perform a hard reset by holding the right lower corner and pressing the power button. After 30secs I get connect the dots test and after that the screen is white. I have placed it under a blue sky and nothing happens after 40 - 60 minutes. Still shows white.

    Does anyone know if the unit should have a white screen or does it log into the unit and display the main menu?

    Jim1348 Posted - 30 nov. 2007 : 14:50:20
    I have had a Garmin StreetPilot 2730 for over a year now. My mother-in-law just picked up a Garmin C330, but I haven't seen it. They are going to stop in some day and want me to customize it for them. I have a number of POI files that I will try to load up for them with the PoiLoader. I also will try to help them with Favorites that they can create. I think it will be like the 2730 and I can have 16 categories of favorites. Are there any other things that I should be looking at for the C330? Are there any un-official guides or tips that I should pass along? Also, she doesn't seem real keen on the windshield mount. Is a bean bag mount available for this?
    neadrenalin Posted - 18 août 2007 : 00:02:32
    RedRover1,
    demo mode in the devices can be 2 kinds:
    1. If user entered DEMO unlock code and transferred maps to the device. It can be cured by flashing another maps without demo code (delete code in Mapsource).
    2. Demo unit made by garmin. Ususally these units are refurbished old broken units, with water on motherboards, strange gps-chip behaviour. So, garmin turns off gps-chip, flashes demo-version of the firmware, and put this unit to the stocks for DEMO purposes, assuming that these units really for demo.
    But sellers may be want to sell everything... So, sometimes devices appeared on ebay.
    This demo device is capable to revert to normal state only with soldering iron (usually), and long firmware replacement (not trivial for usual users, so it's impossible). It useful also for parts to recover some broken units (display, keyboard, buttons, etc..), nothing else.
    RedRover1 Posted - 21 juil. 2007 : 13:44:16
    quote:
    Originally posted by alabala

    Hi everybody, I am new to the forum and need your help.
    Recently I bought on eBay “Garmin c330” that appears to be a DEMO model, after reading the posts.
    I am so frustrated right now because the summer is almost over and we are planning to go on a trip with my wife.
    Is there any option software or hardware to make it NORMAL?
    I am in real trouble because my wife will kill me if she realizes that I have got a piece of s**t.

    Any help is appreciated,
    Best regards.


    Take a look through this thread.
    http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=91514
    natedj Posted - 21 juil. 2007 : 05:42:51
    Sorry ... a demo is a demo. nothing more nothing less, many have been caught. I'll contact the ebay seller and pray the he's willing to do the right thing.
    alabala Posted - 17 juil. 2007 : 06:17:16
    Hi everybody, I am new to the forum and need your help.
    Recently I bought on eBay “Garmin c330” that appears to be a DEMO model, after reading the posts.
    I am so frustrated right now because the summer is almost over and we are planning to go on a trip with my wife.
    Is there any option software or hardware to make it NORMAL?
    I am in real trouble because my wife will kill me if she realizes that I have got a piece of s**t.

    Any help is appreciated,
    Best regards.
    smiley1081 Posted - 20 mai 2007 : 13:11:01
    That's in the manual...

    http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/StreetPilotc330_OwnersManual.pdf

    Page 28 (32 of 37)...
    admin_0 Posted - 19 mai 2007 : 11:05:24
    If anyone is interested, my c330 froze, and out of frustration I broke it trying to open it and do "what I don't know". Anyway, the front plate came off while I was doing this and under the plate (that says Garmin) is a "reset button". Hopefully, this will save people a lot of frustration.
    nyceryde Posted - 13 mai 2007 : 06:37:06
    guys im new to this forum but all this hard reseting isn't letting me even turn on the device i had it running with the battery and then i was about to plug in the car charger but the system turned off now it wont turn on i tried the reset button but for some reason it wont turn on can someone help me with my problem please, thank you.
    admin_0 Posted - 08 mars 2007 : 02:06:46
    have a c330 to replace my ripped off 2610. I like it but miss the screen on my 2610 that showed me all the satellites, signals of eac on AND my altitude. I sometimes like to know how high I am in the mountains. This info must be hidden someplace, surprised it wasn't in the upper right hand 5 sec touch area- seems like would be something the service techs at Garmin must use.
    natedj Posted - 11 déc. 2006 : 20:10:03
    Getting the actual V8 dvd still won't help you ... the Demo units are only for demos and would be of no use for navigating. I've heard of these units being sold on Ebay and pawn shops ... Buyer Beware.
    techker Posted - 10 déc. 2006 : 23:42:08
    hey guys does anybody have a v8 dvd that they could post?garmin 330

    cause i got ripped off..lol some guy sold me a demo.now i have to tape the screen once in a whyle or else the demo come one and screws everything up..lol it hase version 7 in it.thx would be very gratefull.
    stevepowers Posted - 24 nov. 2006 : 21:26:49
    Everyone - can we please use this for "undocumented features" - not general questions.
    paulo500 Posted - 23 nov. 2006 : 18:22:02
    Bumpity bump...
    paulo500 Posted - 20 nov. 2006 : 05:36:52
    quote:
    Originally posted by hcornea

    It should be pointed out that all this talk about changing the basemap is slightly irrelevant, given surely no-one routes using the basemap (unless you're on holidays overseas, and can't afford to buy the local maps, perhaps)


    Speaking of which, we are going to the UK for Christmas and im now wondering if my road maps on my new c330 would work over there? Or would I have to purchase the UK maps from Garmin?

    Also, every time I power up my unit, I have to tap the "Agree" button for the "WARNING, do not attempt to enter route information..." screen or I just leave it for about 7 seconds then it goes to the main "Where to? / View map" menu. Is this normal or can I somehow get this thing to bypass the confirmation screen???

    C330, v8 N.America Map, Software v5.20, Audio v2.50
    Cret Posted - 04 nov. 2006 : 00:26:06
    Hi,

    Changing the basemap may not be irrevelant ! Oppositely, many peoples have bought an american version which was a lot cheaper as the european version. Of course these people only use local detailed maps. In same rare cases, the lack of local base-map reduce usage of the unit. Changing the basemap, may allowed to recover full functional capabilities as the original european version.

    hcornea Posted - 30 oct. 2006 : 06:34:11
    It may be possible to update the basemap on an iQue or even a nuvi, but I have a feeling the basemap on the c320/c330 is stored in ROM - rather that RAM.

    If anyone has managed to change it I'd be interested.

    It should be pointed out that all this talk about changing the basemap is slightly irrelevant, given surely no-one routes using the basemap (unless you're on holidays overseas, and can't afford to buy the local maps, perhaps)

    In any case the altered detail on an "updated" basemap (which the downloadable iQue version is not) is hardly going to be worth the trouble of changing it over.
    apersson850 Posted - 17 sept. 2006 : 23:43:54
    quote:
    Originally posted by hcornea

    The basemap is a different entity ... it cannot be upgraded.

    Of course you can, provided you have a new one. Not too long ago, Garmin released updates for the basemap for the iQue 3600(a).
    quote:

    If newer mapping was announced after you bought / registered / unlocked your unit, then you are entitled to the free upgrade.

    If the unit was purchased before the announcement .. you can upgrade, but it'll cost you the upgrade fee.

    It should be before, not after, of course.
    admin_0 Posted - 17 sept. 2006 : 00:59:51
    Master reset doesn't work on my c330 (v5.30 US)

    quote:
    Originally posted by MichaelLegner

    "...I would advise you to do a master reset on the unit.
    You will loose any saved data when doing this.
    With the unit off, press and hold the bottom right hand corner of the screen, keep holding this and turn the unit on, hold it for 10 more seconds and the unit should say do you really want to wipe all user data.
    I hope this sorts the problem out."

    It didn't help me, I still have to use 2.80 to be able to read the screen, but I thought someone might wanna know about the master reset function.


    Garmin C320 owner

    ateixeira Posted - 12 sept. 2006 : 16:52:45
    I updated the software for the voices, and it added Portuguese.

    The accent is from Portugal, though, so since I'm Brazilian it sounds different. Sort of like British English might sound to Americans.

    Too bad, I wish they had "Brazilian Portuguese".
    admin_0 Posted - 28 juil. 2006 : 13:38:04
    quote:
    Originally posted by OldSailor

    Reference: "hidden setup menu" - better called "Hidden INFO menu", perhaps - upper right corner of screen: hold for a few seconds with finger and all kinds of interesting stuff appears. :-)

    Hcornea: Duhh.. Spanner=Wrench symbol.. -- My MG is rolling over in it's grave. :-)

    Also: Where is "obviousman" when I need him :-) :-)

    Tom



    "hidden setup menu" Now that is COOL !
    I dunno what the heck all that stuff in there is all about but I thought that was cool it existed.
    Thanks
    nabeel Posted - 10 juin 2006 : 22:20:52
    I'm buying a c320 now, it comes with v7, so I should wait till v8 comes out (they said sometime in August) to register, then I'll be able to get the v8 upgrade for free?
    OldSailor Posted - 19 avr. 2006 : 20:41:04
    Reference: "hidden setup menu" - better called "Hidden INFO menu", perhaps - upper right corner of screen: hold for a few seconds with finger and all kinds of interesting stuff appears. :-)

    Hcornea: Duhh.. Spanner=Wrench symbol.. -- My MG is rolling over in it's grave. :-)

    Also: Where is "obviousman" when I need him :-) :-)

    Tom
    hcornea Posted - 17 avr. 2006 : 01:10:57
    See this thread, a little earlier

    http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31884&whichpage=2

    OldSailor: From Main Menu, try: Setup (Spanner) | Map | Map Info

    This should display the maps you have installed, incl version
    GadgetGuy Posted - 16 avr. 2006 : 22:00:21
    Where is the "hidden" setup menu?
    OldSailor Posted - 16 avr. 2006 : 19:42:30
    Where is the slot to pay the $0.25? :-) Be happy to.. :-)

    OK - Last dumb question, as the original question asked about the VD/DVD that came with it - (Driver CD only, BTW)..

    QUESTION: Where in the C330 menus can I verify or establish if I have V6 vs. V7 overlay installed at the factory? - (I sought, but did not find - even in the "hidden" setup menu)

    Mover Posted - 10 avr. 2006 : 20:51:37
    Just one time and then pay. If you waited for v8 you could have got it free if you have'nt registered your 330 yet.

    Mover
    corgi1 Posted - 10 avr. 2006 : 18:36:50
    I ordered the free v7 DVD update for my c330 a couple days ago. I purchased the unit last May and it came with the v6 map pre-installed. I just saw on another thread that mentioned Garmin is expected to release v8 this month. Will I be able to upgrade to v8 for free also? Or is it just one time and then pay?
    hcornea Posted - 10 avr. 2006 : 12:36:03
    Slightly off topic for this thread ....

    The basemap is a different entity ... it cannot be upgraded.
    The mapping sits "on top" of the basemap - think of the basemap as a sort of canvas, with little detail.

    If newer mapping was announced after you bought / registered / unlocked your unit, then you are entitled to the free upgrade.

    If the unit was purchased before the announcement .. you can upgrade, but it'll cost you the upgrade fee.
    OldSailor Posted - 10 avr. 2006 : 04:19:20
    As I indicated above: Specifically the C330 - It shows "Americas Lite Basemap 4.00" - Is there any update(s) to THAT for free? -- I THOUGHT v.7 was to be the one. The infamous "yellow paper" has a "Unit Serial #", "Registration Code" and "Unlock code", but the only CD is the USB drivers CD. (And, of course, I cant find the manual! ;-) ;-) Tom
    Mover Posted - 10 avr. 2006 : 01:41:16
    If you buy a new GPS with a map version older than what is currently available,you are entitled to the newest version available at no cost.

    Mover
    OldSailor Posted - 10 avr. 2006 : 01:08:08
    Re the free DVD for 7.0 - Does that ONLY apply IF you have purchased the DVD entirely separately, or will they send a v7 DVD to upgrade the internal Maps already loaded when one BOUGHT the C330? :-)
    Tom
    corgi1 Posted - 08 avr. 2006 : 17:52:22
    quote:
    Originally posted by corgi1

    quote:
    Originally posted by Mover


    You can get a free update for V7. Go to Garmin.com and click on "Map updates" in left column.

    Mover

    What do you do to get it free? I clicked on Map Updates and see the v7 DVD for the c330, but it says it costs $50.

    Nevermind, I figured it out. Once you start the order process you can enter the registration number that came with the c330 and Garmin will send the DVD for free.
    corgi1 Posted - 08 avr. 2006 : 06:44:15
    quote:
    Originally posted by Mover


    You can get a free update for V7. Go to Garmin.com and click on "Map updates" in left column.

    Mover

    What do you do to get it free? I clicked on Map Updates and see the v7 DVD for the c330, but it says it costs $50.
    vice1234 Posted - 21 mars 2006 : 15:21:20
    I am also using Nroute that I downloaded from Garmin. I find that planning a trip on Nroute is much easier as the computer screen is much bigger than our small little Garmin screen.

    Does anybody knows how to transfer the data that I've planned in Nroute to my Garmin C320? Some way to synchronise them? That'll will be perfect.

    Vice
    James1549 Posted - 04 mars 2006 : 00:27:59
    yes, from the MAP screen, choose:

    Menu|Where to?|My Locations|Save

    James1549
    tarpon Posted - 03 mars 2006 : 23:30:36
    Is there a way to save your current position as a waypoint on the C320?

    Thanks

    Garmin C320 5.02 Beta
    mfk Posted - 02 mars 2006 : 19:33:53
    To reset my C330 you lift the right (as you face the unit) side of the face plate with your finger nail. Underneath is a small reste button. MFK
    mfk Posted - 02 mars 2006 : 19:28:59
    The set feature on the C330 is to let you pick a point at a place other than where you currently are. Then it will calculate distances and routes from that point instead of from your current location. mfk
    diverhank Posted - 25 févr. 2006 : 18:40:52
    I think it would be great if someone would take the time to consolidate all of these tricks, tips and features into one easy place. I would if I had the C3x0 to verify but I don't.


    Hank
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/SP26X0UndocumentedFeatures.htm
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/ForeRunner201.htm
    tarpon Posted - 22 févr. 2006 : 05:46:58
    Thanks mover, fixed the problem.

    Garmin C320 5.01 Beta
    Mover Posted - 22 févr. 2006 : 05:37:28
    Tarpon,

    With the 320 off, press the power button and hold it for about a minute and you will see the calibrate screen.

    Mover
    tarpon Posted - 22 févr. 2006 : 05:08:13
    The touch screen on my C320 is not accurate. When I touch the up or down arrow nothing happens unless I use a stylus and touch below the arrow.

    Does anyone know how to recalibrate the screen?

    thanks

    Garmin C320 5.01 Beta
    hcornea Posted - 13 févr. 2006 : 05:01:39
    Alternatively (an approach I think is even simpler)

    Press the Top Direction Bar to bring up list of directions.

    Press the Top Direction (next one)

    It will stay on the screen until it is reached, and what's more - it advances to the next direction screen as each is passed.

    For thos that prefer turn by turn, rather than a moving map, this is invaluable.
    stevepowers Posted - 13 févr. 2006 : 00:02:56
    One irritation that's been mentioned elsewhere is that ... When in navigation mode, and the "Next Turn" tab is pressed, it takes you to the split screen. This is good but I wish that the screen didn't time out. The screen stays for about 5-6 seconds and then automatically goes back to the "View Map" screen.

    There is a way round this - if you press on the "Next Turn" tab ... and then immediately press on the "Down Arrow" for the following turn ... then on the "Up Arrow" for the next turn - then the system stays on the split screen for the duration of the journey - avoiding the time out.

    Neat.

    Steve
    redcloud Posted - 12 févr. 2006 : 19:01:29
    Did you name the .bmp file the same as the cvs file. If so, did you download from the same directory?
    Also, I've been reading complaints that with the new 5.01 Beta the custom POI icons have dissappeared.
    I've never used gpx file with poiloader, so I can't help you there.
    CharlesGH Posted - 04 févr. 2006 : 21:31:52
    I have downloaded speed cams into my Garmin, but they do not come up on the Custom POI's icon. Do I have to be (on the move) for them to show up ??
    redcloud Posted - 03 févr. 2006 : 20:29:23
    However, you won't be able to navigate with TOPO.
    James1549 Posted - 03 févr. 2006 : 04:11:39
    You can use it to load other maps such as TOPO, etc...
    CharlesGH Posted - 03 févr. 2006 : 00:01:32
    As yet another new buyer of a C330, what is the SD card slot for, it can't ( as far as I am told ) be used for extra POI's, so it's purpose please . As usual the manual doesn't tell !
    James1549 Posted - 28 janv. 2006 : 17:10:00
    As you get more and more "custom POIs" the list gets long. So I have put them in order of preference using the alphabet. Use letters instead of numbers or POILoader will try to put proximity alerts on them. Take a look:



    Jumperalex Posted - 28 janv. 2006 : 06:15:17
    I guess what confuses me is why bother? I mean it will just recalc the route and then do it again when you go back to the original; assuming it isn't already saying to follow the same route you intend on taking to get back on course.

    Is there some reason to not just let it do its job for your detour?

    Garmin c340
    ryansbeal Posted - 26 janv. 2006 : 22:33:17
    Sounds like sage advice to power it down and then bakc on to resume.



    Thanks
    Ryan
    www.alarm4you.com
    Keith Jaslow Posted - 11 janv. 2006 : 22:43:17
    I've seen people looking for a 'Pause' function so they can leave their route to go get gas or some such thing. My GPS V, and now my c330 both handled power off pretty well. Before you depart from your route, turn the unit off while it is still in navigation mode. When you're ready to resume, turn it back on. It continues to navigate to your destination. If you turn it on after you're back on the path, it will just resume. If you turn it one while off-route, it will recalculate.
    floii Posted - 14 déc. 2005 : 23:42:40
    Hear!Hear!
    OldSailor Posted - 14 déc. 2005 : 01:00:59
    Amen AND Amen, Mr. Mod'r't'r.. :-)

    I am founder/moderator of 12 YAHOO Lists (Down from 22! :-) ) on Disabiities, Medical, Scanners, and Ham Radio and work hard to keep the decorum within respectable limits. I know your efforts will bear fruit, and support the strong approach.

    The thread reflecting my personal affront at that slap I referred to is hereby dead.. R.I.P. :-)

    'Appy 'Olidays..

    Tom

    quote:
    Originally posted by gpspassion

    Ok, everyone cool off and get back on topic or you're out.

    _________________________________________________________________________
    Discounts and Assistance/Réductions et Assistance (Club GpsPasSion) / Où commencer?

    OldSailor Posted - 13 déc. 2005 : 17:49:17
    Thank YOU for your kind and sincere help response. I have always found the folks from OZ to be such. I was somehow under the impression that the C330 was more functional and not so "appliance-level" as I found it to be.

    I had noted the "intersection" selection, BTW, and it will not accept the intersecting highways as valid, no matter HOW they are entered - even using the actual existing on-C330-Map designations, e.g. "hwy 528" and "hwy 417" - No dice. :-(

    I concur that we must try and get them to re-allow the insertion of a waypoint, allowing a preferred route modifivation to be saved, and support that suggestion to plead our case to the Gods of Garmin en masse.. :-) - I will support that effort vigorously.

    My vision is dimmed with cataracts and the large, bright C330 screen and lettering coupled with the smaller size on the dash was a factor, as was the routing to my daughter's home capability for one who must sometimes rely on others to drive.) I could no longer read my Streetpilot's small type. :-(

    I thank you and most others for their willingness to help folks with an honest, albeit, simple question from a C330 newbie.

    May the joys and blessings of the season flow unto all here..

    Tom
    gpspassion Posted - 13 déc. 2005 : 17:29:26
    Ok, everyone cool off and get back on topic or you're out.

    _________________________________________________________________________
    Discounts and Assistance/Réductions et Assistance (Club GpsPasSion) / Où commencer?
    OldSailor Posted - 13 déc. 2005 : 17:22:28
    And a Merry Christmas to you, also..
    floii Posted - 12 déc. 2005 : 22:45:30
    Frankly, Oldsailor, I can't see why you would use the c330 to navigate through an area you already are familiar with, why bother? Also, if you had read the info that has been available for some time now, why did you buy the unit at all.
    hcornea Posted - 12 déc. 2005 : 04:57:07
    The ability to save waypoint from map was seriously jeopardised from 4.60 firmware onward - which is why you can no longer point to intersection and save it.

    Pointing slightly off road may enable you to save the point (from the information screen with the Big Go! button) as if locations are not on a road / intersection you can save them. This is poor (lobby Garmin to fix it by emailing techsupp@garmin.com)

    The routing features on the c3X0 are fairly rudimentary.

    I note that nRoute now has the ability to add avoidances to your Mapsource derived maps - but this does not translate into improved routing for the GPS units (?yet). It also doesn't help c330 users.
    OldSailor Posted - 11 déc. 2005 : 18:51:16
    Also a new 330 owner in the last 2 days, and a graduate of the old GPSIII (which I STILL use in Amateur Radio APRS tracking!)school, and my beloved ColorStreetPilot, I find the 330 REALLY lacking. No NMEA ouput - No Waypoint insertion method to deviate from the internal Route planning without doing a stop and restart a new 'route" when "your route" is better than "theirs". :-( - The list has been beaten up enough here and on other forums, so I won'r rehash the negatives.
    Case in point: The internal route generated between my house on Cocoa Beach (FL) area and my daughter's in Tampa takes me THROUGH slowwww downtown Orlando and onto I4 with the Disney traffic jams whether I've selected "fastest" or "shortest". the Map SHOWS the fast and much shorter "417 bypass" around Orlando and onto I4 below Disney, but it refuses to use it. (No, the "avoids" are not causing that :-) ) -- The On-Line Manual also refers to using "Touch Intersection" to enter a "favorite" or "POI", but it is nowhere to be found in the menus. Has ANYONE used the "Touch intersection" that is referred to on page 4?? - I am "giving in" to realizing I must evidently make a 2-route compromise (1: from my house to the SR417/SR528 intersection and 2: from there to my daughter's.) in order to use the 330 for the trip. AM I RIGHT? Anyone have a suggestion or explanation of HOW to set the pseudo-waypoint method at the intersection of two highways (i.e. - No " street and # address" to use for that intersection. :-(

    THANSK, Folks - We leave in a few days, so any help appreciated and will reciprocate!

    Tom_at_KSC (a Retired "Rocket Scientist" - ROTFL)
    Gary C330 Posted - 11 déc. 2005 : 15:06:06
    quote:
    Originally posted by natedj

    quote:
    Originally posted by Gary C330

    I read in this forum that the US version of the StreetPilot C330 Maps can not be upgraded. Is this correct?


    That is incorrect, It can be updated via the upgrade DVD ... I've done it. But the DVD is specificly for the C330 model



    Thanks for clarifying natedj! I just ordered the upgrade for my C330.
    natedj Posted - 10 déc. 2005 : 20:48:38
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gary C330

    I read in this forum that the US version of the StreetPilot C330 Maps can not be upgraded. Is this correct?


    That is incorrect, It can be updated via the upgrade DVD ... I've done it. But the DVD is specificly for the C330 model
    Gary C330 Posted - 10 déc. 2005 : 16:03:26
    I read in this forum that the US version of the StreetPilot C330 Maps can not be upgraded. Is this correct?
    Mover Posted - 10 déc. 2005 : 15:41:25

    You can get a free update for V7. Go to Garmin.com and click on "Map updates" in left column.

    Mover
    ASHRESTHA Posted - 10 déc. 2005 : 15:26:19
    I just purchased a new Garmin Streetpilot C330. It seems to me the map is too old. I have City Select North America V6. This does not even have a community build in 2003 when yahoo and mapquest on internet clearly show these comminities. C330 does not come with MapSource Software either for me to unlock and update the software.

    Does anyone know how I can update the latest map to? The are no manuals on how to update this.

    The firmware is now updated to 4.80, but the not map.

    Thanks!
    Jumperalex Posted - 21 nov. 2005 : 02:06:12
    quote:
    Originally posted by hcornea

    quote:
    Originally posted by natedj

    To save a location with the current firmware :
    Go to [Where To - My Locations - Save] and the unit would prompt you to save your current location to your favorites.

    It is in a different location that the previous firmware update, but it is much easier to get to now.



    No I think we're at cross-purposes. We're talking about pointing to a site on browse map, and being able to save it without having to actually go there.

    Now the only way to reliably do it is with Mapsource, or to go into simulation mode, and then Set Loc, then use the method you describe.

    I don't think the "one touch" navigation (skipping the Big "Go!") was worth the loss of this feature.




    I think I have a marginal solution to this. On my C340 I can browse the map (with or without GPS on), point to a location and choose "Go" Now it starts routing you to that point. Now go back to the menu and Where to?|My Locations|Recent Selections. The location you just pointed to on the map is right there at the top, select it and you have the option to save it as a favorite. It is a lot of extra clicks from what you described originally, but it goes pretty quick.

    Does this give you what you are asking for?
    stevepowers Posted - 18 nov. 2005 : 08:09:58
    Maybe everyone is already aware of this - but I stumbled across it and thought it really cool.

    I already knew you could set display to "Auto" and at night it would show the blue background instead of white. But I don't like the blue background so have my unit kept on the white background for the maps.

    But then I found out that if I set brightness to (say) 30% ... it operates at 30% during darkness but then reverts to 100% at day. Then again goes to 30% at night ... and so on.

    This is perfect!!

    Anyone else seen this - or am I imagining it!!??
    Rollingstone Posted - 11 nov. 2005 : 06:17:57
    Re: saving a Browse location

    There is a sub-optimal solution. When in browse, move the arrow to an area that is not reconginized by the software, i.e if the pointer shows a street address move it off the street so it doesn't show any info. You now can add that do favorites. This is mentioned somewhere in the forum.

    -Glen
    redcloud Posted - 09 nov. 2005 : 20:27:28
    I read on another post a method for saving a location en-route on the 2720. For the c3x0s this is the method:
    While en-route you pass a location you want to save. Hit "menu", "Where to", "My locations" "Save" "Do you want to save your current location to My Favorite Locations?" "Yes", then "Show Map" to continue route.
    Later the location can be edited.
    natedj Posted - 08 nov. 2005 : 14:08:59
    I misinterpreted your statement, sorry.
    I totally agree with you, the info button was a valuable asset .... and it is something that we should lobby for its return
    hcornea Posted - 08 nov. 2005 : 09:20:03
    No I think we're at cross-purposes. We're talking about pointing to a site on browse map, and being able to save it without having to actually go there.

    Now the only way to reliably do it is with Mapsource, or to go into simulation mode, and then Set Loc, then use the method you describe.

    I don't think the "one touch" navigation (skipping the Big "Go!") was worth the loss of this feature.
    natedj Posted - 07 nov. 2005 : 21:50:54
    To save a location with the current firmware :
    Go to [Where To - My Locations - Save] and the unit would prompt you to save your current location to your favorites.

    It is in a different location that the previous firmware update, but it is much easier to get to now.
    hcornea Posted - 05 nov. 2005 : 12:30:25
    quote:
    Originally posted by stevepowers

    I think it's been mentioned here also - but I am sure that in the past I could save a location as a favourite by using "menu"-"where to"-"browse map" ... then selecting a position on the map ... then "info"-"save".

    This no longer seems to be available ... I no longer get the "info" option. I'm thinking that maybe this disappeared after my last software upgrade from the Garmin site.

    Any ideas? This was a useful feature.

    Steve



    This went after 4.20 - my biggest annoyance with the current firmware upgrade (4.80)
    stevepowers Posted - 05 nov. 2005 : 09:52:26
    I think it's been mentioned here also - but I am sure that in the past I could save a location as a favourite by using "menu"-"where to"-"browse map" ... then selecting a position on the map ... then "info"-"save".

    This no longer seems to be available ... I no longer get the "info" option. I'm thinking that maybe this disappeared after my last software upgrade from the Garmin site.

    Any ideas? This was a useful feature.

    Steve
    natedj Posted - 01 nov. 2005 : 21:30:05
    quote:
    Originally posted by orsetto

    Custom POIs, favorites, and recent selections are sorted closest to current location. Aside from spelling a substring, how do you find custom POIs closest to a different location?

    Answer: turn on simulator mode, set current location as described earlier in this thread, then search your custom POIs.



    Thats one way to do it.
    I prefer to use the "Nearest to" button located in the bottom middle of the screen, after you press the "where to" button
    That way you don't have to go in simulator mode and it can be done while in route.
    orsetto Posted - 29 oct. 2005 : 06:10:33
    Custom POIs, favorites, and recent selections are sorted closest to current location. Aside from spelling a substring, how do you find custom POIs closest to a different location?

    Answer: turn on simulator mode, set current location as described earlier in this thread, then search your custom POIs.
    Argo16 Posted - 19 oct. 2005 : 14:27:32
    I've been successful in deleting *all* custom POIs from my c330. As far as I can see there's no information about how to do it so I'd like to share this information.
    First you should create .csv files with the same name of those you have previously loaded (check Where to?/My Locations/Custom POIs), containing only two consecutive commas in the first line. Then copy in the same directory a good custom .csv file. Actually it doesn't matter the name or the kind of POIs it contains but it should be correctly formatted (Lat,Lon,Name). Then start PoiLoader, choose Manual mode, click Next one time, *delete the good correctly formatted .csv file* from the directory containing the .csv, continue the procedure till the end (ignore errors).
    This will delete all custom POIs and the "Custom POIs" menu will not be showed on the unit any more (at least until you will load any more custom POIs).

    Simone
    natedj Posted - 05 oct. 2005 : 04:32:05
    To Calibrate the screen :
    Some users have this procedure in their manual, But I don't (the manual must have been revised since I made my purchase)
    To calibrate the screen (with the unit off) hold the power button for about 20-30 seconds.May be longer, but just keep holding and it should pop up. Then it would prompt you to calibrate it.
    natedj Posted - 06 sept. 2005 : 15:17:08
    quote:
    Originally posted by EastCoastClimber

    Getting behing the firewall to the diagnostics screenholding the down right upper corner/battery indicator area from the main screen gets you behind the "firewall" and apparently into a "diagnostics" area of tje unit, possibly enables you to tweak the firmware.

    I'm not that versed in tech but some of you more tech savy guys may find this useful. Sorry if this is already a well known fact, but I'm the new guy and got excited when I discovered this

    ECC

    Richmond, Virginia

    Richmond, Virginia


    I don't think that this has ever been mentioned before...great find. Hopefully one of the guru's in here will make good use of this info and then share the wealth with the rest of us.
    EastCoastClimber Posted - 03 sept. 2005 : 22:40:00
    Getting behing the firewall to the diagnostics screenholding the down right upper corner/battery indicator area from the main screen gets you behind the "firewall" and apparently into a "diagnostics" area of tje unit, possibly enables you to tweak the firmware.

    I'm not that versed in tech but some of you more tech savy guys may find this useful. Sorry if this is already a well known fact, but I'm the new guy and got excited when I discovered this

    ECC

    Richmond, Virginia

    Richmond, Virginia
    sapa Posted - 09 août 2005 : 21:54:41
    Thank you diverhank !

    Garmin C320
    diverhank Posted - 09 août 2005 : 01:41:47
    basemaps are located in the C320 internal memory. They are not changeable by us users. When you load European maps to a unit with US basemaps, you will:
    1. need to load maps for all regions that your route crosses since highways and main roads are not there (part of basemap).

    2. When zoomed out beyond a certain range, base maps are displayed. In this scenario, you will see nothing displayed. You need to zoom in to less than 5km or so to see the maps on the display.

    Other than that it should work just fine.

    Hank
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/SP26X0UndocumentedFeatures.htm
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/ForeRunner201.htm
    sapa Posted - 08 août 2005 : 23:06:39
    Could you elaborate ?
    If you have a US unit and a City select CD-Rom for Europe, what happens if you load european maps on a second SD card and try to use it on your unit ?
    Where do you think base maps are located ?

    Garmin C320
    justchecking1 Posted - 08 août 2005 : 05:37:37
    Has anyone found a way to change basemaps of a c320 unit.
    I would like to change basemap from US to Europe. Garmin
    tells us that these basemaps are unchangable, but I am curious
    to see if anyone fiddled with the unit to explore its internals
    and change basemap.

    -JC.
    sapa Posted - 07 août 2005 : 22:19:28
    Thanks Michael,
    It's the right procedure indeed.
    I had to push the thumb to the right lower corner then it worked.
    All favorites gone but the rest including personal POIs stay.

    Grat tip.

    Garmin C320
    MichaelLegner Posted - 06 août 2005 : 21:57:02
    quote:
    Originally posted by madmic

    Tried reseting my C330 as you advised and failed. Any ideas?



    The "bottom right procedure" is the correct procedure, but you may have problems holding your finger close enough to the corner. Just try again. I had to do it several times before I succeeded.

    Garmin C320 owner
    diverhank Posted - 06 août 2005 : 20:29:57
    Try again making sure you are applying adequate pressure during power up. If it still doesn't work, call Garmin for correct procedure and post it here.

    Hank
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/SP26X0UndocumentedFeatures.htm
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/ForeRunner201.htm
    admin_0 Posted - 05 août 2005 : 00:19:54
    Tried reseting my C330 as you advised and failed. Any ideas?
    diverhank Posted - 22 juil. 2005 : 15:26:55
    This is probably common knowledge and is documented but I thought I would mention it just in case.

    1. When you are routing... To find out how far you are to the destination, you can press the arrival time to get the speedometer page. One of the displays there is the distance to destination.

    2. When you are routing...At any time, you can press the "Turn In" and a popup message will announce the details of the upcoming turn. this is very handy.

    Hank
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/SP26X0UndocumentedFeatures.htm
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/ForeRunner201.htm
    EBMCS03 Posted - 22 juil. 2005 : 05:52:18
    quote:
    Originally posted by Antti

    Someone asked in earlier posts how to get back to main menu without having to press the back button several times, well you can do it by keeping the back button pressed for a while and it will jump to main menu.

    --
    Antti
    c320 EU



    That would be me. THANKS! I wish it would work at all points.
    gpspassion Posted - 21 juil. 2005 : 23:12:19
    That's a useful tip indeed.

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    Antti Posted - 21 juil. 2005 : 08:12:26
    A little correction to my previous post, it does not seem to work from all views, like map view and when entering an address. But helps anyway when you have to make only one back and then keep it pressed and it will take you to main menu.

    --
    Antti
    c320 EU
    Antti Posted - 20 juil. 2005 : 19:57:40
    Someone asked in earlier posts how to get back to main menu without having to press the back button several times, well you can do it by keeping the back button pressed for a while and it will jump to main menu.

    --
    Antti
    c320 EU
    diverhank Posted - 14 juil. 2005 : 22:21:57
    Great idea gpspassion! As a matter of fact, I believe that's the only way to mass-delete waypoints on the C3x0. However, I'm afraid that all of the users' customization will be gone also after this procedure.

    Hank
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/SP26X0UndocumentedFeatures.htm
    http://home.socal.rr.com/diverhank/ForeRunner201.htm
    gpspassion Posted - 13 juil. 2005 : 10:11:47
    Thanks, works a charm and probably the only practical way to mass delete a larger group of POIs instead of doing it one by one from the device! There are about 10 configuration screens (mostly calibration) you have to go through but provided you have your favorites stored in MapSource you can be back in action pretty fast.

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    MichaelLegner Posted - 12 juil. 2005 : 08:43:35
    "...I would advise you to do a master reset on the unit.
    You will loose any saved data when doing this.
    With the unit off, press and hold the bottom right hand corner of the screen, keep holding this and turn the unit on, hold it for 10 more seconds and the unit should say do you really want to wipe all user data.
    I hope this sorts the problem out."

    It didn't help me, I still have to use 2.80 to be able to read the screen, but I thought someone might wanna know about the master reset function.


    Garmin C320 owner
    dceremuga Posted - 11 juil. 2005 : 01:51:27
    Awesome find. You saved me a lot of time with this one. Thanks.
    natedj Posted - 11 juil. 2005 : 01:24:38
    Tip:
    Even though the C3x0 is a strip down version of the 26x0 models, there are some of the features still embeded in it.
    To repeat a voice activated command, all you have to do is press the "next turn" tab on the screen and the last command will be repeated.
    gpspassion Posted - 10 juil. 2005 : 16:27:12
    Nice find, need to try it ! That screen is a pain :-(

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    natedj Posted - 08 juil. 2005 : 03:38:41
    TIP:
    To find an address with no street number, just put a zero as the street number, then you should find the street okay. The unit will start you off at the end/beginning of the street.
    natedj Posted - 01 juil. 2005 : 22:29:15
    I think I found it...I had to go into Simulator Mode and turn off the GPS antenna. It's used to set your location for indoor simulating.....but of course everyone already knows that.
    natedj Posted - 01 juil. 2005 : 22:13:25
    All of my input to this thread would be specificly related to the C330, since that's the unit I own.
    Every once in a while when I'm playing around with the unit, I'll see an tab on the bottom of the screen that says "Set Loc" ....now that I'm trying to find it again and I can't. Does anyone know what this option could be used for.
    dceremuga Posted - 01 juil. 2005 : 16:26:37
    Mods, please make this a sticky. Good one to watch.


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