Since 1997 I have owned 7 GPSs, starting
with a Garmin III+, then the Garmin Street Pilot 2610 (which I still own), followed by Magellan Roadmate 2200T,
the Garmin nüvi 250W and
my current major GPSs, the Garmin nüvi 650 the Garmin nüvi 755T and the the Garmin nüvi 3790LMT.
The 3790LMT will be used
for major testing as the others are now discontinued models. However, when questions arise I can return to the
earlier models for testing.
I have used my GPSs from coast to coast
in the US, in Canada (particularly
Nova Scotia where I experienced my first extended use of the GPS technology which excited me so much that I became
a 'GPS-ophile' forever), and
with limited use on board cruise ships in the Caribbean traveling to Mexico, the Cayman Islands, St. Thomas, St.
Martin, Puerto Rico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Roatan, Panama, the Bahamas, Antigua, Tortola, and Guatemala.
I also used them briefly in Iceland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Azores, Portugal, Spain and the
United Kingdom. I did not drive in Europe so I had no road use. The Barcelona, Spain Street Map was installed and
I've used some of the GPSs on board aircraft at window seats and found that to be an interesting experience --
spotting landmarks from the air.
In early October 2007 I began this project of Tricks, Tips, Work Arounds, Hints, Secrets and Ideas for GPSs using
the GPSs that I owned at the time. The initial posting was in the middle of October 2007 but it was soon revised
several times due to my acquisition of two new Garmin devices.
Many have already found this WEB site and have written me. I am glad that I can be of help.
I plan to continue updating the WEB site with more articles; both mine and from contributors. This is a work in
progress and as I develop or receive additional infomation I include it either as a new article or additions to
Please note that I do this as a public service for the community, do not ask for compensation nor will I accept
any. It is a labor of love involving something in which I am interested.
MY POLICY: I do not place any solicited advertisement on this
WEB site. There are No charges of any kind; No donations asked or accepted; No commercial ads; No pop-up ads; No
button ads; No banner ads; No side ads; No frame ads; No pass-through revenue clicks; No paid endorsements; No
NOTE: The FreeFind search engine I added
in October 2009 takes you to their web site to display the results. They do include some sponsor information along
with the results. Sorry.
This entire project, its conception,
development, execution, and maintenance is a philanthropic public service endeavor on the part of Gary Hayman in
support of GPS community, particularly the Garmin nüvi 650, nüvi 755T and nüvi 3790LMT which I currently
own and use.
I hope you find some of the material contained here useful to you.
[slight revision January 27, 2011]