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The Garmin nüvi Pocket Guide, Second Edition by Jason D. O’Grady

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6. Software and Tools

So far, you’ve viewed features that come with the nüvi out of the box, but if you like to tinker, this chapter’s for you. Whether you’re interested in basic housecleaning (such as updating your nüvi’s software and maps) or more advanced tweaking (such as loading custom POIs), this chapter’s got it all. Most of Garmin’s software tools are available for both Windows and Mac OS X—with the exception of City Navigator, which is Windows only, and RoadTrip, which is Mac only.

So whip out that USB cable and fire up your computer. It’s time to have some fun with the technical side of the nüvi.

Using Garmin Desktop Software

Garmin makes software tools that allow you to transfer maps, routes, and waypoints to and ...

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