Garmin Zumo 665LM


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Garmin Zumo 665LM

Postby Big Red Bertha » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:51 pm



Can anyone tell me what routing program they use to create a route on your computer and download to your Zumo 665. I have a Mac Pro computer and I have been told by Garmin that the Mac is not compatible with Mapsource. Is there another program I can use?



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Re: Garmin Zumo 665LM

Postby ka4yqi » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:49 pm

Have you tried Basecamp from garmin? I think it comes in a mac version.

https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4449

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Re: Garmin Zumo 665LM

Postby Big Red Bertha » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:03 pm

Thanks for the reply Ill give it a try.

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Re: Garmin Zumo 665LM

Postby Big Red Bertha » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:24 pm

I checked with Garmin. Basecamp will only load to waypoints one at a time. They will not link together. Mapsource will not work on a MacPro.

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Re: Garmin Zumo 665LM

Postby eagle1wing » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:53 am

I use Garmin Base Camp for MAC. I used to have a Zumo 660 and had numerous problems with Base Camp/660 compatibility issues. After sending me two rebuilt 660's,the MAC tech desk finally gave up and sent me a new Zumo 390. The problem was that the 660 would not read the Base Camp routes properly and would stop the route without notice, giving a route error pop up box.

When creating a route I do not use the Way Point tool. I click on the create route icon and it works just fine. The route will download to the Zumo and work properly when there are less than 29 via points on the route. You can use more via points to create the route, then delete some that are not necessary when you have the complete route finished. If you have more than 29, the route will down load and divide into separate routes on the Zumo.

To delete via points, double click on the route in the lower left box. The route detail box will pop up. Right click on the via point you want to delete, then click recalculate. You can use the MAC "Undo" tab if you make a mistake. After you get the route down to 28 via points, highlight all but the first and last via points, then right click and select "Do not alert on arrival". This will allow you to miss a via point and let the Zumo recalculate the route. If you leave it on "Alert on Arrival" and some how miss a via point, the Zumo, will not recalculate the route but keep routing you back to the missed via point.

You can use the route detail box to edit older routes. Open the detail box on the route you want to edit. This will allow you to select and use the create route tool to modify the route. The create route tool will not work on older routes unless the detail box is open. If you want to rename your route, unclick the "Autoname" box and type in your new name.

I have been working with Base Camp and the Zumo's for years and I think I have a better understanding of how they work than the tech's who answer the Garmin phones.

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Re: Garmin Zumo 665LM

Postby Big Red Bertha » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:01 pm

Thanks Eagle for the in-depth description of routing. I certainly appreciate this.

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Re: Garmin Zumo 665LM

Postby eagle1wing » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:57 am

You are very welcome!




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