How do I set my current location as somewhere else on my nuvi or LIVE device?

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01/22/2014

To set your location at a new position on the map on the nuvi 30, 40, 42, 44, 50, 52, 54, 200, 205, 405, 500, 600, 700, 705, 800, 805, 5000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, or 1690 series:

  1. Touch Tools*
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch System
  4. Touch the box under or adjacent to GPS Simulator
  5. Select On and touch OK
  6. Touch and hold the back button to return to the main menu
  7. Touch View Map
  8. Touch the map
  9. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map
  10. Touch the map and an arrow appears
  11. Touch Set Location once the desired location has been found

To set your location at an entered destination:

  1. Touch Where To?  
  2. Locate the destination
  3. Touch the destination
  4. Touch Set Location

Once the new position or destination is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

*This step may be skipped on all nuvi 30, 40, 42, 44, 50, 52, 54, and 600 series devices.

To set your location at a new position on the map on the nuvi 2200, 2300, 2400, or 3700 series device or the LIVE 1695 and LIVE 2300 series:

  1. Touch Tools on the main menu
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch System
  4. Touch the GPS Simulator line
  5. Touch On, then touch Save
  6. Touch and hold the back button to return to the main menu
  7. Touch View Map
  8. Touch the map
  9. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map
  10. Tap the map and a "bubble" appears
  11. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the top left
  12. Touch Set Location once the desired location has been found

To set your location at an entered destination:

  1. Touch Where to?
  2. Locate the destination
  3. Touch the destination
  4. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the top left
  5. Touch Set Location

Once the new position or destination is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

To set your location at a new position on the map on the nuvi 55, 56, 65, 66, 2405, 2407, 2408, 2505, 2507, 2508, 2707, 2708, 3400, 3500, 3507, or 3508 series:

  1. Touch Settings on the main menu
  2. Touch Navigation
  3. Scroll down
  4. Touch GPS Simulator to add a check mark in the box
  5. Touch OK
  6. Touch and hold the back button to return to the main menu
  7. Touch View Map
  8. Touch the map
  9. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map around
  10. Tap the desired location
  11. Touch the blue icon that appears
  12. Touch Set Location

To set your location at an entered destination:

  1. Touch Where to?
  2. Locate the destination
  3. Touch the destination
  4. Touch the Info button (lower-case i)
  5. Touch Set Location
  6. Touch the map

Once the new position or destination is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

To set your location at a new position on the map on the nuvi 300 series:

  1. Close the flip-up antenna on the back of the device
  2. Touch View Map on the main menu
  3. Touch the map
  4. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map
  5. Tap the map and an arrow appears
  6. Touch Set Loc. once the desired location has been found

Once the new position is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

To set your location at a new position on the nuvi 295W, please follow the steps below:

  1. Touch Settings on the scroll bar
  2. Touch System
  3. Touch General
  4. Touch the box under GPS Simulator
  5. Touch On, then touch OK
  6. Touch and hold the back button to return to the main menu
  7. Touch View Map
  8. Touch the map
  9. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map
  10. Touch the map and an arrow appears
  11. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines)
  12. Touch Set Location once the desired location has been found

To set your location at an entered destination:

  1. Touch Where to?
  2. Locate the destination
  3. Touch the destination
  4. Touch the View Map
  5. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines)
  6. Touch Set Location

Once the new position or destination is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

Tips:

  • Touch the + and - buttons on the map screen to zoom in and out.
  • Touch Save to save the location the arrow is pointing to.
  • Touch Go! to simulate driving to the location.
  • Turn the GPS Simulator setting to 'Off' once you are ready to navigate real-time to a destination.

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