Does Garmin have any automotive GPS devices that alert you when you are going over the speed limit?

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03/06/2014

Many of Garmin's automotive devices will provide a visual alert when you exceed the speed limit. Some devices will also have the ability to emit an audible alert when the locale is set to any European country.

Devices that currently provide an audible speed alert are as follows:

  • nuvi 55
  • nuvi 56
  • nuvi 65
  • nuvi 66
  • nuvi 2200 series
  • nuvi 2300 series
  • nuvi 2400 series
  • nuvi 2405 series
  • nuvi 2407 series
  • nuvi 2408 series
  • nuvi 2505 series
  • nuvi 2507 series
  • nuvi 2508 series
  • nuvi 2707 series
  • nuvi 2708 series
  • nuvi 3400 series
  • nuvi 3500 series
  • nuvi 3507 series
  • nuvi 3508 series
  • dezl series
  • LIVE 2300 series
  • Camper/RV 760

If any of the above devices' locale are set to any country outside of Europe (including the United States), the device will not provide audible speed alerts.

To change the locale for any of the above devices:

  1. Touch Tools
    • Skip this step on some devices
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines)
  4. Touch Restore
  5. Touch Yes to confirm
  6. Select the desired locale when prompted
  7. Select the desired language when prompted

When using a European locale, the audible speed alert on the above devices may be disabled or enabled as desired.

To turn audible speed alerts on or off on the nuvi 55, 56, 65, 66, 2405, 2407, 2408 2505, 2507, 2508, 2707, 2708, 3400, 3500, 3507, 3508 series, dezl 760, and Camper/RV 760:

  1. Touch Settings
  2. Touch Map & Vehicle
  3. Scroll down to Audible Speed Alerts
  4. Check or uncheck the box as necessary

To turn audible speed alerts on or off on the dezl 560, nuvi 2200, 2300, 2400 series, and the LIVE 2300 series:

  1. Touch Tools
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch Navigation
  4. Touch Car (If the device is a dezl 560, choose the relevant vehicle as necessary)
  5. Scroll down to Audible Speed Alerts
  6. Touch Enable or Disable

The following devices will display a visual alert when you exceed the posted speed limit:

  • nuvi 30
  • nuvi 40 series
  • nuvi 50 series
  • nuvi 60 series
  • nuvi 1200 series (excluding the nuvi 1200)
  • nuvi 1300 series (excluding the nuvi 1300)
  • nuvi 1400 series
  • nuvi 1690
  • nuvi 2200 series
  • nuvi 2300 series
  • nuvi 2400 series
  • nuvi 2405 series
  • nuvi 2407 series
  • nuvi 2408 series
  • nuvi 2505 series
  • nuvi 2507 series
  • nuvi 2508 series
  • nuvi 2707 series
  • nuvi 2708 series
  • nuvi 3400 series
  • nuvi 3500 series
  • nuvi 3507 series
  • nuvi 3508 series
  • nuvi 3700 series
  • dezl series
  • LIVE 1695
  • LIVE 2300 series
  • Camper/RV 760

If you are going over the speed limit while using one of the above series of devices, your current driving speed will display in red text or the speed limit data field will turn red.1

Garmin does offer a free application called POI Loader that allows you to load custom points of interest to your device. These custom points of interest can include custom alerts such as speed alerts. If you are interested in creating your own custom speed alerts, you can find more information here.

1The visual alerts for speed will appear regardless of device locale setting.

Links referenced in article:

http://www.garmin.com/poiloader

http://www8.garmin.com/products/poiloader/creating_custom_poi_files.jsp

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