Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

642 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 115

Topic # 146636 24-May-2014 14:50
Send private message

Hi there

I would like to know if it is possible to change the size of the speed indicator on my Garmin Nuvi 42LM

It's quite tiny as you can see in this picture:

Also I am quite dissapointed that it doesn't make a sound or noise if I go over the speed limit, it only changes red, is it possible to make it so that it does?

The reason why I want this is because a few years ago I bough a cheap one in South Africa which was also a Garmin Nuvi but wasn't widescreen, it had the speed limit indicator but is was much bigger and would make a noise when you went over the speed limit. I foolishly thought that my new one had this also. :-(

Create new topic
53 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1

  Reply # 1052419 24-May-2014 17:47
Send private message

I think it is highly unlikely that you can change the size. Looking at the picture, a lot of the screen is already taken up by various indicators. There isn't much room left to display the map... As to the sound, I don't think it makes sense to get an audible warning of the speed limit. Bear in mind that a lot of the speed limits in the map may not be correct. I wonder whether your previous unit had a speedcamera alert? You can download a POI file with speedcamera sites from My Zumo makes a very faint and brief beep when approaching such a point and also displays the limit.


1423 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 249


  Reply # 1052440 24-May-2014 18:33
Send private message

Most of the newer Garmin's have adjustable speed limits, so when there is a change the units can be adjusted easily

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53

Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51

Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39

If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54

Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07

OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56

Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48

Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37

Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45

Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40

Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27

NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update coming Oct. 17
Posted 4-Sep-2017 14:10

Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted 1-Sep-2017 18:38

Kiwibank wastes $90 million on software – Reseller News
Posted 1-Sep-2017 13:45

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.