Garmin Nuvi 200 Track Hack
After having the Garmin Nuvi 200 for just over a week, I have come across a really handy feature. The feature allows you track your routes on your Garmin Nuvi 200. This is a hidden feature, so it is still relatively unknown.
YOU NEED TO ENSURE YOU HAVE FIRMWARE VERSION 3.40 OTHERWISE THIS WON’T WORK
UPDATE (20/11/07): Garmin have released a new firmware version which disables the hidden tracking feature. To check what version you have, go to: Menu->Settings->System->About. Here it will show you the version number. If the version number is not 3.40 it will not work. If you would like to roll back to version 3.40 to enable track logs, download the firmware HERE
To get to the track feature on the Garmin Nuvi 200, do the following:
- Select a destination you want to drive to.
- On your view map screen, press the Arrival time button in the bottom left corner
- This will bring you to the Speedometer Screen. Once in this scree, press and hold the screen for 8-10 seconds over the speedometer.
- This will bring you into the Garmin Diagnostic Menu. DO NOT change anything here. Click the Next button at the bottom.
- At the next screen, you will see the “Logging Control” screen. Press “START RECORDING” to start recording your track
- Once you have completed the trip, press the STOP button on the main map screen.
- Connect your Garmin Nuvi 200 up to your computer via a USB cable.
- Go to the Garmin Nuvi 200 drive, and browse to the X:\Garmin\Logs (Where X:\ is the disk drive of the Garmin)
- Go into the latest created folder, and download the gps.bin file.
- Download Nutrak from this site. Extract the contents of the zip file to a folder on your Computer
- Go to the command prompt (Start-> Run-> “cmd”) and go to the folder where you extraced Nutrak.
- In the command prompt type “nutrak.exe gps.bin”. This will create a .gpx file.
- Open Google Earth
- In Google Earth, click File, Open and browse to the .gpx file that was created.
- You will now be able to see where you have driven in the track you have created.
This is an example of a track I created.
If you would like anymore info go to this GpsPasSionForums post, and there is some more info on this great feature
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UPDATE: I have also posted about how to view location coordinates on your Garmin Nuvi GPS – https://www.marcforrest.com/2008/01/08/garmin-nuvi-200-view-favorite-location-coordinates/