Customized POIs with POI Loader

POI Loader is free software for your computer that lets you upload customized points of interest (POIs) to your compatible device*. Download POI Loader

Begin by finding and downloading the POIs you want to put on your compatible device. Then use POI Loader to transfer those POIs from your computer to your device or to a data card. Find POIs

Proximity Alerts

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When you’re within a certain distance/speed of a POI (such as a school zone, red light or safety camera), your navigator provides visual and audio alerts.

Electronic Tour Guide

Use your compatible device* as a personal electronic tour guide. When you pass a Garmin TourGuide® POI, an MP3 file automatically begins to play — perfect for bus tours, historical sites or real estate sales.

Developers interested in creating TourGuide content should visit Garmin Developers. Are you a third-party POI provider? Contact us with your questions about how to manage POI information.


*Except for our basic handhelds and older Rino® two-way radio GPS devices, all of our current Outdoor and Automotive products are compatible with custom POIs. Garmin TourGuide POIs are only compatible with our MP3-capable nüvi® and zumo® devices. Please refer to your device’s spec sheet for custom POI compatibility.