The Nuvi 205W

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#11 Post by udaloy » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:43 am

Found a safety feature on the 205W. While on the move, you want to change the setting, it will show you this

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Before everyone goes ga-ga over the trip log feature in the 205W, you may want to know this.

The Trip Log feature on the 205W is starting to irritate me. It is a Trip Log and not a Track Log. The Trip Log feature is permanently ON, but you can choose to HIDE or SHOW. If you choose to SHOW, it will show all the past trips the device memory can take. The trip logs marked out the roads in light blue. :ko:

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So this Trip Log is very different from the Track Log, found the the handhelds such as the etrex or GPSMAP series. In the handhelds, each track can be individually logged, and recalled. Furthermore, different colors can be chosen to differentiate each track.

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#12 Post by SilverBeauty » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:50 am

That Trip Log is a good feature to have. Now I can track whoever uses my car and where they go .... :mrgreen:

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#13 Post by jans_wkh » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:51 am

udaloy wrote:
So this Trip Log is very different from the Track Log, found the the handhelds such as the etrex or GPSMAP series. In the handhelds, each track can be individually logged, and recalled. Furthermore, different colors can be chosen to differentiate each track.

:D
can this trip log be saved and downloaded to mapsource as data for viewing?

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#14 Post by udaloy » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:23 am

jans_wkh wrote: can this trip log be saved and downloaded to mapsource as data for viewing?
Using the Mapsource, you can receive this trip log data from your GPS for viewing.

Between ON, and OFF of your GPS, it will be saved as ONE TRIP when appear on Mapsource.
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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#15 Post by udaloy » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:29 am

SilverBeauty wrote:That Trip Log is a good feature to have. Now I can track whoever uses my car and where they go .... :mrgreen:
To complement this trip log feature, can I also suggest you buy a monitoring device, such as the Scangauge that connects to your OBDII which will also provide information such as Total distance, Time, Petrol Consumption, Max RPM, Max Speed ....etc :mrgreen:

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#16 Post by tks » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:02 pm

hi udaloy,

I believe safe mode is not new. It's in the older Nuvis.

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#17 Post by commonjunks » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:24 pm

Can you search address based on postal code (for Singapore?).
Does your NUVI 205 comes with Singapore map installed?

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#18 Post by udaloy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:47 am

commonjunks wrote:Can you search address based on postal code (for Singapore?).
the stock form of any malsing maps can't do search by postal code.
commonjunks wrote: Does your NUVI 205 comes with Singapore map installed?
My Nuvi 205W was bought in US, so the malsing maps was only loaded subsequently.

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#19 Post by piyo » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:55 am

Can the trip log track unrecorded roads?

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Re: The Nuvi 205W

#20 Post by udaloy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:58 pm

piyo wrote:Can the trip log track unrecorded roads?
As long as your GPS is above it, it will record.

From my experience, if you want to log an unrecorded road that is near a road on the map, change the setting to "PEDESTRIAN", that would disable the system to "stick" to the roads on the map.

Another way, is to unchecked the map.

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