The Nuvi 200W - Part 5

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Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#1 Post by Trekker01 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:09 pm

Hi everyone
any reason why we can't handheld a Nuvi 200W for trekking or other activities? It has got larger touch screen, the 3D road and friendly icons for navigation. Also it is much affordable. Instead why do we opt for Coro or eTrex etc

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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#2 Post by udaloy » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:34 pm

Trekker01 wrote:Hi everyone
any reason why we can't handheld a Nuvi 200W for trekking or other activities? It has got larger touch screen, the 3D road and friendly icons for navigation. Also it is much affordable. Instead why do we opt for Coro or eTrex etc

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200W
- short battery life, about 5 hrs max
- using non replaceable internal batteries
- not rugged, not designed for the open environment
- ergonomically awkward when held in the hand
- it doesn't have track logging (there is a different between trip logging, and track logging)
- the SW in the Nuvi has few functions and features as compared to the handhelds. For example, eTrex screen is user configurable, ie, you can choose what data, such as speed, time, altitude, etc to be displayed. The handhelds have other functions such as sunrise/sunset predictions. In MARINE mode, it can keep anchor watch. And has games keep you occupied. and many many more. Then in the handhelds, except for Legend, you have the compass which is essential for trekking.

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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#3 Post by low4 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:40 pm

Trekker01 wrote:Hi everyone
any reason why we can't handheld a Nuvi 200W for trekking or other activities? It has got larger touch screen, the 3D road and friendly icons for navigation. Also it is much affordable. Instead why do we opt for Coro or eTrex etc

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Bro,

Always use the right tool for the right job...
Some device is just not manned for multi task..
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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#4 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:12 pm

If die die must use 200W to track, only those with limited edition 200W with firmware 2.7 can do so. But then nothing still beats a true mapping handset for tracking ,... Like bro low4 says, use the right tool for the right job

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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#5 Post by jeremaze » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:22 pm

PDA WM is a good device to do multi task. :thumbsup:
Nuvi... Meant to be purely navigation used.
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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#6 Post by JJ007 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:40 am

SilverBeauty wrote:If die die must use 200W to track, only those with limited edition 200W with firmware 2.7 can do so. But then nothing still beats a true mapping handset for tracking ,... Like bro low4 says, use the right tool for the right job
right tool for right job, yup. true most of the time

My wife used my Nuvi as a digital map when we went to Taipei last year, while I am carrying my faithful 60CSx with additional features it provides for tracking. both serve the needs in getting rid of the paper maps, just set the Nuvi to Pedestrian mode will do ... the large screen is definitely helpful for simple needs like where am I and directional guide.

of course those are days people like us investing both for different functions/ needs. The new Garmin series Oregon will be the all in one, touch screen, track log, big(ger) screen, that will be a perfect tool for "all weather" needs .... =P~

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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#7 Post by udaloy » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:45 pm

Trekker01 wrote:Hi everyone
any reason why we can't handheld a Nuvi 200W for trekking or other activities? It has got larger touch screen, the 3D road and friendly icons for navigation. Also it is much affordable. Instead why do we opt for Coro or eTrex etc

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You can consider the Nuvi 500 soon. It's a water-proof Nuvi 205 with twice the battery life.
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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#8 Post by Trekker01 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:29 pm

Thanks everyone for you valuable and informative comments

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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#9 Post by Ababil » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:04 am

Believed it or not.
Ive got both Nuvi 200w and etrex 60cx.
By using the same mapsourse etrex shows more detail then 200 w.
eg: For Bulatan Carey Island in Kuala Langat Selangor. Etrex shows and labeled that round about but you can only see the road/round about there without any written information in 200w. And so many places Ive notice the same situation occours. Even in Johor. I use firmware 3.0 for my 200w.

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Re: Why not hand held a Nuvi 200W

#10 Post by udaloy » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:29 pm

Ababil wrote:Believed it or not.
Ive got both Nuvi 200w and etrex 60cx.
By using the same mapsourse etrex shows more detail then 200 w.
eg: For Bulatan Carey Island in Kuala Langat Selangor. Etrex shows and labeled that round about but you can only see the road/round about there without any written information in 200w. And so many places Ive notice the same situation occours. Even in Johor. I use firmware 3.0 for my 200w.
It's supposed to be a enhanced feature in the 200W to unclutter the screen.

Now you know why the 60CSx, or even the eTrex Legend Cx is more expensive than the Nuvi 200W :mrgreen:

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