Garmin - General Discussion - Part 5

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Re: 760 vs 255w

#221 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon May 11, 2009 6:09 am

syber wrote:Hi Seniors,

noob here and getting confused with the gamut of garmins out there.
after going through the list, narrowed down to 760 and 255w.
its seems 760 has a range of features like bluetooth n fm etc that I don't need.

I found it very hard to reach a conclusion on the below. appreciate your help to narrow down to the best unit as the price difference I've been quoted was very narrow, less than $40 sgd.

focusing on the navigation aspects such as:
1. satellite fix time
2. navigation response time (to calculate route/detour)
3. maps response time (does it hop on screen/slow refresh)
4. faster processor (and therefore, faster computations)

would you get the 760 or 255w?
I understand the 760 is an old model and discontinued albeit it now has a upgraded software to support junction view as well. but I'm concerned that it might be using "older" technology.

appreciate your feedback and guidance please.
:welcome: bro syber :welcome: to malsingmaps

Here is my take on the benchmark of the 255W vs 760.


The features the Nuvi 760 has over the 255 series is bluetooth, fm transmitter, mp3, audio book, headphone-jack, multiple routes capability, Docking for quick mount / unmount, auto sort multiple route, about 30% price premium over 255W

The features the Nuvi 255 has over the 760 series is 500more favourites ( 1000 vs 500 ), Lane assist



760 is replaced by 765. Besides cosmetic changes, the most significant changes is the following

• Updated GUI user interface menu ie... new map screen enhancements make the 765T easier to navigate vs 760
• HotFix technology makes 765 chipset more sensitive than the 760
• Lane assist
• Junction View ( works outside Sin/Mal )
• 3-D buildings
• Faster route calculations
• HotFix for faster GPS acquisition times
• Faster screen refresh rate that makes map scrolling much smoother
• Geotagging of photos to POI

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Re: 760 vs 255w

#222 Post by syber » Mon May 11, 2009 8:54 am

thanks SilverBeauty,

would you say 255 is faster in sat fixes and routeing compared to 760 too?
noted the xx5s to be newer releases.
the fm trans/bluetooth etc ain't exactly relevant to me.

is lane assist very helpful in providing instructions for driving?

Also, are you saying 760 doesn't come with junction view? I thought I read that it does...

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Re: 760 vs 255w

#223 Post by ace » Mon May 11, 2009 9:17 am

syber wrote:...is lane assist very helpful in providing instructions for driving?...
If you are driving and right in front of you is a 10 lanes highway with lanes going everywhere left, right centre (as I heard, heard only, that KL has plenty off) than a instruction telling "please take lane X, centre, goes up ramp, blah blah blah) is going to give you a smoother drive than a :hair: drive and going into unwanted sightseeing trips miles on end...

Just ask yourself what you want to use the device for.....most current Nuvi models have good fixes to satellitea....

That's all my brain can tell me is a logical conclusion.... the rest of the questions have to be answer by those Nuvi mad fellas.... I don't own a Nuvi.. :mrgreen:
I don't have free fish......

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Re: 760 vs 255w

#224 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon May 11, 2009 9:37 am

syber wrote:thanks SilverBeauty,

would you say 255 is faster in sat fixes and routeing compared to 760 too?
noted the xx5s to be newer releases.
the fm trans/bluetooth etc ain't exactly relevant to me.

is lane assist very helpful in providing instructions for driving?

Also, are you saying 760 doesn't come with junction view? I thought I read that it does...

Garmin updates the Asia 760 firmware in March 09 to give it JCV capability in Sin/Mal.

IMHO, Lane assist is more useful vs JCV as JCV is more "Pictorial illustration" of Lane Assist.

Buy to your lifestyle needs and affordability. Satellite fix is dependent not only on unit hardware .. there are other factors to consider like terrains, weather conditions, artificial suppression etc... IMHO, buy the 760 only if you want multiple routing and the quick mount/unmount capability. Other than that get the 255W for lower price with almost same features ...

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 5

#225 Post by syber » Mon May 11, 2009 1:48 pm

i'm ordering the 255W through a friend in US.
together with friction mount, it costs usd $200.
let's see if its gonna be helpful for my navigation...

thanks all for the feedback.

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 5

#226 Post by jasonong » Mon May 11, 2009 2:35 pm

Hi,

just got myself a 760.
guess its a USA set.

Just some questions, couldn't find anything through search....
can i update the firmware to Sin/Mal that comes with junction view?
Lane assist is it in the sin/mal firmware?

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 5

#227 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon May 11, 2009 2:56 pm

jasonong wrote:Hi,

just got myself a 760.
guess its a USA set.

Just some questions, couldn't find anything through search....
can i update the firmware to Sin/Mal that comes with junction view?
Lane assist is it in the sin/mal firmware?
760 JCV is restricted to Asian releases of Nuvi 760. You risk "bricking" your Nuvi. It is your choice.

760 does not support Lane Assist. Garmin has not release any firmware to support Lane Assist fro 760.

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 5

#228 Post by jasonong » Mon May 11, 2009 3:02 pm

SilverBeauty wrote:
760 JCV is restricted to Asian releases of Nuvi 760. You risk "bricking" your Nuvi. It is your choice.

760 does not support Lane Assist. Garmin has not release any firmware to support Lane Assist fro 760.

thanks for reply...
that means it's possible to flash to local firmware?
or i have a wrong understanding from it?

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 5

#229 Post by GMFans » Fri May 15, 2009 11:53 am


thanks for reply...
that means it's possible to flash to local firmware?
or i have a wrong understanding from it?
For sure your unit is from the parellel importer. It don't think you should take the risk to update the Asian firmware. The S/W may attact your model version and stop your firmware updating. Secondly, if your update firmware is fale, Garmin would not provide the warranty for this unit.

For my opinion, if you do want to have the local JCV, you'd better return the unit and try to find the real SG/MY version.

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 5

#230 Post by mnd_43 » Fri May 15, 2009 12:04 pm

GMFans wrote: For my opinion, if you do want to have the local JCV, you'd better return the unit and try to find the real SG/MY version.
For new users who want to have 255W or 760
Pls check SW version first before pay
... It should written something like SgMy Software ver x.xx
Then u can enjoy the JCV

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