The Nuvi 255W - Part 2

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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 2

#61 Post by Zeus73 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:12 am

Did anyone e-mail Garmin regarding ecoRoute for nuvi 2X5 SG/MY?

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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 2

#62 Post by Zeus73 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:45 pm

Zeus73 wrote:Did anyone e-mail Garmin regarding ecoRoute for nuvi 2X5 SG/MY?
Great... No need to ask liao.

nuvi 255W SG/MY will not have ecoRoute feature.
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Re: Don't understand speed alert warnings

#63 Post by build6 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:48 am

Hi Zeus73,

just want to say, I found and removed the file SpeedTrap_V090123.gpi, and put in the newer file you suggested, and I think the problem is gone, thank you!

*sigh*, there is just so much information it is very hard to "get going"... the newbie forum already has so many posts, very hard to navigate... I am not interested in "special features" so much, just want a simple "fire and forget" tool, but hard to avoid having to deal with problems etc. :-)

Zeus73 wrote: Check the file name at Garmin\POI. Example like SpeedTrap300_V090425, this version is release on 25 April 2009.

Try compare the release date from these topic to see where your POI is from.
Speed Trap POI (New Series) - Updated 25th April 2009
Speed Trap Alert for Nüvi2xx - DISCONTINUED

Or another way is to update the Speed Trap POI to the latest version and see if the problem is still there. Then feedback at the topic where you download the file...

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Heard 255W going to obsolete? True or false

#64 Post by armando » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:27 am

Hi friends,

would like to know if the above us is true? Like the JV and does Garmin has any other models like this other than the 7 series. Is it really useful and thought of upgrading.

Would like some comments on this?

Regards

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Re: Heard 255W going to obsolete? True or false

#65 Post by Zeus73 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:38 am

armando wrote:Hi friends,

would like to know if the above us is true? Like the JV and does Garmin has any other models like this other than the 7 series. Is it really useful and thought of upgrading.

Would like some comments on this?

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This is very subjective.

The nuvi 2X5 series is quite new in our region.

But if you compare to US market, nuvi 2X5 series is a aging model. Newer models (nuvi 12/13/1400 series) are actually out already.

Btw, this topic will be merge with "The Nuvi 255W - Part 2" later.

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Re: Heard 255W going to obsolete? True or false

#66 Post by adilothman » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:49 pm

255W is too new to be obsolete. In MY/SG it was launched in Mar 2009.

Garmin has a product life cycle of approximately 18 months - so the likely candidate for no further support / development would be the Nuvi 200 / 205. Nuvi 200 worldwide is already discontinued in terms of firmware etc.

But discontinuing support does not mean that it is no longer working or less usable. It is still as usable as the day it was purchased.
Malsingmaps is now an official partner of Garmin to produce maps for MY, SG & Brunei.

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Re: Heard 255W going to obsolete? True or false

#67 Post by SOSweet » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:54 pm

Although LCD/Palsma/LED TV are the new kid on the block, CRT TV still available (in some countries) and used to watch TV programmes.
Obsolete does not mean "unusable".
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Re: Heard 255W going to obsolete? True or false

#68 Post by JBNEWGUY_2005 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:54 am

armando wrote:Hi friends,

would like to know if the above us is true? Like the JV and does Garmin has any other models like this other than the 7 series. Is it really useful and thought of upgrading.

Would like some comments on this?

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Yes, it may true. 255W going to obsolete soon, now amazon.com don't sell Nuvi 765T anymore.
Malasia/singapore will take in other region obsolete product and sell here.
why malaysia/singapore vendor don't import 13x0 series,
May be the obsolete garmin product will give Distributor here more profit, I think.
other country people has already not interest this, bring in it to here,
can sell good price, is it ?
May be they has make some agreement with garmin, who know ?
You see 1370T series, only RM760 sell in taiwan, support JCV/Lane Assist,
somemore see below, what a good interface,
I can said that the page to page turn is more faster and smoother than my RM1290 N765 sgmy,
after playing on my N765 and navigated at KL, I can say that 3D building is useless and make the map
more clutter !! when I reach the building, I can't see very well what the building look like inside my car,
then how I know that I reach the building which N765's 3D building was show.
I hope distributor don't bring in anymore N760/N765/N255W, Look forware new product 13x0 series,
this product more advance and more cheaper. we want new product, not obsolete one. :tq:
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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 2

#69 Post by ara_ffat » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:03 am

whooaa..feel like using iPhone or HTC touch already..
scrooling like touchFlo... :thumbsup:
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Re: The Nuvi 255W - Part 2

#70 Post by pangolin88 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:10 pm

It would be nice if Garmin could bring in all the new models giving us more choice

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