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The Nuvi 1250

#1 Post by Zeus73 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:41 pm

nuvi 1250.jpg
Should be launching in IT Show 2010 next week.

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Re: The Nuvi 1250

#2 Post by tahoo » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:05 pm

Anyone bought it? Any review?
They are selling @ IT show @ $199. Very attractive. Is there any thing like the local or US version for this?
Thanks.

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Re: The Nuvi 1250

#3 Post by Zeus73 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:24 pm

tahoo wrote:Anyone bought it? Any review?
They are selling @ IT show @ $199. Very attractive. Is there any thing like the local or US version for this?
Thanks.
Wow... That's a very tempting price.

Yes, the same model number is available at other regions. Do watch out. :wink:

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Re: The Nuvi 1250

#4 Post by tahoo » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:33 pm

I am comparing it with Holux 6210T which come with livetraffic. This one is selling @ $299.
Any good thread to read about what is LIVETRAFFIC. I only know that it need subscription. Is it thr some FM or need sim card?

As for now Nuvi 1250 should be what I am looking for, if I only need a basic GPS for navigation.

Any simple method to verify if the set is local or US set?

Any thoughts?

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Re: The Nuvi 1250

#5 Post by Zeus73 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:53 pm

tahoo wrote:I am comparing it with Holux 6210T which come with livetraffic. This one is selling @ $299.
Any good thread to read about what is LIVETRAFFIC. I only know that it need subscription. Is it thr some FM or need sim card?

As for now Nuvi 1250 should be what I am looking for, if I only need a basic GPS for navigation.

Any simple method to verify if the set is local or US set?

Any thoughts?
Garmin is using FM, no SIM card is required. Currently it's free for 2 years.

Do you have the brochures for IT Show? The booth number is printed there. :wink:

Look out for the "Dual Maps Preloaded" as shown in the first post.

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Re: The Nuvi 1250

#6 Post by tahoo » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:58 pm

Looks like no one is using this model. Is it ok for me to get it ? or should I go for Nuvi 255W selling @ $279.

Read a comparison. Nuvi 1250 does not have these features
- Hot fix Satellite Prediction
- Highway code

Will it be able to get satellite as fast as Nuvi 255W?

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Re: The Nuvi 1250

#7 Post by Zeus73 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:11 am

tahoo wrote:Looks like no one is using this model. Is it ok for me to get it ? or should I go for Nuvi 255W selling @ $279.

Read a comparison. Nuvi 1250 does not have these features
- Hot fix Satellite Prediction
- Highway code

Will it be able to get satellite as fast as Nuvi 255W?
Nuvi 1250 does have HotFix satellite prediction.
With the 1250's enhanced user interface, you can slide your finger to conveniently scroll between screens. You can also upload custom points of interest (POIs). And with HotFix™ satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

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Re: The Nuvi 1250

#8 Post by edgarchen » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:03 am

Here is the video.
Everyone contribute a bit, eventually we can enjoy and benefit more in our navigation. :thumbsup:

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Re: The Nuvi 1250

#9 Post by chiamtj » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:42 am

Bought the Nuvi 1250 ($199) from IT show yesterday together with traffic antennae ($59).
Very nice, attractive unit but keyboard is the ABC one not the Qwerty type.

Also, searching for HDB blocks seem more difficult unless you know the exact 6 digit postal code. In my old Streetpilot, I could just enter the HDB block number. I had to switch off the Malsingmaps and use TeleAtlas before I could find any using just the 3 letter block number.

Then again, maybe I'm not searching the right way.... :-?

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Qwerty keyboard for the Nuvi 1250

#10 Post by chiamtj » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:56 pm

The standard Nuvi 1250 only has the ABCDE keyboard but I found a way to enable the QWERTY keyboard function.

Connect your Nuvi to your computer and make a copy of the en_US.kbd file in the /KBD/ folder.

Edit the file using any text editor and search for line 10. See below:

<group name="QWERTY" priority="1" wide_screen_only="false">

Simple change the word "true" to "false"

Save the file and reupload to your Nuvi 1250

Be sure to backup the original en_US.kbd file in case something goes wrong!

Your QWERTY keyboard is now enabled!

If the above is Greek to you, I've also attached the file :)
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