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The Nuvi 250W

#1 Post by malanoche1 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:10 pm

Anyone else outhere owns NUVI 250W, I got 1 recently with Eurpe map in the firmware.
I've upgraded the firmware from 2.6 to 2.9, still not able to do tracking-planning to use my old PDA.
Does anyone know if one can update 250W with 200W firmware for tracking?
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Re: NUVI 250W

#2 Post by unclediy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:18 pm

malanoche1 wrote: Does anyone know if one can update 250W with 200W firmware for tracking?
Technically both units are the same. The only difference is that 250W comes with preloaded maps of Europe..[or North America] , 200W comes with regional maps only.

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Re: NUVI 250W

#3 Post by Redstorm » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:32 pm

malanoche1 wrote:Anyone else outhere owns NUVI 250W, I got 1 recently with Eurpe map in the firmware.
I've upgraded the firmware from 2.6 to 2.9, still not able to do tracking-planning to use my old PDA.
Does anyone know if one can update 250W with 200W firmware for tracking?
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Re: NUVI 250W

#4 Post by malanoche1 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:02 pm

Okay my mistake, let me rephrase the question... I noticed the Nuvi 200 having higer version of software with faster rerouting currently at version 3.5. Whilst the NUVI 250W is still at 2.9 and lags on rerouting. The difference between the 2XX and 2XXW is the display/ screen ratio. Would downloading firmware of diffrent screen ratio disrupt the device operation or touchscreen coordinate... Thanx to the bros who answered my earlier qs.

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Re: NUVI 250W

#5 Post by aceedburn » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:30 pm

malanoche1,
If the firmware is same for both devices, there will only be one firmware for both, in this case the 200w and 250w have different firmware versions and in conclusion, both are different units. Installing the firmware that is not written for the specific unit could cause your unit to crash or malfunction. It is not advisable to do so.
malanoche1 wrote:Okay my mistake, let me rephrase the question... I noticed the Nuvi 200 having higer version of software with faster rerouting currently at version 3.5. Whilst the NUVI 250W is still at 2.9 and lags on rerouting. The difference between the 2XX and 2XXW is the display/ screen ratio. Would downloading firmware of diffrent screen ratio disrupt the device operation or touchscreen coordinate... Thanx to the bros who answered my earlier qs.
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Using of US Version Nuvi 200W or 250W

#6 Post by sgdstuff » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:39 pm

Hi Bros, need some help here.

Am planning to purchase a Nuvi 200W or 250W from US but heard from a friend that he tried using one before but could not download any of the unlocked Maps of Singapore & Malaysia.

Any Bros who can provide me with some advice & info?

Thanks alot.

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Re: Using of US Version Nuvi 200W or 250W

#7 Post by GPSPowered » Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:17 am

sgdstuff wrote:Hi Bros, need some help here.

Am planning to purchase a Nuvi 200W or 250W from US but heard from a friend that he tried using one before but could not download any of the unlocked Maps of Singapore & Malaysia.

Any Bros who can provide me with some advice & info?

Thanks alot.

You can load it with June (open map) and starts from there (i.e. get waypoint or provide feedback) for unlock code to the latest map.

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Re: Using of US Version Nuvi 200W or 250W

#8 Post by SilverBeauty » Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:58 am

sgdstuff wrote:Hi Bros, need some help here.

Am planning to purchase a Nuvi 200W or 250W from US but heard from a friend that he tried using one before but could not download any of the unlocked Maps of Singapore & Malaysia.

Any Bros who can provide me with some advice & info?

Thanks alot.
:welcome: Bro sgdstuff, :welcome: to malsingmaps where all Garmin are discussed

"Unlocked" Malsingmaps Maps can be loaded into any Nuvi, be it purchased in Asia, USA, Europe etc...
Without knowing the details of how your "friend" attempted to load the "unlocked" maps, we cannot comment on it.

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Re: Using of US Version Nuvi 200W or 250W

#9 Post by udaloy » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:48 am

sgdstuff wrote:Hi Bros, need some help here.

Am planning to purchase a Nuvi 200W or 250W from US but heard from a friend that he tried using one before but could not download any of the unlocked Maps of Singapore & Malaysia.

Any Bros who can provide me with some advice & info?

Thanks alot.
Don't worry, it can definitely work.

My 200W was bought in US in Dec 2007, and I am using it now with the unlocked maps of Singapore & Malaysia downloaded from here. :rock:

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Re: Using of US Version Nuvi 200W or 250W

#10 Post by sgdstuff » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:02 am

Yo Bros,

Thanks for all the info. Me also dunno how come my friend cannot used, he only mentioned something about OS but forgot what is it exactly. :-?

Will decide by next week, likely to get one.

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