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Which Nuvi model?

#1 Post by 9W6VX » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:19 am

G'day,

Could the Gurus here please recommend a reliable Nuvi model?

Only have my trusty 60CSX left and Nuvi 200W sold a long time ago.

Don't need the bells & whistles but if the junction view works in Penang then the junction view feature might be useful.

I did some reading on the Nuvi models and got confused with the plethora of models. #-o

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#2 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:58 am

9W6VX wrote:G'day,

Could the Gurus here please recommend a reliable Nuvi model?

Only have my trusty 60CSX left and Nuvi 200W sold a long time ago.

Don't need the bells & whistles but if the junction view works in Penang then the junction view feature might be useful.

I did some reading on the Nuvi models and got confused with the plethora of models. #-o

Thanks in advance.

Bro Brendon long time no hear no see you,. When you moving over to west ?

For basic needs, go for Nuvi 42LM SG/MY. Has JCV / Lane Assit.

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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#3 Post by jasonlee » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:27 am

SilverBeauty wrote:

Bro Brendon long time no hear no see you,. When you moving over to west ?

For basic needs, go for Nuvi 42LM SG/MY. Has JCV / Lane Assit.
There are plenty of JCVs in Penang as well as LAs and the non-standard ALG.

However, I would not recommend the Nuvi 42 because I tested it and found it too basic and it supports ONLY ONE map even though the specs say it could support more. I would go for the Nuvi 52 which costs only about RM100 more and will not disappoint.
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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#4 Post by 9W6VX » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:01 pm

Thank you for the replies from silver beauty & jasonlee.

Will be working in Penang soon and will need a reliable GPS to guide me around since I know squat about Penang.

I will study both features for the Nuvi 42LM and 52LM and revert back if I need more info.

Thanks again.

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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#5 Post by 9W6VX » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:53 pm

Did some more reading on the Nuvi and found the following.

# 52LM (2013 model) replaced by 55LM (2014 model) - is this correct?

If I compare the 42LM with the 55LM i found the 55LM has the following features over the 42LM.

# 55LM has My Trends (predict your routes)
# 55LM has auto sort multiple destination
# 55LM has View upcoming POI along route
# 55LM has trip planner

Can someone be kind enough to explain what these features are.

Thanks
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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#6 Post by jasonlee » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:12 pm

9W6VX wrote:Did some more reading on the Nuvi and found the following.

# 52LM (2013 model) replaced by 55LM (2014 model) - is this correct?

If I compare the 42LM with the 55LM i found the 55LM has the following features over the 42LM.

# 55LM has My Trends (predict your routes)
# 55LM has auto sort multiple destination
# 55LM has View upcoming POI along route
# 55LM has trip planner

Can someone be kind enough to explain what these features are.

Thanks
Dear Bro 9W6VX,

I have not tested the Nuvi 55 so I cannot be sure but my comments are as follows on the 4 differences that you found.

1. My Trends is only valid until you change the map. I change my map every week so My Trends is almost useless to me eventhough I use higher-end Nuvis like the 2575R and 3560.

2. Auto-sort is only useful when you are planning a trip and your order of destinations will result in longer than usual total distance. How many times or how often will that happen?

3. View - don't know what that is but I think my 3560 has it and I have never looked at it.

4. Both my Nuvis have trip planner but what is more important is the ability to transfer trips from MapSource to the GPS. I could do that with my 2575R but not with the 3560 which is higher-end and costs more. If you cannot transfer, you need to plan with the GPS and that is tedious.

Hence none of the above 4 are considered as essential for me except for Trip Planner which can be transferred from MapSource to GPS. Is that what Nuvi 55 has over Nuvi 52? Of course, more bells and whistles are better if you can afford it.
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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#7 Post by 9W6VX » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:44 pm

Jason,

I compared 42LM with the 55LM as in lelong.com there were plenty of sellers for the 42LM & 55LM.

Did not find a seller for the 52LM in lelong.

Are you saying 42LM only supports 1 map which is gmapsupp only?
Whereas the 52LM can support multiple maps?

Kinda weird as Nuvi would typically support a few maps.
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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#8 Post by jasonlee » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:52 pm

9W6VX wrote:Jason,

I compared 42LM with the 55LM as in lelong.com there were plenty of sellers for the 42LM & 55LM.

Did not find a seller for the 52LM in lelong.

Are you saying 42LM only supports 1 map which is gmapsupp only?
Whereas the 52LM can support multiple maps?

Kinda weird as Nuvi would typically support a few maps.
Maybe the Nuvi 42 I tested was a dud. I could not get it to recognise /Map in the SD Card. Only gmapsupp.img in the /Garmin folder was recognised. The Nuvi 52 I tested had no problems. If the Nuvi 55 price is OK for you, then go for it. My philosophy is to never buy the cheapest.
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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#9 Post by 9W6VX » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:48 pm

Jason,

Thanks for the info.

Muchas gracias.
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Re: Which Nuvi model?

#10 Post by moeyHC » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:54 pm

If I remember correctly my son's 42LM do support multiple maps in the SD card Map folder. It also support Gmapsupp.img in its Garmin folder too. Too bad it is no longer available. For point A to Point B navigation the 52 or 55 should be good enough.

Personally, I prefer the 2575RLM with its videocam recorder for long distance drives. No need to argue in a strange land in any circumstances. It has all the necessities to back you up in court... Date/Time/Location/Speed... :mrgreen: ... the best toy I ever bought.

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