Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

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Re: Which Nuvi to buy

#201 Post by chek » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:33 pm

Suggest you visit Garmin International website @http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us for detailed comparison of the various models.

The features you mentioned are common in most decent GPS model but if you need TTS (eg in 500 metres turn left to Robinson Road), then this feature is only available in the higher end (ie more expensive) models that also come with blue tooth. Cheaper model will just tell you to turn left in 500 metres.
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Re: Which Nuvi to buy

#202 Post by SilverBeauty » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:20 am

Try the Nuvi 200 or 200W models. If you are in Singapore, visit PW for a hands on feel of the models.

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Re: Which Nuvi to buy

#203 Post by dwoon » Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:31 am

If your budget allows..... get the 760T.

It has all that you mentioned and more.... what I find really useful would be the route planning function which allows you to store multiple routes.

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Re: Which Nuvi to buy

#204 Post by tks » Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:05 am

Besides Garmin website, you can also visit http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2007/06/garm ... review.php for a comparison of the various models.

Note that 300 and 600 series are the slightly older series, although still good.

If you want TTS, you have to get 300 series and above. However, TTS does not work very well on local roads due to difficulties in pronouncing local road names e.g. Turn left into Kilogram Java Road.

All the other features are standard features found on the Nuvi. Avoidance of ERP etc depends on whether this info is in the map.

All Nuvis can use the malsingmaps map.

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Re: Which Nuvi to buy

#205 Post by ahbahari » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:43 am

osakachan wrote:Hi,
I am looking for a Nuvi and realised that there are so many Nuvi range. Basically I need a comprehensive function like, voice guide, auto rereoute, avoid ERP, u-turn, tell me"turn left to hill street" - a full function on GPS guide. The model must allow me to add malsingmaps for new updates! The chipset must be sifstar III.
The size does not matter. I do not need FM trasmitter and all other fuction like blue tooth as I just to want get a cheap enough model and use wholly for GPS purpose only. I just need a full function GPS with no other funny features.


Any recommendation which model I should look for?

Thanks
Or you can contact this bro ecms. He is very knowlegable in giving advice if you a newbie to get a entry device. The end of the day, you are the one that going to choice. Good luck bro. :thumbsup:

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#206 Post by tks » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:19 am

Anyone has the latest Nuvi prices from Singapore shops like Perfect Watch and Allbright Technology?

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#207 Post by dafansu » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:51 am

tks wrote:Anyone has the latest Nuvi prices from Singapore shops like Perfect Watch and Allbright Technology?
i only have garmin 200 $339 and 200w$399 (without original map) from perfect watch. just checked few days back

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#208 Post by magicdust » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:34 am

hello all, ive just gotten my new GPS nuvi 360. when reading through the forum, realised im pretty confused about things.
1) for POI files, which format is it, .gpi or .gdp?
2) what is the sub-directory i have to put in the different POI files?

thanks for your help! hopefully i can get the hang of things fast!

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#209 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:46 am

magicdust wrote:hello all, ive just gotten my new GPS nuvi 360. when reading through the forum, realised im pretty confused about things.
1) for POI files, which format is it, .gpi or .gdp?
2) what is the sub-directory i have to put in the different POI files?

thanks for your help! hopefully i can get the hang of things fast!

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:welcome: bro magicdust :welcome: to malsingmaps.

1. POIs as edited / created in mapsource are in xxx.gdb format. When you transfer into device, it will go into a file current.gpx
2. All your Nuvi POI "Favorites" are stored in /garmin/gpx/current.gpx. You have no choice to save it under a different
name. It is advisable to backup this file as should your Nuvi for whatever reasons crash, you can recover your favorites.
When you read the files of your device via mapsource and save it, it will be saved as xxx.gbd format.

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#210 Post by tks » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:22 am

dafansu wrote:
tks wrote:Anyone has the latest Nuvi prices from Singapore shops like Perfect Watch and Allbright Technology?
i only have garmin 200 $339 and 200w$399 (without original map) from perfect watch. just checked few days back
Are these prices with GST? I just checked yesterday and was quoted:

All Nuvis without maps and inclusive of GST
200 $350
200W $450
310 $499
710 $690

270 with NA & Europe maps $699
770 with NA & Europe maps $1099

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