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Re: Support for Galactico V8

#301 Post by SilverBeauty » Thu May 12, 2011 11:03 pm

tlchuan wrote:
go for garmin 2465 if i were u =P~


I second the recommendation for the Nuvi 2465 :thumbsup:

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Re: Support for Galactico V8

#302 Post by Psyiche » Fri May 13, 2011 12:19 pm

Hi all,
Thanks for the tip!
Will try to test out the 2465 and m990 this weekend.
Any one know wheres the best place to do a side by side comparision, and yet offer a good price?
2465 does not have the traffic function built in right? How about blue tooth synch with H/P?

m990 seems to have it . marbella have issues with getting a satellite lock - any m990 user can share whats the time like?
m880 had problems with sensitivity of the screen - is m990 the same?
cheers
Psyiche

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Re: Support for Galactico V8

#303 Post by Redstorm » Fri May 13, 2011 12:40 pm

Psyiche wrote:Hi all,
Thanks for the tip!
Will try to test out the 2465 and m990 this weekend.
Any one know wheres the best place to do a side by side comparision, and yet offer a good price?
2465 does not have the traffic function built in right? How about blue tooth synch with H/P?

m990 seems to have it . marbella have issues with getting a satellite lock - any m990 user can share whats the time like?
m880 had problems with sensitivity of the screen - is m990 the same?
cheers
Psyiche
Nobody is able to help you when we do not even know where you come from. Your "Location" does not show at all. The 2465 has bluetooth, so it should be able to sync with your hp. I would recommend the 2465 over other Nuvi models as it has the best satellite log on among all the models that I have owned before. The log on is almost instantaneous - you are ready to navigate the moment the home page appears. How about that?
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Re: Support for Galactico V8

#304 Post by Psyiche » Fri May 13, 2011 1:27 pm

Hi REdstorm,
Ha, forgot to update my profile. But location is not a factor since by virtue of owning a gps, it is assumed that we drive as well.
I've updated, so somebody can help? I just need a place that sells all the diff. brands so that i can do comparison.
So far i've been to Autobacs - they only have m660 and m880, Holux and Shinco. No Garmin.
My other "source" is Challenger - but have not seen the marbella or 2465. Where did you get your's?

cheers!
Psyiche

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Garmin nuvi 255w

#305 Post by NarenG21 » Fri May 13, 2011 5:24 pm

Guys,

I'm a newbie here and I'm looking at buying a Garmin nuvi 255w from Amazon. Based on what I saw on Garmin's website, there's no junction view but I believe there's an update on MSM which would allow me to download junction view.

Am I correct?

Thanks in advance.

Naren

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Re: Garmin nuvi 255w

#306 Post by wsian » Fri May 13, 2011 5:34 pm

255w is 2 year old product.
Why not consider latest nuvi 2465.

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Re: Support for Galactico V8

#307 Post by bartmp8 » Fri May 13, 2011 5:52 pm

Psyiche wrote:Hi REdstorm,
Ha, forgot to update my profile. But location is not a factor since by virtue of owning a gps, it is assumed that we drive as well.
I've updated, so somebody can help? I just need a place that sells all the diff. brands so that i can do comparison.
So far i've been to Autobacs - they only have m660 and m880, Holux and Shinco. No Garmin.
My other "source" is Challenger - but have not seen the marbella or 2465. Where did you get your's?

cheers!
Psyiche
I don't wish to single out 1 seller over another but for me, I always take a 3.5 hour connecting flight
from Sdk to SG and go to Perfect Watch at Sim Lim Square. For you in Choa Chu Kang, this shouldn't
be a prob. :mrgreen:

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Re: Support for Galactico V8

#308 Post by Redstorm » Fri May 13, 2011 6:02 pm

Psyiche wrote:Hi REdstorm,
Ha, forgot to update my profile. But location is not a factor since by virtue of owning a gps, it is assumed that we drive as well.
I've updated, so somebody can help? I just need a place that sells all the diff. brands so that i can do comparison.
So far i've been to Autobacs - they only have m660 and m880, Holux and Shinco. No Garmin.
My other "source" is Challenger - but have not seen the marbella or 2465. Where did you get your's?

cheers!
Psyiche
To me, nothing beats a Garmin, so I don't bother to try other brands. Like bro bartmp8, I get mine from Perfect Watch too. \:D/ :mrgreen:
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Ultrafire WF-606A, C3, A20, A10
MTE C3, C2-1
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Re: Garmin nuvi 255w

#309 Post by NarenG21 » Fri May 13, 2011 9:14 pm

wsian wrote:255w is 2 year old product.
Why not consider latest nuvi 2465.
Would you recommend getting from Amazon or anywhere else at a competitive price?

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Re: Garmin nuvi 255w

#310 Post by Redstorm » Fri May 13, 2011 9:21 pm

NarenG21 wrote:
Would you recommend getting from Amazon or anywhere else at a competitive price?
Getting thru Amazon may be cheaper but there are other considerations why you should buy a localised one from a local outlet instead. With a localised set, you get a set that is preloaded with both Garmin CN and MSM NT maps which have JCV and LA which it is enabled. Though cheaper to get thru Amazon, you have to consider warranty problem too. For non-localised set, even if you install the MSM v5.13 map, the JCV is still very much in its infancy and restricted to only a few areas in MY. Don't get the older 255W or 1350, go for the latest 2465. Though a budget model, it comes which many features found in the high end model (3790). I find the 2465 has the fastest satellite log on - almost instantaneous!!!!
Olight M20 R2
Jetbeam RRT 1, RRT 2
Fenix TK10, TK11 R2, TK12 R5, PD30, L1D, L2D, LD01, P2D
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Ultrafire WF-606A, C3, A20, A10
MTE C3, C2-1
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