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Re: Is TTS very useful

#31 Post by SilverBeauty » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:52 am

As what Bro Redstorm mentions, it is a matter of personal perference. I now mute my Nuvi and rely on pure visual indications while in Singapore but when overseas and on unfamiliar places, rely on a combo of audio / visual directions.
This is especially so when you travel in small roads which are close to each other as the accuracy of the GPS tends to toggle between adjacent roads that faills within the accuracy tolerances.

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Re: Is TTS very useful

#32 Post by Emkay » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:53 am

kentng wrote: Nuvi 200 does not come with TTS, the next product will be Nuvi 350.
The next one should be Nuvi 300 with TTS. If you are from Singapore, PW selling at $520 as of last Friday.
I got a Nuvi 300 without TTS, $490.

So it may be worth it for just $30 more .. if you even have a doubt u may need it...

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Re: Is TTS very useful

#33 Post by biggccow » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:58 am

Errr...got mine Nuvi 300 with TTS last Friday at $480

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Re: Is TTS very useful

#34 Post by kentng » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:12 pm

Thanks for all your reply, looks like TTS is useful in city navigation.

i checked Garmin Website, Nuvi 300 does not support TTS.

Is it because of the recent software updates ?

S480, price is quite ok. Any Malaysia user buy this Nuvi 300 with TTS recently ?

What is the price and where you get it ?

Currently checking with Jchin but no reply yet.

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Re: Is TTS very useful

#35 Post by Redstorm » Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:18 pm

kentng wrote:Thanks for all your reply, looks like TTS is useful in city navigation.

i checked Garmin Website, Nuvi 300 does not support TTS.

Is it because of the recent software updates ?

S480, price is quite ok. Any Malaysia user buy this Nuvi 300 with TTS recently ?

What is the price and where you get it ?

Currently checking with Jchin but no reply yet.

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Can the garmin nuvi withstand the heat?

#36 Post by redryder » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:57 pm

I just ordered my Garmin Nuvi 250W online, now waiting anxiously for it to arrive!

A quick question - do you guys leave your nuvi in the car or do you bring it along with you? I'm planning to keep it in the glove compartment so that I have a GPS handy whenever I need it. It will be sheltered from direct sunlight, but don't know if the heat will kill the unit or batteries. I expect my car to be in the sun only on weekends as my workplace has a basement carpark.

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Re: Can the garmin nuvi withstand the heat?

#37 Post by SilverBeauty » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:13 pm

The Garmin published specs rate the Nuvi at 0 - 60 deg C. Midday, when parked in an open car-park, temperature in car can partial cook an egg. But in basement carpark should be ok.

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Re: Can the garmin nuvi withstand the heat?

#38 Post by redryder » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:16 pm

I was wondering if anyone has the experience of leaving their nuvi in the car in the sun.

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Re: Can the garmin nuvi withstand the heat?

#39 Post by KeyWest » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:18 pm

True or not can really cook an egg :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I think if put in the glove compartment should be alrite since I sometimes
left my phone or ex-pda or borrowed-Nuvi 200 in there also no problem as long as it's covered... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Can the garmin nuvi withstand the heat?

#40 Post by bross » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:23 pm

there nothing this plastic material can withstand our tropics temperature lah..

For sure going to melt your gps or black out your LCD scree hehe..

worth to try?? i bet not
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