The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

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The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#1 Post by Redstorm » Sun May 25, 2008 4:50 pm

This thread is a continuation of the thread on the same subject Nuvi 200 - Part 4 which has been locked. Please continue with your discussion in this thread. Thank you.
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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#2 Post by chlesoh » Sun May 25, 2008 5:03 pm

To JBNEWGUY,

TQ for the clarification.


To 9W2CBL,

No doubt extra wiring and cables are troublesome especially when we gotta DIY. Just wondering how is the set-up gos for those GVN-52 or pre-installed GPS car? Guess they have the external antenna needs to be mounted right? Anyone has any idea?

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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#3 Post by ahbahari » Sun May 25, 2008 8:50 pm

Yes, I sold off my nuvi200 as it cannot be upgraded to v3.4. I nearly commit myself to buy holux m series but as holux m-241 is just about to be launch, so I delay in buying it.
Miss my indo version nuvi as it can calibrate the screen and have satellite signal strengh but cannot compare with my taiwan made US version that can track...... \:D/
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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#4 Post by 9W2CBL » Sun May 25, 2008 9:41 pm

chlesoh wrote:To JBNEWGUY,

TQ for the clarification.


To 9W2CBL,

No doubt extra wiring and cables are troublesome especially when we gotta DIY. Just wondering how is the set-up gos for those GVN-52 or pre-installed GPS car? Guess they have the external antenna needs to be mounted right? Anyone has any idea?
The concept is the same for GVN-52 which is re-radiation antenna, re-radiating antenna concept is to receive signal from the an antenna and re-boost the signal.

External antenna has to be mounted outside so that it serve the purpose which is to lock easily satellite signal and get full strength of the signal up there.
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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#5 Post by chlesoh » Sun May 25, 2008 10:09 pm

To ahbahari,

Only these 2 features are missing, and the rest are as good? Wondering why only specific 200 & 200W can do tracking while other nuvi series can't. :-k Thought nuvi series supposedly can't track. But it's good at least entry-level model has such feature :D

To 9W2CBL,

Oh... :o GVN isn't using an external antenna (with MCX connector)? Only a re-radiating 1? #-o Would be more interesting to know how they (installers) wire it nicely and mount it seamlessly for the car.

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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#6 Post by SilverBeauty » Sun May 25, 2008 10:21 pm

chlesoh wrote:To ahbahari,

Only these 2 features are missing, and the rest are as good? Wondering why only specific 200 & 200W can do tracking while other nuvi series can't. :-k Thought nuvi series supposedly can't track. But it's good at least entry-level model has such feature :D

fyi, the tracking capability was NOT an official release, IMHO it could be a beta engineering release for testing by designated beta testers

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Oh... :o GVN-52 isn't using an external antenna (with MCX connector)? Only a re-radiating 1? #-o Would be more interesting to know how they (installers) wire it nicely and mount it seamlessly for the car.

GVN 52 comes supplied with an external antenna to get satellite signal. A re-rad antenna might not be practical solution for the GVN 52 as it is not a portable GPS

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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#7 Post by ahbahari » Sun May 25, 2008 10:21 pm

chlesoh wrote:To ahbahari,

Only these 2 features are missing, and the rest are as good? Wondering why only specific 200 & 200W can do tracking while other nuvi series can't. :-k Thought nuvi series supposedly can't track. But it's good at least entry-level model has such feature :D

I agree with you bro. When I'm still new in the GPS world, to track mean that I have to buy ex csx series but the navigation features is not as presentable as nuvi200 and the price is more expensive. Well as my main aim is to navigate, so I just bought the entry level that I found more than adequate for me and my family. After a while when I read more in the forum... taiwan nuvi200 is a good product to navigate and have the trackking capability. Hence, I sold off my previous nuvi which I have no problem with and bought a new one.

To 9W2CBL,

Oh... :o GVN isn't using an external antenna (with MCX connector)? Only a re-radiating 1? #-o Would be more interesting to know how they (installers) wire it nicely and mount it seamlessly for the car.
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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#8 Post by tks » Mon May 26, 2008 7:06 am

Maybe Garmin does not want too many of you to track as they do not want to encourage all these unofficial maps? They need to sell their official maps.

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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#9 Post by ahbahari » Mon May 26, 2008 9:47 am

tks wrote:Maybe Garmin does not want too many of you to track as they do not want to encourage all these unofficial maps? They need to sell their official maps.
If that the case, ask them to produce the map that are better than our MSM. Surely cannot... as our community that gonna to improve the map is growing stronger each day.
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Re: The Nuvi 200 - Part 5

#10 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon May 26, 2008 11:17 am

IMHO maps are not Garmin's core expertize as this is outsourced. Their business is in selling GPS hardware.

Furthermore, Nuvis are not designed for "real" tracking. Just take a look at the Nuvi firmware vs that in their tracking units ( 60 CsX, Vista HcX etc... ).

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