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Ellteejak

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  1. The device is Whistler WPGX-635 GPS Nav System w/3.5" LCD Touch Screen Never heard of Whistler GPS, have no idea of map accuracy, have no idea about data updates. Remember that WOOT is a buy, with no return possible (usually). http://whistlergroup.com/gps2.asp Supposedly NAVTEQ technology included (is that MAPS or is it GPS sensor??)
  2. If in V3.1 they are lumped with WAYPOINTS then that could mean they were stored on internal memory to the GPS?? So in V3.2 they are now stored on the memory card? This is a question!!
  3. Lets say I am in a traffic jam. I have a GPS which can do autorouting. The GPS DOES NOT have a "route around" function. Also say that I have a map. So what should I do to get out of the traffic jam?? I was thinking. 1) Since you are stuck and waiting, first set your GPS to navigate to your final destination. 2) Take the nearest exit off, and start driving in the general direction of the same travel you where before, on side streets. 3) After you think you have gone far enough from the previous traffic area, activate navigation. ********** I think there are flaws with this method. As an alternative 1) Since you are stuck, set yourself to navigate to the nearest gas station, off the nearest exit. 2) Ask them where the nearest next on-ramp is around the traffic problem. 3) Program your GPS to get to your final destination, and head in the general direction of what the gas station attendent says. any quicker more efficient ideas?
  4. Anyone have an update on the search limitations? Or processor performance when using the NT version? BUMP the message. I have not seen any further discussion about this matter.
  5. Older versions (if you can find them, and unlock them) will work on your GPS. Some of the very old data maps have no locks on them at all. Like METROGUIDE CITY SELECT CITY NAVIGATOR TOPO
  6. Xer0piggy -- have you done any research on sources for POIs and how they work with the 60CS? I downloaded a few (Duncan Donuts listing) for the GPS, but really I am more interested to what people have found for POIs to place in their 60CS.
  7. I have to agree with you 100% about the Garmin web site and the disorganization, also that no one knows that you can do this USB to SERIAL port redirect of the NMEA data with the 60CS (now obviously I will be able to do this with my 76CSX too!! - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!) Also look at this FAQ for the 60CX which tells you about much of what you have mentioned 60CX FAQ The GPS 18 is the cheapest way to get a GPS new from Garmin with UNLOCK codes and maps via CITY NAVIGATOR. The GPS 18 is $100 at Amazon.com and it includes the UNLOCK code, plus of course you get a free extra for your other device. The GPS 18 is a "mouse GPS" (It looks like a mouse) that connects to your USB port and you place on your dash or on your rooftop. And you are correct about the screwed up USB software driver install. I just did this work last night, but ended up installing the old driver, as I did not think about the WORK AROUND you mentioned.
  8. www.walmart.com has the garmin I3 (yes the I3 which is the color unit) on sale. The I2 is the black & white unit. The unit includes CITY SELECT on DVD. If I do not like what I get, then I drive over to Walmart and they take it back, full refund at the local store (even though I bought via mail order). The Garmin I3 arrived. It has CITY NAVIGATOR NT V8 on DVD in the package. This is perfect. The 76CSX will work with the second UNLOCK code that Garmin includes with the I3. Just had to register everything on the Garmin web site.
  9. Looks like the SD card is now only a 128 MB card instead of what I listed originally. But still works great!! And the cover case is a Krusell custom case!!! (these are the folks that know how to make cases). This PDA can play movies and music. Can put the IPOD to shame.
  10. On my Legend C (Color with no card) I had internal memory of 28MB. It could just barely store all the roads in Connecticut and Rhode Island. I was using CITY SELECT (now called CITY NAVIGATOR) version 7. When I select map sections under MAPSOURCE I was getting very small map sections to select for upload to the Garmin (literally 1/2 the state of Connecticut at a time - seemed to be the size restraint. The city of Boston had four different map sections). Now I upgraded to a 76CSX with a 128MB card. I registered CITY NAVIGATOR NT V8 with the 76CSX (extra unlock code due to my wifes Garmin I3 registration),and I selected the whole southern New England at once. This is at least eight times larger a map section to upload, all at once. The NT version is compressed somewhat, and can be handled by my unit, so it is worth the upgrade for me. Just be careful that your unit can handle the NT version of CITY NAVIGATOR. And if you do not want to wait for the DVD from Garmin you can always try TORRENT download of CITY NAVIGATOR NT if you can find it. You just will not be able to UNLOCK unless you have a second code.
  11. Here is the Garmin web site write up on the Ique 3600 Garmin Ique 3600 There are hundreds of other reviews of the device. It works great.
  12. Besides the above manufacturers of GPS technology (Handhelds), are there any other handheld manufactuerers??
  13. If you plan on going cross country (leaving the well worn trail, or if you get confused at trail intersections) then yes always have a compass, and a cell phone (turned off so your battery will not be dead when you need it), and a flashlight, and a whistle, and water bottle. In North america the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, which will get you a very rough direction. In my 30 years of hiking without GPS I have never been more than a mile off, but I always seem to follow well worn trails, so I admit it is not easy to get lost.
  14. The user interfaces of the "cheaper units" like the Garmin I3 that my family purchased recently are much more user friendly. A scroll wheel and push to select, makes a lot more sense than the touch screen in a car. I see this every day in the hospital as we have both a touch screen, and a scroll wheel on patient vital signs monitors. Touch screen gets dirty from people putting dirty fingers on it all the time. Scroll wheel takes longer to work, but gives you time to think about your selection as you are working the selection.
  15. Also check this link for even more GOT GPS results Do you have more than one GPS at home??
  16. Bump this message.... Read POST # 8 closely. Garmin might STOP this practice soon.
  17. It is a good idea to get the SIRF chipset as your placement of the GPS in your car could result in some blocked reception for the older model. But, that said I just bought a Garmin I3 via walmart online for less than $200 for my wife. It is supposedly lady friendly (meaning user friendly). We will see.
  18. Okay I just bought a Garmin I3 GPS which includes a map DVD. So I am very interested in this situation. According to a friend who bought the I2 (I2 is black & white, while I3 is color) he was able to load the maps on the I2 and on his 60CSX for no additional cost. There is a difference between the CITY NAVIGATOR NT software and the CITY NAVIGATOR standard, so now I am a little confused about what this friend mentioned, when they said they were able to get the extra "free" UNLOCK code for their 60CSX. If this does not work for me I will be returning the unit to WALMART per the best "no questions asked" return policy. Look at POST #4 Look at POST # 18 too This post says they used the second unlock code for their 60CSX for no extra cost. Look at this garmin web site Garmin Maps compatability tool It literally depends on which specific GPS that you have, and whether CITY NAVIGATOR NT or the CITY NAVIGATOR standard will work. Play with the selection of MAP and you will see the available list of compatable GPS change at every different map selection. Garmin tech support may have thought you said 60CS which is different from 60CSX. It is an easy mistake to make.
  19. Try buying a Garmin I3 (best KISS gps for car?) for the lady in your life (Mom, sister, GF, etc.) as it is $200 at Walmart. You get the maps via this purchase, and you get the browny points with the lady. If you do not like it then Walmart has a 100% refund, at their store (no mail in required). At least that is what the sales rep said on the phone.
  20. Just remember if you activate the maps to the 60CX then you loose that UNLOCK code forever to that unit. You will not be able to UNLOCK maps on the LEGEND CX without a new code.
  21. www.walmart.com has the garmin I3 (yes the I3 which is the color unit) on sale. The I2 is the black & white unit. The unit includes CITY SELECT on DVD. If I do not like what I get, then I drive over to Walmart and they take it back, full refund at the local store (even though I bought via mail order).
  22. This has been discussed before, and IIRC, the unit will NOT recharge your batteries while plugged in to external power. The purpose for having different battery types is so that the meter will work correctly. Did not think it could. Just everyone's comments maybe me think that Garmin actually "over designed" the GPS with some extra technology. Glad to see they are focusing on GPS and not on power (except to reduce power consumption).
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