I just bought a Garmin Nuvi880 a week ago and have been playing with it. I started to look for addons/extras for the unit and that's when I found this site.
Just wanted to stop in and say Hi.
Hi Mike I am sure that you will find this site great. Be sure to read on the top of every page the "getting started and FAQ" items. If you find that you need something else just ask. I hope that you will stay and enjoy
Welcome to our community...
You couldn't have chosen more wisely a site with a wealth of information about your GPS. You'll find the members of this community to be extremely knowledgeable about every facet of GPS uses and capabilities, and thoroughly willing to share that expertise with others. We're glad to have you join us.
Welcome and enjoy the site.
I think you will enjoy our little community.
Welcome to the site, I am glad you found us.
Welcome to the site. hope you enjoy it.
Hi Mike, and welcome aboard great to have you with us.
Welcome to the site.
buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Welcome Mike, no doubt you will soon become addicted to this site like the rest of us. Enjoy the fix.
Be sure to back-up your new toy, you won't be sorry you did.. Copy the garmin folder to your computer and then copy it to a cd/dvd....
Thanks for the advice, I'll do that now before I do anything else.
Thanks for the warm welcome.
Welcome to the family, Mike. And if you haven't done so already, go to the Garmin site and register your unit. And while you're at it, download POI Loader and WebUpdater, both available at no charge from Garmin. WebUpdater will keep your GPSr (receiver) current, and POI Loader will allow you to take advantage of the thousands of files available on this site. You'll have a blast!
I joined this site a few weeks ago and have been pleasantly surprised with what I found. This is my first GPS, and I didn't know that there were so many POI files out there.
Hi Mike and everyone!
I too am a newbie, having discovered this site a week ago. This site makes my eyes open wide as if I were looking at an unguarded candy jar. At the same time my head is spinning at all the knowledge available and wondering if there is a file for cider mills in MI, coney islands in metro Detroit (I'm taking my nuvi on its maiden voyage to MI Saturday). So much to explore; and then what I may contribute (didn't see anything about the fox valley in the metro chicago files!). I feel like I don't know much (yet!)but I do have a techno spouse and son.
So far my experience with garmin has been mixed and substantial. my son bricked the 760 5 weeks after I bought it for his dad's father's day present. My son got an asus eee pc for his birthday as he needed a laptop for engineering college. Being into linux, he wanted to put ubuntu on the new laptop via a 16 gig SC card. Only he couldn't find anyone with an SD card reader that would read it--except the garmin 760. After he PROMISED me it wouldn't hurt it, he bricked it! Of course, he feels that there should be some sort of warning....
(he needed an SDHC card reader-- $20 and up for one)
Garmin doesn't work evening or weekends. So i call Garmin on monday--each time is 45min to 60 min on hold only to have to talk to another dept and wait another 45 min on hold... Finally I speak to someone who tries to help me reload the software for almost 2 hours with the help of a supervisor. After five hours nothing was accomplished...
The next day I called back to ask what was involved in getting it repaired, (yep, 45 min on hold) I was informed that I needed to send it in and a refurbished unit, not mine, would be returned 7 to 10 business days after they received mine! Didn't seem fair as my spic and span unit would possibly be returned with a year old refurb! I stewed over that and pondered my options as the 760 was no longer available at costco. I called garmin after a few weeks and told them I thought their policy wasn't fair. they finally said they would return a new one to me which would be a few more weeks, so I returned it to Costco and ordered the nuvi 770.
I have avoided updating it since reading comments about 7xx firmware updates. But I think I should update my unit ASAP so I can return it while Costco still has the 770 if it screws up!
I love what I have found on this site! It's play time!!!
Welcome to the site, it is nice to have you with us.
Welcome Mike and Mary. It's a great community and I'm sure you'll enjoy it, as do many.
Michael and Mary Hello
As so many before me have said “Welcome to our site”.
As you already know, there are so many extremely knowledgeable people here. Everyone is willing to help with any problems or questions you may have. Again, Welcome….
Welcome to the site Mike
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Welcome to the boards.
Welcome to the community. I have found the site to be very helpful.
Let me join the others in welcoming you to the best poi site on the net.
Welcome and enjoy the site - I know I am !!
Welcome to our family!
I'm guessing you're a pilot. Perhaps your aviation experience will give us insights in understanding the how's and why's and wonders of GPSr.
As othere have said welcome to the site and hope you use it to enjoy your gps. Just don't listen or read any of the post I make as I now nothing.
You guess correctly, I hold two type ratings, one on the Boeing 737 NG series as well as the Boeing 757/767 aircraft.
Not sure I can help as far as the GPS is concerned, I'm still learning the unit, looks relatively simple though. However, if your looking for Flight Management Computer (FMC) information, I'm your man.
Thanks again everyone for a warm welcome to the site.
Can you tells us why our GPS are allowed on some airlines and not others?
The restrictions are in place for a few reasons.
1. Some GPS units contain transmitters.
2. There is a fear that these units may pose a security or flight deck equipment threat.
3. Company Policy - This may or may not be based on flight deck equipment. Airliners are equipped based on company wants/needs. This equipment varies from one airliner to the next, even if they are the same type (Delta Boeing 767-300ER and an American airlines Boeing 767-300ER). Can, and more than likely will have flight deck equipment variations. These variations may be the cause of GPS units being allowed on one airliner and not another.
4. The restrictions can vary depending on the flight crew, if company policy doesn't restrict GPS use, the flight crew may still prohibit their use.
Bottom line, it comes down to company policy and/or flight crew restrictions.
Hope this answers your question
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