It's been a while since I have been on here but see what is going on from time to time.
Anyway - I put the old C340 to bed and got a new nuvi 255w. For this unit to be a beginner unit wow it is loaded with some new features. I am pleased with it. I have been playing with it and finding and saving some of the manual favorites that I had in the old one.
I was surprised on how much storage that these things have now, with the old one I was limited to 16,000 POI's and now almost limitless. I have gone in and removed the foreign voices - no need for them and freed up a bunch of MB of storage - still no SD card yet.
Are there any tips or tricks available for these units?
I also downloaded the 2 GB file for the new 2010.10 map set and have it installed as well.
You can find some great info Here
A few nice features maybe you have not discovered yet is you can add categories for your favorites.There are pre-selected ones or you can assign new one with the new button at the bottom of the screen when you edit the favorites.The time zone feature that changes when you enter a new zone.Arrival time based on the time zone you end the trip on.I would suggest you really go over the manual close.I went from the c340 to the 265 and found a big difference in the features.
Learning new languages can be difficult for us over-20 folks. I've found that it takes dedication and need. Try setting your GPS to a foreign language. It's a good way to learn basic directions in a new language.
I noticed that about the time zone thing for the arrival. I have a custom POI that I made for customers that I go to across the USA and when I was playing I say that - how cool.
That is one pet peave I have with the 660 I travel the US and not having the time change with location is a flaw that Garmin should have fixed years ago.
There are all kinds of golden nuggets to be found here for your GPSr. You can spend days looking for things here because there is so much due to the large membership.
The search utility works wonders.
For a beginner gps, this one is no slouch.
I hope you enjoy it! This site Bandaid posted is pretty good for tips.
I have checked through the settings on my c330 and do not see anywhere to set the time... so I assume that the StreetPilot already switched when you cross a time zone.
Your 330 has a Time Zone Selection page. It will not automatically change as you move form one TZ to another. You set the TZ, the 300 figures the correct time.
with the 225w new to me does the system time change as well in these? Unlike the C330/340 there was no system time change it was a manual change (if you were to be in the same TX for several days)
Another feature that is better in these new units is that when you are on a route and you have custom POI's loaded and you do the following:
My Current route
It will look for ones available in the route.
The old C340 would not look for POI's that are in your current route, it would just display the list.
Just when I thought I was happy with all my GPS toys. It will take will power to hold off for another year.
I like my upgrade to 785t. esp. with msn direct. Very cool feature
is that if you have the screen color set on auto - ok at sunrise it changes to the daytime screen and as the day goes on the screen brightness % automatically increases as well. How cool is that?
After sunrise it is at 20% and at noon when the sun is high and bright it will be at 100%. This brings a new meaning to automatic.
compman72.A lot of users for the 2x5 units have also discovered that you can put more then one via point to a go to route.I have done 8 so far.There was some discussion on this see http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19196
That is good to know - I did that today with 2 via points because I wanted to avoid Atlanta.
Once you put in the end route and then start adding the via points.View the map and you will see all the markers.The big bonus is that it will give you the most optimal route.You can input the via points in any order.
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