Fun with the Nuvi 200W

 

Used it a lot this week on a trip to Houston. Had the Wal Mart and What-A-Burger POI files. Helped a lot. Also found a little Caesar's pizza I never would have found w/o it. And, with the traffic at 5pm, I found an alternate path to the baseball field.

Its still new to me to have a GPS, but it rocks!

Check this out ...QWERTY for 200W

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/20443

This has helped me out a lot with searches and such.

I don't claim any credit but will give credit to those who figured it out. I am just passing on the information!

I love my 200W. It does evrything I need it to do!

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Nuvi 265WT, 200W

shipwreck wrote: Used it a

shipwreck wrote:

Used it a lot this week on a trip to Houston. Had the Wal Mart and What-A-Burger POI files. Helped a lot. Also found a little Caesar's pizza I never would have found w/o it. And, with the traffic at 5pm, I found an alternate path to the baseball field.

Its still new to me to have a GPS, but it rocks!

My 200W was my first GPSr and I agree, it works perfectly for what it was designed to do. I only wish I could say the same about my 1490T.

By the way, how did you use the 200W to find an alternate route? It doesn't have detour capability does it? I could really use that also, since I work in Houston and that traffic is brutal.

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NEOhioGuy - Garmin 2639, MIO Knight Rider

alternate route

Well, I went to the nearest What-a-burger, and then started to go to the baseball stadium from there. The traffic was horrible - so I used the movable map feature and found a way I wanted to go seperate from the "suggested route" (I'm pretty familiar with Houston).

Then 1/2 way thru that, with the new routes always being suggested by the Nuvi, I went with 1 of them from my current location - and I just followed that route.

between myself and the Nuvi, I totally avoided all that horrible 5 o'clock traffic/

Thanks for the update

Yeah, at 5pm, I'm on the 610 West Loop heading south from Woodway towards Bellaire. Solid cars as far as the eyes can see. Unfortunately, surface streets are just about as bad, especially near the Galleria (duh).

I usually use the 3-D view so I wouldn't have thought of moving the map around for adjacent streets for alternative routes, but now that I know, I'll keep that in mind.

Actually, the first two weeks of September I'll be in Houston for the first time with my 1490T, so I'll be curious about its ability to warn me of traffic (lifetime FM receiver version of traffic).

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NEOhioGuy - Garmin 2639, MIO Knight Rider

houston

Actually, I was right around the galleria area, at a hotel, for a conference. I ended up down Westheimer, inside of the loop, for the Whataburger. And, after seeing 610, I knew I couldn't get back to the loop to get to I10. So yea, I started breezing thru Nuvi map to see the best way. In the past - I would have had to stop and get the map out of the trunk. So, this was nice