255w (compared to c330)

 

does the 255w do that much more then the old c330

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In terms of what?

I have a 255wt, it works

I have a 255wt, it works great, sometimes it seems to get confused when it has to "recalculate" other than that I haven't had a problem. I have no point of reference as far as a c330, my present gps is my first one.

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compare the specs

billywgps330 wrote:

does the 255w do that much more then the old c330

You could compare the specs given at these links:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=6385#inTheBoxTab
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=13431#specsT...

How much more does it have to do to entice you to get a 255W and change your username. smile

255w

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

In terms of what?

can i put in multi waypoints, does it tell you if your exceeding the speed limit with an alarm, etc

it just does it better

The 2nd link Evert provided should answer such questions for you. Also, the technology in the 330 is at least 5 years old. Performance, especially regarding the screen, should be much better in the 255. My nuvi 265 doesn't do nearly as much as my older Garmin units but it excels in what it does do.

The big plus between the two

The big plus between the two is that you can access the garmin drive on the 255 using the usb cable.That is not a option on the 330.Plus more storage for custom pois on the 255 using the gps it self or a sd card.

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255 versus 330

I have had my C320 for a couple of years. My son gave me the 255W for Christmas. The C320 has a bigger speaker mounted on the side and sounds louder and clearer than the 255W. The 255W wants me to get off I 95 and go thru the City on the way home. The C320 makes the best routes. I intend on using both on my vacation trip this Summer as I really don't trust the 255W. Besides having Text-to speach and 3D view, it doesn't do much more than my trusty C320. My touch display on the C320 sometimes go wacky and I do the calibrate procedure. Plus I had to upgrade the SD card to 2 gigs for the latest 2010 map and It does not recognize a 4gig SD card.

maps

GeoC320 wrote:

I have had my C320 for a couple of years. My son gave me the 255W for Christmas. The C320 has a bigger speaker mounted on the side and sounds louder and clearer than the 255W. The 255W wants me to get off I 95 and go thru the City on the way home. The C320 makes the best routes. I intend on using both on my vacation trip this Summer as I really don't trust the 255W. Besides having Text-to speach and 3D view, it doesn't do much more than my trusty C320. My touch display on the C320 sometimes go wacky and I do the calibrate procedure. Plus I had to upgrade the SD card to 2 gigs for the latest 2010 map and It does not recognize a 4gig SD card.

Does the 320 have the same maps as the 255?I use to own a 340 that I gave to my son.It was a very good unit and don't remember any routing problems with it.The maps were the latest 2009.I signed up for the lifetime maps for my 265 when they first came out and have notice a lot of the routing has changed and some not for the better.The problem is not the unit as far as routing goes.It is the maps.Hopefully some improvements will be noted in the future.I have forwarded many problems to Garmin about a lot changes in the new maps that I have noted.

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does the 255w do that much more then the old c330

billywgps330 wrote:

does the 255w do that much more then the old c330

The streetpilot c330 has much better sound using sox for alerts, and better routing algorithms. Once it has a satellite fix it's rock steady. Firmware is also right on the mark and still being updated by Garmin.

However

The Nuvi 255w Has a wide screen and and can have a traffic receiver mated to it can also get a fix on satellites a little faster also steady thereafter.
Firmware updates have the curse of Nuvi on them.

If you don't need Traffic and don't want to spend a few more bucks for a more feature rich Nuvi then stick with your trusty Streetpilot c330 and save your money.

billywgps330 wrote:

does the 255w do that much more then the old c330

The answer is NO

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Street Pilot c330

Why doesn't my c330 pick up the information from a 2 GIG SD card?

Street Pilot c330

The c330 comes with an SD card slot, making it convenient to add maps.

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Fat Format

with a 2 gig you can use fat16 or fat 32 on your PC. C320 only reads fat16. A 4gig forces you to format it fat32.
I hope I have that right.

Same Maps

My C320 has 2010.10, my 255W has 2010.40.
I don't think it's a map problem. It's the firmware driving it. Both units have the same POI files loaded with POI loader. The C320 BEEPs and the top line turns red and says SPEED camera. The 255 beeps & has a small black bubble shows up on the map area and in very small print says Speed Camera. For a bigger screen you'd think the text would be larger. I am really not happy with the 255 for the price and the drawbacks it has.

I agree that it's a firmware

I agree that it's a firmware issue, BUT likely it's only because the two units handle speed camera POIs differently. I don't have a Streetpilot so I can only speculate here, but it seems like the Streetpilot can use POI-Factory's Speed Camera POI without doing any editing. This is NOT the case for Nuvi units, at least not for my Nuvi 200W. It's also NOT the case for Garmin Mobile XT. The 200W, while using newer firmware than the Streetpilot, has older firmware than Garmin Mobile XT. Garmin Mobile XT's firmware is almost identical to what's found in the new Nuvis.

In order for the speed camera POI to work properly in my Nuvi 200W and Garmin Mobile XT, the CSV file that can be downloaded from here needs to be edited in Notepad, and a @ added before every speed limit. Otherwise the Nuvi doesn't pick up the speed and leaves nothing but a black dot.

To do the edit, in notepad hit CTRL-H and in the dialog box type the following, ignoring the quotation marks:

Find what: "Camera " (include the space)
Replace with: "Camera @"

Save the file then run it through POI Loader and that should fix the 255W speed camera alerts.

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