Older models still good

 

I currently have a 760 that has been out of commission for a few months (too cheap to buy the windshield mount and cable which was broken by a folding seat).

I can get a 760 and a 205w (with cables and mounts) from craigslist really cheap which would allow me to get 2 gps without breaking my bank. (I was thinking of just buying a cable and mount for my current gps, but if i can get 2 gps for $20-$30 more, why not)

Is getting the updated map for a older 760 and a 205w worth it?

Thoughts in the community?

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Go300

My old TomTom GO300 still works like a champ.

Agree...

with the above posters. My 660 is solid as a rock, with just enough of the latest updates (excluding the latest BT firmware, the next oldest one works perfectly), 2010 maps and only necessary files for operation and I'm a happy camper.

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Nuvi 660

765 WT has landed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I took the plunge and parted company with my £130 to get my hands on a Nuvi 765WT and it is awsome.... the best gadget i have bought since the ipod.

I have only had it for a week but i think iv got my head around most of its features. I`m new to GPS devices but it has all the things i wanted.

The 3.5mm headphone jack takes my headphones so I can here the instructions over the load rattleing noices that you get when driving above 60 miles an hour in a Lotus Elise.... i can even listen to MP3`s on it. I like it so much i might even buy another one and save it for when this one dies smile

I have stuck it to my motorbikes rev counter dial and it is solid as a rock, i just need to by a cigerett lighter adapter so i can charge it on the move.

The blutooth works in the respect that I have paired the GPS with my Nokia N86 which works perfectly for sending and recieving calls but i don`t know what else the Bluetooth feature could be used for. Somebnody already said its won`t work with Scala so I will probably just buy an earpiece with a little mic built in to it like those ones you get with sony erricson walkman phones.

So, I have my Sat nav, iv got my headphones and personalised voices and personolised CTU screensaver so whats next...Is there anyway I can program a route on my pc and upload it to my GPS? You see my girlfriend and I have an on going debate about what is best... GPS or a simple Map (This might be a subject for another thread woops). We are going on a road trip round Europe in the Spring on the bikes.... the problem is that my sence of direction, map reading abilities and ability to rember more than one road at once is rubbish! So i thought i could simply look at a map on the internet or on my PC, click loads of Waypoints all around France etc around all the cool windy roads and then upload it. I know this is a big question but I have never delved this deap into the art of sat nav/GPS planning and oganising so if somebody could just start me off with a couple of links or advice then i would be very grateful,

In summary... IMHO.... old school GPS Rocks !!!
Cheers
Jibber

My Nuvi 350

is still in good shape. I still use the mp3 player thru an aux in I installed in my Z3 & enjoy both the guidance & music with the top down in warm weather.

Fred

Older Nuvis

My buddy just picked up a used Nuvi 350 and is thrilled with it. It's his first GPS so he's having fun learning all the bells and whistles on it. Of course I introduced him to the POI Factory and he can't wait to start downloading and using the POIs.

I love my 765T and wouldn't trade it for anything else. It does exactly what I need it to, and does it pretty well.

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

I love my navi 1350

It would be better if it can let me install maps freely.

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ikernel wrote:

It would be better if it can let me install maps freely.

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch... ~ Unknown

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Im a beginner

To all this GPS buisness so I have only just found out what POI stands for. I am now seeking to find a way of loading as many free ones as I can find. I may then start buying Maps. I found a couple of good maps on the Garmin UK website. One was the AA guide to restaurants etc and the other was an App that let you plan "Road Trips". On the product drop downb list my GPS wasn`t included. Mine is the 765T but they only listed the 710 and the 770. Can I assume that mine uses the same softwhere/firmwhere etc and therefore will work with this softwhere. I`m not sure if the US version of Garmins site does the same, can somebody check for please? It seams my GPS is missed off all the drop down lists for apps and maps etc... weird :s

me too

Still using 360 and great as it has external plug for operation through the sound system. Great hands free as well.

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Tom

2 options

jibber101 wrote:

To all this GPS buisness so I have only just found out what POI stands for. I am now seeking to find a way of loading as many free ones as I can find. I may then start buying Maps. I found a couple of good maps on the Garmin UK website. One was the AA guide to restaurants etc and the other was an App that let you plan "Road Trips". On the product drop downb list my GPS wasn`t included. Mine is the 765T but they only listed the 710 and the 770. Can I assume that mine uses the same softwhere/firmwhere etc and therefore will work with this softwhere.

@ options. Send an email to Garmin Support asking about the compatibility. The second option is to contact the APP developer and ask them the compatibility question. Some apps are developed for only certain models and will not work on other models in the same series because of firmware differences.

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Illiterate? Write for free help.

Ditto

dood wrote:
Gary A wrote:
johnm405 wrote:

I still use my 660 and never have a problem. After reading all the problems everyone is having with the newer units I will stay with my trusty 660,until it dies. smile

I feel the same about my 660. grin

Ditto..and ditto.. grin

Both my 660...and 350 are alive and kicking.

The only reason I purchased a NUVI 1690 was because my daughter needed a GPS. I gave her my Nuvi 680. That old GPS is still great. If it wasn't for her, I'd still be using it.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Routes from Google to Garmin

The threads are better on GPS Passion, there is even a sticky, about creating routes on your PC - on Google maps - and transferring them to your nuvi. There is a piece of free software, I think the name is GPX, that you use. You first get the route you want in Google then you run this program and it creates the route file you upload to the Garmin. You also have to tell the Garmin to initialize it and it works. I've done it successfully.

You can also create a route on a 765t but it is more combersome. You need to keep inserting way points until you get it to go where you want. My son did this for a trip we made in late 2009 but the problem we had was his waypoints looked good from a distance but when we got there, we could not always figure out what we needed to be doing. I think doing it on Google would be better because you have a much larger screen of information to work with when you are doing this and the software is better.

My favorite tip from this website is changing the words the nuvi uses for things like "recalculating". Very much worth a few minutes. Mine now say "sorry I messed up, I'll try again".

Jim

Thanks for the tip Jim

I`ll have a go at that, sounds relitivly straight forward. I have had a go at planning a route on the Unit but it is like pulling teeth. The problem I found was when you wanted to use certain cool windy roads.The map kept defaulting back to your present location at the begining of your journey so you would haft to zoom all the way out again and scroll to find the place you want to go via.

The google map sounds the best way thanks.

Older Garmin GPS's

I have a StreetPilot 2610 and a 2720. Both of them working great.

I would consider getting a new Garmin but it seems like all of the units made after my 2720 have been "dumbed down" as far as features go. In fact I don't think any new Garmin unit has remote control capability and that is something I will not give up.

Remote control.

Bogarts_Falcon wrote:

... In fact I don't think any new Garmin unit has remote control capability ...

True, unless you consider voice activation to be remote control.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Remote Control

alandb wrote:
Bogarts_Falcon wrote:

... In fact I don't think any new Garmin unit has remote control capability ...

True, unless you consider voice activation to be remote control.

I stand corrected. I should have mentioned voice activation as a way to control some of the newer units but with the caution that it does not always work correctly depending on the vehicle environment. I have heard horror stories about what happens if there are people in the vehicle speaking or if there is road noise. None of that would affect a remote control.

LOL!

Bogarts_Falcon wrote:

I have heard horror stories about what happens if there are people in the vehicle speaking or if there is road noise.

With all due respect, horror stories? Did someone lose life, or limb? Or was this just a minor inconvenience that the unit got confused? wink

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Horror Stories

"Horror stories" was a poor choice of words. Although I did hear of one poor soul who wound up in Newark, NJ because of poorly functioning voice activation.

I guess now we'll find out who here lives in Newark, NJ. wink

OMFG!

Bogarts_Falcon wrote:

"Horror stories" was a poor choice of words. Although I did hear of one poor soul who wound up in Newark, NJ because of poorly functioning voice activation.

I apologise. That IS a horror story! mrgreen

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Older is wiser

2720 still working well, and even with Numap updates.

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Jeff...... Nuvi 2460, Nuvi 2595

Horror Beyond Belief

Juggernaut wrote:
Bogarts_Falcon wrote:

"Horror stories" was a poor choice of words. Although I did hear of one poor soul who wound up in Newark, NJ because of poorly functioning voice activation.

I apologise. That IS a horror story! mrgreen

grin

660 still good

I am really happy with the old 660 will use it until it refuses to go...i did replace the battery...less than $20

Voice activation

Bogarts_Falcon wrote:

I stand corrected. I should have mentioned voice activation as a way to control some of the newer units but with the caution that it does not always work correctly depending on the vehicle environment. I have heard horror stories about what happens if there are people in the vehicle speaking or if there is road noise. None of that would affect a remote control.

You are right about this. I have voice activation on my nuvi 855. It works remarkably well in the right conditions. I don't have much trouble with road noise, but if the radio is on or passengers are talking, you might as well forget trying to use it. One time I said "Page Down" when passengers were talking in the back seat. It somehow interpreted the combined noise as "Go Home", immediately cancelled my multipoint route I had carefully put in and recalculated a route to my home. No "Are you sure" or second chance!

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Voice Activation

That is one of the issues I've heard about and that's also why I would rather have a new unit with a remote control (like I have now).

6x0

My 650 died recently because of the faulty digitizer (touchscreen). If it wasn't for that, I'd probably still use it. I've replaced the digitizer but decided to get a new unit, it's not worth waiting for that thing to kick it again. Apparently, the 6x0 series have an issue with digitizers - if you have one, be on lookout.

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