What current Garmin is most like the Nuvi 350?

 

I really like my Nuvi 350. It even has an earphone jack and is small enough to put in my pocket. Is there any current Garmin that has the same navigation features? I believe Garmin made changes in later models that may not be as user friendly.

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Garmin Nuvi 350, v6.2, City Navigator North America NT 2012, City Navigator Europe NT v9

My first Nuvi was the...

Nuvi 360, and still love it's simplicity, it takes you where you want to go, quickly and efficiently! Even though I have many others with many more bells and whistles, I go back to my 360 quite allot. It seems to give me what I want.

Next to the 360, I love my 765t. It has lane assist, and junction view, plus all the other bells and whistles the 360 does not have. As always, if you like the 350, use it, why buy the closest to the 350 Garmin sells, when you already own it…the 350! Find out whatvyou want and need, and buy it!

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Depends what mean by user

Depends what mean by user friendly. I still like my Nuvi350 the best. Every new GPSr seems to missing something the Nuvi350 had. Sometimes the new technology is not always better.

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Nuvi 1350LMT, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 260, Garmin GPS III, Basecamp, Garmin Topo

Same Here

thetick wrote:

Depends what mean by user friendly. I still like my Nuvi350 the best. Every new GPSr seems to missing something the Nuvi350 had. Sometimes the new technology is not always better.

The screen isn't as big as the new ones, and you have to flip up the antenna, but it does the job and it does it well. I like the compact feature, since I usually take it off the mount and stick it in my packet, if I leave the vehicle.

Lane assist and junction view would be nice, but until this thing dies, I see no sense in spending money, just because what I have, isn't the latest.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

I still have & use my Nuvi

I still have & use my Nuvi 350. You can choose whether to find satellites or not. It has an mp3 player so I only have to plug in one device. It's compact enough to slip into a shirt pocket thus reducing the likelihood of theft by leaving it in the car. And most of all - it still gets me where I need to go.

I still have the original battery. Taking care of the unit is made easier by having the leather case it came with.

So, what do we have to do to get Garmin to start prodcing 350 again???

Fred

Travel back in time.

Travel back in time.

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"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

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Love my 350!

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Garmin nuvi 350 Lifetime Map Updates NT 2018.10

It's sort of like...

getting a divorce and finding another gal to marry, and realizing you should have hung on to the original one in the first place!! Hang on to the 350!

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Love my nuvi360

I love mine and would not trade for anything else. Though I paid a premium at that time 08, it was worth it.

Some Comparisons To Consider

viajero wrote:

I really like my Nuvi 350. It even has an earphone jack and is small enough to put in my pocket. Is there any current Garmin that has the same navigation features? I believe Garmin made changes in later models that may not be as user friendly.

I think the older units were better constructed and simpler to use. That being said, I don't think you will find any current units that will mirror the features of your 350. I myself still like the simplicity and dependability of my 660.

Yes there are many added bells and whistles that come with the newer units, but at a price, they giveth these features at the expense of taketh existing features.

If the earphone jack and MP3 capability is a priority for you, NONE of the newer units have them.
The 350 battery life is listed at 8 hrs, the newer units average 2 1/2 to 3.
If a powered mount is important to you, very few current models have it.

The new units have micro USB connectors,the older ones have a Mini. My eyesight is not that good anymore and I sometimes have difficulty plugging in a micro chord. Your old cables or AC charger will not fit the newer units.

Your 350 uses a standard SD card, the new units use a Micro SD card. In order for you to store files that both old and new units can share, you will have to buy a Micro SD card with an adapter that will fit a standard slot. All 3 of my SD cards are Micro and work nicely in the 660 and 765T units I have as well as the 2460LMT that uses the Micro card.

Although dated, click on the link below to compare some of the features listed on the various models for a comparison.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Garmin_products

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

earphone jack and MP3

Please post a link to an earphone on Amazon that would be best to fit in the earphone jack. The sound quality from the MP3 isn't that great, so is there a better way to use the MP3 player on the NUVI350?

P.S. I got my Garmin nüvi 350 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Text-to-Speech [Electronics] in September 2008 for $199.99. I also bought the $24.42 Garmin Portable Friction Dashboard Mount for Nüvi Series and StreetPilot C5XX Series GPS Navigators (C530, C550 and C580), which we have not used.

Per camelcamelcamel.com,

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Garmin-nuvi-3-5-Inch-Portable-Nav...

the price for Nuvi 350 ranged:
Highest * $245.51 May 26, 2008
Lowest * $148.88 Nov 20, 2008

and settled on $160.

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Vince Nuvi 350

just checking

Is anyone interested in buying my Radio Shack Model I computer?

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

TRS 80 Model I

Crap man. If that thing still worked, sell it to a museum. You might get a few dollars for it! wink

For the record I had one of those, along with seven Model IIIs that were purchased from a local school that upgraded. Most of them were only good for parts, though there was one that still functioned perfectly. I should have kept that one that worked properly, but I didn't have room. sad

Now, just to tinker with them, people could send me their old GPSrs. It'd give me something to do.

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"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

Nuvi 350

I still use my 350 the most. I still works great, is small enough to slip into my pocket and well built. The way a new Garmin should be!! Still on the original battery also. A keeper!!

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JG - Nuvi 2460

there is more

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

For the record I had one of those, along with seven Model IIIs that were purchased from a local school that upgraded.

I also have a Model IV, the first portable that weights 40 pounds

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7 - Toyota Entune NAV

From Radio Shack That Is

The first portable from Radio Shack you mean. The first portable period was the Osborne 1. I don't recall ever having the fortune of playing with one of the early portables.

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"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job." --Douglas Adams

I still prefer my 350 since

I still prefer my 350 since it is small and can easy fit in my pocket. All the new ones are too big for my pockets. I like the antenna. I can easily switch off the GPS and do searching while all the new ones you have to page through this menu and that menu to find the simulation option. Also my 350 has an mp3 player which my new GPRr does not.

Because of the above my Nuvi 350 is still the best in my book even though it's many years older.

I still use my 10 year old Linux Thinkpad (maxed out memory updates) with the latest Firefox and Chrome browsers that are actually faster than my wife brand new Windows 7 laptop. Some old technology mixed with new optimized software can be better.

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Nuvi 1350LMT, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 260, Garmin GPS III, Basecamp, Garmin Topo