looking for a new gps

 

I want a new gps
would like one that leaves a breadcrumb trail/tracks
currently using a nuvi 205 also need a model that i can plan a route using mapquest/google/ or my map source pgm.
the 205 will not upload a route

any suggestions thanks gary

GPS

If remember my OLD 350 kept trip logs, your 205 being the same vintage probably does too.

The 350 also did not do routes, but I found a way around that.

On a long drive I had an idea where I would end up for the day. So I set a point beyond that as my destination and then added via points which effectively gave me a route.

A site which may give you a lot of info:

http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/page6.htm

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Via Points

The 2x0, 2x5, and the 11xx-14xx series devices don't support the use of multiple via points. They allow a maximum of one, so unfortunately your workaround won't work for the OP.

A device like the 2497 or 2597 is likely a better choice for the OP than attempting to work with what he has.

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Correction

The 2x5 series devices do support the use of multiple via points and can be added in any order/sequence.

I have a 255W and to force my unit a certain way, I've put 6 via's over a 375 mile stretch and it works perfectly.

The multiple vias can be done with the latest firmware (7.60) and was done as far back with firmware version 4.60 which I had when I purchased the unit.

Cheers smile

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Give it Some Thought

Of the 20 or so Garmin GPS units I’ve owned, all have had the “bread crumb” trail or trip log feature. I’m not aware of any that don’t.

Many Garmin Nuvi’s support route transfer or route “import”. Unfortunately, your 205 isn’t one of them. I believe the 295W is the only 200 series model that has this feature.

Garmin support offers the following FAQ on the subject and will give you a fairly good idea of which units have the ability to transfer and import routes.

http://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?c...

I’m not sure what price point you’re looking at for a new GPSr but explore the many other features available on the various units out there before deciding on a replacement.

Of course good deals can always be found for new and used equipment on Ebay but don’t overlook manufacturer refurbished units frequently available at The GPS Store, GPS City or Amazon.

I routinely transfer (import) routes to my older Nuvi’s created in Mapsource and Basecamp. I get around the via point limitation on some units by creating waypoints instead. It can take some adjustment in the waypoint order to eliminate back tracks and get the route working correctly. Make sure to transfer the via “waypoints” to the GPSr.

Be aware that routes created in Mapsource or Basecamp and transferred to a GPSr may be altered by the settings in the GPSr itself. It’s always a good idea to review the route on the GPSr before navigating.

Making an a** out of myself.

canuk wrote:

The 2x5 series devices do support the use of multiple via points and can be added in any order/sequence.

I have a 255W and to force my unit a certain way, I've put 6 via's over a 375 mile stretch and it works perfectly.

The multiple vias can be done with the latest firmware (7.60) and was done as far back with firmware version 4.60 which I had when I purchased the unit.

Cheers smile

I stand corrected then. To be honest, I never tried it with the 255W I have in the house. I knew the 200W wouldn't do it, and the 1300 also wouldn't do it. I assumed Garmin wouldn't allow for multiple via points in the 2x5 devices.

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Strephon

My impression was that you were testing to see if people actually read the various posts attentively or just skim over them quickly and I passed your test grin

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Tests

laugh out loud

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New GPS

Garmin just introduced a new line of units.

They look pretty nice but no reviews of them yet.

I believe they are called the "Advanced" series for 2014.

If you aren't in a big hurry, you may want to wait for some reviews to show up and consider one of theses new units.