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I recently purchased a c330 at CC for $249 and absolutely love it. I'm wondering though if the custom POI's that you load will show up on the map when you are driving?

Wasabijim wrote:I recently

Wasabijim wrote:

I recently purchased a c330 at CC for $249 and absolutely love it. I'm wondering though if the custom POI's that you load will show up on the map when you are driving?

Same here,the C330 for $249.99 Best Buy matched price with Walmart.had the C330 for about 2 weeks.I love it too.I liked the price but did not need a model with all the bells and whisles.
I mainly bought it for my job.Boy it sure does save time,and it's a safety factor from getting into a accident looking at maps while driving.
Have fun,I'm am.
Ron

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rcca wrote:
Wasabijim wrote:

I recently purchased a c330 at CC for $249 and absolutely love it. I'm wondering though if the custom POI's that you load will show up on the map when you are driving?

Same here,the C330 for $249.99 Best Buy matched price with Walmart.had the C330 for about 2 weeks.I love it too.I liked the price but did not need a model with all the bells and whisles.
I mainly bought it for my job.Boy it sure does save time,and it's a safety factor from getting into a accident looking at maps while driving.
Have fun,I'm am.
Ron

That's why one should pay a little more to have Text to Speech. So one doesn't have to look at the screen while driving. smile

If you can still return it, get the 350 or the 550 for another $100 more. They both have text to speech.

Noone answered your question

Wasabijim wrote:

I recently purchased a c330 at CC for $249 and absolutely love it. I'm wondering though if the custom POI's that you load will show up on the map when you are driving?

Since no one answered your question directly, I will. Yes, if you have custom POIs, they will show up on the map as you are driving as long as you are zoomed in at least 300ft. Some people also use custom icons (such as the starbucks signage) in place of the standard gray dot. They are nice so you know exactly what you are looking at right away, however, they do tend to take up more space on the screen.

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My thoughts

Ein wrote:

That's why one should pay a little more to have Text to Speech. So one doesn't have to look at the screen while driving. smile

If you can still return it, get the 350 or the 550 for another $100 more. They both have text to speech.

I saved the $100 and have had NO problem with the directions saying "turn right in 300 feet", then, when closer say "turn right". I can't always find street name signs since cities don't have them in the same places, if at all. I usually watch traffic and rarely have time to look at the GPS since I'm in places I haven't been before I pay attention to where I'm going and watching for other things like pedestrians, drivers on cell phones, etc. Not finding fault with your wants or thoughts, just offering a different point of view. That's why Garmin and other manuf. offer us so many choices.

That is when recalculate

That is when recalculate comes into play. I use to hate missing turns, but now, I am not so worried, cause I know I can eventually get back on track.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Thanks

Thank you for the reply. I have seen the custom icons but I'm not sure if they work on the c330 or if they do I'm not sure how to get them on there. I have the POI Loader from Garmin but I think it only loads the csv files. Would you know if the c330 can upload the icons?

I am not sure to be honest.

I am not sure to be honest. Sorry. I know it worked on my nuvi and c530

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Yes on Icon on C330

The icons will show on the C330 . Just make sure your icon name is the EXACT name as the csv name.

ie:

WaffleHouse.csv (POI file)

WaffleHouse.bmp (icon file)

They have to be in the same folder and POI LOader will load the bmp file
along with the csv file

I have about 10 different icons on my C330

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

Also you must

MrKenFL wrote:

The icons will show on the C330 . Just make sure your icon name is the EXACT name as the csv name.

ie:

WaffleHouse.csv (POI file)

WaffleHouse.bmp (icon file)

They have to be in the same folder and POI LOader will load the bmp file
along with the csv file

I have about 10 different icons on my C330

Also you must be zoomed in far enough on the Map screen in order to see them. Some people for, unknown reasons, end up with 2 extensions as WaffleHouse.bmp.bmp, this would NOT show up, one of the .bmp has to be removed.

Thats great to hear

Thanks MrKenFL. I can't wait to try it out.