I just wanted to say Hi to everyone. I just purchased my first GPS (Garmin Streetpilot c580). I'm looking forward to learning a lot of useful information from you all.
to our little family!
congrats on the new GPS. I just looked to see what I missed by getting the C550 and not the c580. It looks like you get MSN weather,gas,movies. Is it worth the extra money for these features?
I first thought of getting the 340 but thought that I will eventually get a phone with bluetooth and would miss something. I also like the traffic.
I bought the c580 because it was on sale on the Costco website for $349.00 which seems like a good price. I think the c580 has the same features as the 550 except for MSN.
Thanks for the reply. That's a great price. I got my c550 for 350.00 (delivered) from fry.com. I absolutely love the unit and can't live without it. For my wife and kids, I got (from this site) all the Starbucks and Dunkin Donut POI files.
Hi, I just got a Garmin Nuvi670. I was very disappointed because much of the information in my area is very old. I looked online at the sample of Mapsources newest updates and many of the roads and highway exits that are missing from my GPS are there. I contacted Garmin with some specific problems and they said that they will send the latest map update.
Is this a common problem?
I would think when you buy the newest product you should have the current maps pre installed. At least they seem to be standing by their product.
You were probably 'on the bubble' between old maps and new maps, depending on when the unit was shipped. If your map version is "V8", it is old. The new one is NT V2008. That is what they will be sending you. You can find that at the Main Menu Tools (wrench) menu --> Maps --> Map Info.
Even with that, don't expect it to be totally up to date. Even the new maps are often at least 6 months to a year old, it's quite an effort to have every road in the country totally up to date. This is true of all GPS companies as they all get their maps from one or two sources.
Welcome to the group!
Welcome aboard Brown44012
Glad to have you.... you will enjoy this site very much
and see what this place is all about.
Welcome to the group, it is nice to have you here.
Thanks everyone for making me feel welcome. I look forward to learning all the useful stuff on here and hopefully I will eventually be able to contribute something useful back.
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