Hi from a Newbie

 

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.

Sam

Welcome

to our little family!

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Not doing anything worth a darn.

Why not the C550

HI,

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

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.

Sam

great price

Hi,

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.

Another Newbie

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

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.

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Nuvi 1390T Charlotte, NC

Welcome

Sam:

Welcome to the group!

Stan

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Officer I'm sorry I was going the wrong way on that one-way street but my GPS told me to turn left ... Oh, I'm still getting a ticket, okay then the GPS will see ya in court!

Anothe newbie

Welcome aboard Brown44012
Glad to have you.... you will enjoy this site very much

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to the group!

Welcome to the group!

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Steve

Welcome to POI

Welcome!

Yeah, pull up a chair

and see what this place is all about.

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You can walk a horse to water, but a pencil has to be led.

Welcome to the group, it is

Welcome to the group, it is nice to have you here.

Miss Poi

Thanks all

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.

Sam