Map on Nuvi 200

 

Hi, just bought Nuvi 200 and i noticed that while navigating, the map ( screen ) moved once every 2 second. For example, i would passed Park Ave. for about half block and the nuvi screen still show that im not at Park Ave. yet. Is this normal for Garmin GPS or do i have a defective unit? I use to have TomTom and the screen is very fast and accurate. Please help.

Garmins are fast and

Garmins are fast and accurate as well. Sounds like one of two things...

1) Defective Unit
2) POIs might have loaded wrong, try to erase them and load them again

I would try to reset it as well and see if that helps. How far are you zoomed in?

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

thanks

will try to erase some poi and reset. the zoom is ok.

Poor satellite visibility

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For example, i would passed Park Ave. for about half block and the nuvi screen still show that im not at Park Ave. yet.

If the Park Ave. you are referring to is in New York City, you might be surrounded by the buildings. It's possible that the GPS has poor visibility with the GPS satellites, thus making it difficult to determine your position.

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nuvi 2460LMT

No building around

Sorry for the confusion, i just use park ave. as example. I noticed that the map can't keep up with the car speed. even in open field. I deleted my custom poi and reset. let see what happen tomorow.

My nuvi 200 scrolls very smoothly

My nuvi 200 scrolls very smoothly and will properly display street names as I approach them, even if the next street is only 25 or 50 feet away.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

Not smooth

gdfaini wrote:

My nuvi 200 scrolls very smoothly and will properly display street names as I approach them, even if the next street is only 25 or 50 feet away.

My nuvi is not smooth, but it seems to work better on 2D mode.

I like the track up 2d

I like the track up 2d betterthen 3d

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

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Try reinstalling the firmware if you are having problems.

Reception?

phra8lao wrote:

I noticed that the map can't keep up with the car speed. even in open field.

Maybe this is to do with the Nüvi 2xx's internal (non-flip) receiver being less efficient than other models? I've also heard varying opinions about which chipset it uses-some say it's not Sirf III...(I have no idea!).(Edit: just noticed gdfaini's comment in another thread).
I suppose positioning in the vehicle could be a factor.

Both my Nüvi 310 and Streetpilot C510 have suffered this effect on occasion - normally just after setting off, with the unit in Map mode. My theory is that it's not quite figured out its bearings and thus its calculations are a bit behind. They've never done it in Routing mode ... but there again, the unit knows where you should be and can interpolate.

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I usually run mine in 2D mode

I usually run mine in 2D mode, but haven't noticed any sluggishness in 3D mode.

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><> Glenn <>< Garmin nüvi 2598

I also have a 200 and

I also have a 200 and haven't noticed the problem you're referring to. Have you tried updating the firmware to the latest version? You can find it here. I'm still leary about the Webupdater after reading about a lot of problems with it, so I would use the "Unit Software" download link.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00...

Webupdater Software issues

plmnwater wrote:

I'm still leary about the Webupdater after reading about a lot of problems with it, so I would use the "Unit Software" download link.

Do you have a link to a specific problem that has been encountered? I have used Webupdater for all of my updates (from 2.6 to the current 3.4) and have never had a problem. I would like to know what I should be watching for.

Thanks.

Urban Myth?

plmnwater wrote:

...I'm still leary about the Webupdater after reading about a lot of problems with it...

Webupdater simply reads its way through GarminDevice.xml, comparing version numbers listed there, with the corresponding data at GARMIN.COM. I would have thought that, for most people, this is the safer option than them doing the same thing manually...

You can always have a dummy run though:

Copy \Garmin\GarminDevice.xml to some sort of removable media (memory stick, flash card etc). Then run WebUpdater (with real Garmin device unplugged.) Webupdater should find your card and offer to update it for you. If you let it, you'll get to see exactly what it has in mind and can then repeat the exercise for real, if required.

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------------------------ Phil Hornby, Stockport, England ----------------------               http://GeePeeEx.com - Garmin POI Creation made easy           »      

Address is off

Hi, still trying to get use to nuvi. I noticed that when i put in the address or POI.. Once i arrived, im always off by a block or so. is this normal for nuvi? I have current firmware and 2008 map.

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The mapping data doesn't really know exactly where every address is. For most street segments, the data contains a range of addresses that occur in that segment. It then attempts to estimate where the address is located along the segment. In some places it will be more accurate than others. You don't say whether this is an urban or a rural address. In rural areas, sometimes the addresses will be more off than in urban areas since there are fewer cross streets. You can typically confirm this by looking at the address in Google Maps.