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help choosing GPS device

I'm a late adopter of the GPS technology. I bought a Garmin 260W from costco last week for $169.99 without enough research. The nuvi 750 is for 199.99 on costco.com

The device is great and seems to be functioning as it is supposed to.

Given all deals and models out there, I'm not sure that I bought the right one. For me,
TTS: Must have
wide screen: must have
smart interface: must have

Nuvi 880 Turns Itself Off

Hi Everyone,

I now suffer from the dreaded auto-turn-offs. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does what a pain in the butt.


GPS On The Ground | FMC In The Air

Just upgraded to a Garmin

Had been using an OLD Magellan Roadmate with 3+ year old maps. Decided it was time to enter the modern world and got a Garmin Nuvi 265WT. First time dealing with a GPS that has so many neat features. Learning something new every day.

nuvi 750 delayed voice prompts

I have noticed a lag in turn directions on this unit, specifically I am actually driving past the street when it then prompts me to turn at the street I just passed. (I am driving at 30 MPH or less for info). I performed a reboot of the unit and this fixed the problem for a rather short period of time, week or less and then delayed prompts return.

Contributors of the week 2009-03-16

This week we are recognizing Lwwill7999 and Hautedawg.

Lwwill7999, Today I was inspired by all of your new Hawaii files. Here is what I built for your files and the others that are based in Hawaii: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21535. Great Job;)

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 23rd 2009

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss POI

Loading gpx POI files for USA locations

Hi guys,



I recently became a GPS user. Man.... after learning what a Nuvi can do... I should have bought one years ago! I ran across this awesome website the first weekend I had the Nuvi, and downloaded the red light camera and rest stop POI's. Incredible stuff!!

I'm thrilled to see such an awesome community of helpful folks on the 'net. smile

-Paul E -Nuvi 780

New guy on the block.

I have been hanging around here for a while and learned a lot of things I can do with my GPS. This site is fantastic and full of info. I knew about POIs but didn't know where and how to get them until I found this site. Very friendly too.
Take care.

GPSmap76Cx handheld, Nuvi 2557LMT, Nuvfi 2598LMTHD

Cool Charger

This looks like a really handy charger, especially for those who travel ( http://usb.brando.com.hk/prod_detail.php?prod_id=00844 )

It has five USB ports so you can charge your GPS and any other USB devices in your arsenal (cell phone etc) simultaneously. At $22 (usd) it's pricier than a typical USB wall plug charger though.

Cheers wink

Garmin GPS III, GPS V, StreetPilot 2610, Mobile 10, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760

Like TourGuide POI

Have setup quite a few TourGuide files and I really like them. Still have some work to do on setting the distances, but like the fact that you get alerts if you are within the defined distance, rather than you having to be on the same road.

I appreciate all the help I have received from the people of this site. That is the reason this is such a great site, always someone willing to help.

Meet Your Friends Halfway; A Place Between Us

It seems like every so often family or friends want to "meet halfway" for something. I ran across these sites: http://a.placebetween.us/

Software Idea

There are some members who have created some great software for GPS use, so I am providing an idea for some software.

Here is the idea:

The Windmill Turns - Who have you loaned your faithful GPS to (name) and where did it go?

I have just given my daughter a loan of my faithful GPS (Doris) for a long trip to live in a new town - but only for a few weeks.

I know we often talk about the places we have been - but there is a whole new subject there to keep the Windmill turning - and the stuff of legend - where has your GPS been without you! How exotic and how far from home?

New use for red light cameras

The city of Chicago announced today they were thinking about using red light cameras to nab uninsured motorists.

Whats next?!

Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

Ring all phones

Don't think anyone has posted this yet.This morning going to bowling alley I heard about Google starting a free service that will ring all your phones at one time.Googled it for information and here is the link. http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/techbeat/archives/200...

Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

New user, POI Factory

Just a note to say, Thank You. I have had my Kenwood DNX7100 with Garmin GPS for 2 years now. I always thought it should do more. Now, since finding POI Factory, it has all the things I thought it should have, from the start. This site is just AWSOME. I am telling all my friends to come over and join up. Thanks again.


Contributors of the week 2009-03-09

This week we are recognizing Charlesd45 and A_user.

Charlesd45, Your profile pic is perfect. It says, hey I am the greeter, welcome to the group and I am your new friend.

I love your posts, it is great to have you as one of our community leaders.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of March 16th 2009

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss POI

voice alerts on redlight-cameras

I found the instructions about adding custom alert sounds to be very helpful. One thing that I think could be added is that the poi files must be renamed the same prior to the download to your computer. If you rename them after the download, they will not work.