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caddesign

Oct 23, 2011, 1:25 PM

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Part 1 - Tips & Tricks for using Garmin & TomTom GPS in Mexico

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Each month I will post a list of questions and answers for Garmin
and TomTom GPS users.

1. Why will my Garmin not accept the address for Guadalajar Mexico?
This because in Mexico, we use (Colonia) name.

For this example, I used Garmin nuvi 1300 with new 2012.20 map of Mexico.
Search for Costco address, located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico using
(Colonia) Name

A. Change state/Country>Jalisco, Mexico
B. Enter City name>Eucalipto Vallarta, Jal
C. Enter Street>Rafael Sanzio
D. Enter House Number>4775>Select from list: Avenida Rafael Sanzio
45020 Eucalipto Vallarta, Jal
Note: for more information about (Colonia)
http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm

2. How do I find intersection on TomTom?

For this example I used TomTom One XL, with new 2011 map of Mexico
Search for Costco located at intersection, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

A. Navigate to>Address>Cross Street or Intersection
B. City: Eucalipto Vallarta JA (Zapopan JA)
C. Street: Avendia Rafael Sanzio
D. Cross Street: Avenida Vallarta

Note: Both Garmin and TomTom GPS units, there are many ways to search address and (POI) point of interest
 
Next month

3. Can I view the map in GPS unit on my computer?

Both Garmin and TomTom have a free software that will allow you to view and update maps and firmware on PC.


(This post was edited by DavidMcL on Mar 15, 2012, 4:15 PM)



caddesign

Oct 24, 2011, 8:41 AM

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4. Can I use Apple iPhone GPS in Mexico? Yes

For now only TomTom software can be used for iphone, Ipad, Ipod
in Mexico.
http://www.gpsmagazine.com/..._iphone_and_ipod.php
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAdYtnQK3-I


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caddesign

Oct 31, 2011, 9:05 AM

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Tips & Tricks, GPS long distance travel planning in Mexico

To help both Garmin and TomTom, have a free software, that will allow you to view and organize your maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks and send them to your GPS device.

http://www.garmin.com/.../onthetrail/basecamp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U515-wNzzFc

http://www.tomtom.com/services/service.php?id=16&tab=87
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS39tG4Ofgw

Why is the route that I created on my GPS not following the road?
Because you need to input (Via) Points into the Garmin,
or waypoints for TomTom users

For this example, we will travel over 700 miles from Guadalajara Mexico to McAllen Texas for a shopping vacation.

I used Garmin nuvi 1300 with new map of Mexico.
Input city names along my route.

Select from Garmin menu Where to?>Cities> Enter the city names.

McAllen, TX Final Destination
Reynosa, TAMPS Add as a Via Point
Monterrey, NL Set as a Via Point
San Luis Potosi, SLP Set as a Via Point
Ojuelos de Jalisco, JAL Set as a Via Point
Lagos de Moreno, JAL Set as a Via Point
Tonala, JAL Set as a Via Point

I used TomTom One XL with new map of Mexico.
Input city names along my route.

Select from TomTom menu Itinerary Planning> Enter the city names.

Tonala JA mark as waypoint
Lagos de Moreno JA mark as waypoint
Ojuelos de Jalisco JA mark as waypoint
San Luis SL mark as waypoint
Monterrey NL mark as waypoint
Reynosa TM mark as waypoint
McAllen TX mark as destination

Next month topic

Why should I update Mexico map in my GPS?
Because roads are constantly changing, on average 15% of roads change every year.

Can I update 2001 Garmin StreetPilot with new Mexico maps? Yes
2009 was the last year Garmin sold (NON-NT) maps for older
GPS units, More on this topic next month.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OISJwAidSzo


caddesign

Nov 7, 2011, 7:37 AM

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How do I use Google maps with my GPS device?
Both MapQuest and Google maps can be used.

Garmin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suQ6nJt84AA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_p1x-fL2zc&feature=relmfu

TomTom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUk3pICUcPk
http://www.tomtom.com/en_us/search/?q=google

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
http://www.mapquest.com/


telcoman

Nov 13, 2011, 4:09 PM

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I have used BICI maps for my Garmin. This year I am trying Garmins which are now included with lifetime updates. From what I can see, they are now superior. here is a side by side comparison.

Comparison


caddesign

Nov 14, 2011, 7:46 AM

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Can I use Garmin CityExplorers maps in Mexico? Yes
only in Mexico City.

As there is a bit of confusion about CityXplorers maps usage , I try to explain this matter more clearly-CityXplorer maps are special maps that contain CityNavigators map parts (important cities ones) + EPM features.

What is EPM? EPM means Ehanced Pedestrian Mode.
Enhanced pedestrian navigation helps you navigate the city's public transit. Get directions for where to walk, where to catch the bus, subway, tram, or other transportation (where available). Also learn how long it will take to get there. In some cities, data is even available for transit schedules, such as subway or bus times and routes.
So in CityXplorers you'll have pedestrian features and Public Transports.

http://www.garmin.com/us/maps/cityxplorer
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=276&pID=70067


jrpierce


Nov 14, 2011, 12:22 PM

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What a great thread! Thanks to you all. I am eager to try linking Google or Mapquest maps to my Garmin Nuvi.

I have used Bicimapas for three years now, and while very useful, I fully realize it isn't up to the quality standards of the Garmin maps. I've not purchased the Garmin Mexico maps because of my concern about their coverage for smaller towns in Mexico. However I know they keep improving that.

Does anyone know where I might find more detail about their coverage of Mexico? The map they normally show is woefully inadequate. For example, I live in Morelia, Michoacán. Their coverage of Morelia would be very important in whether I would switch over.

Thanks in advance for any input you can provide!

Jim


chinagringo


Nov 14, 2011, 6:00 PM

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Jim:

We purchased the Garmin card back in 2009 and have been amazed by the details in many if not most of the small towns and villages. Since you live in Michoacan, here are a couple of examples: San Francisco Pichataro, Cocucho, Paracho, Patamban, Ocumicho, Capula, Cheran, Cuanajo, San Jose de Gracia and numerous others. In a couple of these towns/villages, we are talking dirt roads and they were on the GPS maps. On the other hand, where the cuota (Hwy 43 ?) heads north from Morelia across the lake towards Cuitzeo, it showed us driving across the lake with no highway.

What I don't get is that our version of the Mexico maps shows as being the 2010 version but when I hook the GPS to my laptop, it shows no updates available. Maybe because our maps are on a card, it cannot update?
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



jrpierce


Nov 14, 2011, 6:37 PM

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Hi Neil,

Interesting. When you say they have coverage for these towns, do you mean city street maps of the towns, or routes to the towns? For example, did Garmin have complete street maps for Pátzcuaro, Morelia, Santa Clara de Cobre and Ajijic? I don't know why I didn't think to raise this with you when you were in Morelia.

Saludos, Jim


chinagringo


Nov 14, 2011, 6:51 PM

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As near as I could tell, the city/town/village street maps appeared to be complete. We were on some streets or burro paths that we had no business driving on with our minivan and the streets showed. Probably should have had warnings that streets were SUV only.

As far as Patzcuaro, Morelia, Santa Clara del Cobre and Ajijic go, I never found a missing street. I did notice that around Lake Chapala, the location indicator was often off by a block or a few hundred feet. No idea why.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



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jrpierce


Nov 14, 2011, 7:23 PM

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Good news! Thanks Neil!

Does anyone else know of any cities/areas in Mexico where the Garmin maps don't provide good coverage?

Jim


esperanza

Nov 14, 2011, 9:45 PM

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We use the Garmin maps too. Our experience has been that they are only fair in some situations. For example, they do not differentiate between roads that split into upper and lower levels; they will tell us to go straight ahead when there is a choice of taking either the lower or the upper level, which end up in totally different places. They often tell us to 'turn' right or left when a street or road simply curves in one of those directions, and Garmin knows almost nothing about one-way streets.

I remember a night in Chalco, Edomex, when the damned thing kept trying to get us to 'turn left in 200 meters'--onto a one-way street going the wrong way. When we couldn't make that turn, it 'recalculated', taking us around the block at the next street and insisting AGAIN that we turn left onto the same one-way street that ran the other direction. Chalco is not a place where you want to stop and ask directions at 1AM.

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jrpierce


Nov 15, 2011, 7:26 AM

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Thanks for the input, Esperanza. I've found similar problems with Garmin maps in the US from time to time, and had almost exactly the same issue with the Bicimapas product in Mexico. One evening Linda and I got lost in a rough neighborhood in in Guadalajara, and the GPS kept sending us in circles. There were people on the streets keeping warm around fires in oil drums, and they were starting to realize we were lost when we finally figured out how to leave the area.

I know how much you travel in Mexico. Except for these "glitches" are you satisfied with the Garmin product? Thanks,

Jim


chinagringo


Nov 15, 2011, 7:46 AM

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Using a GPS in North America is never an absolute as proven by the horror stories when people followed blind faith in taking provided directions. Common sense and a bit of sense of direction comes in handy. Using maps in MX also requires a sense of humor like so many things.

One way streets are problematic anywhere especially when the direction is changed between mapping cycles. The comment about the unit telling you to turn rather than simply following the curve in the road is often caused by the fact that in MX, the street name may often change at the curve. The same can be true when entering and exiting a traffic circle.

One trick that I use in MX is that I always have "tracking" turned on and then when I arrive at a location that has been problematic, I save our final destination. This seems to work well when returning to that same site at a later date. For example: two years ago we had a heck of a time finding the Best Western in San Miguel de Allende when coming into the city from the south. That attempt, I was using their provided address. This past August, we came in from the same direction but I used the saved location and it worked much better.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



esperanza

Nov 15, 2011, 7:50 AM

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In Reply To
I know how much you travel in Mexico. Except for these "glitches" are you satisfied with the Garmin product? Thanks,

Jim

Well...I swear at it a lot--if I never hear the word "RECALCULO" again it will be too soon!--but it is also pretty helpful in getting us around.

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caddesign

Nov 21, 2011, 6:37 AM

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How can I view map details and coverage of Mexico?
Use Garmin online interactive map.

1. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253&pID=1456
2. Select: Coverage Detail
3. Click to view detailed, interactive map
4. Click on the map to launch interactive map viewer.
Pan and zoom to see detailed roads and points of interest.


More information and coverage details.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253&pID=11427

Mexico GPS Atlas 2012
1. http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/Mapas_GPS_EN.htm
2. Select: Mexico GPS Atlas for Garmin
3. Select: Images

Download a sample located in the western area of the City of Puebla.
http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MapasGPS/DNLD/MuestraMGA.zip


caddesign

Nov 21, 2011, 6:39 AM

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TomTom partial map coverage of Mexicio 61%

1. https://www.tomtom.com/en_us/shop/maps/
2. Select your model: GO LIVE
3. Select your map: Mexico
4. Select: More Information


caddesign

Nov 28, 2011, 5:42 AM

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How can I use my GPS to find, Bus Station in Manzanillo, Mexico?
We will need to use a little Spanish, and google maps.

1. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
2. Set default location: Manzanillo, Mexico
3. Search for: Terminal de Autobuses
4. Search results: Terminal de Autobuses Manzanillo
Foca, Valle de Las Garzas, Manzanillo, COL, Mexico

Garmin with 2012.30 map
A. Address
B. Change state/Country>Mexico, Colima
C. Enter City name>Manzanillo, Col
D. Enter Street>Foca
E. Enter House Number>Done>Go

TomTom with fresh new map
A. Address
B. City: Manzanillo CL
C. Street: Calle Foca
D. House number: OK
E. Cross Street: Calle Atun


caddesign

Nov 28, 2011, 5:46 AM

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Can I use Garmin language guide in Mexico? Yes

Some GPS units come with a 30 day trial version.
From main menu Tools>Language Guide

Oxford Travel Language Guide: Western Europe and the Americas contains a multilingual word bank, phrase bank and 5 bilingual dictionaries (with data provided by Oxford University Press).
The multilingual word and phrase bank supports 9 languages and dialects, including American English, British English, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, European Spanish and Latin American Spanish.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1280&ra=true


caddesign

Nov 28, 2011, 5:51 AM

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Why will my Garmin not find parking garage for Guadalajar Mexico?
This because in Mexico, we use name estacionamiento.

From Garmin menu>Where to?> Points of Interest >Parking>select from list>
Estacionamiento

From TomTom main menu>Navigate to>Point of Interest>POI in city>Guadalajara JA>
Parking garage>select from list>Estacionamiento


caddesign

Nov 28, 2011, 3:46 PM

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by Antuan Goodwin

GPS buying guide
How GPS mapping works

http://reviews.cnet.com/2719-12489_7-263-1.html?tag=page;page


caddesign

Dec 5, 2011, 6:32 AM

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Can I use Garmin nüMaps Lifetime in Mexico? Yes
Mexico is now included with this new map update.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=33379&ra=true
http://www8.garmin.com/support/lifetime_updater.html

TomTom Lifetime Map Updates
https://www.tomtom.com/en_us/maps/lifetime-map-updates/index.jsp

allows you to get the latest maps up to 4 times per year
for the life of your device

This map update only can be used to update the preloaded maps that came installed on your device. For example, a device preloaded with North America maps cannot be updated with nüMaps Lifetime Europe, and vice versa.


caddesign

Dec 5, 2011, 6:36 AM

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Can I replace the battery in my 2008 Garmin nuvi 260? Yes
This is a common problem that can be fixed easily and cheaply.

A GPS battery under the hot Mexico sun will not last long.

When ordering new replacement battery, confirm that Torx and Shim tool
(necessary for installation) are included.

These tools are shown in the videos.

Garmin
http://www.newpower99.com/Battery_for_Garmin_Nuvi_260W_p/garmin%20nuvi%20260w.htm

TomTom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcbebExQmx8

http://www.newpower99.com/


chinagringo


Dec 5, 2011, 7:10 AM

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I can understand how the map updates would work if you have the Mexico maps loaded to your internal memory. My question is: if you have the Mexico maps on a microSD card - does the update load to the card?
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



caddesign

Dec 5, 2011, 9:44 AM

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-----from Garmin FAQ-----

Question: What is the largest SD (Secure Digital) card that my nüvi can accept?

Answer:
As long as your nüvi has the most recent version of system software your nüvi will be SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) compatible. This means that there is no limitation to the size of SD card that your nüvi will accept.

To ensure that your unit has the most up to date system software please use our WebUpdater program

and......

Although any brand of SD or microSD card should work without any problems, Garmin recommends using SanDisk or Kingston brand cards. Most SD and microSD cards work with out any issues however Ultra, High Speed (such as 133x or faster), or SD and microSD cards specifically used for high end or professional electronics might not work.


caddesign

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The current version 2.0.12 of Garmin Lifetime Updater.

Change Installation Preferences.
1. Settings
2. Installation
A. Install to Device Only
B. Install to Device and Computer
C. Install to Computer Only
D. Map Install Location: C:\

*Installing to computer may increase the download time significantly.

After new map has been installed to computer. select MapInstall to send map to device or SD memory card.
https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=13862&highlight=mapinstall


caddesign

Dec 5, 2011, 2:26 PM

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Step by step update process for Garmin single map update.

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20007530-285/how-to-update-your-gps-maps-garmin-edition/


caddesign

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How can I use my TomTom GPS to find, Zip code in Ajijic, Mexico?

From main menu
1. Navigate to
2. Address
3. Zip Code
4. Zip Code: 45920 Ajijic
5. Select from list: Ajijic JA (Chapala JA)
6. Street: Ajijic JA (Chapala JA)


caddesign

Dec 11, 2011, 6:43 AM

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Routing Engine Performance
http://www.gpsmagazine.com/2007/06/tomtom_one_xl_review.php?page=9

All the bells and whistles aside, what really matters on any GPS is the quality of the maps, and how well the GPS figures out the best way to get from point A to B.

The single most common complaint I hear, is "the GPS took me on a crazy route that I would never have chosen and was not the best/shortest way."

Arguably the most critical components of any turn-by-turn GPS navigation system are the routing engine and map accuracy. The routing engine is the software on a GPS that decides which route the unit should choose to get from point A to point B. Many people falsely assume that simply having the same maps on two GPS devices will result in the same routing choices. Not so, as there is a great deal of math and decision-making involved when calculating the "best" route.

Not surprisingly, this also one of the most difficult and complex aspects for GPS manufacturers to get right, and is the aspect of GPS navigation that is least well understood by consumers.

There is a lot more to a routing engine than just the mapping data provider. How a given GPS will determine the "best" route is the result of not only the mapping data, but also how many additional data points, or attributes, are factored into the equation.


caddesign

Dec 11, 2011, 7:03 AM

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How to load additional maps to a memory card?

Garmin manuals for map update process
https://support.garmin.com/support/manuals/manuals.faces?partNo=010-MAPUP-00


caddesign

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Can I use my GPS for off road driving in Mexico? Yes
You can add additional map used for off road driving.

http://www.cartografiagps.com/mape32/reviews.htm


caddesign

Dec 11, 2011, 8:15 AM

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How can I activate Garmin nüMaps Lifetime gift card?

1. https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/ActivationLogin.htm
2. Enter the product key located on gift card.
3. my.garmin.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFQjkcCD-g&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_YSnqfGCkg
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=33379&ra=true


caddesign

Dec 11, 2011, 8:18 AM

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Garmin map legend

http://www8.garmin.com/...ource/mapLegend.html


caddesign

Dec 11, 2011, 9:19 AM

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How can I prevent the GPS from falling off car windshield?
This is a common problem that can be fixed easily and cheaply,
by mounting the unit with dashboard disc.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=93883&ra=true
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5aRhVvTU0Q&feature=related


caddesign

Dec 11, 2011, 9:21 AM

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Can I replace the broken screen on my GPS? Yes
This is a common problem when GPS falls off car windshield,
hitting dashboard and breaking the screen, that can be fixed easily and cheaply.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akaBbmBZMc0&feature=related


caddesign

Dec 18, 2011, 8:09 AM

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Garmin travel guide information.
http://www.garmin.com/us/extras/downloads/travelguides

Garmin nüvi Travel Guide Fodor's North America Map
Covers the entire US, Canada and Mexico
http://onlinegpsworld.com/garmin-nvi-travel-guide-fodors-north-america-map-microsd-card/


caddesign

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Description of extensions to Garmin device.

Example: nuvi 2460LMT
LM=Lifetime Map
LT=Lifetime Traffic
LMT=Lifetime Map and Lifetime Traffic


caddesign

Dec 18, 2011, 8:11 AM

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Description of extensions to TomTom device.

Example: GO 2535TM WTE
M=Lifetime Map
T=Lifetime Traffic
TM=Lifetime Traffic and Lifetime Map
TTS=Text-To-Speech
WTE=World Traveler Edition


caddesign

Dec 19, 2011, 12:25 PM

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What size memory card do I need for TomTom ONE XL? 1GB

http://uk.support.tomtom.com/...ers/detail/a_id/2634



caddesign

Dec 19, 2011, 12:26 PM

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Installing maps on a TomTom new memory card

http://uk.support.tomtom.com/...d/9893/?locale=en_GB



caddesign

Dec 22, 2011, 8:22 AM

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The Best Turn-by-Turn Navigation Application for iPhone

http://lifehacker.com/5870122/the-best-turn+by+turn-navigation-app-for-iphone


caddesign

Jan 1, 2012, 12:16 PM

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How can I use my GPS to find, IMSS office in Guadalajara, Mexico?
Instituto Mexicano del seguro social (IMSS)

Garmin with fresh new maps
1. Where to?
2. Points of Interest
3. Near
4. A different City
5. Enter City: Guadalajara, Jal
6. Spell Name
7. Enter Name: Instituto Mexicano
8. Select from list: Instituto Mexicano del seguro social
Calzada Independencia Norte 580

TomTom with fresh new maps
1. Navigate to
2. Address
3. Street and house number
4. City: Guadalajara JA
5. Street: Calzada Independencia Norte
6. House number: 580


caddesign

Jan 1, 2012, 12:17 PM

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Can I use Garmin Mobile PC in Mexico? Yes
I use Garmin mobile PC installed in 15” Toshiba laptop,
with fresh new maps of Canada, USA and Mexico.

http://www8.garmin.com/buzz/demos/garminmobilepc.jsp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMrNRw382Uc


caddesign

Jan 3, 2012, 9:11 AM

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Can lane assist and junction view, be used in Mexico? No
Only available in select metropolitan areas, lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.

Garmin lane assist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT3nyBjsuJ8
Garmin junction view
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HElDa-D7tT8&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuHBhuhdM_M
 
TomTom advanced lane guidance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrBjtNwQv4
TomTom lane guidance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNvGg7XvbEM&feature=related


caddesign

Jan 6, 2012, 1:57 PM

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How Can I Fix My Android’s Crappy GPS?
http://lifehacker.com/...s?tag=ask-lifehacker


caddesign

Jan 8, 2012, 9:54 AM

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Make a Garmin Vehicle Power Cable Work Again
http://www.instructables.com/...er-Cable-Work-Again/


caddesign

Jan 8, 2012, 10:06 AM

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How to get FREE maps for your Garmin GPS
http://www.instructables.com/...for-your-Garmin-GPS/


caddesign

Jan 8, 2012, 10:20 AM

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How to get FREE technical support for your Garmin GPS

http://www.noeman.org/gsm/garmin-gps-system/
http://gpsunderground.com/forum/gps-navigation-systems/garmin-gps-systems/
http://www.navitotal.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?66-Garmin
http://www.haklabs.com/2011/garmin-2012-map-update/


caddesign

Jan 8, 2012, 10:21 AM

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How to get FREE technical support for your TomTom GPS.

http://www.noeman.org/gsm/tomtom-gps-system/
http://gpsunderground.com/forum/gps-navigation-systems/tomtom-gps-systems/
http://www.navitotal.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?64-TomTom


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Jan 8, 2012, 1:09 PM

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Learn how to RESET you Garmin nuvi GPS
http://www.youtube.com/...o&feature=relmfu


caddesign

Jan 8, 2012, 1:38 PM

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Garmin nuvi soft reset
http://www.ehow.com/...armin-nuvi-1300.html


caddesign

Jan 8, 2012, 1:57 PM

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How to reset TomTom GPS (Soft reset)
http://www.ehow.com/...eset-tomtom-910.html

How to reset TomTom GPS to a factory default (Hard reset)
http://www.ehow.com/...factory-default.html


caddesign

Jan 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

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Garmin Approach G6 GPS Takes Golf to a Whole New Level With Worldwide Preloaded Courses,
No Subscriptions and Rechargeable Battery.

http://www.noeman.org/...eloaded-courses.html


caddesign

Jan 16, 2012, 5:42 PM

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Garmin Smartphone Link Android app
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXlBrik6nb0

Download Smartphone Link free from the Android Market to create a seamless navigation experience between a compatible Garmin personal navigator and an Android smartphone.
http://sites.garmin.com/...honelink/android.php


caddesign

Jan 20, 2012, 8:14 AM

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Garmin Communicator Plugin
The Garmin Communicator Plugin is a free Internet browser plugin that transfers data between your Garmin GPS device and your computer.

For example, with the Garmin Communicator Plugin you can add the maps you purchase at Garmin.com to your device. Or, you can upload your training data from your Garmin fitness device to Garmin Connect™.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator/


caddesign

Jan 20, 2012, 8:49 AM

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Can TomTom HD traffic,be used in Mexico? No

Shorten your commute and steer clear of traffic with TomTom’s revolutionary, real-time traffic solution.
• More Accurate Reporting: Captures and reports more actual traffic jams to help you avoid delays.
• More Road Coverage: Recognizes traffic conditions on secondary roads to re-route you clear of traffic more often.
• More Frequent Updates: Delivers updates every 2 minutes to help you steer clear of traffic sooner.
Less Time in Traffic: Gets you to your destination faster.

http://player.vimeo.com/...ine=0&portrait=0
http://www.tomtom.com/...app-for-iphone-ipad/


caddesign

Jan 20, 2012, 9:28 AM

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Can TomTom Route planner,be used in Mexico? Yes

1. From: Ajijic
2. To: Guadalajara
3. Leave now: Right now
4. Plan route
http://www.routes.tomtom.com/#

Note:
View live traffic now, not yet available in Mexico.


caddesign

Jan 20, 2012, 9:46 AM

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There is not enough room on my Garmin device to install a map update.

Solution: You can try deleting unnecessary files from your GPS device.
https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=17099


Papirex


Jan 25, 2012, 1:12 PM

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I recently bought a Garmin 2460 LMT with lifetime traffic and maps, including México and voice commands. I am very disappointed, it is a piece of junk.


There are several problems with the Garmin. I. the speaking voice cannot come close to pronouncing Spanish names. For instance, she calls a Calle a kal. She pronounces avenida as ava-na- dida, and Coligio militar as kolig-iyo, milinar, like a ladies hat shop. 2. You can drive for many miles here in Cuernavaca and never see a street sign, to know where you are at, and the maps on the Garmin display generally have no street names. I am tired of trying to figure out where Gobbledygook kal is.


I just learned today, while reading the online users manual, that tapping on the little car image on my Garmin display will tell me where I am. I haven’t tried it yet, but maybe it will be useful. I wanted to avoid the distraction of fooling with the Garmin display on my dash while driving in this heavy traffic here, that is why I paid for a GPS with voice commands. I think it is almost a necessity to have a front seat passenger to tend to the Garmin, and to tell the driver where and when to turn.


I am greatly disappointed with the Garmin. I thought that buying a model with voice commands would be very good, it isn’t. Only businesses that have paid Garmin an advertising fee are available. Garmin acknowledges that in their online manual, and they say it is a small problem. It is actually a huge problem. I cannot find one of the nicest Chinese restaurants again, where we have dined a couple of times. They do list 15 or 20 other Chinese restaurants. I don’t want to drive 15 or 20 miles to eat at an unknown place though. I also cannot find a Coppel department store that I want to try. They have two or three branches here, and I can’t find a single one of them.


I can stop and type the name and address including the Colonia, for a business on the tiny keyboard, if I know it, but it always shows me 15 or 20 identical addresses for the same business. If I tap on one of them, it always wants to take me 20 miles away, when I know I am within a mile or two of the business.
I am beginning to think the Garmin was just another expensive mistake. I am toying with the idea of calling Garmin to find out if I can change the spoken language from English to Spanish. My unit has lifetime map and traffic updates, so maybe it is possible.


I do know enough Spanish to know the words izquierda, derecho, and adelante, or derecha, so following directions spoken in Spanish, if intelligible, should be no problem. The key will be finding, and hearing or reading understandable words.


It might work OK in a larger well mapped city like México, but here in a medium sized city with virtually no street name signs, it is hopeless so far.


Rex
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved" - Victor Hugo


caddesign

Jan 25, 2012, 3:49 PM

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How can I turn off Garmin (TTS) Text-to-Speech, or change spoken language to Spanish?

From main menu>Tools>Settings>Language>Voice Language>Select from list>
American English (none speaks street names) or change voice to Espanol
Americas-Paulina (speaks street names)


(This post was edited by caddesign on Jan 25, 2012, 4:53 PM)


chinagringo


Jan 25, 2012, 4:41 PM

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Rex:

Like any other new piece of technology, there is a learning curve to using the Garmin in Mexico. I will grant you that it is far from perfect in Mexico but it hardly perfect NOB either. On our part having used a Garmin for the last three years during our Mexico travels, we haven't been disappointed but we had our expectations toned down too.

Since one of your irritants seems to be the pronunciations, you might change voices. On our unit, I found "Carlos"quite good with his pronunciations.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



caddesign

Jan 25, 2012, 4:50 PM

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How can I use my Garmin to find, Coppel stores near Cuernavaca Mexico?

1. From main menu>Where To?>Near>A Different City>Cuernavaca>Select from list>Cuernavaca, MOR
2. Points of Interest>Shopping>Department>Select from list>Coppel stores near your location

Notes:
I used 2012.30 Garmin map of Mexico for this search results.
The best way to search for (POI) Points of interest is to use Garmin free BaseCamp
Software, then upload (POI) to your GPS unit before taking a trip.
http://www8.garmin.com/..._details.jsp?id=4435
http://www.garmin.com/.../onthetrail/basecamp


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caddesign

Jan 27, 2012, 10:03 AM

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How can I easily search for, address or (POI) in Mexico?

1. http://www.navteq.com/
2. Select: Map Highlights
3. Select: NAVETEQ Points of interest (POIs)
4. Unit-System: Imperial
5. Define a radius within POIs shall be displayed: 50 mi
6. Please enter the location you want to set as center point for the search:
Address, Zip, City, POI : Cuernavaca, Mexico
7. Choose which POIs you’d like to see on the map: Restaurant
8. Select: Go

http://www.navteq.com/data_storage/help/index_en.html#search_01


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Papirex


Jan 27, 2012, 5:09 PM

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The NAVTEQ site does not work, it is completely mas-functional. We live on Calle Dos, it is in the north of the city, all of it is in one colonia. There is another Calle named Calle 2 here. It starts in the north of the city, it is not continuous, It goes through The city into the city of Temixco in the south, it passes through several different colonias.


When I enter my address as a starting point, it shows our house as being on Calle 2 , which they have renamed Calle Dos. I suspect that they only list businesses that have paid them a fee, the same as Garmin does, They even tried to steer me to restaurants in Tepoztlan, which is not a part of Cuernavaca. They have no name listings for restaurants.


The Post Office will never rename a street here, and the house addresses are numbered as the houses are built. We have odd and even numbers on both sides of our street. Our house is number 5, houses numbered 6 are on both sides of us. I frequently get mail addressed to number 6. I need to look at the name on the envelope to know which house to take it to.


The last option for me to try is the BICI maps program, at least it is a Mexican created program, and maybe it will be more accurate to navigate in small. Or medium sized cities here. If that doesn't help, the trash can is my next option.


I went online today, my map is up to date with a 2012.30 map. I also downloaded one software update. I was a little concerned about whether it downloaded correctly, as my Garmin was connected to my laptop downstairs, and it could not acquire a satellite signal. If acquiring satellite signal is critical, and I don't know if it is, I will try connecting to my desktop upstairs, or I will take a folding table and chair into the front patio to get any more updates using my laptop. My car is parked there, and it does get satellite signals there.


When I took it outside to connect it in my car, it showed that the map and software was up to date though. If it is anywhere near accurate for México (City) I can drive to the BICI office there and buy their maps on a memory card. I only paid $190 US Bucks for the latest Garmin, so I might as well gamble another $40 Bucks for the BICI maps. If that doesn't work, I will take a hammer to it and put this pile of crap in the garbage where it belongs.


Many of the solutions offered to me were evidently for older models of Garmins, and they will not work in the newer models like I bought. The only language choice I have is for spoken Spanish, no choice of speakers. I have enabled it, I don't know yet if it will be an improvement, but I can understand correctly spoken Spanish a lot better than the garbled mumblings of an English speaker that is trying to speak very fractured Spanish. It did not come with a printed user's manual. Only an online manual is available, it is very time consuming to use it.


I would buy and pay for a printed manual if one was available. Maybe that piece of junk would be usable then. I gave up on the printed Guia Roji maps years ago, too many, many errors and omissions on them for city travel.


Garmin appears to have tried to save money in the wrong place, making their units almost unusable for most users. In my former life, I was an electronic instrument technician. I can always make something work, if it is not faulty.


Rex
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved" - Victor Hugo


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:01 AM

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BiciMapas are my preferred maps for those living and working in Mexico.
I have for many years used these maps on a 2001 Garmin streetpilot III,
for those that need to search for hard to find places in Mexico, these maps
are made for you.

http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm
Please note, for those like me that continue to use older Garmin GPS units,
the file size are many times larger than other maps used in Mexico.

BiciMapas, Mexico GPS Atlas 2012 v7.0 = Approx. 600 MB.
Garmin, City Navigator® Mexico NT 2013.30 = Approx. 140 MB.
TomTom, Mexico_880.3811 = Approx. 82MB.


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:02 AM

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How can I fine the GPS unit ID number?
The GPS ID number is made of 10 digits,
and is an unique electronic identifier for your GPS.

Garmin nuvi and streetpilot series

1. Turn the GPS on
2. Select the Configuration menu (wrench icon)
3. Select SYSTEM
4. Select the ABOUT option, where you will see the GPS ID number


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:04 AM

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Could installing an additional maps files in Garmin GPS unit cause a problem? YES
The problem can be solved easily, by uncheck the unused map files, or by removing
the older map files from the GPS unit.

Garmin nuvi 1300
Main menu>Tools icon>Settings>Map>info

Example
1. City Navigator® Mexico NT 2008, (Remove) this map file from GPS unit
2. City Navigator® Mexico NT 2010, (Remove) this map file from SD memory card
3. City Navigator North America NT 2012.30, (Uncheck) this unused map file.
4. Mexico GPS Atlas 2012 v7.0 , (Check) this map file to be used in Mexico.

Removing the older map files from the unit, you have freed up more memory for the operating system (firmware).
Unchecked map file you can now avoid overlapping Mexico maps.

https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?s=1cea45c64d222c5586e752ca324ba444&t=13862


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:05 AM

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Can I install an additional voice files in Garmin GPS unit? Yes
Garmin WebUpdater can be used to download free voice files into the GPS unit.

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp


caddesign

Jan 29, 2012, 7:08 AM

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Where to report errors or missing (POI) points of interest on Mexico maps?
Always contact the company that produced and sold the data.

For Garmin Maps, NAVTEQ
http://mapreporter.navteq.com/dur-web-external/secured/submitDur.do?userType=CONSUMER&language=#find

For TomTom Maps, TeleAtlas
http://mapinsight.teleatlas.com/mapfeedback/index.php

For Mexico GPS Atlas, BiciMapas
http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MGA_feedback.htm


caddesign

Jan 31, 2012, 11:24 AM

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Waze, one of my favorite free GPS applications on the Android platform, is just a bit older and just a bit better with the version 3.0 update that hit the Android Market today.

http://reviews.cnet.com/...n-3.0/?tag=cnetRiver


pcollin2

Feb 5, 2012, 11:11 AM

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I want to get a Mexico map for my Garmin 760 GPS. Which is better, the Garmin City Navigator, or the BiciMapas GPS Atlas 2012? I am leaning toward the BiciMapas product, but since they both came out with recent upgrades, I am wondering if Garmin has finally caught up to Bici in the completeness of the product. Most on-line comparisons are for older versions of both products. We will be traveling from Guadalajara to Guanajuato and then around Guanajuato. Good POI's would be useful. I use a Mac computer and I know GPS Atlas will only work with a PC, but Mexico Maps online will transfer the GPS Atlas to an SD card for a specific GPS unit for $15....any experience with this?


caddesign

Feb 5, 2012, 2:35 PM

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Free Mac version of BaseCamp software can be used to download
Garmin maps to GPS unit or to SD memory card.

BaseCamp can also be used to purchase Mexico maps online.
Select from Menu: Tools>Buy Maps Online

http://www.garmin.com/.../onthetrail/basecamp
https://buy.garmin.com/...ID=253&pID=11427


caddesign

Feb 5, 2012, 2:46 PM

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To view Garmin (POI's) and map details of Guadalajara and Guanajuato, use NAVTEQ online maps

http://www.navteq.com/#highlight


caddesign

Feb 5, 2012, 4:12 PM

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Mac & Windows support forum for Garmin.

https://forums.garmin.com/...c78ccda2a6&f=191


caddesign

Feb 6, 2012, 6:18 AM

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Mac & Windows support forum for TomTom GPS.
http://www.tomtomforums.com/


caddesign

Feb 6, 2012, 8:06 AM

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Approx. how much will it cost to add addition Mexico map to Garmin nuvi 760 GPS?
($50 USD) 2012 map

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253&pID=11427&ra=true
http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm


caddesign

Feb 6, 2012, 8:08 AM

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Approx. how much will it cost to update preloaded map in Garmin nuvi 760 GPS?
($80 USD) 2012 map includes Canada, USA, and Mexico
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253&pID=1456

($90 USD) nüMaps Lifetime™ North America includes Canada, US, and Mexico maps.
This 1-time purchase allows you to get the latest maps up to 4 times per year for the life of your device.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=33379&ra=true

This map update only can be used to update the preloaded maps that came installed on your Garmin device.¹ For example, a device preloaded with North America maps cannot be updated with nüMaps Lifetime Europe, and vice versa.


caddesign

Feb 11, 2012, 8:51 AM

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Training videos for new version of Garmin free BaseCamp software.

Take charge of your next adventure with BaseCamp, software to view and organize your
maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks and send them to your Garmin device.
http://www8.garmin.com/learningcenter/training/basecamp/#PC
https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=25557


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caddesign

Feb 17, 2012, 7:48 AM

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When will each new Mexico map be available for download?
Both TomTom and Garmin release their maps for download at the same months.

Garmin
1. February, Map-2012.40
2. May, Map-2013.10
3. August, Map-2013.20
4. November, Map-2013.30

TomTom
1. February, Map-885
2. May, Map-890
3. August, Map-895
4. November, Map-900
https://www.tomtom.com/en_us/shop/mapupdateservice/


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Feb 17, 2012, 8:32 AM

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How important is the memory card slot in GPS unit?
For future map updates, you will need a SanDisk or Kingston 4GB memory card.

Every year map updates for Canada, USA, and Mexico grow approx. 400MB
The typical GPS unit only has 2GB of internal memory.


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Feb 17, 2012, 11:28 AM

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The Garmin StreetPilot C series are some that don't have enough memory, so you will need to load maps by region
(Canada, USA or Mexico) or use BaseCamp software.

1. Download and install Garmin MapUpdater software
2. Select: Install Options
3. Choose the region you want to install

A. Full coverage of north America
B. US & Canada
C. Lower 49 states=Aprox 1.3GB USA only
D. East *
E. West *
F. Lower 49 states NE *
G. Lower 49 states NW *
H. Lower 49 States SE *
I. Lower 49 States SW*
J. Southern US & Mexico *
K. Canada + Border states *

* These files are approx 900MB, most GPS units can hold these maps.

Example
The Garmin StreePilot C330 has only 1GB of usable internal memory, 2GB SD card slot.
This GPS unit can not hold all of North America because there is too much data now.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=6385&ra=true


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Feb 18, 2012, 9:27 AM

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Can I use TomTom map zones on Mexico map? NO
This is not yet available for Canada, USA, and Mexico.

Map Zones
The size of our maps increases all the time as we add detail, such as new roads. We add more detail to make the maps more accurate and more useful.

You may find that when you buy a new map or update an existing map, the map you have chosen does not fit on your navigation device. To solve this, HOME can offer you smaller sections of some maps, called map zones. A map zone contains the same level of details as a complete map.

When you buy or update a map, you may be able to choose a map zone using TomTom HOME. This happens if you cannot fit a complete map on your navigation device.

http://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/12185/kw/newmaps/session/L3NpZC9MMlFfcSpRaw


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Feb 18, 2012, 12:47 PM

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TomTom map details and coverage of North America

Countries fully covered (99.9%): the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Mexico - street network, with detailed coverage of (70 cities)
http://uk.support.tomtom.com/...LzEvc2lkL2xxbnhWKlFr


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Feb 26, 2012, 9:26 AM

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Misleading satnavs (GPS) have caused more than £200 million worth of damage to cars in the past 12 months, it was revealed today.

As many as 83% of satnav users have been misled by their system, a survey by Confused.com found.
Accidents caused by drivers going the wrong way have led to damage totalling £203 million in the past year, the poll also showed. Of those led astray, 52% ended up screaming at their devices, while 68% have ended up doing longer journeys and clocking up unnecessary miles.

The poll of 2,000 drivers also revealed that women were more likely than men to get angry with their satnav, with drivers in the East Midlands exhibiting the most rage.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2101692/Wrong-turn-Misleading-sat-navs-caused-203-million-damage-cars-past-year.html


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Feb 26, 2012, 11:41 AM

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A quick look at voice commands in the Garmin nuvi 2360 series
http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related


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Feb 26, 2012, 11:48 AM

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Garmin Driving Recorder
http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related


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Feb 26, 2012, 12:40 PM

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The new 2012 Garmin nuvis offer InstaSearch & InstaRoute
http://www.youtube.com/...M&feature=relmfu


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Feb 28, 2012, 1:48 PM

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Secret Startup Commands and hidden menus in Garmin devices
http://www.noeman.org/...-garmin-devices.html


caddesign

Feb 29, 2012, 3:56 PM

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Installing and using the Garmin Language Guide with your Garmin GPS.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxAxbBa3mWs


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Feb 29, 2012, 4:03 PM

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Linking your bluetooth cell phone to your Garmin GPS.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_wsWQh4IdM


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Feb 29, 2012, 4:11 PM

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Mounting Garmin GPS to bicycle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkXfd1FIKOo


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Feb 29, 2012, 4:21 PM

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Garmin picture viewer tool.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpX7NetUR5g


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Feb 29, 2012, 4:24 PM

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Find out all you need to know about the help menu on the Garmin nuvi GPS.
http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related


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Feb 29, 2012, 4:28 PM

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Find out all you need to know about Garmin ecoRoute and how you can use the nuvi 1300 series to save you money and fuel.
http://www.youtube.com/...E&feature=relmfu


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Feb 29, 2012, 4:34 PM

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different ways to mark a waypoint on Garmin.
http://www.youtube.com/...M&feature=relmfu


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Feb 29, 2012, 4:39 PM

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Tools menu on the Garmin.
http://www.youtube.com/...0&feature=relmfu


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Mar 1, 2012, 7:40 AM

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Instructions for downloading a map (TomTom HOME)
http://us.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10541/?Lid=4


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Mar 1, 2012, 7:42 AM

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Backing up your TomTom device
http://us.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5654/?Lid=4


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Mar 1, 2012, 7:44 AM

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Updating application on TomTom device
http://us.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/6218/?Lid=4


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Mar 1, 2012, 7:45 AM

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TomTom more FAQs
http://us.support.tomtom.com/app/home/?Lid=4&locale=en_US


caddesign

Mar 5, 2012, 12:26 PM

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View live traffic conditions for Canada, USA, and Mexico.
http://www8.garmin.com/traffic/


caddesign

Mar 15, 2012, 2:30 PM

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Can I use TomTom or Garmin safety camera alerts in Mexico? NO
This is not yet available in Mexico.

Garmin Cyclops™ Safety Cameras — U.S. and Canada
https://buy.garmin.com/...ID=287&pID=69781

TomTom Safety Camera alerts
http://www.tomtom.com/...hp?id=58&tab=133


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bOT6tiMd2c


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Mar 15, 2012, 3:07 PM

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Taking a look at the Garmin carrying cases.

http://www.youtube.com/...4&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5_z-hJ80yU
http://www.youtube.com/...o&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJGbZ8nWYSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N97R9nIgw8E


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Mar 15, 2012, 3:38 PM

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Garmin Dog Tracking System.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7nm2bWDRVg


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Mar 15, 2012, 3:45 PM

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GPS tracker on your vehicle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJJFe2i6kAE


DavidMcL


Mar 15, 2012, 4:14 PM

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Due to its length I am locking this thread.
Please feel free to start a part 2 thread.

David
David McL
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