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caddesign

Apr 19, 2013, 6:39 AM

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New TomTom GO series announced
TomTom has announced a new high-end TomTom GO series this morning, including 4.3″, 5″ and 6″ models. While the details aren’t entirely clear, it appears that all models will include a capacitive multi-touch display and 3D buildings.
http://gpstracklog.com/2013/04/new-tomtom-go-series-announced.html#more-21391


caddesign

Apr 19, 2013, 6:40 AM

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Garmin Introduces TOPO Mexico
Garmin is pleased to announce the release of TOPO Mexico. Designed to provide interactive viewing of detailed topographic maps for all of Mexico, these maps are available on a preprogrammed microSD™/SD™ card or as a download from the Garmin website.

TOPO Mexico offers a wide array of topographic information such as terrain contours, trails and tracks, national parks, waterways and geographic points so you’ll have everything you need for you next hiking, backpacking or cycling adventure.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=127966&pvID=128254


caddesign

Apr 19, 2013, 6:41 AM

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From Garmin Taiwan nuvi 3595R new navigation device with Dove+applications
Nuvi 3595R is a navigation system device , which is based on Android 4.04 OS, with a newer, faster CPU, 800 × 480 pixel TFT LCD touch screen (supports dual point operation), built-in support for HDTV digital TV receiver, support for dual-lens driving recorder, WIFI networking capabilities to support multimedia player, new version of the interface, new voice recognition (search for the keyword and full address), the most important it is an Android Device, it means it can download the App on Google Play
http://www.noeman.org/gsm/garmin-news-reviews-previews/294093-garmin-taiwan-nuvi-3595r-new-navigation-device-dove-applications.html


caddesign

Apr 22, 2013, 6:40 AM

Post #129 of 147 (61788 views)

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Garmin nüMaps Lifetime North America Map Updates for $26.99 w/ $3.00 shipping on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-n%C3%BCMaps-Lifetime-America-Updates/dp/B001PKTFM8?SubscriptionId=AKIAJ7T5BOVUVRD2EFYQ&tag=camels-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B001PKTFM8


chicois8

Apr 22, 2013, 7:36 AM

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I am considering buying a new car that comes with navigation by TOM TOM...
I travel In Mexico 6 months of the year and am trying to find out if these auto GPS comes with a Mexico map or does it have to be brought separately as a mini SD chip ....I have the Mexico maps from Garmin and Bisimapas, will either of those work with a TOM TOM?
Rincon de Guayabitos,Nayarit
San Mateo, California


caddesign

Apr 22, 2013, 8:17 AM

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Both Garmin and TomTom have navigation units for cars.
The cost for updating maps for a car unit is much higher (Approx. $300 USD)

You can save yourself some money by buying a GPS unit with
LifeTime maps and traffic of Canada, US and Mexico.
The unit can also be used on other cars if needed (Rental car).

TomTom partial coverage of Mexico 79%
Garmin partial coverage of Mexico 99%

PS
Not all Garmin units with North America maps include Mexico


chicois8

Apr 22, 2013, 8:22 AM

Post #132 of 147 (61768 views)

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Thank you for the quick reply, my main question is if the TOM TOM unit comes with their Mexico maps installed, or do I have to purchase an SD chip for the Mexico part...
Rincon de Guayabitos,Nayarit
San Mateo, California


caddesign

Apr 22, 2013, 8:34 AM

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Car owners frustrated with onboard GPS
Satisfaction with integrated auto navigation systems is down, according to a new J.D. Power study.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57563497-93/car-owners-frustrated-with-onboard-gps/


caddesign

Apr 22, 2013, 8:39 AM

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Not all cars with built-in TomTom GPS units will include Mexico map
Addition Mexico map will need to be purchase for these units.


caddesign

Apr 22, 2013, 8:51 AM

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TomTom Built-in navigation web site
http://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/products/car-navigation/built-in/


chicois8

Apr 22, 2013, 11:55 AM

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Thank you, I believe my mind is made up and just stick with my Garmin Nuvi
with lifetime map update instead of a built in model...
Rincon de Guayabitos,Nayarit
San Mateo, California


caddesign

Apr 25, 2013, 11:29 AM

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Garmin BaseCamp 4.2 finally supports Trip Planner
https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?36044-What-s-new-in-BaseCamp-4-2

Garmin nuvi 3550 and nuvi 3590 Trip Planner (Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k17Oo_e4wyo


caddesign

Apr 25, 2013, 1:00 PM

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How To Choose A GPS System (Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYTwVVophvM

How to Pick a GPS Device (Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKB41TNkp80

The Best New Features of Portable GPS (Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYVeS3s5RKI


caddesign

Apr 27, 2013, 3:47 PM

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Garmin against smartphone - new slogan for Nuvi 2013 series!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZmN3hwLyJQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebRi9X5s9M4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxm5LwX-WM0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRweCqTHAyY


caddesign

Apr 28, 2013, 7:01 AM

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Can dataless smartphones still use GPS navigation apps?
Cost-conscious wireless consumers have figured out that you don't need to pay a hefty monthly data fee to a wireless carrier to still enjoy many of the apps and functionality found on smartphones.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57573976-94/can-dataless-smartphones-still-use-gps-navigation-apps/


caddesign

May 12, 2013, 7:26 AM

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Garmin Maps | Cloning Method: Install a Map Update Directly to the SD Card.

Garmin Express and GarminMapUpdater include methods for installing maps to a SD card for most, but not all devices. The cloning procedure described in this FAQ works for those devices not supported by the Garmin programs, namely the nuvi 3xx, 5x0, 6xx, 8x0, 8x5 and 5000 series (and perhaps others).

1. There are some other advantages to using the cloning method. These include:
You can perform the map update process without affecting your device. If something
goes wrong with the update, you still have a working GPS with the old map.

2. The map install process will be faster. This is because it installs through your
computer's card reader which is a much faster device than the USB port of your Garmin device.

3. If you keep multiple map versions on separate SD cards, you can easily test the new
map and revert back to a previous version with simple card swapping. SD cards are
cheap. Keep your old map SD card until you are sure the new map is OK.

This method will work with the older Garmin nuvi and zumo devices including the following model series.
nuvi: 2x0, 2x5, 3xx, 465, 5xx, 6xx, 7x0, 7x5, 8x0, 8x5, 5000
zumo: 450, 500, 550
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/39231


caddesign

May 12, 2013, 7:27 AM

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2013 Garmin nuvi series traffic is ad-free
When Garmin introduced lifetime traffic in 2008, it came bundled with their units but was ad-supported. You can see an example in the screenshot below. Personally, I found the ads low-key, but they certainly annoyed lots of folks.
http://gpstracklog.com/2013/05/ad-free-traffic-garmin-nuvi-2013.html#more-21478


caddesign

May 12, 2013, 7:30 AM

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What do I do if my device doesn't support the SD card feature during the Garmin Express map update?
It may not be possible to load the entire map update to some Garmin GPS devices using Garmin Express. As map updates increase in detail, they also increase in size and some devices do not have enough internal memory to store the entire update.
If the device cannot fit the entire map update and is not given the option to load directly to a SD card during the update,1 the maps can be installed to the computer and sent to a SD or microSD data card (please refer to the manual to see which card is right for the device) via Garmin MapInstall.

Start the map update using Garmin Express
  1. At the "Select a Region" prompt, click Continue
  2. Click the drop-down list at the bottom left of the window
  3. Click Device and Computer
  4. Select a region from the list to install to the internal memory of the Garmin (The largest map region will be installed to the computer)
  5. Click Continue



(This post was edited by caddesign on May 12, 2013, 7:34 AM)


caddesign

May 12, 2013, 7:46 AM

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OSM Maps
Free maps for your Garmin GPS
Canada
Costa Rica
México
United States

http://www.osmmaps.com/


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caddesign

May 12, 2013, 3:48 PM

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Garmin GPS in Sunlight Comparison Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uKTgEv8Kcw


caddesign

May 18, 2013, 7:15 AM

Post #146 of 147 (61360 views)

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TomTom released new update maps of Canada, US & Mexico,
Partial coverage of Mexico increase to 80%
http://discussions.tomtom.com/t5/News-and-announcements/Map-v910-ready-for-download-and-purchase/td-p/499270


caddesign

May 18, 2013, 7:17 AM

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Garmin nuvi traffic symbols
I’m not sure how many folks actually take the time to review Garmin’s traffic symbol legend. When you’re fighting traffic probably isn’t the best time to do it, and it’s not that simple to find the legend either.

First of all you have to have the traffic receiver connected and receiving, so there’s no way to try it in the comfort of your living room. And then you have to find it (Apps > Traffic > Menu > Legend on the newest models). So to make things easier for you, I’ve compiled them all here…
http://gpstracklog.com/2013/05/garmin-nuvi-traffic-symbols.html
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