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Old 7th January 2011, 20:38   #1606
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Sguitk > Sir, my friend is comming to India from US in this month end and i like to know the best model which i can ask him to buy for me? i have shortlisted one Garmin nuvi 265 W 4.3 inches which comes with bluetooth connectivity is it OK? further can you guide me how to install the MMI maps into it? i know you have been using a Garmin unit along with friction unit can you please guide me into buying and fixing in my ANHC thank you in advance

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Sguitk > Sir, my friend is comming to India from US in this month end and i like to know the best model which i can ask him to buy for me? i have shortlisted one Garmin nuvi 265 W 4.3 inches which comes with bluetooth connectivity is it OK? further can you guide me how to install the MMI maps into it? i know you have been using a Garmin unit along with friction unit can you please guide me into buying and fixing in my ANHC thank you in advance
265 WT is a good product and I bought it 2 weeks ago. Cost me 115 USD which included a free pouch---the price was 135 for both earlier.

As regards friction mount, I found a new model at the shops here that costs around 5 USD more, and saw a good video review on Amazon. See the video at the left bottom of the page at:-

Amazon.com: Garmin Friction Mount: Electronics

It compares with the older model and lists the advantages. I plan to buy this shortly.

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can you guide me how to install the MMI maps into it?
Its pretty straightforward actually. Just put MMI's SD Card into the PND and restart it.
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Guys, Recently bought a Nokia C3 for personal usage. Can we download any free maps onto the same ? I want to do it offline. Being a mech guy, dont have any idea as to which is a best choice for usage in India.

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C3 runs an older version of operating system. And it does not have GPS.

So, choice of map software is very limited.

I guess only option for offline usage is to download MGMaps and use it with offline Google maps.
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C3 runs an older version of operating system. And it does not have GPS.

So, choice of map software is very limited.

I guess only option for offline usage is to download MGMaps and use it with offline Google maps.
NetfreakBombay, I dont mind using the data offline [ anyway I dont have any dataplan with me ]. Can you kindly guide me to the right direction on MGMaps or Offline Google maps. I know that you have been playing around with them for quite long time, I need your guidance on the same Please

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Download mgmaps from : Mobile GMaps - Download

After setting it up, download offline maps using tools from : Mobile GMaps - Map Tile Caching tools

Did you try opening OVI store on your phone? Maybe there is a version of OVI Maps for your phone.
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I am using SatGuide Tracker for my dog and I can say that it is a device which has value for money. According to me all pet lovers should use it for safety of their pets. I am not aware of other users experience but I am totally satisfied with it.
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It can also be used as a personal tracker.
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I am using SatGuide Tracker for my dog ...
Why not just give him a phone and keep in touch that way?

Seriously, though, does that allow you to track him, real time? Do you actually watch where he goes? Does he go far?

I don't think I ever heard of anyone using any kind of tracker on a domestic animal before.
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Well ! when you love your pet very much and your pet is naughty, then my friend you need this.
If still not satisfied then read this:
Fighting Poachers with GPS | Satguide Blog
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I just bought maps from satguide.in and loaded the same in my gps device (garmin 205w). When I restarted the device, I am getting the error "can't unlock the maps". What could be the problem? Can anyone please guide me?
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I just bought maps from satguide.in and loaded the same in my gps device (garmin 205w). When I restarted the device, I am getting the error "can't unlock the maps". What could be the problem? Can anyone please guide me?
Did you copy the key file. The Garmin unit should ask you for a license key or something
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I just bought maps from satguide.in and loaded the same in my gps device (garmin 205w). When I restarted the device, I am getting the error "can't unlock the maps". What could be the problem? Can anyone please guide me?
did you copy the files across, or did you actually insert the uSD card (in an adapter). If teh former then delete these files, and do the latter.
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Thats news!
Didnt know this was available yet in India.
How large is it and how much does it cost?
Need to figure for my 3 pet monsters even though they dont loaf around unless accompanied by one of us.
Also how durable is it against repeated tugging and chewing because my youngest Alsatian is constantly tugging at the other 2 chaps collars etc.

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I am using SatGuide Tracker for my dog and I can say that it is a device which has value for money. According to me all pet lovers should use it for safety of their pets. I am not aware of other users experience but I am totally satisfied with it.
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