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Old 14th February 2011, 15:28   #1711
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Thanks.
No I havent deleted anything from the device-hence I will check Option 1 to see if it automatically moves to UK maps.

From Cool_dube's suggestion I shall try Option B first as I would prefer not to remove the SD card etc unless it is absolutely necessary.

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If the UK map has not been deleted (unlikely that you would have), it will automatically use that map. Just make sure it is listed under Maps.
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Option A - Remove the SD card altogether. This would force the unit to refer to the default/internal maps (which I presume are still there in the device).

Option B - Instruct the unit to refer to internal maps only, while retaining the SD card. You need to check/uncheck the relevant options under - 'Settings' -> 'Maps' -> MapInfo

Hope that helps.
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Old 15th February 2011, 03:36   #1712
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I visited Costco on Sunday to make my final round of purchases. I was surprised to see that the Garmin 265 WT now costs only 99 USD, compared to 115 that I'd paid in December.

I thought of exchanging the unit or asking for a price rebate, but did not have the unit and bill with me at that time. On further thoughts, I found that it would cost around 105 USD with taxes, so for 10 bucks I'd lose all my GPS tracks and map updates. This apart I'd need to go to Costco again, which is not accesible by public transport, and I'd need my pal to be there too, as he is a member.

This is just an FYI to prospective buyers that the price now is really juicy. I also found a Motorola 5" unit for 165 USD, which looks like a great deal.
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Old 16th February 2011, 17:19   #1713
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i checked the garmin unit again last evening
both sets of maps are on it (MMI India and the UK, Europe, Ireland etc) - no problem.
so i guess once I go there, I can simply turn the machine on and allow it to orientate itself to the country im in.
will check it out and see.

either ways my N8 which has the latest downloads of all maps across the world, should be a good enough machine to orientate myself - at least while walking about or when using public transportation.

meanwhile MMI has launched their Version 6 in India - I got an emailer yesterday.
I think it might be worth upgrading my current MMI version but there is no mention of whether this is possible and the costs of such upgrade.

any news from anyone on the forum?

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Old 17th February 2011, 15:38   #1714
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Just called Satguide to check if there is any update to Garmin maps. As per customer care, next version would be released by Monday.

Version that I have is from Aug-2010.
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I am thinking of picking up a Garmin Nuvi 1300 (the basic one) because its readily available at a Best Buy near me. How is this unit ?
I was gunning for the 265W or atleast the 205W, but didnt find them in any brick and mortar shops (havent visited CostCo, as a member mentioned). Dont want to buy online.

Also, I am sure this question has been answered before, but do MMI/Satguide maps work on Tomtom units ?

EDIT : I dont think thats possible (yet), going by the posts here. Any luck with Megellan devices ? Seem pretty cheap.

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Hi guys, got an SMS today saying that Satguide 3.5" available for 3999/- and 4.3" for 5999/- ... Looks like annual clearance sale is going on ... interested members can pm me for the contact number.
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Old 19th February 2011, 18:25   #1717
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MMI sent a mailer that the new upgraded maps are available now
My version is from August 2010.

the new one Version 6 has last mile navigation with house numbers etc in major cities.
unfortunately this works only for MMI devices and not for the Garmin which I have.
However I am told by MMI that they are working on the interface for Garmin also and that in another 6 months they should have a version which works on Garmin and provides last mile navigation, house numbers etc.

I guess I shall wait until then to upgrade my current MMI SD Card.
the procedure seems simple - pay for the upgrade- receive an email link within 24 hours and then download the maps upgrade from that link to one's PC/ laptop. Then plug in the Garmin device to the laptop using an USB connecting cord and allow the MMI SD card to update itself. Apparently the process can take a couple of hours depending on the internet speed one is able to get.



this is just for the info of those who may be interested.
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I have also got sms and email as well from SatGuide. The email contains this image.
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Just called Satguide to check if there is any update to Garmin maps. As per customer care, next version would be released by Monday.

Version that I have is from Aug-2010.
Is Satguide the same as Satnav? Can you share the number? I am now back in India and need to buy a map for my Garmin 265 WT
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IMHO satguide and satnav are different.

why dont you guys just share the details so that everyone can have a look or you guys want to fill up your PM boxes!

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Is Satguide the same as Satnav? Can you share the number? I am now back in India and need to buy a map for my Garmin 265 WT
Yup, both refer to the same product. Satguide is the name of the product and SatNav is name of the company.

Contact info from satguide.in:

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To get new licenses, please email satguide@satnavtech.com For Technical Issues Call: +91 4066777333, +91 99636 11173
For Enquiries Call: +91 98494 60351, +91 99083 75771
Email: satguide@satnavtech.com
We will respond in 24 hrs or less.
Garmin maps cost 1k, further updates coast 500 Rs each.
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Did some Google search and figured out that most devices do support view of Re-installed tracklogs. So that means, if you want to share logs to some one else, he/she cannot move it to his/her device and follow the trail.

Seems like a simple thing, but too bad, Garmin does not support.

Has any one tried this?
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Only entry level Garmins do not support GPX tracks. Many other software, esp offroad software support loading any gpx and following the trail. Slightly expensive garmin units also support the same.
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My brother recently bought MMI LX130.
I own a Garmin with Satnav maps in SD card.

Is it possible for me to use the SD card in Lx130 and use the same in Garmin ?

MMI guy says that it is not possible because Garmin does not support the Map provided along with LX130 and i need a purchase the map seperately for Garmin.
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Did some Google search and figured out that most devices do support view of Re-installed tracklogs.
I think Garmin stores these tracks as CSV files. Will have to check if that is still the case, if it is then it might be possible to write a small utility to "import" GPX tracks.
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