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Old 16th March 2017, 12:31   #3571
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Agreed.

Here is what I think you should look at:

Nuvi 2567LM

http://www.garmin.co.in/products/ont...67lm/#specsTab
Looks good. The current one we have is the 2465LM which has given me excellent service. My son does not like the Garmin interface, so I am not sure he will update it. I must say, I was surprised to see the Ganges Barrage route linking Kanpur - Lucknow on his MMI maps. I am not sure whether it is the preferred route or not, since I still have to figure out the MMI navigation.

The 2567LM is 17900 list, so should be be in the 15-16k range on Amazon.
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Default Re: The GPS/Maps Discussion Thread (Dedicated Satnav, Smartphones, Tablets, etc)

Today, my phone got the software for NaviMaps app updated with the new November 2016 maps.

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The previous version:



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More map data and PoI than the previous version.

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Old 27th April 2017, 17:01   #3573
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Cross-posting, but does anyone have experience with Android based GPS devices like the one below?

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Source: http://www.gearbest.com/android-gps-_gear/c_11247/
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Old 31st May 2017, 16:49   #3574
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There is a workaround. Download Garmin Basecamp on your computer, plot your route on the computer using Google Maps, save that as a KML or KMZ file, and send that file to your Garmin device.

Google Maps is better at finding remote places, and OpenstreetsMap on the Garmin can provide the navigation afterwards.

Here's a video that explains nicely how this can be done:

Hope this helps. Cheers
Superb video. I completed all the steps and exported to my Garmin WT 265 device, but when I switched it on, I could not find that route anywhere. It does figure in my memory drive on the device, when I search after connecting to a laptop.

Any clues? Further, I don't see an 'app' icon on my device, though the video shows it. Also, I'd like you to know that my India maps are on the SD card in the device. The main drive has the US maps that came with it.

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Hi Guys,

Urgently in need of a GPS device, any pointers on what is the latest and best up in the market?
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Urgently in need of a GPS device, any pointers on what is the latest and best up in the market?
My take would still be the same Garmin 25XX series. If you buy the LM* version in India, you get free map updates.
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Hi folks, how is map update going on with Garmin devices off late?
I was checking latest maps (2017 release) and they still have the condition saying - "*Map updating process will be compatible only by using window 7 and Internet Explorer (IE) as a web browser."
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Superb video. I completed all the steps and exported to my Garmin WT 265 device, but when I switched it on, I could not find that route anywhere. It does figure in my memory drive on the device, when I search after connecting to a laptop.

Any clues? Further, I don't see an 'app' icon on my device, though the video shows it. Also, I'd like you to know that my India maps are on the SD card in the device. The main drive has the US maps that came with it.
My god, deepest apologies for completely ignoring you! I totally forgot the existence of this thread. I don't know why, but I never get email notifications when there is some activity in a thread I participated in, even though I have set the forum software to do so.

Anyway, back to the point - it looks like your unit does not have the Apps feature that mine does. I can load extra apps onto my device; doesn't look like you can.

My India maps too are on the SD card. The device came with North America maps.

I am sorry, I am afraid I do not have much more info to be of any help to you.

Once again, apologies for forgetting this thread exists!

Cheers
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I am sorry, I am afraid I do not have much more info to be of any help to you.

Once again, apologies for forgetting this thread exists!

Cheers
No issues, I relied on Google Maps on my Android phone, and they were quite accurate. Now I need to find a good phone holder for my dashboard so that I don't have to peer at my phone on the gear console.
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Have an old Garmin 265W. As of now it's updated with Satguide maps from 2012 and have not updated it after that at all. I checked Satguide website and their last map update is 2013 it seems. Are there any map providers who sell India maps for old Garmin devices? Don't want to invest in a new device as of now and just need the maps (in budget).
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Any clues? Further, I don't see an 'app' icon on my device, though the video shows it. Also, I'd like you to know that my India maps are on the SD card in the device. The main drive has the US maps that came with it.
265WT does not support routing feature. Hence the problem.


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Have an old Garmin 265W. As of now it's updated with Satguide maps from 2012 and have not updated it after that at all. I checked Satguide website and their last map update is 2013 it seems. Are there any map providers who sell India maps for old Garmin devices? Don't want to invest in a new device as of now and just need the maps (in budget).
Move on from Satguide. I think they are history. Garmin's own maps are the best. Even MMI have stopped maps for Garmin.
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No issues, I relied on Google Maps on my Android phone, and they were quite accurate. Now I need to find a good phone holder for my dashboard so that I don't have to peer at my phone on the gear console.
I use this. As long as you don't knock it off with your hand. It does its job very well. I prefer this magnetic holder over the claw like holder I had for my former Garmin device, its much more easy to mount and dismount your phone.
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Move on from Satguide. I think they are history. Garmin's own maps are the best. Even MMI have stopped maps for Garmin.
Can one get Garmin's maps for the older devices too? I was not able to see any compatibility list or the price on their website? Most of the map updates listed were for LM devices.
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Can one get Garmin's maps for the older devices too? I was not able to see any compatibility list or the price on their website? Most of the map updates listed were for LM devices.
Ideally they should work. But I dont know they have changed over time. Will be always good to confirm with Garmin support.
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