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Old 19th May 2010, 11:41   #931
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I had ordered Garmin 260W via 20North on April 29th, it arrived on May 17th, 4 days later than promised, may be because I am in a village. They basically ordered it from Amazon.com to an US address and then re-shipped it to me, in that same Amazon.com box.

Yesterday I ordered the SatGuide map for Garmin for the same. Will I get SD card or microSD in an adopter? They didn't say anything about that. I have told them it is 260W and need SD card.

Samurai, any reasons why you chose satguide over Mapmy India ?

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Couple of days back when i was driving in heavy rains, my Garmin device lost connection to the satellite. Not good, IMO.
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Old 19th May 2010, 12:42   #933
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Funny part was the way the English lady's voice was pronouncing the names of the road. Totally worth it.

A big thanks to MX6 and Ampere for all their help.

Now I would need directions on how to add personal POI and also how to plot my own route and upload the same to the PND.

Try the POI loader (free download from Garmin site) for marking personal POIs and loading it. I'm yet to try that though.

Thanks for your acknowledgement.

The lady does amuse you. Later you get used to it.
The first time I heard Piyoon Vidaiyya peet road (pune vidyapeeth road) I was amazed.
Once while I was lost in Raigad and after sometime the lady comes and says, drive 2 kilometer on to road to Mahad, my father screamed from behind, "Now the stupid lady tells the directions"

I created my own route using google earth, saved them as kml files, converted from kml to gpx using free converters available in the net and loaded them on to the garmin. I did that on a trip to Morachi Chincholi.

Refer to link below on details of how I did that.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1808225-post669.html

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Couple of days back when i was driving in heavy rains, my Garmin device lost connection to the satellite. Not good, IMO.
Which Garmin device do you have Amitoj?

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Old 19th May 2010, 13:01   #934
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MMI guys still in the process of sending the GPS to me. Aaargh.
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Old 19th May 2010, 13:09   #935
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Samurai, any reasons why you chose satguide over Mapmy India ?
This is why: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1883072-post880.html
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I had ordered Garmin 260W via 20North on April 29th, it arrived on May 17th
Congratulations! Looks like 20north.com is worth a shot What are the standard accessories that you got with the unit?

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I chose the gift option.
I believe you need to provide a out-of-India sender's address to be able to pay using this option, right?
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Funny part was the way the English lady's voice was pronouncing the names of the road. Totally worth it.
Tell me about it! First time my GPS did this, i had to pull over as i was laughing so hard. There is a flyover on the Bannerghatta road, at the Jayadeva circle. It is listed as "Jayadeva BTM Underpass". So, when the lady says "Keep Left on Jay Diva Bottom Underpass", i had to stop!!

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Which Garmin device do you have Amitoj?
Its a Nuvi 265WT
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Congratulations! Looks like 20north.com is worth a shot What are the standard accessories that you got with the unit?
Nothing apart from car charger and mounting kit.

I had also ordered Garmin friction mount, that hasn't arrived. The tracking status says In_Local_Transit.

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I believe you need to provide a out-of-India sender's address to be able to pay using this option, right?
Yes, I do have an US address I can use.
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Try the POI loader (free download from Garmin site) for marking personal POIs and loading it. I'm yet to try that though.

I created my own route using google earth, saved them as kml files, converted from kml to gpx using free converters available in the net and loaded them on to the garmin. I did that on a trip to Morachi Chincholi.

Refer to link below on details of how I did that.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1808225-post669.html
Thanks Buddy. Will go thru the same and PM you if I encounter any roadblocks.
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Thanks Buddy. Will go thru the same and PM you if I encounter any roadblocks.
And take this golden rule. Back up your garmin on to your computer before you add/ remove any file.
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Guys,

Good news the vendor from whom I have purchased the device sent me an email today asking me to download the latest map update, you know what it is May 2010 version with 725cities. WOW

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Oh, I thought this was free, now it is asking for a password to open it.
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And take this golden rule. Back up your garmin on to your computer before you add/ remove any file.
Thanks for reminding us of this one. It had completely slipped my mind. However, with the software locked to the card id only if there is corruption with no chip damage will it help.
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And take this golden rule. Back up your garmin on to your computer before you add/ remove any file.
Thanks for that valuable tip. Will do it first thing today after going home.

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Oh, I thought this was free, now it is asking for a password to open it.
I tried after reading your post and could download the zip fine. No passwords required.

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I tried after reading your post and could download the zip fine. No passwords required.
Try opening the zip file.
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Ordered a Garmin 205W from 20North.com today. ETA is 20-24 days. Keeping my fingers crossed!!
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