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Old 12-30-2007, 07:22 AM   #76
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Garmin Nuvi 760 - SD or SDHC??

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I bought my wife a Nuvi 760 for use in her cage. I must say I'm pretty impressed with it so far and want to load her up with music files. Do the new nuvi's support SDHC or are we limited to the standard SD cards?

Oh yea, guess I also need to call Garmin Support to find out how much it will cost for an unlock code to interface the City Navigator I already own (last years version).
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:57 AM   #77
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I have the 760 and use it on my RT. Really like this as a bike GPS, I have ordered a mount for the RT but have done a long ride with te unit stuck to the RT screen with suction mount. What I like about the unit is the FM transmitter that transmits my music to the Radio, route prompts come through as well, so I have a GPS that serves up my music as well. I also like the track logs, usefull for checking speed over a route etc. I know th unit isn't designed as a motorcycle unit but I think it has more pros than the Zumo for my use. Bugger screen, FM transmitter , can also take blue tooth phone, but I don't want that on the bike.
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:44 AM   #78
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Oh yea, guess I also need to call Garmin Support to find out how much it will cost for an unlock code to interface the City Navigator I already own (last years version).
The unlock code comes in the box with the GPS. Yellow piece of paper. I added a Nuvi 680 to my GPS collection yesterday.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:08 AM   #79
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It should say on garmins website what it supports. I know the 550 supports SDHC as I have an 8gb card in mine right now:)
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:19 PM   #80
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The unlock code comes in the box with the GPS. Yellow piece of paper. I added a Nuvi 680 to my GPS collection yesterday.

Hmmm no such luck on the yellow piece of paper. I hope it didn't go the way of the christmas wrapping paper
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Old 01-01-2008, 01:43 PM   #81
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Hmmm no such luck on the yellow piece of paper. I hope it didn't go the way of the christmas wrapping paper
I've heard that begging Garmin tech support for a new one is effective.
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:15 PM   #82
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Ok the Unlock code turned out to be easier than expected. Upon registering the unit online with Garmin; the unlock code was provided on my wifes new "MyGarmin" webpage
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:38 AM   #83
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Garmin Nuvi on a motorcycle

Anyone used a Garmin Nuvi on a motorcycle? I'm thinking of buying a Nuvi to take to the USA later this year. They're much smaller and lighter than my old Streetpilot so easier to take in hand luggage. Also the 270, 370 and 770 come with City Navigator for the UK, Europe and USA pre-installed.

I know they're not waterproof but the only time I'd be likely to use it on a bike is in Californian and Oregon in June and July when it's unlikely to rain. I'd use it more extensively in our rental car in the US and the rest of the time, at home, it would probably live in SWMBO's car. The only remaining issue is which one to buy and how to fit it to a RAM mount.

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:13 PM   #84
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I can't say anything for using it on the bike. But.. I bought a 350 for my wife for Christmas and had to test it out before giving it to her. Great little unit!! The battery will last all day in power saving mode, abotu 4-5 hours not saving power. It acquires with in a minute and I never had it lose satelite lock even under heavy cover. Unless you're bells and whistles freak I wouldn't waste the extra money on the upper end models.

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Old 02-09-2008, 06:23 PM   #85
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Unless you're bells and whistles freak I wouldn't waste the extra money on the upper end models.
Thanks but too late.... I just bought a 770 for 280 Pounds Sterling, delivered - that's currently about $560 US - from here....

http://www.audio66.com/product.asp?i...main=4&userid=

It needs to be *70 series to get the US, UK and Europe maps. The 770 was actually cheaper than I could find a 370 for and it comes with all the bells and whistles plus you can construct routes on it rather than just going from A : B via whichever way the unit thinks best.

It also does useful things like link to our phones via Bluetooth and the routing directions, mp3 player and phone outputs can all be transmitted via FM signal to a car radio - very useful in rental cars. Then there's the traffic alerts and.....I could go on.

Hey.....I'm pleased.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:48 PM   #86
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They seem much to fragile for bike use, at least my type of bike use;) A zumo does everything a nuvi does more or less (it doesn't have an intergrated fm transmitter, but does have other things the nuvi doesn't) and is way more durable and bike friendly without giving up anything for cage use that I can tell. My wife uses our Zumo in her cage and I use it on the bike, works out great!
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:38 AM   #87
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They seem much to fragile for bike use, at least my type of bike use;) A zumo does everything a nuvi does more or less (it doesn't have an intergrated fm transmitter, but does have other things the nuvi doesn't) and is way more durable and bike friendly without giving up anything for cage use that I can tell. My wife uses our Zumo in her cage and I use it on the bike, works out great!
I'm sure that's true, except that a Zumo doesn't come with US, UK and Europe maps. It's also bulkier to carry in hand luggage on planes and the cheapest you can currently buy a 550 for, here in the UK is currently about $730.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:57 AM   #88
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I have been using a Nuvi 350 on a Ulysses for about a year without any problems. I do have a baggie for it to cover it in case of rain. Nice bright screen and lightweight.

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I have been using a Nuvi 350 on a Ulysses for about a year without any problems. I do have a baggie for it to cover it in case of rain. Nice bright screen and lightweight.

Jeff
Thanks Jeff. How do you have it mounted? RAM mounts list a cradle but it doesn't seem to be available here in the UK.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:58 AM   #90
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Nuvi Software Updating

My parents are in town and we are trying to update their Nuvi 350 software to the newest version. The Garmin webupdater will not recognize their Nuvi, the computer does but the updater doesn't. Does anyone know if the unit is locked to the computer that it is originally registered on?

We downloaded the lastest version of Webupdater, I tried this on both the OS X and XP operating systems with no luck.

Thanks in advance.
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