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Postby ksl » Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:54 am

jewi wrote:Hi bigfilsing,

I m thinking of either Garmin 760 or 255W.

Wat do u think ?

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bigfilsing wrote:Thanks guys.

I've had a garmin 60CS since 2005 and its great. The only issue is the screen size while driving ...not too safe to say the least.

My main reason is after nearly getting wiped out by a truck recently in the Jurong area ..( my fault...trying to use the street book and drive) and i seem to be visiting there more frequently i thought a 4 inch screen with voice instructions may be useful.

KSL you must have read my mind as i just picked up s 255W for US$ 120 :D
I decided all the blue tooth and gizmo's weren't really needed ( for a change ...i normally get sucked in by the gadget fairies)

I use the malsing maps from the web. They are now officilly recognised by Garmin and the forum has plenty of poster and loggers so they just keep getting better and better. They've come up with a cool system where the maps are viewable on your PC but you can only use them on your GPS unit if you have the unlock code. You only get the unlock if you provide input to the group/ forum for the next version . Pretty good sytem and i take my hat off to them for keeping track and administering this system
I have the American 760, which is 250$ cheaper than Singapore price if you buy on ebay, my total cost was around 400$ to my door, and it had all the gadgets, though they do not work in Singapore. Had it a long time so maybe the price as dropped even more. Only comes with USA and Canada, maps but if you are lucky you can get European too.

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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 29 Jul 2009 8:14 am

Sorry for the late replies.

The US 120 was for a US version 255W on ebay. Cancelled the deal in the end due to payment issues with the seller.

255 or 760 ..To me it seems a lot of money for blue tooth connectivity.
If i spent a lot more time in the car maybe the speaker phone function would be worth it .

Junction view is pretty useful in some cases. It basically shows and tells you which lane you need to be in to follow your chosen route.
It only works on certain models that are genuine Singapore/Malaysia Garmin units and with the Garmin maps. It won't work on imported units and as far as i know the free onlone Mal/Sing maps.

The post code search is great. type in 6 numbers and your off.!

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Postby jewi » Wed, 29 Jul 2009 9:55 am

hi bigfilsing,

Thk U for yr reply. So which model did u purchase eventually ?
And from which seller ?

Jewi

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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:52 pm

Hi
I went with the 255W and very happy with it so far

Bought mine at R-One trading 04-08 Sim Lim Square

Cheers

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Postby hellever » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 2:53 am

bigfilsing wrote:Hi
I went with the 255W and very happy with it so far

Bought mine at R-One trading 04-08 Sim Lim Square

Cheers

bro..how much u bought ur 255w for? can i noe?

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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 2:24 pm

cant remember exactly
give the guys at R-One trading 04-08 Sim Lim Square
a call

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Postby S2GE » Sat, 04 Jun 2011 10:36 am

Hello all, thought I would dig up this old post-sorry if its a Faux pas.

Assuming I get my Visa I should be in SIN by the end of July. Reading from this (old) thread it would seem it would be cheaper to buy an American GPS and download the sg maps, correct?

Would you all suggest to buy a Garmin in the states then, and download a SIN map? Is that done on their web site?

I am pretty good with paper maps, having been in aviation for awhile, but think a GPS is a necessity in a country I know nothing about.

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Postby ksl » Sun, 05 Jun 2011 12:14 pm

S2GE wrote:Hello all, thought I would dig up this old post-sorry if its a Faux pas.

Assuming I get my Visa I should be in SIN by the end of July. Reading from this (old) thread it would seem it would be cheaper to buy an American GPS and download the sg maps, correct?

Would you all suggest to buy a Garmin in the states then, and download a SIN map? Is that done on their web site?

I am pretty good with paper maps, having been in aviation for awhile, but think a GPS is a necessity in a country I know nothing about.


I'm still using my American Garmin, though i haven't updated the maps yet. It does need updating as Singapore is changing a lot, so I'll look into doing it next week, let you know if free maps are available. I think the Garmin maps maybe too old.

There is a local website for updated maps, not sure if it's free download, for the last edition, but you pay for the newest edition, it's regularly updated if you pay on a weekly basis.

I purchased maps on ebay for all Asia and Australia, though it cannot be updated, bit of a con really, so avoid buying maps on ebay.

For latest maps http://www.malsingmaps.com/

Just downloaded the free upgrade dated 2-6-2011 works fine!

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 06 Jun 2011 8:36 am

S2GE wrote:I am pretty good with paper maps, having been in aviation for awhile, but think a GPS is a necessity in a country I know nothing about.

It is not if you have just a basic understanding of the maps.
It is more convenient and that's it. I was once newbie in SG too and never needed anything other than online Street Directory or its hard printed version.

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Postby Saint » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:54 am

According to my GPS sometime my car can drive across water!


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