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USA - Puchased GPS system working in the UK???

 
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Broadsword1
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:26 pm    Post subject: USA - Puchased GPS system working in the UK??? Reply with quote

I am on a trip to the US in the near future and have thought about buying a Garmin 60Csx whilst there. My question is will one purchased in the US come loaded with US mapping and will this hinder use in the UK?

Also will it actually work in the UK (might be a bone question, I know)

Has anyone done this? How have you got on?

By the way 'Hi', I'm new here
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robertn
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only problem I know of is the US model has the US base maps rather the EU base maps. These are pretty useless anyway, so if you plan to purchase more detailed maps for regions you are using it, it will be fine.
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Fazerider
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased a Garmin nuvi260W on a US trip a couple of months back assuming that I could buy European maps from Garmin's website on my return. It didn't turn out to be that easy... I should have bought the Euro map in the US: the ones they sell in the UK are updaters only... they assume you already have an older version of the map in your device.
There are lots of people on eBay selling maps preloaded onto an SD card, though I'm not sure how that works since presumably they would need the internal ID from your device in order to unlock the map. I'm also a bit doubtful as to the legality of many of them!
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angelinalove
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You shoul have buy europe maps and version. that si helpful any way try to upload the new version of Europe might pe possible.
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philpugh
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As robertn has already said...

It will work fine. The basemap will only have USA/Canada on it - but any basemap is virtually useless. The European/African one you get on the UK supplied Colorado 300 has a few very major roads on it.

You usually buy a mapping GPS then buy the 'real' maps you want on top of this.

For walking you would need the appropriate GARMIN TOPO map(s), for roads then City navigator or similar.

FWIW - if it's not too late - look at he pricing of the Colorado or Oregeon products whilst over there - it may make more sense to buy one of those.
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