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FX02
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Nuvi 250 SD card slot Reply with quote

I've recently purchased a Nuvi 250 and am just wondering where the benefit lies with the SD slot? I have managed to get the speed cameras onto the unit, along with some POI. Is it there simply as a way of getting imformation from your PC onto the unit, or is there more to it?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use it for mp3s or you may have other databases or maps you want to swap occassionally.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have to put Chris Rea's road to Hell on it for the times I go on the M25 then. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulB2005 wrote:
You can use it for mp3s.

I didn't think a 250 could play MP3s??
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I didn't think a 250 could play MP3s??


You're probably right. To be honest it was a generic answer for all Nuvis and what the SD card can be used for. Obviously the ability to play mp3 varies from model to model.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thinking about it - there is a picture viewer on the unit, so maybe it could be used as a mobile photo frame.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thinking about it - there is a picture viewer on the unit, so maybe it could be used as a mobile photo frame.


Yes. Basically the SD Card slot is just there to expand the internal memory. Anything you would put on the internal memory could also be put on the SD Card, including POIs and the Speed Camera Database.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SD slot is particularly useful for extra maps. You can purchase or load mapping for additional regions on a SD card. You can use your Garmin normally to route, search for poi's etc for the additional region.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use it as a photo viewer, and also change the welcome screen.

I've put a picture of Mrs Gilesme on there - if someone nicks it, they'll soon bring it back....
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilesme wrote:
You can use it as a photo viewer, and also change the welcome screen.

I've put a picture of Mrs Gilesme on there - if someone nicks it, they'll soon bring it back....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a serious note Gilesme.... Is it easy to change the welcome screen?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: SD Card Reply with quote

I keep all the POIs I use in a card in the SD slot rather than download them in to the Garmin itself. There are several advantages to this. First, you can return the Garmin to its original factory state by simply removing the card at any time. The Garmin still "reads" the POIs as simply and quickly as it would if they were downloaded in to the system. You can store and use different sets of POIs from different sources on separate cards thereby removing any risk that the files are duplicated and therefore shown twice on your maps. Similarly, its possible to store and use POIs for different countries in separate cards and use these when visiting that place.
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