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Reviewed: Garmin nuvi 2360LT
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mikealder
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
You would be better advised to separate the Garmin cradle from it's window mount (they come apart easily) and then buy Brodit's Garmin ball mount which can be attached to whichever mounting solution you wish to use.


That is exactly how my 3790T is fitted to the car, works a treat, I retain the windscreen sucker part for use in Hire cars but in the Volvo the supplied mount simply pushes on the Garmin sized "Ball" made by Brodit part number 215116 see Here (it simply screws to a Pro-Clip to fit your vehicle) - Mike
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry to be blunt, but the way you lot keep plugging Brodit mounts, I'm becoming more & more certain that you must be share holders in the Brodit or DSL Developments companies. Laughing

Whereas I just see it for what it is.... Overpriced plastic junk.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The question wasn't initiated by me, the OP said he was using a Brodit mount.

As for your opinion, you are entitled to it. Many like them, many think they're too expensive, each to their won. Bad day?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep stitched up at work. Should've been a short day, instead became a damned long one. Not fun when you start at 4am.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: TomTom up for replacement...with this? Reply with quote

I've a TomTom XL Live IQ Routes, but it's close to two years old and I'm being asked to fork out for LIVE Services at 47 and maps at 39. I'd like to replace it, but am not sure what do do for the best.

So, I have some questions for the experts:
- Just how far away is TMC from HD Traffic? I've been comparing the new TomTom HD Traffic online map with the Michelin Map (with I think gets data from TMC). I drive from Yorkshire to Edinburgh, London or Bristol around once a month and so am a motorway driver; but not always on the road. Is TMC good enough for all practical purposes?
- Is there an IQ routes equivalent for the Garmin?

I'd like Eco Routes on my TomTom, but think there is no support for it. I know the savings will be exaggerated, but would like the option of spending a little less on Derv.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can itinerary routes planned in TYRE originally for a TT device and then saved as Garmin gpx files be used on these new Garmin units?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EricWB wrote:
Can itinerary routes planned in TYRE originally for a TT device and then saved as Garmin gpx files be used on these new Garmin units?


From the "Tyre" FAQ page:

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Tyre will cooperate with your Garmin device, if it meets these requirements:

Your device must be visible for Windows as a 'drive' (you can check this in 'My Computer').

Your device must have the proper folder structure:

A folder called '\Garmin\GPX'. This is the folder where your itinerary files will be stored.

Or:

Two separate folders from the root: '\Garmin' and '\GPX', where the latter will be used to store your itinerary files.



My guess it will be fine as Garmin devices don't hide the drive letter from the PC - Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked up a 2460LT to replace a week-old 3760LT.

The 3760 looked great but this morning it took nearly 20 minutes to get a GPS lock in clear sky with no tall buildings around. Totally unacceptable.

It also needed to be re-paired with my phone every time I used it, was too quiet or distorted when out of the cradle, and the shiny screen was just a PITA. This was all with the latest firmware.

Now I have my 2460LT and I have to agree 100% with the 2360LT review here.

It locks onto a signal as soon as it's powered up, remembers the bluetooth pairing, speaker is LOUD, screen is a great size, voice commands work pretty well (except if the car is noisy). Not had a chance to try the routing out in anger yet, but for the short time I've had it, it seems very good.

Interestingly, traffictrends is disabled by default...

In general, a more practical and robust solution and well worth the asking price.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the bigger screen of the 2460 appealing but as far as I can see it does not do portrait which is a big negative for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see from the manual the 2360 seems to be the only model in several ranges, covered by the manual, that DOES have portrait/landscape orienting. Why is Garmin so nitpicky?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look just now & Amazon are doing the Garmin Nuvi 2360LT for 216+5, which undercuts the so called superior 3790T by 4.

I still say that the 3790T needs a complete new software rewrite, so this new one maybe the answer, somehow I doubt it will "Cut the mustard" though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wazza_G wrote:
I'm sorry to be blunt, but the way you lot keep plugging Brodit mounts, I'm becoming more & more certain that you must be share holders in the Brodit or DSL Developments companies. Laughing

Whereas I just see it for what it is.... Overpriced plastic junk.


I must be honest and admit that I found 25 to be a tad expensive for my 215116 but I had no other choice as I wanted to dash mount it without holes.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've taken the plunge and ordered a 2360LT from Handtec at 164.39 plus delivery.

As our cars all have Pro-clip/Move-clip combinations already installed I've also ordered a Brodit mount from car-mounts.co.uk (aka Morpeth Mobiles from whom I have had good service in the past) at 14.15 including delivery. I could have paid 25-odd to someone else advertising stock in hand but I am not that desperate to have it ASAP.

Will feed back impressions and experiences in due course
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2360 arrived today. Connected to PC via mount to charge and first impressions quite good as I sat and explored features and tried things out. Left it charging while I had my dinner, came back an hour later and its dropped into demo mode, seems to have turned off GPS reception and wants to be taken for a drive to condescend to turn on GPS and stop the demo. Anyone know how to stop this nonsense? I can't be having this every time its not been used for real for a while and I want to sit and do some route planning or some other legitimate activity. Presumably its not unique to the 2360 among Nuvi units?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't make my mind up on the 2360T and the 1390T.

the 2360T has TrafficTrends and VoiceControl
But as the 1390T has TMC I assume it will be able to take into account CURRENT traffic vs. historical - so wouldn't that be just as good.
If it is just as good, then I assume the only advantage is voice control - at a 50 premium

Also, when the 2360T plans its route, will it notify you about the London congestion charge and give you an option to accept or route around? or does the 2460T do this?
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