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    Is the Nuvi 50LM 5" a good buy for a GPS? Sulit sellers have them from 5-7K...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonemus View Post
    Is the Nuvi 50LM 5" a good buy for a GPS? Sulit sellers have them from 5-7K...

    Yes it is... go ahead and buy... newer models come with the 5" screen nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    Yes it is... go ahead and buy... newer models come with the 5" screen nowadays.
    A friend is visiting from the US soon. Pabili na lang kaya ako? Any disadvantage kung galing US ang unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonemus View Post
    A friend is visiting from the US soon. Pabili na lang kaya ako? Any disadvantage kung galing US ang unit?
    When I was in the US last year I asked the GPS sales rep from Best Buy if I can download a Philippine map on their Garmin as I'm planning to buy one to bring back home. He said it's better to buy the one being sold in your own country as the one they are selling is made for North America, includes lifetime free map updates.

    If you're adventurous I think hacking it to load Philippine map is doable. Just need research and perseverance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HondaWay View Post
    When I was in the US last year I asked the GPS sales rep from Best Buy if I can download a Philippine map on their Garmin as I'm planning to buy one to bring back home. He said it's better to buy the one being sold in your own country as the one they are selling is made for North America, includes lifetime free map updates.

    If you're adventurous I think hacking it to load Philippine map is doable. Just need research and perseverance.
    No need to hack. Just copy the Philippine map file to the memory card.
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    may mga garmin models na may buit in philippine maps na. nasa meralco ave. cor. julia vargas garmin center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HondaWay View Post
    When I was in the US last year I asked the GPS sales rep from Best Buy if I can download a Philippine map on their Garmin as I'm planning to buy one to bring back home. He said it's better to buy the one being sold in your own country as the one they are selling is made for North America, includes lifetime free map updates.

    If you're adventurous I think hacking it to load Philippine map is doable. Just need research and perseverance.
    Thanks. I wonder if I still get a unit from the US, will the warranty be honored here in Pinas?

    Quote Originally Posted by boybi View Post
    No need to hack. Just copy the Philippine map file to the memory card.
    How often is a Garmin map updated? Monthly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Retz View Post
    may mga garmin models na may buit in philippine maps na. nasa meralco ave. cor. julia vargas garmin center.
    Dami rin sa Sulit...

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    OpenStreetMap Philippines has a compatible map for Garmin and is updated frequently. It can be downloaded for free at http://esambale.wikispaces.com/osmphil_garmin. You can contribute to the OpenStreetMap project at OpenStreetMap.

    This is the one I am using for the Nuvi 1300 that my friend bought from the US last month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonemus View Post
    A friend is visiting from the US soon. Pabili na lang kaya ako? Any disadvantage kung galing US ang unit?

    Imo, mas mura nga kung papabili ka a US... one downside lang ng garmin units from US is that POI's don't show when navigating... firmware limitation.

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