Posted by Jayce Ooi as Hardware
Garmin nuvi 200W… Garmin nuvi 200W… I had waited you for so long long time… I bought you since April and you just came back to me on July. I missed you so much. HeHe… Finally, my precious GPS finally arrived my hand. This GPS was bought from US too. Thanks Fionie’s help for bringing it back to me.
Garmin nuvi 200W
My Garmin nuvi 200W was bought at Amazon for US$ 205 (RM677). It is expensive a little bit compare to the price my other friends bought. Some of them got it for US$ 170 only. Anyway… Compare to Malaysia price. WOW… The price I got is still way too cheap. FYI, Garmin nuvi 200W was sold in Malaysia with RM1399 (the cheapest is RM1299 if not mistaken) during Penang PC Fair at April 2008. I can buy 2 of it with Malaysia price. Hmm… Why product in US is cheaper?
In no time, I deleted US maps and uploaded Malaysia maps. I backup the US maps first of course. The US maps is 907MB while Malaysia maps is only 21MB. That is a very big different. The Malaysia maps are dated January 2008 release. The maps at Sungai Petani are not updated and lack of details. I discovered some information was wrong. And it takes some time to detect the satellite signal.
Vehicle suction cup mount
I like the vehicle suction cup mount that come along. The design is good and serves the purpose well. No problem to attach the GPS and detach it. And it is adjustable to the viewing angle that you want.
On road testing…
Based on the manual, it requires few minutes to detect the satellite signal. You cannot get it when your position is blocking by building, tree or any big. Anyway…I will keep learning to use because I need to travel to vacation soon. And this GPS will be my guide.