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 [TOPIC] Garmin "nüMaps Lifetime" Subscription
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grandknight

USA
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Posted - 07 janv. 2009 :  22:15:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What might make this subscription worth purchasing are quarterly POI updates (if the POI database is also updated quarterly). Case in point, Metro Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI built a new main hospital south of Grand Rapids and relocated to it in May 2008. Our Nuvi’s still shows the hospital located in Grand Rapids vs. Wyoming. So, if you are driving North on US 131 and your passenger has a heart attack at the M-6 interchange, our Novi’s are going to direct you to drive north an additional seven miles vs. taking the M-6 west exit and driving only two miles to Metro. In the above hypothetical case, the update would of course be worth the $120.

Garmin Nuvi 760
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gpspassion

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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  00:37:20  Show Profile  Visit gpspassion's Homepage  Reply with Quote
POIs being "built-in" the maps they would certainly get updated too, however what gets updated is always a bit "up in the air", no details are ever given by Navteq/TeleAtlas or the GPS companies. Still one would hope that "major" POIs as in your example would get updated. Actually you can look up http://maps.live.com/ to see if they fixed this in the latest Navteq maps.

By the way the Press Relase is >> here << for reference.

We'll see how much interest that program generates but Garmin certainly needed it since TomTom launched their yearly update program last year and also have MapShare, but I think the best part is the arrival of quarterly map updates for all Garmin systems and therefore one free update via "nüMaps Guarantee" if you time your purchase right ;-)

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klopus

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:21:41  Show Profile  Visit klopus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Actually moneywise and if you travel to EU (or to US) nüMaps Lifetime™ North America and Europe seems like the best deal for "just" $150. Compare this to $120 for NA and to $140 for EU separately. Somebody like our dear gpspassion (who I assume frequently travels to NA) can get lifetime NA updates just for $10 on top of EU lifetime.

NYC
Defunct TomTom Nav 6 NA/EU on Palm Treo 680
Garmin nuvi 270 NA/EU & 755T NA, Navigon iPhone NA
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gpspassion

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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:29:45  Show Profile  Visit gpspassion's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not as often as I'd like, but working on it ;-) Anyway yes the Transatlantic program is excellently priced!

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LER

USA
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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  01:58:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Waaah. Looking at the list of devices (now that the page is public), the 2720 is NOT listed. Just the SP C series and the Nuvi's.

Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Garmin SP2720/7.20 Firmware/GTM-12 (5.50)/CNNA NT 2012.30 (Lifetime)
Garmin Nuvi 1690/3.90 Firmware/CNNA NT 2012.30 (Lifetime)
Garmin Nuvi 3790T/4.70 Firmware/CNNA NT 2012.30 (Lifetime)
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gpspassion

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Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  02:01:08  Show Profile  Visit gpspassion's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Can't remember if the 2720 uses NT maps ? I thought that was the "ticket" to access the Lifetime program.
quote:
Originally posted by gpspassion

Not as often as I'd like, but working on it ;-) Anyway yes the Transatlantic program is excellently priced!
I hadn't thought of it at first, but you'd probably need to own a 370/770 device to be able to subscribe to this option? In other words I don't think it's a way to add coverage to a non-transatlantic system.

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LER

USA
212 Posts

Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  02:08:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gpspassion

Can't remember if the 2720 uses NT maps ? I thought that was the "ticket" to access the Lifetime program.


It does use the NT Maps. Maybe they just didn't include it in the list, maybe they won't do it. I have a friend that is at CES, and asked him to ask Garmin. I guess we'll see on the 22nd.

Garmin SP2720/7.20 Firmware/GTM-12 (5.50)/CNNA NT 2012.30 (Lifetime)
Garmin Nuvi 1690/3.90 Firmware/CNNA NT 2012.30 (Lifetime)
Garmin Nuvi 3790T/4.70 Firmware/CNNA NT 2012.30 (Lifetime)
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DerbyDad03

214 Posts

Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  03:38:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gatorguy

DerbyDad, I hear from TomTom owners all the time that just have to have their latest map, and that's 4 times a year as well. Yeah, I think quite a few owners will jump on this. <snip>



gatorguy (and gemro311):

I believe you may have missed the point of my post. I too think quite a few owners will pay the $120. In fact, I am considering it.

My point was that I don't think too many people would pay the $70 every quarter to stay current. That is how they appear to be trying to sell the lifetime product.

"Why pay $280 a year forever when you can pay $120 once." I'm simply saying that few, if any, people would pay $280 a year forever.

Would the Tom Tom owners you know pay $70 a quarter to stay current?
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gatorguy

USA
648 Posts

Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  03:45:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At least two that I know of bought 2 updates in one year, the last one for $130.

Garmin 1695 / 760 / 255 / Navigon for Android / Navigon 8100T / Garmin Dakota 10 / Geomate
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klopus

USA
146 Posts

Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  04:17:06  Show Profile  Visit klopus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
I hadn't thought of it at first, but you'd probably need to own a 370/770 device to be able to subscribe to this option?

Or own EU or NA map on SD that you bought separately?

NYC
Defunct TomTom Nav 6 NA/EU on Palm Treo 680
Garmin nuvi 270 NA/EU & 755T NA, Navigon iPhone NA
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DerbyDad03

214 Posts

Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  04:52:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gatorguy

At least two that I know of bought 2 updates in one year, the last one for $130.



Well, I guess I stand corrected.

I'll assume they paid around $200 for both upgrades. What do they do with their GPS's that justifies that type of expense? I'd also like to know if there were enough updates to make them feel it was worth the cost.
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alokeprasad

USA
25 Posts

Posted - 08 janv. 2009 :  12:14:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by klopus

quote:
I hadn't thought of it at first, but you'd probably need to own a 370/770 device to be able to subscribe to this option?

Or own EU or NA map on SD that you bought separately?



Not according to https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=256&pID=33381#requirementsTab or https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=256&pID=33380#requirementsTab

"This map update can only be used to update the preloaded maps that came installed on your Garmin device. For example, a Garmin GPS device preloaded with North America maps only cannot be updated with a nüMaps Lifetime Europe Map Update, and vice versa."

But then in the Compatible Products tab they list units that don't dome with both maps pre-installed, like the 765T.

Confusing ....
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dmorack

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 09 janv. 2009 :  01:27:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are Nuvi 350 owners out of luck? I don't see that model listed in the Product tab.
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NanaimoRick

Canada
7636 Posts

Posted - 09 janv. 2009 :  02:00:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I suspect you mean 360. I see the 350 listed under the product tab for both the above links but not the 360. On the other hand why wouldn't the 360 be listed when all the other 3xx models are? Somethings not right on those web pages I think.

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jharris2

USA
46 Posts

Posted - 09 janv. 2009 :  03:34:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
alokeprasad,

Agreed. Plus, I added Europe to my North American 350 and it would be great if I could keep both sets updated via the lifetime maps.
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