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 [TOPIC] Garmin nuvi 2200 & 2300 Series - Reviews

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NanaimoRick Posted - 02 sept. 2010 : 15:49:03
Screen : 3.5" (22xx) or 4.3" (23xx) - LT/LMT (Lifetime MAP/Traffic) option
myTrends/trafficTrends - Ecoroute HD option
22xx : 2200, 2250 - 23xx : 2300, 2350, 2360, 2370

- Product page for the 22xx family : >> link <<
- Product page for the 23xx family : >> link <<
- Blog entry on Garmin's blog : >> link <<

More new Nuvi models announced today:
OLATHE, Kan - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced two new series of budget-friendly nüvi personal navigation devices. The nüvi 2200 and nüvi 2300 families feature multi-stop route planning, route previews and innovative nüRoute technology with trafficTrends™ and myTrends™ to make the daily commute or vacation travel easier than ever.

“Mixing business with pleasure, the feature-filled 2200 and 2300 products prove there's a nüvi for every lifestyle and every budget,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. “At work, at home and on vacation, we're all trying to do more with less, and these nüvis can help you save time, save money and save gas every day, on every trip.”

For the busy parent or college student focused on multi-tasking and making the most of every minute and dollar, the nüvi 2200 series with a 3.5” touchscreen interface fits easily into a pocket or purse, features easy-to-use multi-stop routing to plan daily errands and activities, and includes Garmin's ecoRoute fuel-efficient navigation to help drivers conserve fuel and money along the way ( For those everyday trips, nüvi 2200 models automatically remember your frequent favorite destinations and use myTrends to predict your destination without you needing to activate a route, displaying your travel time and best route. For vacations, nüvi 2200 models' enhanced pedestrian mode can provide public transit options through optional cityXplorer™ content. Available for many major cities and areas at, cityXplorer helps you navigate like a local by foot or using a combination of buses, metro and suburban rail systems.

For the jet-set professional heading across town or across the world, nüvi 2300 models feature a widescreen 4.3” touchscreen display that lets users preview multiple routes. Cross-country travelers and commuters alike will appreciate the high-end features of the nüvi 2360LT without the high-end price tag. Wherever their appointments take them, nüvi 2360LT owners can go hands-free with Bluetooth wireless technology and compatible phones, or get efficient routing and realistic arrival times with trafficTrends, which recommends routes using historical data and recurring trends that Garmin has collected about traffic in your area at any given time of day. Many of the new nüvi models even feature free lifetime traffic alerts, denoted by the “LT” in the product name.

The dual orientation of nüvi 2360LT is ideal for use while driving or walking, as it lets users see their preloaded maps and intuitive menus in landscape or portrait modes. And the road ahead comes to life with nüvi 2360LT through 3D terrain and shaded topography that provides unrivaled context and situational awareness. When driving, travelers with nüvi 2360LT and other compatible nüvis can tap into ecoRoute HD, an easy-to-install device that transforms nüvi into a real-time diagnostic computer. This not only provides fuel and mileage reports, but you get more accurate fuel consumption/conservation data by tapping into the vehicle's diagnostic system.

All of the newly announced models in the 2200 series and 2300 series feature millions of preloaded points of interest and turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names, and certain models feature a speed limit indicator that displays speed limits for most major roads and alerts drivers who are exceeding the limit. Preloaded mapping is also enhanced as North American coverage (2250, 2250LT, 2350, 2350LT and 2360LT) includes Mexico. Coverage of the lower 48 states (2200, 2300) now also includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and the Cayman Islands. The transatlantic model, nüvi 2370LT, includes detailed mapping for North America and Europe.

To compare features and find the best nüvi for your activities, budget and lifestyle, visit and use the helpful sort and compare filters. For more about pricing and availability, as well as information about Garmin's other products and services, go to, and
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peejayw Posted - 10 févr. 2012 : 23:06:09
What is the "Asian" firmware mentioned a while ago by a previous poster? Does it offer any enhancements over the current firmware?
mtdog Posted - 09 févr. 2012 : 04:35:26
I'd like to send it back, however I can't find the receipt. I bought it back in April of last year. I'm guessing that a receipt is necessary to send it back - anyone know otherwise?
popej Posted - 08 févr. 2012 : 21:05:21
Nuvi doesn't have light sensor, it has GPS instead. It can find current time and compute times of sunset and sunrise for current location. And then nuvi simply adjusts screen brightness according to time of day or night. But probably you need to get fix first.
mtdog Posted - 04 févr. 2012 : 22:30:51
It does have a three-axis compass which is pretty neat, and I like the "parking" feature too - take it out of the cradle and it marks that location, so you can find your car later on. A very advanced unit, just wish the light sensor thing worked properly on power up.
mtdog Posted - 04 févr. 2012 : 22:28:21
Yes, it has a light sensor. Once I unplug/plug it in, it adjusts to ambient light and continues to do so until I turn it off/vehicle shuts off. So, at night it's at 10% brightness when I turn it off. In the morning the screen is virtually unreadable because it's so dark & there's so much ambient light. Cycling the power (by unplugging/plugging in the power cord) again fixes the problem and I can see the screen.
ddabcd277 Posted - 04 févr. 2012 : 21:59:05

Are you sure your nuvi 2360 has a light sensor? I have read that it has a 3 axis compass (seems the only nuvi model) but couldn't find any info about light sensor. From what you have wrote this seems to be a normal way of working.
mtdog Posted - 04 févr. 2012 : 20:17:08
I'm a newby to this forum but not to nuvi's...

I've had a 2360lmt for about 1.5 years now and one problem I and Garmin have not been able to fix is the light sensor. Upon power up, it does not work. It remembers the last brightness level, and does not adjust for the brightness at power up. When I disconnect the power cord and wait for the nuvi to say "shutting down in x seconds", then I plug it back in and the brightness sensor detects the current brightness. It works fine after that, until I turn it off again.

No amount of firmware updates or hard resets will fix this. Anyone have any ideas?
Gar Posted - 07 juil. 2011 : 05:32:44
Possibly the reason that the 2360 and 2460 have 8GB whereas the 2350 and the 2450 have 4GB could well be that the 2360 & 2460 have Speech Recognition and Blue Tooth whereas the XX50 models do not. The additional features are reflected in the price also.
NanaimoRick Posted - 07 juil. 2011 : 01:59:41
Yes, the 2360 and 2460 have 8Gb while the 2350 and 2450 have 4Gb. Only Garmin knows why they did that.
Gar Posted - 07 juil. 2011 : 01:32:02
I have a 2360LMT. It has 8GB internal memory
selfruler Posted - 04 juil. 2011 : 23:11:42
Thanks, Rick. I am assuming you meant you can confirm 4GB on the <2350> and would expect the same on the 2360. No need for a further response unless my assumption is wrong.
NanaimoRick Posted - 04 juil. 2011 : 22:39:19
The 2350 and 2360 should both have the same size of internal memory. I can confirm 4Gb on the 2360 and would expect the 2360 to be the same.
selfruler Posted - 04 juil. 2011 : 20:18:45
Can someone who has a 2360 let me know the size of the internal memory - 2, 4, 8 gigs?
redinla Posted - 19 juin 2011 : 05:41:03
Thanks a lot Gar, appreciate the input.
sussamb Posted - 18 juin 2011 : 10:22:53
Just to correct one point, the 14xx series does accept downloads from mapsource, it's one of the reasons why I refuse to upgrade my 1490!!
Gar Posted - 18 juin 2011 : 00:34:19
redlina: No, the keys do not grey out when typing in names or addresses; however, it is not necessary to type in either as Voice Command will do both for you. If you do decide to use the keyboard you have a choice of either the alphabet or QWERTY keyboard.
For your info I'm very pleased with my 2360LMT even tho you cannot download Routes from Mapsource as well as some of the other minor glitches that the 3790, 1490 and other current Nuvi series seem to suffer from. These issues are covered on this forum. FYI although I have not used either to any great extent, Junction View looks as if it will be useful and the FM Traffic receiver has already saved me an estimated 1/2 hr by re-routing me around a traffic jam.
redinla Posted - 18 juin 2011 : 00:08:57
Thanks Gar. So it would seem then that I can search for a restaurant by name, once I have burrowed down to that menu level.

Still trying to determine whether the keys grey out when typing in a name or address.
Gar Posted - 17 juin 2011 : 03:00:05
redlina: When you choose Voice Command with the 2360 you are presented with a screen containing the following categories:
View Map Go Home
Find By Name Find Address
Find By Category Find City
Find Intersection Favorites
Recently Found Stop Route
Detour Volume

When you choose Find by Category, for instance, you are given choices such as Food, Fuel Etc and again using your voice you are able to choose from the number presented. With Favorites I have found that in some instances I am able to state the name and the Nuvi will respond other times I have to go down the list until I find the name listed. Hope this helps.
redinla Posted - 13 juin 2011 : 20:30:11
Curious questions: Do the voice commands extend to POI's in the 2360? As in, can I say "Target" and have it look for the stores?
And, do the keys gray out to limit you choices when you are typing in a name or address?
Looking at the Nuvi 2350 to replace my 755, which I'm just tolerating at this point with s-l-o-w reroutes and screen redraws.

elasticmedia Posted - 06 mai 2011 : 04:14:32
I am really happy with my 2360. I had bought a nuvi 765 from Amazon and that model was a real bug-fest. Until late in its life the touchscreen would really imprecise but Garmin finally got that fixed with firmware. It would crash regularly - about every 8 hours it would suddenly reboot. I was never sure whether this would happen and perhaps it wouldn't restart. Amazon gave me all my money I paid and I upgraded to the 2360. I am sad that the music player is gone, but Garmin blew it there: never developed its functionality past the initial stage. There is an advantage in having the music on the gps, rather than on your iphone, because the music would mute when directions are spoken. Sadly, Garmin fiddled while Rome burned and the rest is history. At any rate, the 2360 has never crashed once. The voice recognition is not bad. The new "smart" typing functionality for spelling cities, roads, etc. is pretty good too. I don't see any real use for the dual landscape/portrait options for me.
ZeMartelo Posted - 01 mai 2011 : 23:43:29
Thats is one of my pet peeves with the Nuvi 2450, so it looks like its a Garmin Design and not a bug as I hoped it to be.
With the 2450 the autozoom is on with no way of turning off, and it has two zoom out settings.
Basically driving less than 85/90 km/h the default zoom is 200metres and over 85/90 it zooms out to 800meters.
It is possible to change the zoom level and the unit will still autozoom but it will not zoom out past the user choice.
The problem is when the unit is shut off it resets everything and the user has to set the zoom level again.

People need to start complaining to Garmin so they fix it.
I just dont understand how anyone at Garmin thought this was a good idea???
NanaimoRick Posted - 30 avr. 2011 : 19:26:38
No problem Chris. Hope it works for you. Remember, the procedure I gave you work on my 3790 but I'm not sure they will on your unit. The menu system is pretty much the same so chances are good but at worst you haven't done any harm to your Nuvi.
Mogal Posted - 30 avr. 2011 : 17:44:36
Wow... :o)
Thanks a bunch Rick!

I'll give it anouther couple of days and see if I can get use to it.
Wonder why Garmin couldn't simply add the options... At least there is a work around.
Thanks again for the info!!

NanaimoRick Posted - 30 avr. 2011 : 17:11:52
Mogal, if the 2xxx models are like the 37xx then there is no way to turn off autozoom if the unit is set up with the default country as United States or Canada. On the 37xx we have found that if you set the Nuvi up with the default country as Australia (possibly other places as well) you can disable this "feature". If you want to give it a try here is what you need to do:

- as always it's a good idea to make a full backup of your Nuvi, including the hidden .system folder before making any major changes.

- in order to save your favorites after this change, copy the current.gpx file from the Nuvi's GPX folder to your PC and rename it Temp.gpx

- now perform a hard reset on your 2350 using the following procedures taken from the Garmin website:

1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
4. Release the power button when the device powers ON
* You will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
6. Touch Yes*

The device will automatically reset. Follow the on screen prompts.

- the first "on screen prompt" you will see when the Nuvi restarts is one for the default country. It will probably be defaulted to United States. Using the Up or Down arrows, scroll through the list until Australia is selected and then pick it.

- the Nuvi should now continue to boot up. You will need to go into Tools - System and setup other items that were altered during the reset, such as voice, Km of Miles, vehicle, etc.

- if the ability to shut off autozoom is going to work on the 23xx models you will find the setting in Tools - Settings - Navigation - Car. At the very bottom of the list of options you will see Auto Zoom

- select the Auto Zoom entry and then Disabled - Save.

- finally attach you Nuvi to your PC and copy the temp.gpx file created above to the GPX folder on the Nuvi. This will reinstall your favorites. Now safely remove the Nuvi from the PC.

You have now disabled Auto Zoom but you should be aware of some things. When you go to the map screen you will be able to use the + and - buttons to set the zoom level to a place that is good for you. The map will now remain at that level no matter what speed your driving or what maneuver you are making. That's the good news. What will also happen is that every time you turn the Nuvi off and then back on, the zoom level will return to a DEFAULT level which may not be the one you had previously set. You therefore may need to reset your desired zoom level each time you use the Nuvi. So disabling auto zoom may be a good news - bad news thing, depending on how you use your Nuvi.
Mogal Posted - 30 avr. 2011 : 09:04:05
I've had my 2350 for 2 days now... the ZOOM 'feature' is driving me nuts...
Please tell me there is a way to disable it on the 23xx series?!
Other then that, its a pretty nice unit.
Gar Posted - 09 avr. 2011 : 20:53:47
I have the 2360LMT with the update maps of 2011.40 installed. I have Junction View here in the Lower Mainland of B.C., and in simulations that I've done in both the US and in New Brunswick. A check of the JCV directory contained in the .System folder of my 2360 reveals:

D3060000A.JCV 22-12-2010 JCV File 105,775KB
D3060000A 19-03-2011 SUM File 1KB
D3060010A.JCV 25-02-2011 JCV File 106,414KB
D3060010A 19-03-2011 SUM File 1KB

Very difficult to reconcile the differences between what Garmin support are saying and what I'm seeing on my 2360.
peterjt Posted - 09 avr. 2011 : 04:29:52

I just tried a route from Paris Ontario to Scarborough; sure enough; I *DO* see junctions! For instance, the QEW / 403 / 407 merge.

NanaimoRick Posted - 09 avr. 2011 : 03:29:35
Boy, it sounds like they make this stuff up as the questions come in ;-) As I said initially, there are over 3000 PhotoReal junction views in the maps of Canada (City Navigator 2011.40). I posted pictures of them in the thread dealing with the latest map release -

Although there may be some technical reason why the views are not showing up in the 2200 or 2300 models, saying that views are not available for Canada and/or are causing issues in Canada doesn't appear to have any basis in truth as shown in the thread noted above.
peterjt Posted - 09 avr. 2011 : 00:45:16
Well one more update

Dear Peter Thomas,
Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be happy to help you with this. They may have removed it because it was causing issues in Canada,
however in the near future they will be adding a new service that isn't currently available which will be very comparable to junction view here in the states.
I apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any other questions, please reply to this email. Thank you.
peterjt Posted - 08 avr. 2011 : 20:45:26
Intriguing... Initial reply from Garmin support was to try reloading. I did that and saw no difference.

Now the new reply is

Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be happy to help you with this. The mapping company we use does not have junction view available in Canada as of yet. Did you have the junction view on a previous route in Canada or was it in the US? There will be a version of junction view in an upcoming map update, but it is not out yet. Please reply with a little more info and I will be happy to assist you further. Thank you.

Are there any other Canadian users who have seen Junction View on Canadian road?

NanaimoRick Posted - 08 avr. 2011 : 16:02:16
In this case I don't think it's the older version you need to delete. The older version at 108,312,000KB should be the the correct one with the PhotoReal junction versions. Prior to the Photoreal data being available the jcv file was always well under 100000KB
peterjt Posted - 08 avr. 2011 : 13:02:05
I've opened a ticket with Garmin. Their knowledge base does show that there was an issue with the 3700 and the European .40 update, where they advise you to re do the update.
sussamb Posted - 08 avr. 2011 : 08:44:35
Looks like the same problem Garmin had with the 14xx series, older .jcv files not being deleted, that might be confusing things. I'd delete the older (original) version and do a hard reset to see if that sorts it.
peterjt Posted - 08 avr. 2011 : 04:14:09
Directory of J:\.System\JCV

01/01/1980  12:00 AM    <DIR>          .
01/01/1980  12:00 AM    <DIR>          ..
22/12/2010  01:11 AM       108,312,923 D3060000A.JCV
17/02/2011  11:06 AM        62,482,988 D3080010A.JCV

From a backup I tool initially

 Directory of D:\Downloads\Garmin\Old\.System\JCV

09/02/2011  06:25 PM    <DIR>          .
09/02/2011  06:25 PM    <DIR>          ..
22/12/2010  02:11 AM       108,312,923 D3060000A.JCV

And from MyMaps
CN North America NT
2011.40 ALL 
traffic Trends North American 4.0

NanaimoRick Posted - 07 avr. 2011 : 15:34:50
The PhotoReal Junction views for Canada did not appear in the Map Data until the latest map release, 2011.40. Unless you have that version installed you will not see PhotoReal Junction views for Canada. To the best of my knowledge, if you do have 2011.40 install you will see PhotoReal views for all covered views. If your checking the size of the jcv file (it may be hidden in the .system folder), it should be about 106000 KB if you have the correct file.

sussamb Posted - 07 avr. 2011 : 06:59:40
Sounds like the junction view file didn't update when the map did, this has been an issue with nuvis in the past. Are you able to check to see whether your .jcv file has been updated by comparing what you have on your GPS now with what was there originally?
peterjt Posted - 07 avr. 2011 : 06:31:24
I am sure that when I first got the 2350 I was seeing Photoreal Junction's on routes. I did shortly after getting it perform the Map update to the current version.

Today I had a route that took me via the 401 in Toronto heading east. I did not see any display of the Photo Real Junctions.

Any one have any suggestions?

Tom P. Posted - 31 mars 2011 : 16:51:15
Yes, on the 2350 and many other Garmin models, only custom POI's and Favorites show up on the map. On most other Garmin GPS's all POI's show on the 2D map view when you zoom in but not on the 3D view. But I do not see this on the 2360 even with "More" detail selected in settings. I think Garmin did this on purpose to de-clutter the screen.
SergZak Posted - 31 mars 2011 : 16:41:10
It depends on the model/series & how Garmin has it programmed in the firmware code. There is really no "master list" of what model/series will/will not show the POI icons nor is this something that Garmin specifies on the series specifications.

On most models that -do- show the POI icons, you need to be zoomed -way- in to some ridiculous zoom level (not usable when driving) to even see them.
torrangsit Posted - 31 mars 2011 : 16:31:59
Many thanks to Tom. So this is normal for 2360 but with other model it can show the POI icon,right?
Tom P. Posted - 31 mars 2011 : 16:28:30
AFAIK (as far as I know) only your Favorites will show up on the map with icons.
torrangsit Posted - 31 mars 2011 : 16:12:13
I got my nuvi 2360LT last month and it look like working fine until I do the browse map.

When I browse the map it show only the street but without any POI Icon so I don't know what POI in that area.
When I do the POI search it can show the place I looking for but still without the icon.

Does this is the bug or normal for nuvi 2360LT?
lolypop000 Posted - 22 mars 2011 : 16:30:35
I need inventory picture only for guide to compare i dont need file from you.
Can you please send me a picture?
Gar Posted - 22 mars 2011 : 04:08:07
Your friend with the erased Inventory requires more help than I'm willing to give. To compare is one thing - to construct entirely different.
lolypop000 Posted - 21 mars 2011 : 16:58:28

You can send me on lolypop000 yahoo dot com

@Tom P.
My friend erase all nuvi 2360 and i need to know what is on nuvi and where to get file.
Tom P. Posted - 20 mars 2011 : 22:17:26
Originally posted by lolypop000

Can anybody provide screenshot of nuvi 2360 inventory page?

Why do you need this info?
Gar Posted - 20 mars 2011 : 21:41:48
@ lolypop000
I would be happy to send you a screenshot of my 2360 inventory page but as I mentioned in a previous post whenever I activate the screenshot camera it then covers the Battery icon and I can't get to the Inventory Screen. I do, however, have a copy of that screen which I took with my digital camera and which I can attach to an email if I had your email address and if this is permissible with the moderator or conversely if the moderator would again direct me to the instructions on how to do this.
lolypop000 Posted - 20 mars 2011 : 12:05:41
Can anybody provide screenshot of nuvi 2360 inventory page?
lolypop000 Posted - 20 mars 2011 : 00:30:09
OK,thank you.
But i dont understand how nuvi works with splash erased.
In 2360 Firmware (gupdate.gcd) Show Splash screen D1340-XX
Gar Posted - 19 mars 2011 : 23:09:29
Further to my previous post - My inventory shows 3 pages in total. FTL D2429-01 2.00 FTL Image shows as the top line of the page and the remainder of page 2 and all of Page 3 other than the bottom two lines show various Audio Files ie English, French, Espanol etc. The second entry from the bottom shows GTM B0482-01 5.50 GTM25 RDS-TMC Receiver 003F5C00 and the bottom line reads Unknown D2356-00 0.00 USCanadaCyclopsSample.gpiError
Gar Posted - 19 mars 2011 : 22:44:51
@ lolypop000
My Splash also shows erased then Demo also erased and at the bottom of the screen I can see the top half of a line which shows FTL D2429-01 2.00 FTL Image when I use the down elevator arrow to go to the next page.
lolypop000 Posted - 19 mars 2011 : 22:09:54
I dont know what is FTL for but i need number of splash.
Splash D......
Tom P. Posted - 19 mars 2011 : 21:42:15
Originally posted by lolypop000

@Tom P.

Your splash dont show any number like FTL number?

I got that FTL number in my last post from the inventory page (right below Flash) D2429-01 2.00

What does FTL stand for?
lolypop000 Posted - 19 mars 2011 : 21:14:22
@Tom P.

Your splash dont show any number like FTL number?
Tom P. Posted - 19 mars 2011 : 19:58:44
My Splash shows... Erased. I have a custom splash screen with my name on it that I created in PhotoShop and saved to the nuvi.

FTL shows D2429-01 2.00

lolypop000 Posted - 19 mars 2011 : 18:59:02
@Gar and Tom P.

In inventory page on splash which number do you have and its show pass or fail?

To view inventory page you must put finger on battery icon for 8 sec.
Go to page 2
Press button start test
push button more
Now you see splash
Which number is writen:


Thank you for your help.
Gar Posted - 15 mars 2011 : 05:55:11
Thanks Tom P. You must have a Magic Wand. After reading your message I connected my 2360 to my Laptop with Windows 7 and 1st time it started up and disconnected properly - the 2nd time the Garmin logo appeared and then a flash of the dreaded 'Unable to connect unknown device to USB' or words to that effect and then it connected properly also disconnected properly and has been doing so ever since on both of my computers.
Tom P. Posted - 14 mars 2011 : 14:26:00
I am running Windows 7 (32-bit) SP-1 and when I connect my (turned-off) nuvi 2360 to the PC via USB, it automatically starts and goes directly into charge mode (dim screen showing GARMIN and small graphic below that showing nuvi connected to PC via USB cord). Windows then pops up the Garmin "drive" and SD-Card "drive" via autorun to allow browsing of these via Windows explorer.

Before disconnecting the USB from the PC, I click on the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon in the system notification area of Windows 7. I then click on "Eject USB Mass Storage Device" which returns the message "Safe to Remove Hardware". I then unplug the USB from the PC and the nuvi 2360 turns itself off.
Gar Posted - 13 mars 2011 : 22:09:37
A Bug that the 2360 and probably all 23xx series owners should be aware of is a problem of NOT being recognized by a computer thru the USB Port. I have two computers, a Laptop running Windows 7 and a Desktop running Windows Vista. Results are the same with both - ie If the 2360 is running when connected to the computers it will be recognized, if Shut Off it will not be recognized. This is a Real problem when updating your maps with myDashboard because the procedure instructs you to turn off your GPS unit and turn it back on to complete the update. I was lucky because I knew of this problem prior to updating and the related one (I think) of attempting to Safely Remove peripherals from your USB port as required by both versions of Windows which would appear to be a hit and miss venture - more miss than hit. I avoided both problems by keeping the computer and GPSr connected for approx 5 min after the download was complete and then shut off the computer with the GPSr still attached. From what I read mainly on this Forum other series of Nuvis are having the same or similar problems with both their USB ports and the reliability of myDashboard opting to use MapUpdater instead but if my memory serves me correctly when I updated with MapUpdater I wasn't given a choice of also updating Mapsource on my computer. I rely on Mapsource extensively and have it on my laptop as a BackUp in the event my GPSr goes down as happened once with me on my Nuvi 350. It's difficult in this age of electronics and gadgetry to find a Paper Map anymore. I should add that I attach Card Readers, Cameras, Printers, Scanners etc even my 350 to my computer thru the USB ports without any problems so it's definitely the 2360. I've also downloaded the latest USB drivers from Garmin - no change.
peterjt Posted - 12 mars 2011 : 06:35:46
Thanks (and I apologize for spamming the other thread; I just thought the info belonged there).
Gar Posted - 12 mars 2011 : 06:17:09
Reply for Peterjt. As suggested by the Forum Moderator I've put my reply here - hopefully you will find it. I note that your GPSReceiver is a 2350 whereas mine is a 2360 which has Voice Command and Bluetooth which according to the specs your unit does not have. That is probably the reason for the increase in storage and RAM
Gar Posted - 05 mars 2011 : 02:20:00
I queried Garmin support as to why I was unable to access routes which I had created with Mapsource with my Nuvi 2360. The following reply was received on 02 MAR 11 "The 2360 is not compatible with Mapsource at this time. Our software engineers are aware of this and are working on a software update that will make this device compatible. Sorry for the inconvenience."
Tom P. Posted - 03 mars 2011 : 04:33:47
The diagnostics pages are displayed if you hold on the battery icon, top-right of main screen.
peterjt Posted - 03 mars 2011 : 01:39:00
I also found that the satellite info is available if you hold your finger over the strength indicator in the top left of the initial screen, and then, as others have shown, touching the Elevation data will open the GPS SNR Logging screen.

I know this is not new info just adding that it does apply to the 2350 as well.
peterjt Posted - 11 févr. 2011 : 06:31:43
Looks like the Log function on the 2350 is accessed via the Speed button on again; I seem to have the best luck with holding my finger over the direction indicator for about 5 seconds.
selfruler Posted - 09 févr. 2011 : 22:19:42
Thanks for the prompt responses and the useful information. I have been reading a lot today about the 37xx series, 23xx series, Route Planning, and the other features I mentioned in my previous post.

I hated to see the details about the Route Planning issues because that was one of the main interests I had in upgrading, the other being Lane Assist/Junction View. LA/JV appears quite useful in the Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Orlando, and Daytona areas where I travel, although central/southern Alabama (Montgomery, Mobile), central/southern Georgia (Macon, Columbus, Albany, Valdosta), and the Florida panhandle (Panama City, Pensacola) are not yet covered

I guess I will keep watching for the next map update and software update to see which issues Garmin addresses.
NanaimoRick Posted - 09 févr. 2011 : 13:28:50
Since all the features you mention are available on the 37xx series models which have been around for approximately 6 months now, IMO you would find any of them be on par with the more expensive models. With the exception of route planning from Mapsource, which doesn't work YET on the 37xx and probably doesn't YET on the 23xx, I would think that you would find all the other features perform "up to par" on both series.
popej Posted - 09 févr. 2011 : 13:23:52
I'm afraid that 23xx repeats the same problems as 37xx and you probably can't expect usable route planning in 23xx. Would be nice if some owners of 23xx checked how works navigation with multiple via points. On 37xx there are 2 main problems:
- navigation with trip plan has many deficiencies
- when adding via to active routes, nuvi doesn't optimise route
For now my nuvi 205 makes better job with multiple points routes.
selfruler Posted - 09 févr. 2011 : 05:50:16
I am looking at upgrading to a 2360lmt from a 255lm. Big step. New features for me would be traffic, voice activation, bluetooth, route planning, lane assist, junction view, dual orientation, and a larger screen. Many of these features, less and except voice activation, dual orientation, and bluetooth can be found in the 2350LMT for a little less. I have no experience with any of these features but I see above that bluetooth works well, the menus look great, and the junction views are getting better in Canada. I will be using the unit in the Southeastern US, particularly around Atlanta, Birmingham, and all along I-85 and I-75 in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Based on your experience, are any of these features still not up to par in their implementation in the 23xx series?

OldSchool845 Posted - 06 févr. 2011 : 01:51:27
Thanks for sharing. My StreetPilot 2730 went to "GPS Heaven" last month, so this is helping me to find a suitable replacement. I'll probably end up getting a 2350LMT, though...
gatorguy Posted - 06 févr. 2011 : 00:04:35
The screenshots also look identical to the 1695. ;)
NanaimoRick Posted - 05 févr. 2011 : 23:58:43
Good question. Most important to me would be, can you transfer routes from Mapsource or create a route on the Nuvi (other than than using the Trip Planner)
popej Posted - 05 févr. 2011 : 21:16:07
Rally looks like a 37xx. Does it share the same problems as 37xx or has Garmin fixed some?
NanaimoRick Posted - 05 févr. 2011 : 20:24:59
Thanks for the screenshots. They look to be identical to the 37xx series screens.
Tom P. Posted - 05 févr. 2011 : 17:39:36
nuvi 2360 Screenshots:

Home Screen

3-D Map View

Junction View

Where To - 1

Where To - 2

Tools - 1

Tools - 2



Trip Computer
NanaimoRick Posted - 05 févr. 2011 : 16:18:47
Most, if not all Nuvi models, after the 600 series have had TRIP LOGS and that is what your seeing in the current.gpx file. Actual "track logs" have to be turned on through the diagnostic screens and are saved in the LOGS folder inside the hidden .system folder on the Nuvi(on the 1xxx and 37xx models (probably your 23xx as well) and my other tricks on the 2xx and 7xx).

The "trip log" your seeing in the Current.gpx file is limited to 10000 points, if I recall correctly, and then older data is overwritten by newer information. This 'trip log' is the cyan line you see on the map screen if you have the Nuvi set to show it (Tools - Settings - Map - Trip log - Show on the 1xxx models or Tools - Navigation - Automotive - Trip Log - Show on Map for the 37xx models and probably the same for the 23xx).
Tom P. Posted - 05 févr. 2011 : 15:53:36
The map rendering speed is a little faster than the 650 as far as I can tell. I can't do a side-by-side comparison as I have sold the 650. Searching the POI database is also faster. It takes 10 sec. to search the whole db for a non-existent POI before getting the "not found" message. On the 650 this took forever, it seemed (never timed it). The map detail seems to be about the same as the 650... perhaps a little better. It would be nice to see them side-by-side. Working from memory is not my strong suit.

continued : The Favorites file on the 2360 (Current.gpx) also holds track logs. This was not the case with the 650. Here is a snip-it of this track log at the end of the Current.gpx file. It seems to be logging every 30 sec. or so. I am wondering if this just keeps building forever making for a huge Current.gpx file?

<trk><name>ACTIVE LOG: 03 FEB 2011 10:09</name><trkseg><trkpt lat="48.450202" lon="-89.196466"><ele>236.14</ele><time>2011-02-03T15:09:34Z</time><extensions><gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension><gpxtpx:course>160.94</gpxtpx:course></gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension></extensions></trkpt><trkpt lat="48.450189" lon="-89.196310"><ele>209.70</ele><time>2011-02-03T15:10:06Z</time><extensions><gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension><gpxtpx:course>160.94</gpxtpx:course></gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension></extensions></trkpt><trkpt lat="48.450152" lon="-89.196272"><ele>205.86</ele><time>2011-02-03T15:10:39Z</time><extensions><gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension><gpxtpx:course>160.94</gpxtpx:course></gpxtpx:TrackPointExtension></extensions></trkpt><trkpt lat="48.450172" lon="-89.196296"><ele>206.34</ele>
ELEGEND_YVR Posted - 05 févr. 2011 : 08:52:29
Thanks for the review Tom. I am curious, how's the map rendering speed and looking up POIs? I know with my 750, 650 and 350 there wasnt much difference. And with the 750 the detail of the maps wasn't as good as many have reported. I wonder if that's been fixed? For me, I could do without the voice commands, I'd rather have an earphone jack although I admit, I rarely use it ;)
gpspassion Posted - 04 févr. 2011 : 20:28:58
Yes, the machine's taking over! Trying to enter an address vocally on the 3790T while driving and with two passengers talking in the back is guaranteed to raise some smiles when the result comes up ;-)
Boyd Posted - 04 févr. 2011 : 14:58:31
Originally posted by Tom P.

The Voice Command does not like a real noisy background, so I mute the car stereo when using it and ask any other people in the car to stop talking.

Shh! Be quiet - I need to talk to my Nuvi. Talk about the tail wagging the dog...
ZX14NINJA Posted - 04 févr. 2011 : 05:39:22
Tom, check out all the Photoreal Junction views it has in Quebec/Ontario, we have about every exit covered now on all major highways...

I believe we will see that in another map update on the 37xx series as well...not 2011.3, but probably the next one. Garmin has added thousands of them for Canada.
Tom P. Posted - 04 févr. 2011 : 05:11:41
Yes the 2360 has a powered mount... as did the old 650. The Voice Command does not like a real noisy background, so I mute the car stereo when using it and ask any other people in the car to stop talking. Normal road noise does not seem to bother it. You can call up your favorites via Voice Command but it only shows 3 at a time starting with the closest one to you and even though I have categories of favorites, Voice Command does not show them. Using the touch screen with favorites displays the categories on its first screen. Voice Command does not recognize any favorites that are very far down my list so I cannot activate one that is far away... only those that are fairly close can be called by name. Yes, I can say "Down" to scroll the list down one at a time but this is tedious with a long list of favs. Not a biggie, but still.

Navigation is much like the old 650. I am using the same voice (male)and street name pronunciation seems a bit better on the 2360. The display is better and lane assist is cool. I had the car out at night tonight and the 2360 automatically went into night mode display and dimmed the brightness automatically to 50%. Just right for me.

I can still edit the Current.gpx file via NotePad in Windows just like I did for the 650. The file is structured the same. Current.gpx holds the Favorites. The only difference is the Category feature which the 650 did not have. I like to add the address, postal or zip code and phone number to my Favorites in this way. Current.gpx must be renamed as Temp.gpx on the PC before copying it back to the nuvi.

So far, it's a keeper.
gpspassion Posted - 04 févr. 2011 : 02:36:54
Thanks for sharing and good job on transferring your data from the 650 to the 23xx. Good to see that the Voice Command is working well, on my 3790T it works fine as long as there isn't too much noise, music on the car stero is generally a problem...

I take it you got a powered mount with your 2360 as rmaffeo found in the manual? That's a big plus in my book in terms of convenience and was a letdown on the 1xxx series.
Tom P. Posted - 03 févr. 2011 : 17:21:53
I just received my nuvi 2360 LMT from GPSCity ($259). It replaces my nuvi 650. I wanted bluetooth and voice command.

The first thing I did was to register the 2360 on the Garmin site and check for updates. It reported that my maps were up to date but that there was a software update available. I performed the software update but the notice on Garmin is still there saying an update is available. ?[ed]

The next thing I did was backup the internal memory of the 2360 to my computer. I then copied the contents of my old nuvi SD card to a micro-SD for the 2360. I deleted the music files as the 2360 does not play MP3's. The micro-SD has JPG pictures, POI file and MetroGuide Canada mapset, all from the old nuvi SD card and everything works with the 2360. All of my custom POI's show up in Extras so I did not have to recreate them and use POI Loader.

Next, I copied my old Current.gpx file from the old nuvi to my computer. This file contains all of the Favorites. I renamed it as Temp.gpx on the PC and then copied it to the internal memory of the 2360 in the same folder as its Current.gpx file. When the 2360 was restarted, it copied all of my old favorites into the new Current.gpx file. They all work.

The 2360 is lighter and thinner than the 650 which is a plus. However, it does not have a headphone jack like the 650 due to no MP3 player. The headphone jack was useful when on my motorcycle to hear route commands. I kept the GPS in my pocket and just listened. I don't miss the 650's antenna flap, though.

I connected my cell phone to the nuvi via bluetooth and tested it. I was able to call using voice command on the 2360. Cool!

I tried out several of the voice commands and it recognizes my normal speaking voice quite well. The 2360 wakes up immediately upon saying "Voice Command" and displays a menu of valid commands. Sadly missing is "zoom in" and "zoom out". I really wanted the ability to zoom via voice. Volume and brightness are adjustable via voice command.

The 2360 has a micro-USB port while the old 650 had a mini-USB port. Now I need a USB adapter for my old AC charger to work with the 2360.

Tomorrow, I will test it in the car and see how it performs on the road.

- Tom
rmaffeo Posted - 19 janv. 2011 : 08:47:39
I took a look at the quick start guide, and it appears the 2300 series has a powered mount (something I wished the 13xx had). See for details.
gpspassion Posted - 05 janv. 2011 : 20:43:37
Not sure what it will do to the not very popular 22xx/23xx series, but Garmin have just announced the 24xx series with a 5" screen ->

UPDATE : Garmin clarified at CES that the 24xx would "complement" the 22xx/23xx line-up...with some new software features it seems (customizable main menu and advanced detours/avoidances)
lumis Posted - 04 déc. 2010 : 07:03:17
Is this unit going to have 3D buildings and terrain view? Some web pages report both and others just terrain view?
BAVC10 Posted - 02 déc. 2010 : 03:22:25
The 22xx series has been available in the UK for some time now but the 2350LT has only just started shipping. Form factor is nowhere near the sleek lines of the 3790 although the prices are £80 less than the 3790 so will look to stick with this model - especially with the "Asian" firmware enhancements.
gatorguy Posted - 02 déc. 2010 : 03:00:16
I'd be surprised if Map Themes aren't included. They're in the 1695, and I'd expect they'd be in all the future models, or at least the premium versions of the specific model lines.
dcnuvi Posted - 30 nov. 2010 : 02:31:12
I'm going to jump into a 2360lmt as soon as they are availlable. Does anyone know if the feature of changing maps colors has been carried down from the 3790? Dual orientation has but what else?
caryrae Posted - 16 oct. 2010 : 13:41:48
Dimensions are not quite the same.

3790 is 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .35"D (12.2 x 7.5 x .89 cm)
2360 is 4.8"W x 2.9"H x .6"D (12.2 x 7.5 x 1.6 cm)

wco81 Posted - 16 oct. 2010 : 09:01:10
On Amazon, the 2370 isn't released yet but looks like 2360 is in stock?

So it must be available?

Price difference between 2360 and 3790 is about $150.

Dimensions listed are the same but the product description for the 2360 says nothing about how it's as thin as a pencil.

ARe we talking processor differences or also GPS chip differences? Probably both?
radijator123 Posted - 21 sept. 2010 : 15:14:58
not a typo - 2360 is THE top model - 2370 has bigger number because it packs USA and Europe maps
SiliconBug Posted - 21 sept. 2010 : 10:23:05
Garmin lists 2360 with 3D terrain view, but not 2370. Could be another typo?
alan sh Posted - 10 sept. 2010 : 17:44:41
Key question for me would be if it works with Mapsource

gpspassion Posted - 08 sept. 2010 : 05:04:29
Good catch but it has to be a typo yes, can't imagine they would waste time removing a feature on the top end model of the family.
Boyd Posted - 08 sept. 2010 : 00:34:13
According to Garmin's spec's, the 2370 doesn't have the dual orientation display of the 2360. Seems odd for what would otherwise appear to be their top model in the series. Do you suppose this is a typo? Garmin's comparison:
gpspassion Posted - 07 sept. 2010 : 20:09:33
Interesting new units that take after the impressive 37xx but without the slick form factor, hi resolution and fast processor apparently (see below).

Comments carried over from the 37xx topic :

ubercool : Well, I'm kinda glad I returned my 3790t. Looks like Garmin has introduced a functionally similar model, it can be used vertically or horizontally but without the uber-thin form factor. However, I do like that the Garmin nuvi 2360LMT offers free, lifetime traffic plus maps. It appears to have all the features I want and lists for $300. - Don't know if it has the same fast chip the 3790t has though.

ZX14NINJA - We're not talking about the same GPS here...and no, it does not have the "same fast chip". It is based on the 1xxx platform. You can't even compare the 2.

Boyd - I have wondered whether this was the case myself. Do you know this for a fact somehow? If the user interface is the same with the 3d map browser, terrain, buildings, etc... then performance is going to be pretty sluggish on the 23x0.

With the lower screen resolution they won't be able to use the same small fonts to label all the streets like they do on the 37x0. I am still really happy with my 3790t, although admittedly it was pricey.

ZX14NINJA - I do know for a fact, yes. It's possible the processor has been upgraded, that much I'm not sure about, but it's still the 1xxx platform.

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