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Just got a nuvi 265WT from Costco

Should I register it? Can someone direct me to any modifications, upgrades, or ways to make it do cool things?

also, is this some type of special model? it doesnt seem to be on garmin's website very prominently, and for some reason on its 'product page there's no software listed as being available...in what way is this different than the rest of the 200 series?

thanx...

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  • Tim 1481 Points
    Yes, you should register it at my.garmin.com
  • You will have to run Garmin webupdater program for software updates


    http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
  • ok...how about POI's? there's no POI loader listed on garmins webpage for this model.

    do I get updated maps? should I delay registering in order to get the most recent?
  • Tim 1481 Points
    You can download the POI loader from here:

    www.garmin.com/products/poiloader/

    There is no reason to delay registration. Qualification of map updates is based on the date of first satellite acquisition and not the registration date.
  • ok, I just registered and installed the POI loader. Now where can I get some cool POI files?
  • ok, I just registered and installed the POI loader. Now where can I get some cool POI files?
    http://www.poi-factory.com/

    http://www.gps-data-team.com/
  • I tried to register a few days ago at the GPS Data Team site using PayPal. I sent two e-mails requesting my registration--no response. I've now registered a dispute with PayPal. Please note that there are a lot of complaints against the GPS data Team.
  • And it's working fine. I had to download it myself. My pois are working, too. Love it.
  • Downeaster 0 Points
    Don't forget you have 60 days for a free update on the maps, starting from its initial acquisition. After that you will have to pay for updates, and it is about $75 per update. Updates occur about every 3 months.
  • Should I register it? Can someone direct me to any modifications, upgrades, or ways to make it do cool things?

    also, is this some type of special model? it doesnt seem to be on garmin's website very prominently, and for some reason on its 'product page there's no software listed as being available...in what way is this different than the rest of the 200 series?

    thanx...
    It's not on Garmins website...what chu talkin' about Willis?? Despite the fact that the 205 series is the bottom of the Nuvi line, it shares equal billing with the rest of the line.

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134&pID=13430

    You can do a side by side comparison of all the 205 series.

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=134

    Perhaps you should peruse the 205 Series Owner's Manual before you proceed any further.

    http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/2675_OwnersManual.pdf

    Happy hunting!
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