It has been reported on several forums that Garmin REPS started this rumour. I have read several verbatim quotes posted by users online. Additionally, i think they also told Tim this in person
Right. But we do know that the 200 series for example has shipped with two, perhaps three different chipsets. So it wouldn't be "new" for Garmin to do that.
Right. But we do know that the 200 series for example has shipped with two, perhaps three different chipsets. So it wouldn't be "new" for Garmin to do that."What a web we do weave, when we set out to deceive."
Right. But we do know that the 200 series for example has shipped with two, perhaps three different chipsets. So it wouldn't be "new" for Garmin to do that."What a web we do weave, when we set out to deceive."I think we ought to be careful here. I don't think the use of a generic label for the GPS receiver chipsets was meant to deceive. It was a business decision, probably meant to get more latitude in sourcing this particular component. I personally don't think that it was the right decision, but that doesn't mean that the manufacturers intentionally set out to deceive. They have what they want i.e., flexibility and perhaps some cost efficiency; but at the cost of seeding discontent and confusion, even from within their own ranks (read customer support reps and the like.)Cheers! The deception is in the fact that they won't, or can't admit what chipset or chipsets, they use. Come out and say "Some have got A, Some have got B etc" and we could have confidence in any upgrades. Just look at the problems "some" 7xx users are having with WebUpdate at this moment. Will anyone feel comfortable with future u/g knowing that it might have a terminal effect on their particular unit with its particular but unknown chipset?regards
peebs24: Yes, but the quote you gave said 'set out to deceive.' and I don't think that's the case.To me, this is buyer beware and if one is happy with buying a GPS with a 'high sensitivity GPS receiver', trusting the manufacturer's know how, then so be it. You'll have no disagreement with me that transparency would be a lot better than using the generic label - I think my earlier posts in this thread spoke to this issue strongfully enough, thank you very much. So to sum up - I say yes to lack of transparency; no that they intentionally set out to deceive: it was a business decision.Cheers!HappyTrails! Drive Safe!
Peebs, the only comment I would make is that obviously Garmin has not run from any problems tha tcropped up after release of the 700's. I think that they have responded admirably, much better than either you or I expected, correct? CORRECTWith regard to chip/memory/ design issues, hasn't Garmin always played "close to the chest" on internal architecture? I've only been involved for about 2-3 years, so perhaps it's changed. I don't have any big issue with what's inside, as most of the time I wouldn't have any way to argue Garmin's choice of chipset, whether it was the right choice or not. I WOULD like them to at least "sticker" the box so that we could determine in advance the chipset used for the device in the box. That would serve a purpose once the device has been out awhile and has a track record. AGREEDBut I haven't personally experienced any "hiding" or "denial" from Garmin on any issues I've called them about.
Information on the SIRF GSC3F GPS MODULE chip right from the Holux website. Key Specifications/Special Features:Position accuracy:Autonomous: < 10m at 2D RMSSBAS: < 7m at 2DRMS, WAAS correctedDGPS: 1 to 5m at DGPS corrected
I just got a 760 and checked the ship it is SIRF GSC3F GPS MODULE.I steel do not understand is that good or bad? :?:
I had no problem getting to the inventory screen, just no chipset info. Any suggestions? I suspect all the 2x5's are the same, has anyone discovered how to find the chipset?
You're right, one probably shouldn't worry about. However, just for the sake of argument. The lithium batteries have X amount of life cycles. If someone uses their GPS regularly in their car plugged into their cig light adapter, I am led to believe that that everytime you plug it in, that's one cycle. Over a period of time, this would give you less battery life compared to only charging it when the battery is low.infama, that's correct, Lithium batteries have no memory effect but they still can die early if you use up their [charge] cycles.
There might(emphasized) be the first confirmed MTK chip in a 7x0. posted by a Brit user who just bought a new 760 to go with the one he already has. I say might, because it shows no chip info whatsoever in the SW Diagnostics, but the software version is 2.6M, which likely indicates MTK. I'm watching for a second post by any other owner, but the device posted now has more issues than just a possible chip change. The owner also complains about the screen brightness. Guess we'll have to see if it's just a rogue unit or not. I wouldn't think the MTK chip would be any sort of downgrade as reports of it's quality in other devices are pretty well documented. Of course that's never any solid assurance in a different PND.More to come I'm sure.