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Garmin Nuvi 250

arkiboys

Standard Member
Hi,
Recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi 250.
1)
Do you know where to get the free updates automatically?
2)
Is there a site which allows you to download free features such as voices, POI, etc...
3)
How do I find out the memory space on this device and can it be upgraded?

Thank you
 
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Deleted member 207985

Guest
Go to the Garmin web-site for upgrades. I believe there is a link on their site for you to install additional general POIs. You can google for POIs of special interest to you. I have recently installed camp sites for Ireland. The memory available can be seen by connecting it up to a PC and going to "My Computer" then to the Garmin to see the size. If you add a big map or lots of extra POIs; you can upgrade the available memory by inserting an SD card (2 GB should be enough)
Regards from Ron
 
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Deleted member 207985

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There are free downloads for french campsites - perhaps for general POIs too - but the regualar built in french maps contain POIs
 

lovegroova

Well-known Member
If you register with pocketgpsworld (free), there are loads of free POIs available, select csv versions. I have Shell Garages installed on mine for example.

Here's what you can get in the fuel category for example:

ASDA Fuel (2008-11-04 : 135)
Biodiesel (2008-11-29 : 184)
BioEthanol (2009-01-14 : 4)
BP (2009-02-03 : 1172)
Broadland Fuels (2007-06-11 : 1)
Diesel Direct (2009-02-02 : 1103)
Esso (2009-01-25 : 974)
Gleaner (2008-08-23 : 6)
Gulf (2009-01-17 : 157)
Independent (2008-12-24 : 27)
Jet (2008-10-16 : 517)
Leaded Petrol (2009-01-23 : 112)
LPG (2009-01-28 : 1259)
Morrisons Fuel (2009-02-02 : 272)
Murco (2008-11-18 : 356)
PACE (2008-10-31 : 14)
Power Fuels (2008-09-28 : 1)
Q8 (2007-08-22 : 116)
ReD Fuel Card (2008-02-20 : 150)
Rix (2008-01-01 : 75)
Sainsburys Fuel (2009-01-29 : 259)
Shell (2009-01-28 : 899)
Shell V-Power Diesel (2008-10-05 : 97)
Somerfield Fuel (2008-12-03 : 8)
Spot (2008-05-12 : 4)
Statoil (2008-06-02 : 1)
Tesco Fuel (2009-01-31 : 402)
Texaco (2009-02-01 : 1007)
Total (2009-02-03 : 878)
Waitrose Fuel (2009-01-23 : 4)

Put all the csv files you want into one directory on your pc and use the POI uploader software that came with your Nuvi, and off you go. It's very straightforward.
 

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