OK.. PC Fair is here again.. and i got the Garmin Nuvi 50LM for only RM499, and yes, i know can get cheaper from low yat forums.. but i prefer to buy from the retail.. cash and carry, and peace of mind.
I was previously using Garmin Nuvi 205W (from taiwan), and was happy using mfm maps although junction view doesnt work.
then couldnt resist it and shifted it to Papago Z1.
Now, seeing mfm is now supported on garmin with junction view, here i am again. i still prefer garmin's interface.
having said those, i have several questions.
1st, how do i update the MFM map?
the set i have comes pre-installed MFM 2012.10 map, which i upgraded to 2012.20 map from garmin.com.sg website. but i read somewhere here, we can copy it to sd card, which i prefer to do anyway.. i also store my maps in SD card on my 205W. So i did it, create map folder and copied 3 files there, gmapsupp.img, gmapsupp.sum and gmapsupp.unl, then renamed it to MFM 201220.img, MFM 201220.sum and MFM 201220.unl
now, i would like to check with you guys, how should i update future maps? i cant possibly wait for garmin to update the mfm map.. it only comes 4 times a year.. most of the times even less. Also, when i was upgrading the map, i noticed junction view files are being copied as well, which i suppose is part of the upgrade process.
SO how should i proceed to update the map more frequently?Read this post to understand the mechanics of how/where to put maps in newer Nuvis. viewtopic.php?f=15&t=13170
2nd, POI doesnt seem to be showing when navigating. is there something wrong with the map or is it with the unit itself? MFM POI is showing fine on my 205W could be related to memory management of graphics.
3rd, the routing is terrible. the 50LM will bring me to go a big detour to get to my destination.. it worked normally on my papago and 205W. is there changes in the map data or is there something wrong with my unit. i have switched off avoidance (except unpaved road, for obvious reasons i dont want to drive on unpaved road)Don't know about 50M series but my 3790 n 765 both exhibit similar routing ....
finally, is there a custom keyboard layout i can use? i loved the customised one for 205W.Not that I know of
for 2nd and 3rd issue, if its not map problem, then i would proceed with strong complaints with Garmin and warranty claims.
your assistance is greatly appreciated.
p/s, i only have MFM selected under map details in settings.