3544Re: [tracker2] Newbie Questions
- Apr 22, 2008
> 1. I usually power the Nuvi by my cig lighter. Will I still be able toYes, and in fact it has to be externally powered for the serial
> do that since I will be using the port for the data cable?
interface to work. You connect the power input on the back (using the
clip-on mount) and connect the data cable to the side.
> 2. Is operation of the Nuvi the same as always except I will see otherThe top menu item gets changed to 'Dispatch' and whatever was there
> stations pop-up on the screen?
before ('Favorites' I think) gets moved down a level under that menu.
> 3. Will I be able to see comments in the APRS data for the station orYes, you can see comments by bringing up the favorites screen. No way
> just the location? If so, how do you access the comments?
to get there directly from the map, I'm afraid. Just had that debate
with Garmin today.
> 4. I've read something about the stations that display on the NuviRight, you can only erase them manually at this point. Still trying to
> screen not going away even if they are old. Is that correct? How do
> they get cleared out?
talk them into a 'delete' function for the FMI interface.
> 5. When firmware updates come out for the Nuvi, that should not breakNo promises there. Garmin's alread 'fixed' the waypoint upload function
> any functionality should it (is it firmware independent)?
in other products. The 350 is close to end-of-life, though, and I don't
think they'll make many updates to it. Plus, they know I'm a little
vocal about those features and they'll never hear the end of it if they
break the one model that works fully!
> 6. For those guys that have implemented this setup in your vehicle,If you're not going with the T2, I'd suggest an OT1+. Cheaper than a
> would you recommend that I go with it or with my original idea of just
> having a basic tracker (TT3) with another GPS receiver? What do you
> like/dislike about the your setup?
TT3, still open source, and does some basic waypoint output too.
> 7. Sorry for all the questions. I will be ordering soon, and want toI wrote up a quick blurb for the manual, but it's not well documented yet.
> make the right decision. Is there a document that discusses my above
> questions about the Nuvi integration? I have read through the OT2 manual.
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