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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 2006, 3:56 pm Thread Starter
 
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The NAV III is a piece of crap

i have owned 20 different GPS units... including the NAV I and NAV II
thye NAV III stinks......
period

i have the detail of the maps on max
i have the zoom detail adjusted properly.....
but, the unit is SO slow that it cannot draw any roads at speed....
meaning that.... when you are MOVING.... you can't see the names of any roads if you are traveling faster than 30 mph

anyone else have THIS issue?
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Greg, do you have firmware version 3.10 loaded? Garmin updated the Navigator III August 21th or so. Here's the link. Something about a speedup for the text to speech. It's on Garmin's download site. Maybe it would help?
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The Nav III is the same as the 2820.

I have a 2720, the previous generation, and I don't have this problem.

Are you using the 3d view or the 2d map view?

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The Nav III is the same as the 2820.

I have a 2720, the previous generation, and I don't have this problem.

Are you using the 3d view or the 2d map view?
hello jeff....
maybe we can chat about this later.
i have used 2-D and 3-D......
i had the detail set to "most"
maybe that is the reason

going slow..... or when there are few side roads, it gives the names....
but, on the interstate.... or even on 35mph side roads, when there are a lot of side roads, it gives nothing..... in or out of a route
....... the nav iii NEVER gives the name of a road that is PARALLEL to your direction of travel

and.......
i have the "gray roads when not in your route" set to NEVER

my 376, on the other hand......
every road at every speed

jeff,
i hope you have read my posts about my utter satisfaction with this amazing bike..... which you've been saying all along

what an amazing piece of engineering wizardry
i LOVE the GT
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The Nav III is the same as the 2820.

I have a 2720, the previous generation, and I don't have this problem.

Are you using the 3d view or the 2d map view?

i know that we've all believed this statement.....
BUT....
why can't you buy the GXM30 antenna (which i already have for my 376C) and get XM RADIO on the nav iii
IF the unit it indded a re-badged 2820.... then you OUGHT to be able to get XM RADIO.....
so,
there is something else going on here
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Greg, do you have firmware version 3.10 loaded? Garmin updated the Navigator III August 21th or so. Here's the link. Something about a speedup for the text to speech. It's on Garmin's download site. Maybe it would help?
i usually update my garmins all the time this way
but, the minimal update provided here does not SEEM to be related to my issues
but.... i will do the update anyway
thanks for the reminder
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i know that we've all believed this statement.....
BUT....
why can't you buy the GXM30 antenna (which i already have for my 376C) and get XM RADIO on the nav iii
IF the unit it indded a re-badged 2820.... then you OUGHT to be able to get XM RADIO.....
so,
there is something else going on here
Now that is interesting!

I thought it was a 2820 re-badged as well. Seems to be closer to a 2720 than a 2820 or some other unreleased model? It sort of makes sense in that the Navigator II+ was a 2610 and the III may be a 2720. It mentions nothing about XM or Traffic Updates on the Garmin website on the Navigator III. nor on their Accessories page. I'm hedging it is a 2720 model from their spec's page.

Maybe the future BMW Navigator IV model will be a true 2820 and the Zumo will evolve into the BMW Navigator V? BMW may be a little slower on getting around to the latest and greatest GPS units since the Nav. II+ (2610 model) was only discontinued a month ago, but Garmin has been a couple of generations ahead of the 2610 (or Nav. II+) by the intro of the 2720 (Nav III??) and 2820 (future Nav. IV??).
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i know that we've all believed this statement.....
BUT....
why can't you buy the GXM30 antenna (which i already have for my 376C) and get XM RADIO on the nav iii
IF the unit it indded a re-badged 2820.... then you OUGHT to be able to get XM RADIO.....
so,
there is something else going on here

Greg,

There are days when I have to wonder where you get some of the stuff you post.

You can buy the XM puck antenna for the Nav III.

Mike Sheehan, the Garmin Rep at CCR talked about this at great length at CCR.

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Now that is interesting!

I thought it was a 2820 re-badged as well. Seems to be closer to a 2720 than a 2820 or some other unreleased model? It sort of makes sense in that the Navigator II+ was a 2610 and the III may be a 2720. It mentions nothing about XM or Traffic Updates on the Garmin website on the Navigator III. nor on their Accessories page. I'm hedging it is a 2720 model from their spec's page.

Maybe the future BMW Navigator IV model will be a true 2820 and the Zumo will evolve into the BMW Navigator V? BMW may be a little slower on getting around to the latest and greatest GPS units since the Nav. II+ (2610 model) was only discontinued a month ago, but Garmin has been a couple of generations ahead of the 2610 (or Nav. II+) by the intro of the 2720 (Nav III??) and 2820 (future Nav. IV??).
The Nav III is a 2820. The Garmin Rep that covers BMW was at CCR and spoke about this at great length. You can add the GXM30 antenna puck and get XM and XM Traffic.

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The Nav III is a 2820. The Garmin Rep that covers BMW was at CCR and spoke about this at great length. You can add the GXM30 antenna puck and get XM and XM Traffic.
While you were at CCR did the Garmin rep mention anything about MP3 & audio books support in the NAV III? The 2820 supports both.
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