Overseas GPS

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 08:32
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I am considering purchasing a Garmin 7200 from America on EBay, would there be any problems loading Australian maps onto these?
regards Bill
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (Narangba QLD - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 09:41

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 09:41

I recently purchased a SP7200 from GPSCITY in USA and it was delivered 5 days later at the time they promised at time of purchase. Just dealt directly with GPSCITY. others on another forum have also done the same.

I bought the city navigator 2008 map here in Australia (not any cheaper in US for some reason) and loaded them onto a SD card and it all works fine. I'll also add OXTOPO V2 when it comes out by loading it onto a 2gig SD card.

The 7200 and the aussie maps cost just over $1000 but this depends on exchange rate on the day. Anyway you will get the 7200 for near half cost here in Australia.

I actually support buying locally etc but double price is stretching the friendship

Enjoy the large screen of the 7200 (i had trouble seeing the detail on 4 inch screen of others)

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Follow Up By: Member - bill - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 14:06

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 14:06
Thanks Alan, did they pre-load any Australian base map or was it still the American map on it.
Did you have any trouble loading on sd card or on gps?
regards Bill......
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Reply By: noddydog - Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 17:57

Saturday, Jan 12, 2008 at 17:57
Hullo Bill, I did purchase a Garmin 7200 from the USA, and was happy with the savings. The AU$ is pretty good against the US $ at the moment,got the people at Johhny Appleseed GPS to load the Aus. Map ver.7 for me onto an SD card, works a treat.
Am thinking about loading Tracks4 aust. onto it as well.
Had to purchase an adapter to fit Oz powerpoints as the yanks have a different type of plug, but that's no hassle.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (Narangba QLD - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 08:33

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 08:33

The sp7200 comes with the USA preloaded and this cannot be changed. If you try you may disable the whole device.

The City Navigator uploads onto a SD card very easily (150MB) and the device detects which maps are available to it.

You load city navigator onto a computer. Select all the maps and then upload to the device (USB cable supplied) to the SD card.

Quick to do and it works well.

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Reply By: Member - bill - Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 17:05

Sunday, Jan 13, 2008 at 17:05
thank you all for your replies, i have just bought one from gps city

Has anybody tried a reversing camera on this unit as yet, if so what kind?
regards bill
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