Sunday, September 20, 2009

Garmin ecoRoute currently not available for Asian version of Nuvi 255w

Garmin ecoRoute is a new feature for their GPS navigators which is made freely available to compatible units via the WebUpdater service.

This feature allows users to find more fuel efficient routes when navigating and even track their fuel usage. With ecoRoute, you may be able to save petrol and money by adopting smarter driving habits and finding more fuel-efficient routes.

After ecoRoute is successfully installed, a new Route Preference called "Less Fuel" will be added to the GPS unit. There will also be Fuel Report which tracks fuel usage over time, and Mileage Report which monitors mileage and fuel usage on a per-trip basis.

ecoRoute is available for US version of nuvi 255w. However, an email from Garmin Support confirmed that it is currently not available for Asian version of nuvi 255w, which includes the Sing/Mal version, Taiwan version, India version, etc.

For Asian version of Garmin GPS, currently only Nuvi 765 and Nuvi 1460 are ecoRoute supported.

Let's hope that it will eventually be made available to our Nuvi 255w in the near future.


Danny said... Reply To This Comment

I have Nuvi 765 My/Sin version, also has EcoRoute and I keyed in the fuel usage data and can monitor my fuel usage over distance etc. BUT, there's no "Less Fuel" option in the "Routing" page? Only the usual "fast.." "Short" and "Off" option, can help?

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Danny,

I don't have a Nuvi 765 with me.

You can write to and they will answer your question.

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