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Best GPS for a vehicle ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by B.C., Aug 18, 2010.

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  1. B.C.

    B.C. Member

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    Your thoughts for a portable GPS unit for a car or truck

    Pro's and Con's

    Thanks, B.C.
     
  2. TOLIPNUG

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    GARMIN
     
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    Garmin, have 2, a 2720 and Nuvi 350, really like both, only negative is the map updates are high.. just a note, what you see is important, and not all the "STUFF' (MP3 etc) you can't see...big is better, also learn how to use the POI software from Garmin (it free).........Grubby
     
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    Garmin, and it supports my local economy.

    I used a Garmin over in South Africa. Worked great!
     
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    I have a Garmin in my car and a Tom Tom in my wifes car. If I buy another it will be a new Garmin. Bulge.
     
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  8. B.C.

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    Thanks so far any model #'s


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  9. shootsun

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    I use the Navigation app on my Droid Incredible phone for free. I think soon stand alone GPS will be a thing of the past.

    Shane
     
  10. trim tab

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    Garmin nuvi 1400 series. Excellent
     
  11. Kyle Spieles

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    My next gps will be a garmin. My first and current gps that I have been using is an Alpine BlackBird GPS. Very heavy and bulky but for the most part does a decent job.
     
  12. Kim Little

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    Garmin...Kim
     
  13. g7777777

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    Garmin and get a larger screen- most people use both the screen and the audible commands- some people can only concentrate on one thing at a time but assume you can use both and so purchase a large screen

    Make sure it links to bluetooth also so you can use your cell to call ahead for room reservations- informaton- places to eat etc-

    Garmin

    regards from Iowa

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  14. higun

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    My only experience is with Garmin.

    I use it several times a day and at least 5 days a week.

    I would give it a 99% rating. I use it only to get from point “A” to point “B” and don’t really care about any other features.

    My only complaint would be that it doesn’t recognize Route numbers as street addresses.

    For example, in my area, Routes 100 & 26 run concurrently between the towns of Portland and Gray. If you don’t know that the section of those routes is called “Portland Road” you will get a “no matches found” message using the Rte. numbers.

    A bit frustrating but a minor point.
     
  15. B.C.

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    What do you think of the

    Garmin nuvi 1490t model

    Thanks in advance ! B.C.
     
  16. neofight

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    WWM (wife with map) is another choice : ) I have an old Garmin V that has worked flawlessly for several years. it's my back-up on the boat and my GPS for doing Geocaches. It's simple, works well and always gets me home. Garmin's good.
     
  17. neofight

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    WWM (wife with map) is another choice : ) I have an old Garmin V that has worked flawlessly for several years. it's my back-up on the boat and my GPS for doing Geocaches. It's simple, works well and always gets me home. Garmin's good.
     
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    I travel 60K miles a year and have owned them all. Buy a Garmin.
     
  19. sixten38

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    I have a Garmin Nuvi 350 and it has served me well, but all of the stand alone devices are going the way of the buggy whip as the multi function smart phones will ultimately kill the stand alone GPS directional devices. I just got a Motorola Droid X and the navigation that is included is more than enough to get 99.9% of users to their destination. As much as I liked and used the Nuvi it is destined for obsolescence, my nuvi is headed to the ebay scrap heap.
     
  20. Mapper

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    I don't have a GPS in my cars, but I know that Garmin made many of the units we used for horizonal control. We being USGS.
     
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