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What's the best inexpensive GPS out there?

 
 
Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 04:38 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

I bought the Garmin. It's fab. I've named it Judy.


Wise choice. Judy is ok too.

Judy, Judy, Judy has a nice ring to it.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 04:40 am
@Intrepid,
Im aware of the voice functions. I usually just turn it off totally and follow the purple line.

The newest Magellan has an interconnect where it will display the reql USGS topos or Sat nav photo of your trip (just like a marine GPS)
Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 04:53 am
@farmerman,
Cool
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 05:00 am
@Intrepid,
Judy Garmin.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 05:30 am
@jespah,
Does it play, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow?"


Smile
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 05:38 am
@Intrepid,
Not that I can tell, but there seem to be some maps of a place called Munchkinland.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 05:42 am
@jespah,
If you find the route to the Mad Hatter, you can pop on in for tea. I have cookies too.
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NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jul, 2010 08:04 pm
I have a tom tom and it's usually pretty good. On occasions it has tried to drag me into the back woods and have its way with me Wink. But I simply took another route and it gave me different directions.
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 01:25 pm
@NickFun,
Judy does get cross if I try to go some different way, so I switched her to the Aussie voice.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 02:01 pm
I got the cheapest TomTom (95 EUR) and downloaded Snoop Dogg's voice into it. Smooth ridin' all the way. Loving it.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 02:11 pm
@jespah,
Things going well with Judy? I'm thinking of following you down that yellow brick road.
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 02:21 pm
@ehBeth,
Judy seems to enjoy going to Worcester. She may be the only one among us who does but, hey, it's something. Smile

She gets a lil whiny and annoyed when I go in a way that she thinks is wrong. She says "Recalculating" and it's a tad nasal. Hmm.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jul, 2012 05:34 am
@jespah,
I see now that you can re program certain segments of a trip (Bfore I had to make each waypoint a new destination). Now I can make a nice trip tick that takes me to scenic routes or POI without starting all over. Therefore I can save that tick ithout hassle.

jespah
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jul, 2012 06:11 am
@farmerman,
OOohh. Kewl.

We have a Garmin these days. My folks have something cheap that I hate (I think it's a TomTom). My father quite literally looks at it while driving, even if he has a passenger who is looking at it. It does not say street names, just, "turn right in 300 yards". Because, of course, we all have odometers that measure yardage. I figure it's a lot like texting while driving, and I await stats showing accidents while trying to figure out a bad GPS while hurtling along a highway doing 60.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jul, 2012 09:13 am
@jespah,
my next gps will be a tom tom. They are the ones that are ading all these new neat techy things.
The only problem with all of em is that tendancy to drive by screen and not watch the road.
Scary
Irishk
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jul, 2012 09:36 am
@farmerman,
The last time my mom, sis and I took a road trip we drove in my sister's new car that has one of those. We had SO much fun! We'd plug in a restaurant that we wanted to try and then, since I was driving and I tend to go a little faster than average, we'd crack up listening to the lady yell at us..."RECALCULATING!!!!!". Most fun 3-day trip I've ever had Laughing
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Steven Dilley
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 07:22 pm
@jespah,
Hello Community,

GPS Systems are very useful for getting around in today's world. Whether you are working in a large city, or a world traveler, we have picked out the best GPS systems to get you anywhere. In 2011 there have been several new release GPS units from the two largest manufacturers of GPS systems, Garmin and Tom Tom. These new units as well as some budget GPS options that are a few years old, but have been fine-tuned enough that they are even more accurate than ever. The Garmin Nuvi 1390 is affordable, and a very smart little device. The Garmin Nuvi 1390 has a very wide screen so you can easily read it, it has a great routing engine that will calculate the best routes no matter where you are, and it assists you with 3D graphics of road signs. With a text to speech system announcing where you are, and a Bluetooth capability, the Garmin Nuvi 1390 cannot lead you of course.

Best Regards,
Steven Dilley
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 8 Oct, 2012 08:02 pm
@Steven Dilley,
Steven Dilley wrote:
the Garmin Nuvi 1390 cannot lead you of course.


of course not! I never thought so.

At all.
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john hassen
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 04:41 am
@Intrepid,
Hello Community,

I think Garmin nuvi 2460LMT is the best inexpensive GPS device. Nuvi 2460LMT comes with genuinely useful features that make it extremely unlikely that you will ever need to buy another GPS. The 'LMT' in the name refers to lifetime map and traffic updates - up to 4 free map updates per year and subscription-free FM-based live traffic updates. This ensure that your directions are always up-to-date, and allows you to skip heavy traffic and the corresponding rise in blood pressure. Guidance can be prompted by voice activation, and the nuvi 2460LMT features text-to-speech which announces street names with the turn. The lane guidance feature also displays the entire junction, which is a useful feature to have when navigating unknown areas. Topping off the list of conveniences, the nuvi 2460LMT offers built-in Bluetooth for hands-free cell conversations. For the money, this is one of the most full-featured GPS navigation devices available and is easily one of the best options among them all.

Best Regards,
John Hassen
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 26 Oct, 2012 04:50 am
@john hassen,
trouble is, many times e dont need the full boat directions or we wish NOT to take a certain route (Like on the E coast of US, my GArmin always insists on taking me eventually to I-95)
Even with updates it still gets destinations fucked up.

I like the ones that have the Satellite maps attached. If Im going in an unfamiliar locale, I can zoom in with the Google Earth or SPOT sqt pix and use actual landmarks that are no more than 4 years old
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