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Post Sun May 12, 2013 4:42 pm

GPS

I want to buy a GPS unit this month. I would like opinions on what brand you guys feel is the best to buy. Garmin, Magellan you get the idea.
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Post Sun May 12, 2013 5:06 pm

Re: GPS

Most smart phones have one built in or have an app for that, you have a smart phone?
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hewlew1

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Post Sun May 12, 2013 6:04 pm

Re: GPS

No I have a dumb phone. LOL
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Post Sun May 12, 2013 6:32 pm

Re: GPS

Harry,

I have a Garmin and a Smart phone. The Smart phone warns me of a turn or lane change before the Garmin. Although, the Garmin has served me well through the years.
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Post Sun May 12, 2013 6:56 pm

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I have a Garmin,, it has served me well,, now with that said,, my wifes I-phone is better at navigation.
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Post Sun May 12, 2013 7:28 pm

Re: GPS

The smart phone is probably the better way to go, but you'll likely end up paying more in the end with the data charges...

That said, the more expensive GPS's of any sort are MUCH better than the high-volume sellers (sub $150).

Garmin is, IMO, the best GPS manufacturer if you want a stand-alone unit. However, you get MUCH higher resolution & capability with the $300+ range than the cheapos.
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Post Mon May 13, 2013 11:42 pm

Re: GPS

Garmin, bar none. What gps do planes use? I submit garmin. My garmin works at 30k feet in the air. A friend said garmin was the standard in aviation, i could be wrong. Garmin nuvi series.
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Post Tue May 14, 2013 7:37 am

Re: GPS

The smart phone is probably the better way to go
...THE BEST way to go. I have a Tom-Tom and with road construction changing daily, the program in it is dated and often unreliable. OTOH, my Apple Iphone has a free app, Mapquest, that is a gps based application, works the same as GPS, costs nothing, and even talks to you with the directions. ALSO it is constantly being updated!!! 8)
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Post Tue May 14, 2013 1:12 pm

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samrt phone by far! and Wayne hit the nail on the head- no map updates required- it's in the "cloud" :D
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Post Wed May 15, 2013 6:49 am

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angelod307 wrote:Garmin, bar none. What gps do planes use? I submit garmin. My garmin works at 30k feet in the air. A friend said garmin was the standard in aviation, i could be wrong. Garmin nuvi series.

I can vouch for Garmin units, at least the aviation ones. Having used a kneeboard GPS unit when flying, the Garmin is the most used manufacturer in that marketplace. Here is the Garmin 796, which is the cats ass of these units. Most of the newer units can receive and display radar info from XM/Sirius with a monthly charge, which for an offshore pilot is fantastic! I'd use them for flying, then plug it into my truck and use it on the ground too. I still have a couple of these older kneeboard type units, from Avmap, that I used over the years. The earliest unit has a monochrome screen! Of course back in the "good old days" we had no wonderful gadgets like this. Makes me feel old :(
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Post Wed May 15, 2013 10:46 pm

Re: GPS

See, I am so directionally illiterate, I get lost walking around the block clockwise.

That being said, I know a GPS of any kind would be a help to me.

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Post Thu May 16, 2013 5:12 pm

Re: GPS

If you don't want to spend the bucks or commit to a longer term contract with a cell phone that has apps capability--then Garmin is it. You can update your maps 1 time in the first few years of ownership, after that you have to pay a fee to update maps. Still probably cheaper than the mobile device / service fees. I have a Garmin that is about 10 yrs old and it still works fine! (other than needing map update- some newer roads are not on the maps I have in the system)
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Post Fri May 17, 2013 7:48 am

Re: GPS

Chauss wrote:some newer roads are not on the maps I have in the system)

Yeah, the GPS in my SUV has old maps too. And GM wants $100 to send a upgrade DVD with new maps. :rolleyes:
Guess I'll just have to stay on old roads! :lol:
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Post Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 pm

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Harry....you can find your way to CarverFest right? Then WTF do you need with a GPS. You have already found your way to the only place you really need to be:-)

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Post Fri May 17, 2013 8:38 pm

Re: GPS

RAY......1
HARRY...0
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