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Post by hewlew1 » Sun May 12, 2013 4:42 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by jjptkd » Sun May 12, 2013 5:06 pm

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

Post by hewlew1 » Sun May 12, 2013 6:04 pm

No I have a dumb phone. LOL
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Re: GPS

Post by Don » Sun May 12, 2013 6:32 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by Zoot Horn » Sun May 12, 2013 6:56 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by TNRabbit » Sun May 12, 2013 7:28 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by angelod307 » Mon May 13, 2013 11:42 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by kingman » Tue May 14, 2013 7:37 am

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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Re: GPS

Post by Chauss » Tue May 14, 2013 1:12 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Wed May 15, 2013 6:49 am

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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Re: GPS

Post by Shortcake » Wed May 15, 2013 10:46 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by Chauss » Thu May 16, 2013 5:12 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Fri May 17, 2013 7:48 am

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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Re: GPS

Post by Magnaryder » Fri May 17, 2013 7:37 pm

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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Re: GPS

Post by hewlew1 » Fri May 17, 2013 8:38 pm

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