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Old 09-17-2009, 01:32 PM   #43
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Been there, done that...that's why I posted the question ~
Shari,

Using the Garmin site selector I came up with either the 755T or 765T. I chose the following relevant criteria:

Type: Road Warrior
Features: Lane Assist, FM Traffic and Canada Maps.

The 765T adds Bluetooth... which seems to only add the ability to place hands free call through your phone... I assume you have that ability already with your iPhone.

As far as finding time to shop... do it ---> online <--- (Gift wrapping available)

I have used a Garmin Nuvi 660 for a few years and love it. Used it for 3 trailer recoveries and many long rally trips. I would not travel without it.
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:45 PM   #44
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You cant beat the Garmin nuiv 855 @ costco ,newest technologies best price ,has great battery life my wife puts it down by the shifter does not have to put it on the dash it still picks up the signal. Our first gps cost 750.00 this one surpasses it in every way.The cost @ costco is 249.99
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Old 09-17-2009, 01:49 PM   #45
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Using the Garmin site selector I came up with either the 755T or 765T. I chose the following relevant criteria:

Type: Road Warrior
Features: Lane Assist, FM Traffic and Canada Maps.

The 765T adds Bluetooth... which seems to only add the ability to place hands free call through your phone... I assume you have that ability already with your iPhone.
That's the same as what I came up with...and the good news is I can get the 765T at Costco along with my normal shopping ~ Don't really need the Bluetooth feature, but it won't hurt having it - who knows what we'll use in the future.

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As far as finding time to shop... do it ---> online <--- (Gift wrapping available)
No can do, he usually gets the mail/deliveries before me ~

I know, TMI...no worries, I'll figure the rest out, now that I have a better idea what I'm looking for - I can just "run out & get it" instead of "shopping" ~

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:54 PM   #46
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You cant beat the Garmin nuiv 855 @ costco ,newest technologies best price ,has great battery life my wife puts it down by the shifter does not have to put it on the dash it still picks up the signal. Our first gps cost 750.00 this one surpasses it in every way.The cost @ costco is 249.99
Yep, I've narrowed it down to the two Costco has (765T & 855)...now it's time to just go look at them and decide between the two.

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Old 09-17-2009, 02:14 PM   #47
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I just asked my wife what model she has now. Our 765T re-routes you through traffic problems . That's what the 'T' stands for. We had the 855 and took it back because Costco/Garmin sent us an email stating that it had a glitch in the software and we needed to download an upgrade. Too much of a pain. We bought the new one from Costco online and then took the 855 back to the store. No problem. You can add the traffic feature to the 855, but you have to buy a $120 special cord + a one time $50 lifetime subscription to the traffic service.
The wife now says the 765T is THE one to have.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:19 AM   #48
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Hmmm...well I went to the Costco store last night and they had different models than what they show online. They only had the 255W & the 265WT whereas online they had the 765T & 855 - which were the two I was set on. So, I bought the 265WT to have something to give to him and let him decide whether the other features are worth returning it for & ordering online...I knew this wasn't going to be easy! Good thing I keep receipts ~

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Bummer...now it looks like the online offerings have changed too...now they only have the 285W online - which curiously, I couldn't find any info on the Garmin website. Oh well...

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We just purchased the Garmiin 765T as our Tom Tom was in the "shop". We recently drove about 600 miles or so using the Garmin and was totally pleased with the lane alert feature as well as the traffic alert. Made towing the Airstream much less stressful. We purchased ours at Sam's Club-price was about the same as previous mentioned cost from Costco.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:12 PM   #51
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We just purchased the Garmiin 765T <snip> We purchased ours at Sam's Club...
Thanks for the tip...I called our local Sam's Club and they have the 765T in stock. Guess where I'm swinging by tonight...

I'll take the 265WT back ~~

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Thanks for the tip...I called our local Sam's Club and they have the 765T in stock. Guess where I'm swinging by tonight...

I'll take the 265WT back ~~

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Good choice everyone I know who has a garmin likes it.

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With the new technology, maybe you should lead the caravan into the Balloon Fiesta on Friday.
Although, is birthday isn't until Monday...SSSsssshhhHHH!!! I may break down and give it to him tomorrow - but we hardly make a turn all the way to ALQ! I can (& have) driven there with my eyes closed!

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Expert schmexpert, aren't they all the same?

Garmin, TomTom, Magellan are all good, according to CR. I have a Garmin, my wife has a Magellan. Never a problem on either one. Small differences between them, if I had a choice, I would rather have hers. The maps are equally high-priced to update.




MAIN FEATURES that impact price:
  • Screen size (LARGER is BETTER for these old eyes)
  • DOES it SAY the street names? (nice, but not a deal-breaker for me, though. After all, you can read them on the screen)
  • Bluetooth (if you need it to have hands-free, why not?)
Thanks, but I don't have an iPhone, nor do I need one, I already have gadgets galore on my cellphone, none of which do I use. IT'S A PHONE, NOT A VIDEO GAME. The signal from the satellites is FREE, and you want me to connect its use to my cellphone? Fageddabowdit! I had a record player once with a fridge built in. The fridge went blooey, all I had left was a really heavy record-player. Keep it simple.

Try out the onscreen keypad on the GPS: some of them can be annoying to use, or overly sensitive.

Listen to the audio quality, many of them distort BADLY at loud volumes that you will commonly use on the highway.

Listen to how it tells you to turn: the Magellan has a series of clearly different chimes that indicate left, right, straight ahead and even U-turn and it chimes very audibly at the precise time to take action. Very handy in a noisy car, and very clear as to what the action to take is RIGHT NOW. Not saying that's the only way to do it, but on our two units, that's where Magellan beats Garmin.

Then after all that, just buy what your brother-in-law has. After all, he's the big expert, right?
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