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Old 04-19-2005, 11:51 AM   #15
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Garmin user for years

We've been using Garmin GPS for years. We have a Vista (handheld) for mapping new bicycle routes on uncharted logging roads in NH. Several years ago we got a GPS V which is still working great. And recently we picked up a 2610 for our tow vehicle. We got that one because you could get larger memory cards for loading maps. Longer trips require more maps!

The GPS offerings from Garmin for your car have some great routing features, and fantastic Points of Interest Data. One manufacturer recently stated in their marketing information that their POI data was a close second to Garmin's, and better than the rest. For a competitor to tout Garmin's software in their own marketing material is quite a compliment.

Last year on a trip to WV I found several useful features on the 2610. While driving on the highway you can look up service exits. One neat feature is the "icons" that the unit displays. Gas stations have images of Cars or Trucks. The stations with the truck icons were always nice and big with easier pull throughs for gassing up! Just a great extra benefit when towing.

And no, I don't work for Garmin. Just really appreciate great gadgets!
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:22 PM   #16
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WI wish a computer guru could tell me why??? The normal procedures for "restoring," after a stand-by event, seem to be ineffective. I've reasoned that it might be due to the power being pulled by the GPS unit.
What kind of laptop? What Operating System (Windows 95, 98 ...)? How long ago was it built? Do you connect it to the internet by any method?

If you want, PM me with the info and we can try to figure something out.
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:30 PM   #17
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I currently use a Garmin eTrex as I want to be able to carry it with me, be light weight, etc. but I did get the Legend which has the data port. I can connect to a computer and upload maps and such or just navigate with the laptop. I, too, find the laptop takes up a lot of real estate. I met a couple who had attached it to the dash with a shelf type system. My concern with this setup would be evident in an accident where the laptop would be propelled into the passenger at 200 MPH by the airbag deployment. Then the passenger could also be propelled into the shelf support as well. So I just make do with my little eTrex.

I'm sorry, I think I found someone's soapbox and got off kilter here.
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:47 AM   #18
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Question Garmin Nuivi 350

Hello ... Has anyone ever used this GPS? My elderly parents are considering one.. is it user friendly and does it have the Go home feature.. ?? Have been unable to find out if it does.. Have only looked online for now.. Thanks Annie
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:54 AM   #19
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I've had a Garmin V for a couple years now and have used it both on land and water. It works very nice. And looking at there newer products for automotive and knowing the products they provide for aviation, I could definately recommend them. I will personally be purchasing a 2730 shortly.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:21 PM   #20
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When picking out a new GPS, you might consider the ability to update it. Roads change, it might be a little difficult to try to turn your rig around on a dead-end road because it's been moved. Also, I've run into a situation where a non-name-brand GPS was purchased, but it is no longer supported by the vendor and the maps can't be updated.

Just a thought!
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:34 PM   #21
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We have one

My hubby loves it ...Its a Garmin V it does alittle bit of everything.It keep hubby happy.lol
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:49 PM   #22
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Garmin 60CSx

We've been using the Garmin 60CSx unit for several weeks now. A teriffic upgrade from an eTrex. Has a weak base map, but the optional street maps are good and the driving navigation feature works well. If you are a boater it functions well in that environment also. Garmin additionally makes waterway charting software & topo software.

The unit has the capability of increasing the installed 64meg memory capability through removable microSD cards. I currently have a 1gig card installed and have loaded the entire East Coast out to the Mississippi with plenty of room to spare.

I purchased the car navigation package which came with the software, and several auto mounting options. Works well in all of my cars/trucks.

I'd recommend one, its not cheap (about $405.00 at Amazon) but it does the job.

Geocaching anyone!!??

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