Originally Posted by Mitou
Does anyone use a non in dash navigation system to keep it simple when something goes wrong and just a receiver in the dash to replace a poor/non working kenwood?
I use my Android phone with a vent holder with Google maps. The combination allows me to use them at different zoom levels and back up for each other. Many times I have lost cell reception making the Google map useless and I relied on the Garmin. Inversely, due to lack of traffic info, the Garmin in Kenwood can steer me wrong which Google maps avoids. The phone's display is also nicer and is more visible.
So whatever I replace the Kenwood with, I would opt to have navigation in it.
If you mean using a stand-alone navigation, no, I would not opt for that as it would just duplicate what is in the Kenwood. And the Kenwood for just navigation is fine. It is the rest of the unit which is a horror to use.