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Old 07-30-2016, 08:00 AM   #43
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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?
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:29 AM   #44
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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?
Mine didn't have a built-in Nav, so I used a Garmin and found that it was easier to use and better than the one in my 2010 Tahoe.
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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.
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I use the Copilot Navigation app on my iPhone for backup GPS. It does not require cell data coverage as the map data is built into the app. It costs $12 from App Store for full North America coverage. I've used it all over Northern Canada and in Alaska. Works great and recalculated fast.


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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 just replaced the non working Kenwood with a Pioneer 4300 head unit with Apple CarPlay without nav and added a Garmin 70 Drivesmart. Both worked great but it is a bit more hassle with two separate devices.
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