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Old 12-01-2006, 01:51 PM   #43
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Thanx everyone for all the GPS tips and info. We decided to go with a Garmin Nuvi 660. We just ordered it yesterday over the internet. We shopped for it extensive and found the best price at www.gpscrazy.com.

After I get and try it out on the road, I will report back as to its pros and cons.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:06 PM   #44
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Thanx everyone for all the GPS tips and info. We decided to go with a Garmin Nuvi 660. We just ordered it yesterday over the internet. We shopped for it extensive and found the best price at www.gpscrazy.com.

After I get and try it out on the road, I will report back as to its pros and cons.
I'll be interested to hear your review. I've been thinking of an upgrade and have looked at that unit. Thanks for the web site--another place to shop.

I think I saw your name on the FL rally list. See you there
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:30 PM   #45
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Sorry Folks-

What In The World Is A Bluetooth.

And I Hate Going To The Dentist.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:31 PM   #46
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What In The World Is A Bluetooth.

And I Hate Going To The Dentist.
Bluetooth is a wireless networking or communications device that allows manufacturers of different equipment to communicate with one another on a common link.
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There another thread going on here about the same
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:55 PM   #48
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Normally Bluetooth has a much shorter range. That's why you will find wireless earpieces used with cellular phones, or a wireless mouse using bluetooth.

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The "Bluetooth" is a short range wireless comm system that alows components in immediate proximity of each other to exchange data. The most common example is the wireless ear piece/microphone that you see people wearing to utilize their cell phones.

In the case of the Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS, the Bluetooth feature allows you to answer your cell phone on your GPS, I knbow that sounds really stupid. I'll try it and let you know.
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The "Bluetooth" is a short range wireless comm system that alows components in immediate proximity of each other to exchange data. The most common example is the wireless ear piece/microphone that you see people wearing to utilize their cell phones.

In the case of the Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS, the Bluetooth feature allows you to answer your cell phone on your GPS, I knbow that sounds really stupid. I'll try it and let you know.
I have the Nuvi 350, I like the mount and the size. It fits in my pocket and is great for walking if needed. The only problem I have with it is due to having a female voice my wife likes to argue with it. A good GPS system is a must for me as when I have to evacuate for a hurricane I run on the secondary roads to avoid traffic.

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I recently got a Nuvi 360 with the bluetooth feature.

It works really well. I've talked over it several times and its quite convenient.

No more fumbling for the phone or not hearing it ring.



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The "Bluetooth" is a short range wireless comm system that alows components in immediate proximity of each other to exchange data. The most common example is the wireless ear piece/microphone that you see people wearing to utilize their cell phones.

In the case of the Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS, the Bluetooth feature allows you to answer your cell phone on your GPS, I knbow that sounds really stupid. I'll try it and let you know.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:50 PM   #52
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I was ready to buy the Nuvi 360 when I found the 660 at a really great price; I just couldn't pass up up the big screen. This is thwe first time that I will have the latest anything. Of course, before I get the 660 the "new 770" will probably be out.
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moosetags,

I forgot to ask you at the rally: How's that new GPS working for you?

My 2160 took us right through downtown Jacksonville to the driveway of our relatives home without any issues. I wouldn't have accepted this route with my trailer attached if it hadn't been anything other than a Sunday afternoon, but it was the shortest, quickest way to where we wanted to go.
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Thanx everyone for all the GPS tips and info. We decided to go with a Garmin Nuvi 660. We just ordered it yesterday over the internet. We shopped for it extensive and found the best price at www.gpscrazy.com.

After I get and try it out on the road, I will report back as to its pros and cons.
I purchased a Garmin 350 and it is the best GPS that I have received.In comparison I have a new Land Rover with a built in GPS and its is almost worthless. We are amazed at the ease of use and the accuracy of the Garmin. It is somewhat expensive but based on our recent experience it is great.
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We started using it on the trip from NY and now in Miami very happy looking at a 15" laptop screen instead of the usual mini screen.

It has a lot of bells and whistles that we are finding, for $175 it is worth many times that.

Also you can take the gps reciever and put in your pocket hook to a palm and go hiking, or bike riding.......
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I have a Garmin unit that plugs into my laptop via USB. It has saved me more than once. I'm not sure how its features compare to any handhelds or other brands but GPS is the way to go. The nice thing about using it on a laptop is that the display is real easy to read and the controls for making the InRoute program work are familiar. Big bright colorful screens help my old eyes.

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