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Old 01-12-2007, 06:38 PM   #57
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Garmin 680

Yes, the Garmin 680 with "Local Search" was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

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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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Old 06-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #58
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1st road trip with Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS

Well I broke down and bought a Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS, of course it was just one week before Costco offered the $150 discount coupon

We hitched up the AS in ABQ, used the GPS to punch in Lubbock, TX as a midway stop over on the way to Dallas, loaded up a good book on CD and hit the road. I watched the GPS display the purple route for awhile then muted the GPS to listen to the story. After about a hundred miles my wife and I were so engrossed in "Fly Boys" that I missed a turn. I quickly realized my error when the GPS displayed the "Make a U turn" message. Who knows how far I would have driven without the GPS while listening to the story before I noticed my errror.


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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 06-11-2007, 08:06 PM   #59
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I just broke down and bought a Garmin 496. It does Aviation, Auto and marine. I bought it because it can receive weather info. A must for us flying fires. It works well for auto and aviation. Have not tried the marine yet.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:18 PM   #60
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I have a TomTom 910 and my wife has a previous model. We like them both. I got it at first because they offered Mac support, when Garmin did not. I see Garmin has just introduced a bata of Mac programs for my hand held and bike GPS. Maybe they've done the same for the auto units.

Gee, does a family of two really need four GPS units. I think so.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:24 PM   #61
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I have been using my laptop PC with the DeLorme GPS navi system. Works great and you don't have to squint at those tiny little screens!

Just got the 2008 update with the Topo feature. It provides USGS topographical overlays to the road maps so you can actually see the elevations and inclines of the road grades and surrounding terrain. I like it!!
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:24 PM   #62
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I have used a Garmin 76CS for about 3 or 4 years and love it. It is portable and easy to use for hiking or boating. If hiking I will load the topo on it. When traveling in the car I load City Navigator (auto routing) and usually set the route and download it. The main minus for auto navigation is that it does not speak the commands. It beeps and you have to look at the screen.

I also use it when traveling in rent cars.

I rarely use paper maps anymore.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:11 AM   #63
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Bump.

I thought with all the gift cards at Christmas, it might be that others were looking for a GPS and this was a good thread with links to a few others.

Enjoy the day!
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:57 AM   #64
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Expecting delivery of a new Garmin C340 today. Will let you know how it works as we leave tomorrow on about a 1000 mile trip.
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:10 AM   #65
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gps truck routing feature?

In one of the many threads on gps I read about truck routing that keeps you off of tight roads or turns but I don't see it listed in features for Garmin, which is what we are leaning towards. Anyone have a gps unit with that feature, or is it called something else? Any recommendations on the new Garmin units? The 770 says it has hands free cell phone but then it says you have to "tap" in the phone number. Do they have a model that dials by voice? thanks
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We were just talking about default settings on gps' at work today. One of the guys at my job says that his Garmin has different defaults for the following defaults, 1)police, fire, ambulance 2) truck and a few that I forgot.
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Garmin nuvi 660

Well we just received our new nuvi 660!! I registered it online and am going to use it today on the way to Boston to check it out. It has all of the features I can think of and some I didn't!! It's really cool. As far as truck mode you just hit the pic of the wrench, push the navigation icon and then there is a vehicle icon that's already set to car/motorcycle. Hit that car/motorcycle icon and then you have a choice of pedestrian,bicycle,truck,and bus. Well gotta go try this baby out
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Old 05-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #68
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I love my Garmin NUVI 680. It's easy to use, and has a large screen.
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I just received a Garmin Colorado 400t for my birthday and now don't know how I survived without one! The unit is brand new for Garmin -- it just came out this year -- but you can find it substantially discounted thru amazon.com.

The unit came pre-loaded with topographical maps which I use when hiking. You also have the option to purchase one pre-loaded with marine or hunting/fishing maps. I also loaded the North American city maps on it for use in the car. The unit can't be beat for geocaching as you can actually download all the info about a cache directly to the unit (i.e., description, coordinates, hints, etc.). Additionally, when you find a cache (or not) you can mark it as found (which will update your account on geocaching.com the next time you connect to the computer) and then it will allow you to navigate to the next nearest cache. I call that "power caching".

If you are looking for one unit to use as a hand held and as a car model, then I would recommend this one. Here is a link to a review about its major features.
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Wow, looks like it will do almost everything, the catch is it is not out til AUGUST!!!! argh, tough for the instant gratification part of me.
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