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Old 01-30-2008, 08:54 PM   #57
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Nuvi 360 has Bluetooth Wireless Technology and the 350 does not. Since I'm not into all the bluetooth cellphone stuff, I am looking at either the Nuvi 350 or the 650 which has the larger screen.
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i have the 350 because i didn't need all the other bells and whistles (although is does come with quite a few, i never use them). i'd recommend the 350, the screen is actually plenty large. you really don't need it any bigger in my opinion. whichever one you get, i also recommend selecting the female australian voice, i find it quite enjoyable as she's telling me what to do
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:39 PM   #58
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I'm leaning toward the 350 because it is more in my price range and I have heard from a few people on another forum that it really is a good unit. Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:21 PM   #59
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hold on 2 your decoder rings kids!

garmin just (2 hours ago) announced the next new thing...

the nuvifone...

snap...

crackle...

pop!

it's a phone, it's a REAL gps, it's a tune box, it does wifi and the web...

it's a camera, it's gotta smart touch screen, and so on...

look for the super bowl commercial this SUNDAY!

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:39 PM   #60
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Got the 360 and accessories today (the accessory pack might have been redundant, but the sandbag thingy is gonna get used).

Figuring out how to set this thing up oughta keep me out of Susan's hair for a while.

I like the Australian lady.
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:10 PM   #61
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You will see how user friendly it is.. So it wont keep ya out of her hair for long.. Yep the Aussie gal is a sweetie for sure..LOL...
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:35 PM   #62
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The Australian lady's Spanish isn't too good.....but the really funny thing I've noticed so far is when it sees a road called Something Dr. (Drive) she says "Doctor".

And, I've only used it to go places I go all the time anyway, like Costco and Trader Joe's.
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:27 PM   #63
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I like what I seen and read about the Nuvi 350 (ease of use, portability, Australian lady's voice , etc...). Besides price, does it really matter (good or bad) if you buy these GPS devices from a "mail order" place or a "brick and mortar" store (i.e. BJs, Costco, Best Buy, etc...)?
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:26 PM   #64
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I just ran through this thread real quick, and didn't see anything about the system I just saw at an electronics store.
Microsoft GPS, goes in your laptop. Stickered at $99 plus sales tax. Supposed to be able to plan your route with stops, talks to you, and shows you a map the size of your laptop display.
Has anyone messed with these, or are they just another candidate for the waste of bandwidth award?
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:43 PM   #65
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..Microsoft GPS...
ms streetmaps and trip planning gps...

i used this when first release about 2 years ago...

they've updated the software and chipset recently.

it was slow, did allow rerouting, and i didn't care for the interface.

check out the amazon reviews for a good set of views on the product.

since i've switched platforms, i'm off the m-soft stuff.

artstream may still use this (or something similar) and likes it a bunch...?

he's got all the rest stops, wallys, flying js, and so on tagged which helps during travel....

there are OTHER laptop connected gps systems...

i think we discussed the MS product and some of the others in another thread...

originally here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...nce-21215.html

and to a lesser extend here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/gps-27916.html

couldn't these all be ONE thread?

or not.

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I will second Romap's Garmin 76CS endorsement. I use it for both car and hiking. It works very well if you have the right mapping software. It is rugged and works well as a hiking GPS. The major auto drawback is no turn by turn voice commands. It does beep before a turn.
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hold on 2 your decoder rings kids!

garmin just (2 hours ago) announced the next new thing...the nuvifone... it's a phone, it's a REAL gps, it's tune box, it does wifi and the web...it's a camera, it's gotta smart touch screen, and so on...
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Well nothing new there... My Blackberry has been doing that for years now. If you feel you need all that stuff look into the newest iTouch. But I find the simpler the GPS unit the better, but I will always have my atlas with me. Case in point, heading home from Vermont we decided to stop at Basketville in Putney on the way. Not that we needed any more baskets but they carry some wicked dip mixes which we use by the truckloads at all those happy hours. I just plugged in the qaddress and off we went. I did NOT check the atlas before heading off. The funny thing with GPS units is that when it comes to country roads it has no indiference to hills, mountains or dirt roads. Neddless to say buy the time we figured we were headed up to the top of Putney Mtn. on what turned intoa dirt road we had no options to turn around. GPS is nice but not a cure all, never get lost cure.
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...My Blackberry has been doing that for years now. ...
not exactly, but i won't belabor the details.

besides this is the 2nd go round for a garmin phone...

their last offering was pulled for lack of sales impact and was way ahead of the curve (about 5 years ago)...

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I only use mine for navigation and the Nuvi 260 does that REAL WELL!!!
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I've owned a couple of Garmin StreetPilots as well as a Garmin Quest, a 76S handheld and an i5. I absolutely love my StreetPilot 2720. As long as you keep the maps up to date, it works great. If you are a geocacher, the Quest is a great little unit for that since it it has an internal battery, but the vehicle mount is a bit cumbersome. It stays in my glovebox as a backup/geocaching unit.
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