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Old 03-25-2008, 08:41 AM   #85
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the maps in the tomtom systems are horrific. there good units with poor maps. k.
Why do you think the maps are horrific? There is a feature for users to add updates and to change your map. And you can update your maps every week. (or more)

What happened to make you think that?
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:59 AM   #86
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Just like cell phones--how did we get along without these? I have a Caliber p-3600. I got it on e-bay for 145. Great battery life and thin enough to fit in your pocket. I have set it at the trailhead and hiked for 1 1/2 hours to a fishing spot. I knew the way so I tested the accuracy of the unit. It works very well for hiking. On the road it is flawless except in NYC, too many tall buildings.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:23 AM   #87
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Well I'm looking for a unit now, have an old Magellan in one of the planes.
Now that "hands free" phones are required in July in Ca. I'm thinking of going that way. I really do not like phone conversation while driving tho.

So I heard about this new unit-
GPMS technology
always correct directions
programable with your spouses voice
stays on all the time (no mute button)
research on reliability indicates that unreliable directions may be given for a period of 3-5 days monthly and during that time voice seems somewhat curt.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:56 AM   #88
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Well I'm looking for a unit now, have an old Magellan in one of the planes.
Now that "hands free" phones are required in July in Ca. I'm thinking of going that way. I really do not like phone conversation while driving tho.

So I heard about this new unit-
GPMS technology
always correct directions
programable with your spouses voice
stays on all the time (no mute button)
research on reliability indicates that unreliable directions may be given for a period of 3-5 days monthly and during that time voice seems somewhat curt.
humm
OMG - now that's too funny.....
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:08 AM   #89
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Well I'm looking for a unit now, have an old Magellan in one of the planes.
Now that "hands free" phones are required in July in Ca. I'm thinking of going that way. I really do not like phone conversation while driving tho.

So I heard about this new unit-
GPMS technology
always correct directions
programable with your spouses voice
stays on all the time (no mute button)
research on reliability indicates that unreliable directions may be given for a period of 3-5 days monthly and during that time voice seems somewhat curt.
humm
Yep, I've used this unit before:
When you go by a turn it tells you to pull over and ask for more accurate directions.
When you question its accuracy it shuts down and goes into power save mode.
Restaurant choices are never what you like.
Those 3-5 days monthly are always during a vacation.
When you try a new button it says that function not allowed at this time.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #90
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I have a TomTom One from Walmart ($168) Works great and has a nice female english accent. Easy to use and accurate. I will not travel without it and I no longer need mapquest on the internet.
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OH, I forgot to mention the name of the GPMS unit it the "Nagigator"
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:43 PM   #92
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I've read a couple of the threads we have going on GPS. I'm looking into buying a gps system in the next few weeks for our upcoming camping season. It looks like a lot of the systems people have purchased are on the high end. I'm looking to spend in the range of $250 or less. What would be anyones recommendation in this price range? I've found a garmin 250w wide screen for $199 on line. I think that I might go for the 260 if I could find a good deal on one. Any suggestions?
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If you are considering a GPS for recreational use as well as road navigation, you should strongly consider the Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx. It has a new high sensitivity receiver that gives much improved signal reception in high canyons, forest canopies, etc.. It is waterproof and is less than half a pound. It has numberous features among them an electronic compass and barometric altimiter. You can load lots of Topo maps onto the 64 MB microSD card, but if you get this unit, you should consider getting a 1 gig card. With the right maps loaded you can get basic road navigation.
The best part is you can buy it at Amazon as a Garmin factory refubished unit for $249. Or, if you want to stretch your budget, it can be had new for $265.99.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:38 PM   #93
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A word of caution about Garmin units with barometric altimeters. They DO NOT function accurately inside a vehicle. I can make the altitude reading on my Garmin 76S jump up and down by several hundred feet simply by rolling the windows up and down on my car at 70 mph.
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I recently brought my Garmin Nuvi 660 on a Delta Airlines Flight between Atlanta, Georgia and Flint, Michigan. I turned it on when we were flying at an assigned altitude of 30,000 feet and air speed of 500 mph.

The Garmin showed us at 29,950 feet, traveling at 502 mph.
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I recently brought my Garmin Nuvi 660 on a Delta Airlines Flight between Atlanta, Georgia and Flint, Michigan. I turned it on when we were flying at an assigned altitude of 30,000 feet and air speed of 500 mph.

The Garmin showed us at 29,950 feet, traveling at 502 mph.
Yeah ... but what would it read if you rolled the windows up and down?
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I recently brought my Garmin Nuvi 660 on a Delta Airlines Flight between Atlanta, Georgia and Flint, Michigan. I turned it on when we were flying at an assigned altitude of 30,000 feet and air speed of 500 mph.

The Garmin showed us at 29,950 feet, traveling at 502 mph.
The Nuvi units get their altitude from the GPS and not a built in pressure sensor. Much better for use inside a vehicle. I played with my 76S on an airplane as well, and it read a steady 5,000 feet once the cabin was pressurized, no matter what the actual altitude.
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Yep, I've used this unit before:
When you go by a turn it tells you to pull over and ask for more accurate directions.
When you question its accuracy it shuts down and goes into power save mode.
Restaurant choices are never what you like.
Those 3-5 days monthly are always during a vacation.
When you try a new button it says that function not allowed at this time.
I, too, have one of those models. It only has one button...but it's hard as the devil to find in the dark!
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