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GPS Talk - What do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 311offroad, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Nov 13, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    311offroad

    311offroad [OP] Stock Taco For Now

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    My dad is wanting a GPS unit for our trip to Greenbay this Thanksgiving. Ive been looking at the Garmin Nuvi 750. I just wanted to see who has used a Garmin unit and what you thought about it. Thanks
     
  2. Nov 13, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    longbow

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    We have 7 Garmins in the family, I myself have two in my truck. My father was the only person who had an issue, but a re-set fixed the problem.
    Some of the newer roads don't show up, they state my home is in the middle of a field.

    Now my other is loaded with topo only, new logging roads are not listed, but using waypoints mark them out.

    I like them:)
     
  3. Nov 13, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    lsocoee

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    My parents have one and my techno-phobe wife loves hers. I've seen some other GPS units that show a virtual exit with all the lanes and which one to get in to. Our models didn't come with that.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    311offroad

    311offroad [OP] Stock Taco For Now

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    State what model ya have if ya don't mind :) Got to get some ideas on what to buy
     
  5. Nov 13, 2008 at 12:47 PM
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    OLEFART

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    we've got 2 of, basicly my wife gets lost goin to the bathroom so igot her one last xmas, i seen how well it worked, and bought myself one for work travel. they work well enuff if u take into account most (even a new one)needs periodic updates and not all poi's and roads are in it. it will definatly get you in the rite neighborhood
     
  6. Nov 13, 2008 at 12:48 PM
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    OLEFART

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    nuivi 250 and 350
     
  7. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    81shark

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  8. Nov 13, 2008 at 1:41 PM
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  9. Nov 13, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    TightShirts

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    i have google maps on my blackberry for street driving and address searching, but for when i go off road i have a little handheld garmin eTrex Legend... i mainly use it for when i hike and then transfer the recorded trail into google earth so i can see all of the trails i have traveled.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    I have a Garmin Nuvi 750, other than the occasional newly developed road and or a logging or undeveloped road it works great. I use mine almost daily as I am a Auto Field adjuster for an insurance company and I am on the road everyday. It has been an outstanding tool for me and I would recommend it to anyone who drives a lot.
     
  11. Nov 13, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    MarkieMark

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    My friend has the basic Garmin 200/250 and I borrowed it for a 3 hour trip and it did me good. I didn't get lost not even once.. I plan on buying one for myself on Christmas.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2008 at 2:46 PM
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    I love my Garmin 200W.........
     
  13. Nov 14, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    Bout to order the 750. Thanks for the input guys!
     
  14. Nov 14, 2008 at 3:40 PM
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    I have a 250W. I looked between all the models, I'm not sure what exact benefit the higher end models give you. The only thing I wish I had was the live traffic. It was a lifesaver on our trip to Yellowstone and helped a bunch in Hollywood.
     
  15. Nov 15, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    TicTacOma

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    Garmin 260 is on sale at Circuit City. Best Buy has it at $299 on their site and C.City has it at $189 and WallyWorld has it at $197. Beats me why BestBuy is so high but I know you can work one against the other.

    Thinking of the 260 for myself. Would like to hear comments too.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2008 at 9:58 PM
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    I like the W series - widescreen real estate was something I couldn't live without. Try checking up amazon, they often have deals.
     
  17. Nov 15, 2008 at 10:38 PM
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    +1

    I love the navigon. along with the free map updates i got free traffic report for life! only paid $99. i've seen it as cheap as $79 lately (new not refurb) I have the navigon 2100
     
  18. Nov 15, 2008 at 11:00 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    i have the street pilot 330c. it works great never a problem. look these up phantomalert.com. its software that give you all the police hiding spots, red light mounted cameras,dwi check pionts. i havent used it just saw it in car n driver.
    my brother has a $500 megallon and hates it big time.
     
  20. Nov 16, 2008 at 2:44 AM
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    I Have an Alpine IVA-W205 in-dash unit. Its also a DVD player...pretty cool. The nav unit even pops out a portable unit when in case you want to take it into another vehicle. When I bought my truck the dealership through in a giftcard to a local car audio shop as an incentive, and this was the best thing I could find to do with it.
     
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