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What is the best GPS Unit

Discussion in 'Technology' started by brutalguyracing, Dec 18, 2010.

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Best GPS Unit

Poll closed Jan 17, 2011.
  1. Garmin

    52 vote(s)
    85.2%
  2. Magellan

    3 vote(s)
    4.9%
  3. TomTom

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  4. Other "please explain"

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. Dec 18, 2010 at 6:29 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    i am looking at a new gps unit...
    moderate prices
    whats the best units youz guyz have......
    share what you like about them and what you dislike and prices
     
  2. Dec 18, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    tammikm

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    ive got a kenwood dnx8120, it has garmin nav, its the best! had tom tom before, its good too but this garmin unit is great!!!
     
  3. Dec 18, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    I've got this same one!! Pretty happy with it.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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  5. Dec 18, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    looks like garmin is running away with the ratings.......
    i have a tom tom i just got with free traffics and maps for life and loved it but no bluetooth and most of all you can not enter cord. into unit....wth
     
  6. Dec 18, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    i have an old garmin street pilot 220c. it works great.retart proof.my wife uses it.very easy to understand it
     
  7. Dec 18, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    he has met me before:cool:
     
  8. Dec 18, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    Trever1t

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    I have a Garmin ... and positively hate it. I have tried other maps as well with the same results, they tend to get me more lost than found. I vote OTHER...my phone. Google Maps is AWESOME! Google Maps is the most accurate GPS Navigation System I have ever used.

    I vote Google Maps.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    I have a tomtom go 720, it lets you put in coordinates, but only takes you to the destination by road. I also have a Garmin Handheld Vista HCx it is great for off road, but on road it navigates like a blind guy that's lost. I took a trip from Maine to Virginia on the motorcycles and it'd take us off the highway just to put us back on, a big PITA when you have to go through the toll booths on motorcycles..
     
  10. Dec 18, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Google Maps on my phone. The maps are up to date, the directions are way more helpful than garmin or tom tom. There's a new google maps update that puts everything in vector format, so your phone can download a whole trip...you'll be set even if you go out of service.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    I've had a Garmin Nuvi for a few years and love it. Just bought one for my girlfriend for X-mas that's bluetooth compatible.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    I have a Magellan in my truck, and Garmins in the wifes car and on my Harley. I honestly like the Magellan the best. It does have blue tooth, but I dont use it.
     
  13. Dec 18, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    Ive got the Knight Rider GPS by Mio
     
  14. Dec 18, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    lol yes i have.you did find my house. i took my wifes tom tom cuz it was hard for to use.i hated it.thank god it died. id rather use the sun than the tom tom.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    GPSmap 640. Use it on land and water.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    I'd recommend the Pioneer Avic x920BT for you Scott, but I know you don't want a double Din in the dash...:rolleyes:
    I voted Magellan - I've got one in the wife's van that used to be in my 1st. Gen Taco & It worked great!:D
     
  17. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:07 AM
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    I use a garmin in my patrol car...easy to read and easy to navigate with

    I had a tomtom but hated it and exchanged it for some big ass model garmin with like a 5" screen

    It's so easy that I can use it to call out streets/turns while driving 100+ mph in a chase
     
  18. Dec 22, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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    I have a Garmin with traffic. Add on the traffic from XM radio and I am hardly ever in a traffic jam any longer.

    I use the Garmin every day.
     
  19. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM
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    garmin nuvi205 i got it on sale at target
     
  20. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    If you go off-roading or hiking, it would be worth taking a look at the Garmin 62/60 series. Rugged, weatherproof, and can do turn-by-turn as well. It's not the best in-car GPS because it is made for a variety of situations, but it gives you the ability to load maps from your computer, use the device in your ATV, and it IS the best out-of-car GPS device.
     
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