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#1 Justin220

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:09 AM

Hi I'm intending to buy a new GPS in my new car. Do you guys have any good suggestion? Among these functions, which are the ones most useful? Bluetooth and IPOD support, TV function, size of the screen? And what kind of GPS are you using? I use to buy DVD player from www.spam.com. Until now it's works well. And I'm also considering this one http://www.spam.com. Is it good? Or do you have any other suggestion? Many thanks in advance!

Edited by StrictPuppet, 09 June 2009 - 07:48 AM.


#2 StrictPuppet

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:52 AM

While that was a blatant spam post, I think the question is valid.

I use a Garmin Nuvi 205 in the car, and a Garmin Colorado 300 on the trail. I am probably gonna pick up a Garmin Oregon 550 when they are released next month.

#3 grim_d

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 05:06 PM

A map.



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Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:17 PM

Jailbroken Iphone 3g can get a real nice GPS for free smile.gif

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:23 AM

I never go anywhere without knowing where I am going. I usually put directions into my ipod touch and go.

That and I have a really good sense of direction

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:05 AM

QUOTE(yaazz @ Jun 9 2009, 10:17 AM) View Post

Jailbroken Iphone 3g can get a real nice GPS for free smile.gif

where can you get an iphone 3g for free? tongue.gif


i have an eclipse avn6600 (came with my car) and i honestly wouldnt recommend it, the maps are outdated and apparently it costs 330 dollars for an updated software disc

ive used tomtom on my phone and its really nice, so a standalone tomtom would probably be good

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 06:17 AM

I call my wife and tell her to get on Google Maps. If she is out, she uses her Samsung Instinct.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:36 PM

I have a double din kenwood in-dash unit with Garmin GPS and I love that thing... it works fantastic and it's really easy to use.... some other functions in the unit leave some to be desired... not bad over all.

the fiancee also has a tom tom ONE which works pretty well but I prefer the Garmin

back when GPS units were hella-expensive I bought a Garmin GPS USB adapter and ran a couple of different applications on my laptop.

"Street Atlas" was the worst ap I've ever used... but "Roads and Trips" was really good.


I have a Jenson DVD screen unit in my Vehciross and they make a GPS add-on unit for it... I'm a little worried about spending the money on it because it's a pretty cheap unit and isn't all that great.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:25 PM

I use my nokia N85. works just fine, but i know my way around town anyway

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Posted 21 June 2009 - 01:25 AM

Garmin is the only way I'll ever go. Owned a nuvi 260w and loved it. Insanely accurate and simple right out of the box. Thought I'd try a navigon because of it's lane assist, it had more up to date maps (garmin had however released a map update so big deal here) but the biggest pain is that the numbers to type in are so damn small they require a stylus or skeleton fingers and it tries to guess everything your typing (a supposed convenience) which translates into, if it can't guess it, it will lock you out from typing further. I found 1 out of 15 addresses over a 1 weeks time span. Needless to say I shipped that POS straight back for a refund.
I'll be upgrading to a garmin wide screen with lane assist later this month.




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