Anyone have a GPS for their cars?
Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:49 AM
So anyway, just wanted to know if anyone else has one and how they like it.
I like the text-to-speech idea, where it tells you what the street name is instead of just turn left here.
I also like the traffic updates thing but its not entirely necessary but would be really nice.
A bigger screen would be nice.
Suggestions would be fabulous!
Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:47 PM
check out epinions.com and see what other people say...
Posted 17 November 2007 - 01:01 PM
PS. Traffic updates are a subscription feature.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:26 PM
The Garmin we have now just does the "left turn in 300 feet" thing, which is usually fine, but I think the street name callout would be awesome. Our real estate agent had one that was a pretty big screen, maybe 4x4", and it would display the giant arrows & street names so you could use it with the sound off.
OVerall, I vote YES on the GPS, especially if you are getting lost. It really is a great security blanket.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 04:45 PM
he is one of those guys that wants to have a co-pilot when i just want ti space out the window or talk not be looking at maps...like he literally wanted me to be like "in a 1/4 mile you will need to turn left"..when i am more like "turn left at x-street" and the gps is great because it does waht he wants
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 04:51 PM
Its a Garmin 650-costco has it on sale for $299, the suggested retail cost is $589 according to the Garmin website.
here's the description from the Garmin website
Go wide and arrive with n¼vi 650. This widescreen personal travel assistant is packed with preloaded maps, GPS navigation capabilities and handy travel features including MP3 player, currency converter and more. Like the rest of the wide n¼vi 600-series, its large touchscreen display puts the world at your fingertips.
With n¼vi 650's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3-inch display is easy to read â€” from any direction.
Navigate With Ease
n¼vi 650 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator® NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the color screen to enter a destination, and n¼vi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, n¼vi 650 accepts custom points of interest, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. The European version even includes a preloaded safety camera database containing locations of safety cameras for parts of Europe.
Take It With You
Like the rest of the n¼vi series, n¼vi 650 sports a sleek, slim design and slips comfortably in your pocket or purse. Its rechargeable lithium-ion battery makes it convenient for navigation by car or foot.
Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. n¼vi 650 includes many â€œmust haveâ€ entertainment and travel tools including MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, currency converters and more. It also comes with optional FM traffic alerts, Garmin Lockâ„¢ (an anti-theft feature) and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. Optional plug-in SD cards let you add additional features to enhance your travel experience including language translation and detailed travel guides. Our SaversGuide® provides information on nearby merchants offering discounts to customize your n¼vi whether youâ€™re traveling or close to home.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 06:03 PM
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:50 PM
Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:52 PM
I've used map quest in the past but I find it much easier to hear the voice telling me where to turn or how much further to go verses trying to drive and read a map at the same time.
Good luck finding one that meets your needs
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