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Looking to buy a GPS --- what do you guys recommend..?

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  1. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    I know you guys are picky as fuk to please.

    so I know that your recommendations are straight.

    I am looking for a GPS.

    Any recommendations.... what should I look for.
    I live in the USA.... in case you needed to know that.

    I appreciate all info and input.

    Thanks
    V1
     
  2. pinoyvid

    pinoyvid Junior Member

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    I suggest buying a smartphone with GPS capability. An android phone would be good as it has Google Maps.
     
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  3. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    I have an iphone 4s.

    I want a big screen GPS.
    Something that I can be on the phone while driving and following the GPS..

    hope that makes sense.
     
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    Virus1,

    I have a Garmin nüvi 1690 (it included 2 or 3 years of free live traffic for a decent list of major metro areas, plus Google Local Search). I absolutely love it, and the built-in Bluetooth capability makes using my phone while driving easy, safe, and legal.

    When I got it, I also purchased a lifetime maps "card" and I'm pleased with the regularity of updates I've received thus far.

    Ultimately, it depends on what you want and/or need. I am happy with my choice, and wish you the best of luck in your search for a unit that satisfies your needs.

    ~ T
     
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  5. therockz

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    I'd suggest smartphone, Samsung galaxy note or galaxy nexus, both have bigger screen. Or take a look at 7 inch tablets like playbook
     
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    Go with a Garmin.

    If you want a big screen, grab the nuvi 1490/1490T. It has a 5" screen.

    T = Traffic
    LM = Lifetime Maps
    LMT = Lifetime Map Updates & Traffic Updates
     
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    I had a Garmin nuvi 350 years back and I was always impressed with their line of GPS devices. I thought they were made of the highest quality and accuracy was 99%. My one kernel of advice, buy the Garmin Portable Friction Mount as the suction cup will not hold it at all and the friction mount is really durable.
     
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  8. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    I was looking at the Garmin already..

    Thanks for telling me the model numbers and the options.

    I was even thinking of purchasing an ipad with some kind of GPS...

    but I guess i will stick to Garmin.
     
  9. Techxan

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    Stay away from a Garmin Nuvi, that damn this is next to worthless.

    My son, an onsite computer guy in Houston swears by his Tom Tom. I will ask the model number for you.
     
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  10. genosse

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    Stuff like the Magellan "premium car kit" is perfect for use with an iPhone or iPod touch - it amplifies your phones GPS signal (they work in conjunction with each other), so it increases your accuracy tremendously over the built-in GPS on phones and tablets.

    But at the price point, it's more worth it to grab a dedicated GPS. Prices are falling steadily, so you can get a good unit for $60-$100. And you don't have to move everything around every time you get in the car.

     
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  11. Virus1

    Virus1 Supreme Member

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    and you are so right...

    I do not want to be fuking around setting the GPS everytime I get into the car.
    I want it to be there.. ready to work for me, not the other way around.
     
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    The one thing I love about Sprint is its navigation. Sprint has this program they install on their smartphones called sprint navigation/telenav and it is basically a GPS system on your phone. Even if you go the wrong way it will recalculate your route too.

    And it goes everywhere you go, even if your in a different car you can always bust out your phone.

    But for a actual GPS, I recommend TomTom
     
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    ive got garmin, and it rocks
     
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    I have an TomTom doing he's work pretty well .
     
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    I would definitely go with garmin. Not many know that you can actually create a route on google maps and then download it on your unit. TomTom and Garmin are the only two that are worthy. I would choose garmin any time of day!
     
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    +1 for Garmin Nuvi. Tried finding a good deal on slickdeals. They usually have an offer, so if you want to wait a couple days, I would suggest that.

    I also recommend that you use the British Male accent and name him "Jeeps". :)
     
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