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Mattyk 05-04-2007 09:42 AM

portable GPS
 
Hey guys, my wife recently got a new job that's going to require some travel around the state, I'd like to get her a portable GPS for her car. Anyone have any suggestions for a quality, easy to use GPS unit?

thanks

TheMalcolmConnection 05-04-2007 09:47 AM

Re: portable GPS
 
The ONLY choice is Microsoft Streets and Trips. You plug it into your laptop and it's only $100.

Hog1 05-04-2007 09:48 AM

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[quote=TheMalcolmConnection;307077]The ONLY choice is Microsoft Streets and Trips. You plug it into your laptop and it's only $100.[/quote]

I dont know if it any good, but THAT'S cheap!

TheMalcolmConnection 05-04-2007 09:48 AM

Re: portable GPS
 
It's a lot more sophisticated than any hand-held or built-in unit you can buy. I use it for all my traveling. When you're driving you can just get it to search for gas stations, restaurants, bars, etc. and it'll find them in whatever radius you specify.

Mattyk 05-04-2007 10:22 AM

Re: portable GPS
 
Sounds good, I'll check it out. I like the price too.

TheMalcolmConnection 05-04-2007 10:24 AM

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Good news is that once you get the GPS, the upgrade each year is only $30.

firstdown 05-04-2007 10:46 AM

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[quote=TheMalcolmConnection;307080]It's a lot more sophisticated than any hand-held or built-in unit you can buy. I use it for all my traveling. When you're driving you can just get it to search for gas stations, restaurants, bars, etc. and it'll find them in whatever radius you specify.[/quote]
Can he delete the part which would tell his wife where all the bars are located?

Mattyk 05-04-2007 10:55 AM

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[quote=firstdown;307115]Can he delete the part which would tell his wife where all the bars are located?[/quote]

LOL I'd never have to worry about that. She's the kind of girl who loves to take a bath and be in bed by 8pm and she's usually fast asleep by 9-9:30. She's never been much of a partier.

TheMalcolmConnection 05-04-2007 10:56 AM

Re: portable GPS
 
HAHA. Yeah, you can turn on and off. Just turn on the "historical landmarks" when you come home!

Mattyk 05-04-2007 11:26 AM

Re: portable GPS
 
TMC, how do you go about setting this up in your car? Do you just toss the laptop in the passenger seat? Is there any sort of stand or something to hold it in place worth looking at?

firstdown 05-04-2007 11:36 AM

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[quote=Mattyk72;307124]LOL I'd never have to worry about that. She's the kind of girl who loves to take a bath and be in bed by 8pm and she's usually fast asleep by 9-9:30. She's never been much of a partier.[/quote]
I meet a many of ladies who said don't worry my husband thinks I'm the kind of girl who loves to take a bath and be in bed by 8pm kind. LOL

TheMalcolmConnection 05-04-2007 11:38 AM

Re: portable GPS
 
[quote=Mattyk72;307135]TMC, how do you go about setting this up in your car? Do you just toss the laptop in the passenger seat? Is there any sort of stand or something to hold it in place worth looking at?[/quote]

Yeah, I bought a power inverter to go with my laptop so I don't worry about battery life. I also have an FM broadcaster so that the directions get broadcast through my car speakers on where I need to turn. The GPS itself is really small. It sticks on your windshield with a suction cup.

saden1 05-04-2007 11:43 AM

Re: portable GPS
 
You can't go wrong with [URL="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-0272661-6058455?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Garmin+Nuvi&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go"]Garmin Nuvi[/URL]. The newer modles are pricey but the older should be more affordable.

jbcjr14 05-04-2007 12:07 PM

Re: portable GPS
 
[quote=saden1;307148]You can't go wrong with [URL="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/002-0272661-6058455?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Garmin+Nuvi&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go"]Garmin Nuvi[/URL]. The newer modles are pricey but the older should be more affordable.[/quote]

Yes! Garmin is an excellent product but a little pricey. Great for a motorcycle!!!!

jamf 05-04-2007 02:37 PM

Re: portable GPS
 
Some cell phones have GPS Navigation. [url=http://support.vzw.com/features/data_services/vz_navigator.html]Data Services: VZ Navigator<small><sup>SM</sup></small>[/url]


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