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Unread 06-16-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Gps

I do not have factory GPS. I have been looking for a good one that I can get that will be accurate on and off road. What models are you guys having success with?

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Unread 06-16-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Garmin Nuvi has been good to me.

Only problem is that the roads around here are changing a lot & often due to new road construction and additions. Garmin charges $69 to download the updated maps. I can get a new Nuvi for $75. What would be the point in paying $69 to update the maps if I can buy a brand new unit for just a few dollars more
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Unread 06-16-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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HMMMM, I can update my wife's TomTom for free....
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Unread 06-16-2010, 05:39 PM   #4
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i have a Magellan and a tomtom with live traffic. Magellan is about a year old. tomtom blows it out of the water. more user friendly. its accurate, clear, and decent size. and it was cheaper than the megellan. but all gps's have gone down in price recently. it was like $90.
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Unread 06-16-2010, 06:25 PM   #5
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TOM TOM, Magellan, Garmin...they're all the same. It comes down to which user interface you like more and how much you want to spend. The more you spend on either the more features you get and the bigger the screen is.

The one thing I LOVE about the MyGig is that it will plot a course by dropping dots where ever you have driven. This is really nice when you're lost in the middle of the woods. If you could find that feature on a hand-held that would be excellent.
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Unread 06-16-2010, 06:35 PM   #6
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I am familiar with the use of GPS, hell I've used them in vehicles and on foot. We used handheld Garmins with remote antennas on our gun trucks over seas. I was just wondering if any one has found a vehicle mounted one that works well off-road as well as on road
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Unread 06-16-2010, 07:19 PM   #7
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 265wt and a small Tomtom. I like pretty much everything about the Garmin more. Its made better physically. Its smoother from screen to screen entering things in and selecting options. All around Garmin is the better of the two based off my experience with the two I own. However, both get the job done fine. Off road, you would prob. have to get a Garmin made for off road and for the woods.
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Unread 06-16-2010, 08:00 PM   #8
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What you need is a GPS with road maps and topo maps. I'm not sure if there is one. However, IDK if you have a windows based smart phone but if you do, back country navigator works pretty well. You download the maps before you go so you don't need a cell signal. I downloaded the entire frontrange west of Denver so all of the maps I need are downloaded.
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Unread 06-16-2010, 08:03 PM   #9
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I believe Garmin now offers free lifetime updates after paying a one time fee.
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Unread 06-16-2010, 08:43 PM   #10
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looks like the Garmin Nuvi 500 may be it
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Unread 06-16-2010, 11:09 PM   #11
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I love my Jeep Trail Guide Navigation System with Topo. It works in and out of the Jeep!
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Unread 06-17-2010, 07:22 AM   #12
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I like that


I use my smart phone
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Unread 06-17-2010, 07:30 AM   #13
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The one thing I LOVE about the MyGig is that it will plot a course by dropping dots where ever you have driven. This is really nice when you're lost in the middle of the woods. If you could find that feature on a hand-held that would be excellent.
The Garmin's have a feature where they will keep track your route with a blue line on the map. This works well off-road as you can always re-trace your route back, or you can look at the route and plan a course to intersect the main track. Or you know where the trailhead is and can start heading in that general direction. However you use it, that trace-route is a good feature for off road.


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I believe Garmin now offers free lifetime updates after paying a one time fee.
Yeah- $125 which is pretty expensive IMHO.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 07:32 AM   #14
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I like that


I use my smart phone
But does a smart phone need cell service? I'm just asking, I don't know anything about them. I just know the places I go wheeling (West Texas) cell service tends to be horrible or even non-existent.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 07:33 AM   #15
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Garmin E trex vista HCX, hand held, on road and off road, best GPS Ive owned. I even bought a handlebar mount for my Suzuki DR650. It wont dissapoint.
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