Perfect use for a GPSr
My wife had a doctor's appointment this morning in a town about 15 miles away. I know how to get there, but I thought we'd take Roxy, our GPSr. I don't have many opportunities to use her, but she's fun to play with so we took her.
Anyway, about half way there, the cops had the road closed because of an accident; so there I was, knowing exactly where I was but unsure of how to get to the doctor's if I'm forced to go a different way.
Roxy to the rescue! Two finger presses and five seconds later, we were back on track, out ETA only two minutes later than originally planned. Roxy is a C530 and from her route screen I pressed "menu" then "detour" and mere seconds later, she calculated a detour route. My wife and I were like little kids, thinking that Roxy is the coolest babe in the world.
To my way of thinking, that was the perfect use of GPS technology.
I travel heavily accross the country and people always say they can use google maps and don't need gps units. You are 100% correct the real neat value is whne there are changes in the route or destination that the excepational value of gps units shine. heck most folks know how to get home...but when there is construction or other changes gps ROCKS
Mine was on a recent trip to Cleveland from Canada, 600 miles from home.
On the way home we realized that we forgot to pick something up from Best Buy for one of the kids. So we just did a search for Best Buy on the Nuvi and found one only 3 miles from where we were. Made the stop and were back on the road in 30 minutes. Never would have found it without the Nuvi.