New GPS in Town

 
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Nuvi-3760 *** Magellan-5045

# 1

I will stick with the # 1 Garmin

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

who would

auggie wrote:

I will stick with the # 1 Garmin

can't think of a single reason to change

who makes it?

LOstn6tz wrote:

Good Ratings and price, 11 Million POI's.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2271297,00.asp

Ingram Micro is a large, national distributor ... I don't think they make electronics themselves. Leads me to believe that they are having this made for them - by one of the big guys. It runs on a Windows CE platform with TeleAtlas maps, so doubt it's a Garmin.

Another Question

I would ask how new - or how old - are the maps? For the spec's, the price point seems good, as compared to the Garmin (or other major brand name) with identical spec's.

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Prices

This will help the GPS prices go down so, by the time I need my next one, I will get more features for much less than I paid for my current unit.

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Heng5 Nuvi 680 & 285WT

New GPS

Looks like the "built-in" POIs actually reside on a furnished SD card, rather than the unit itself. The lower priced one only has 1 million POIs on a 1GB SD card. Also, no Canada Maps. I think the Garmins are still a better deal.

Here's a reason

martymco wrote:
auggie wrote:

I will stick with the # 1 Garmin

can't think of a single reason to change

Price vs feature set would be a reason.

My wife can't see the usefulness of most gadgets so I have to sell them hard to her. The main reason she lets me buy them I think is, by now she figured it's a small price to pay to keep me happy.

Oh look, new toys! Shiny!!!

Simon

V7 NAV740 For $217.00

Buy.com has pretty good price for V7 and the Magellan 1430 $199.00 if your looking for a 2nd GPS. Love my Garmin 680 but love to try others too. Yes there fun toys..Bought mine recertified for $300.00 full warrenty from Tiger Direct.

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Nuvi-3760 *** Magellan-5045

"Off-brand" GPS

This is the time of year that you start to see GPS units in all kinds of stores. I have no intention of buying one but usually look to see if it says who provides the maps and any other information. As long as the maps are fairly current, they would be fine for a lot of people. When I see these things, I think about someone like my Dad. He knows just enough about computers to turn his on, check his email and then forward everything to every friend and family member that he has an email address for. The idea of loading and actually using POI files is just not realistic for him.

Hmmmmmmm, why do you think Garmin is copying Navigon?

auggie wrote:

I will stick with the # 1 Garmin

But that's not always true, they my be in sales for now anyway, but not in features. If you don't taste different things you have a narrow look in general. I have different GPSr for different uses, and Garmin is not My favorite Navigon is, why do you think Garmin is coping it?

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

V7 740 Amazon Ratings

On Amazon.com when there is a decent amount of ratings, I look at the percentage of ratings that are 4 or 5 stars and the percentage of ratings that are 1 or 2 stars.

Out of 20 ratings, this unit has 11 that are 4 or 5, or about 55%. There are 6 1 and 2 star ratings or about 30%. Not especially good.

http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B000UHPVES/ref=cm_cr_dp...

This may very well be a good unit for some people and 11 million POI's rock, but with basic Garmin, TomTom, Magellan, and Navigon units priced well below $200 do you really want to take a chance on buying a no-name unit that may have little or no support, map updates, etc?

not changing now

I am finally beginning to feel comfortable with the Garmin and will stay with "Karen" unless something drastic happens. Sort of "the devil you know" bit.

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nuvi 785 nuvi 350, nuvi 270, GTM 20, jag in dash, mercedes in dash.

PC- Magazine review V7 NAV740

I predict that 2008 will see a shake-up in the ever-growing GPS market. Just how many different brands and, for that matter, how much shelf space at retail can the market support? This year at CES, I saw a number of new GPS devices, co-branded by companies such as Goodyear and Jeep, that will be introduced in the coming months.
read more:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2271457,00.asp

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

New GPS

If have seen Costco Club selling a Sony GPS

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

Sony GPS

BillSolomon wrote:

If have seen Costco Club selling a Sony GPS

Sony has sold GPS for some time in the US. If you look at Amazon.com, etc. they don't have particularly high ratings.

They recently introduced some new models. Not much in the way of reviews yet, but the few I've seen don't point to them competing well against the major makers. The top line ones do have the advantage of having a 4.8" screen.

not many Garmins will beat the price for features

spullis wrote:

Looks like the "built-in" POIs actually reside on a furnished SD card, rather than the unit itself. The lower priced one only has 1 million POIs on a 1GB SD card. Also, no Canada Maps. I think the Garmins are still a better deal.

The reason for that is the open architecture operating system, depends on which Garmin you talking about, I would say not many!

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

re: Sony GPS

The first user reviews of the top of the line Sony NVU94T are on Amazon.com. Just 2 ratings so far but both 5 stars.

The NVU84 which is basically the same thing without traffic capabilities has 1 rating of 1 star.

We still need further reviews to see if they are a big improvement over the older series.

Garmin

I like garmin

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

I like garmin

gwapaval wrote:

I like garmin

Glad to hear that..! smile

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

I have the v7 NAV730 and its

I have the v7 NAV730 and its an awesome GPS, I bought the lower end one with 1GB card and downloaded the 2GB maps from v7's website and now have 11 million POI's. It also has the speed camera stuff which is pretty good. Only bad thing about the unit is that the voice is jerky sometimes but where it occurs is pretty much insignificant so it is not really an issue for me.

BTW, the maps on v7's website were updated like 6 months ago (I bought the GPS like a year ago) and I was able to download the updated maps from them for free.

edit: check out this thread http://www.poi-factory.com/node/7596 which discusses the nav730 which has the iGo as the backend.

ya, a lot of other country

ya, a lot of other country map only support Garmin. I mean FREE map

V7 NAv 730

Anish wrote:

I have the v7 NAV730 and its an awesome GPS, I bought the lower end one with 1GB card and downloaded the 2GB maps from v7's website and now have 11 million POI's. It also has the speed camera stuff which is pretty good. Only bad thing about the unit is that the voice is jerky sometimes but where it occurs is pretty much insignificant so it is not really an issue for me.

BTW, the maps on v7's website were updated like 6 months ago (I bought the GPS like a year ago) and I was able to download the updated maps from them for free.

edit: check out this thread http://www.poi-factory.com/node/7596 which discusses the nav730 which has the iGo as the backend.

Kool, I have to check it out.. smile

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Thanx BiLL Solomon

If you havn't tried another, how can you give a fair rating?

Airbrushed wrote:

I would ask how new - or how old - are the maps? For the spec's, the price point seems good, as compared to the Garmin (or other major brand name) with identical spec's.

You do realize that Garmin's 2009 maps are Navteq's 2007 maps don't you!

So like you said (in your words,not mine). "For the spec's, the price point seems good, as compared to the Garmin (or other major brand name) with identical spec's."

And you are absolutly right, It's a great GPSr for the money. Not a Garmin, But with todays prices That doesn't really matter anymore with these features.

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