Nuvi price is dropping fast.

 

It is the time!

They were sold at a loptop price (350 $450-$550; 360 $550-650).

Since the "generic" GPS (such as MIO C310X) have been sold for under $200. The pressure is building up. Recently, Costco started selling 350 for $350, Amerzon is following. Last time I checked, a 360 is for ~$460. Another $50 drop will make these units more reasonablly priced.

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Times have sure changed since the thread was started...it's been asked almost a year ago, but now we have to wonder if a Nuvi is even needed. They're not all that cheap relatively speaking, I remember a 760 going for $169, but the newer ones are closer to $300, like the 3790T. But what do they do that the smartphone doesn't? I used to take my 660 with me on business trips, but now, it's just one more thing I don't need since the Droid X works flawlessly. I don't even know how many times google maps has updated since August 2010 when I got the device...totally up to date no matter where you go.

lol

im looking at how this progressed from '07. obviously the 660 was the ish and its been outdated for so many times now and the price of it has dropped about $600. INSANE!

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A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank.

Garmin Nuvi 1300 LM

Garmin Nuvi 1300LM will be @129.99 after discount at Costco starting March 10. It includes free lifetime maps.

traffic

Today I exited the freeway and onto a parking lot, yikes. No GPS. Out comes the droid x. The DOT sign said 4 miles and 9 minutes to my exit. My droid x said 4.4 miles, and 33 minutes. Darn, droid has a real time estimate better than the DOT!! LOL I've only dabbled with the google navigation app thus far....

I wish...

Garmin had a buy-back program for older models when new models are available.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Huh?

johnnatash4 wrote:

The DOT sign said 4 miles and 9 minutes to my exit. My droid x said 4.4 miles, and 33 minutes. Darn, droid has a real time estimate better than the DOT!!

This is better how? The Droid was 'only' 24 minutes out. rolleyes

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

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Juggernaut wrote:
johnnatash4 wrote:

The DOT sign said 4 miles and 9 minutes to my exit. My droid x said 4.4 miles, and 33 minutes. Darn, droid has a real time estimate better than the DOT!!

This is better how? The Droid was 'only' 24 minutes out. rolleyes

If you reread his post he says traffic was a parking lot. That would imply that traffic was REALLY slow. Hence the 33 minutes to go 4.4 miles.

If the DOT sign was correct then traffic would be moving at 27mph, hardly parking lot conditions.

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Ah, I get it now. I misunderstood the way he phrased the 'parking lot' sentence.

Thanks for clarifying!

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Is Map Data Stored Locally?

johnnatash4 wrote:

Times have sure changed since the thread was started...it's been asked almost a year ago, but now we have to wonder if a Nuvi is even needed. They're not all that cheap relatively speaking, I remember a 760 going for $169, but the newer ones are closer to $300, like the 3790T. But what do they do that the smartphone doesn't? I used to take my 660 with me on business trips, but now, it's just one more thing I don't need since the Droid X works flawlessly. I don't even know how many times google maps has updated since August 2010 when I got the device...totally up to date no matter where you go.

I can think of two things that are still positive for the GPS.

1)Locally stored map data. If there is no service for the Droid, you might be without information. I'm not certain about this. The map on the Nuvi is 4GB. That could be loaded into the Droid. Also, areas of no service are shrinking.

2)Mothly fees. The GPS cost is covered after three months of unlimited data for $50 per month.

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