WoW! That was my impression upon borrowing my sister's Garmin Nuvi 760 on a trip from Edmonton, Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia.
I had never used a GPS device before and had mostly avoided them in the Big Box stores. I should have taken a second glance.
First off, I am new to this GPS world, but having been in IT for many years, I quickly got the idea of the simple user interface of the Nuvi 760.
OK cut to the chase: I tried the traffic alert feature and saved over 45 minutes rerouting around 2 accidents in the greater Vancouver area. I found a Swiss Chalet at a moments notice before we hit a major highway that could have taken at least 20 minutes to get back (if not for all the POI food locations).
I then routed the device to tour us around to all the destinations we wanted and it did so flawlessly.
My wife & I HAD to get one, upon arriving home, we set about deciding on a Garmin 755T. (Don't use Bluetooth, didn't need Europe though can add later and MSN receiver for 3 months then pay $$ - Nah!)
Free Lifetime Traffic is the way for us, though not supported in Edmonton yet
Double WoW! It has reminded me about upcoming red light cameras (possibly saving me and my lead foot 100's of $$$ and shown me how to get to my destinations faster, saving precious fuel.
I literally feel that every time I use it in the car or van, I am saving money
Anyway, this is my first post and hope to contribute more as I peruse all the fun things this puppy will do.
Now to upload those 503 different vehicles!
Welcome to the site. Browse the FAQs to familiarize yourself with the GPSr. You might want to visit http://home.comcast.net/~ghayman3/garmin.gps/index.html
Hello: I just like to welcome you and enjoy the site
Welcome to the family. Don't be afraid to ask any questions you may have, and check the search utility for various topis you may have questions about!
Welcome to the site Hawkblade .Lots of custom pois to download and good members to answer any questions that may come up.
There are custom POI's for Vancouver too, for your next visit!
That ought to teach you to pass by, and avoided the toy section in Big Box stores. Or at the very least you now know you should have taken a second glance.
Welcome into our world and this wonderful community, enjoy the reading you have ahead of yourself.
Thanks for your welcome's. I can't believe how much there is to learn with GPS devices. I have definitely come off the fence and am starting with telling my friends about GPS's and how they can make life so much easier.
I just installed Dr. Nightmare Voice and the kids love it. It needs TTS (look at me already an expert with the acronyms )
I had a few good laughs at some websites where you can pay to download actor voices. I don't mind paying for quality voices, but the previews give away the novice voice of 1 guy doing 30 impersonations. Hilarious!!
'Let me consult my Magic Book' is great instead of Re-Calculating. We like the Garmin Aussie voices too.
Again, thanks for the warm reception guys.
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