New User - Hello!!

 

Hello everyone, I am new to the site, but have been using GPS devices for about 3 years. I have a Magellan Roadmate 700 that my wife uses, and I use either a Palm or PPC PDA. I wrote a couple of reviews of PDA Nav software for www.brighthand.com, and am currently writing a review of the Nuvi 680 that I had a couple of weeks to play with. Are there any other PDA GPS users here? Just wondering what everyone is using.

Happy traveling!

Mark

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Magellan Maestro 4250, T-Mobile G1 with Google Maps, iPaq with TomTom, and a Tapwave Zodiac with TomTom and Mapopolis

Welcome

I'm sure you will enjoy this site. Many active members with good insights, contributions, and POI files. You should help to strengthen the expertise on non-Garmin units.
Many of us have added the units we have to our signatures so that it is easy to see what gps they are experienced with.
Look forward to your contributions.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

Garmin nuvi 360

Garmin nuvi 360

mashryock wrote: Hello

mashryock wrote:

Hello everyone, I am new to the site, but have been using GPS devices for about 3 years. I have a Magellan Roadmate 700 that my wife uses, and I use either a Palm or PPC PDA. I wrote a couple of reviews of PDA Nav software for www.brighthand.com, and am currently writing a review of the Nuvi 680 that I had a couple of weeks to play with. Are there any other PDA GPS users here? Just wondering what everyone is using.

Happy traveling!

Mark

I just started useing a pda / phome with Garmins mobile 10 and Mobile xt software. works greate. I'm going to be useing as a ultra mobile, GPS / Email solution for a trip to europe. smile

My wife has a Garmin wrist

My wife has a Garmin wrist GPS, but I can't remember which model offhand. She was using it for training for the Cancer 3 day walk.

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Magellan Maestro 4250, T-Mobile G1 with Google Maps, iPaq with TomTom, and a Tapwave Zodiac with TomTom and Mapopolis

Hello ... I'm new to the

Hello ... I'm new to the forum too and have enjoyed it so far.

Hello to all. I am brand

Hello to all. I am brand new at this, so I may have quesitons. I will of course read around, so I wont sk a dumb question smile

I have what is in my signature

I have what is in my signature. I am pretty new to the GPS world as well. This is a fantastic site.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

New User----Hello

Welcome to the network. Now I am not the low man on the totem pole. LOL

Signature File

Hello

What is the trick to get my Garmins units to display correctly in my Signature File.

Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held)

Will only show just the Garmin StreetPilot 2720

I see a few people adding there Car Radar Detector Now. I will have to add mine.

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Your signature is showing up properly.

MickeyMouse00 wrote:

Hello

Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held)

Will only show just the Garmin StreetPilot 2720

Your signature is showing the 2720 and the 76CSx

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

new gps user

hello

i m new gps garmin 350 users..never had a gps before

happy with my purchase and will be productive on this website

Welcome aboard

bachibhai wrote:

hello

i m new gps garmin 350 users..never had a gps before

happy with my purchase and will be productive on this website

Many of us started in the same position. You will find a lot of information on how to get the most out of your GPS. Look forward to your contributions.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

applying for a job?

bachibhai wrote:

...happy with my purchase and will be productive on this website

Sounds like he is applying for a job...lol. Welcome to the board.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Welcome

There really aren't any dumb questions. Sometimes silly answers though. LoL So ask away.

bsb1375 wrote:

Hello to all. I am brand new at this, so I may have quesitons. I will of course read around, so I wont sk a dumb question smile

Welcome to all the new members. I'm sure you'll all learn something, then have a few things to teach as well.

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Im new also, Hello everyone

Im new also, Hello everyone

Thats Wierd!

mkahn,

It didn't work before with the signature file. Glad it's working now.

Michael

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 6S Plus

Howdy and Welcome

My very first gps was a Mio C310X, purchased during BF 2006. Got the Nuvi 350 in 01/07. My daughter bought a Garmin Forerunner 205(wrist gps), to train for her 26 mile marathon later this year.

My brother has a Magellan Roadmate 6000T, His daughter uses a Magellan 760. His son upgraded the 700 to a 760.

Plenty of informaion and friendly help available on this site.

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HarveyS - Nuvi 350

Ya im the low man on it now.

Ya im the low man on it now. Used my nuvi 350 and tried to get lost (in own city) and suprized by the reroute features speed.

Hello fellow Newbie!

I've used a PDA GPS. In fact a Delorme GPS with a serial cable and a Palm IIIxe was my first GPS set up. It worked quite well but the batteries were a huge limitation. That had to be back 1999 or so.

I've got a Palm TX and the Delorme software (it was included with Street Atlas 2007) and have wondered if I could get it to play with a bluetooth GPS. Before I set out to see if I could, my son got a Nuvi and I fell in love with it. So 2 weeks after playing with his Nuvi, I have a Nuvi 350 of my own.

While the Nuvi 350 is not a full blown PDA it is about the same size and certainly has some functions I would not have traditionally expected from a GPS.

Franky I like having both. My Palm dings to remind me of my appointments at the same time "Jill" demands that I turn, lol.

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Garmin Nuvi 350

another new Nuvi user!

Hi... I do computer consulting type stuff for fun and cash of course. Went to a client house a few weeks ago, and got lost going and coming (or coming and going)... anyway - when I called the customer to ask directions, she said, "You should get a GPS system"... and a few weeks later, voila! I am a very happy Garmin Nuvi 350 user (I think Emily is my favorite).

I love this web site.

Yeah this is a great

Yeah this is a great website, good ppl here.

Now that I have had my gps for two weeks, I can't figure out how I lived without it for so long as much business travel as I do.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Addicted

Does anyone else find themselves having their GPS on even though you are not using it for a route? I have grown accustomed to it, almost like a security blanket.

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Magellan Maestro 4250, T-Mobile G1 with Google Maps, iPaq with TomTom, and a Tapwave Zodiac with TomTom and Mapopolis

Yup

mashryock wrote:

Does anyone else find themselves having their GPS on even though you are not using it for a route? I have grown accustomed to it, almost like a security blanket.

It's always on when I'm in the car...even just going to the grocery store. Just leave it on the map.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

Well, that isn't a good

Well, that isn't a good question for me because I tend to take everything a bit over board. But yes, I have my GPS turned on and my radar detector even if I go 5 minutes away to walmart. Never know if a cop will be there or if they shut down a road over night and you need a detour...lol.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

I was out without my gps the

I was out without my gps the other day and got caught in construction and was cursing the fact that I was without direction. My best friend looked at me and told me to just follow the other people that are trying to avoid the traffic delays. She was right they were heading in the right direction and we found our way back without the gps.

I am the laughing stock of all my girlfriends, I have become too dependent on my machine and they love to make fun of that.

Miss Poi

Well, little grasshopper, I

Well, little grasshopper, I hope that you learned your lesson. As the great asianfire once said,

"He without GSP, is without direction in his life"

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Newbie

I just purchased the Garmin Nuvi 680 last week as my first GPS unit. I ended up getting the unit with the different "bells & whistles." I am just learning the different features of the unit and finding the positives and negatives as I drive around my familiar areas of L.A., Riverside and San Bernardino Countys in California. So far, it has been helpful to see the traffic from the MSN Direct service. I have found some examples of bad data which isn't the fault of Garmin, I suppose. For instance, there is a government office POI that is no longer there. I know because we moved out of there over 2 years ago. It was interesting to have the unit direct me to the bus (carpool) lane when I was alone. I recently visited a location in Moreno Valley that was not on the database even though the street is at least a couple years old. I did notice that the location was not on yahoo maps either.

Still, the unit should be very helpful for me as I drive quite a bit for my job. The gas prices should be helpful and I am looking forward to downloading useful POIs.

Thanks for this website.

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Heng5 Nuvi 680 & 285WT

Hi - I'm new here

I stumbled into this site and it looks really neat. Hopefully, with a bit of time, I can contribute to the site with some local POI that might help someone else. I can already see that I will benefit from the work of all of you. Thanks for everyone's efforts and help.

Zumo 550

Welcome.... I know you will

Welcome.... I know you will love this place as much as the rest of us do..

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Another Newbie

Just got my C550, am just starting to get into the custom poi thing. Some of the files will be extremely helpful. I hope I can provide some useful info.

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TomTom built in and Garmin Nuvi 1490T. Eastern Iowa, formerly Southern California "You can check out any time you like...but you can never leave."

Here's A Twist

The only stupid question is the one that is never asked!!!!!

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

Palm TX with SA07 and TomTom Nav. 5

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I've got a Palm TX and the Delorme software (it was included with Street Atlas 2007) and have wondered if I could get it to play with a bluetooth GPS. Before I set out to see if I could, my son got a Nuvi and I fell in love with it. So 2 weeks after playing with his Nuvi, I have a Nuvi 350 of my own.

This is what I did first... using the TX with SA07 and a bluetooth GPS. But the SA07 was not that great vs. Garmin, so I bought a TomTom Navigator 5 software. Much better with voice prompts and recalculation (crashes few times only during startup).
The TomTom works great but the map is from 2005 so it is outdated for my areas since they are building new roads all the time.

Sanger

welcome

I'm sure all newcomers will find this site very informative, as I have found it to be.

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kingly

Newbie too

Hello All,
My first post on the forum! Just got a Zumo 550 and am interested in adding some POI to my data base. Have not really had a chance to look thur much yet... but the Red Light list looks like a good addtion.

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Ride Safe... Grin More, Ranger Rick :) Garmin Zumo 550

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Welcome to the madness, RangerRick !!

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Motorcycle Mama wrote:

Welcome to the madness, RangerRick !!

Thanks for the newbie welcome!!

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Ride Safe... Grin More, Ranger Rick :) Garmin Zumo 550

RangerRick

You should add a line to your tag saying that you should make sure the visor is down on your helmet before smiling and riding or else you may wind up with a very tasty buggy grill to clean;) mmmmmmmmm got a toothpick?

Just think a few years back that would have made no sense;)

Miss Poi

Addicted

Glad I'm not the only one that does that. Went to Denver today without the "security blanket" and really missed it. Almost always have it with me, even if not turned on. Since I can get in trouble with sudden snow storms going to work (or trying to get home)I always make sure I have my PN-20 and cell phone WITH CHARGER CORDS for both if the weather looks iffy.

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notapope