If money was no object, which Gps would you own and why?

 

I am really curious? I have three gps garmins and saw my buddys new Tom Tom the other day it was very smooth and the audio directions were more extensive. I like the 855 nuvi with the voice controls but I also the 765t. What would you pick?

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Garmin 765T, Garmin C340, Garmin 265WT, Garmin C550

One the ground...

Garmin Oregon® 550t

In the air,

Garmin G3000

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

255WT

Its human nature that you always like others belongings.
Even if yours working at its best. All GPS has a basic function that it gives you correct direction (Most of the time!) rest all is fantasy. There human nature comes in action. Selecting fantasies!!!
I like my 255WT . But still I am seeking for different brands what are they offering any new features. One day It would make me to buy a more expensive unit!

The one I have

A 775T.

I don't qualify the price so much as the features when I buy. If I can use them, great. If not, I get what I need, and take into account what I may need in the future as well.

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

If money was no object, which GPS would you own and why?

I would get a Garmin Nuvi 1690 because I like the idea of a connected GPS. I was a beta tester for Dash and, although I was unimpressed by the Dash, I do like the concept of a connected GPS. When/if the Garmin Nuvi 1820/1860 comes to fruition, I would like to try that as well.

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Duplicate

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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Duplicate - Site glitch?

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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Duplicate - just how many did get posted?

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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Duplicate - this is getting boring

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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Duplicate - More annoying than boring, but I think this was the last one.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

Much easier to work by the process of elimination

There is a lot to choose from and to a large degree the selection of a specific model is dictated by the application.

For my money, I don't REALLY need Bluetooth (but it is nice to have). I don't need an MP3 player. I already pay enough for various subscriptions, that I will not pay a monthly tab for Garmin's Nulink unless it provides more useful content than what MSN was providing to me for a one-time cost of $99.

What I DO what is a crisp display, Cross street data in the banner box and enough street detail on screen that I can see secondary roads onscreen farther than I can see down the road with my eyes

And that pretty much eliminates every single Garmin navigator released in the past 18 months.

Hands down, the best displays on navigators today are on the GPSMAP series - the 478 is probably the pinnacle of automotive street display technology, and it would be in my car now (I used to own two of the 276c models which are the same in that regard) and I'd have one but for the fact that I find having a touchscreen a huge draw.

That would push me to the GPSMAP 640 - AWESOME!!! But unfortunately Garmin for some reason chose to disable some of the key and necessary (to me) features including the ability of the unit to use the XM weather in automotive mode, a reduction in the track log functionality and frankly for $1200 they could have included Bluetooth support . . . and I have not yet gotten my hands on one to see just what the mapping looks like in automotive mode - until then I am not going to recommend it.

So for the moment, I would probably go with the Nuvi 760 for conventience and the GPSMAP 478 for quality of display.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

WOW!

bramfrank wrote:

Four of the same posts? That must be important news! LOL!

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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:

Four of the same posts? That must be important news! LOL!

Try six

Site must have glitched.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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The first two were the same. The next four were different. Nonetheless, yea, it was a funny glitch! mrgreen

Cheers!

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

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They were edits (to fix spelling issues) that for some reason posted as new messages.

If they'd been replies there'd have been no opening text and I'd have had to retype the data. If they'd been 'quotes', then they'd have been 'boxed' - way strange, lets just move on, shall we?

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

And so we shall...

It wasn't a personal slight, friend... Happy New Year!

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

The Best Choice

Jim1348 wrote:

I would get a Garmin Nuvi 1690 because I like the idea of a connected GPS. I was a beta tester for Dash and, although I was unimpressed by the Dash, I do like the concept of a connected GPS. When/if the Garmin Nuvi 1820/1860 comes to fruition, I would like to try that as well.

Really depends on what you need. I still use my Garmin Nuvi 680 and love it. But if I had unlimited money right now, I'd probably buy the Garmin Nuvi 1690.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Well,

The Garmin 1690 is a great model and if price were an issue, the Nuvi 200 series is good too.

TomTom has a few good products as well...
The 740 Go Live is great.

The Magellan Roadmate 1470 is a great model too.

There is no reason to spend so much when all navigation systems pretty much do the same thing. Take you from point A to point B. smile

If you're looking for bells and whistles that come along with a GPS unit then that's a whole different ball game.

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TOMTOM - LG LN740 - Magellan Roadmate 1430 - Garmin Nüvi 255W - Garmin 2455LMT

Which GPS

I have run the gamut from an off brand to Garmin to Magellan. What I love about the Garmin is simplicity of uploading POI's; traffic; accuracy. I have a 1390T. I also own a Magellan. The streets show up after you pass them, but I love the lane assist. My 1390 has that but it does not work in Knoxville, TN. Custom POI's cannot be loaded on the Magellan (by me anyway), so bottom line is if the lane assist worked here on my Garmin, I would be ecstatic (and dump the Magellan!) I purchased a 1690 but took it back because the traffic did not work.

You need the CD

you need the CD that came with your Magellan to install the POI loader. I've installed many custom POI's onto my Roadmate GPS.

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TOMTOM - LG LN740 - Magellan Roadmate 1430 - Garmin Nüvi 255W - Garmin 2455LMT

Which GPS

Since I wouldn't use a lot of the new features, my old nuvi 350 is all I need. When it finally fails I'll have to look for one with similar features.

Nuvi 775t

In the end I guess the one that I want hasn't been made yet. It may very well end up being an all-in-one multi-purpose single unit that incorporates the gamut.

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Garmin 360

By the time my nuvi 360 quits working all the ones on the market now will be obsolete

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Will nuvi 265W, Vista HCX, amateur radio

I wouldn't mind trying out

I wouldn't mind trying out the Nuvifone, just because I like gadgets.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

I wouldn't mind trying out

I wouldn't mind trying out the Nuvifone, just because I like gadgets.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

In dash unit of the Bentley GT>>>

alphadog808 wrote:

I am really curious? I have three gps garmins and saw my buddys new Tom Tom the other day it was very smooth and the audio directions were more extensive. I like the 855 nuvi with the voice controls but I also the 765t. What would you pick?

just sayin' wink

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"You can't get there from here"

Overall I like my 765t. I

Overall I like my 765t. I honestly don't travel enough through the big cities where it would probably show it's worth.
I believe my nuvi 360 is more accurate. I believe it's been mentioned that Garmin went to a lower quality chip(s) in the newer models and maybe this is the reason.
The 765t still has little quirks once in a while where I have to re-calibrate the screen or do a re-set which I never had to do with my 360.
I like the features of the 765t but I believe the quality of the products/parts/software used is getting worse.

I settled on the 1690

ryaxin wrote:

The Garmin 1690 is a great model and if price were an issue, the Nuvi 200 series is good too.

TomTom has a few good products as well...
The 740 Go Live is great.

The Magellan Roadmate 1470 is a great model too.

There is no reason to spend so much when all navigation systems pretty much do the same thing. Take you from point A to point B. smile

If you're looking for bells and whistles that come along with a GPS unit then that's a whole different ball game.

I concluded my research and bought the 1690 from amazon for 377. I will receive it on the 18th. I selected it for the google extras in addition to all of the features of the 1490t. It also has 4GB of internal memory and google coordinates can be sent by wireless to the unit.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

i'm happy with my 765t.

i'm happy with my 765t. although if money were no object i probably would look to upgrade to a better neighborhood and new home over my gps. wink

Want detailed review

jrozsnaki wrote:

I concluded my research and bought the 1690 from amazon for 377. I will receive it on the 18th. I selected it for the google extras in addition to all of the features of the 1490t. It also has 4GB of internal memory and google coordinates can be sent by wireless to the unit.

Give us a detailed review after you have had it for a while. I would be especially interested in:
1. Traffic via wireless service instead of FM.
2. GPS assist via cell towers when there is no sat reception.
3. Sending Favorites from Google maps on your computer wirelessly to the Nuvi.

Garmin Nuvi 1690

I just saw that Best Buy has these on sale this week for $399.99, but clearly the Amazon deal is better still!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Garmin+-+n%26%23252%3Bvi+1690+GP...

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B002LVUQYQ/ref...

I know about the traffic option and the ability to send favorites from Google Maps to the device, but I did not know about A-GPS via AT&T towers. That is also a great feature. I suppose many would still prefer dead reckoning, but that feature seems to have vanished on consumer grade GPS devices the alst few years.

I wonder if the Garmin Nuvi 1690 simply has a AT&T SIM card inside it for data? If so, I wonder if I could just swap out the SIM for a T-Mobile SIM card? The trouble is it is probably subsidy locked to the AT&T carrier. That is kind of too bad because with T-Mobile T-Zones some people tether their phone to a computer to get internet. I could see doing that at a hotel. People would see me connecting my GPS to a netbook thinking I am downloading POIs and I would tell them I am doing it to get internet. They would then think I am getting my internet from the satellites!

If money was no object...

I would like something with the following characteristics:
1-High resolution display at the same size format. By high-res I mean at least 640x480 (720x480 wide format)
2-Capable of displaying side street names well in advance.
3-Full voice control, like I have in my laptop's GPS software. I don't want to have to reach for touch buttons while I'm driving. I want to keep my eyes on the road.
4-Live information through wireless internet, XM and cell tower (throw in FM as well)
5-Bluetooth or Wifi connections to the vehicle computer.
6-Very large memory (32GB) with additional SD socket.
7-Fully configurable by user (menus, icons, etc)
8-Lots of software support.
9-Automatic re-routing if traffic is congested ahead.
10-Capable of multi-tasking. If I need to answer a call with built-in Bluetooth and/or I'm off the map menu, continue giving me voice directions.

Until they build one like this (and I have the money to afford it!) I'll stick to my nuvi 260W grin

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Garmin nuvi 1300LM with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 200W with 4GB SD card Garmin nuvi 260W with 4GB SD card r.i.p.

Zumo 660 for my bike.

Zumo 660 for my bike.

I just purchased the Oregon

I just purchased the Oregon 450t and am very happy. I have used it to hike, geocache and drive around on my business trips. I added the City Navigator NT North America and am very happy with the accuracy and selection of POIs. I have added transparent trail maps for areas that I hike and plan to hike - for free.

So far so good.

Purchased the TomTom XXL500

Purchased the TomTom XXL50 ten days ago and already sold it. Loved the junction view but traffic does not work in Knoxville, TN. Support said "Maybe one day...". Currently have the 1690 but may take a serious look at the 1695 or the TomTom 2535 Live if and when it is released. TomTom support says they have no idea when it will be released. Gave my daughter my 1490T. Wish I had kept it!

WOULD LIKE THE GARMIN 3790LMT

I would like the Garmin 3790LMT, but it is more than I can afford. Price will have to go down. Love to own it tho.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

no changes

I love my garmin 885t no changes here
de Cliff n8dii

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I may have my user name and password confused or switched! Can I get confimation of my user name????

Price Drop of 3790LMT

rthibodaux wrote:

I would like the Garmin 3790LMT, but it is more than I can afford. Price will have to go down. Love to own it tho.

On Amazon.com the price is $376 tonight. That'a about $100 lower than it was two months ago.

I like mine .........

Gary Hayman
Garmin Tricks, Tips website

http://bit.ly/garmin_gps_tricks

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Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Prev.GPSs: Drive61 LM, nuvi 3790LMT, 755T & 650, GPSIII+, SP 2610, 250W; Magellan 2200T; Originator of GARMIN NUVI TRICKS, TIPS, WORKAROUNDS, HINTS, SECRETS & IDEAS http://bit.ly/GARMIN-TNT

The one built in to a Mercedes E55 AMG...

...Because it's built into an E55 AMG!

bob in sunny silicon valley

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Nuvi 2460, 680, DATUM Tymserve 2100, Trimble Thunderbolt, Ham radio, Macintosh, Linux, Windows

Money was no object

VANILLA wrote:

I love my garmin 885t no changes here
de Cliff n8dii

Come on vanilla, dream a little, he said if money was no object.
I want mine tied to my 65ft yacht.
I would then give you my 885t and you can have two...

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Being ALL I can be for HIM! Jesus. Kenwood DNX9980HD Garmin 885t

If money were no object....

I'd hire a chauffeur, and let him worry about directions! (Sorry, just had to add that)

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Selective Detour Feature

I find selective detour which allows you exclude streets en route is a great feature. Does anyone know why it is so difficult to find this feature in the newer Garmin units? The older Streetpilot models had it.

What Gps Would You Purchase

fundirtk wrote:

Purchased the TomTom XXL50 ten days ago and already sold it. Loved the junction view but traffic does not work in Knoxville, TN. Support said "Maybe one day...". Currently have the 1690 but may take a serious look at the 1695 or the TomTom 2535 Live if and when it is released. TomTom support says they have no idea when it will be released. Gave my daughter my 1490T. Wish I had kept it!

I hear it is supposed to be out in April I keep checking TomToms website every day they have the price listed but it hasn't been released as of 4/4/2011.Amazon.com has it on their website as a pre order,I am thinking about getting the TomTom 2535m (live) myself because I travel a lot and want to hopefully have the latest info available.When they come out I am going to check the Garmin 1695 features against the TomTom 2535m and go from there.TomTom later this year is supposed to introduce a 2505m unit I may wait to see what it has before I spring for a new gps.

Went to Bizrate website

Went to Bizrate website yesterday. Got an e-mail this morniing from Crutchfield website telling me that the 2535 Live was in stock. Ordered it. It was $349.99 with free two day shipping. Should have it by Thursday. Will let everyone know how it is.

I would get

Any one the chauffeur could easily read...

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Striving to make the NYC Metro area project the best.

I would just buy me a

I would just buy me a helicopter and lear jet. Leave the navigating to a qualified pilot. No red light cameras, not traffic headaches, just enjoy the ride.

The chauffeur sounds good

The chauffeur sounds good but barring that... my 755t but with the "trends" option what ever model that would be.

Not required

on My private, self sustained island in the South Pacific

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

If money was no object

I would buy a GPSr company and see to it that everyone here had one tailor made for them for free.smile

Maybe this one

If money were no object, then perhaps a device such as this: http://www.javad.com/jgnss/products/receivers/images/triumph...

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

update

After having the 1690 for a while and with my nuLink subscription is going to run out this year - I am torn between keeping it and paying 60/yr for the subscription to maintain the traffic or just buying the 3790lmt or maybe simplifying and dropping down to the 1390lmt.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic