Another use for a Garmin

 

Had to run alot of errands today. Before I left I copied and pasted my list into Powerpoint. (I use MS Office 2007). Horizontal orientation for the slides. I Saved the slide with my list as a JPEG file and transferred it to the JPEG folder on the 1450. I had a nice easy way to reference my "To Do" list as I made my stops. I know everyone has their own favorite way of doing things, I just thought perhaps someone might find this helpful.

Soon

It won't be long before you'll be able to do this and your to do will be loaded into your unit automatically, the best prices found, the most efficient route to get to each item calculated for you. You'll even be directed down the correct isle to where the item you are purchasing is located.

Great for people who hate shopping and just want to get in and out as soon as possible. Horrible for those who like to wander and browse and shop as a hobby...

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

No Kidding

Isn't technology wonderful !!!!!!!

For a while...I used my 350

For a while...I used my 350 as simply an MP3 player on the train commuting to work.

At the time I was using it 10x more as a player than a GPS. grin

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Thanks for the idea. Never

Thanks for the idea. Never thought of that.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

save a favorites?

Ever try loading your to-do list in the form of favorites/waypoints? I'm thinking you could just build a mapsource file with all your stops as waypoints and send it to your device before leaving the office/house. Then you could delete them once they are completed.

I think the 'send to GPS' feature with the connected units would make this even easier, taking masource out of the equation.

I haven't tried this myself yet, just thinking out loud. Maybe more work than it's worth.

Cool

rocknicehunter wrote:

It won't be long before you'll be able to do this and your to do will be loaded into your unit automatically, the best prices found, the most efficient route to get to each item calculated for you. You'll even be directed down the correct isle to where the item you are purchasing is located.

Great for people who hate shopping and just want to get in and out as soon as possible. Horrible for those who like to wander and browse and shop as a hobby...

I find this very useful. I am one of those who hate shopping and I always try to pre-plan everything so I'm in and out of the store as quickly as possible.

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Sometimes I wish my 765T

Sometimes I wish my 765T worked inside of Walmart to help me find what I need so I can get out of there quickly.

Quickly?

npittari wrote:

Sometimes I wish my 765T worked inside of Walmart to help me find what I need so I can get out of there quickly.

Walmart & "quickly" don't go together. They think that in order to keep prices low they only need a couple of check out lanes open at one time. I believe their thinking is as long as they have low prices they will have all the business they need. Customer service has never existed at any Walmarts that I've been to.

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Agreed

npittari wrote:

Sometimes I wish my 765T worked inside of Walmart to help me find what I need so I can get out of there quickly.

That would be an awesome feature.

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Steve

Why not?

Seems to me that as long as the unit works in the store, all you would need to do is walk the isles once and input the information for key items (munchies, soup, oil, fish, etc). Since most stores are laid out the same, one list could be referenced to a single place (i.e. washrooms) and everything relative to the one place, so we could adapt the coords to different locations across the entire country. iPhone app or GPS?

Methinks we have a potential project.......Miss POI, I'll do the local Chapters/Barnes & Noble if someone develops the app to make it all work!

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Tom

GPS Inside?

Now that would be great.

List on GPS

grin This is a great idea. I keep a list on the ice box and put items on it all week. I could just do this on the computer then download it when I am ready to use it. Thanks for the idea

I keep a list of sizes of items I am looking for and a print out of a jpg of a 55 chevy with the items I need to look for at swap meets. These papers gets in a mess in my purse so it would be great to put the jpg in the gps...

No telling what I could put in the gps if I just keep thinking.

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Cool!

Excellent ideas!

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Nuvi 765T, Nuvi 2350LMT

Hmmmm

I just hope that I don't loose the gps as often as the shopping list....

Daniel

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WalMart Computer..!

What I would like to see is a self contained product computer (for a better term), at the inside entrance of WalMart that one could punch in a item name (like thumb tacks as a example), and on the screen it would show you where it's located at.

Went to Wally World (as my wife and I call it), today to do some shopping for my wife (due to the fact she was at work). Had about a half dozen items to pick up (some of which were in grocery dept).

Dont'cha know it took me about two plus hours before I finally got out of there. Told my wife about it when she came home from work and she lovingly laughed saying it usually only takes her about twenty minutes (of which 10 or so is parking and walking into store).

Like I said.. "Well Honey, I can understand your 20 minutes considering all the time you spend in there, you could probably get a job there as "Product Location Director". wink grin

Good thing she loves me because she didn't say anything about the Dog House.. wait a minute, we don't have a Dog House so I guess I'm safe for now.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

cool

nice idea, thanks

Better watch it

Good thing she loves me because she didn't say anything about the Dog House.. wait a minute, we don't have a Dog House so I guess I'm safe for now.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

Better watch it she probably knows were they are. grin

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

I use it to listening to MP3 on the metro ride more than I use

the GPS.

If you have a better half

Oh you have a dog house, it might be invisible to you but believe me you have one. And your wife knows exactly where it is. As a man we forget things quickly, however your spouse never forgets a single thing no matter how insignificant we think it is, and we have deleted it from our memory!

The 24th was my 34th anniversary, and as hard as I try to stay out of the dog house, I find myself thinking I should put plumbing and electricity out here. Not even knowing how I got there, it's like a tear in a warp of some sort.

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Hmm. You're lucky? ..Sort Of?

BobDee wrote:

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The 24th was my 34th anniversary, and as hard as I try to stay out of the dog house, I find myself thinking I should put plumbing and electricity out here. Not even knowing how I got there, it's like a tear in a warp of some sort.

Remembering anniversaries is a two edged sword here. After about our 28th or so, we both started forgetting it.

..I'm not totally sure what that means. surprised

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