How many? (GPS receivers in your car)

 

On a regular basis, how many GPS receivers do you have running at the same time in your car?

I decided not to let my 200W go to waste as a backup, so I set it up to the right of my 1300LM and at the same time proved myself to be a true technogeek. :D

My setup.

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Do they agree with each

Do they agree with each other during routing? If they don't, which one do you listen to? razz

Which one is the faster telling you, "Recalculating!"

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Sometimes Two

I will sometimes use my Android Google Maps for traffic info with either my GO930 or my in-dash unit in my other car.

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Cool!

Love the photo. Get your geek on and show it off! Show em how it is done. Technogeek it Forever.

I run one GPSr and an iPad with navigation software, plus listen to traffic on XM radio.

Which Do I Listen To?

bear007 wrote:

Do they agree with each other during routing? If they don't, which one do you listen to? razz

Which one is the faster telling you, "Recalculating!"

I did think of having them both telling me where to go, but I was reminded of a video once linked to on one of the GPS enthusiast websites, showing a man with a dozen GPSrs on his windshield. Needless to say, only the 1300LM actually does the hard work. *LOL*

(Yes...I know it was a joke.)

The 1300LM was given to me as an early birthday gift, and while I've tweaked it so that it now has lane assist, junction view, and the speed limit indicator, it's still missing one important feature: cross streets in the banner bar when not on a route. The 200W, naturally, has cross streets in the banner bar when not on a route. Thus it made sense to put the two together. Even better, since the 1300LM will do the routing, the 200W can still display the upcoming cross streets, and do so in 3D view.

When it comes to recalculating, the 1300LM, being the newer unit with a faster processor, should be faster.

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give or take wink

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"You can't get there from here"

Only 1

I never use more than one Garmin at a time in one vehicle. My son has used his Droid to help find a place once, however. The Garmin search process was messing us up and he did it faster in his Droid.

Jim

Only One

Got two, one for car, one (hand held) for hiking and kayaking. Don't normally have either on.

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Tuckahoe Mike - Nuvi 3490LMT, Nuvi 260W, iPhone X, Mazda MX-5 Nav

i got 2 as well

i got 2 as well

2

I sometimes use my IPhone gps while using my Garmin 255w just for yucks or boredom by a passenger..kid

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Only 1

Use only my 1390T in my car. Can't believe how many use more than one at the same time. Talk about overkill,lol.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

Hey!

That's neat! Why not go to TTS Voice Editor and set them up to argue when it's "recalculating". Like #1 "Lets go left" #2 "No! I'm the leader here, let's go right!" Let your immagination go crazy!

Regards,

Norm

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Just 1

I have three Garmins, but only use one at a time. I primarily use my 765T, but carry my 1390T in the console as a back up. I have had the 765T freeze up once in a great while and can quickly have the 1390T up and running if that occurs.

Have 8, don't as me why...

only use 1 at a time. I once had my wife hold a 360 while I had the 775T on the dash..confused us both...shut down the 360 (the one I trust most) I recently bought the 775T as it affords Europe maps which I use every other year.

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Only 1

One car GPS is all I own (not counting the Meridian Gold as I only use that for hiking).

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Garmin and Tom Tom together

I took my Garmin along in a friends car who used a Tom Tom. Did not notice much difference in the short time we had both on.
That's the only time I used two or more gpsr's

two--

One for me and one for ham radio use (a system called APRS).

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Strephon_Alkhalikoi

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:

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My setup.

Anyone else notice in your photo one has you going north, the other northwest?

I have 3, only one at a time though, my wife and I each have Nuvivi 2460 and my Road King has the Zumo 550.
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My search fu is failing me

My search fu is failing me here, but I believe the 1300LM and 200W use different GPS chipsets, with the older 200W being more susceptible to drifting.

Anyway, this isn't quite what I was looking for, but it will illustrate the following point quite well: only have one receiver actually relaying directions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_isVdeRwnus

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One is the lonliest number

1 760 for me. I also own a 200 and handheld

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John_nuvi_

Only use one

I have an old Nuvi 680 and a newer Nuvi 1690. I used them at the same time when I got the 1690. The 1690 was quicker coming up, had the newer maps so the 680 had me going a different way sometimes. I now only use the 1690 and gave the 680 to my daughter.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

I hope one is on mute

I tried 2 one time to see, my Garmin and an in-dash I had at the time. It can drive you crazy when they are both talking, so it's good to have one on mute.

2, but only sometimes

The 1490t announces a custom POI about one second before the 295w. Returning from Florida, the 295 calculated a later arrival time and just a few miles longer to home. As we got closer, the arrival times became more equal.
When departing from a route, the 1490 says, "You missed the turn" about a second quicker than the 295 can say "Recalulating."

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

Sometimes Two

I sometimes use 2 at once. When traveling with my wife we tend to break up the driving with geocaching. I use my GPSMAP 78S while my wife uses the nüvi 760. Oddly enough I use the 78S to route to the cache while my wife uses the 760 to read the cache description, hint, logs, etc.

Once we're done geocaching for a while we go back to using the 760 for routing on the trip but I tend to have the route in the 78S as well and sometimes have it showing that while I'm driving.

My wife just bought a new car and it has GPS built into it. When routing, we still use the nüvi 760 as we prefer the directions, custom POI functions, etc. Technically I have 2 GPS units running at those times but really only use one of them unless I'm looking for gas in which case I use the built in POI for gas stations on the car unit as it gives me current pricing for the stations.

As you can see from my sig line I actually own 4 Garmin GPS devices so, with the one in the new car, I now have a total of 5. I no longer use the old 76CSx for geocaching as I left it on the hood of the truck too many times and it can only take so many trips bouncing down the road. It gets a bit wonky for geocaching now but the routing function still works fine. The nüvi 200 is one I got free when I applied for a Discover card. It's my wife's unit and doesn't see much use but she LOVED having it on a recent business trip to the Los Angeles area. I loaded up all her destinations for her and it took away all the stress of having to find places in a large and unfamiliar city.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

One for me

I have a few 750's and a 755 and while I only cary one at a time I can't seem to make up my mind which I like better so I flip flop. I really like the lane assist in the 755 over a 750 but that's about it.

The 750's are MUCH snappier than the 755 when it comes to map drawing and any sort of screen updates. It's really noticeable if I zoom out and do any route planning (frustratingly slow). I also have no appreciation for Junction View, 3-d buildings, DEM basemaps, or any of the ECO toy hype.

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Frank, MA.

I have to admit it's nice to

I have to admit it's nice to have a GPS that finds satellites very quickly and redraws just as quickly. It has already replaced my 200W as my primary unit. But the 200W's cross street information is still very useful for me. That's why I set the map into 3D mode on the 200W and set it next to the 1300LM. That way I can get an approximate road-level view of things while still having the standard track up view.

I haven't played around with the GPS too much as of yet, but I do have Ecoroute set so I can try it out. The DEM basemaps are nice eye candy, and it's nice to have lane assist and junction view, even though they aren't strictly necessary.

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Two Different Routes.. Yet In The Parking Lot..!

It's interesting that you show two different routes you're traveling on (Canal and Spring streets), yet your sitting in a parking lot. What's up with that? confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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

Pretty boring at my

Pretty boring at my place...just one at a time.

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Nuvi 360, OS X Lion 10.7

c330 & 1490LMT

I've still got my C330 as back up to my new 1490LMT. Battery runs out fast in 1490, so I use C330 until I charge 1490. I usually don't have them plugged in the car.

Cross Streets In The Banner Bar

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

It's interesting that you show two different routes you're traveling on (Canal and Spring streets), yet your sitting in a parking lot. What's up with that? confused

Nuvi1300WTGPS

Very simple. The GPS has me on Canal Street in both instances. The 200W displays cross street information when not navigating and the upcoming intersection is Canal Street and Spring Street. Thus Spring Street is what is displayed in the banner bar ("Spring Street ahead").

The 1300LM only tells you the street you're driving on.

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GAS PRICE

With the increasing gas price I need one that it tell me Park me and do not drive.. razz

How Many

Only 1 - would crash with more

How Many

Only 1 - would crash with more

Only one.

One is all I need.

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Tight lines

just 1

if there's a conflict with more than 1 you can only listen to one!