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GAS PRICE ON GPS

 

I have see New Garmin that they have a New Icon about Gas station,it show the location and also it give you the current gas price..I like to know how the Gps is getting the Price and how accured they are when I notice that I pass by a Gas station and it sale at one price ,and I pass again 1 hour later and the price as change..

My GPS yes it show me the gas station the company name and the location it even give me the phone number but not the price of the cost of gas..

But showing the actualy price can"t not be..

Interesting...

Driver 38 wrote:

I have see New Garmin that they have a New Icon about Gas station,it show the location and also it give you the current gas price..I like to know how the Gps is getting the Price and how accured they are when I notice that I pass by a Gas station and it sale at one price ,and I pass again 1 hour later and the price as change..

My GPS yes it show me the gas station the company name and the location it even give me the phone number but not the price of the cost of gas..

But showing the actualy price can"t not be..

This would be interesting to see, but I would agree regarding the accuracy. It could be possible that they are pulling from a source such as gasbuddy or something like that. Wonder if they display diesel prices....

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Car GPS

The built-in gps in my car does that. It gives me the prices and it's pretty accurate, too.

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

In Canada?

thrak wrote:

The built-in gps in my car does that. It gives me the prices and it's pretty accurate, too.

What's the GPS you are using? I wonder whether it will work in Canada as well.

Gas Prices

thrak wrote:

The built-in gps in my car does that. It gives me the prices and it's pretty accurate, too.

Garmin has a unit called Nulink 1695 it has live services from the web,it runs off the Att towers and uses google.TomTom has a unit called 2535m live that has the same type of information.I don't know how often they check the gas prices thought.

Free or Subscription

Is this a freebie that is included with the traffic or is there a subscription fee? How much does it cost? Is this available on other Garmin models?

this feature available on a

this feature available on a garmin 1490?

the same answer

easygoin wrote:

Is this a freebie that is included with the traffic or is there a subscription fee? How much does it cost? Is this available on other Garmin models?

can apply to all 3 questions - NO.

It's not free, it is a subscription
It's not included with traffic, but traffic does come with the subscription
It's only on the one model. After 2 years "free" it's $5 per month purchased 12 month increments.

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy, 35th U.S. president

Tom Tom can do

Gas Buddy on my iphone is

Gas Buddy on my iphone is pretty accurate.

Agree that GasBuddy is best

GasBuddy is better because end users input the data. Its much more up-to-date than a centralized system.

Where Does the data come from

I think I got the answer to my question How the GPS is getting the data about the gas price.here is the answer..

Tha data that both Tom Tom and Garmin are getting come from the same source from a company called " OPIS " This company Monitor credit card receipts from variety of commercial fleet operation .They take the data and they can figure out witch store the gas was purchasee at.the date and time . From this data they build a database of current gas price.around the country.But because major fleet they used most REGULAR UNLEADED Gas not much data is collect of MID Premium and Diesel..

From what I read Garmin device that rely on MSN Direct only have data available only for Unleaded Regular.But Tom TOM unit they may also include Regular Premium and Diesel.about 70.000 gas station are tracked daily.This amount to 85% of gas station in a POI list..Tom Tom says that 60% of station report are update every 48 hours..

This is a list of Unit that can use this gas price:

Tom Tom - the 920 and the 920T cost $14.95 a year

GARMIN:the service come from MSN $49.95 per year or $129.95 life time(require receiver from Garmin $100.-$125) available on Unit: Nuvi 680- Street Pilot c580-
Nuvi 700 series Nuvi 800 and nuvi 5000

Just a reminder that MSN will cease support Starting January 2012

interesting

interesting

nuLink

Driver 38 wrote:

I think I got the answer to my question How the GPS is getting the data about the gas price.here is the answer..
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From what I read Garmin device that rely on MSN Direct only have data available only for Unleaded Regular.But Tom TOM unit they may also include Regular Premium and Diesel.about 70.000 gas station are tracked daily.This amount to 85% of gas station in a POI list..Tom Tom says that 60% of station report are update every 48 hours..
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GARMIN:the service come from MSN $49.95 per year or $129.95 life time(require receiver from Garmin $100.-$125) available on Unit: Nuvi 680- Street Pilot c580-
Nuvi 700 series Nuvi 800 and nuvi 5000

Just a reminder that MSN will cease support Starting January 2012

I have the Nuvi 1690, and it uses the nuLink services to provide traffic info, gas prices, etc. I have found that the gas prices are quite often incorrect, and the actual prices at the stations listed are higher or lower than displayed on the Garmin. FWIW, I use Poynt on my BlackBerry, and the gas prices provided by Poynt are almost always right on.

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Garmin Nuvi 1690

the next...

The next GPS unit I get I'm sure this will be a standard feature at that time....

Gas Prices

I have a Nuvi 1690 as well. It displays gas and diesel prices. I haven't found it to be very accurate however.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Not worth it...

Some will drive 20 miles to save a penny or two on a gallon of gas. They don't think about the cost of getting from point A to point B.

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Sad but true

farrissr wrote:

Some will drive 20 miles to save a penny or two on a gallon of gas. They don't think about the cost of getting from point A to point B.

I've heard of people driving 30-40 miles over the mountain here to get gas for 10 cents a gallon less. Waste of time and money.

I just fill up when it gets low.

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Not Really

shrifty wrote:
farrissr wrote:

Some will drive 20 miles to save a penny or two on a gallon of gas. They don't think about the cost of getting from point A to point B.

I've heard of people driving 30-40 miles over the mountain here to get gas for 10 cents a gallon less. Waste of time and money.

I just fill up when it gets low.

Most people don't buy gas this way. But, rather, we want to know if we can get the lowest price within a couple blocks from where we think we need to fill up.

True

cameotabby wrote:
shrifty wrote:
farrissr wrote:

Some will drive 20 miles to save a penny or two on a gallon of gas. They don't think about the cost of getting from point A to point B.

I've heard of people driving 30-40 miles over the mountain here to get gas for 10 cents a gallon less. Waste of time and money.

I just fill up when it gets low.

Most people don't buy gas this way. But, rather, we want to know if we can get the lowest price within a couple blocks from where we think we need to fill up.

I mainly agree with farrissr on this, but it is important to do the math first!

Depends on how close the gas station is, but around here the places are too far spread out for it to be worth it to drive the extra distance. A typical 15 - 20 gallon tank will only save you at most $2.00 at $.10 a gallon price difference if you can fill up when you are completely empty. Factor in the time spent going out of the way and the fuel used to get there, you could easily end up losing money in the long run.

It would be nice to have the time to wait for a price drop, unfortunately for me I travel about 1K miles a week for work so it isn't an option. I just hope the place I stop is the cheapest around and keep on motoring!

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Travelling Prices...

shrifty wrote:

Depends on how close the gas station is, but around here the places are too far spread out for it to be worth it to drive the extra distance. A typical 15 - 20 gallon tank will only save you at most $2.00 at $.10 a gallon price difference if you can fill up when you are completely empty. Factor in the time spent going out of the way and the fuel used to get there, you could easily end up losing money in the long run.

I use it mostly when travelling, and am not familiar with where the stations are, or which type of stations. When I'm in the local areas, I usually know where the cheapest gas is.

When travelling with the RV, I have a 100 gallon diesel tank, so the price of diesel fuel is important. Since I can travel between 1,500 and 1,700 miles on a tank of fuel, I watch diesel prices as I’m travelling and stop only when they are exceptionally low.

I wish the Garmin had the options Poynt has -- Poynt allows me to select from "Stations Nearby" or "Best Prices".

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Garmin Nuvi 1690

Are the diesel prices accurate?

Lube-Guy wrote:
shrifty wrote:

Depends on how close the gas station is, but around here the places are too far spread out for it to be worth it to drive the extra distance. A typical 15 - 20 gallon tank will only save you at most $2.00 at $.10 a gallon price difference if you can fill up when you are completely empty. Factor in the time spent going out of the way and the fuel used to get there, you could easily end up losing money in the long run.

I use it mostly when travelling, and am not familiar with where the stations are, or which type of stations. When I'm in the local areas, I usually know where the cheapest gas is.

When travelling with the RV, I have a 100 gallon diesel tank, so the price of diesel fuel is important. Since I can travel between 1,500 and 1,700 miles on a tank of fuel, I watch diesel prices as I’m travelling and stop only when they are exceptionally low.

I wish the Garmin had the options Poynt has -- Poynt allows me to select from "Stations Nearby" or "Best Prices".

Do you find that the diesel prices are accurate? I've got a much smaller diesel tank than that, only 14.5 gal for me with only 600 or so miles to a tank. Sounds like you're getting some decent mileage for an RV smile

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

gas prices from gps

this would be cool but it would be hard(accuracy wise).

TomTom Can

topracer wrote:

Tom Tom can do it.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2008-06-07/news/17899599_1_gas-prices-tomtom-offers

According to your link they can but I just purchased a 2535m live and the software is not set up for it yet even though it has been out about 4 months.The reps I talked to yesterday said they didn't know when the software would be ready.

Gas Prices

iplayball wrote:

this would be cool but it would be hard(accuracy wise).

They get their prices off an internet connection on the GPS you need a live feed like the Garmin Nulink 1695 ,so the prices are accurate for when they are listed.

Diesel Prices

[quote=shrifty
Do you find that the diesel prices are accurate? I've got a much smaller diesel tank than that, only 14.5 gal for me with only 600 or so miles to a tank. Sounds like you're getting some decent mileage for an RV smile

Yes, the prices always seem pretty accurate. I've done a lot of mods to improve performance and efficiency -- I pull a 32' fifth wheeler. I have an older turbocharged diesel, from before they started adding catalytic converters, urea injection, etc. The truck gets just over 20 mpg empty, and around 15 mpg pulling the trailer. I use a cetane boost additive when pulling the trailer, too. I hope to keep it another 200,000 miles… smile

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Garmin Nuvi 1690

Interesting -

frenchhorwitz wrote:

interesting

Very Interesting.

GAS PRICE ON GPS

I don't believe my 1490LMT has this feature. It sure would be nice though.

Thank you!

Thank you!

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nightrider --Nuvi's 660 & 680--

I've seen the price

change on the digital street sign AS I WAS PUMPING.

Gas Price On GPS

hdfat98 wrote:

I don't believe my 1490LMT has this feature. It sure would be nice though.

I have this feature on my new Garmin Nulink 1695 and so far I am far from impressed it shows me 2 and three day old prices,I will check again when I go Houston next time,I am in a town with a population of 7675 people that may be the trouble.

Sometimes its just.....

shrifty wrote:

Depends on how close the gas station is, but around here the places are too far spread out for it to be worth it to drive the extra distance. A typical 15 - 20 gallon tank will only save you at most $2.00 at $.10 a gallon price difference if you can fill up when you are completely empty. Factor in the time spent going out of the way and the fuel used to get there, you could easily end up losing money in the long run.

The Principal of it....

And the law of supply and demand. Yes, If you drive out of your way to save $.10 per gallon, you could easily lose money. However, if everybody went to the cheaper guy, and no one went to the more expensive guy, the expensive guy would be forced to make his price more in line with the other guy or he sells no gas. Prices begin to drop as competition increases. We have a local independent Station who is selling Regular at $4.47 While stations 3 miles away are $3.85. Guess what??? No one goes to that station.

And to keep on topic I had MSN gas prices in my Garmin till Microsoft decided they were'nt making enough money and they dropped their service. Now my GPS with all the fancy bells and whistles is a paperweight.... Hopefully that is not the fate for the new best thing....

gas buddy app

+1 vote for Gas Buddy. Local input with info on when it was last updated for a particular station.

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non-native nutmegger

One of the interesting thing

One of the interesting thing (Though kind-of buried) in my 2011 Escape's Nav package is gas prices... It is usually a day or two behind... Has helped, but has also sent us on Goose Chase, only to find the prices went up, and the Escape's NAV system hadn't updated...

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2x Nuvi 660'sOne with -- Lifetime Maps -- Lifetime Traffic And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that Doesn't support External POI's BOO HOO!

Gas Buddy

When I'm out of my normal routine and need gas, I place another vote for gas buddy. I both use and contribute to the site. A quick check of the mapped gas prices along my route tells me all I need to know. There is almost never need to go off route to find cheaper, but if I'm going to pass a place that's 10 cents cheaper, why not stop there instead of some place else?

I did make the request that GB adds the capability that when I click on the station flag to see all the details that it have the ability to send the location to my GPS like Google Maps or Mapquest. I got a response that they would look into it, but I haven't seen anything like that yet. I just copy and paste the address into Google Maps; Send the result to my 1490T and then re-categorize the entry so I can find it easily in the "Gas Stations" folder in my Favorites.

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

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