I continue to read reports that Apple will release an iPad Mini http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57414553-37/new-ipad-mini-... If it happens and if the price were reasonable, would you consider buying that and adding Garmin StreetPilot Onboard https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=389&pID=98479 in lieu of a regular, traditional GPS?
I'm really satisfied with my Garmin, I couldn't imagine relying on anything else especially with the traffic re-route and fast sat lock.
I would gladly use a garmin with on an iPad mini. The new mapping on the IOS6 is the pits. It's right about 75% of the time. It's only benefit is the traffic on IOS6 seems to be allot better than on the Garmin. Although my beef with garmin is getting to be the time on their mapping. I find on avereage they are understimating the arrival times by 15%.
Not me. As of now, I still don't see any alternative to my gps that is a feature full or better then my gpsr.
Not a chance I would use and iPad For a GPS while driving. To distracting and too bulky.
Garmin is one of, if not the best GPS because it is reliable and one source that is dependable. Apple or any other tablet or mini computer can't compare.
You Tell 'Em Grandpa!, now that we have that clear and our granpa has spoken we can move on.
Does anyone know where I can find operating instructions for the Navigon USA app for iPad!
I've looked and looked today but nothing for the app !
it must be your area but every time I use IOS maps it takes me to the correct spot.
Garmin's latest update to its iPhone app has messed up everything. Maps need wifi or cellular connection to start up; before a rerelease of the update, the maps onboard were just of highways and an outcry made them fix that - it will not even route you because it claims there are no roads where you are currently driving. If the current StreetPilot on iOS is Garmin's future, Garmin has no future. It is difficult to make out how they became so insensitive. I paid for the app because it had maps on the phone. They broke that into chunks and now you can't even start the app without a connection. If that is on the iPad, it is worth nothing but wasted money. And, by the way, it's such a slooow start that you can boil you some coffee before the maps even show up. It's awful. Even if it was a free app, there should not be so much pain using an app as in this case. It's a guessing game when they will bring that silliness (sorry, upgrade) into their GPS receivers. And they would have sealed their fate then.
Works very well on my wifi only iPad with a BadElf.
Dont know if the new ones are better or not, but I still love my Garmin 765t. I like ipPad, but not for GPS. When I travel, I like to have my iPad free to do other stuff. Not while driving of course. My wife likes to mess with it while my Gayman navigates.
Actually, I often use the built in nav system on my iPhone 4s, but only when someone else is driving.
My Garmin is the only choice when I am alone in the car. It's simple, and requires on attention other than following directions. The phone just too often decides to do something else when I need it to be navigating.
By having it on the iPad, you have to be on-line for the maps to redraw.
If the maps were available off line - well - I'll cross that bridge when I came to it, if the map redraws the bridge.
If you get the right app... maps are loaded/stored on the device, or in your words "off line". Navigon is but one of those. And is every bit as functional in my use as is my Nuvi 765t.
One day, this meme of "you have to be on-line for the maps to redraw" will DIE.
One day, this meme of "you have to be on-line for the maps to redraw" will DIE. [/quote]
Garmin's recent update to its iPhone app requires you to be online before the app opens. It never was the case before the last update. If that is Garmin's new take on its apps, which now includes Navigon, that death is sure slow in coming.
No i still like the no cost and better of a device use of my Garmin.
I don't want interruptions that aren't relevant to what the device is supposed to do!
On my lunchtime walk today, listening to music on my iPhone, when I'm interrupted by a reminder to pick up my shirts from the cleaners (did that at the start of my walk), and then a phone call from someone who wrote down the wrong number.
With my Nuvi, the only interruptions I get are when I'm sitting in traffic, inching ahead, and a voice tells me "traffic ahead." Oh really?
So why don't you take full advantage of your smartphone's capabilities??
If you're listening to music and don't want to be interrupted then put the phone in airplane mode. No annoying calls or texts.
If you're using the phone's gps while driving then forward all calls to voicemail.
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