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Since Magellan have several different units that have 7 inch screens and now Tom Tom is releasing a model that has a 6 inch screen the question is will Garmin follow and do the same with their next generation ?

Time will tell but the overall trend going from 3.5 arrow 4.3 arrow 5.0 seems to be that bigger is better.

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

want big?

The right app on an iPad can't be beat.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone5 + Navigon*

Kenwood has several 6.5-7" touchscreens that use Garmin software

Kenwood has several in dash units both single and double din sizes that use the same Garmin interface. You can still use the custom POI's and map updates.
They range from about 6.5-7" touchscreens and are very nice size and very convenient because they are always installed and ready to go.

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nüvi® 3790LMT - Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 with Garmin Viago Maps - GM Built-in Navigation system

More Distractions

The trend towards larger units is nice as long as they remain easy to use. Eventually, they may need a motion detector so that they can't be modified while moving. Limiting driver's distraction seems to be the way to go.

We recently had a fatal crash where the driver of one vehicle was using a laptop. While certainly not the same as an iPad, the greater the distraction, the greater the risk.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2012/05/...

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Nuvi 2597 / Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650 "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."

Forget 5-7 inches, the

Forget 5-7 inches, the In-dash IPAD with the right app is the way to go.

http://www.amazon.com/iPad-Holder-Chevy-trucks-works/dp/B004...

Yea, waiting for someone to

Yea, waiting for someone to come up with a mounting solution so I can buy a 7" tablet and plug it into my lighter socket. I can sync to my phone for data, but need one that uses a standard plug rather than a 120V transformer-don't want an inverter. The few I've seen all use a proprietary plug.

just ordered Bad Elf

I have the dual XGPS-150 unit installed in car for use with iPad but wanted something a bit smaller to use with the IPad when out of the car, so I bought the Bad Elf unit !

Had a gift certificate for my birthday for Amazon so used that to pay for it !

Will be interesting to see how well it works with all the iPad apps.

It's not Toys for Tots anymore - it's Toys for Ole Pharts !

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MrKenFL- "Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery." NUVI 260, Nuvi 1490LMT & Nuvi 2595LMT all with 2014.4 maps !

GPS detects motion.

wegasque wrote:

The trend towards larger units is nice as long as they remain easy to use. Eventually, they may need a motion detector so that they can't be modified while moving. Limiting driver's distraction seems to be the way to go.

We recently had a fatal crash where the driver of one vehicle was using a laptop. While certainly not the same as an iPad, the greater the distraction, the greater the risk.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2012/05/...

GPS detects motion, but why can't a passenger modify the GPS while moving?

It all comes down to "You can't fix stupid."

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Zumo 550 & Zumo 665 My alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

StreetPilot 7200

Still waiting for them to come out with a replacement for the 7200, I don't even care about screen size anymore!

Isn't

dave817 wrote:

It all comes down to "You can't fix stupid."

Isn't that what vehicle makers have done with their in dash NAV systems? Don't have any personal experience but if these things are locked for the driver while the vehicle is in motion, I can only assume they are locked for the passenger as well,

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Only Time will tell.

Only time will tell, as they are usually a bit behind.

canuk wrote:

Since Magellan have several different units that have 7 inch screens and now Tom Tom is releasing a model that has a 6 inch screen the question is will Garmin follow and do the same with their next generation ?

Time will tell but the overall trend going from 3.5 arrow 4.3 arrow 5.0 seems to be that bigger is better.

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Legs

You're Right..

dave817 wrote:

GPS detects motion, but why can't a passenger modify the GPS while moving?

It all comes down to "You can't fix stupid."

Good post. smile I was going to say the same thing.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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

Glad I didn't

t923347 wrote:
dave817 wrote:

It all comes down to "You can't fix stupid."

Isn't that what vehicle makers have done with their in dash NAV systems? Don't have any personal experience but if these things are locked for the driver while the vehicle is in motion, I can only assume they are locked for the passenger as well,

We just bought a 2012 Sonata and I was thinking about getting the in-dash GPS. Until I found out it was part of a $3000 option package. I didn't want the other crap that was in the package so I didn't get it. Glad now I didn't.

Augmented Reality

If I ever decide to get an in-dash GPS, it will be one like this:

http://dvice.com/archives/2012/05/pioneer-unveils.php

It is just got released in Japan. Let's see if it makes it across the pond.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

Does Size Really Matter???

The Montana is pretty nice, bigger screen.

And then the iPad is is really big screen, and it makes for a pretty good GPS with the app of your choice.

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GPSMAP64s, Montana 600, GPSMAP60CSx (retired), fenix, Bad Elf, iPhone 6, iPad2, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS, MacBookPro, all sorts of maps.

It's Used On Airplanes..

jfossy wrote:

If I ever decide to get an in-dash GPS, it will be one like this:

http://dvice.com/archives/2012/05/pioneer-unveils.php

It is just got released in Japan. Let's see if it makes it across the pond.

A number of airplanes have been using this for years.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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

I need a GPS unit that I

I need a GPS unit that I could look up for address/poi from my smart phone (iphone/android) and transfer to a mounted/in-dash gps for guidance.

Pionner

jfossy wrote:

If I ever decide to get an in-dash GPS, it will be one like this:

http://dvice.com/archives/2012/05/pioneer-unveils.php

It is just got released in Japan. Let's see if it makes it across the pond.

The whole system cost $6000 green U.S money. Would you go for it?

no

no

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Montana 650,62S,1450,Etrex Venture Hc

AR

stevennguyen wrote:

The whole system cost $6000 green U.S money. Would you go for it?

Right now, no, but if I was willing to spend $3000 for an in-dash option, I would rather spend the $6000 for the augmented reality version. Besides, in time they will come down in price.

Maybe that should be the next Garmin feature to ask for.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

Ford has a better idea

I have a 2011 Ford Edge with nav and recently received a major update to the MySync and the navigation system. My wife & I were traveling I4 in Florida and decided to find a FiveGuys for a bite to eat. Used voice command to find one along the route and added it as a waypoint. Last step in the entry was to confirm the waypoint on the touch-screen. I couldn't believe I had to take my eyes off the road at 70+ MPH coming into Orlando traffic to touch the screen to confirm the new waypoint.

portability

canuk wrote:

Since Magellan have several different units that have 7 inch screens and now Tom Tom is releasing a model that has a 6 inch screen the question is will Garmin follow and do the same with their next generation ?

Time will tell but the overall trend going from 3.5 arrow 4.3 arrow 5.0 seems to be that bigger is better.

I wouldn't want one too big. Then portability becomes an issue.

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stevennguyen wrote:

I need a GPS unit that I could look up for address/poi from my smart phone (iphone/android) and transfer to a mounted/in-dash gps for guidance.

It's here grin

Smartphone Link (2475, 2495, 2595, 3490, 3590)
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=111441

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Nüvi 2595LMT, nüvi 760, TomTom START 45M, Galaxy Nexus

New Garmin Lineup

I'd be super happy if all they did was take a Nuvi unit and put all the feature back onto it that they have reamoved over the years.

Now THAT, would be one great GPS Units.

I agree

gadget_man wrote:

Forget 5-7 inches, the In-dash IPAD with the right app is the way to go.

http://www.amazon.com/iPad-Holder-Chevy-trucks-works/dp/B004...

This is way cool. For some of us that are getting old and can't see as well, the iPad solution looks great. I'm going to get one.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

Smartphone Link

WAASup wrote:
stevennguyen wrote:

I need a GPS unit that I could look up for address/poi from my smart phone (iphone/android) and transfer to a mounted/in-dash gps for guidance.

It's here grin

Smartphone Link (2475, 2495, 2595, 3490, 3590)
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=111441

No support for iPhone? :-C

iPad and iPhone

I agree. We use the iPad more than the Garmin.

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Alan-Garmin c340

HUD

stevennguyen wrote:
jfossy wrote:

If I ever decide to get an in-dash GPS, it will be one like this:

http://dvice.com/archives/2012/05/pioneer-unveils.php

It is just got released in Japan. Let's see if it makes it across the pond.

The whole system cost $6000 green U.S money. Would you go for it?

I've always liked the thought of heads up displays (HUD). I think GM had them on a few cars over the years but they never really caught on with the public. It would be interesting to see if they outrageously priced it as part of a package. It's only a matter of time before they'll be projecting movies on the windshield for all to enjoy while the Google car drives itself.

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Nuvi 2597 / Nuvi 2595 / Nuvi 680 / Nuvi 650 "Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."

IPad app

What app do you use? Does it use data or can I use on my wifi only while driving?

I don't need...

a bigger one...I'm happy with the size of the Nuvi's I have. In retirement, I don't need to find more things to spend money on.

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

Agree

"Heads Up Display" or HUD is the wave of the future for GPS's, with turns displayed in the windshield.

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Garmin i5, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago

Not sure where we are headed

I drove a M5 with heads up display at a 2 day M school in 2010. I would probably get used to it but I found it annoying. When I look at the windshield I don't want to see the gauges. If you are looking at the gauges you aren't looking where you are going. Doesn't matter what your eyes are pointed towards, you also have to be paying attention.

I think the really interesting devices are the car sterios that couple to a smart phone. I think it's Sony which has a docking station within the head unit. The idea is you dock your phone in the head unit and it gets charged + you have access to the music stored on it + it works as your bluetooth. I don't think Sony's does GPS but others do that too. It makes sense to me to try to decrease the number of times we do the same thing on slightly different devices. I think my son's Razor is too big, I wouldn't want anything even that big as a phone. But it's a bit small to use as a GPS display. But the GPS function works well. If you could get it's memory and computing capability to display differently it would be a good setup.

I also don't like systems that require a cell plan for your car (like On-Star). Why? I have a phone on me when I am in the car. Why can't the car just use the one I already have?

Jim

What about a 7" gps with

What about a 7" gps with build-in media player, line-out and a flip-up dash mount that hides the gps when parked? Garmin, are you reading this? Go partnar up with Android or Blackberry.

Voice Is Better

Large screens are nice, but I am mostly listening to my Garmin, not staring at the screen while driving.

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