MSN direct is one of the best traffic report
I have a nuvi 680 its came with the MSN traffic reciver
the best thing of MSN direct is that you have the option to pay $49.dollars subcription for one year or
you can make one payment for $129:dollars for life
I so happy with MSN direct I have never recived traffic
information rong sofar
But traffic service isn't for everybody. For me, a traffic subscription would be a waste of money. Closest place coverage is available is about 2 hours away.
It is a nice feature to have if you can afford the extra cost.
It's about no service. Zip. Zilch. Nada for coverage.... but the worst traffic these days is getting stuck behind a tractor going between fields for me, and it's no big deal...
What other services have you used to compare the MSN service with??
I've only used FM TMC Traffic service, it works for me in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.
But I've not used MSN or XM to compare it with.
Can be found here on GpsPasSion's Nuvi forum.
msn direct give you not only traffict information
it also give you gas prices for each gas station
close to you also give you weather report for any city you want it give you movies time names on which
theater are showing the movies I had tm traffic reciver before but MSN reciver is much better
I do get MSN Direct here in the TN Tri-cities area. But there is no traffic information (very little need for it as there is not much traffic compaired to Chicago). But it does provide Gas, Weather and Movie information... but one thing I have notice recently is that the gas station listing locations are off by about 1/2 mile.
MSN direct has gotten better with the latest updates but it is far from a BEST category. Right now I would not put any traffic service in the BEST category. I started the thread over at GPS passion and in it is a review I did. But last night, drove into town and did not get traffic information until it was too late to use it. The response time is just too slow. It gotten better than it was and I'm hopeful that one day it will get good enough to be useful than just beyond a crude indication of possible traffic. Right now I still depend upon experience!
When I had my c580, it worked fine when I got it. Then the service went down hill. I would have signal at home, then start driving and it would lose signal. I would not pickup the signal again until I was almost to work in downtown Baltimore. When I traveled to areas that had coverage, such as DC, it would never pickup. When it worked, I liked the features and its accuracy. I switched to the Zumo 550 with XM. The service works fine, but they rely on highway sensors to give traffic congestion, so if the area does not have them, you can be stuck in traffic. It gives good coverage for accidents, etc. So far I like the service, but I always listen to the radio for traffic, regardless of what unit I had at the time.
I just ordered the c580, how did you like it. Costco is selling it on line for $349.00.
My first and only GPS is a nuvi 680. I got it over say the 660 because I've used traffic.com which is the MSN feed, I believe.
I like having a traffic feed, but I'm not sure how useful it is. Basically, the route I take into work or from home always has some traffic. It's not enough to justify a detour. It's good to know, but it's not really as useful as I've hoped.
Has anyone used the Traffic Receiver in New York City of around the boroughs? I'm very curious about its accuracy.
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