hey this might be a stupid question but I'll ask anyways .. I currently have a Radar detector in my car, I will hopefully be purchasing a GPS unit for my car soon, will these 2 interfere with each other? Thanks
No they do not interfere with each other, I run both at the same time all the time and have no issues.
Shoot, the Escort 9500i has a GPS reciever built right into the radar detector.
cool thanks good to know
No problem GPS and Speed Countermeasures are my two hobbies! Love them both!!!! What RD do you have?
I have a beltronics vector 985. have had it for about 2 years, works good, goes off a lot when near thoses damn super market doors, but other then that i like it....... I want to couple my radar with a Nuvi 360 and thats why I asked....
Well, it may be aggrevating that the RD goes off, but that is a good thing, at least you know that it is picking up K band, rather it be too noisy then too quiet.
... to the vendors to have them both (even a laser detector as well) in at least one of their models if not in all
I have a 2730 and a 7500 and use a Valentine V1 radar detector on long trips.
I have never noticed any sort of change in the way either of them function while being operated simultaniously.
Rather keep them separate, if one goes down, you are out of both. Besides, I have often seen products that try to do more then one thing and don't do either extremely well.
My Garmin was purchased in a sale and it came from a rental car agency. With this it is always in safe mode and there is no place to turn it off. It also does not have garmin lock on it either. Can anyone help as this is annoying when trying to find a place while moving. Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
They are both receivers, not transmitters. Shouldn't be a problem.
I want to ger the radar but was afraid that it was going to mess with my c580
Yes, but the RD and GPSr's transmits signals of their own. On a RD, the Local oscillator produces a signal between 11.558 GHz and 11.4-11.6 GHz (depending on the RD). I don't know what the frequency of the GPSr's local oscillator is. That is why Radar Detector Detectors (such as the Sprectre IV) can pick up RDs.
GPS transmits on a 1227.6 MHz and 1575.42 MHz frequency, therefore, it should not interfer with the RD and vise versa.
...Besides, I have often seen products that try to do more then one thing and don't do either extremely well.
I'd like Garmin continue their focus on further enhancing their GPS-specific functionalities instead of adding half-baked features like their MP3 player. Nobody can outclass iPod when it comes to MP3 player. Have you seen the album flipping feature in iPhone or their new iPod Touch?
And it's the same philosophy Apple took on their iPhone. They were smart not trying to add GPSr capability because it would have been nowhere close to Garmin, Magellan or TomTom.
How do you power two units? with one of those dual outlet deals that plugs into the former cigarette lighter?
In my car, I have the RD hardwired in. The nuvi, I use battery (but if I had to, I could use the cigarette lighter).
In rentals, I use dual outlet plugs (actually, there are four of them).
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