Got a new c330 my wife thought it was just one more useless techie toy. We used it on 2 small family trips and she used it on her own the first time yesterday and she is sooo sold. In her words how did we live without this thing. My boys new line "what does Ms Garmin have to say"
My wife was the same way.Why do you need that?After we started using it and I no longer ask her where we are on the hand held map she now looks forward to hear Jill tell me what turn to make.
I think my wife just does'nt like techie stuff.. untill she sees how well it can work for you. It made for a much nicer trip with the family me not asking her to wake up and look at the map cause I'm too bull headed to wear my reading glasses all the time.
We have used ours a lot.The last trip we took was to ST Augustine FL and the Kennedy Space Center.No problems at all getting to the attractions we wanted to see.That being our first time there and not having to stop some one for directions was great.We have travelled all over the US by car and until last Sept never owned a GPS.Heading back cross country in June so it will get a good work out.
couldn't agree more. In fact the thing is a marriage saver!!!!
A year ago when I demonstrated my GPS for a friend the first words out of his mouth were, "this is a marraige saver". He bought one a few days later.
she has put up with me using a GPS for many, many years. She sometimes thinks it is OK and might even say it is helpful, but would never use one herself.
But it was hopeless asking her to use a map
That was the main reason when Columbus sailed for the new world there were no women aboard.
That was the main reason when Columbus sailed for the new world there were no women aboard.
That must be why he got lost?
I had my wife convinced....then we went to Belgium and used her Dad's tom tom for a week and had nothing but trouble.....she won;t have one now
But she is on a business trip to Dallas this week, and I talked her into getting a rental with GPS, so we shall see what she says tonight. Like most of you, she just thinks it's just another costly but mostly useless toy. I wish she had been along when I drove my parents from Colorado to Florida last week.... my Nüvi was fabulous!
My wife didn't want one either until we found one on sale for me to use for work. Before we made it home we went back and bought a second one for her.
As you can see by my signature I have 2 Garmins, actually one, my wife has the 340. I had the 340 until we went on a trip to the San Diego area and used the 340 there and back home. After we got home I removed the 340 from the dash to put in the glove compartment. My wife took the 340 out of the glove compartment amd put it in her purse, she said this one is mine, buy yourself another one. I think she was impressed with GPS. I had to go out and buy myself the 550. By the way, she uses her 340 all the time.
Two thinks in this world my wife will not give up, Her GPS and Tivo
So you're not on that list?
Actually I'm probably not on my wife's list either.
Not the one in Illinois
My parents used to be the same way, they thought I just spent money on the GPS for nothing. Once I showed them how it worked, now almost my whole family wants to buy one!
They say that GPS units were the number 1 gift this year and I believe it! I saw so many people picking them up this year and every Wal-Mart in my area was sold out up until the last few weeks.
I think the lower price point drew in a lot of folks that were on the fence.
They say that GPS units were the number 1 gift this year and I believe it!
Well, us guys had to have something electronic and all the WII, XBox, PS3 and PSP's were sold out already.
My wife loves our GPS too. Cept' she thinks Jill is a little too calous when "Re-Calculating".
My wife just laughs at the way some of the streets are pronounced and she just loves to watch the cars on the nuvi when I make sharp turns, can you say SIDEWAYS! (LOL)Oh and I downloaded GARMIN MAN from the website and it's pretty cool, the plane has a shadow under it which makes it appear like it's really flying. Now if only they'd put a button on the Nuvi to ignite the afterburners.(LOL)
My wife some day she like it and other time she does not.... she is not a gadget type...
I have a Honda with a Navi system in it, and a Nuvi 750 that I keep in a Wal-Mart bag on the back seat floor (when I travel). Wife hates the Nuvi on the dash, but I always keep it handy - not trusting the Navi system. Wife never wanted any navigation assistance. The other day, however, we were looking for a place in Atlanta (which the Navi didn't have as a POI), so I told her to put in the intersection we knew was very close. The Navi took us to the intersection without a hitch, and we arrived at the destination on time. Now I just wish she'd let me keep the Nuvi on the dash! I guess I should learn to live with the Navi (it does use NAVTEQ maps), but it always seems to take me the LONG way around, regardless of its settings.
My wife wasn't too sure that we should spend the money on the GPSr. We got it on Black Friday. Now it's more hers than mine. I guess it's time for a second one. Cause I'm the one who wanted it, but now she's the one that uses it.
Definitely can't live without it.
That happened to me... I bought one for myself and wife wanted to use it and she kept it.
My wife says that this is the best tech toy I've ever purchased; it has saved us from many arguments and anxieties when we've travelled abroad. No more having to squint to try to read the "mice type" on paper maps to find our way at night.
My wife used to drag out all the maps on our trips. Now if I take any maps, she says I've got the GPS, we don't need the maps.
She had to go to a friend's house that had no street lights and just plain dark. The C530 got her to the house and most important out of the town where she know nothing about the area.
Had to get the 750 for myself then, ha,ha.
I have a similar story. Over a year ago we flew from Minnesota to Florida for a weeks vacation. I had owned my Garmin StreetPilot 2730 for several months prior to our trip and really didn't say much to my wife about it during the flight. When we got to the rental car I plugged it in and it navigated us directly to the rental home we were staying in. During that drive my wife announced to me that we would NOT be traveling again without a GPS!
All of you are right I am all over the south west and I wish my wife could come with me but in the limo that I drive there is no passenger seat in the front and my 56 passenger BMW bus is always field up. So I just take my c330 with me so that I do not get lost and I can fake my wife is with me always nagging turn left in one mile, turn left in 300 feet, turn left, turn left. Geee just like my wife.. He He love you honey just kidding.
With three kids still at home, when we drop the kids off to their friends house we take the GPS and save the location. Because a couple months later they will call and want to be picked up from there. Great time saver and it stops a lot of frustration trying to understand directions from the kids.
when we drop the kids off to their friends house we take the GPS and save the location. Because a couple months later they will call and want to be picked up from there.
I think that dropping the kids off at their friends for a couple months might be considered taking advantage of the friends' parents.
I think someone is pulling someone elses leg about the 2 months later. No a bad ideal with some of the kids I have seen latly I pinched my three kids head of a the age of 2 and gave it back when they reach 25.
Same story here. Wife not convinced we needed a GPS. Got a good deal on a Nuvi 200W and bought the mounting hardware for the motorcycle. Took a roadtrip from Ohio to Missouri to see the folks and when we got there, the Nuvi was all she could talk about. She now thinks she might have to get one of her own cause I told her she ain't getting mine...LOL! Enjoy it, it's only a tool and not always right but it will help you more often than not.
shocked that I would even think of letting her use my 360. I gave her a crash course on the thing, which she picked up on much faster than I...darnit! She returned from her meeting, strangely enough, with the same statement as did your wife!
My wife doesn't have the patience to learn new tech. The first time she used our GPS was to drive into DC. She knew how to get where she wanted by landmarks but the GPS took a different route and ended up going an opposite direction. She finally went the way she knew and got there so she wasn't sold on it at that point.
It has found things for us while travelling since then so she may warm up to it yet.
My wife never really paid much attention to GPS advantages until I sent her off with it when she had to go to jury duty 30 miles from home. She followed Jack's output and got there with no trouble at all. She had nothing but praise for Mr. Garmin when she got home. Although not an electronic expert she was able to use it without much trouble.
My wife just shakes her head each time I pull out the Nuvi when we take a trip.
She also laughs at how the Nuvi pronounces street names, and my "Red Light" alert sound.
It was very nice and she liked it during most of our winery trip, but the occasional winery coordinates and the actual winery not in the same place made her frown on it, and me....
My wife loves "our" GPS; however, she gets mad at Jill (our GPS) once in awhile. She likes to talk and whenever Jill speaks when she wants to - its Katie bar the door. She gets mad at Jill. Turn her down!!!! But she does love the unit. Saves us from getting lost on a regular basis. Furthermore, Jill helps us find places. We have not lived in the area too long.
For years, my wife has acted as the navigator as I drive during our trips. During one of our trips in Washington, D.C., I asked her where I should go while I was in a traffic circle. Her reply of "I have no clue" did not inspire much confidence. While Nuvi does funny stuff sometimes, like send me off the freeway and then immediately back on, it usually knows to give me a direction. Still, I can't entirely "throw the wife under the bus," as we have driven to quite a few places successfully. Now we just have another resource.
Going on an Alaska cruise later this month. Will see what Nuvi can show me.
For work, I can be asked to travel by myself and Nuvi is right there for me!
My wife loves the gps when it guides us safely to a destination, but if I'm just using it as a toy she doesn't think much of it. Then I told her about pois and happen to mention Starbucks poi, all of a sudden she became real interested, she may have to have her own. I don't think she's addicted to caffeine... but then again
Anyone know where I can get a file that includes a Hollywood's Star Tour with audio? I found the locations of their homes but I want something that does an audio too.
My wife has always insisted on printing directions off the internet (how archaic,) even for trips we routinely take. I figured I'd escape the frustration of the inaccurate internet directions when I bought her the 750 (which she likes.) But now I get the "which way should we go...." And "...but the directions say..." since we'll use the Garmin but she still insists on printing directions. I guess there really is no winning sometimes!
Have used my Garmin for finding locations while at work. (Work in a city some 50 miles from my home town once a week.) Saves a lot of phone calls and stopping at gas stations to find out just where Im-not-really-lost Ave is! Plus it's nice to be able to tell the customers that I'm about X minutes away.
Last vacation was "I think we need to turn right THERE!" At 45 mph with a line of cars behind you... Not a good idea. Sure we put at least 20-30 extra miles in on that trip. Planing a trip late summer and already looking forward to not having to find some place to make a u-turn!
since we'll use the Garmin but she still insists on printing directions. I guess there really is no winning sometimes!
It's always good to have a backup, especially on a long road trip. Sometimes people just trusted the GPSr too much and think it's infallible. We all have heard or read about all those GPSr mishaps.
are REAL maps.
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