I am planning my 1st trip with a GPS receiver. I will be traveling from Tucson to Los Angeles. The routing instructions from my Magellan 3225 direct me to take I-8 through San Diego and then up to LA. All online maps that I have checked (Google, Yahoo, Mapquest) direct me to go up to Phoenix and then W on I-10. The I-10 directions are about 20 miles shorter.
I have been researching GPS units for use on my bicycle and, being a Garmin Nuvi 650 owner, I looked at Garmin units first.
Scanning the reviews online I see lots of negative reviews on these fairly expensive units. Reviews like this:
In that 2 years it has been back to the mfg 7 times, each time something doesn't work again.
It looks fairly certain that Dell will have a Mini 5 slate computer sometime later this year. Would you consider getting a slate computer with a mobile mount and using Garmin Mobile PC or XT instead of a dedicated GPS? It does seem as if the lines of demarcation continue to get blurred between what is a cell phone, GPS, MP3, or computer.
After loading the new maps I defragged the Gps 465t and found it loaded with a huge amount of fragmented files.Is there a way to correct this? I reloaded them once Seems to work ok so far though
Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew how to somehow get the voices tom tom makes for their gps units onto a garmin. Any programs that can open tom tom voice file and split it up so I can maybe even create my own garmin voice with those sound files? Or even a converter of any kind? Thanks
I just found a Garmin Street Pilot 2620 reel cheap. It look’s band new but the screen keeps freezing. I have done a hard reset and went though all the diagnostic screens. It showed it was the CF card. How hard is to change the CF card ,is that the same as a SD card?
I live so close to Red Light cameras in my town that I couldn't afford to wait the three weeks. So I paid for a one month sub. But I haven't gotten any email confirmation yet, nor did the Paypal page change or give instructions after I clicked "Pay" ...
I'll check for emails in an hour or so. Usually these things fly right into the in box though?
Help please, webmaster?
Come and get 'em!
Sorry if this was already posted. I did a search and didn't see anything.
Nokia launched free satellite navigation on its cellphones on Thursday to boost handset sales and prices, a fresh blow for satnav makers whose $25 billion market has already been hit by Google.
I am a new user and you guys and girls are talking way over my head. I have a Nuvi 350 which as far as I am concerned is not good for much except getting me home but it is probably because I have not updated the data and I had no idea I could put any of my information into it.
i was just wandering if anyone had thought about a poi directory for World of Outlaw race tracks . i just thought it would be a nice addition to the poi"s.since this are tracks located out of the main stream of things
POIFactory Registration is Free.
Even RedLight Camera & Speed Cameras File could be FREE if you contribute here from time by time.
I found a site asking me to pay for registration fee. I disagree to pay for it.(Just to post in the forum to get answer?)
Why?.... When you share knowledge, you won't lose anything from you.
Looks like you can set your GPS within either corner of the dash board. So here's my question, if the GPS is not "upon" the windshield, can you place it anywhere on the dash without violating the below law? In other words, if your dash mounted GPS is one inch away from the windshield in the middle of the dash board, are you good to go for door-to-door navigation?
And we wonder why people are always looking at their cell phones/BlackBerries/Smartphones while driving.
State laws make texting while driving illegal, yet state agencies still sends traffic alert texts
Hi folks, newbie here. Please be easy on me. I'm a highly computer literate fellow, but I'm new to GPS. Having a lot of fun with my Garmin Nuvi 1300 so far. Drove home in a very VERY thick fog last night, and just having it on to "maps" was very helpful. I couldn't see more than 50-100 feet in front of me. Couldn't even see the exits.
This week we are recognizing the dynamic duo of Schumans and KMO.
Schumans, You created a program called POISync to help users download the files that are their favorites.
I can tell that the community really likes this new tool.
This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.
This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.
MaryAnn Melby AKA Miss POI
Although many GPS units come loaded with millions of Points of Interest (POI, my Garmin 765T did not produce any results using "24 hour" or "twenty four" for a pharmacy that was open 24 hours a day.
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