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Does your GPS slouch on its mount?

There are a lot of out there that are concerned when our units slouch on their mounts and don't sit or stand straight. Well, technology has once again come to the rescue! How many of you will be ordering one of these to alert you when your unit isn't doing it's best?


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Circuit City to liquidate US Stores

If posted before - sorry I didn't find it.


Garmin StreetPilot c580 & Nuvi 760 - Member 32160 - Traveling in Kansas

SiRF in trouble?

Has anybody seen this bit of news?


"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

FM Traffic Receiver versus XM Traffic

I just purchased a new car and am adding in-dash Navi. The problem is I can't decide which to add for traffic, I can use either one. Has anyone here used both types of receivers that can tell me why one is better than the other? I have a SP c550 and I have the FM receiver which I love. I love that I now have a lifetime subscription. Why would XM radio/traffic be better than the FM receiver?

(Avoid Traffic) MSN® Direct Services or Total Traffic Network

I'm trying to decide if I should buy the MSN® Direct Receiver / GDB 50 or just subscribe to Total Traffic Network. Has anyone tried the MSN Direct Service or NAVTEQ Traffic™?? How is it??

Garmin nüvi® 760

Big protest today in Phx Az

Just heard about this on the news what do you all think.

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Leave GPS in car or take inside?

Just wondering what most people do.

Brian Garmin nuvi 255W

Looks to me like the door is about to close

Faced with crushing deficits, depressed tax revenues, and a grim outlook for 2009, states across the country are taking another hard look at taxing interstate sales completed on the web. Once a strict "no tax" zone, those walls are now on the verge of crumbling.

for those interested:

This should be real interesting,in the near future!

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

GPS Sales Down In Holiday Period

Down 24% in dollar sales, but up 5% in unit sales. It shows people were going after the bargains, but not buying as many of the higher end units.


Navteq must have just updated their maps database

Navteq must have just updated their maps database. On Microsoft's Live Maps site they are using the Navteq map database and now for the first time my subdivision and the one next to us are finally included. TeleAtlas maps on Google maps have had them both for months.

I would think that this is the new database that will be available next week when Garmin rolls out the lifetime maps option.

GM Built-in Navigation system - Samsung S6 Edge+ Smartphone with Garmin Viago, Google Maps & HERE Apps

Dash To Use Navteq Traffic

What happened to user generated traffic?


Proposed Banning of Cell Phone Use in Vehicles Regardless of Hands Free

I wonder if this could possibly pass into law considering how attached many of us are to our cell phones. If it does, are GPS units next?

GPS theft on the rise

TomTom Honored with “Best of CES” Awards at CES 2009

The GO 740 LIVE is TomTom’s first connected portable navigation device in the US that provides the industry’s best routing and helps drivers take control of their daily drive via automatic delivery of helpful features including: real-time traffic information, TomTom Fuel Price Service, Local Search powered by Google, TomTom Weather, QuickGPSfix™ and TomTom Buddies.

Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Contributors of the Week 2009-01-05

The first recipient of the 2009 COW awards is JohnC.

Chit Chat Thread for the week of January 12th 2009

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss POI

After Christmas Specials

Anybody here of any good/great after the holiday specials..just wondering. I say a Nuvi 260 wide at Tiger Direct for 189.00 anybody see anything else worth mentioning?


Flip Garmin Street P.330 Garmin 255WT Garmin LM50

dual mp3 song listing on micro SDHC card...

Hi All,

I'm experiencing a problem on my Nuvi 880, with dual song entries, in some of the song lists, on my 8gb micro SDHC card.

When I browse by artist and look through the songs (for that artist) I'm seeing double entries for some of the songs, in the list.

I can't seem to figure out how to correct the "double song entries" in the list.

Sullivan's Law: Murphy was an optimist!

Tom Tom Wins At CES

The C-Net awards have been handed out at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Tom Tom 740 is their #1 choice in the GPS category. Garmin's new 885T gets prominent mention too. Info on those and some new MIO offerings here: http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2009/01/the-best-gps-te.h...

Focus on the Tom Tom 740 Here: http://ces.cnet.com/8301-19167_1-10135590-100.html

Garmin GPS III, GPS V, StreetPilot 2610, Mobile 10, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760

Mother-In-Law's POI file

Ok, my wife tells me that I don't visit my mother-in-law often enough.

I told my wife I entered her mother's address into my GPS once and for some reason, the GPS couldn't find it.

So I'm thinking that it might make a good project for someone on POI FACTORY to start a new POI project, listing all our mother-in-law's addresses.

Garmin i5, 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, iPhone Viago ... all still mapping strong.