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Old 05-17-2010, 12:45 AM
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Gps is too short to search so I'm bringing the question here. I have seen many gps systems at decent prices. I however know nothing about them. Im wanting to get one not to rely on 100% but I think it would be nice to have. Does anyone have any recomendations on which one is a good one to get or are they all pretty much the same? I'm not looking for the best of the best but somethine that maybe can record routes and log them into a computer could be cool. Thanks

btw this is not a wtb thread. I'm just lookin for some insight
 
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:02 AM
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I got a nice Garman with a suction cup with a clamp on it so it will mount right on my gas tank and theres no WAY it would fall off it cost me 150 bucks on black friday I think it was a 250 dollar unit? but IMO they make way better units then Tomtom my mother has one and it's horrible sorry dont know the unit models # without getting out of my chair and ...

yeahhh.. thats not happening
 
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:08 AM
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No man u don't need model numbers lol. I've just heard stories but didnt remeber brand names. So I'm guessing garmans a safe bet?
 
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:19 AM
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Ok. first off. It's GarmIn. With an 'i'.

Second, they make the best. I mean, others like magellan, and tomtom, have their benefits, but as far as looks, build quality, actual navigation capabilities, and overall layout and user friendliness, Garmin dominates. Plus, they're all the same price anyways.
 
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Depending on what features you want will depend on what model you get. Garmin is getting pretty rediculous on how many models they have only the slightest differences between them. I would suggest going to their website and comparing different model numbers closely as to what features each has or is lacking. Don't want to throw down some coin and figure out after you start tinkering with it that it doesn't do what you want.
 
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Lol shows how much I know. Didn't even spell it right. I don't really need tons of features. Just the main map part. I'll prolly be looking at their 100 dollar one. Or should I try to spend a lil more?
 
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:51 AM
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you guys obv. know nothing about gps... van here u go dude this is the best economical one out there nothing else even comes close...

http://www.amazon.com/NorthStar-Nort.../dp/B001NNCGI2
 
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Originally Posted by zmds18 View Post
you guys obv. know nothing about gps... van here u go dude this is the best economical one out there nothing else even comes close...

http://www.amazon.com/NorthStar-Nort.../dp/B001NNCGI2
Lol! I'd love to see someone rolling around with a 15'' GPS stuck to their tank.
 
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that would be pretty funny, does anyone have experience with the garmin nuvi 205? i like the price and it seems like the features are good enough for what im wanting, i just cant find much info about how it updates its maps.
if anyone has one or knows about them and might lmk what they think....
if not ill just go get one and quit asking questions and hope it works lol
thanks for the help so far
 
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:07 PM
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Garmin is definitely the way to go when it comes to gps's. But I would make sure you get a "W" model for whichever garmin you choose. It's the same gps but the screen is alittle wider so its easier to see/read.

The maps are updated by your wallet. Every year there is a new map and you have to buy it. If you buy one later in the year you will get the current years map and not have to buy one until next year. Although its not always necessary to buy the new maps. I only do it every 3-4 years. $100 every year to update 1 side road in your area isnt worth it to me.
 

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