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Pestilence
08-18-2008, 12:16 PM
I'm looking for a portable navigation system (Garmin, TomTom). Anyone have any recommendations?

Lzen
08-18-2008, 01:51 PM
Portable? You mean handheld or automotive?

I have a Garmin automotive window mount and have been pretty happy with it. I have seen a lot of praises on Garmins, as well. Do a search and you will find a couple of threads about GPS units.

Pestilence
08-18-2008, 01:55 PM
Sorry....Automotive is what I meant.

Lzen
08-19-2008, 12:00 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=pe_27860_10207310

ChiefsFan4Life
08-19-2008, 12:13 PM
I have a Garmin StreetPilot c550 and it's been great

Archie F. Swin
03-14-2010, 08:33 AM
I'll reboot this since its a year and a half old...and now that I'm interested in navigation

kepp
03-14-2010, 02:26 PM
What cell service do you have? I have a G1 thru tmobile and the Google turn-by-turn navigation works great.
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Al Bundy
09-20-2015, 09:32 PM
Well, I will buy this. I need a navigation system. I have been thinking about this one. Anyone own one of these or have any recommendations?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/garmin-nvi-2689lmt-6-gps-with-built-in-bluetooth-lifetime-map-updates-and-lifetime-traffic-updates-black/8161028.p?id=1219314436515&skuId=8161028

Silock
09-20-2015, 09:47 PM
Do you not have a smartphone? Unless you constantly drive where you don't get cell reception, they're far superior.

Just Passin' By
09-21-2015, 01:54 AM
Well, I will buy this. I need a navigation system. I have been thinking about this one. Anyone own one of these or have any recommendations?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/garmin-nvi-2689lmt-6-gps-with-built-in-bluetooth-lifetime-map-updates-and-lifetime-traffic-updates-black/8161028.p?id=1219314436515&skuId=8161028

I can't speak to your specific model, but I can tell you that I've been using a Garmin for years, and I've never had any kind of issues. For me, it's been much better than using a phone.

loochy
09-21-2015, 04:59 AM
Do you not have a smartphone? Unless you constantly drive where you don't get cell reception, they're far superior.

This. Use google maps. Get a cradle/stand to stick your phone in. Done.

There is no need to spend more money on an inferior piece of equipment.

Silock
09-21-2015, 06:27 AM
I can't speak to your specific model, but I can tell you that I've been using a Garmin for years, and I've never had any kind of issues. For me, it's been much better than using a phone.

How is this possible? Apps like Waze provide information about road conditions that GPS units just can't match, like lane closures, road hazards, speed traps, etc. Traffic info is nice, but you can get much more specific and useful info from apps.

Al Bundy
09-21-2015, 07:12 AM
I have the Waze app and I have an LG G3, but that app isn't worth a darn, at least on my phone for some reason. I have tried to use it 2 times and it sent me the wrong way both times and the screen is terrible.

Just Passin' By
09-21-2015, 09:37 AM
How is this possible? Apps like Waze provide information about road conditions that GPS units just can't match, like lane closures, road hazards, speed traps, etc. Traffic info is nice, but you can get much more specific and useful info from apps.

You've obviously had a different experience but, for me, using the Garmin has been better than using a phone. It's given better directions, and it doesn't give me a dual use problem the way using the phone does.

hometeam
09-22-2015, 12:31 AM
Google maps and something like this~

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0158/3738/files/samsung_note_sat_nav.jpg?3486

Al Bundy
09-22-2015, 08:41 PM
I finally got the Waze app to work correctly.