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Old 08-23-2011, 02:37 AM   #1
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Question Is it can be used in my Jeep?

I wanna buy a GPS navigation for my JEEP Wrangler 4*4, it's double din, so i wanna know whether this kind of two din GPS navigation can be used in my jeep? If the navigation fit my dashboard, then it can be used in my jeep? I'm not very good at fixing car, so pls help me. Thanks very much!
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:28 AM   #2
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I don't know about that one. You are buying from a place in China.
Most of my dealings with China businesses have been knowing up front there will be little to no customer support, and if the product fails it will cost a bunch to ship it back.

If you want GPS, buy a GPS unit, not some bling system with all that.
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Any GPS, regarding of price, will find your position accurately (in terms of longitude / latitude / elevation). The difference is in the maps / database, and to a lesser degree, sensitivity and user interface (ease of use).

The GPS is only as good as the maps (plus other relevant information) in its memory. Knowing you longitude / latitude is hardly useful if you cannot correlate it with a position on a map, nearby roads, etc. I would be very wary of buying a GPS from a company that is not known for having a reliable, accurate and up-to-date maps database.

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I like my Garmin,
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:14 AM   #5
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Got this on order for my iPad

Could not believe when I first saw it.
Mounts to the front seat bolt.

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Old 08-24-2011, 02:09 AM   #6
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Any GPS, regarding of price, will find your position accurately (in terms of longitude / latitude / elevation). The difference is in the maps / database, and to a lesser degree, sensitivity and user interface (ease of use).

The GPS is only as good as the maps (plus other relevant information) in its memory. Knowing you longitude / latitude is hardly useful if you cannot correlate it with a position on a map, nearby roads, etc. I would be very wary of buying a GPS from a company that is not known for having a reliable, accurate and up-to-date maps database.

You get what you pay for.
WOW! Very professional! Thanks! O(^-^)O
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WOW! Very professional! Thanks! O(^-^)O
You're welcome.

Personally, I have experience with Garmin and TomTom. I like TomTom's user interface better. I find TomTom's menus easier to navigate to get to the function I want. I also like the graphics better. But some people prefer Garmin - it's a matter of personal choice. Never used a Magellan, but they are also a reputable brand.

Go to a local shop that has a wide selection of car GPS's and give them a try. BestBuy has many and they are functional units instead of mock-up dummies (like in Walmart). Get the GPS that you find most comfortable with and easy to use. As with any electronic device, it doesn't matter how many nice features it has if using them is exceedingly complicated.

Some of them offer "lifetime maps" meaning that you can update maps for free as long as the device is supported. Personally I don't think it's worth buying. The reason is that new units are sold with up-to-date map (you may need to update them before first use from your home computer with high-speed internet connection), and maps don't change that frequently. In any case, the GPS you buy will become obsolete in 3 years or so, so the "lifetime maps" is really good for only 3, maybe 5 years.
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You're welcome.

Personally, I have experience with Garmin and TomTom. I like TomTom's user interface better. I find TomTom's menus easier to navigate to get to the function I want. I also like the graphics better. But some people prefer Garmin - it's a matter of personal choice. Never used a Magellan, but they are also a reputable brand.

Go to a local shop that has a wide selection of car GPS's and give them a try. BestBuy has many and they are functional units instead of mock-up dummies (like in Walmart). Get the GPS that you find most comfortable with and easy to use. As with any electronic device, it doesn't matter how many nice features it has if using them is exceedingly complicated.

Some of them offer "lifetime maps" meaning that you can update maps for free as long as the device is supported. Personally I don't think it's worth buying. The reason is that new units are sold with up-to-date map (you may need to update them before first use from your home computer with high-speed internet connection), and maps don't change that frequently. In any case, the GPS you buy will become obsolete in 3 years or so, so the "lifetime maps" is really good for only 3, maybe 5 years.
Really very kind of you! I have learn much useful experience from you! Actually i have went to the shop and have a look about GPS navigation, and the saleman showed me the Jeep Commander/Compass limited and so on GPS navigation for me, i think it's OK, the products online is much cheaper than the shop, one of my foreign friends introduce a site for me, he bought one and feel very good so far, but there have two products, i don't know which one should i choose. Any useful suggestion would be appreciated.
The site: Jeep DVD GPS Player


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