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Old 12-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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I've been searching for a GPS unit after mine took a dump. I had a Magellan to give me live traffic updates and map my coordinates when I was off road (in case of emergencies). But now they have endless amounts to choose from. I don't like using my phone for its map app. So what are people swearing by nowadays? What's getting you from point alpha to point beta?

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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I use a Garmin Nuvi. Mine has live traffic updates, voice recoginition, life time maps, a trip planner, bluetooth, redlight photo warnings-that need to be added, an eco route planner, gas mileage calculator, it also shows me where I've been, so I can bactrack on the trails, if needed, and some other features that I haven't tried yet.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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I use a Garmin Nuvi. Mine has live traffic updates, voice recoginition, life time maps, a trip planner, bluetooth, redlight photo warnings-that need to be added, an eco route planner, gas mileage calculator, it also shows me where I've been, so I can bactrack on the trails, if needed, and some other features that I haven't tried yet.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:54 AM   #5
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I use a toughbook laptop with built in GPS and I have Topo maps and Microsoft streets and trips its a touchscreen laptop and it converts to a tablet works in places that have no cell service to
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:40 AM   #6
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I drive an 18wheeler for a living and it is equipped with a log book computer. My driving time is limited to 11 hrs in the US, and 13 hrs in Canada.. Not only do I need accurate routing, but I also need the exact time it takes to travel from A to B. My iPhone app gives me multiple routes, mileage, and uncannily accurate travel time. If it tells me I am 10 hrs and 42 minutes from my destination, I know I can count on that. I have looked at various GPS devices and consider them to be a waste of money.. When we are in the backcountry we rely on good old fashioned topo maps and compass.. just my opinion, and the opinion of many seasoned truck drivers and many backcountry travelers..

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