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Old 12-13-2005, 07:47 AM   #1
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I am shopping for a GPS unit and have narrowed choices to TomTom 300 or 700 and Magellan 360 or 760. I am leaning toward the TomTom 700 but would like to know any opinions/experiences of other folks.
Also, I just discovered WalMart Online. Pretty nice. Wal Mart prices, but 10-times the selection of stuff. And their web site is more knowledgable than their clerks!
Thanks for any advice on this.
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:47 AM   #2
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I am shopping for a GPS unit and have narrowed choices to TomTom 300 or 700 and Magellan 360 or 760. I am leaning toward the TomTom 700 but would like to know any opinions/experiences of other folks.
Also, I just discovered WalMart Online. Pretty nice. Wal Mart prices, but 10-times the selection of stuff. And their web site is more knowledgable than their clerks!
Thanks for any advice on this.
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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I would like to add one to the TV also. Older eyes need bigger screens though.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:27 PM   #4
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I may get a 15" LCD monitor and mount it under the front overhead on the far left. I'd then send the monitor out from the laptop to the LCD.
Waiting for the LCDs to come down to $99.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:31 PM   #5
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Old 12-16-2005, 05:18 PM   #6
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Between those I would opt for the Tom Tom. I went through this decision myself recently and ended up with a Garmin C330. After a month with it I am VERY happy.

The Megelion is very hard to use to most people I talked to. The Tom Tom on the other hand is very friendly

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Old 12-16-2005, 06:29 PM   #7
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Well, PDB, I have a Garmin Street Pilot 2610; have used it for a little over a year now, and am completely happy with it. Mind you, it is a bit on the expensive side.

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I have the Garmn 2620. Primary advantage is that it has a large hard drive and comes preloaded with all of the North American maps (we will have to update every couple of years when revised maps are available). It also has a remote control which we find necessary on a large MH dash as we place it in the middle so DW and I can both see the screen. We'd certainly purchase it again.
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We also have the Garmin 2620 --- we think it's great! With all North American maps already loaded, sure make it easy.
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I know I should not say anything, but I'm getting a GPS for Christmas. I don't know which one, but I know my better half put it on the credit card and I just got the bill the other day and there it said "GPS on Sale" right on the credit card bill. When I get it and have used it I will then give my opinion. My better half does not know that I know, aren't secrets fun.
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I have a Delorme GPS powered from a laptop.
I have 2005 Street Atlas but I am in the process of upgrading to SA 2006. I have been very happy with it. We have a computer tray on our dash and DW is the navigator. She has been telling me where to go for the past 47 years so she picked right up on it.!!!

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We also have the Delorme GPS powered from a laptop. If you have a place for the laptop, this is the way to go. Only $100 and it will talk to you.

You can set it at any scale you want to. You can make it where your display is just 100 yards, or you can set your display for 1000 miles, or any place in between.

It is a great unit, and we would not be without it. I've never used a small scale display with a map, so I really can't comment. On a boat, where everything is set in as long & lat, it is no problem, because one just goes weigh point to weigh point.

The notebook display gives very good detail. Shop around, as they are priced from about $100 to $175.
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If you're looking for a standalone unit, I'd highly recommend the Garmin 2620. Prices have come down quite a bit since I bought mine.

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I also have the Delorme SA2006 on my laptop and I really like it for making maps, downloading the maps to my PocketPC, scouting the territory, etc.

Unfortunately, using my laptop as a GPS just didn't work out. Trying to work the touchpad while driving, not having a good mounting spot for the laptop, etc. I also ahve the Delorme Handheld that I run on my PocketPC with a Pharos GPS receiver and the maps generated by SA2006. It's OK, but not the best.
I get my TomTom tomorrow. Can't wait.
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