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    GPS Reccomendations

    Does anybody have a GPS that they would reccommend? I currently have a Garmin Nuvi 1350. It's way overdue for an update but the touch screen is acting, well, touchy. Also what is the difference between say a $150 unit (what mine cost 3 yrs ago) and a $350 one? What do you get for the price difference? Any advice would be appreciated, TIA!


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: GPS Reccomendations

    I just got a new Motorola Electrify droid phone and the GPS that came with it is so good I will never buy another GPS unit. ( and I have had a Mio, a Garmin, and one the came with a chevy Traverse). This phone puts them all to shame.

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    Re: GPS Reccomendations

    Yeah, I would go the phone route if possible. Google maps and the live red, yellow, green traffic have worked well for me.



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    Re: GPS Reccomendations

    I have a garmin 1490lmt and love it. Phones are alright, but i like having something separate that stays mounted in my car, rather than having to plug the phone into a mount (and charger with it) every time i want to drive\navigate.



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    Re: GPS Reccomendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Does anybody have a GPS that they would reccommend? I currently have a Garmin Nuvi 1350. It's way overdue for an update but the touch screen is acting, well, touchy. Also what is the difference between say a $150 unit (what mine cost 3 yrs ago) and a $350 one? What do you get for the price difference? Any advice would be appreciated, TIA!
    I have a Garmin 1370T with lifetime map updates. I also use the GPS on my droid X. I prefer the Garmin(barely) once I'm actually on the road driving but the UI is horrible on dedicated GPS units compared to smartphones.



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    Re: GPS Reccomendations

    Garmins tend to be the best stand-alone units. The expensive ones might have built-in mp3 players, bluetooth for using as a speakerphone, etc but probably aren't worth it. I'd stick with the cheapest Garmin you can get, and then check reviews on Amazon before buying it to make sure that particular model isn't problematic.

    Our nuvi touchscreen is a bit flaky and I'm pretty sure it's because the touch part needs to be recalibrated. Apparently you can recalibrate the screen with a hidden function: Garmin 1350T Touch screen sensitivity issue - Garmin Auto Forum (Garmin Nuvi Forum) . I'd try this on your 1350.

    If that doesn't work or you want a new one, this seems like a good deal: Newegg.com - GARMIN nüvi 1450T 5.0" Portable GPS with Lifetime Map Update Card (equivalent to the 1450LMT)

    If a 4.3 inch screen is enough and you don't need traffic, this is good: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-nuvi-...s/190640683761 (it's ebay, but it's a new unit and a real retailer - Beach Camera)


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