Which GPS do you guys use?

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  1. MrM macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have a GPS in their car? I'm in the market to buy one as I will be traveling quite a bit for the next 4 months about 150 miles from where I currently live. I like how the Garmin 205 and 255W look. I'm not too familiar with any other brand. Anyone have first-hand advice?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    TomTom 130 that I bought early last year for $149. Works just fine with the software on OS X.
     
  3. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    I have the Garmin nüvi 200. Love it to death. I'm directionally impaired, so I use it all the time. :eek:
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I have the one and only GPS device made by Apple: iPhone.


    Ok, I lied, I don't have the only GPS device made by Apple. That would be the 3G.
    I have the first gen.
     
  5. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    I use Telenav on my Blackberry 8800 from AT&T.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I have a Garmin nüvi and it's been great since I got it a year or two back.
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Settled on a TomTom 910 some years back after testing out a few.
     
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  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I have a Magellan 2000. Its a few years old, but it works great. One thing I really like about Magellans, is that when entering addresses, unneeded letters will blank out so you don't mistakenly hit one.
     
  11. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I had the Garmin 200W for 2 months. It was great in recalculating routes, very bright and easy to read. Easy UI but very slow start up. I just use the Google maps on the iPhone now that I got a car charger.
     
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  13. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    Built in one that comes with a 2007 Infiniti G35 coupe.
    Whatever that one is. Ha.
     
  14. JNB macrumors 604

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    Currently a Garmin nuvi 880, replaced a Zumo 550. GPS receivers probably will get replaced about as often as laptops, given how rapidly the technology improves (and how expensive the freaking map updates are by themselves).
     
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  16. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I have a Magellan Maestro. It's pretty good, easy to use, the voice is kind of annoying, but over all its not too bad.

    Our Touareg and Land Rover have stock navigation. The Land Rover's is good, the Touareg's is horrendous.
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Bought my mom a Garmin Nuvi 260w for xmas. Got it on sale $150 off at Best Buy.
     
  18. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    I got my dad a garmin nuvi 205. He's not the kind of person who usually like messing around w/ small electronics but he loves it. Can't stop playing w/ it actually! its pretty easy to use too
     
  19. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Magellan 1412. Works pretty well, though it'll take you through some odd routes looking for the "shortest distance."

    mt
     
  20. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    This is what is in my car and works beautifully.
     
  21. MrM thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone! I went out this morning and bought the Garmin Nuvi 205W. It works wonderfully. Again, Thanks! :D
     
  22. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    although im a bit late in helping out...

    harman kardon 810.
    check it out.
    works very nicely for myself. the interface is very clean cut and the graphics dont look as choppy as other popular gps' ive seen.
     
  23. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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