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      11-14-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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Advice needed for portable GPS

I am looking for user friendly GPS device. What would be a good one, in terms of memory, graphics and features. Any german brand GPS?
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I purchased the Garmin nuvi 660 and love it. I also have a garmin 60c handheld which is good for backpacking and skiing.
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The TomTom ONE is as good as the Garmin's.

You should go to Best Buy or someplace similar and try out the TomTom and Garmin. It will come down to which UI you like better. They both work.

For the USA, Garmin is has slightly better maps. For the Europe, Tom Tom has slightly better maps.

They both use a different route engine and the same origin and destination on either one may result in totally different directions. When comparing realize that with TomTom you have the option of shortest distance, shortest time and several other modes which could create a better route.

If you don't like the Garmin or TomTom, be sure to look for a Sirf III compliant GPS because that will give you the best accuracy

Actually touch and use them at a store before you purchase any GPS
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The TomTom ONE is as good as the Garmin's.

You should go to Best Buy or someplace similar and try out the TomTom and Garmin. It will come down to which UI you like better. They both work.

For the USA, Garmin is has slightly better maps. For the Europe, Tom Tom has slightly better maps.

They both use a different route engine and the same origin and destination on either one may result in totally different directions. When comparing realize that with TomTom you have the option of shortest distance, shortest time and several other modes which could create a better route.

If you don't like the Garmin or TomTom, be sure to look for a Sirf III compliant GPS because that will give you the best accuracy

Actually touch and use them at a store before you purchase any GPS
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I purchased the Garmin nuvi 660 and love it. I also have a garmin 60c handheld which is good for backpacking and skiing.

Thanks for the info. Anyone has experience with Garmin Nuvi 350 or Lowrance iWay 500c ?
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This is the GPS you should get - fits right in your pocket, uses NavTeq maps, can lock on to 20 satellites, and runs on Mobile Navigator 6 (BMW uses the Navigon software as well):
https://www.navigon.com/site/int/en/...mer/bundlelist
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This is the GPS you should get - fits right in your pocket, uses NavTeq maps, can lock on to 20 satellites, and runs on Mobile Navigator 6 (BMW uses the Navigon software as well):
https://www.navigon.com/site/int/en/...mer/bundlelist
I notice it's in Euro, do they ship to US?
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I've used the TomTom go 900 for the past couple of years. I like it, very user friendly. I actually like it better than the BMW nav system, much easier to search for different POIs and setup waypoints along your route.
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HEY GUYS, do any of those portable GPS have capability of using Europe Maps, thing is I will do ED, and wont have Navi on the new car, so I prefer to buy a portable but one that you can install Europe maps as well as USA or Canada.

Does anyone know which brand and model probably ?

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I have a Lowrance iWay 500c and it works great but its a little to big for the E90. I have used it in my F150 and its fine but when I have used it in the E90 I didnt like it just to big on that little dash.
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HEY GUYS, do any of those portable GPS have capability of using Europe Maps, thing is I will do ED, and wont have Navi on the new car, so I prefer to buy a portable but one that you can install Europe maps as well as USA or Canada.

Does anyone know which brand and model probably ?

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Navigon! My Transonic 6000 came with US/Europe maps on a 2 gigabyte card. Check out their website: https://www.navigon.com/site/int/en/shop/consumer
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TomTom 910 has Euro maps as well as US. Runs on a 20 gig hard drive which has more than 12 gigs free to be used as an MP# player. Worked great last week. Managed to find Munich factory from the delivery center, two hotels and the drop off point. Did have a little trouble in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. GPS seemed to work OK but the map was 300 yards wrong. Been there before so it didn't really matter.
 
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HEY GUYS, do any of those portable GPS have capability of using Europe Maps, thing is I will do ED, and wont have Navi on the new car, so I prefer to buy a portable but one that you can install Europe maps as well as USA or Canada.

Does anyone know which brand and model probably ?

Thanks

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The tomtom 910 along with the Garmin gps's are now coming with all USA and Europe maps pre-installed. I have the Garmin 360. I bought it before the new Garmin's with the Europe maps, but it has been great. The features are wonderful, but you would not believe how much the slimness of the unit comes in handy. Since you have to take it out of the car everytime you get out, you can just slip it in your pocket. You can't do that with most Auto GPSs.
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TomTom 910 has Euro maps as well as US. Runs on a 20 gig hard drive which has more than 12 gigs free to be used as an MP# player. Worked great last week. Managed to find Munich factory from the delivery center, two hotels and the drop off point. Did have a little trouble in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. GPS seemed to work OK but the map was 300 yards wrong. Been there before so it didn't really matter.
Just got back from that area....did you check out the Temporary BMW Museum? It had about three cars in it. At least it was only 2 euro (i think). Can't wait till they finish the new one. I may have to go back for it. BTW....the Garmin Nuvi 360took me right there.....lol.
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