Does anybody have a GPS?

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  1. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    Thinking about getting a GPS for my car. Anybody have one or know the +'s and -'s about them?

    Thanks,

    Liad Bar-EL
     
  2. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    I don't get lost.
     
  3. eclipse trumpets

    eclipse trumpets Piano User

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    Yep got one of those Liad

    What do you want to know? i only use the basic functions of it but i'll answer if i can.

    Regards

    Leigh
     
  4. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    me either, just ask Alex! :-P
     
  5. mrfabulous963

    mrfabulous963 Piano User

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    I have built in GPS in my recently purchased(correction, purchased is a lie, it was a dealer car) 2002 Audi A8L, i love it, it gets me right where I need to, i dont need to have an idea as to where i'm going, i just follow its instructions. The Only Downside, is everyonce in awhile it will come close to a location but not exact. I still think it's worth it though.
     
  6. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    1) Easy or hard to set up for going to new places?

    2) Does it disconnect in any places like tunnels, high voltage wires, etc and if so, does it pick up again?

    3) Any particular model differences/advantages?

    4) How to update for road conditions and new road developmentss?

    5) How can I be assured that it will not ask me to turn down a one way street the wrong way?

    6) I understand that the maps are very expensive. True?

    Thanks,

    Liad Bar-EL
     
  7. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

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    LOL. Diz WAS my GPS on our trip. He only broke down once, but luckily I could read the sign that said "ATLANTA" this way ---->. LOL

    Toots - :lol: "I don't get lost." Priceless.
     
  8. ROGERIO

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

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    Smart man... takes his wife everywhere he goes.... :lol: :lol:
     
  9. govtmodel

    govtmodel Pianissimo User

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    GPS

    1) Easy or hard to set up for going to new places? Depends on the model, some are quite easy, some are not.

    2) Does it disconnect in any places like tunnels, high voltage wires, etc and if so, does it pick up again? The receiver has to be in a direct line with three or more satellites to function. It will go stupid in tunnels or in a city with many tall buildings on relatively narrow streets, i.e., Manhattan. Once it starts receiving signals it comes back to life.

    3) Any particular model differences/advantages?

    4) How to update for road conditions and new road developments? The provider of the maps publishes periodic updates, but road conditions are not something a GPS usually does.

    5) How can I be assured that it will not ask me to turn down a one way street the wrong way? You can't, but I've not had that experience.

    6) I understand that the maps are very expensive. True? In the USA, the update for mine was $30US.

    Richard
     
  10. dizforprez

    dizforprez Forte User

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    Technically I was still right seeing as my sense of direction was leading us towards the way we had came in to town…… ;-) ............................. :bleah:

    :D
     

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