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Jul. 2nd, 2007

08:56 pm - GPS Navigation? nüvi or not nüvi, that is the question

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Date:July 3rd, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
I just received a TomTom as a graduation present last week. I quite like it; except that the routes through the City are quite terrible (it always wants me to take 80 and I haven't quite figured out how to tell it not to do that). Worked well to Monterey and back, however. Things I notice that are different from my mother's Garmin:

* has a suction cup for attaching to the windshield instead of weight for the dash - I prefer the weight, the suction cup comes off occasionally.
* doesn't read out the street names, only the direction of the impending turn and a rough measure of distance. You have to glance at the screen to get the distance.
* does allow me to enter information while the car is moving, although it admonishes me not to.

But really, I've had it a week. I think it has all sorts of fancy features that I haven't even discovered yet. I do have it speaking with an English accent, however.
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Date:July 3rd, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, I read somewhere that suction-cup-on-windshield is illegal in California, and the nüvis come with a suction cup mount, but I think one may in fact have to purchase the friction mount separately.
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