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Foxgloves
03-15-2008, 07:39 AM
Whose maps are more accurate? Garmin, Magellan or TomTom?

Interesting segment on the Today show 3/4/08 (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23460293#23460293). ...

Mainiac1957
03-15-2008, 07:48 AM
Whose maps are more accurate? Garmin, Magellan or TomTom?

Interesting segment on the Today show 3/4/08 (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23460293#23460293). ...

I picked up a Navagon 2100 and I find it to be awesome. I has some peoples driveways on it that were forced to be named for the enhanced 911 system. I have also noticed that routing seems to be as good or better than Garmin. These observations are around here of course. I will have a better idea of it's capabilities when we go to California in May.

Team2hunt
03-15-2008, 08:59 AM
I know Garmin uses Navteq and my City Navigator 8.0 which I got June of 06 still doesn't have the Route 3 bridge on it, in Augusta. I guess my GPS just thinks it's a leap of faith, every time I go that way.

Maybe we can get a Tom Tom on the next trip Downeast.

team moxiepup
03-15-2008, 10:54 AM
It is scary that they will route you down a one way street :eek:

Try to explain to the officer why you were listening to the voices in your car!!:rolleyes:

Mainiac1957
03-15-2008, 10:56 AM
It is scary that they will route you down a one way street :eek:

Try to explain to the officer why you were listening to the voices in your car!!:rolleyes:

Yes officer I was listening to the voices in my head, I mean car.:eek: They made me do it!!:D:D

Cache Maine
03-15-2008, 07:48 PM
"TomTom told me to do it!"

firefighterjake
03-16-2008, 06:01 PM
It is scary that they will route you down a one way street :eek:

Try to explain to the officer why you were listening to the voices in your car!!:rolleyes:

True story . . . I may have told this one before.

I was parked in front of Bangor's City Hall and was leaving to go up the one-way street when a car approached me going down the wrong way of this one-way street. I flagged the driver down and asked what she was doing while informing her that this was a one-way street.

Her reply: "But my Tom Tom says to go this way."

My reply: "Well my knickname is Jay Jay and Jay Jay says this is a one-way street and you can't drive this way."

:D

tat
03-16-2008, 06:46 PM
"TomTom told me to do it!"

Hey! Don't blame me!! :)

Cache Maine
03-16-2008, 06:59 PM
Hey! Don't blame me!! :)

He he heh! You are TomTat! :D

The G Team
03-17-2008, 07:02 PM
There is a free update for the Garmin, if anyone is interested. I don't know how much more accurate it is, but at least they have the new '95 exit numbers correct now. You can order the CD from their website.

Saint367
03-17-2008, 07:23 PM
There is a free update for the Garmin, if anyone is interested. I don't know how much more accurate it is, but at least they have the new '95 exit numbers correct now. You can order the CD from their website.


Do you have the link for that?

Team Richards
03-17-2008, 07:56 PM
I think if you use the webupdater software it works easier but here is a link
http://www8.garmin.com/unlock/update.jsp

dubord207
03-20-2008, 02:12 PM
Whose maps are more accurate? Garmin, Magellan or TomTom?

Interesting segment on the Today show 3/4/08 (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23460293#23460293). ...

I have the Garmin Nuvi 350 and have been very pleased with it. You can send caches to it with your USB cable via the Garmin Plug-in. I went moose hunting above Shin Pond this fall and was amazed that a lot of the woods roads were on the Unit. I'm not talking the Golden Road, I'm talking about 4 wheel drive goat paths so I was very impressed with that. On the down side when I headed to Sugarloaf Sunday from Augusta, the Nuvi wanted me to get back on 1-95 and drive to Waterville then Norridgewock, clearly a half hour longer then going up rte. 27 to route 2. The Nuvi was still strying to get me to go back to Waterville as I was going thru Rome on 27! But as far as accuracy, it's real good and like some of the other comments it's amazing how much detail these things have. They also have a feature showing your average speed, # of miles travelled and also your highest speed. I bet my folks would have "enjoyed" the high speed rating when I was a juvenile delinquent! I'd still be grounded. Loading the caches on the Nuvi can also save needless driving in circles trying to get a place to park nearest the cache, but not always. Still a great gadget for us old guys who would rather drive around in lost for an hour rather then stop for directions.:D

Team Richards
03-31-2008, 07:17 AM
Here is an article that came out in a news site I read.
It is a bit general but has some good info on buying a car GPS unit and some of the features.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=206905569&pgno=1&queryText=

Don't press enter on the first page, this is just an ad. you can wait 15 sec or press the link in the upper right corner to go to the article.

Medawisla
03-31-2008, 06:04 PM
Hiram bought a TomTom today. :rolleyes::p

Team Richards
03-31-2008, 07:29 PM
Ooo which one

Medawisla
03-31-2008, 07:35 PM
Ooo which one

TomTom One XL :)

Team Richards
03-31-2008, 07:40 PM
very nice
Now you can hear,

You are not on a road..

Saint367
04-01-2008, 04:12 AM
I think if you use the webupdater software it works easier but here is a link
http://www8.garmin.com/unlock/update.jsp


Thanks. I do use the WebUpdater. I take it mine must be updates as I haven't seen any new software for it.

vicbiker
04-01-2008, 07:58 AM
Hiram bought a TomTom today. :rolleyes::pHopefully it has the ability to detect on coming traffic.....you know...save a jeep mode.:D

firefighterjake
04-01-2008, 09:31 AM
Hopefully it has the ability to detect on coming traffic.....you know...save a jeep mode.:D

And the winner of the "Best line of the day" is . . . Vicbiker! :D

Hiram357
04-01-2008, 04:04 PM
Hopefully it has the ability to detect on coming traffic.....you know...save a jeep mode.:D

some day vic, you'll find yourself standing at the pearly gates... and then you'll find out that st. peter is a jeep guy.... :p:p:rolleyes::rolleyes::D:D

vicbiker
04-01-2008, 04:53 PM
some day vic, you'll find yourself standing at the pearly gates... and then you'll find out that st. peter is a jeep guy.... :p:p:rolleyes::rolleyes::D:DRiding with you in a JEEP could be a ticket to the "Pearly Gates":eek::D:D

Team2hunt
04-01-2008, 04:59 PM
Riding with you in a JEEP could be a ticket to the "Pearly Gates":eek::D:D

GC13Y6Q it's on your way.