Posted by Was Istoben on August 9, 2009, 7:43 pm
I've compared my Prius navigation system with my Garmin and with my
daughter's whatever (the name escapes me) and the Prius has everything those
have. All three show a slight error in my address because my address post,
which translates to my geophysical coordinates, was staked a few months
before the error was taken out of the GPS system. The Prius system has a
larger display than the other two, is easier to see at a glance when
driving, has more convenient controls (voice, steering wheel button) and is
very difficult to steal. I ordered it in my new 2010 (arrives next Friday)
because I liked the system in my 2005.
The Prius navigation system doesn't continuously interrogate the GPS
satellites. In fact, it doesn't configure itself until a minute or two
after you start the car and get moving. Perhaps yours is out of
calibration. You will find the calibration routine in the manual or by
playing with the buttons. The procedure should be repeated when you change
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 9, 2009, 8:05 pm
Eco-Route? Lifetime map updates for $19? Use it while the car is
moving? Move it from car to car? 3-D interchange displays? Etc, etc.
No, the Toyota stuff will always suck. It will always lag behind
whatever Garmin brings out at the same time.
Posted by Was Istoben on August 9, 2009, 9:32 pm
Different strokes for different folks. I only have one car. Never use the
Garmin. The Prius always lets me choose between three routes. Latest
update cost me $00.00.
Posted by Fred Seaver on August 10, 2009, 11:23 am
You should have hanged on to your Garmin. I use the 530C . Works just fine.