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Posted by Dirty Old Man on October 20, 2004, 2:22 am
 
You have not mentioned anything that I can't do.

If I want that I can either connect my gps to my palm or to my laptop.

Granted it isn't the most convenient way but the point is I have saved
over $500.00.  

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 18:53:58 -0700, Michelle Steiner



Posted by John J. DeGrazia on October 20, 2004, 3:05 am
 
Excuse my response. I am not attempting to be confrontational. I just want
to clearly identify that the low cost hand held units are durable. (as
stated in my earlier response). The large screen, the routing and rerouting,
the hard mounted batteries, and the voice recognition are all features that
you can't (or wouldn't want) get on a hand held GPS.

Yes the automotive ones are expensive. Yes you can't easily interchange them
in different cars. Yes they probably aren't capable of working after
immersion in your favorite trout stream.

But. You will be more able to pay closer attention to the road and it's
changing conditions. In addition to benefiting from multiple innovative
features if you used a GPS designed for use in an automobile.

Again. This is just my opinion, and "Your Mileage May Vary"


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Posted by Dirty Old Man on October 20, 2004, 3:31 am
 I agree with everything you have said.
I certainly would have preferred my Prius to have the nav. I did NOT
have to wait for my car, because I took the one they had on their lot.
Walked in on a Friday night drove my car home on Saturday morning.
If I wanted to pick my options or color I would still be waiting!
My only point was that one can live very happily without the oem nav
unit.(and save quite a bit of money I might add)
Alan

BTW, when I connect my Magellan to my Dell laptop I have a 15" full
color screen with voice recognition and voice response. I use
Microsoft Streets & Trips. We use this setup when we go geocaching!



On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 20:05:09 -0700, "John J. DeGrazia"



Posted by John J. DeGrazia on October 20, 2004, 4:56 am
 Geocaching sounds like fun! I have always wanted to do it. But I never seem
to have the time.

I connect my Legend to my Dell laptop to "WARDRIVE" around town. I don't
have voice recognition, and I rely on another driver or a competent computer
operator in the passenger seat. I use the Garman Mapsource software, and
Netstumbler 4.0 for detecting 802.11 hotspots.


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Posted by Michelle Steiner on October 21, 2004, 6:01 am
 

I was in no hurry; I could afford to wait.  So, I waited about three
months.  Got my tied for second choice of color, too.

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