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Old 11-11-2009, 10:03 PM   #15
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Our GPS (a European model) gives us excellent directions (most of the time), and announces in a female voice. Research shows that men listen more carefully to a female voice (wives would often disagree.... but think about subway and airport announcements?).
We love the over speed limit announcement features in speed trap areas, but ours did not work in Canada, either, even after changing over from mph to km. I don't know why. We were disappointed, as the little voice that says "please observe the speed limit" has helped us avoid tickets in little towns on the highway several times. The ever-changing, small signs on little highways can present a challenge, even when paying close attention.
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #16
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Yea. I got a speeding ticket two years ago while towing our trailer up a two-lane highway on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, which has numerous switches from one speed limit to another, and I missed one.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:01 AM   #17
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PeterH, Thanks for improving our Washington State cash flow, LOL.

I received a Magellan, (Maggie, what else) for Father's Day and my wife enjoys watching our progress on the built in map.

We also found it telling us to drive 6 miles to gas when we were across the street from a desired gas station.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:11 AM   #18
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My husband loves his gadget. I like paper maps....and sometimes I want to get lost a bit. Just like I sometimes forget my cell phone on purpose. Sounds like they have it in all one package with the new "Droid".
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Old 11-12-2009, 01:08 PM   #19
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I love the phone and its navigation. I even use the navigation to get to my job just to use it.


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Old 11-12-2009, 01:21 PM   #20
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I think phone GPS will replace Garmin GPS in time.
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:53 PM   #21
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Just curious...

Does the iPhone have GPS capability?
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:14 PM   #22
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Old 11-12-2009, 03:51 PM   #23
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I read that Tom Tom and Garmin stocks went down when the Droid was announced.

I spent a lot of time reading up on this phone and waited a long time for a Smart phone with a slide-out keyboard (It has an on-screen one, but I prefer the slide-out one.) from Verizon that did what I wanted. I have Verizon and have to keep Verizon, because it is the only signal we get when we go to Pine Ridge.

And of course, the hubby wanted one then. Then the daughter. We are a Droid family now.


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Old 11-12-2009, 05:48 PM   #24
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I think phone GPS will replace Garmin GPS in time.
I read recently that Garmin has a phone. The review said that the GPS was better than those in the cell phones, but is the phone a good phone. I do not know.

The talking travel routers are better than a wife. If you get tired of "the lady in the dashboard", you can turn her off. I do not recommend telling your wife the hush up.

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Old 11-13-2009, 03:32 PM   #25
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My GPS gives a choice of a male or female voice. The male voice simply says that guys don't need any directions and we can find our destination without asking for help.
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