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Bill.Satellite

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Posted: 11/30/19 05:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's why I suggest that those who want a large display buy a 7" - 10" tablet and use that with Google Maps.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

That's why I suggest that those who want a large display buy a 7" - 10" tablet and use that with Google Maps.


And what would you suggest for people that frequently go where there is no cell reception or other internet connection which Google Maps requires?


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WAFlowers wrote:

Bill.Satellite wrote:

That's why I suggest that those who want a large display buy a 7" - 10" tablet and use that with Google Maps.


And what would you suggest for people that frequently go where there is no cell reception or other internet connection which Google Maps requires?

Um, Google Maps.
If you know you will have poor reception, it will let you download the area you will be traveling through. Kind of like updating a gps.

I like Garmin products very much, and have a gps in both our vehicles, two for hiking, as well as one on my wrist. That being said, while traveling, Google Maps has always been up to date. It has even asked me if I want to download maps in a poor coverage area.


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I just updated to a Garmin DriveSmart 61 and was amazed at how much better it is than Google maps. The interface is more intuitive, the directions given are better - "turn left at the next light", it tells you which lane to be in and there's often a picture of what the next turn looks like. Google maps works, but it's not even close to how slick and useful the Garmin is.


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I have had a Garmin for at least around 10 decades. I got my second one regarding a year and a half ago. I had a difficulty with the newer unit. The socket piece for the ball & socket joint of the windshield mount broke and didn't hold the unit strongly. I estimated to have to buy a new one, and searched the Garmin website. I couldn't find it!

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dieseltruckdriver wrote:

WAFlowers wrote:

And what would you suggest for people that frequently go where there is no cell reception or other internet connection which Google Maps requires?

Um, Google Maps.
If you know you will have poor reception, it will let you download the area you will be traveling through. Kind of like updating a gps.


Yes, I'm aware of that and have a number of downloaded maps. That will show me the roads and where I am but without any internet connection you can't start a routing or re-route.

I really like Google Maps but it isn't a complete solution.

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WAFlowers wrote:

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

WAFlowers wrote:

And what would you suggest for people that frequently go where there is no cell reception or other internet connection which Google Maps requires?

Um, Google Maps.
If you know you will have poor reception, it will let you download the area you will be traveling through. Kind of like updating a gps.


Yes, I'm aware of that and have a number of downloaded maps. That will show me the roads and where I am but without any internet connection you can't start a routing or re-route.

I really like Google Maps but it isn't a complete solution.


I know it will let you plan and start a route without any data connection, but I do not know about rerouting. I like the Garmin feature of showing the lane you need to be in, but Maps will tell you which lane to be in.

I need to look at some of the new units that have been mentioned here. I do like buying new gps units. [emoticon]

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Jennifer Koper wrote:

I have had a Garmin for at least around 10 decades.


Now that's funny! So I guess I've been using my Google Maps for at least around 1000 years! My 7" Garmin lives under the couch as it can't compete with Google and WAZE.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Jennifer Koper wrote:

I have had a Garmin for at least around 10 decades.


Now that's funny! So I guess I've been using my Google Maps for at least around 1000 years! My 7" Garmin lives under the couch as it can't compete with Google and WAZE.

I use both neither are 100% foolproof.They are both capable of being lost. I have experienced both malfunctioning.
Google is generally more efficient and more up to date. However that efficiency can lead me down some pretty narrow streets or around some tight turns Not an issue for most but as RV'ers going down tight and narrow roads can be problematic.
Garmin may take you the longer way there however it will keep you on the main roads and larger streets which is generally preferable when towing a large RV.
I prefer the Garmin when pulling the RV. I understand its routing may not be the most efficient,but I prefer wider roads vs. a more direct path on smaller/narrower roads


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