What GPS Navigational System Do You Have?

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  1. Ms. I

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    I could have had one a couple of yrs ago, but chose not to at the time because I'm not on the road much. Now, I figure I should go ahead & get it. Which type do you have? I'm thinking of the Garmin 5" w/ voice command & lifetime maps & traffic for $150.
     
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    I use Waze on my phone. It's free and works better than any of the expensive units I've had in the past. The crowd sourced traffic has never failed me and has saved my butt many times by telling me to get off the highway within minutes of an accident.

    The voice commands come through my Bluetooth so I don't have to look at the screen or,even have the app open. Works just fine from my purse.
     
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    I only use my phone to talk & text for a low monthly fee, so I don't want to pay more every month for internet, email, etc. since I still don't drive around in unfamiliar territory that much, so I'd personally rather just get a GPS. :)
     
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    I'm spoiled having grandfathered unlimited iphone usage!
     
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    I have a TomTom, but I mostly use my iPhone.
     
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    Get the Garmin. They tend to have higher accuracy & better maps than TomTom units.
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Yes, thanks I bought it! :) They also said it's better than using one's phone because you're communicating directly w/ the satellite as opposed to a cell tower, so it's more accurate.
     
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    I use the one built into my car.
     
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    I have a TomTom. I love it, but all the cords and whatnot are a hassle. I mostly use my iPhone's Maps app, although it is sometimes inaccurate.
     
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    I use a Garmin when I travel. I don't need it at home, since this is a teeny tiny town, but it has saved me many times in bigger cities.
     
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    I have a Garmin but I don't use it. I use my phone since it is more convenient. When I drove from NC to MI and back, I used my Garmin. More as a way to track my progress and time. Sometimes to find food or a grocery store. I knew the way, so that was never an issue. (I had made the trip at least a dozen times before my dad bought me the Garmin.)

    (Fun fact- I could get from my driveway in NC to my mom's driveway in MI in 10 turns. I rarely went that way since it took longer, but it was possible.)
     
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    I've got you beat--I can get from my house in Indiana to my parents in Wisconsin in 9 turns! And the first five are all getting out of my subdivision, so within a quarter mile of my house. :)
     
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    Four of mine were to get out of my subdivision, too! And another to get on the expressway. So 5 were in the town I lived in.
     
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    Google maps on my iphone. Had a garmin before the smart phone.
     
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    I have had a TomTom One and a Garmin Nuvi.

    They both worked very similarly. The TomTom sometimes dropped the satellite signal. I just happened to be lucky because it always did it when I wasn't going to have to be making any turns for awhile.

    The Garmin has a tendency to take me through alleys or neighborhoods when there was a more direct way to get there. I've tried multiple adjustments, and it just doesn't make a difference.

    I only use my phone for calling and texting. I have a small data plan, but I rarely it.
     
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    Thanks again guys! Again, I bought the Garmin after all that I said I'd probably get.
     

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