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  Reply # 715942 12-Nov-2012 16:53 Send private message

PetAT: I have set my mind on the Garmin, most likely a 1350 or better. I gave up on TOMTOM since they come with a factory mount that us not removable.


Another black mark on the tom tom, is that the windscreen mount is reall flimsy and and easy to break when you remove it. It has this screw suction thing, and often when you unscrew it to release the suction the whole thing just falls apart. I did however like the tomtom interface, as it was easy to use, but most probably have similar interfaces now.

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  Reply # 715949 12-Nov-2012 17:05 Send private message

PetAT:
NZtechfreak: Just curious what you use your GPS for?


You can use it to Guide you to locations, handy if you are a courier or a truck driver or just want to go to locations without having to remember the roads of the top of your head? Its a GPS so Global Positioning Unit, not really sure what else to say really..


Ha, funny misinterpretation of my (not very clear) post. 

I know what GPS is used for, the reason I asked specifically about what you want it for is to see whether its worth your while getting a standalone unit at all. Enthusiasts who want GPS units for marine use/geocaching etc etc might still need dedicated units, but most everyone else doesn't. In your case a smartphone would likely serve you perfectly well.




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  Reply # 715967 12-Nov-2012 17:42 Send private message

Came across the TOMTOM GO950 Live. completely flat, Doesn't have a built in mount which is good. Has voice command and optional remote I think. Worth it around $100?



NZtechfreak:

Ha, funny misinterpretation of my (not very clear) post. 

I know what GPS is used for, the reason I asked specifically about what you want it for is to see whether its worth your while getting a standalone unit at all. Enthusiasts who want GPS units for marine use/geocaching etc etc might still need dedicated units, but most everyone else doesn't. In your case a smartphone would likely serve you perfectly well.


Tongue Out I am a part time couriers driver, so GPS on left passenger side with window closed, Gotta jump of the truck for a min to deliver packages.

So yea.Cool

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  Reply # 716334 13-Nov-2012 12:59 Send private message

I definitely also recommend going with a Garmin.

Free map updates for life via http://nzopengps.org/ is a big bonus.  Props to the people who do the updates over there.



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  Reply # 716405 13-Nov-2012 14:09 Send private message

Cheers, Probably going to get the Garmin 3790T or 3760T. Would have gone for TomTom but they charge for the Live Traffic Updates (although TomTom's have a more accurate "real time" traffic update compared to the Garmin's FM based one)

Anybody know if the Garmin Live Traffic GPS Updates work in New Zealand :/ ? If the Live Traffic Feature doesn't work then I might just get a Cheaper unit then the newer 3790T (from either TomTom or Garmin).

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  Reply # 716569 13-Nov-2012 17:47 Send private message

Does this help?



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  Reply # 716571 13-Nov-2012 17:58 Send private message

ummm...you are saying It won't work with NZ Open GPS Project maps, but will work with maps supplied by garmin?

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  Reply # 716578 13-Nov-2012 18:11 Send private message

PetAT: ummm...you are saying It won't work with NZ Open GPS Project maps, but will work with maps supplied by garmin?


it will, i'm using a 3760 with NZ open GPS maps




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  Reply # 716582 13-Nov-2012 18:16 Send private message

gregmcc:
PetAT: ummm...you are saying It won't work with NZ Open GPS Project maps, but will work with maps supplied by garmin?


it will, i'm using a 3760 with NZ open GPS maps



Really like the 3760, best price for new one seems to be $350 on trademe...

Would you consider selling yours to me? how much would you be looking for if you did? :o

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  Reply # 716587 13-Nov-2012 18:23 Send private message

Brought mine brand new from Dick smith last xmas $299 and came with lifetime maps,



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  Reply # 716593 13-Nov-2012 18:37 Send private message

wow really? nice..talk about trademe rip offs...
Want to sell it to me? How much would you want for it?

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  Reply # 716630 13-Nov-2012 19:19 Send private message

PetAT: wow really? nice..talk about trademe rip offs...
Want to sell it to me? How much would you want for it?


Not looking at selling it

Look out for the specials as we get near xmas

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