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  Reply # 1307900 19-May-2015 18:04
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gregmcc:

No doubt GPS apps on a smartphones work well, the big drawback is they suck the power.

Nothing like a dedicated GPSr


The garmin one on the samsungs works well. It is basically a garmin GPS. The GPS built into mazda cars is also really good I have found, although not sure who provides the maps for it. As good as my tomtom, and it is voice controlled which is a bonus.

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  Reply # 1307910 19-May-2015 18:32
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I Have TomTom GO live 2050 NZ/Australia version. There is also a World version

All the features you are looking for, capacitive touch screen 5.3 inch. Bluetooth for phone, (Which I have used and works well) live traffic updates have directed me to shorter routes on many occasions off the Auckland southern motorway. Map updates for free every 3 months, although there was a glitch in the latest map with incorrect speed limits so they have rolled back the map to the previous version at the moment. Magnetic power supply which sits in the holder so the tomtom can be quickly and easily put in and out

http://www.pcworld.co.nz/article/472899/tomtom_go_live_2050/

hopefully you can find one somewhere to have a play with

PS I didn't pay anywhere near the price listed in the above article I think it was about $250


Edit Just found this

https://price.geekzone.co.nz/product.aspx?pid=885685487


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1351782 26-Jul-2015 06:16
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I have used my Garmin (lifetime updates for NZ & Aus) in Europe, the US and Thailand - maps for outside NZ can be easily found on torrent sites.

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