OT: GPS device review

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On Sun, 29 Nov 2009 17:19:29 -0800, "Steve B"
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Mine would often announce the upcoming street too late at speeds over about 40 MPH (necessary because of traffic).

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Mark Lloyd wrote:

A lot depends on the vintage. It takes a little HP to process the info and GPSs with older processors would not be able to keep up. Not really a problem if you were used to it.

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wrote:

Mine has a bit of a lag in fast traffic, too, and sometimes I blow by my turn. My handheld I use on the boat and ATV are the same, too, being slow to register changes in compass headings, bearing and mph.
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Cool. So it even shows children, dogs & little old ladies in the street? Or piles of glass. . . broken down cars. . .
I guess I'm old fashioned. If I can't see, I stop. [and get off the road in case there is someone out there with a GPS to show them where the street is]
Jim
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Jim Elbrecht wrote:

Yes, it does. Even my el-cheapo model has a facility for user input (such as detours or map errors). This user input is then propagated to millions of other same-manufacturer devices.
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Jim Elbrecht wrote:

Actually it is such a great aid for positional awareness that you have a lot more time to scan for people in the street or whatever.
Especially if you are in a strange area. Instead of straining to read street signs on a tree lined street you plug in your destination and you don't even have to look at the GPS because it will tell you in advance of the turn and when to turn. If you catch it in your peripheral vision while scanning the mirrors the display will also call to your attention what action is required by adding colored arrows and zooming the display. Makes for much safer driving and you have a lot more time to actually pay attention to driving.

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wrote:

I'm not lost. I'm geographically challenged.
Here is bad review for GPS/phone combo. (searching cyber Monday).
"Garmin Nuvifone G60 GPS Phone Review: Do Not Buy"
http://gizmodo.com/5374720/garmin-nuvifone-g60-gps-phone-review-do-not-buy
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