I do have issues with reading the fine print, but the blue lines
vs. red, etc. are pretty clear to me. The high resolution on a good
smart phone helps a lot.
But, you really don't have to look at all.
They tell you when to turn.
used my garmin to take me to a customer today. mostly out of laziness and not going the way i normally do to avoid some construction.
boy was i surprised mendon school took me to west newton elementary. but previously garmin thought mendon was in the median of I 70
I have a Nexus 6 phone, which is popularly called Shamu on the tech
sites, because it is so large for a phone (phablet, actually). It's an
excellent phone for old eyes. Also, Google Navigation beats anything
by Tom Tom, Garmin, etc. by a country miles. It also gives spoken
turn-by-turn directions, and unlike my Garmin POS, it knows how to
correctly pronounce street names.
You seem to have anger management issues.
I don't think a smart phone is for you.
You need something else, but I don't have a license to prescribe.
I had a Tom Tom before the smart phone, they both worked great.
I think I like best that you can make a wrong turn either by accident or
if you want to explore and it recomputes the route and gets you where
You should have bought a Garmin.
It also helps to have a little common sense when using them. They are not
always accurate or up to date. I have one that will get me home from work
(about 20 mile drive) if I follow it. However it adds about 15 minuits
more to the drive home. It wants to take me a way that is shorter,but it is
in an area that has stoplights every block for about 15 blocks. The way I
go bypasses the lights to only a few.
On Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:02:08 AM UTC-4, Ralph Mowery wrote:
I have a Garmin, it's probably 10 years old now, and it's been
fine. Almost never takes me on a wrong path. I've used the
smartphone based one that I have a bit too, and it seems
accurate too. I find it extremely helpful when in totally
unknown territory. IDK about TomTom though. It also may
depend on what area you're using it in, the map source, etc.
Been a while since I used the Tom Tom.
Indeed, it thought a road close to me was still closed and
would try to avoid the direct route home.
Minor problem, eventually someone updated the data.
But that reminds me, my smart phone is set to use Google Maps,
and it "knows" about traffic patterns by time of day and
sends me on different routes at different times of day.
Checking...checking, yep, it also uses real time data:
As Maynard G. Krebs used to say, "what a world we live in".
On Monday, July 6, 2015 at 11:19:59 PM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That may be the smart bulb that was on SharkTank on TV a year or
so back. That's how that one worked too. I don't remember if
it changed colors or not, but the smartphone control was part of it.
I can see it being of value in some special applications, but agree
I don't see the need for it here.
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