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Old Mar 31st 2010, 9:41 pm
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I'm a bit surprised that nobody mentioned Garmin Nuvi devices. Are they so unknown in Australia?
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 12:47 am
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I'm a bit surprised that nobody mentioned Garmin Nuvi devices. Are they so unknown in Australia?
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A feature packed portable GPS device that's ideal for travelling, but is let down by poor route calculations and very high price.
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We also found that the mapping system made some odd navigation choices
 
Old Apr 1st 2010, 12:57 am
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Thanks for all the replies everyone, great advice as always. Shame I have such a lousy sense of direction, but I won't have anyone else to blame if I get lost now will I.
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 2:17 am
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Originally Posted by caliburn View Post
I'm a bit surprised that nobody mentioned Garmin Nuvi devices. Are they so unknown in Australia?
I had one with work and hated it! Have a navman now and it's ok. I prefer the tomtom.
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 3:43 am
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I got one from ebay for about $5

I don't think it boosts the signal, you just get a better signal when it's placed on the windscreen.

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Don't u need a cradle to boost the GPS signal though?
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Old Apr 1st 2010, 3:45 am
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I'm looking forward to the update with live traffic, that way it won't send me up the gateway motorway in peak hour traffic.

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If you have an iphone then Sygic does a fantastic job at half the price.
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Originally Posted by themerlin View Post
I'm looking forward to the update with live traffic, that way it won't send me up the gateway motorway in peak hour traffic.
i have it on the navman, its good
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bought a tomtom about 5 years ago and it never let me down.
used it in a raxi for 2 years, running it for 12 hour shifts and it still didnt let me down.
met a sh!it load of taxi drivers who used others and got nothing but hassle.
my vote: tomtom every time
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We had a Garmin Nuvi in the UK and it drove us mad with bad routing. Have got a Tom Tom Start over here, still sometimes dubious routing advice but much better and better user interface.
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Originally Posted by Tubbs2Oz View Post
We had a Garmin Nuvi in the UK and it drove us mad with bad routing. Have got a Tom Tom Start over here, still sometimes dubious routing advice but much better and better user interface.
I've used Tom Tom & Garmin Nuvi's and for me the Garmin anytime.

Admittedly I used tom tom 4-5 years ago, then upgraded to a Garmin 3 years ago and software & hardware was obviously much better, and recently another Garmin, and very happy with it. They can very literally take the shortest route, but otherwise excellent IMO.
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I'm sure many of you have got these, so which one would you recommend. I need to buy one (or at least will get my new job to pay for it), it doesn't need to be the cheapest but I want one that is easy to use, will give me alerts for school zones etc, lane changes, exits for freeways. Any advice would be appreciated, I may also need to use it interstate (I'm in VIC) and possibly in NZ. I've read that some have time lag problems which I would find really annoying.
I've had 2 Garmin Nuvis - one in the UK & one here as it was as cheap to buy a new unit as to buy new maps!

Bought the same Nuvi 200/250 again as its so easy to use and reliable
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