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    Default Recommend a GPS unit with these features?

    Can anybody recommend a GPS unit that has the following features and is as inexpensive as possible?

    1 Spoken turn-by-turn directions
    2 Lifetime map upgrades
    3 Traffic alerts
    4 Adapter available so that it can plug into USB port as well as car power port

    Also it would be nice if it had these 2 features:

    5 Warnings for traffic signal & speed cameras
    6 Expandable memory

    Thanks for any help.

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    If you have android phone, the cheapest would be to get NNG iGO/Primo/NextGen running on it.

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    Hi Gilga, have you already checked the tomtom website?They got lot of models with detailed specs.

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    Practically all currently available Garmin models meet your requirements.
    Many come with Lifetime Mapupdates indicated by the model number being followed by the letters 'LM'.
    If the GPS device is suitable for traffic information, the model number is (also) followed by the letter 'T'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osiris4isis View Post
    If you have android phone, the cheapest would be to get NNG iGO/Primo/NextGen running on it.
    Thanks for answering, Osiris, it's nice to talk to another mythical figure.

    I don't have an Android. But I DO have a Bluetooth-enabled "dumb phone". Is it possible that IT could work with a GPS unit?

    I really don't understand how data from a cell phone gets integrated with data from a GPS unit. Is it possible for you to briefly describe how that happens, or for you to point me to somewhere where I can read about that?

    Quote Originally Posted by fatmexican View Post
    Hi Gilga..
    That's "Mr. Mesh" to you. (wink)

    Quote Originally Posted by fatmexican View Post
    ...have you already checked the tomtom website?They got lot of models with detailed specs.
    Thanks, I'll check that out.

    Quote Originally Posted by smokefree View Post
    Practically all currently available Garmin models meet your requirements.
    Many come with Lifetime Mapupdates indicated by the model number being followed by the letters 'LM'.
    If the GPS device is suitable for traffic information, the model number is (also) followed by the letter 'T'.
    Thanks smokefree, I just discovered that myself, but thanks for the heads up.

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    NNG products run on android or WinCE; so if your "dumb phone" is PDA running WinCE, then it will work. All GPS unit have is GPS receiver (most likely SIRF3), the Nav software takes data (NMEA format) from receiver and processed it. All android phone have GPS receiver (FCC requirement for 911 location service) and with powerful CPU/RAM/Display you can run pretty nice Nav proggy on it, including TomTom and Garmin written for android. Android phones are dirt cheap, running Primo on my $5 Android 480x320 resolution and it blows away any other Nav unit. I also run Primo on my FD220 WinCE 320x240 along with TomTom, Garmin, Navigon, Sygic and NDrive (over 5 years now) I also run NNG on my GalaxyTab 3 1024x600 tablet. But don't take my words for it, you can find out what each product offer by browing the appropriate group for screenshots and communications.
    Last edited by osiris4isis; 6th March 2016 at 00:16.

 

 

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