< $100 Garmin nuvi 2555LMT 5.0" GPS Navi w/ Lifetime Map and Traffic

Discussion in 'Smartphones and GPS Navigation' started by xcel, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

  2. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    One of the cool things about Garmin's is the ability to load custom POI databases. I have one for red light cameras, one for WalMart and Sam's Club, one for Costco, one for BBQ joints and a whole bunch of others. I don't use the Garmin much any more because Google Maps has me spoiled plus I always have the phone with me.
     
  3. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Yeah my phone means I don't take out the Garmin much anymore. Only when I'm in the USA and would be paying for roaming data.
     
  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I have recently become aware of the value and need for a GPS navigation system. And since I don't have a smartphone , this one looks like a winner.
     
  5. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk Rapt Presence Staff Member

    I've got a smart phone, but maybe it's too smart for me, lol. Prefer our dedicated Garmin. The search function of Google Maps on the phone is much better, but once I've got destinations bookmarked, I like the Garmin.
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Mendel:

    I am with you. I usually have a smartphone at my side but it is far to cumbersome and small while relying on connection for Googlemaps vs. a 5" Gamin on the windscreen.

    Wayne
     
  7. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Since I have a Note 3 a 5 inch screen would actually be a step down. Still love the Garmin though. I'd recommend anyone who has one to PIN lock it so if it gets stolen the thief won't be able to pawn it.
     

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