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I need advice about buying a GPS system

What features do I *need*? There is such a range in prices from $79 - +
I am buying one for our trip to Washington DC and the Outer Banks this summer.
Other than major trips, I don't see us using it very often.
Thanks in advance!

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Asked by mrsderekjeter at 1:37 PM on Mar. 9, 2010 in Travel

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  • dont get a tom tom. mine got lost more than i did!

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 4:04 PM on Mar. 9, 2010

  • We have a Magellan  and are very happy with.  I recommend you get one that has a voice feature because you don't have to keep looking at it.

    If you don't think you will use it often, you're deluded lol.  That's what we though but we have a lot of fun with it.  My dh uses it in our own neighbourhood because he likes to turn in a different direction to make it re-calibrate lol.  Also we use it a lot when we visit my mother in Montreal because it is so funny listening to it try to pronounce french lol.


    Answer by beeky at 6:35 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • we have a tom tom and a garmin. my garmin has a much better visual on the screen and is easier to operate. the tom tom is much more accurate and had more features for the same price $149.00. I like the Garmin, my husband likes the tomtom. We use the GPS all the time and will be soon getting a company phone with GPS on it, which I'm sure we'll also use all the time too.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 7:45 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • i love my Garmin. Voice turns are great then you don't need to look at the screen. Had a Megellan two upgrades later still got me lost leaving the house. Glad when my husband broke it.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 2:09 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Thanks everyone!

    Answer by mrsderekjeter at 3:21 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

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