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Old 03-09-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: the sticks
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So mph is a standard function, a choice or option on the menu, or an actual read-out on screen ?
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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They pretty much all have the option of displaying it somewhere on the screen. Even the units designed primarily for trail use will typically have it. I've had three GPS units - a basic trail-oriented unit (eTrex Legend - still have it), a "hybrid" unit that had a rugged trail design and also did routing (GPSMap 60c - stolen a few weeks ago) and a purely automotive unit (Nuvi 260 to replace the 60c), and all of them would display the speed if you wanted them to. It's probably worth noting that they're all Garmins, and I don't have direct experience with other brands, but I can't imagine that a feature so obviously important and simple to implement would be lacking in other brands.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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I got an entry level Garmin Nuvi at Best Buy for 99 bucks on sale. I told my friends and family about the sale and they all went and got one.

There have been a couple frustrating times (Seattle/Tacoma visit) where it got us lost. We were looking for a Best Buy and it took us to some bad areas in Renton and we never did find it.

It has saved us so much though and is certainly worth a couple hundred to have it. If you can afford the text-to speech model get it. it is annoying when you are in busy traffic and the voice only says "turn right .2 miles ahead" and you don't know what street to look for without having to look at the gps. (Bad if your wife is holding it in her hands because we forgot the stand)
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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Mine is a Motorola Motonav - it serves its purpose.

I find point A to B easily. Very simple to use.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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Mine is a TomTom 720. I love it, love it, love it!

TomTom GO 720 GPS Review
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Farmland side of the mountain
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We have two Garmins one with a larger screen than the other. I agree with those who have given 'fair warning'--directions aren't always accurate. In fact, the first turn leaving from our home says 'left' when you can only turn right from our street. But, it is worth the investment.
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