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Old 05-23-2008, 07:09 PM
 
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Dash Express ?

Garmin w/ MSN Direct ?

Garmin w/ TMC ?

Anyone have experience with any of these three?

Thanks...
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I use sigalert.com... no experience with those three.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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i have msn direct (not with the garmin), was about 30 min off last time i actually used it, which was about 3-4 months ago.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Lots of GPS devices now have free traffic. Garmin Nuvi 265T is at Costco fo $119, free lifetime traffic. Thinking about picking one up. CNET gives it a pretty good review. Anybody have any experience using the traffic service on an automobile GPS? Does it help you make freeway choice decisions? Is it as useful and usable as sigalert or traffic.com? Is it only freeway traffic or does it give street traffic like google? (Google provides street traffic using GPS feedback from people who utilize "My Location" with gps enabled cell devices.)

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Old 02-19-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: RSM
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I have a Magellan and I've been happy, but it costs. Now I use Google Maps on my Windows Mobile phone and it uses GPS/cell tower triangulation to find my location and has the most up to date traffic with incident reports while being infinitely more usable than a traditional GPS because it's not specifically tied to your location when you want to go look at every freeway and plot your route
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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i second google maps, but i use it on my blackberry. google maps will also give you conditions on major thoroughfares. i have a gps, but hardly ever use it now that i have a blackberry that has the same functionality.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Do any of the Traffic Navigators (things like Garmin and Tom Tom) have Google Maps traffic which would include street traffic in addition to freeways? My Garmin Nuvi uses Navteq but that only shows freeways, not streets. So, as an example, if you were heading north on the 405 in the afternoon and the Navteq would say take Sepulveda (because it doesn't realize Sepulveda will be busy too), is there a navigator that shows the traffic on Sepulveda just like Google Maps traffic does?

Some above mentioned google maps on a phone/blackberry, did that have traffic too? If it does, that is what I am asking about, but on a bigger display for automobile navigation.


http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.013937&z=17
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