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Re: Need a GPS with these features
said by OZO:I use my Garmin for 90% of my GPS Navigation but Google maps is getting better and as of recently has some limited off-line capability. Garmin also has the completely stored on the phone Navigon for the iPhone/iPad. But as much as I'd like Garmin to survive and an excuse to buy a new 3590LMT I just don't see them as able to compete in the automobile GPS market more than a couple of more years. I'm sure that the trucker, hiker and aviation GPS business will be around for years to come but not for cars.
So, I guess the only reliable way to navigate now is to use off-line navigation program (not much to choose from at this time) or use dedicated devices like Garmin and others. Google Navigation is a toy, not a reliable tool here...
What I'd like them to do is make a powerful Android GPS app for $99 (30 free trial) and then sell annual map maintenance for $20/yr with at least 6 map updates per year. My latest phone (due next week) will have 96GB of storage and I'd happily dedicate 2GB of that to maps. They could tie in social traffic reports and on the fly map corrections. Garmin could continue the car navigation business by creating and maintaining the best phone and tablet GPS software and by selling up to date map and red light camera subscriptions.
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