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jimdrivas
05-07-2006, 06:13 PM
gps unit, handheld, that will have maps and directions and voice for the car? No external antenna wanted....just mount in car and go. Price range less than $750. Also strictly its own battery power so it can easily transfer from one car to another.

Does something like that exist?

Thanks.

the POPO
05-07-2006, 06:26 PM
http://www.magellangps.com/en/products/product.asp?PRODID=955

The Roadmate Series is generally very good. It's not battery powered, but you wouldn't want on that runs on batteries. GPS devices suck plenty of power so any batteries will drain in short time.

You can still transfer this unit easily from car to car and it has the usual voice guidance, mounts, and cigaratte lighter power supply.

the POPO
05-07-2006, 06:31 PM
http://www.magellangps.com/en/products/product.asp?PRODID=1118

This one does have a rechargeable li-ion battery. It'll also act as a portable music player and of course will give you built in maps, on screen directions, voice guidance, touch screen, and built in antenna.

This sounds like what you want...? It's also listed at $699, but is backordered on the website.

the POPO
05-07-2006, 06:32 PM

corra
05-07-2006, 08:44 PM

djdub
05-07-2006, 09:09 PM
I did a lot of research and liked the unit's small size and ability to work from the center console. None of that suction cup windshield crap for me. Battery last about 3 to 4 hours but can also work eaily via lighter. It's a simple mini USB cable - the same I use on my Blackeberry - which is convienent.

I've had it for about 2 months and it's gotten me to tracks, hotels, residences, etc without fail. I couldn't be happier. It's a bit more expensive than some of the other units but I thought the premium for its small size was well worth it.

Let me know if you have any questions.I blew an 04 M3 Coupe engine. Where's my 100k engine warranty? Buy my Sirius receiver for Nav or my iceLink for Sirius & Nav. How about a StealthOne? RRT brake ducts? M3 trunk mat? All like new.

corra
05-07-2006, 09:27 PM
http://www.thegpsstore.com/Detail-tomtom-go-300-navigation-system.asp

em3
05-07-2006, 09:59 PM
.compact
.touch screen LCD
.fast
.uses 3rd gen SIRF satellite chip, you can receive signals even indoors
.charges via USB cable

the only thing wrong with it is that it costs too much. $800.

here's one of the many glowing reviews it got:
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<a href="http://www.37signals.com/svn/archives2/garmin_nuvi_350_insanely_recommended.php" target="_blank">http://www.37signals.com/svn/archives2/garmin_nuvi_350_insanely_recommended.php</a>

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djdub
05-07-2006, 10:02 PM
I blew an 04 M3 Coupe engine. Where's my 100k engine warranty? Buy my Sirius receiver for Nav or my iceLink for Sirius & Nav. How about a StealthOne? RRT brake ducts? M3 trunk mat? All like new.

em3
05-07-2006, 10:09 PM
other legit vendors still sold it for $750+ <br>
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jimdrivas
05-07-2006, 10:57 PM

djdub
05-07-2006, 10:59 PM
I blew an 04 M3 Coupe engine. Where's my 100k engine warranty? Buy my Sirius receiver for Nav or my iceLink for Sirius & Nav. How about a StealthOne? RRT brake ducts? M3 trunk mat? All like new.

em3
05-08-2006, 11:14 AM
essentially acts as a speakerphone interface/addresbook viewer to your cell phone


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