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Re: [Shop-talk] Another wandering off-topic.....GPS

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Another wandering off-topic.....GPS
From: Bob Nogueira <>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:04:20 -0600
References: <006d01cdd892$dcf43870$96dca950$> <> <> <001501cdd8a1$0d93d9a0$28bb8ce0$>
I've solved the issue of routing through the middle of town two ways,  I'll
set a waypoint on the loop, or I'll simply remember to take the loop and let
the old girl b*t*h at me until I have shown her who is boss and she changes
the route to how I want to go.

( note: the "she" is  the Garmin voice NOT my wife.) Whee saved that one in
the nick of time! )

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 12, 2012, at 1:44 PM, "Karl Vacek" <> wrote:

> Google traffic is vastly more useful than the alleged traffic that I get in
> my Garmin Nuvi 3590.  The traffic reports in the Nuvi are (in my
> observation, in Chicago) at most 25% accurate when they warn of traffic.
> Accuracy is far less than that when considering actual  traffic jams that
> does not report.
> Google traffic, OTOH, seems to be at least 75% accurate both ways - there
> usually traffic when it reports it, and it usually reports actual traffic I
> find.  Speed of reporting seems good too - I've found new traffic jams on
> roads previously clear, and watched to see when the jam appears on the
> traffic map.  Maybe 5-10 minutes the couple of times I've seen that happen.
> Also - with lots of touchscreen pushing you can view the traffic along your
> route on the Garmin, but then you need to return to your map to use it.
> Google traffic on my Android phone is there all the time if I want it -
> turn the traffic layer on.  Can't do that on the Garmin.  I wish Garmin
> would just buy Google's traffic.
> I really wonder how Garmin got to be the "standard" for GPS units.  Based
> my use of my new 3590 LMT (their top automotive unit) and an older C60
> hiking unit I received as a gift and used in the car occasionally for a few
> years, Garmin is a disappointment.  Clumsy to use, poor manuals, and just
> not reliable.  If I ever decide to buy a dedicated aircraft GPS, I'll buy
> any other brand than a Garmin.
> Karl
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