I’m getting my license and car next week and I can’t find my way out of a paper bag. I know I’m getting a GPS but I don’t know which to get as I am not extremely tech savvy. I was looking at the Garmin Nuvi 350 (American Edition)
I will probaly buy this from ebay as it is about $400 there. My price range is like $425 and below.
One of my sons is directionally challenged. He’ll get the directions from Mapquest, then type them in very large print on a sheet of paper that can be glanced at when at a stop light. Also helps to look at a map and see where you’re going.
All these moms don’t understand. You’re going to buy a GPS, so we should concentrate
on helping you get one that is good for you. I think that if you’re going someplace
you’ve never been to before, that a GPS makes sense.
You can plan your route ahead of time, and if you have a talking GPS, you’ll be more
confident in knowing where you’re going. That way you won’t be nervous, you won’t
hesitate at intersections wondering if you’re in the right spot, and if it talks you’ll
know ahead of time what to expect as far as turns and such.
Finally a non mom!
You still need a map, just in case it isn’t right. Mapquest is often wrong. The gps gets confused when roads are very close together, which intersections often are. Especially in cities.
Nobody gave you a answer yet.
I’ll ask KT, she loves giving advice!
My husband purchased for both our sons, Christmas 200, the Lowrance IWAY 500c.
The reason he went for the Lowrance is the quality of the build is excellent. The company is known for making professional marine and aircraft navigation equipment. The quality is great. You don’t have to load maps as you go. The whole country already is in there and updates are available to free when they do updates by downloading. Also gives you space for MP3 and has a five inch screen which is easy to read even in bright daylight. They were so happy with the two they have that hubby has put in an order for two of the new Lowrance 600C’s for our cars. www.lowrance.com if interested in looking into what the product offers
I don’t know squat about the GPS stuff. I went with the cheapest one we could find. It seems to work fine. I agree with the moms though, you are a new driver you need to focus on the road, those stop signs are a *****, not to mention the other drivers…
I know KT likes her Garmin, you can find her video on youtube.
I got to go to bed now, nite all. Well, In just a second i will.