Gps

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  1. pegwinn
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    Hi, I drive a truck cross country for a living and have a fatal genetic flaw...... I get lost once I get into the cities. I need GPS but don't know anything about it. I tried to google it but got a gazillion links to confuse me.

    I want something I can plug into my cigarette lighter and type in a destination. Then I want it to tell me how to get there, reliably. I want to go as inexpensive as quality allows and with as few parts as possible.

    Any ideas on where I can find a "howto gps for dummies site"?
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    Phil
     
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    Actually, there is a book "GPS for dummies"....

    go to amazon.com or barnes and noble's website and type in the title "GPS for dummies"
     
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    I would recommend the Garmin site....and one particular unit specifically.

    The Garmin Quest: it has 115 meg of data that can be uploaded, and the units work very well. I have the Garmin GPS V, but the only downfall is the amount of memory that it holds. You have to plan ahead, and make sure to download the map set to the unit prior to arriving in the area of detail (and it only holds 18meg of data...it will hold most of NYC metro area....and the base map set)

    http://www.garmin.com/products/quest/
     

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