People driving into lakes using GPS

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    happened recently in Bellevue Wa - 3 women tourists

    Hey dummies - ever heard of roadmaps????????????

    never failed me
     
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    AHHH!!!! Technology

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    I've been thinking about getting a GPS device. Does anyone here use one? If so, do they work?
     
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    If you have a laptop I recommend Microsoft Streets and Trips. The receiver plugs into the computer and you have a really big screen to see where you are going. If you've never used a gps before, and you do a lot of road travel, it works great.

    If you don't have a laptop then a Garmin is great to have along to guide you, the bigger the screen though the bigger the price.
     
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    I use my US Cellular Phone HTC Touch Pro2. I downloaded TeleNav Navigator Deluxe & it works but don't trust the voice instruction. When she says turn right or left there is a 20% chance she is wrong. The visual search, find, locate, directions & map works well at least 99% of the time. The unreliable audio voice causes you to have to look at the device instead of the road. It would be nice if I could trust the voice.
     
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    Just get a smart phone with built-in GPS. You can also play Angry Birds.
     
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    remember old-fashined things like roadmaps???????/

    they dont drive you onto the lake
     
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    They are right the money 99% of the time.
     
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    They work great, as long as you remember that they are only as good as the idiot who programs the maps. The GPS can pinpoint your location with a few feet using the satellites, but the unit itself sometimes thinks things are in different places. That explains why people who are not paying attention drive into lakes.
     

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