The Next Generation of GPS Navigation

Well Garmin and Magellan had better be looking ahead or they might just get left behind. Why? Because smart-phone navigation is quickly accelerating past conventional GPS navigation units. Google is one such company pushing this new wave of capabilities. Static Databases – What There is now is all you Have Most GPS units today from Garmin and Magellan (two major GPS manufacturers for GPS for automobiles) use a static map database along with a static Points of Interest (POI) database. The POIs are all the addresses, business locations, restaurants etc. that you can locate using the unit. New … [Read more...]

Review of Garmin nuve 765T GPS Navigation Unit

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Garmin has long been a leader in GPS navigation. With the soaring rise in popularity of automobile navigation, Garmin has worked hard to maintain that lead despite competition from other manufacturers such as Tom Tom and Magellan. Garmin's current line is named nuve and this review is for the 765T which is around the middle of the pack of their vast offering. Rather than go into detail, I will refer you instead to this excellent review by GPS Magazine. I will limit my review to a few points I think their review overlooked as well as summarize my opinion of the unit. My first unit was a Garmin … [Read more...]