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What is a good recommendation for a in car GPS system?

Must have a large screen that can be easily read by an elderly person.

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do a quick site search, there have been several recent threads on this topic.

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www.garmin.com

Check it out--many models.

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Hi,
What is a good recommendation for a in car GPS system?

Must have a large screen that can be easily read by an elderly person.

Thanks.

Glenn

Garmin has an i series that is for entry level users. Basic functions. However, as far as large screens go, you will pay more $$ to get a model with a bigger screen.

With voice prompts, you don't really even need to look at the display once you are driving anyway.

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Thanks Vcook, Keytickler- will do.

Brian - I wouldn't all you an elderly person. cough,cough.

Jrock - I never thought about the voice prompts. It is for my mother-in-law, so a large screen and a loud voice prompt is a must have.

Thanks guys.
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Garmin has some nice ones but you'll end up paying close to $600 for the larger screen one. It's very user friendly.

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Are you looking for a portable one, or an actual in screen navigation system? Something like this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S...lboard*image*_
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I am not sure what you mean by "portable"?

Can be transfered between vehicles?...if so, then yes.
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I am not sure what you mean by "portable"?

Can be transfered between vehicles?...if so, then yes.
Then the one I linked wouldn't work. By portable, I just meant that it can be moved from car to car, person to person.
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if you want a bigger screen, and in-dash navi is the way to go. but for portable i would go with Garmin. i think TomTom is a touch cheaper though. both fairly comparable, but i like the Garmin line-up better.

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I have been looking for a GPS as a present for someone as well.

I like the looks and price of the Nuvi 350 and maybe the Street Pilot c530.

The SP has a 4.4" screen and the Nuvi has a 3.8" screen.

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I think the Garmin 2610 is a rock solid option. You can buy it refurbished for $280



It's an older model but still very powerful. Touch screen, speaker, etc...

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Thanks Vcook, Keytickler- will do.

Brian - I wouldn't all you an elderly person. cough,cough.

Jrock - I never thought about the voice prompts. It is for my mother-in-law, so a large screen and a loud voice prompt is a must have.

Thanks guys.
Garmin has a store on N. Michigan Ave. on the east side of the street a few blocks north of the river. They sell stuff at list price in the store, so buy online. However, they have all of the units in the store. You can talk to the staff and try out the different models while you are deciding which one is best for your needs. Check it out.

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Warning: window mounts attract theives.

A heads-up on window-mounted GPS units:

Three cars were broken into on my block in two days (last Sunday and Monday). They all had gps mounts in the windshield. Mine was one of them. Fortunately, two of the three (including mine) did not have the unit in the car. One woke me up.. I ran outside and didn't see anything but heard a car takeoff while I was coming out. Basically, these guys are trolling for cars with window units, then doing a quick break in and search for the actual device.

This was in the Roscoe Village / North Center area.

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I use my laptop... screens plenty large but that way is a little more pricey.

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I would say Garmin, or TomTom.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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Just ordered the Garmin Nuvi 660 about 30 minutes ago. Looks like a solid choice.
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