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Re: UPDATE...2011 Nav. Systems

Your $10 processor still can't do what Google does, across eight million records.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:07 PM
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Re: UPDATE...2011 Nav. Systems

For POIs, I flat don't trust any GPS' internal database. I had a TomTom take me to a residential area in Chicago before saying "well, screw it" when looking for a burger joint. The nature of retail/restaurant businesses and the lag before they make it into the POI database means it will often be incorrect. If you have a smartphone, you're better off searching in Google Maps, then punching the address into the GPS.

I will, however, disagree that the 730N's voice nav sucks. It's slow, but I find it works pretty well. Better than I anticipated, in fact. I was expecting the 730N's Harmon nav to be mediocre at best, but I've been generally impressed with it. I doubt it's the best thing out there, but it's no worse than my previous GPS unit, a TomTom Go 740 Live. In fact, I find it better- it doesn't spontaneously reboot like the TT will do.
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I like the uConnect phone functions, and the satellite radio control...but for everthing else, especially Nav, I find it cumbersome.

One of the improvements in the RHR will be the ability to string long commands together. Saying "Select Name Octane" will get you there in one command instead of Select Name - BEEP - Octane.
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If I search using one word it brings up a location 10 miles away, but not the closest one. Same with "Home Depot" - I get different results entering in "Home Depot" vs "The Home Depot". It should only be listed once in the database, or at least, bring up both variations in the results and eliminate the duplicate locations.

Another issue I have is that after entering a long name and then searching and looking at results, when you go back to the keyboard the name is erased which is very annoying, as you have to start all over again to enter a different spelling, for example.

Overall I love the MyGig, it certainly has a lot of great features but as mentioned I wish the programmers would actually put some road hours into using the unit so they would better understand its limitations and quirks.
Milous.... maybe it's because you have an old database? On my 430, when I search for "Home Depot", I get entries that say "Home Depot (The Home Depot)" which I presume is how it exists in the database.
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I just went out and typed in "Office Max". There is one just a few miles from where I live. The first result that came up was 790 miles away! Yet the one that is close to home is in the database as I can find it via phone number.

That's crazy. If you know your local OfficeMax is in the system, then I don't know why it wouldn't show up when you search your local POI.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:51 PM
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I like the uConnect phone functions, and the satellite radio control...but for everthing else, especially Nav, I find it cumbersome.

One of the improvements in the RHR will be the ability to string long commands together. Saying "Select Name Octane" will get you there in one command instead of Select Name - BEEP - Octane.
Hmm. If I want to change the station by voice, I just say the station name. Instead of saying select name when in SAT radio mode, I just hit the voice command button and say the name of the channel.

This can mean amusing things if the person saying it isn't clear. When my dad was fiddling with it, he was standing outside the vehicle and said "Patriot Radio." It ended up tuning in "Out Gay Radio." That was funny.
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That's crazy. If you know your local OfficeMax is in the system, then I don't know why it wouldn't show up when you search your local POI.
What's really crazy is if he already knows where his local Officemax is then why does he need a GPS to remind him where it is and guide him to it?




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What's really crazy is if he already knows where his local Officemax is then why does he need a GPS to remind him where it is and guide him to it?
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Hmm. If I want to change the station by voice, I just say the station name. Instead of saying select name when in SAT radio mode, I just hit the voice command button and say the name of the channel.

This can mean amusing things if the person saying it isn't clear. When my dad was fiddling with it, he was standing outside the vehicle and said "Patriot Radio." It ended up tuning in "Out Gay Radio." That was funny.
Wow, I'll have to give that a try!

Saying the station name only, not Out Gay Radio
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Re: UPDATE...2011 Nav. Systems

Does anyone know if the 430N allows uploading of custom routes? I routinely use Garmin's Mapsource to plan out trips using my 265T, adding my own special POI's and preferred routing. It would be great if the 430N could do what my "suction cup mounted" el cheapo nav system can do

BTW, I saw one of the Overlands with 430N on the sticker and a 730N (RER) unit in the dash. I just ordered my Overland and expect to get the 430N, hopefully with the traffic update. I'll be somewhat pissed if it shows up with the RER radio.
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Re: UPDATE...2011 Nav. Systems

My biggest thing I had to realize with this system is that is different that what I was used too. The more time I spend with it and understand how it works (different system than the Garmin Nuvi I had used previously) the more I like it. Change is hard to except, I find this across everything, nobody likes change, especially if they don't understand it.

I am still struggling to figure out the routing. I too, expected it to take the rout I always take, but I did this same thing with my Garmin at 1st. Though I knew a better way. One time I took it, saved me 70 miles and an hour of drive time (700 miles and 11 hour trip).

The Nav in the Jeep took me a different route, but I fought it most of the way thinking I knew better so I can't judge it on the route. NO machine can read your mind, some may agree with us.

I wouldn't write anything off until you fully understand it. (not saying everyone here doesn't understand, but clearly they are a few....I don't fully understand).
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Re: UPDATE...2011 Nav. Systems

I am one of those Overland owners that was surprised to find a 730 RER in the dash as oppose to the 430N. I honestly have not used to NAV functionality enough to really provide a detailed opinion as others have, but I can say that when I have used it, I had no issues. I have used to the Voice NAV and it worked great and I especially like the traffic indications. I was disappointed to learn that the 730 RER does not support streaming audio from my iphone as the 430N does. I find the thick hidden cable to be very cumbersome and I use it only on longer trips. I also like to concept of voice texting available from the 430N and not available on the 730 RER. In Massachusetts, they smartly passed a law against texting while driving. Voice texting would be a nice feature. Not likely, but I am secretly hoping that a software update may give the 730 RER both Streaming audio and voice texting.
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