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    Best Car GPS

    Looks like me old Tom Tom has given up. Battery wonít charge.

    Any opinions on best replacement make model etc.

    Upper end type preferred

    Donít want to use cell phone.

    Any help appreciated.
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    the one with biggest screen.......going up from 4" to 8" screen makes it so much easier to see whats what...helps with old eyes too.

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    Tablet? New truck talks with the phone and runs google maps on the truck computer screen, it's awesome
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    Garmin, and add in Topomaps on SD Card
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    Garmin. You can get free updates through 'open maps' or something. They're much more user friendly I think, and accept different cards like 'Fresh Maps' which gives you topo type maps.

    Although I guess they all offer free upgrades now.
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    I recently got the wife a Garmin Driveassist 51 LMTs - only a 5 inch screen but has the dashcam built into it.
    https://buy.garmin.com/en-NZ/NZ/p/552032
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    get one that is not too big that can sit below your vision line on the dash .the wifes Suzuki has a decent size screen but you have to look down and away from your driving vision and I didn't like that when driving in heavy traffic compared to having the navman sitting up on the dash as you can look at the screen and still see the traffic at same time.
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    Take the battery from an old cell phone and do a transplant

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    battery cell in welly will get you a new battery

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    they have txt message capability now , handy for heavy traffic updates

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    Do you have a smart phone?
    Try the Waze ap....that's if this is used in NZ?
    Good thing about this is that it will see if you have traffic ahead and divert to faster route. Used here in the UK and Europe as well as in the States. Bloody good as you always have it on you. Also you can see if a taxi is trying it on.
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    I recently bought a navman move85LM from the wharewhare for $139. It was fine on a recent trip to aussie, gives speed warnings and has lifetime aus and nz map upgrades. I don't see the point in burying a lot of cash into one of these as Cellphones apps are overtaking incar GPS's

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    Google maps on phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Looks like me old Tom Tom has given up. Battery wonít charge.

    Any opinions on best replacement make model etc.

    Upper end type preferred

    Donít want to use cell phone.

    Any help appreciated.
    Anything but the missus in the passenger seat?.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    Google maps on phone

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    This is the obvious choice!

    I feel like I am back in the early 2000s when I read the other options!


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