All posts tagged "GPS"

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    Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS Review

    The Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS is outstanding.  There are a number of reasons to use a Magellan...

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    Magellan RoadMate 9055 GPS Review

    MSRP $299.99 As a male member of the species, I am a little insulted by global positioning...

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    Pharos GPS Phone 600e Review

    We suppose it was only a matter of time before GPS specialists Pharos broke into the smart phone market. The company has produced a number of navigation solutions for cars, laptops, and PDAs already, so the mobile phone must have seemed like the next natural step. And that is how the Pharos...

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    Pharos Traveler GPS 127 Cell Phone Review

    The smartphone space has become really competitive, especially in the past year, and it’s packed with a wide variety of great devices. However, as far as GPS-enabled smartphones go, Pharos is trying to outdo the competition by including navigation software on the handset, so you’re not required to sign up for a...

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    Pharos Traveler GPS 137 Cell Phone Reveiw

    Earlier this month, we looked at the Pharos Traveler 127. The GPS-enabled smartphone offered the advantage of coming with its own navigation software and maps, which eliminated the need for fee-based location services and a cellular connection. Unfortunately, the benefit of this was lost on the clunky software and the device’s sluggish...

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    Magellan Maestro 4250 Review

    The number of portable navigation systems coming out these days is pretty astonishing, but the thing is, we’re finding that when it comes to the core navigation functions, they pretty much all offer the same thing–text- and voice-guided directions, extensive POI databases, automatic route recalculation, and so forth. So in order to...

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    Magellan RoadMate 1200 Review

    At first glance, the Magellan RoadMate 1200 looks to be a good entry-level in-car GPS. It has a compact, no-fuss design that’s perfect for first-time buyers, and you get the most essential navigation features for an affordable $199.99. Sounds good, right? Not so fast, once on the road the RoadMate 1200 tells...

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    Magellan Maestro 4370 Review

    It’s been a little while since we’ve seen anything from Magellan, but in late October, the company revealed its latest in-car GPS, the Magellan Maestro 4370. A step-up model from the Magellan Maestro 4250, the portable navigation device (PND) offers a new user interface with a feature called OneTouch that gives you...

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    Magellan RoadMate 1470 Review

    Design The RoadMate 1470 doesn’t deviate from the tried-and-true portable navigation device form factor. Measuring 3.3 inches deep by 5.2 inches tall by 7 inches wide, the RoadMate’s thinness easily makes this unit one of the most pocketable devices in its class. Like nearly all PNDs, the majority of the RoadMate’s visage...

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    Magellan RoadMate 1700 Review

    Compared with the 3.5-inch screen size standard of older personal navigation devices, as well as current entry-level devices, today’s 4.3-inch and 5-inch units seem downright huge. More screen real estate means easier viewing and faster data inputs. However, the Magellan RoadMate 1700’s 7-inch wide-screen display dwarfs them all. Is this too much...

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    Magellan eXplorist GC Review

    According to Geocaching.com, “Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.” The Magellan eXplorist GC is one of only a handful of paperless, purpose-built geocaching...

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    TomTom Rider 2 GPS Navigation System

    Th e TomTom Rider 2 GPS Navigator is a neat device, modeled to be a bit more rugged, with less fluff and more navigational information displayed. The only problem with the device is…the device. The idea that some of these clowns on motorcycles will now be distracted by a GPS is a...