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    If I am buying a car without a GPS system but I really want a color system, is there an aftermarket system. I was watching a Hertz commercial and they have a "never lost" system that looks cool, can you buy this as a consumer or any other system?
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    Originally posted by Doggy
    If I am buying a car without a GPS system but I really want a color system, is there an aftermarket system. I was watching a Hertz commercial and they have a "never lost" system that looks cool, can you buy this as a consumer or any other system?
    There are quite a few on the market, but none of them are cheap. Clarion and Alpine each make one, IIRC, and I'm sure the regular GPS companies have something as well.
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    For those interested in an in-car GPS I have this suggestion:

    Use your Visor. I use my Platinum but the Prism would be great for its color (available refurbed for $200, or less on Ebay).

    Purchase a Visor to Garmin Cable for $40 from www.blue-hills-innovations.com for $40.

    Get a used Garmin GPS someplace like eBay or a marine electronics store (most independant retail stores have a few older handhelds around like the Garmin GPS 12 or 38) for $75.

    Buy the DeLorme XMap Streetmaps for Handhelds for $40.

    Hook 'em all up and you have the functionality of a $400 monochrome Map-based navigation system, or if you are using a Prism a $650 color system. A four year old handheld GPS is as good, technically, as a brand new unit as far as accuracy goes (atleast with the Garmin products). I happened to have both the GPS and the Platinum already, so I consider myself in possesion of a $400 system for about $80.

    I also have a Memplug and CompactFlash card I can use to store many more maps than the typical dashboard system. Since the cable uses the Synch port and not the Springboard port I maintain that exandable memory capacity that I don't think you get with the Magellan Springboard GPS. Its just way more convenient to leave the handheld GPS on in the car all the time-you can get a cigaret cable if you want-that way you don't have to re-aquire satilites every time you want to know where you are, and you don't need to leave the Visor turned on. With this system I can turn on the Visor, press a button to reconnect to the Garmin unit and **poof** my position is instantly updated.
    Last edited by Keefer Lucas; 11/11/2002 at 09:06 AM.
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    I need a local PUG to help me do this and learn all the other neat things I can do with my Clie!
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    Does Blue Hills have a Treo to Garmin cable?
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    Originally posted by ajchenmph
    Does Blue Hills have a Treo to Garmin cable?
    Does the Treo use the same synch connector as the Visor? In this case its not the cradle that needs to be the same...merely the connector. If not the same then the answer is no.

    It is not a software issue, merely a hardware connector that needs to be sourced, which is pretty straight forward. If you were into splicing you could sacrifice a portable synch cable for a Clie or Treo and make the connection pretty easily.

    You can contact Dave Sorenson at Blue Hills about both the Clie and the Treo. www.blue-hills-innovations.com.
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    I think this might be what you are looking for:
    http://www.ja-gps.com.au/gpsprod_streetpilot3.html
    Note: this is the aussie model, you'd want the yankie version
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    The StreetPilot III is a great unit. However, without spending ridiculous amounts of money, I'd rather have one less unit floating around the inside my car...

    I'll have to ask Blue Hills to see if they've got such a cable, then...
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    Originally posted by ajchenmph
    The StreetPilot III is a great unit. However, without spending ridiculous amounts of money, I'd rather have one less unit floating around the inside my car...

    I'll have to ask Blue Hills to see if they've got such a cable, then...
    The biggest plus for me was that the streetpilot III talks to you to give you instructions (like 'turn left')
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT

    The biggest plus for me was that the streetpilot III talks to you to give you instructions (like 'turn left')
    Does it also use terms like "mate" and "g'day" in an Aussie accent? If so I will want the Australian version!

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