GPS units,Don't argue with them lol.

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 19:22
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We haven't used our Navman for ages ,and a trip to the big smoke recently made me relize, that they can be very very good or totally frustrating,.. one thing for sure if you disagree with the route its taking you on, say nothing! just. follow its directions,.other wise you become a screaming maniac, ..and might upset the passengers..lol.




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Reply By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 19:53

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 19:53
Here's a thought, how about having two of them sitting on the dash facing each other and let them argue it out???????

[;-*))

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Follow Up By: Axle - Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 05:59

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 05:59
Now that's funny Pop!

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Reply By: V8 Troopie - Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 20:56

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 at 20:56
And *never* select the shortest route in a city. It is guaranteed to take the longest time as it will make you stop at every traffic light.

Regarding disagreeing with the route it choose, I do that for a sport just to see how long it takes to calculate a backtrack and the places chosen to do a U turn. The unit eventually gives up suggesting backtracking and calculates new routes as you move along, getting you there.
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Follow Up By: Graeme - Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:18

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:18
I have a Garmin and have 'Karen' as the spoken voice. She is obviously a city girl as she barely puts a foot wrong there, but in the country the routes she gives me are sometimes jaw dropping.
For the hell of it I have followed her down some interesting country lanes to a destination on the highway on which I was travelling.
It does show that tourists blindly following a GPS could end up in someone's cow paddock if the unit was not recently updated.
Fortunately I use the GPS for a rough guide as I have a good idea of all the Australian cities, especially Melbourne, as in the past I was a part time taxi driver there and have a very good sense of direction.
When I was flying (private pilot) I preferred paper maps and visual fixes with timing to know where I was at all times.
Where I worked in Africa the 'pilots' could not use maps so the aircraft was fitted with two separate GPS, if one was not working the aircraft was grounded until fixed. Meanwhile the expat pilots used paper maps with the GPS as a reference. Nav aids were normally inaccurate or not working.
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Follow Up By: Kurd - Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 18:18

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 18:18
Just as an interesting side note, "Karen" is an Australian woman, Karen Jacobsen who is also the voice of Siri in your Apple devices.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:08

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:08
How to get to Mt Dare - brought to you by my wifes latest model Nuvi 2597 LMT

Leave melbourne

drive thru adelaide to Pt Augusta.

From PT AUG drive to Alice springs via Cober Pedy & Marla.

From Alice go north to plenty highway.

From Plenty drive east till you get to top of Hay river track.

Drive down Hay river track to Poeppel corner.

At Poeppel turn right and drive across Simpson desssert to Dalhousie.

From Dalhousie continue west to Mt Dare.
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Follow Up By: Member - Outback Gazz - Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:24

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 at 08:24
That's Gold !

Might buy that model Nuvi. Would make for an interesting journey if you typed in Fitzroy Crossing !


A friend of mine bought his 75 year old grandfather a GPS for xmas last year - set it up for him in his car and after quite some time the old fella got the hang of it and off he went. Three weeks later my friend asked his grandfather how his gps is going ? He replied "it's great, I love it, haven't got lost once - but I wouldn't want to work for Garmin as that poor lady hasn't had a day off in 3 weeks "


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Follow Up By: Axle - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:24

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 10:24
G/Day Robin, Wonder which way the old model would have directed you ..lol.


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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 07:22

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 at 07:22
Most GPS' have a power switch.

It is much easier to turn it off if you don't like it, than it is go to a forum and bitch about it.

But I guess that wouldn't have the desired effect would it?

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Follow Up By: Axle - Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 18:23

Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 18:23
Hmmm!, Not sure what your saying BooBook, But it looks like a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black!!.

Anyway its all good fun!


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