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Old 08-21-2006, 03:03 PM
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Gps??

I use Streets and Trips quite a bit for work and during my travels to various cities I am always relying on directions to get to each location. Is there an GPS that plugs into your computer that you can download streets and trips directions to the handheld GPS? I know w/ Streets and Trips you can get a GPS device that turns your laptop into a GPS but prefer not to keep my laptop booted up all the time in the car (hassle)
Any advice?? Specific GPS models to look at?
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:08 PM
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I had a garmin street pilot for a while. Had to buy the softward for the really specific map info, but it workd well. There's another one with a sort of cutsie name that people seem to like as well, but I'm not sure how great their mapping software is. While they're not technically hand held, they're pretty small.

I can't remember the street software that worked with my Street Pilot, but it'll come to me.

Oh yeah, it was Map Source
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:43 PM
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Thanks Doug!

What I am hoping to accomplish is still use Streets and trips on my laptop and then somehow sync a "route" with the GPS device and then just take the GPS device with me on my days travel. Is such a GPS device available?
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Thanks Doug!

What I am hoping to accomplish is still use Streets and trips on my laptop and then somehow sync a "route" with the GPS device and then just take the GPS device with me on my days travel. Is such a GPS device available?

You know that Smartphone you use to have would work.

I think most handheld GPS units can accept waypoints. My cheap Garmin eTrex can.
As far as a graphical interface, I am not sure. Most of the handhelds use proprietary software. You would need a PDA or something that you could load Streets and Trips on as well as plug in a GPS receiver.
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My etrex doesn't, but the newer ones will load maps I believe.

Oh, yeah, Tom Tom is the other one.
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My etrex doesn't, but the newer ones will load maps I believe.

Oh, yeah, Tom Tom is the other one.
Not load maps but it should be able to accept waypoints.

My father-in-law has a TomTom. I messed with it for about 2 minutes one day and couldn't figure out how to input a destination. I didn't have the manual so that would have probably helped.
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My brother-ini-law has the tomtom. I thought it worked rather well in my limited experience with it.
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Not load maps but it should be able to accept waypoints.

My father-in-law has a TomTom. I messed with it for about 2 minutes one day and couldn't figure out how to input a destination. I didn't have the manual so that would have probably helped.
With the street pilot and the Map Source software, you could do all the routes on your computer and just load them to the Garmin SP. Doing routes on the SP itself wasn't nearly as user friendly.

That was one of three things I sold in Summer 2004 to buy Perfect Pass. I regret nothing.
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You know that Smartphone you use to have would work.

I think most handheld GPS units can accept waypoints. My cheap Garmin eTrex can.
As far as a graphical interface, I am not sure. Most of the handhelds use proprietary software. You would need a PDA or something that you could load Streets and Trips on as well as plug in a GPS receiver.
I know!! To some degree I miss that phone for those types of reasons (Microsoft software stuff)
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I know!! To some degree I miss that phone for those types of reasons (Microsoft software stuff)

She is in good hands.
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