Archive for January, 2013

Know exactly where you are all the time with the Garmin Oregon 450 Handheld GPS Navigator by Garmin. This handheld GPS unit is jammed packed full of useful feature which will see to it that you are never left out in the wild again, even if you are in a dead spot like the woods or canyons.

The handheld device has a large 3 inch touch screen which can be read even in sunny situations. The menu is easy to navigate and packed full of useful programs all designed to help you see the way forward.
The unit is also waterproof and the rugged design will withstand knocks and bumps and not be affected by dust or humidity.

Another feature the Garmin Oregon 450 Handheld GPS Navigator has is the 3 axis tilt compensated electronic compass. This feature will show you the way even if the unit is uneven or you are stood still. If you want to share your routes or tracks with other people then the Oregon 450 will do that for you seamlessly by sharing the data wirelessly.

With Garmin Connect you can now explore like never before with other routes and activities which have been uploaded onto the website. You can then share this information with other people via social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Other features the Garmin Oregon 450 Handheld GPS Navigator offers are hot fix satellite technology which will never leave you lost as it can locate your position fast and accurate. And because the navigator supports BlueChart g2 you are safe in the knowledge that on water every contour and navaid will be covered.
Battery life on this GPS Navigator is out of this world with a whopping 16 hours of usage on one charge. And the unit will take normal AA batteries or NiMH or Lithium rechargeable ones.

Other great features on this unit include the 850Mb of internal memory and the SD card slot. Both of these features can be used to store maps, waypoints, routes and tracks and a whole host of other useful information. Plus you can share it all around so no one should ever get lost again. Connecting the device to a computer or laptop couldn't be simpler with the USB high speed connection. That is yet another way for you to share and store your information.

So what are people saying about the Garmin Oregon 450 Handheld GPS Navigator? Well on the whole the unit is a well liked GPS Navigation unit and a good price to pay for a quality unit like that but one or two have reported that the screen illumination is not very bright.

The Garmin Oregon 450 Handheld GPS Navigator by Garmin is an excellent GPS Navigation unit that is reasonably priced and not out of reach of most people's budget.

Packed full of useful features including the ability to share things between your friends or other Garmin users and easy to use menu system this handheld GPS unit should be on everyone's list of must haves.

The Motorola Motonav TN765T 5.1 Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic by Motorola is much more than a GPS Navigator. With the ability to give instant updates to the road ahead and seamless integration to your cell phone the TN765T from Motorola could be a driver?s best friend on the long road ahead.

This GPS navigator and its candy bar appearance looks cool and unobtrusive on the dashboard and the display which is 5.1 inches and a touch screen is big enough without taking over the dash. Most navigators have live traffic events these days and this one is no different. Live events basically tell you of any problems on the road ahead and offer different routes to avoid any disruptions to your driving.

The Bluetooth onboard will connect to your Bluetooth enabled cell phone effortlessly and synch with the phonebook. Voice recognition on the Navigator allows you to make hands free calls without taking your hands off the wheel or pulling over to make that call and with the noise cancelling technology your calls will be clear as a bell.

Other exciting features include the ability to hear your text messages whilst driving. The GPS will read any messages out loud for you and then has the ability to send automated replies all while you drive.

You can check if your flight is on time or maybe check the weather forecast, as the GPS can supply all that and more, including the location of safety cameras in your area. All this is done via Bing? which is available along with Google Local Search. If you want to save any searches then you can on the 4 GB of memory which is onboard the GPS and should you need more you can upgrade to another 4 GB with a micro SD card.

All these features require a good battery and this device has one. An in-house recharger will charge the battery without you having to remove it. And from one charge you get an impressive 2.5 hours of continuous usage out of it.

Consumer reviews for this sat-nav are plentiful around the internet with a pretty mixed bag when it comes to performance. One or two of the reviewers have had problems that include inaccurate voice commands and not being able to locate particular roads or premises. Giving wrong turn commands is pretty dangerous especially if the area is unknown to you so maybe Motorola should look into this. The item is relatively highly priced, even with discounts.

The Motorola MotoNavTN765T seems to have a few teething problems it needs to address before it will gain wider acceptance by consumers. The candy bar design is sleek and ergonomic enough to blend in with the dashboard. But underneath lays a couple of problems that Motorola should look at, including the wrong turn commands. It does have a good touch screen LCD screen with plenty of options, from what?s happening ahead to flight arrivals and the local petrol prices, but are those options alone worth the large price tag that comes with it?

TomTom XL 325S 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

If you do a lot of driving or like to get out and about on foot then it might be a good thing to have a GPS like the TomTom XL 325S 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator. It comes with up to 3 million points of interest, 5 route options and spoken street names which will be invaluable to the driver.

To start with the GPS with its grey and black design won?t look out of place on the dash. At 4.7?x 3.2?x 0.9? deep it?s small enough to be noticed when needed yet unobtrusive when not. A large 4.3 inch screen adorns the 325S Navigator which is capable of producing 64,000 colors in 480x272 resolutions, and is bright enough for the user to see even in bright sunny conditions.

Inside the device is 30MB of internal memory which can be used for more points of interest and other personal and favorite things the user wants to store like schemes. The USB port on the TomTom XL 325S 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator allows one to connect to a personal computer for charging and to download updates and any other software one may need.

Plenty of features are included with the GPS Navigator including the TomTom Home which will make sure your device is always up to date when on the move. Another helpful feature people might like is the Help Me! Menu which can display the emergency services and hospitals in the area. The safety preferences allow the user to pick particular alerts including school zones and speed warnings. If one likes to change the route from time to time then the 5 route options allows for the scenic, fastest or even a walking tour option plus others all designed to make the journey more enjoyable. Also included are 3 million points of interest which give the user specific points of interest like restaurants and gas stations, critical if the journey is long.

A favorites menu allows for one to store those favorite destinations and all at the touch of a button. Text to speech technology quickly and effortlessly tells the user where they are and offers spoken street names and directions while you keep your eye on the road.

Reviews are hard to come by but the reviews available are in favor of the TomTom XL 325S 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator. Ease of use and long battery life once uncoupled from the car are amongst the favorite features along with a reasonable price.

If one is a regular driver especially long distance driving then a GPS system like the TomTom XL 325S 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator will be an invaluable aid in getting from A to B. It contains all the features a driver could need and use and even when uncoupled and used independently the device can be a hit when it comes to getting out and about on foot. Another good feature is the price. It is competitive for this kind of GPS device and it won?t break the bank. Whatever you need a GPS for this device could be an invaluable asset in the car and on foot.