kb9nvh Posted November 29, 2007 Share Posted November 29, 2007 (edited) Well, I made good on my word. A while back, I tried to upgrade my 60csx to the newest maps but because my 60csx was my second unit I had unlocked to they would not let me upgrade my 2006 city select and my only option was to purchase a new copy of citysnavigator NT for 120 bucks or so. Since I use my gps primarily for the road and the maps are strictly a road issue I decided to use the 120 dollars to off set the cost of a new cellphone with a gps built in. My thinking is that google maps is always updated and always free (I already have a cell phone unlimited data plan). Today I just got it set up and I must say I"m pretty impressed. Here's what you don't get. Turn by turn pop up navigation. You do get turn by turn but just not pop up. You get ALWAYS the newest maps, and you get immediate transfer to satellite view. You get fast routing and "traffic information". You also get info on business's that are close to your location. Google is working hard to increase the usefulness of this and I will guess that sooner than later you will be getting turn by turn. Another cool thing is that the camera on the phone will label gps coordinates to the exif info (if you want it). I don't have an iphone but I think that this bad boy has it beat in the most bang for the buck category. Touchscreen is GREAT and since its windows mobile 6 you have a huge choice of applications to choose from. This is so much more than a cell phone (and larger too so that may be a deterrent to some). The jury is still out weather i can sell my 60csx on ebay yet but I'm sure that eventually google will make this and easy decision. So, anyone else who is angry at garmin's map policies might consider going this route. Oh, the TILT also has wifi so you can keep off the cell tower when at home or in a hot spot. Edited November 29, 2007 by kb9nvh Quote Link to comment
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