+RAD Dad Posted April 10, 2002 Share Posted April 10, 2002 I recently payed too much ($100 bucks) for Garmin's Roads and Recreation CD. I say too much not because I payed more than retail, I got it for less than they sell it at Garmin's site. (they sell it for $119) I payed too much because it should be free it is so out of date. It is missing major streets that have been around for 10 years in my area. My parents entire neighborhood is missing, and it has been there for at least seven years. I checked out Metroguide which Garmin claims was just updated last year (and costs even more money) and the same streets are missing on it. (although they do have a Denny's shown as being there even though the streets you take to get to it are not shown as existing, it's just kind of sitting in the middle of nothing according to the map program.) It's not like this is some little town the info is missing in, it is Salem Oregon, the state capitol. I payed good money for this program and it is terribly out of date. I payed $20 bucks (plus I got a $10 rebate so a net of $10) for Microsofts Streets and Trips and it has all of these streets, in fact the only streets in my area I couldn't find on it were in areas that have just been built in the last two years. Of course the ONLY map programs you can upload to your Garmin are Garmin maps. I wouldn't be so upset if they didn't charge such a high price for thier software, but they charge first class prices for a third class product. That is just lame. I wish I had known about this....I wouldn't have bought a Garmin. I had heard so much good about their Hardware, I figured they would be top notch in the software as well. What good is quality hardware if you can't pair it up with quality software??? In this age software is just as important as the hardware. Unless they do something to win me back, my next GPSr will NOT be a Garmin. If I pay a high price, I expect high quality. ummmm....not sure what to say here....so ummm, well errrr, uhhhh, well I guess that's it. Quote Link to comment
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