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$17.99 Garmin Portable Friction Mount

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MakeItCheap wrote: Yes I still use a dedicated gps....
There's nothing wrong with that. I do too for longer trips, especially if traveling down to the states.
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Same here; nothing to be ashamed of.



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Shameless plug.

I recently bought a Garmin with built in Dash cam & drive assist features & wound up using a Ram Mount system from GPScity.ca to hang the Garmin from my rear view mirror. The Ram system keeps the dash cam "permanently" aligned.

When I bought it, I bought one of mounts in this thread as well as the other style from Garmin.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001S2RCWI

I've got both styles of the Garmin friction mounts available. I never got around to posting here on the BST or on kijiji. If anybody in the GTA wants one, send me a PM.
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I had one of these ages ago when GPS devices for the car were the size of bricks (and it looks exactly the same as what I had). It would keep flying right off the dashboard whenever I made any kind of sharp turn.
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Use a $2000 phone for GPS, that’s a waste.
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What benefit do u get VS Waze or google maps with a dedicated gps?
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thesubmitter wrote: What benefit do u get VS Waze or google maps with a dedicated gps?
No data use.
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Piro21 wrote: No data use.
Exception: some newer Garmins use data for live traffic.
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You guys can download offline data on your phones, just do it at home and use your WiFi. Even for a trip to the states, it may be a bit more data but still nothing crazy. I think all of GTA is like 200mb.

No need for dedicated GPS anymore. Boomer technology.
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thesubmitter wrote: What benefit do u get VS Waze or google maps with a dedicated gps?
Keeps people off their phones.
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ROYinTO wrote: Shameless plug.

I recently bought a Garmin with built in Dash cam & drive assist features & wound up using a Ram Mount system from GPScity.ca to hang the Garmin from my rear view mirror. The Ram system keeps the dash cam "permanently" aligned.

When I bought it, I bought one of mounts in this thread as well as the other style from Garmin.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001S2RCWI

I've got both styles of the Garmin friction mounts available. I never got around to posting here on the BST or on kijiji. If anybody in the GTA wants one, send me a PM.
May I ask what Garmin model you are using?
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UmarF7302 wrote: You guys can download offline data on your phones, just do it at home and use your WiFi. Even for a trip to the states, it may be a bit more data but still nothing crazy. I think all of GTA is like 200mb.

No need for dedicated GPS anymore. Boomer technology.
Won't help you with live traffic or accident avoidance/rerouting
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UmarF7302 wrote: You guys can download offline data on your phones, just do it at home and use your WiFi. Even for a trip to the states, it may be a bit more data but still nothing crazy. I think all of GTA is like 200mb.

No need for dedicated GPS anymore. Boomer technology.
I also never liked keeping my phone plugged in for long drives and GPS screens are typically larger.

I use Google maps for short trips and bust out the GPS for long drives.
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Good as a phone mount? My $2 vent mount isn't cutting it
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You can pay $10 more and receive "Frustration-Free Packaging"...damn, that must be some kinda Houdini-child proof-tamper resistant-lockbox technology going on the original to warrant such a charge
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peepthetoad wrote: How do you like it so far? I'm considering it but it got some bad reviews on costco
I have the same one and it's great. Dash cam is good, assists work properly
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thesubmitter wrote: What benefit do u get VS Waze or google maps with a dedicated gps?
could be useful in countries where Waze and google map doesn't work .

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