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peepthetoad wrote: May I ask what Garmin model you are using?
Garmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-S
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/552032#overview
What led me to this model was the ability to connect wireless back up camera from the truck and a wireless rear view cam from the camper.
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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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peepthetoad wrote: How do you like it so far? I'm considering it but it got some bad reviews on costco
I've only had it a couple of months and didn't drive much. That said:
I like the real language directions including which lane to be in. The dash cam seems OK - I have not downloaded any yet.
Forward collision warning seems a little sensitive, might be my settings / adjustment. It has a pretty extensive manual - hoping to get into it over the long weekend.
I have not tried the back up camera yet - I need to make a custom bracket to fit the camera into my tailgate handle.
It has rebooted a couple of times using voice command. It might be me - if not, I'll experience their support and warranty.

As a basic GPS it is a major improvement over my earlier Garmin. The entrance to a private campground was off a bit (15m), although still on the property. There is a learning curve to all the other features.
NB there is a similar model called the DriveSmart 51, which I have confused in the past. I'll have to look up the reviews on Costco. Thanks.

On edit: Could not find Costco reviews for the DriveAssist 51, there were some for the DriveSmart 51
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ROYinTO wrote: I've only had it a couple of months and didn't drive much. That said:
I like the real language directions including which lane to be in. The dash cam seems OK - I have not downloaded any yet.
Forward collision warning seems a little sensitive, might be my settings / adjustment. It has a pretty extensive manual - hoping to get into it over the long weekend.
I have not tried the back up camera yet - I need to make a custom bracket to fit the camera into my tailgate handle.
It has rebooted a couple of times using voice command. It might be me - if not, I'll experience their support and warranty.

As a basic GPS it is a major improvement over my earlier Garmin. The entrance to a private campground was off a bit (15m), although still on the property. There is a learning curve to all the other features.
NB there is a similar model called the DriveSmart 51, which I have confused in the past. I'll have to look up the reviews on Costco. Thanks.

On edit: Could not find Costco reviews for the DriveAssist 51, there were some for the DriveSmart 51
This is what I found on costco.
https://www.costco.ca/Garmin-DriveAssis ... 12829.html

I am primarily looking for a dash cam and with navigation so I don't have to pull my phone out of my pocket everytime I want directions. Just the 2 features, but seems like not a lot of companies make one with those 2 features together.
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sonyHdr12 wrote: Use a $2000 phone for GPS, that’s a waste.
I bought a $200 Chinese tablet. It's great.
Piro21 wrote: No data use.
I get this while travelling or something, but for me I'd rather use data and get stuff like live traffic, slowdowns, construction, break downs, etc.
Too many times I've wondered what Google was smoking until I ended up sitting in traffic for 20 minutes because of random construction I didn't know about.
comesource wrote: could be useful in countries where Waze and google map doesn't work .
Now I'm curious as to how much additional maps would cost in a place where Google/Waze isn't that great.
Most GPSes dont' have worldwide maps. Additional maps aren't free.

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