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[Amazon Canada] Garmin DriveSmart 55 & Traffic GPS

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[Amazon Canada] Garmin DriveSmart 55 & Traffic GPS

Full retail price is $319.99 and has been on sale at times at $249.99, but this is the lowest price that I've seen for this particular model. The 55 and 65 are the latest Garmin auto GPS models from what I can tell. The other model has a bigger screen (65 7" vs 55 5.5") but this model seems to have a better resolution despite having a smaller screen size (55 1280x720 vs 65 1024x600)
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xpressmerchant wrote:
Nov 27th, 2019 9:42 pm
does it works like Waze?
It has similar features, "Garmin Traffic" receives FM radio signals with information about upcoming traffic, which it then displays on the map. Pair with a smartphone using the "Garmin Drive" app, to enable real-time traffic, weather, parking, etc. Check out https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/666925 for more info.
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Garmin's FM RDS-Traffic is terrible. Their live traffic isn't much better.

Buy a TomTom Go 620 from Amazon instead. (Or a 520, but the 620 is cheaper right now!)

https://www.amazon.ca/TomTom-Navigator- ... B07211YHRD

Currently a few Amazon Warehouse ones on sale for under $170, which is a steal for this device.

The Traffic on TomTom is much more reliable AND BETTER THAN WAZE. I use both and WAZE has sent me in to traffic jams.

It uses your phone's data (about 40MB per month - so basically nothing) to obtain live traffic data from their servers.

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