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[Amazon Canada] GPS Navigator with 7" LCD Touch Screen

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[Amazon Canada] GPS Navigator with 7" LCD Touch Screen

Also comes with lifetime map updates
Discount code is IGZ98E2Q
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Reviews look fake to me, not to mention it's awfully cheap for what it's supposed to do. Third party seller too. I'd stay away.
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zero64 wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 12:18 pm
Reviews look fake to me, not to mention it's awfully cheap for what it's supposed to do. Third party seller too. I'd stay away.
Indeed. I know it's not in the same price range, but you're better off getting a Garmin refurb than some no-name brand GPS. I bought both a 5" and 6" Garmin refurb and they're good units. Both looked practically brand new.

https://www.amazon.ca/Garmin-010-N1539- ... 208&sr=1-2

Or just get a phone mount and use Waze.
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It might not be fake.
Garmin has such inflationed prices that everybody believes anything below their price is fake.

Standalone GPS units should not cost more than this one imo.
Anyway it looks like its just a cheap tablet running some custom? android version.
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Gave a try based on reviews. I have tomtom which works ok but old. I do not like Garmin navigation somehow.
Thanks OP
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ROYinTO wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 12:35 pm
If you value your privacy don't ever use Waze
https://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=4827
Thank You for that article.
However, I dont think any other application with similar feature does not do the same what Waze done.
Do you have any suggestions?
Sorry to sidetrack this deal.
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Thank you
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Black one is cheaper at $29.99, but in reviews state it has no text to speech. Therefore it will not specify street names. It is also stated it's slow to give directions and sometimes gave a turn direction after the person had passed the intersection. If it could be used just as a tablet, then it could have been good choice too.
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kunamvahees wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 12:43 pm
Thank You for that article.
However, I dont think any other application with similar feature does not do the same what Waze done.
Do you have any suggestions?
Sorry to sidetrack this deal.
Pretty much - you use a smartphone - your data is being used to generate revenue somewhere.

The only viable solution is to get dedicated offline devices or use a version of android without google services, and cherry pick the apps that do not require Google services (they exist), but for the average person, it's too much work.
Something like: https://f-droid.org/en/

Also, you assume that there are no hardware-level tracking.
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any chance this has European maps ?
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The reviews are just awful, many reviews of it breaking after a month.

Fakespot says many reviews are fake.

Download "Here We Go" for FREE for your smartphone (works offline, maps of the ENTIRE WORLD), don't waste your money.
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Do yourself a favor and skip these WinCE devices from 2006 ...

Get a 6" or 7" (or 8" like I did) Android tablet and pay for a good navigation app, like Sygic, and have real updates not hacked ones :)
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escape1975 wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 2:23 pm
Do yourself a favor and skip these WinCE devices from 2006 ...

Get a 6" or 7" (or 8" like I did) Android tablet and pay for a good navigation app, like Sygic, and have real updates not hacked ones :)
Plus a $15/month 3GB plan!
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vkizzle wrote:
Feb 20th, 2019 2:32 pm
Plus a $15/month 3GB plan!
No, no plan, get one that gives you updates and is fully offline, same as Gramin except the interface is much better and faster :)
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I did a few more research. No tax is charged at check out. This appears to run on Windows CE with the Igo Primo navigation software. This was used a years ago with a Curtis 5 inch GPS that was found on Canadian Tire. There is an available link to download maps of Europe too.
link is in the answered questions on Amazon (4.8GB download)
maps for USA, Canada and Mexico
link is in the answered questions on Amazon (5.6 GB download)
It does text to speech, shows buildings and should be compatible with POI files that can be downloaded since the Curtis unit was compatible. It has FM transmitter to connect to your radio. MP3 music files and directions should be able to be played directly to the radio on a selected frequency. I'm tryinf it to use as a retro memory toy. I had lots of fun tinkering with my Curtis GPS (which still works except for the battery). I had stopped using it because of the lack of updated maps.
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