[aprssig] Nuvi GPS blast
bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Dec 13 08:36:57 CST 2009
While I thoroughly love my NUVI350 with Argent Systems interface cable for Mobile APRS applications, I saw this rant about the NUVI 500 from a highly respected hacker over on the Electric Vehicle sig.
He laments the overall DECLINE in usefulness of GPS units (NUVI as an example) as they are dumbed down to one-app fits all mentality. He mentions the same useless attempts at Garmin customer service that Scott frquently mentinos. THey are just too big to listen anymore to cusomers..
> The newer types of units have much better
> radios and chipsets but have been so dumbed
> down in other ways that they're not worth
> the bother. I have a long rant about this:
> ...the handheld ones designed for hiking,
> which still have REAL BUTTONS, may be the
> best sensible-features-per-buck way to
> go these days.
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