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Submitted by msameer on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 9:57pm

Dear Lazyweb,

Well, my 3rd post shouldn't be like this but I need help.

Given the fact that I have a very low sight and that it's very easy for me to get lost (I was getting lost for a whole week trying to find where my home is when I relocated here!). I decided to hunt for a GPS to help me.

I was searching and fount that I can go for:
* The garmin mobile 10x as I already have an iPAQ that can be used with it.
* A widescreen garmin device (No idea which model yet but maybe a nuvi 6XX ?).
* A wide screen TomTom navigator (No idea which model yet).

I don't really know which one is better and I'm also open to other alternatives.
I prefer if I can get it directly from a shop here in Finland but I can also buy it online.

So dear lazyweb, do you have something for me ?

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Submitted by Amr Gharbeia (not verified) on Wed, 04/04/2007 - 10:53pm

I think the Garmin Mobile 10X can be cheaper, but it will be bad using in wilderness. The upside is you can configure your display to something high contrast. GPSes are usually bad with displays and I think you will suffer with a regular one.

Good thing is, you in a country where you can try things before you buy them, and give them back with full refund, if you can speak the language!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/04/2007 - 1:31am

why not try a GPS SDIO module for your iPAQ to save you the trouble
something like this one

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/04/2007 - 6:58am

Get a lot of cookies, and as you're walking to work leave crumbs. Then on the way back, just follow the crumbs. Who needs hi tech?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/04/2007 - 7:41am

Why navigate with Ipaq, when you can use your own product =)

http://europe.nokia.com/accessorieslink?s=N800NavigationKit

Submitted by directhex (not verified) on Thu, 05/04/2007 - 8:46am

TomTom probably has the nicest user interface, and very good route finding - but beware the customer support if you ever have a problem.

Oh, and TomTom runs Linux, FWIW ;)

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