JP Vossen on 2 Apr 2008 12:27:28 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: GPS Recommendation Wanted

 > Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 22:16:09 -0400
 > From: "K.S. Bhaskar" <>
 > My TomTom One doesn't ask me to acknowledge that I know what I am
 > doing when I turn it on.

Both of mine do *if* the battery ran out.  And we use them rarely enough 
that that's usually the case.  Also, ours require using the on/off 
buttons, which kind of goes against what the OP is trying to do.

Having said that, I like the unit a lot; that's why I have two.  The 
Windows-only software bugs me too, but I don't really use it anyway, so...

Related, the factory GPS in the 2004 Acura TL a buddy has does pop up a 
stupid disclaimer screen, but perhaps it goes away by itself eventually, 
not sure.  For my purposes, an additional $1,200-2,000 (I forget) was 
silly to spend when you can get the hand-held for < $200 and take it in 
the house to program ahead of time, and use it in the rental car or 
whatever.  [1]  Finally, if it breaks, who cars?  You don't lose the car 
for a week.


[1] In theory, you can also set a favorite to the GPS location of where 
you parked the car, then use that to find the car again at the mall.  I 
haven't tried that yet though, and I'm not sure how well it would 
navigate you when you are in the middle of a field as far as it knows. 
Plus, it won't bet able to find the satellites when indoors.
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