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MNMizzou
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't find Streets and Trips Costco has the new 06 edition out, it's like 15 bucks after the rebate... 06 features some voice prompting for while you're on the road among other things. (Haven't tried that though)
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jaywc7
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNMizzou wrote:
If you can't find Streets and Trips Costco has the new 06 edition out, it's like 15 bucks after the rebate... 06 features some voice prompting for while you're on the road among other things. (Haven't tried that though)


Reee heee healy? Well, I don't have a Costco Membership, but my future Mother-in-law does. Otherwise, I did just get a $30 gift card from her to best buy as well.

So - I can buy the software, without having to buy the whole package including the GPS module again? I thought I would have to pay the $120 again for the software and the module which I don't need. If I could get the software alone to use with the module I already have, and pay $20 or less, I'd buy it today!

If anyone has any more detailed information for me,,, please let me know!

Thanks for the info - I hadn't thought of that - now I'll be on the lookout!


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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNMizzou wrote:
If you can't find Streets and Trips Costco has the new 06 edition out, it's like 15 bucks after the rebate... 06 features some voice prompting for while you're on the road among other things. (Haven't tried that though)

I have S&T 2006 and have found a couple of annoying bugs like it opening the GPS pane without me prompting for it while I'm just planning a route.

I just use it for route planning and plotting caches so I have no need for the voice prompting, etc. What I was hoping for was more accurate maps. Sadly, most parks are misnamed and I'm still missing some roads in my area Sad
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jaywc7
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have S&T 2006 and have found a couple of annoying bugs like it opening the GPS pane without me prompting for it while I'm just planning a route.


How frustrating that would be... Confused

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I'm still missing some roads in my area


I hear ya! Sadly, they are building roads these days faster then they are updating S&T! Shocked
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If voice prompting is what you want, AND if you already have a Garmin unit and one of their auto-routing map sets (ie. City Select) you can down load and use Garmin nRoute for free.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
If voice prompting is what you want, AND if you already have a Garmin unit and one of their auto-routing map sets (ie. City Select) you can down load and use Garmin nRoute for free.

From the screenshots I have seen it doesn't look quite as purty as Streets and Trips. But that's just me Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
From the screenshots I have seen it doesn't look quite as purty as Streets and Trips. But that's just me Wink


It looks just like which ever mapset you are using it with. But it is free if you already have the mapset.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
It looks just like which ever mapset you are using it with. But it is free if you already have the mapset.

Ah, well, Mapsource always looked ugly to me. That's just my opinion though. S&T comes w/the maps and the computer routing software/GPS stuff for less than $30 before rebate.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
Ah, well, Mapsource always looked ugly to me. That's just my opinion though. S&T comes w/the maps and the computer routing software/GPS stuff for less than $30 before rebate.


How good do those S&T maps look in your 76CS? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moe the Sleaze wrote:
How good do those S&T maps look in your 76CS? Wink

Free always looks good on the 76CS Wink
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