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Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition 2+ by Palm, Inc

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The device cradle holds your Treo smartphone securely in place and within reach. GPS Navigator includes a SiRFstarIII powered GPS receiver with Bluetooth wireless technology, software, memory card, vehicle device cradle with windshield mount and charging system. You'll never have to fold another unwieldy road map again!

Contents:
  • TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software
  • 1GB Memory card pre-installed map of the continental United States and Canada
  • GPS receiver powered by SiRFStarIII with Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Vehicle device cradle with mounting bracket and suction cup pad
  • Vehicle power adapter

    Features:
  • SiRFstarIII-powered GPS receiver with Bluetooth´┐Ż technology for better and faster location performance
  • Better coverage with the latest Tele Atlas maps with coast-to-coast, cross boarder, door-to-door navigation between USA and Canada
  • Arrival time-based planning so you can calculate when you'll reach your destination-even factor in delays
  • Speed limit information for the roads you're traveling so you'll always know the limit, even between signs
  • 1GB memory card is pre-loaded with maps of the U.S. and Canada-no synching or downloading required
  • Improved point-of-interest searches help you find nearby restaurants, gas stations along your route, attractions in the town you'd like to visit, and more, with greater speed and ease
  • Safety Lock lets you view less menu options while driving, for better safety

    NOTE: Installation and software activation require a PC with a DVD-ROM drive running Microsoft Windows 2000, XP or Mac OS X 10.3 and an Internet connection.

    See TreoCentral's extensive review for more infomation...

    User Opinions
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    Thumbs Down

    Only as a Last Resort
    It's instructions are vague. It will tell you to "Keep Left" even when keeping left will take you down an unintended offramp or driveway. It takes way too long to find a GPS signal when you first turn it on, and then it might lose the signal while you're driving along. You better have a plan B when you use this, or better yet, make this your Plan B.
    by Anonymous

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    Unreliable
    I am comparing this system to the built in system that came with my BMW. 1) The distances stated are completely unreliable. When it says "Turn 400 yds" ahead, it might mean yards, but it might just as likely mean "400 feet". Unfortunately it doesn't offer any units less than yards or meters. By contrast the BMW system seems to know exactly where you are within inches - even telling you when to "Stay in the middle lane" as opposed to a left or right lane. The Palm/Tom-Tom system isn't nearly that precise. 2) It can take many minutes to find a satellite. If you're really lost, you'll have to pull over and wait up to five minutes. The BMW system never takes more than 30 seconds to locate your position. 3) Forget about using this system in downtown Manhattan. Skyscrapers block the satellites and make the system completely useless/
    by Anonymous





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