Oct 19, 2006, 10:03 AM
Post #14 of 26
I dislike machines talking to me and when I've ridden with friends who have it, it drives me nuts. I can still hear that voice saying "off course, recalculating" over and over. Plus, usually Mimi drives and I am the navigator so the need for verbal directions from the gps is much less.
Jonna a big 10---4. I hear you. When we’re driving and on the hunt for a particular location the upside of an incessant nagger/chatter-box heaping demands on you to turn here, do this and do that you can scream back, while in your little bubble. like a release valve, obscenities included, to vent, as needed. The downside is he/she's (voice) doesn’t give a hoot and keeps jabbering like a nut. Luckily the hand remote control included, allows one to squelch.
I think the positive edge of the Garmin 7200, is it will definitely get you to it's well listed, big city hotels, tiendas, parks, points of interest, Mexican addresses and a myriad of other sorted digs and when the voice is just to unbearable, the handy remote control (included) allows you or anyone else, when needed, to mute or just lower the volume where it's barely perceptible.
I agree, although this big baby and the oversized screen for the visually compromised is a God send, it’s a bit pricey (I think I've seen a price drop and if purchased at Costco mail order, it's returnable if your unhappy with it) but like everything else there are trade-offs. You make a choice and roll with it.
Make sure, I’m not yet completely sold on the virtues of City Select® Mexico NT v2. I will be focused mainly on Guad this time around and a thorough guidance system is what I look for in this big city since I will be spending a considerable amount of time there driving and sometimes alone without my usual co-pilot and I haggling as to who is reading the map the right way……..sheeeez
I’ll keep you posted as results come about.
(This post was edited by Oscar2 on Oct 19, 2006, 11:12 AM)