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Question I have... Is gelato okay during a Nutrisystem diet? Many thanks for any response. Another question I got... On gps systems. I posted on the OT forum and the 20s forum, without many hits. I know alot of you guys don't leave the men's room, and men typically are more knowlegable on gadgets/toys so I thought you may be able to help me..


I am asking for a gps for christmas. I am trying to pick out the features I want. the ones that say actual street names are almost double in price, so I am trying to figure out from real people/consumers if it is worth it..

A few of my friends have told me that since they listen to the radio when they drive anyway, they don't even listen to the spoken directions at all, but rather just keep glancing at the screen..

So my question is, do you have the one that speaks street names, and if so, does it come in handy. and, if you have the one that does not* speak street names, do you wish that you would have gotten one that did?.

Also, as a side note, I know that gps run via a satelite. are the maps in a similar way? such as, what happens when new streets are developed? will gps aknowledge them?.

Thanks for any help guys!!!..

asked Apr 21 at 08:41

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You betcha! but you might want to make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm this as I am not very confident. Better yet, why don't you e-mail the Nutrisystem guys because they can give you an answer better...

answered Apr 21 at 09:56

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I agree that having a GPS that speaks the street names is better than one without..

There are many levels of GPS..

The base models will just say "Turn right in 500 feet" or "Turn right now"..

The models that include "Text to Speech" will say "Turn right on Main Street". I find this type of instruction easier to follow, but is does cost more..

You also can get a GPS unit with built in BlueTooth, which will allow you to interface it directly to a bluetooth-enabled phone. This allows you to use the phone "Hands Free", which is required in same states (and I believe soon to be the whole country)..

Maps on the units normally can be updated. Some require you to download and install from a computer and others can connect to a wireless network to download from the Internet. I would stay away from GPS where the maps aren't able to be updated and it is a question you should have answered prior to purchasing a unit..

Another feature that is very nice on the GPS units is the Points of Interest. This is a big deal if you don't do a lot of traveling, but is it very nice when you do travel and you want to find a special location like hotel chain or Starbucks.


I personally recommend either Garmin or TomTom GPS units..


answered Apr 21 at 10:26

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And when you get one, take it and hide it everytime you park your car. Otherwise some thief will come along and break out your window to get it...

answered Apr 21 at 11:49

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What's wrong with you guys? Did you not see her picture? SHE'S FRIGGIN' BEAUTIFUL. You don't need a GPS I will drive you anywhere you need to go whenever you need to go there. But if your feeling uncomfortable, and I'm creeping you out, then go for the GPS that speaks the street names. If money/cost is an issue then the one that says take a left turn in 100 yards (without saying the street name) is also very functional (and cheaper)..

I still say you don't need a GPS when you got someone like me willing to drive you anywhere you need to go...

answered Apr 21 at 12:10

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Dude, she has ONE EYE! Besides that, you can't go falling all over every hot, or even semi-attractive, chick that sticks her head in here. Get a hold of yourself!..

answered Apr 21 at 12:44

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Michael~ my car is great, don't be jealous.

Larry~ sad thing is, that happened to my sister. apparently even if you hide it, some theives actually try to spot the suction mark rings on your glass, and know it is most likely hidden in your glove box or something!.

Little richie~ thanks! and if you're ever in MD you just let me know. until then, a gps it is....

Clark and everyone else~ thanks for the insights and input!! I appreciate it...

answered Apr 21 at 13:43

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Check this out:.


Nice unit for the price..... You can find others at:.


I scan this site daily for good gadget deals......

answered Apr 21 at 15:07

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I have a Garmin NUVI 1260W that I have used to cross the country twice, once by car and once by train. It was great for both, but especially the train. I turned the voice off within a few weeks of having it. I got tired of hearing "Recalculating, recalculating" every time I decided to go a different way than what the GPS wanted me to go. Although, in heavy traffic it is nice to have the voice because I can't look at the thing as often...

answered Apr 21 at 15:08

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I have a Magellan 2000. I like it, but it's on the "lower end". It talks to me and I think that talking is helpful to keep your eyes on the road...

answered Apr 21 at 16:14

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I never got one of these. I didn't think guys were suppose to need.


Just drive until you get there...

answered Apr 21 at 16:30

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I have a Garmin Nuvi also that speaks street names and is also bluetooth compatible and totally portable, it's a bit bigger than a CC and as thick as a dime. Get one that DOES speak. Radio on or not I listen to it and you can't always glance at the screen... even if it's in front of you. As for new streets etc. Mine comes with free updates for life so I can go on the Garmin web site and update it every so often which I do about once a year..

A little story... since my Nuvi is portable and small enough to carry in a pocket I take it with me where ever I go. We were on a boardwalk somewhere in NJ coming back from a road trip from North Carolina. so we stopped at one of the boardwalks on the Jersey coasts. Let the kids stretch their legs etc. 15 minutes of walking and everyone wanted to eat.

And a restaurant search by style. after everyone decided they wanted Italian I punched it in and it gave me several restaurants and how far they were from my current location. since we were now on foot I switched it to this mode so it everything is in walking distance now. closest restaurant was chosen I hit one button to connect my bluetooth to my cell and the call was made and reservations entered. It was 5 min.

Oh did I tell you that I LOVEEEEE my Nuvi..

Hope that helped...

answered Apr 21 at 17:09

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What I would do is this go to amazon.com and look through the ones on there to learn about features and stuff and when you scan down the page there are consumer comments on each kind...

answered Apr 21 at 17:49

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Another good site for electronics comparisons is cnet.com. They will also direct you to some of the best prices for the unit that you pick out...

answered Apr 21 at 18:25

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I got the cheapest Tom Tom I could find, knowing that gadget features make whatever you get obsolete pretty quickly. Figured it for a disposable until I decide what features we really wish we had. We love it. VERY user-freindly and fun to use for all the folks in my family. You don't have to be a techno to use it. It has been a life-changer for my directionally challenged older daughter..

Selecting different voices, like John Cleese or Darth Vader is fun. I will say that in crowded city streets, where it says "turn right in 100 yards" and there are 3 intersections in front of you, naming the street would be handy. Keeping one eye on the display, however, solves that as the graphics are very accurate, showing all cross streets, their names, and a bold arrow showing where to turn..

I think you would be happy with whichever one you get, but going low-end is not a bad strategy IMO. This is one gadget that truly lives up to the promise and I'd recommend one (of any flavor) to anyone..


answered Apr 21 at 18:26

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Let me guess.... Crystal City? No? You couldn't be a western MD girl, because you wouldn't need a GPS then. Out here we just ask people from WVA for directions...

answered Apr 21 at 19:55

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BEN, which NUVI do you have - Walmart offers a bunch of models - several with bluetooth etc. It looks like this might be the one:.

Garmin nuvi 760 Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Screen, Spoken Street Names, Bluetooth, MP3 Player & FM Transmitter.

At $248 it looks like a good deal...

answered Apr 21 at 21:23

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Privateer~ baltimore county.

Tuvya~ lol ill see ya then!.

Thanks again, guys! looks like I have several websites to check out and do some homework. I'm def putting out the extra moneyto get one with spoken street names. thanks!!..

answered Apr 21 at 22:01

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Pinky, I have a Garmin Nuvi 200. It is just a basic GPS but very accurate. I doesn't speak street names, just "turn left 500'" sort of instructions. I just saw a Walmart Black Friday ad yesterday listing it for $97. That's a good deal for the price. I don't know if that price is good on walmart.com or not but it might be...

answered Apr 21 at 22:40

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I would (or wood) but my office door does not lock...

answered Apr 21 at 23:49

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Okay, this is probably just a guy thing, but I bought the coolest GPS a couple of months ago.. It's made by Mio, and it's the "Knight Rider" GPS... it has flashing red LEDs on the side that go up and down like the computer in KITT, and even speaks in the voice of KITT (supplied by the actor in the original series - William Daniels I think). It has synthesized street names (although *not* using the KITT voice) and is very well rated in terms of accuracy. It's widescreen for more viewing area, and has great point of interest features. It's one cool unit!!.

Not sure what your price range is but it's $250 on amazon....


answered Apr 22 at 00:21

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I knew there was some reason I joined this website..

answered Apr 22 at 01:56

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I have a Magellon and it was great until they discontinued it and stop putting out map updates. Now it stinks. I would rather activate the gps feature on my cell (verizon) which works great has a more up to date features and it is always with you. Just my 3 cents..

answered Apr 22 at 02:47

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I have had 3 different GPSs over the past couple of years and I appreciate the new Garmin Nuvi 750 I currently have. Costs about $399 and Best Buy has refurbished Nuvi 750s for $179..

Happy Trails...

answered Apr 22 at 04:18

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A. Pinky, It's called a shift key, use your pinky for more than just a name..

B. Tuvya, you make her ill?.

C. She can't type but at least she is putting out...

answered Apr 22 at 05:14

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I am so sorry. I didn't know my typing on a forum was going to be graded like an English essay. My apologies. Is this better my dear?..

answered Apr 22 at 06:00

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Yet another reason for me to get ahold of myself...

answered Apr 22 at 06:15

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I was hoping you guys would be above the whole "I hope my one eye meets One Eye," cause I'm not. But seeing that One Eye is showing off her Left Eye, there is a good chance that getting involved with her means your home will end up looking like the remnants of a Texas A&M bonfire. At the very least, make sure your homeowners insurance is paid to date...

answered Apr 22 at 07:41

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