travisl


quality posts: 4 Private Messages travisl

I'm not seeing any way to enter longitude and latitude (or even to display it), so taking it off-road for geocaching is pretty much out. That said, I used a Hertz "NeverLost" GPS when I was geocaching in Orlando a couple of years ago, and as long as I knew the nearest cross street to the cache, I could drive to where I needed to go, then use my handheld GPS from there. If this is anything similar, it'll do.

It's a great price, too. My wife doesn't geocache, but she wanted a car GPS for christmas last year, but didn't get one, because Santa couldn't afford $250-$300. This is the cheapest I've seen. Guess who's getting a GPS for mother's day?

jcX4ever


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jcX4ever

Bought 1... this is a good deal... woot 1 b4 it's soldout!!


kuoh


quality posts: 2 Private Messages kuoh

That's not necessarily a problem either, as you usually specify the city/zip along with the street address. Either that or the GPS lists multiple matches in the different cities and you chose the correct one. The same number can occur multiple times on the same road, but not in the same city and on the same side. 12345 W Main Street can only occur once in a city, but there's no reason it can't occur multiple times on the same road.

The roads with "jumps" are usually numbered to be consistent with other roads nearby. If a road simply shifts laterally, then there usually isn't a need for the numbers to jump. If however, the road breaks and then continues again a half mile later, the numbering would need to be updated to be consistent with the other block ranges. There are always exceptions ofcourse.

KuoH

Insouciant wrote:Then there's all the municipalities (NOT suburbs) who will give a single street overlapping numbers as it passes through their area. Eg. several "4000 blocks" on the same named street within 10 miles of each other just "down the road" a ways.

towknie


quality posts: 0 Private Messages towknie

I've got an Evesham sans MP3 player, and it's ok, but it has the following faults:

A) If you try to get it to route to a destination before the satellite reception kicks in, it will give you a "Start not Valid Location" error message. Once you get this "message of death" as I call it, the poor Evesham will never, ever recover from it for that particular destination. You have to pull over, shut the thing down, turn it back on, wait for satellite reception to kick in, put in a route for some 3rd place just down the street, follow the evesham to drive there, then finally put in a route for your original destination. It's a real pain in the ass if you forget to wait for the eye in the sky!

B) It's destinations are by street block rather than individual address. This is fine if you're going to Ikea, as I'm sure such a place is easier to see from space than the Great Wall, but if you're looking for someone's house on 1435 Main St, and there are 75 houses on the 1400 block of Main St, it can be a little frustrating trying to find the exact location.

C) The little suction cup in the windshield thingie didn't work for crap. I had to rig it to my old Garmin dashboard holder with some wire (God, I miss my Garmin, may it rest in pieces).

Bottom line, spend the money, get a Garmin, pass on the Evesham. I feel so cheap and dirty every time I use mine.

RedLyon


quality posts: 4 Private Messages RedLyon

HA! Look at this horrible review. A slacking whiner, but still, there were problems

http://www.snoopers-r-us.co.uk/product_reviews_info.php/products_id/129/reviews_id/4?osCsid=e30ab54739f32d3b7d8a680f655ebe73

cb3skers


quality posts: 0 Private Messages cb3skers

anyone know if it works in Alaska?

RedLyon


quality posts: 4 Private Messages RedLyon

here's another poor review!

http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/2006/11/22/nav-cam-7700-gps-navigation/

mreed911


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mreed911

Bought one. At $150, why not? It's portable, not mounted to my car, not costing me per-month on my cell phone (a la verizon) and I'm not having to look at it on a tiny cell screen. Seems like a great deal, especially new, and I'm not worried about support with it being TomTom6 hackable, at least on the surface...

Been there, sucked that, got the bad taste in my mouth to prove it. -- Woot
http://www.woot.com/Blog/BlogEntry.aspx?BlogEntryId=4737

thericochet


quality posts: 24 Private Messages thericochet

I've always wanted a GPS navigation system because I like gadgets, but putting one of these in my '98 Sentra would be like a really fat girl celebrating national No Diet Day by painting on fancy, glittery nailpolish. I think.

RedLyon


quality posts: 4 Private Messages RedLyon

I wish it was programmable to announce US red light cameras. If it was, i'd buy it right now. They've put up 10+ of those things in my town just in the last year.

WhiteDragonLBP


quality posts: 0 Private Messages WhiteDragonLBP

Well, I've been kind of looking for a decent nav system for a good price, and this shoe fits. So, it looks like I'm down another $165. Oh well, it should be worth it.

Audikid


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Audikid

QTE RedLyon/I wish it was programmable to announce US red light cameras./qt

I don't run red lights - I think US red light districts would be more useful...

WOOTS! + a few more
  • Logitech Wireless USB Music System for PC
  • Digital Blue PC Animation Station - 2 Pack
  • iRobot Roomba Discovery SE
  • Logitech Wireless Music System
  • Audiovox Portable 10” LCD TV with DVD Player & In-Car Mounting Kit
  • Digital 2-Way FRS/GMRS Wristwatch Radios
  • Logitech Bluetooth Headphone for MP3
  • Rio Cali Sport 128MB MP3 Player
  • HP Photo Paper Bundle II
  • Rockford Fosgate WiFi Car/Home Audio Bundle
  • Kensington Pro Gaming Mouse and Splinter Cell Game

violetrinity


quality posts: 0 Private Messages violetrinity
meanska wrote:Looks like it only navigates to zip codes, not door to door (check the description). Also, saw a comment from a user online (was searching) who confirms you can't enter a specific address, only a zip code. Why would ANYONE put together a GPS that does only that?



Is this correct??? How can that be? That is horrible...

RedLyon


quality posts: 4 Private Messages RedLyon
Audikid wrote:QTE RedLyon/I wish it was programmable to announce US red light cameras./qt

I don't run red lights - I think US red light districts would be more useful...



I don't run them either, but where I live, you get a ticket for turning right on red (which is legal) if they review the video and you don't come to a full stop. This would remind me to completely stop--even if it's clear in ALL directions!

kuoh


quality posts: 2 Private Messages kuoh

You shouldn't need to be reminded. Red light always = stop before turning, whether it's 4am and clear or otherwise. This also applies to STOP signs, in case you don't "run" those either.

KuoH

RedLyon wrote:This would remind me to completely stop--even if it's clear in ALL directions!

unusualbob


quality posts: 0 Private Messages unusualbob
violetrinity wrote:

Is this correct??? How can that be? That is horrible...


It is NOT correct, this does navigate to specific house numbers/street numbers or what ever you want to call it.

All GPS's use a system which knows the starting number and ending number of each section of road. They use an algorithm to estimate exactly where those numbers are on the street. Although it usually doesn't get it exactly right, it gets you within a hundred feet or less 99% of the time.

...woot?

Terfer01


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Terfer01

pekozpub wrote:
Why are these so popular? Do people really have that much trouble reading a map?

IronCook wrote:

They are fun and easy to use. Plus with a paper map you either have to pull over or have someone navigating for you, and I can't think of one person I could actually trust to read the map correctly.



I agree, I am amazed at the number of people who can not read a map, so for a purchase for myself it would be great, but honestly, I wonder if those that have a hard time reading a map would have the sense to enter in the coordinates to get where they are going, I did not check to see if it has voice commands, but if not, forget it, my two sisters, my wife, neither of my two b/fs, NONE of them can read a damn map...

For the latter 3 thank god for my 'treasure trail, or they might get lost on that trek too...

unusualbob


quality posts: 0 Private Messages unusualbob
RedLyon wrote:

I don't run them either, but where I live, you get a ticket for turning right on red (which is legal) if they review the video and you don't come to a full stop. This would remind me to completely stop--even if it's clear in ALL directions!



There is a device that warns about speed cameras as well as red light cameras via gps. Most states require that there be a sign indicating that the upcoming intersection is red light camera protected. Check to see if this is the case in your state, if it is, get em back by reporting missing signs.

...woot?

Terfer01


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Terfer01
RedLyon wrote:

I don't run them either, but where I live, you get a ticket for turning right on red (which is legal) if they review the video and you don't come to a full stop. This would remind me to completely stop--even if it's clear in ALL directions!



When we voted on the cameras mounted on our light posts, we were told they would not be used to issue tickets for running a light but only for traffic information for our TransGuide system... well, lo and behold, they are now issuing tickets in the mail for just that, a certain amount of video is 'reviewed' at random and violations are ticketed by mail, similar to Harris county's automatic radar/picture ticketing system... (not sure if Houston is still using this or not?)

RedLyon


quality posts: 4 Private Messages RedLyon
kuoh wrote:



Yeah, right. Next you'll be telling me that it's not okay to drive in the middle of the road when you're the only car in sight or that you have to use your rear view mirrors when weaving in and out of the slow zombie sheep driving their slow little economy cars. Or that it's not alright to run a slow red light at 4am when it won't change to let you through.

Yeah right. You're too funny, Kdog!

Sheesh, whatever! hahhahahah! LoL!

This forum cracks me up. ;)

RedLyon


quality posts: 4 Private Messages RedLyon
unusualbob wrote:

There is a device that warns about speed cameras as well as red light cameras via gps. Most states require that there be a sign indicating that the upcoming intersection is red light camera protected. Check to see if this is the case in your state, if it is, get em back by reporting missing signs.



Yes, you are correct. In fact the new Escort Passport Radar Detector will do this. And I'm probably going to get it since I often drive excessively fast when I'm not running red lights and stop signs!

Shout out to kdog!

Axum1


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Axum1

If for one because GF is getting a new car soon and I she'll probably end up lost somewhere and she can't read maps for didly...

Price is good and if it doesn't work out too well, off to eBay it goes and hopefully not lose too much money.

jmsolf


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jmsolf

I went to their site, but could not find anywhere where you can download maps. Seems they are loaded with UK maps.

If it's like a TomTom, the maps are very generic, and you need to download maps.

Looks like a good deal.



nnarula


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nnarula

Seems like a good deal, am in for 1.

dustysmom


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dustysmom

Does anyone know, can you use this for geocaching where you enter longitude and latitude coordinates?

I haven't seen any geocaching hints / clues that give actual street number locations...

wooter since 2004.

KingWiley


quality posts: 1 Private Messages KingWiley

A TomTom has voice activation and voice commands, I believe, whereas this only has touchscreen. Or am I mistaken on that? If I had the money I might buy one of these just for fun, but I really have no need of it. $10 map at 7-11 works just fine for me, lol.

abbasf


quality posts: 0 Private Messages abbasf

Hmmm, British company...

wootang77


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wootang77

Probably the best GPS for the price right now. I've searched everywhere and this one offers US and CANADA maps!!!!

KingWiley


quality posts: 1 Private Messages KingWiley

Is it just me, or are the podcasts getting better lately? I've been laughing at them recently, something I really hadn't done before (I shied away from anything that had the word "pod" in it). Anyhow, these things seem to be pretty popular. I imagine them being sold out before noon.


P.S Heading to bed, good luck to those of you who log in late and try to get one!

davidtb


quality posts: 0 Private Messages davidtb


it's got SHAM in the name,..Pass.

jmsolf


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jmsolf

Here is my experience with GPS devices.
A few months back I bought a Tom Tom. Oh how excited I was. I got it home unpacked it and entered my street address. It had no idea where I was. I got out the yellow pages and started entering addresses of colleges, and businesses in my area. It had no idea where they were. However, it did know where Best Buy was located.

I was steaming mad. What good is a GPS when it doesn't even know where your house is? I was furious and ready to take it back to the store.

But then I decided to download the Midwest regional map from the Tom Tom web site. The cost was around $50 which turned out to be around $75 after the currency conversion.

Once I downloaded my map I try to install it but the memory card that came with the Tom-Tom did not have enough space. Likely I had a 512 MB card in my digital camera.

I was able to upload the map to the device and low and behold it knew where everything was. After downloading the map the accuracy was really good.

Now I am saving of my money because I'm going on vacation to the southern part of the United States. Which means I'll have to buy another map. Their web site sells the southern region. But I'll have to get a bigger memory stick. So I have decided to save my money and buy a 2 GB memory card and purchase the map of the United States which will end up probably costing me $200.

I'm not sure if this device is any different. I went to their web site and could not find any maps to download. Even though they say it comes preloaded with the United States and Canada, I'm wondering if the maps are like Tom-Tom. Very generic.

Just be advised just because it says it is preloaded, doesn't mean it will even have your house listed. Just like me you may have to buy a bigger memory stick and pay out the rear for maps.

Just my two cents worth.............



drgain


quality posts: 0 Private Messages drgain

I am in for one. I travel ALOT. In fact.. travel is my job! I normally use MS streets and trips on my laptop set up in the passenger seat. Works well, but somewhat cumbersome. I have been waiting to find a cheaper gps and I think this is it. I just hope that the maps are more current than the new updates to MS S&T. They still have not added several major roads that were completed several years ago.

KingWiley


quality posts: 1 Private Messages KingWiley
jmsolf wrote:Just be advised just because it says it is preloaded, doesn't mean it will even have your house listed. Just like me you may have to buy a bigger memory stick and pay out the rear for maps


Very interesting... there isn't a website somewhere that provides GPS maps for free? I recall hearing of one a while back, you might want to look into it.

kenbuzz


quality posts: 14 Private Messages kenbuzz

Ha! Nice reference to =The Prisoner=.

LAST FIVE WOOTS:
08/19/14 HP 14" Dual-Core Chromebooks w/Free 4G - $200
08/06/14 Dr Comics #1 Journal (2x) - $13 ea
08/06/14 Le Corbea Noir Journal - $13
07/17/14 Dr Comics #1 T-shirt - $10
03/28/14 WD My Book 2TB Exteral USB 3.0 HD (2x) - $70 ea

mrh182


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mrh182

I just made my first Woot purchase!

Cheers!

wokeupwithwoot


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wokeupwithwoot
greenngld wrote:

Hopefully you use the British accent girl on your Garmin. She's hot.

But keep your hands off, she is mine. I've spent many long hours talking to the lady in the box. Sometimes she tells me what to do and I say "Yes dear", other times I ignore her, but alas, she just tells me a new order in a few seconds. Just like my wife.



Now that was funny.

Wish GPS would have been available when I was still married. Might have helped me get used to those "orders". Or maybe the ex should have had a British accent.

Hmmm...I think I'm in for one.

12/8/2006 Whistler SRT-35R Radar and Laser Detector 1/31/2007 Logitech mm28 Flat Panel Portable Speakers 5/19/2007 Philips ShoqBox 512MB MP3 Personal Sound System 11/15/2007 Whistler 1773 Laser & Radar Detector 11/5/2008 Dremel Duo Kit 7.2v 2-Tool Kit with Stylus and Driver

bellisimo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bellisimo

Just got one for a Father's Day gift. Hubby has been bugging me for a $10 digital compass...he will be sp surprised when he see this beauty instead! I can't wait! Thanks woot!

plunkg


quality posts: 0 Private Messages plunkg
Great Buy, Get it before it's SOLD OUT. This is the most user friendly GPS with a camera built in. In-case of a minor car accident where you could take insurance pictures for proof.. or if you just want to take spy pictures of your hot blonde haired Russian neighbor, but you'd have to be careful, don't take my advise you might get arrested.



It doesn't have a camera. Read before you open your mouth.

Nav-Cam 7700 User Guide
pdf, , posted 06/12/2006 14:42:50
https://www.evesham.com/navcam/secure/downloads/downloadmod.asp?e=C674C62F-2F66-4E26-90A7-C9CD6B2351F0



Can't download the manual without an account.

Looks like it only navigates to zip codes, not door to door (check the description). Also, saw a comment from a user online (was searching) who confirms you can't enter a specific address, only a zip code. Why would ANYONE put together a GPS that does only that?



Nobody would, and nobody did - READ DESCRIPTION.

Get wootAmator for Windows - the ultimate woot monitor! It's free!

KateyB


quality posts: 0 Private Messages KateyB
adster wrote:Woot, it's not a "desert island." You would be hard pressed to find an island in the desert. The proper phrase is deserted island.



Some islands do not have a source of fresh water, and are therefore dry and sparse, or rather, desert islands. To pick a nit.

Kat

The end of an error.

nocheez


quality posts: 1 Private Messages nocheez

Do these people who are bitching about not using maps have a copy of every single city in the country? A 100 page atlas is dangerous to use while driving, and doesn't do you a bit of good when you get off the interstates and highways, even in large cities.

I bought the Streets and Trips with GPS receiver on the wootoff, and just tried it this weekend. It helped me find my way to a very remote place with simple directions, and let me know to stay straight during street name changes. I can read maps fine, but it's not safe to do while driving.