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My RidgeLine did not have Navi as I opted not to wait for one that did. I looked at all those available and ended up with the Magellan Roadmate 1470 and was pleased with the ease of use and the fact it would interface with my Bluetooth phone and my hearing aids, I also decided to keep it even downsized to 1 vehicle because it works portably for up to 3 hours on a charge.
 

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The Magellan is great, but the Tom Tom is easiest to use IMO. The Garmins are reliable and the maps are updated quicker than the Tom Tom as far as I know. Some folks even use their Garmin Nuvi's for Geocaching.

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Magellan is the leader in GPS technology (opinion), I have an older handheld model that I use when hunting. But for my truck I have a Garmin Nuvi 350. I really like it because the screen is just right for me, and I can take it with me when walking around in an unfamiliar city (it has a predestrian mode). What I have seen as the major difference between the Garmin models is they have different size screens, some have the ability to load audio books, and traffic alerts. Most of the other various features are not that important (again opinion). When you learn how it works, updates are easy to apply, you can add lots of different icons, and custom POIs. You can even upload photos for slide shows, and expan memory with memory cards from your camera. I know that other brands can do the much of the same, so its a matter personal choice. Good luck.... Richard
 

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Not sure if you've already made your purchase, but this unit is selling for $260 CDN at Costco.ca, FYI.
 

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Not sure if you've already made your purchase, but this unit is selling for $260 CDN at Costco.ca, FYI.
Do you mean the 1490T is selling there at Costco? If so, that's a very good price and I will cancel my order which is backordered and go there.

Thanks Kathryn
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Kathryn, I just logged into Costco.ca and found the 1490T unit for sale at about $250 which is excellent. If the Source won't price match that, I'll cancel my order and to to Costco.
Thanks, Kathryn, you just saved me almost $70.:)

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oh wow. i was going to grab this gps, but it was like 400. so much chepaer now! wooot
 

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anyone know if the one on costco is a special or is this going to be for a while? i wanan purchase it but not right this moment
 

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anyone know if the one on costco is a special or is this going to be for a while? i wanan purchase it but not right this moment
As far as I can see it's on for a little while, but phone them to make sure.
I went today and purchased it from the store and it was $239.99!!!!
Apparently the website price includes $10 for shipping.
So I was pleasantly surprised to get the Garmin I wanted from Costco that the Source wanted about $80 more for.

I wouldn't have been the wiser had it not been for Kathryn..

Cheers Kathryn.....You saved me $80 today and Costco had them in stock.
Were I to follow thru with for the Source, I'd have to wait until September since the 1490T was back ordered.

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I'm pleased it worked out so well for you, Colin. I'm always happy to help someone save money, especially us Canadians; we tend to get the royal rip-off more often than not when it comes to consumer prices. Best, Kathryn
 

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K3RMIT, it's been my experience that when you find an item you like at Costco (*especially* when it's sale-priced) you are well advised NOT to wait. Kathryn
 

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and CCT, can you give me some sort of review on your gps? would be great if you shed some light on the gps
 

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and CCT, can you give me some sort of review on your gps? would be great if you shed some light on the gps
Only played with it for a short time so very limited usage and still waiting for proper mounting hardware but from what I've seen it's a nice unit that's easy to use.
Rave revue from my friend in Kincardine whom has one tho which persuaded me to buy.
The MSRP on this unit is over $600 according to Garmin's websiste.

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Yeah, be sure to let us know how it works out for you. Mine got smash and grabbed the other day :(, I am not a very happy camper right now.

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Yeah, be sure to let us know how it works out for you. Mine got smash and grabbed the other day :(, I am not a very happy camper right now.

Dave
Tried it on a short trip across town and back and it worked fine. Voice prompts were just right, and directions including rerouting was accurate.
Love the extra displays for direction, speed and such. Very handy and confirmed that my car's compass and speedometer were spot on.

Used destination choice by postal code this time and was very quick to program and initiate.

Haven't played with the FM traffic update yet, but will get to it.

I'm happy with mine but sorry to hear that yours was ripped off.

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Colin, my husband came home today from a weekend golfing trip to Montana with a Garmin 1490T he'd purchased from Costco ($200 US). He knew nothing about our exchange on this forum and hadn't heard of the unit previously but was advised by a friend that it was an excellent unit. I hope to have some time to play around with it this week. How are you liking yours?
 
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