Posted By ThaiGuy on 11-05-2011 6:26 PM Awesome info; thank you from helping me avoid an expensive mistake. I think I'll just stick with my little iPhone GPS. It's worked well for 2 years, it's free (since I already have the phone), and the 4s seems to be better than the 3GS I had before. It has telephone search. And maps are always current since they are downloaded real-time. Of course, this means if you're not on a cellular network, it can't load maps. A big downside is it won't automatically reroute if I miss a turn; I have to manually recalculate a route if I'm off my intended path. Not really safe to do while you're driving, but my wife is very skilled with it so we make a good team. All the street names are in Kanji, but I find the "Distance to Turn" to be very accurate. At each turn, I reset my odometer to zero and just measure the distance to turn. After getting used to it, I don't miss my turns. Also, a handheld system has no gyro so it can't track my position when I'm in tunnels or not in view of a satellite. I recognize that a dedicated system has many significant advantages to a little phone-based system, but I find my iPhone to be "good enough" for my needs.
Posted By yokota on 11-05-2011 9:15 PM TT,I have them for sell under the General Items on this website or just shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi - I am looking for a "Smart Navi GNV 035-002" for Japan (English Ver.) Does anyone know where I can get it? The whole idea of purchasing a Garmin and then uploading a non-garmin map onto it sounds highly irregular to me, so I'd rather get the gps device for Japan that speaks English.