1. sampoodle's Avatar
    I sometimes use my precious N7 as a GPS in the car. Emphasis on precious!
    My wish is to find a cheap (smaller, worry-free) Android device with onboard GPS chip to dedicate almsot exclusively to navigation plus a handful of apps.

    Doable?

    Why not a cheap GPS: reading some reviews some are not even that good a recalculating routes when going off-track, which I find ridiculous. Could it be an on-board computing power limitation, perhaps..?
    07-04-2013 07:27 AM
  2. isdaako's Avatar
    Define "cheap."
    07-04-2013 10:07 AM
  3. sampoodle's Avatar
    Define "cheap."
    Well, cheaper than our cherished N7s! There is cheap out there but usually no GPS.
    A bit smaller too. 7 in. on dashboard is a wee bit big ( to me).
    07-04-2013 12:12 PM
  4. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    I sometimes use my precious N7 as a GPS in the car. Emphasis on precious!
    My wish is to find a cheap (smaller, worry-free) Android device with onboard GPS chip to dedicate almsot exclusively to navigation plus a handful of apps.

    Doable?

    Why not a cheap GPS: reading some reviews some are not even that good a recalculating routes when going off-track, which I find ridiculous. Could it be an on-board computing power limitation, perhaps..?
    I would look at a stand alone GPS, I've used a Garmin for years without problems.
    It's as quick to recalculate a route as my Samsung S3.

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    07-04-2013 01:32 PM
  5. jerrykur's Avatar
    If it is just going to be a GPS why not get a dedicated unit? Built in maps are much better than downloading. Also, you can get a number of units with lifetime free map upgrades.

    As far as dedicated units experiencing problems with recalculating routes when going off-track, my Garmin Nuvi does not seem to have that issue.
    07-05-2013 02:06 PM

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