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#21 OFFLINE   Plus 3 Golfer

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:05 PM

Agree Google Maps better than Waze, IMO. I run ForScan and Maps on Smartphone. I have Ram window suction mount on side window which is easier to see than looking down in center of dash. Power always connected. Never had a “heat” issue. Backup is Garmin 3490LMT ($100 from Pawn shop in 2012) for places with no cell service as one would have to save a map section and use saved map when no data service available - PITA when traveling long distances. So, I saved the initial cost of in car Nav system plus map update cost.

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#22 OFFLINE   icanhazc-max

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 09:40 PM

Agree Google Maps better than Waze, IMO. I run ForScan and Maps on Smartphone. I have Ram window suction mount on side window which is easier to see than looking down in center of dash. Power always connected. Never had a “heat” issue. Backup is Garmin 3490LMT ($100 from Pawn shop in 2012) for places with no cell service as one would have to save a map section and use saved map when no data service available - PITA when traveling long distances. So, I saved the initial cost of in car Nav system plus map update cost.

Another $70 saved!!!

 

These use cases are what the OEMs need to pay attention to, giving us useful features and systems that we WANT and not just the status quo offerings. The software developers on the mobile side are innovating far more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively, with the better devs incorporating feedback such as this into their offerings. While Google Maps, for one, will cache an entire route front gathered data whilst connected to a network, the ability to cache a much larger geographic area inclusive of waypoints, etc. is sorely needed, especially with data stores on devices doubling every successive generation or two. 

 

+1 for the ODBII software also available on smartphones. No justification for why ForScan couldn't have been an "app" available for SYNC systems. Yet another compartmentalized money-grab by the Manufacturers and Stealerships, but I've digrressed beyond the scope of this thread. Hope some have found my experience, knowledge and perspective useful and empowering.


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#23 OFFLINE   jestevens

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 10:15 AM

I prefer using the in dash nav because my phone inevitable loses reception, falls on the floor, screen is locked, battery runs down, etc. while I am driving but I do wish that ETAK or whoever is providing the maps would at least make the upgrade price competitive with the price of a new GPS unit - I can buy three standalone whole GPS systems with lifetime free map upgrades for the price of one "official" upgrade.  I wonder if the software in SYNC 2 GPS will be affected by the GPS Time reset that is going to happen in April?  I guess we'll find out.


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#24 OFFLINE   kyledamron

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 12:14 PM

Gotta be careful with those "lifetime" map updates. There was a news story here a few months back. A man bought a GPS with "lifetime" map updates. It's not actually for the life of the product, but what the manufacturer determines is the "life". In the case of the unit, it was 3 years. It's a big scam I think. 

 

 

Also, if anyone is selling/getting rid of their old maps card I'd like to discuss that with you. Thanks!



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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:00 PM

Gotta be careful with those "lifetime" map updates. There was a news story here a few months back. A man bought a GPS with "lifetime" map updates. It's not actually for the life of the product, but what the manufacturer determines is the "life". In the case of the unit, it was 3 years. It's a big scam I think. 

 

 

Also, if anyone is selling/getting rid of their old maps card I'd like to discuss that with you. Thanks!

 

Indeed. An issue that is gaining more publicity as of late.

 

The term "lifetime" being attributed to the expected/anticipated useful/supported life of an item, component or service. It's marketed in a way that buyers interpret the language as qualifying for the biological life of the buyer, not the aforementioned definition of the term. A bit of a bait and switch for the unwitting.

 

Knowing the truth will at least give those knowledgeable the opportunity to factor the variable into their budget.


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#26 OFFLINE   markd

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 07:36 PM

I got the A10 card from eBay today, it works fine.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:48 AM

Got mine Saturday from ebay. :)

 

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 02:56 PM

I wish I had the ad that I got in the mail for the new maps. Forgive me for not remembering what they stated but, the impression that I got after glancing at the ad, it made me think that I'd be getting new (and improved!) software for the head unit. I was annoyed by the wording, since it made it seem it was more than just a map update.


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:44 PM

Are those ebay maps made by illegally copying the map data or are they legit?

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 05:24 PM

I'm guessing they're copies.



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:33 AM

They don't look any different than the one's from FORD. :headscratch:

 

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:36 AM

I wish I had the ad that I got in the mail for the new maps. Forgive me for not remembering what they stated but, the impression that I got after glancing at the ad, it made me think that I'd be getting new (and improved!) software for the head unit. I was annoyed by the wording, since it made it seem it was more than just a map update.

Their just a map update and they are different than #9's, I see local changes on my #10. :)

 

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 12:08 PM

They're not copies, they are exactly the same as the ones from Ford minus the mark up.

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 10:19 AM

My Costco Garmin GPS has been great - two cars and we use it in whichever car we go in (usually the CMax). Nice not to have to contend with two different GPS instructions. 

 

AND - the Costco Garmin has lifetime map updates and includes Canada (important if you're from Michigan)!  And I can set them up for a trip inside a nice warm house instead of sitting in the car. 



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 08:10 AM

The A10 cards are down to under $40 today on eBay. I went to eBay this morning for another reason and it was on the home page, since I looked at prices when I first found out it was available. What likely sealed it for me was eBay offered a $5 coupon (for $25 purchase) in a banner while I was looking at the card. 


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