And to top it off you have to pay a subscription fee or purchase a new version when your current one becomes outdated.My thoughts and point exactly. Traveled all over this country and others and spent way to much time in the mountains and swamps and never failed to find my way to where I was going or my way back without any
satellites guiding me. To me this so called navigation stuff is as big of an unneeded product and rip off as we have seen yet!
That doesn't mean I don't respect the person who wants one or feels they need one . We all like our own brand of toys Mike
The only time I actually used GPS software to help nav was while trying to find a alternate route from going from Delaware down towards NC, going through DC. It worked pretty slick, but since I used it as a road atlas I could have saved a bundle by just using the big printed version I have stuff under the rear seat. I hate having to stop for directions, Id much rather look at a map and point myself in the right direction. As far as spending $600+ for a GPS unit to strap on the dash? No way.
I've used a Summit GPS for plotting out some mountain bike paths. Very handy. I could see how it could save someones life if they every got lost in the woods. Since some of those actually have streets builtin perhaps that would be a good unit to buy, cover the roads and off-road adventures.
Aviation GPS units are a must have, saved one of my old flight instructors and a fellow student while flying instrument in a Piper Arrow. The electronics completely died, Jason just pulled out his handheld GPS, found the nearest airport and took the plane down until they could see ground, and the airport.