GPS UNAPPRECIATION!!!!!

Discussion in 'General' started by njstress03, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. njstress03

    njstress03

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    [​IMG]i am not a GPS person. i pretty much know how to get everywhere in thestate on new jersey and most of NY, but on ocassion i have used my girlfriend's GPS for places i never been to or somewhere that is hard to find that ibeen to like once. almost every single time the damn thing has sent me on a crazy mission around the world then finally makin it to my destination. atleast 2times it has totally failed me all together. 1st time on the way to flightclub NY (my 1st time going) the damn thing lost signal right in the lower part ofmanhatten (the part of the city that actually isnt grided) and it took me an additional 2 hours to make it there because thats when it got signal again. 2ndtime was yesterday on my way to Edison the dam thing died on me with no warning as soon as i got on the parkway. i had a car charger and the damn thing wouldntfunction while charged and when it died jus would charge point blank!!! does anyone else have a hate story about GPS'? and on a side note who curses attheir GPS? [​IMG]
     
  2. mixednuts

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    My GSP sucks.. it has an english accent and when it talks its not grammatically correct [​IMG]
     
  3. s0lefunk

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    Nah, I appreciate mine to the fullest.

    I used to avoid driving through DC before I got this thing. It even tells you to make a "Very sharp right turn" and such. Its awesome [​IMG]
     
  4. i like shoes too

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    im constantly traveling to places i never been for work. i used to have like 10 pages of mapquest printed out. now i just pack the gps and im there. noproblems.
     
  5. dirtylicious

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    for flightclub...why didn't you just look up the address and use the normal means of using cross streets and building #s?
    2 hrs is a bit much to be "lost" in the village.

    personally...I don't use GPS b/c it oven gives you the longer way(I've used my sister's on occassion)...
     
  6. angryostrich

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    I just picked up a Garmin Nuvi 755t and love it.[​IMG]
     
  7. pretty 80s baby

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    Gps tool me on a wild goose chase one time... i was on my way to atl it took me the wrong way then all of a sudden it told me to make a u turn.... took me 2hours out te way


    but for the most part gps ftw
     
  8. air max 87

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    Funny part FC is like a 20 min drive from NJ [​IMG][​IMG] 2 hours
     
  9. physicx

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    my dad bought one and he never even listens to it

    its like, "turn right". my dad just said "nahh **** that" and went straight
     
  10. njstress03

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    well the thing that made it worse is that there was construction everywhere. mad streets closed off (including the one i needed to turn on right before gettinto flightclub) and its the one part of manhatten im not familiar with. and the particular flightclub i was goin to was like on a lil %@! side street u wouldnever see unless u were lookin for it (because there are two in NY) i didnt have much of a back up plan cuz i didnt think the gps was gonna bail on me. and ontop of that it was like around 2pm ona monday (massive traffic)
     
  11. brettthejett

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    word.
    in europe (or holland anyways) EVERY STREET/AVE is a name. there is NO corrdination so if you dont know how to get there, you are using a map...which isretarded.
    but in canada i can find any house/building using street/aves
     
  12. queencitysneakerqueen

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    [​IMG] I'm thinking about picking up one as well

    OP what GPS does your girl have?
     
  13. dr funk 13

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    i love my GPS.

    it's [​IMG]

    Garmin FTW
     
  14. njstress03

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    i wana say she has a garmin but i am not sure. i dunt see it often enough to remember. only often enough to hate it lol
     
  15. cincybcats22

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    Google Maps GPS on my phone FTW.

    I navigated the city of Chitown like i lived there my entire life.

    Found shoe spots most people can only dream about.
     
  16. phillipkarp

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    iphone maps FTW.
     
  17. solemate96

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    I use a GPS only when I really have to. It is really annoying. I'm an old-fashioned guy just give me a map and I'll be good.
     
  18. eight2one

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    I pride myself on not using GPS
     
  19. aubstuh86

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    mapquest > all. who the %*#@ needs a machine telling u run circles around your destination when u can have direct and simple instructions.
     
  20. carbonsilver

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    I got the Garmin Nuvi 750 and if the 755t looks like that [​IMG]. i need an upgrade.
     
  21. therav4

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    [​IMG]
     
  22. coolnificent

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  23. concordflightxi

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    thats why u should never *completely* rely on electronic devices...
    i always look at a map myself and have some kind of idea of which streets and exits i should be at
    then use the gps and when i know its buggin out on me - i do a little common sense override
     
  24. frijo sneaker

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    my work good
     
  25. damnneardeadstock

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    i have a hilarious vid of my dad cursin at our GPS but i haven't uploaded it yet