That's good - because your TomTom is one GPS that is pretty worthless on a plane.
I have used my Garmins to plot a straight line course to the arriving airport and get a fairly accurate ETA and I get speed, direction we are flying, and altitude. During day flights I can zoom in on areas I see below - lakes, rivers, geographic areas of interest, highways, towns, etc. and see the name. At night I can "see" where we are instead of just looking down on a bunch of tiny little lights. And it doesn't hurt to have a cute flight attendant come by and ask me where we are at the moment. :wink: Obviously I am much more easily amused but, I am also available if the pilot gets lost!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:
So it's really more of the "I do it because I can" factor.
I already know the ETA, and if it changes during the flight it's announced. None of the other navigational info is of interest to me since I'm not piloting the plane. So it's really more of the "I do it because I can" factor.
Deep down I know my wife hates it when I do that - but she sit patiently while I stick on the suction cup mount, plug in the power cord, turn on the gps, find the POI we are headed to which we have been to a hundred times before....Don't forget Valentine's Day, guys. They deserve it for putting up with us. :roll:
Don't forget Valentine's Day, guys. They deserve it for putting up with us. :roll:
Hmmmm. and how often do we all have the GPS running in the car when we don't really "need" to?
In looking back on a few posts I am being mis-quoted - it looks like Mark29's words are mine as well as some of fouremco's - I think fouremco started it somehow..... I may have to change my username to "anonymous". :lol:
In looking back on a few posts I am being mis-quoted - it looks like Mark29's words are mine as well as some of fouremco's - I think fouremco started it somehow..... I may have to change my username to "anonymous". :lol: Don't blame me, it's all Mark29's fault! :twisted:
From what I read the Ipaq has a World clock and most likely can be manually set to display two or more different time zones as can some of my Garmin units. I posed the auto adjust question to Infama as he has an IPaq 310.
I don't know of any GPS that will automatically adjust after crossing a time zone. If I don't use it on one flight segment I always try to get a "fix" while on layover in the airport in case I want to use it on the next flight. -Jim-
Thanks. Unc Ben posted the details in the other thread. Good to know. I tried a Navigon 7100 back in NOV and did not recall it had that feature. I never left my time zone so it never occurred to me check. I gave my brother a 2100 for Xmas so I will check and see if that model does and how it works out of curiousity. -Jim-
I've got one with me but I'm not sure (yet) how I'm going to test it since I'm not very close to the edge of a timezone right now.
Maybe reading the m-a-n-u-a-l, you know that throw away book you never read. LoL
I own a 310, and when I first set up the unit it gave me the local time automatically once I got the signal lock. The reason I wasn't totally sure is as I haven't left my time zone since I got the gps I couldn't vouch for it. I suspect it would work within the US and Canada; the model for EU is the 314.
Maybe reading the m-a-n-u-a-l, you know that throw away book you never read. LoLInfama - was that a veiled reference to RTFM? :wink: :wink:
We are just kidding around, nothing serious.
The simulation mode is at 1x speed, but there's another selection called 'fly over', during which the car icon can zoom along certain parts of the freeway in excess of 500mph! But there's no sound during this flyover mode.
It does have a simulation mode, I'll try to play around with it and see what happens.
Yes, the flyover mode is nice but I much prefer the helicopter mode, especially in 3D - really cool!
Hey, SpyderMan! I do get out, I do, I do ... but you, if the number of devices you've owned (GPSIII, GPSIII+, Rino 120s, SPIII, IQue3600, SP2610, GPS10, SP2730, nüvi 680, MIO C320 -the Navigon 7100, TT920 & Panasonic Strada went back! ) is any indication of the travelling you do, I have a LOOOOONG way to go to catch up with you. What are you trying to do any way - outdo Tim? And when are you adding the 310 to the list? Kidding aside, what was the reason for returning the 920?Cheers!
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Uncle Ben - You know, I still have every one of those GPSs I have listed -except the ones that went back. I used to say "I'm in the race...." but now I am begining to change my mantra to "He Who Dies With the Most Toys is Still Dead! :lol: Re: the TT920. I really wanted a change from Garmin and Costco had a good price aroundh the holidays. I did not like the mapping - from the directions it gave me compared to my Garmins or the cartoon-ish look to the maps, or the fact it did not name a lot of streets I was approaching or the big creek I live near. Then when the POI database was coming up really short - could not find any Lowe's or Home Depot and who knows how many other large chains. MapShare is not what it is claimed to be -yet. I got tired of always hearing something like "enter the highway and bear left" - usually when getting on a multi-lane interstate type road. I saw no reason for that instruction. Took it on a cross country flight and all it was good for was as an MP3 player and I have plenty of those. I think TT is still stuck in European algorithms for directions and marketing. Voice input was almost more trouble than it was worth - only allowed address input. There are probably a few other things I did not like but I have forgotten.I did like the fact it had both US and Euro maps. As for the HP 310 - I have looked at the specs, but for now I am OK playing with my cheapo Mio C320 and I am going to wait to see how the new Garmin 880 and Naqvigon 8100 shake out. Changes coming for the Mio line as well since they bought Navman a year ago. I'm trying to be patient and not spend my Social Security check too fast this month! :lol:-Jim-