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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Traffic Upates - Smartphone or Digital Reply with quote

I'm looking to upgrade my Garmin PND, but can't decide which is best for traffic updates - Smartphone or Digital.

Any advice would be helpful

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digital Very Happy Smartphone is a fudge.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Digital Very Happy Smartphone is a fudge.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The -D models can use either ..... unless they've changed it recently
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
The -D models can use either ..... unless they've changed it recently


So could you have both connect at the same time?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about now, but about three years ago, running both at the same time caused the Garmin to hang.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't know about now, but about three years ago, running both at the same time caused the Garmin to hang.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed - digital.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Traffic Upates - Smartphone or Digital Reply with quote

keithmillar wrote:
... which is best for traffic updates - Smartphone or Digital.


Define "best" Smile

For example, if you're venturing out of the UK, the SmartphoneLink has much wider coverage. (https://www.garmin.com/en-GB/traffic/)

(Either of them are better than the old RDS-based service, which frequently stopped receiving any information.)

My experience of Digital traffic was limited to the Nuvi 3598 - where "M5 is closed, switching to an alternative route" was its favourite catchphrase (even though said road wasn't closed at all).

I use the SmartPhone link with the Zumo on my bike (though "traffic" no longer applies to me then Wink - it gives added benefits, like being able to have Donald Trump's tweets read to me, in the middle of a 90mph bend Confused
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