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      05-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
First Lieutenant

Drives: '13 128i vert, '14 X5 40i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Colorado

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My first, and so far only, stand alone GPS is a Garmin 265W I've had for 3-4 years. Been very happy with; works well, logical and easy to use interface with enough capability but not overloaded with unneeded complexity.

With that background, if you're a Costco member they currently have a $30 discount on the Garmin Nuvi 2595LMT ($170 net after discount). I'm thinking about so have downloaded the manual and perused. Nice unit, 5" screen so a bit better legibility over the 4.3" of my current Garmin (the Garmin screens are nice and clear, but with old eyes larger is better). Bluetooth integration for hands free calling and data link to your phone (for a variety of apps it can use), multi-waypoint trips, can save trips (as well as addresses, of course), can use spoken commands and life time map updates and traffic.

If you do get this or any Garmin, I highly suggest their 'bean bag' mount, which I prefer over the standard suction cup. Sits stably on the dash and when you stop, you simply pick it up and put the whole shebang in the trunk, out of sight, with not even a tell tale suction cup shadow on your windshield.