questionshow much better is hd traffic than fm traffic on…

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My advice would be to check for google traffic in your area first. I live a major metro area but last time I checked the traffic coverage available here isn't worth it. I can get the status of the major highway I commute on, but there's absolutely nothing on the alternate routes.

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Have you seen this?
http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-garmin-gps-1

I have been mulling it over as my GPS is quite old and doesn't speak street names, plus the maps haven't been updated in over 5 years. OTOH, I rarely use it. So I am still undecided as to whether I should nab this one. It looks like a good price, but I am not in love with the return policy (only if defective).

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I know you said "I prefer it to not be my phone", but everyone considering paying one red cent for 'traffic service' should at least learn about http://www.waze.com/ first. If after educating themselves on that they still want to pay for out of date info that only covers a very small area...then more power to 'em.

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I know my Android phone has excellent traffic info thru Google Maps, WAZE, and other traffic apps. (Beat The Traffic is good). But sometimes I forget to look, or perhaps my phone is busy being a phone/computer or whatever. Since I drive a lot I am trying to figure out which GPS (dedicated device, always on when driving) is going to give reasonable traffic info.

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Every GPS I have owned (both TomTom and Garmin) have terrible traffic, but I'm using the free traffic included with the lifetime maps.

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@hackman2007: Great, the kinda feedback I want. I hope more Wooters will offer their thoughts.

Thanks