A year ago I switched from a Garmin to a TOM TOM 300 because it supposedly had a traffic feature using bluetooth and your cell phone.
In theory, you would punch in the address and according to the traffic it would show you the shortest route. I was excited, I bought it.
Then later I find out that it doesn't work on the Treo 650/700. Apparently with Verizon only one random phone works with the service.
Does ANYBODY use a GPS service (not the built in your car kind) that actually does this Traffic real time re-routing? And I'm not talking about the button on your GPS that you press if there is traffic ahead in order to send you another way.
Also if you do have traffic GPS, how does it work? Radio? Cell phone? I heard that some track other GPS users and help you avoid traffic that they might be on. Others do it based on some radio frequency that covers traffic.
Also one big plus from the Garmin to the Tom Tom is the Tom Tom has a built in rechargeable battery so it doesn't turn off each time I turn off the car. So no having to re-find the satellites each time I turn off the car when showing a house saves about 1 or 2 minutes per house.
And lastly I would like a GPS that will let me punch in 10 places and show me the fastest route. I know some will let you put in a few places, but it only gives you a route based what you punched in, in the order you punch it in. In other words it won't re-sort it.
A secret tip for Rainers... Only one website will give you a "fastest route" search. Switchboard.com . All the others have mutli route (google, yahoo mapquest) but none will re-sort for fastest route. I know some software will do that, but who wants software. (please let me know if you know of other sites, I like being proven wrong and I probably am wrong)
Ok, please help me find a GPS that will tell me the fastest route according to traffic.
Frank Borges LL0SA in Northern Virginia
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UPDATE 11-7-07: I just bought the following, I'll let you know if it works:
TomTom ONE 3rd Edition Portable GPS Vehicle Navigator (only the 3rd edition works with the RDS-TMC)
Together with the TomTom / Tom Tom RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver
The RDS-TMC sucks. Totally worthless, I can't figure it out. I must be an idiot. I live in Washington DC area.