Kent Newsome on the Garmin StreetPilot 2620
Newsome.Org Just was over at Kent Newsome’s blog and found this review on the Garmin StreetPilot 2620 GPS unit. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the technology works as well or is as intuitive as Kent would like.
“In sum, it simply does not work. Garmin has created a process that only a confederacy of PhDs could understand merely to install new maps on your GPS unit. It is beyond frustrating, and as soon as business hours roll back around, I’ll take time out of my business to give them the business (to quote Wally Cleaver).”
Although I’ve never tried the Garmin I can’t say I’m surprised. The Pioneer combo GPS/DVD player that we use for our family car has been equally frustrating. It constantly gets off track and then is of no use at all. While GPS is a super cool tool as a navigation device in a vehicle, it is clear that many of the devices still need work.
Has anyone had any super positive experiences with GPS units? And how about cameras. Now that we’ve got geotagging made easy at Zooomr are there those of you out there using GPS devices for your cameras that you like?