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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2010, 04:12:01 PM »
MIO is a terrific little machine.
Really? They are so many light-years behind Nuvi it can make a grown man cry trying to use it.
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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2010, 06:58:16 PM »
Really? They are so many light-years behind Nuvi it can make a grown man cry trying to use it.

Maybe in the USA, the new ones in europe or israel, you see all the lanes, and landmarks on the screen, etc.

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2010, 06:59:20 PM »
See my original post...it always was just israel...


you wrote:

Hey does anyone know of a gps system that works in the u.s. and israel?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2010, 07:07:39 PM »
Maybe in the USA, the new ones in europe or israel, you see all the lanes, and landmarks on the screen, etc.
I bought a Mio from Office Depot in Israel and had to return it.  It was not usable at all in English mode.  Street names and Points of interest were only able to be looked up if you know the exact spelling of the street and city in English and the spellings must have only been done by the most incompetent of people.

Maybe they have improved since then? Which model do you recommend?
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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2010, 07:20:59 PM »
I bought a Mio from Office Depot in Israel and had to return it.  It was not usable at all in English mode.  Street names and Points of interest were only able to be looked up if you know the exact spelling of the street and city in English and the spellings must have only been done by the most incompetent of people.

Maybe they have improved since then? Which model do you recommend?

I had installed on my gps both hebrew and english input, english input is a disaster, as the city Rechovot, is spelled Rekhovot, and so on.....

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2010, 07:25:13 PM »
I used an old Mio a few years ago in Israel and the nice thing about it was you could type in "kever" and it displayed every kever in Israel.  The points of interest were awesome.

When I tried a newer Mio more recently the navigation was much improved, but you had to enter a city in order to display points of interest.  So you would have to enter "Kever" and then a cty to pull up any results.

And as you mentioned english input is an absolute disaster with the craziest spellings ever, and if you don't spell the city exactly as it is programmed you just get an error message.
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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2010, 07:33:29 PM »
usually you can leave the city blank, although he asks for it, and then it will slowly find them one by one according distance.

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2010, 07:40:37 PM »
usually you can leave the city blank, although he asks for it, and then it will slowly find them one by one according distance.
That's exactly how it was in a Mio model that I used in 2007, but in a 2009 Mio model if you didn't enter a POI or street with a city it gave an error message.
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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2010, 08:00:47 PM »
did you try searching by category?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2010, 09:00:40 PM »
dan i made the same mistake as you and thought it was impossible to use in english mode. however i eventually figured out that you can input in hebrew letters even in the english mode

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2010, 09:25:46 PM »
did you try searching by category?
Yup, maybe it was just a really bad model.

dan i made the same mistake as you and thought it was impossible to use in english mode. however i eventually figured out that you can input in hebrew letters even in the english mode
I figured that out eventually and that's exactly what I did as well.
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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2010, 10:52:06 AM »
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Superflyer,
look back at comment #15

Hey does anyone know of a gps system that works in the u.s. and israel?

The user who posted that was "yj"

I said see "MY" original post which was:
Old topic, but i need a gps in israel. Is it worth it to rent one from the car rental? Or is there a way around that? Can maps be downloaded to a gps i have already? I have a magellan maestro...

Thanks!

Does the name "yj" and "David" look so similar? I took the option of asking my question in a current thread rather than starting a new one. It helps to look at the dates and user names...

Regardless, thank you for responding. I am going to be in Israel for 10 days and if they charge $10 a day, its probably worth it to just buy one.

Where would you recommend purchasing this Mio? And which model should i be looking for?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2010, 11:12:52 AM »
its on promo in the israeli duty free, so if you know someone leaving TLV soon.... (you can ask it to be picked up, not sure if by someone else).

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2010, 11:14:10 AM »
its on promo in the israeli duty free, so if you know someone leaving TLV soon.... (you can ask it to be picked up, not sure if by someone else).

Do you know a model number or how much it costs?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2010, 11:17:33 AM »
I think around the $200 by "Bugs" it was a moov 400 or so.