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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #30 on: March 23, 2010, 11:21:54 AM »
I think around the $200 by "Bugs" it was a moov 400 or so.

Would the Mio MOOV 300 do just the same? i found it on amazon (used) for $80. Then i can just get the israel maps, right?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #31 on: March 23, 2010, 11:27:49 AM »
probably, but you would really need to know what you are doing !

In Israel an updated map is more crucial then anywhere else !

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2010, 12:29:16 PM »
probably, but you would really need to know what you are doing !

In Israel an updated map is more crucial then anywhere else !

in that case, im probably better off buying one preloaded with israeli maps or just renting one.

Is the israel duty free shop the only way to get for cheap? i cant order one online somewhere with maps loaded?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2010, 01:53:11 PM »
Try a shop called space next to kikar hashabbes (on yecheskel, in a sous terrain). The boss there is called Moshe, you can say its his cousin that sent you. (The one that travels to israe constantly)

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #34 on: March 23, 2010, 11:54:29 PM »
Has anyone ever rented from this place: https://www.rentcenter.co.il/  or this place: http://www.gps4rent.co.il/index.aspx?id=2073 ?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #35 on: March 24, 2010, 03:00:03 PM »
You've already gotten some great advice, I just figured I'd chime in.  I used my Mio C310x Digiwalker (bought in 2006 for $100 so you can probably find one real cheap now) and loaded the Israel maps onto it.  There's a googlepages forum on that device since it's very hackable with lots of people to help you out.

Best of luck!

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2010, 01:12:26 AM »
I think i am going to buy one in the end...

In my searching for renting one, i found a place that has a feature on their units that routes you in a manner that you dont go through any Palestinian areas. Has anyone ever heard of this feature? seen it? know anything about it?
Does anyone know if i can download something somewhere which would do the same for me? I think im getting the mio moov 400.

thanks!

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2010, 09:49:30 AM »
Both Mio's that I used since 2007 had options to avoid PA areas and other options like avoiding the ridiculously expensive kvish 6.
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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #38 on: March 26, 2010, 10:43:10 AM »
Both Mio's that I used since 2007 had options to avoid PA areas and other options like avoiding the ridiculously expensive kvish 6.

Would you remember the model numbers? Do you know if yours had those options installed specially?

Would a brand new one have those same features?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #39 on: March 26, 2010, 10:48:36 AM »
Would you remember the model numbers? Do you know if yours had those options installed specially?

Would a brand new one have those same features?
It's a standard feature for Israel GPS maps.
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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2010, 10:58:22 AM »
Ok, so i bought a Mio M400 on ebay for $100 that has maps for US, Canada, Israel, UK, and Australia.

He gave me options of which countries to put on...

I looked in all the settings and didnt see anything about avoiding PA areas. Would that be a setting that would pop up when i get to Israel?

Does anyone know how i can get that setting added? Perhaps download new maps?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2010, 02:13:13 PM »
I just rented the Garmin Nuvi 1310 and it was the best Israel GPS I've ever used. The street names don't have to be entered exactly, but at least a few letters need to be right. I didn't see if you could enter them in Hebrew which seems like a huge plus.
It spoke out the street names and has the easy to use Nuvi features!

Does anyone know if I buy it here, if  I can load North American maps on it when I go to the US?

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2010, 06:45:44 PM »
Back to kvish 6, it can save you hours if you need those areas, remember that driving the israeli way, with an automatic, on israeli roads can cost you a lot of money too, so shorter might be a good idea.

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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2010, 12:06:38 AM »
I just rented the Garmin Nuvi 1310 and it was the best Israel GPS I've ever used. The street names don't have to be entered exactly, but at least a few letters need to be right. I didn't see if you could enter them in Hebrew which seems like a huge plus.
It spoke out the street names and has the easy to use Nuvi features!

Does anyone know if I buy it here, if  I can load North American maps on it when I go to the US?
Where did you rent from?
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Re: gps systems that work in the u.s. and israel?
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2010, 07:02:13 AM »
Where did you rent from?

Avis didn't have any and RentCenter by the King David which is the cheapest was also out, so I was forced to rent from GPS Express in the El Dan rent a car location (they have a stand there). Big rip-off (around 60 NIS) but I needed it last minute and didn't have a choice. However, for the Nuvi it might have been worth it anyways.