Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
MacFixer, the iPhone, iPod, and iPad specialists
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - Garmin DriveSmart 76 with Amazon Alexa
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

Garmin DriveSmart 76 with Amazon Alexa

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Garmin Portable Navigation Devices
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
BritBrat
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 33

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:41 pm    Post subject: Garmin DriveSmart 76 with Amazon Alexa Reply with quote

I was thinking of upgrading my current Garmin satnav to the one in the title.

But after reading some of the reviews on Amazon, I have second thoughts about its GPS accuracy and guidance.

Is there anyone here using this device or the one without Alexa?
_________________
Garmin nuvi 2569LMT-D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kremmen
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 6731
Location: West London & Reading

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been looking at these latest Garmins but they seem to no longer have the right side traffic bar showing yellow and red bars for your whole route.

That for me is a deal breaker.

As a result I inserted a new battery in my DS61
_________________
Satnav:
Garmin DS61 LMT-D (In the car)
Garmin 2599 LMT-D (Indoor test rig)
DashCam:
Viofo A119 V3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
BritBrat
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 33

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Kremmen

Thanks for the reply, if I do not choose another Garmin it may have to be TomTom, but the lack of being able to install the PGPSW speed cameras is my main issue.

I have toyed with the idea of having a cheap Garmin device (maybe my current Nuvi) just for cameras, alongside a TomTom for navigation.

Decisions, decisions. Laughing Out Loud

EDITED:

I have just noticed that there is a different method to load the PGPSW database into the Drivesmart, does that mean you can't use the CSV to GPX Installer. ?

And yes, I use the sidebar too.

Looks like I will wait before upgrading. Just purchased a (Newly Overhauled) Garmin Drive 61 LMT-S.
_________________
Garmin nuvi 2569LMT-D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kremmen
Pocket GPS Verifier
Pocket GPS Verifier


Joined: Mar 03, 2006
Posts: 6731
Location: West London & Reading

PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK POILoader still works with the latest Garmins.

I now use Android Speedtrap Alert for the PGPSW database, works through my car headunit perfectly and is directional.

Mutes the audio, issues the alert, then returns audio volume.
_________________
Satnav:
Garmin DS61 LMT-D (In the car)
Garmin 2599 LMT-D (Indoor test rig)
DashCam:
Viofo A119 V3
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> Garmin Portable Navigation Devices All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
20.114 (23 Nov 22)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping