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post #1 of 4 Old 03-30-2009, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Which new GPS for use in US and Canada

I'm looking to go on a trip the first week of June to Quebec City so I need a unit with maps for both countries. I will leave Chicago and travel through Wisconsin, east through the U.P. go over the bridge into Canada. I also would like a MP3 player and Bluetooth. Will the Zumo 550 work. Also what other units would do the trick ? Thanks for the help, John.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-31-2009, 10:41 PM
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I would have to say that nearly every unit made the last couple years will have the maps your looking for. I travelled from NS to to BC last summer going in and out of Canada and the US with a Nuvi 260. It worked great and every Garmin GPS I looked at before my trip had the maps.
You'll have to look at the 550 specs to see if it has what you want.


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post #3 of 4 Old 04-01-2009, 05:35 AM
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My Zumo 450 guided me through all the provinces and states shown on the maps in my signature picture.

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-01-2009, 11:16 AM
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I have a TomTom Rider2 and am very pleased with its performance and features. It has BT, but no ability to play music. It does come with a ScalaRider BT headset to use your cell phone and/or recieve voice instruction from the Rider.

I am thinking of going to the ScalaRider Q2 sets, which to have a jack for your IPod, etc.


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