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    Does this have a magnetic base?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfay93 View Post
    Does this have a magnetic base?
    No, but some magnetic strips can be had for a couple bucks at HomeDepot along with some clear plastic spray.
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    Thought it didn't as I couldn't find specs anywhere that said it did. I think I'm ready to upgrade mine and this is a decent deal I think. Ready to pull the trigger on the "I want one!" button.
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    Thanks for the input, guys. I found the following at Gizmodo.com:

    The company says the GPS device now uses SiRF star III technology that's 10 times more sensitive than the GPS device included with the Streets and Trips 2006 version.
    So, it's still probably a good deal for those without ANY GPS puck, but not for me. I think I'll wait and get the BU-353 when I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    Thanks for the input, guys. I found the following at Gizmodo.com:



    So, it's still probably a good deal for those without ANY GPS puck, but not for me. I think I'll wait and get the BU-353 when I can.
    Well I thought I had been using SirfIII, and it sure seems like it. It is accurrate and fast to lock. If it isn't then I have no idea how to improve upon it!

    To give an example, I can clearly see my self when zoomed in on the map in the correct lane. For instance on a 3 lane road, when I shift lane, the arrow moves too. It is incredably accurate. I highly reccommend it, and for that price, why not!
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    damn i was about to put up for sale my copy of 2006 with the puck for that price


    The puck included with MS 2006 is NOT sirfIII. it's Sirf I or II. it's a rebadged pharos unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffy View Post
    damn i was about to put up for sale my copy of 2006 with the puck for that price.
    Wait a few weeks. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffy View Post
    damn i was about to put up for sale my copy of 2006 with the puck for that price


    The puck included with MS 2006 is NOT sirfIII. it's Sirf I or II. it's a rebadged pharos unit.
    The pharos360 I believe.

    If they are SirfI or SirfII, then what the hell is the advantage of SirfIII?! I get better accuracy (see lane changes) and reception (while in my garage, or while testing in my basement near but not next to a window) then my dad's Garmin unit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    The pharos360 I believe.

    If they are SirfI or SirfII, then what the hell is the advantage of SirfIII?! I get better accuracy (see lane changes) and reception (while in my garage, or while testing in my basement near but not next to a window) then my dad's Garmin unit!
    Huh. I have nowhere near "lane change" accuracy. That's crazy good. Talk about milisecond measuring accuracy!

    Maybe SirfIII alerts one of incoming catastrophic metors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    Huh. I have nowhere near "lane change" accuracy. That's crazy good. Talk about milisecond measuring accuracy!

    Maybe SirfIII alerts one of incoming catastrophic metors.
    Maybe it is the elevation I am at or something. But I don't see how much better it can get. I didn't monitor the accuracy when driving through the east coast, but next time I will and see if that makes a difference.
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