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    Quote Originally Posted by Belo View Post
    would love a link to a free version
    Belo, it's not free, but MP3car store has good prices. I'm not sure if they have GMPC in stock at the moment, but you may want to give them a try:

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    I bought the software and GPS 20x receiver at Fry's for $91.00.

    I think a lot of people misunderstood my question. I was asking if it was better to buy with or without the GPS receiver since the software is less portable when purchased with the dongle (it is tied to the dongle).

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    Quote Originally Posted by southwow View Post
    I bought the software and GPS 20x receiver at Fry's for $91.00.

    I think a lot of people misunderstood my question. I was asking if it was better to buy with or without the GPS receiver since the software is less portable when purchased with the dongle (it is tied to the dongle).
    i'd buy a bu-353 and just the garmin software. I think it's cheaper and it'll be more versatile.
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    I bought the version with the bundled GPS receiver. I figure I got a 1hz receiver for just $20, and I can transfer the software to any PC I want. I bought mine off Amazon.com.
    I have the GPS receiver velcored to the interior of my dash (under the plastic) just above the main gauge console. I get at least 9 satellites and an accuracy of <50ft most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belo View Post
    i'd buy a bu-353 and just the garmin software. I think it's cheaper and it'll be more versatile.
    It's not exactly more versatile. You can only have a registered install on one machine w/ the software only version. If you wish to change, then you have to deregister. The bundled will allow you to install on any computer, as long as u use the supplied receiver. So there are trade-offs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ws6vert View Post
    It's not exactly more versatile. You can only have a registered install on one machine w/ the software only version. If you wish to change, then you have to deregister. The bundled will allow you to install on any computer, as long as u use the supplied receiver. So there are trade-offs.
    i was referring to the bu353 working with other mapping software.
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    so does the 20x mean it actually refreshes 20x a second? i know most mapping software doesnt refresh that fast

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    No, the 20x is just a product name, just like for example BU-353 is a product name.

    GPS20x is a Garmin's USB GPS receiver

    GPS10x is a Garmin's Bluetooth GPS receiver

    Both of the above refresh once per second.

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    so what software actually refreshes at 5hz? because i have a 5hz qstarz device but iguidance doesnt register any different... 1hz mode is really irritating to me honestly.

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    Garmin Mobile PC, the software-only version, does.

    The Garmin Mobile PC versions that come bundled with GPS20x or GPS10x will only refresh at 1Hz, because that's how the included GPS units refresh.

    However, if you buy just the GMPC software, and use it in conjunction of a GPS receiver that refreshes at a higher than 1Hz rate, than you will see smoother map movement. I've tested it with a 5Hz receiver.

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