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I have both a few Garmins and a Droid Razr. Both have their advantages.
The phone is handy cause I can pull it out of my pocket any time and see where I am - including satellite views of the surrounding terrain. Both the maps and live traffic are very current as is the traffic based ETA. Disadvantages: no current speed readout and your position is being sent to who knows who. The GPS tracking apparently takes a lot power so I have to keep the charger plugged in.
The Garmin sets nice and conveniently on my dash and is easier to use IMO, probably from years of use. With the phone I often have to figure how to do the same thing as on the Garmin. My trips with my dyno are often repeated so I just save them and reload them next time. It also gives me my all important current speed w/o giving away my position.
So I'd say the phone is best for quickie trips & address finding. The Garmin is the workhorse trip guide & companion.
2006 RAV4 V6 4WD Red Limited - wife's
2006 Accord V6 Hybrid - Dr. Dyno's - quick as the RAV but +8 mpg
2003 Odyssey V6 - handy people & cargo mover
1999 F-250 4X4 Diesel - snow plow, Bully Dog chip
2001 F-250 4X4 Diesel - truck camper, TS chip, 20' bike/trike dyno trailer
2004 Suzuki DRZ-400S Dual Sport
1968 Volvo 1800S
It's the pedal (or the handgrip) on the right!!
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