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    My Garmin just quit on me. Should I stick with the iPad for GPS or upgrade?-gctid386775

    Any thoughts? The Garmin 546 costs about 800 bucks. I hate to re-buy things.

    #2
    I would send back in to Garmin for repair, it would have to be cheaper than buying one. They have pretty good turn around times,

    Rick

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      #3
      I agree, contact Garmin. They might fix it for free if its a known issue. They are pretty good about repairs.

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        #4
        And depending on what died... it may cost you nothing but your time and shipping...
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        iBoatNW

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          #5
          Buy the iPad. It's pretty remarkable what it will do, and Garmin will have made the decision for you. :-)

          Rob

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            #6
            I've had several of the Garmin Nuvis and handhelds and they don't seem to have a long life. They freeze up at the worst time, search for satellites forever. I'll never buy one. It is what my employer provides though.

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              #7
              Get the Garmin fixed.

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                #8
                robster_in_edmonds wrote:
                Buy the iPad. It's pretty remarkable what it will do, and Garmin will have made the decision for you. :-)

                Rob
                This is a better use of an iPad than as a chartplotter:



                But on a serious note, Wayne is better off sending a message to Garmin's support division. They have a flat fee to repair chartplotters. They charge $99 for mine. I looked it up so I know how much it costs in case it ever dies on me.

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