GPS traffic updates: Fact or Fiction?
August 20, 2011 10:43 AM Subscribe
Do the fancy higher-end features (traffic, eco route, etc.) of auto GPS units actually work?
posted by CKmtl to travel & transportation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm looking into buying a GPS and trying to sort through the various models and features is starting to make me go cross-eyed.
Being able to avoid jammed-up areas (especially with the frantic road construction going on in Edmonton) would be lovely. The radio stations do a decent job of telling people to avoid such-and-such street, but I haven't been here long enough to know how to avoid them if such-and-such street is the route that I know.
So. How well do these traffic updates work? How much of an advance warning do they give? I'm intrigued, but I don't want to shell out for them if they're a bunch of marketing hogwash.