European Navigation Devices
June 8, 2005 11:05 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a portable GPS-type navigation device that has good road maps especially for southern France, Germany and Italy.

I see that a number of vendors (Garmin, Magellan, Navman) all sell European GPS navigation devices, but I can't find any indication as to the quality of the maps, especially outside of major metropolitan areas. Does anybody have any experience or advice?
posted by mosch to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total)
High recommendation for Garmin products, especially the etrex vista.
posted by mystyk at 12:12 PM on June 8, 2005

I've used the Garmin 60CS for a corporate program and it was very successful. You purchase the Europe software and load the countries you want.
posted by kdern at 1:04 PM on June 8, 2005

I have a Garmin IQue and love it. Haven't been in southern France with it, but have done Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, northern France, UK. Also now, South Africa. The portability is great, but you want the beanbag mount from Garmin. 3rd party mounting is less reliable.
posted by Goofyy at 10:29 PM on June 8, 2005

Oh, I should have said, the European maps are great, I've found few problems. South Africa has been updated since I got my maps, and have improved.
posted by Goofyy at 10:30 PM on June 8, 2005

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