Question Looking at the new 10" Garmin 1090 (now the Rand McNally is deemed End of Life)

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Notice some interesting aspects of this GPS. Many of the Live or Real time information offered requires the Garmin Drive App (currently free) on a Smart Phone with presumably active Cellular service. This appears reasonable for current information.

This GPS looks like a viably unit. However the dash would become cluttered with electronics...Cell Phone, TPMS, now giant GPS...

See Notes on features

garmin 1090 gps.jpg
 
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While the RV1090 is a great unit, we prefer the RV890; same features in a smaller unit. The screen in the RV890 is plenty useable for us. You might compare the two to see which fits your needs best.

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These units will create blind spots. Even my RV 890 did once and I had to look around it. Think hard about what you’re choosing and where you’ll put it and assess your driving safety.
 
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I usually attach the suction cup on the door window right in front of the A pillar and my 770 rides nice there with no blind spot more than the pillar itself. I'm not sure what a screen 3 times the size would do in that same spot.
 
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Unless changed, the live traffic app is available only in large metro areas! There are no updates while along a rural Interstate!

My 770 works well, about the right size. If I upgraded, I would have to totally change location to prevent a blind spot. Seems nice though!
 

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