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tundra_33
Can anyone provide some details on how the Garmin online services work with Garmin Mobile PC? Specifically I'm wondering if you can download data for use offline. For example, say you are headed out on a 300 mile trip, can you before you leave have the software download all gas prices along your route so that you don't have to connect to the internet while you are on your trip?
Marvin Hlavac
Hi tundra_33,

That's an interesting question, and I have no answer at the moment. The Fuel Prices service is actually not available in my area, so I'm not even sure if there is a practical way for me to test it. Perhaps someone else, who is within the coverage area, may give us feedback on it.

I just briefly took for you at least the following four screenshots:


tundra_33
Marvin,

Thanks for the screenshots. I'm wondering if you were to route a trip to the US if then you could deterimine if this is possible. I'm suspecting that it is not. However, it would be cool if when you were on vacation you could get updated data each night using the hotel's hotspot and not have to reconnect to the internet when your tank was on empty.
Marvin Hlavac
I'm at home this weekend, but I'll play with Garmin Mobile PC on Monday again .
Ducati
One of the best features is the free Garmin Online.

- By tapping "Weather" tab you can check local weather information based on current location or enter another location.

- By tapping "hotels.com" tab you can check hotel/lodging prices based on current location or enter another location. This will show you closest to farthest with direction arrow, distance, and price.

- By tapping "Fuel Prices" you can check current fuel prices based on current location or enter another location. This will show you closest to farthest with direction arrow, distance, and price. You can choose from low, medium, high grade gasoline or diesel. I went around the area to check on listed prices and it was exactly right.

- By tapping "Flight Status" you can get flight info based on current location or enter another location. You can pick from "Check Flight Number", "Departures", or "Arrivals" to get detailed information.

All you need to do is connect via WiFi, Network Card, tethered PDA or Cell Phone.

I tethered an EDGE T-Mobile cell phone and it pulled up information very quickly this is not a slow moving feature. All of these features work very well and display the information clear and easy to read, very cool!
Marvin Hlavac
Ducati, I took the liberty of quoting you in Review: Garmin Mobile PC. Please, scroll down to the bottom of the review, the section marked Garmin Online(TM). I hope it's OK with you - Thanks!

If people post here more of their experiences with the online services, I can link this thread from the review, as a reference.
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