Alexa for your car?

So Amazon and Garmin partnered up to make a smaller, usb powered Alexa. The smaller Alexa is cool until you get to the nitty gritty of it. It requires your phone be in the car, “In my humble opinion” that makes it pointless, since the personal assistant (Meaning Google Assistant software of Alexa devices) is insanely inclusive about your data, the new alexa device will probably pair with your home Alexa data, but it still requires your phone. Its not standalone, which is a serious gimp. I can already press a couple button on my phone and say “Google, navigate me to somewhere” and turn off the screen, it talks to me. I can use Garmin? Is my location (based on my phone’s GPS) more accurate?

This device is not the one to get. It relies on your phone, your phone already has google, Google won’t work if you don’t have reception, neither will an Alexa in your car. The maps aren’t that different (google/Garmin). There is not enough here to justify any amount of money.

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