Re: Yay landfill!
Who uses Garmin or TomTom GPS's these days?
I do. Yes, my Garmin does occasionally point out that maps are getting bit out of date, but not every time it is turned on. Yes, there is one "Do not use while driving" or something like that warning that pops up on power on. Tap once on screen and its good to go.
I can update the maps when I want (if new ones are available). It gets traffic via built-in FM etc. It even works as hands free kit for the phone. Oh, and it doesn't phone home.
It does of course keep some limited history on where you've been, average/top speed but those are easy enough to reset.