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TomTom Or Garmin GPS Sat Nav?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by onoski, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hi All,

    Am contemplating buying a gps sat nat but can't decide between either getting the TomTom or the Garmin gps sat nav.

    I currently have an old t-mobile vario pda phone which I installed tomtom mobile six and have been more than impressed with the gui and ease of use.

    Well I want to get a phone for just phone calls and text messaging and no other fancy stuff hence the above.

    I'd like to know which one you'd go for and what draws you towards either a tomtom or a garmin gps. Finally I don't want to spend more that £150. Thanks in advance for sharing.
     
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  2. zebulebu

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    None of them. A-Z & the AA Route Planner.
     
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  3. hbroomhall

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    I have an old Garmin which I'm very happy with. And I recently bought a new Nokia mobile that had maps on it - and could link via Bluetooth to a GPS receiver. And that has been brilliant.

    The main thing with GPS is: what are you looking for? Maps? Orienteering? Routing? Use in car? Handheld? All these things will change quite considerably what unit you get.

    Harry.
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    <Grin> That assumes just one type of use! The OP didn't say just what he was wanting on that!

    Harry.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    I use the TomTom for in-car navigation. I've had no problems with that :)

    -Ken
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

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    I've got a TomTom One, not had any problems to date and find the ease of use etc.. very good. I think the one I have is only arohnd £90 now so well within your budget as well. (Assuming you only want UK maps and not EU maps included?) :)
     
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  8. onoski

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    Thanks for the useful advise from gps users and yes I would be getting the TomTom go 520. I drive to different and new sites at work all the time so a gps nav system would come in very handed.

    Remember driving and looking at the map on your lap is dangerous to you and other road users. Thanks to the best gadget ever invented = GPS Sat Navs:)
     
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  9. derkit

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    I've got a TomTom Go 520 - same as the one you're getting. I'm a map man myself, but when the g/f drives for work, it just makes life that much easier.

    Definitely a good choice. Embrace the technology of navigation! :D
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    I'm pretty happy with my Garmin nuvi series, its a top notch bit of kit and I can get MSN direct access on it,
    now if only i could find one that integrated with mesh!
     
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  11. onoski

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    A GPS Sat Nav is the only gadget I look forward to getting and have just ordered a TomTom Go 720:). The best gadget ever invented too.
     
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  12. sunn

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    I've used a Garmin nuvi device and liked it a lot too.
    No complaints at all...
     
  13. onoski

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    I just hope my TomTom Go 720 beats dust of the Garmin Nuvi:box2
     
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  14. sunn

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    I don't know... Over here Garmin seems to be the choice most make. Easy to use, good display, good maps, etc...
    Saying that, most of the people I know in the UK prefer TomTom. So maybe location has something to do with preference.
    All I know is when I needed the Nuvi to come through, it did! :)
     
  15. onoski

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    Just had the TomTom Go 720 delivered:)
     
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  16. michael78

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    I've used both TomTom and Garmin. I probably think TomTom has the better interface but you get more for your money with a Garmin which has been great to use as well.
     
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