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harris56

GPS: nuii 1450t







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I have been a dedicated TomTom user for the past 5 years and won a Garmin 1450T in a work raffle. My question is should I stick with my TomTom or give the Garmin a try?
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johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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If you won it, why not try it and see what is better or worse between the 2 brands, and then you have the correct answers to the benefits of one over the other, and can give informed info to others that may ask questions in this regard.
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harris56

GPS: nuii 1450t







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Thanks for that I'm in the process of loading POI's to the Garmin and the first thing I have discovered is that it seems easier to locate a POi on the Garmin than the TomTom.
I will keep you posted om other differences as I find them
Once again, thanks for the advice
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life.by

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 3790T







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harris56 wrote:
I have been a dedicated TomTom user for the past 5 years and won a Garmin 1450T in a work raffle. My question is should I stick with my TomTom or give the Garmin a try?


It really depends on personal opinion or favorite. like me, I use garmin since first day and feel it comfortable. Also feel familiar to use even upgrade to the new one. Therefor, Tomtom is not considerable for me.
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kenevel

GPS: Garmin 1490







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I will not be upset when my current Garmin dies. Too much time lost in a never ending recalculating routine for me.
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william.beck

GPS: 1490T







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I can appreciate the point about recalculating, but I suppose they all do that to some degree or other?,
For me I have only ever had Garmin.
The major attraction was the ability to load other maps such as tracks and topo maps, all of which work well with the Garmin and no particular hassle to load (When you follow instructions).
I was originally told (when I first purchased my first GPS) that the Tom Tom couldn't do the topo maps and that made the decision for me, Hence I have stuck with what I know. I would be interested to hear how you find the differences
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johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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kenevel wrote:
I will not be upset when my current Garmin dies. Too much time lost in a never ending recalculating routine for me.


Sounds like you have a software problem. Have you checked for system updates at Garmin ?
Shouldn't be recalculating unles you go off the selected route, or, your maps are outdated, which can cause the same problem if some roads have been realligned
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hillsary

GPS: Nuvi 3597 LMT,3490LMT,Nuvi 1690, nuvi 265w, tomtom 720, navman s150 platinum







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Get the 3490 lmt, it's quite good and has the lifemaps and life traffic
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jeffreies

GPS: Navi 1490T







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kenevel wrote:
I will not be upset when my current Garmin dies. Too much time lost in a never ending recalculating routine for me.
Yes that is a annoying problem for any GARMIN user. My 1490T is just as bad but I have just learnt to put up with it ..Maybe if GARMIN silenced the recalculating software and just keep navigating like the car inbuilt aggravation systems it would be a lot more comfortable driving.
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risb1947secure

GPS: Zumo 660LM, TomTom Go730







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harris56 wrote:
I have been a dedicated TomTom user for the past 5 years and won a Garmin 1450T in a work raffle. My question is should I stick with my TomTom or give the Garmin a try?


I have a TT Go730T and a Garmin Zumo 660, which do I prefer?

The TT map quality is slightly better than Garmin and I can change far more settings on the TT, plus there are more 3rd party add-ons.

The Garmin communicates with A2DP devices, whilst the TT does not (TT only supports A2DP in the Rider version). The battery in the Garmin is easily removed and lasts longer without charging.

Both are easily manageable with non genuine maps and operating systems, but TT is easier to do.
Both can do itinerary planning with Google earth, but the Garmin is easier to do.

I could go on and on with the pros and cons of both, but at the end of the day, its what suits your needs. In the car I prefer TT, on my motorbike I prefer Garmin, so I have both.
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pug607

GPS: garmin







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I've used both with the first being a Tom tom Go, then Nuvi 660 widescreen, and a Garmin Nuvi 1390. Garmin is much better although both have flaws, meaning software freezes, and maps are not quite accurate.
I was told maps are done 2 yrs in advance so it's not anyways accurate even though you update. How true is this I don't know.
I know my brand new model tried to take me down a one way bus lane..
lol u cant win em all
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