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#1 riahc3

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:07

Hello,

Im looking for a GPS unit for my car. The current TomTom I have is great but is outdated and its screen is...resistive.

I need to put it on the windshield, lifetime updates (Garmin has a line model for that), voice navigation (to change course, set a new route, etc), and a SD card (Im really lazy like that so I perfer just using a SD card to update it :p )

I dont tend to travel but I dont want to lose myself in nearby European countries either.

And of course, the cheaper, the better (100-150 euro range) :)


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:18

Garmin GPS is great. They have unlimited updates/traffic.

 

https://buy.garmin.c...omotive-p1.html



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 14:06

Hello,

Garmin GPS is great. They have unlimited updates/traffic.
 
https://buy.garmin.c...omotive-p1.html

Im asking about a especific model. I know about Garmin and Tomtom :)

Im not intrested in traffic updates as all as I dont travel much inside a city.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 14:17

Type of map >> navigator model. Teleatlas covers some countries horribly, same for Navteq.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 15:13


IThe current TomTom I have is great but is outdated and its screen is...resistive.

 

Shouldnt be touching the screen whilst driving :whistle:

 

Lots of different models,prices and onboard facilitys for Tom Tom devices so Id say go for a lower end model if you use it infrequently.They are in the UK at least, giving away lifetime maps for certain models till 31 Decemeber maybe you can pick one up locally with a similar deal

http://www.hotukdeal...er-2013-1767034

 

 

FREE lifetime maps for the following models:

GO LIVE 1005 World (Lifetime Maps on EU map only)
GO LIVE 1005 EU
GO LIVE 825
GO LIVE 820
Via 135
Via 130
Via 125 WE
Start 60
Start 25
Start 25 WE Special Edition (01/08/13 - 31/12/13)
XL Classic United Kingdom (Ideal TV 10th & 11th Oct or other retailers 16th Oct - 7th Jan)
XL Classic United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (Purchased between 16th Oct - 7th Jan)
XL Classic Western Europe (Purchased between 16th Oct - 7th Jan)
XL IQ Routes 2nd Edition (Purchased from Ideal TV on 10th & 11th October or other retailers between 16th Oct – 7th

https://www.tomtompr...b/Register.aspx



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 15:44

Hello,

Type of map >> navigator model. Teleatlas covers some countries horribly, same for Navteq.

I think each GPS company works with ONE type of map only so...
 
 

Shouldnt be touching the screen whilst driving :whistle:

Obviously I dont and one of the many reasons I want voice commands :)
 

Lots of different models,prices and onboard facilitys for Tom Tom devices so Id say go for a lower end model if you use it infrequently.They are in the UK at least, giving away lifetime maps for certain models till 31 Decemeber maybe you can pick one up locally with a similar deal
http://www.hotukdeal...er-2013-1767034

I know how to use Google :p When I made this thread, I had in mind that someone commented "I have the TomTom 340. Works great" or "I had the TomTom 980. Very slow!" Thats what I ment this thread to be about :)

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 15:49

Then you get Garmin GPS.... it has everything you want in it..  such as voice commands, text/call via Bluetooth, unlimited maps updates, etc.

 

Look at the link I gave you... you pick it out based on your budget..

 

If you do not want traffic, then you can turn it off in the settings.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 16:14

Hello,

Then you get Garmin GPS.... it has everything you want in it..  such as voice commands, text/call via Bluetooth, unlimited maps updates, etc.
 
Look at the link I gave you... you pick it out based on your budget..
 
If you do not want traffic, then you can turn it off in the settings.

OK, its obvious that I am not being understood :) Thank you all for your help.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 16:20

I have the TomTom 340. Works great" or "I had the TomTom 980. Very slow!

 

 

Happy :laugh: :kiss:



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 16:41

http://www.bestbuy.c...8;skuId=7535066

 

Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT - Have that one now for the past 7 days and it's been great for me. :)



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 16:48

Hello,

http://www.bestbuy.c...8;skuId=7535066
 
Garmin Nuvi 2557LMT - Have that one now for the past 7 days and it's been great for me. :)

Very complete just missing voice navigation :(

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 16:52

Look at the Garmin and get ANY model based on your needs, and cost. Used almost all the stand alone GPS's in my travels and Garmin was by far the best choice. Still using Garmin after 5 years, updated 2 times for better features. Now I have voice, and free maps.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 17:02

Hello,

Look at the Garmin and get ANY model based on your needs, and cost. Used almost all the stand alone GPS's in my travels and Garmin was by far the best choice. Still using Garmin after 5 years, updated 2 times for better features. Now I have voice, and free maps.

According to you, then it would be the nüvi 2497LMT; Dont know any advice on it but...

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 17:02

Hello,
Very complete just missing voice navigation :(

 

I don't get what you mean?

http://www.gpscity.c...are/nuvi2557lmt

 

Check there or below:

 

http://gpstracklog.c...lmt-review.html

 

It speaks out voice navigation just fine. Dumb Squad just labeled it wrong when they say "Text to Speech = Not Checked" thing on that site.

  • 5″ screen
  • Lifetime maps and traffic
  • Traffic announcements
  • Active lane guidance
  • Up ahead feature
  • Customization options

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EDIT - Do you mean voice command? If so the 2597 has that along with Bluetooth.



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 20:48

It doesn't matter; if you have unlimited funds the pick the best. You don't have to be a brain surgeon to pick out the best Garmin, for the budget you have. Be careful of where you buy it and make SURE you find out the return policy. Some places charge a restocking fee., and some don't. My suggestion is to check out Costco or Sam's club as both of those have the absolute best return policy, that is if they handle the one your interested in, and there is one near you. Both of those are online.

Hello,
According to you, then it would be the nüvi 2497LMT; Dont know any advice on it but...