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907

posted on 1/1/07 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
Tom Tom or Garmin?

Hi All.

I'm looking at buying a Sat Nav at the lower end of the price range and local mates have recommended
Tom Tom One (Europe) or Garmin C510.

Both are 199 (Argos) so what do you all recommend?

Somewhere cheaper? Something better?

I'm in your hands.

Thanks in anticipation


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RazMan

posted on 1/1/07 at 05:39 PM Reply With Quote
I've used Navman for years with no problems - Tom Tom is pretty good too.





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MattCraneCustoms

posted on 1/1/07 at 05:56 PM Reply With Quote
I agree with Razman in respect to Navman, I'm using a Pin570 Navman unit which is a PDA type, and its great. Best part is last time I was in halfrauds they were selling them for 99!!! If however you want tomtom or garmin, my vote would be with Garmin every time, they have a lot more experience behind them with GPS units etc. Not saying tomtom are rubbish, but Garmin would be my first choice.
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Ian Pearson

posted on 1/1/07 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
I've a Garmin Nuvi 310. It's superb. Bought my Dad a Garmin C510 for his birthday. He's very pleased with it. Garmin build GPS units for land sea and air. They get my vote.
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andy d (rizla)

posted on 1/1/07 at 07:38 PM Reply With Quote
tom tom everytime

its number 1 for a reason,its still the best and the most suported

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graememk

posted on 1/1/07 at 08:07 PM Reply With Quote
there are a few probs with updating the new tomtoms atm






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andy d (rizla)

posted on 1/1/07 at 09:00 PM Reply With Quote
not with this

oh and yes its to do with me

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907

posted on 1/1/07 at 09:31 PM Reply With Quote
?????? You lot are not playing the game. ??????


A dozen or so of you were all supposed to recommend one make, and no one the other.


The Gadget show says Tom Tom, Which says Garmin.

I think I'll toss a coin, but then I do like that tee shirt.

Thanks for the replies so far.


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pif

posted on 1/1/07 at 09:32 PM Reply With Quote
should make it a garmin everytime. tomtom are market leaders in the uk but garmin rule the world. have taken 20% market share off tomtom this calender year alone. customer care at garmin is second to none and i would know as i have to deal with faulty satnavs several times a day.

very good chance you holiday jet didnt get lost on the way,as it would be using garmin, royal navy dont get lost and there on garmin sysytems.

in terms of ease of use not much in it but mapping is better on the garmin, they use navteq while tomtom still use teleatlas although some of there newer products (see tomtom rider) are going over to navteq.

tomtom one does well in reviews but they dont have to live with them or rely on them day to day, garmin 660 is a fantastic unit once you get under the skin of all its features.

just my humble...................





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posted on 1/1/07 at 09:47 PM Reply With Quote
Bu**er me Pif

Now that customer care bit has swayed me the other way.

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Aboardman

posted on 2/1/07 at 07:14 AM Reply With Quote
what is wrong with a AA map book?
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ned

posted on 2/1/07 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Aboardman
what is wrong with a AA map book?

sounds far more in the locost spirit of things





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907

posted on 11/1/07 at 09:53 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for all your help chaps.

Got the tom tom one europe in the end. Well impressed.

Now, where's Andy?


atb

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