TomTom 730

 

Anyone have one yet and have some feedback on the new Tomtom 730?

tomtom 730T

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tom tom 730

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I have the 730, I can't give

I have the 730, I can't give you a comparison to any other unit, as this is my first gps.

It does the job, the advance lane guidance only works in a few cities. I've not got the hang of turning it off, I usually end up with it in standby and the battery dead a few days later.

If there is something I can tell you about I will try to help you.

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Had One, Upgraded to 930

I had a GO730 but it had a problem with the touch screen (bad unit). Then I realized that the advertisement I had purchased the unit from incorrectly said that the 730 included the European map that I wanted, so I traded it in for the 930.

For traveling in the US, which is all I have done so far, the two units are similar. The 930 has a voice command feature, but I have not found that all that useful. It also has a remote, but I keep the unit close enough that I have not used it.

I like the IQ routing. I also appreciate that TomTom allows you to chose a city as a way point if you want to force a route to go a certain way, and it does not try to drive you to the center of that town the way my Garmin unit did. The advanced lane change feature is OK, I have seen it in Fort Worth, Amarillo and Colorado Springs. I suppose it will improve over time. That said, TomTom does show the lanes in the lower left corner anyway which I find useful.

All in all, I was pleased with my 730 and now my 930.

Shooter

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The 730 also has the voice

The 730 also has the voice feature for spoken address, they should go ahead and enhance it with a software upgrade to do like the Magellan.

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Just ordered one

How do you that own a 730 like it? I had a Garmin Nuvi but I've had too many problems with Nuvis. I don't understand the brand loyalty when when there are sooo many pages here dedicated to problems.

I thought I'd try a different brand and if this won't work...I'll stick to maps. rolleyes

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Welcome

If you need more TomTom info try www.tomtom.com and www.tomtomforums.com wink

Mike

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Thanks.

Thanks Mike, I'll check those out.

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Time for map folding 101

neonwater wrote:

How do you that own a 730 like it? I had a Garmin Nuvi but I've had too many problems with Nuvis. I don't understand the brand loyalty when when there are sooo many pages here dedicated to problems.

I thought I'd try a different brand and if this won't work...I'll stick to maps. rolleyes

Grab yourself a map, because every GPSr company has their own set of problems. You might have noticed a flood of garmin problems and pages because of the sheer numbers of Garmin users in this community.

If you hated your nuvi you will hate your 730 as well. Time for map folding 101.

Bob

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Grass is Greener

Yeah, I'm suspecting that will be the end result. At least Costco doesn't charge restocking fees. Hate to return things but it's the type of device you need to take on the road and try.

I've got three Thomas Guide, Atlas and AAA maps that cover the state. I think a little GPS and a little printed maps is the right recipe.

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TTS voice on the 730

Is there only one TTS voice on the 730? I only have Susan and she can't even pronouce 'Avenue' correctly. I don't see anywhere to download TTS voices. This unit is brand new so I haven't deleted anything. Am I missing something?

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Found it.

I didn't back far enough in the Home software. Keep hitting More until you see Computer Voices.

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Is it enough to switch?

My first GPS unit was a TomTom. Had it for a week and did't like it. I then bought a Nuvi 750. At first I didn't care for it as well. Being ne to GPS I think there was a learning curve. Now that I am past that I am very comfortable with the Nuvi. Looking at other products in the stores makes me glad I have a Garmin. I just like it. So far I have not had any real big problems with it. TomTom would really have to be something special for me to switch and so far I have not seen or been told enough to say it is time to get one.

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great unit

I have a 930 myself. It has a few more features then the 730. It is a great unit and will get you where you need to go!

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I tried the 730. I wanted to like it so much. I has soooo many features. I wish Garmin had half of those items.

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satellites don't Orbit around Garmin

alrom45 wrote:

My first GPS unit was a TomTom. Had it for a week and did't like it. I then bought a Nuvi 750. At first I didn't care for it as well. Being ne to GPS I think there was a learning curve. Now that I am past that I am very comfortable with the Nuvi. Looking at other products in the stores makes me glad I have a Garmin. I just like it. So far I have not had any real big problems with it. TomTom would really have to be something special for me to switch and so far I have not seen or been told enough to say it is time to get one.

Your first TomTom, can't be validated as one owned by you since you only had it a week. GPSr's are a lot like word processors or even cigarettes, the first one you use or smoke is usually the one you get comfortable with and stay with. However that taints your mind to others. I myself have no brand loyalties. If you turn your back to other manufactures without at least giving their products a good looking over and doing some studying on others equipment, your just cheating yourself and then not know if there is something special within them.
After all the satellites don't Orbit around Garmin, as a matter of fact Regular GPS satellites circle Earth every 12 hours (twice per day). However, a few special satellites that broadcast correction data for WAAS & EGNOS are in geostationary orbits above the equator. And none pointing straight at Garmin.

Variety is the spice of life, I own four GPSr's at the moment, and use different units for different things. And with the price falling out of the industry your going to see Garmin give back some of the options that they once had in their basic product line then took away so they could charge for those options. Gosh when the Nuvi first came out it was stripped naked compared to the early streetpilots except for memory restrictions of early units.

Don't wear blinders when you shop for a GPSr,
Black Friday is right around the corner.

Bob

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I have a TomTom730T for 2

I have a TomTom730T for 2 weeks, traveled with it already ~2000 km in USA and Canada and very happy. Half of my trip I had Garmin 760 side-by-side with it. It was fun smile
The units are very similar in regards to response speed and instruction details.
When you missed a direction Garmin tells you "recalculating", TomTom do it quickly and silently. Sometimes it's a disadvantage.
I missed a turn and didn't pay attention. 1 min later discovered that my trip became 20 mins longer. I did a u-turn and got beck on my quicker route.
I like TomTom showing of POI on a map, but when i point on a POI on the unit's screen, it automatically opens a main menu.When I browse a map on my computer using TomTom home and point a POI on a map I see details about it on the computer screen. Is there a way to see a POI related info without searching for it?