Newbies Are you thinking about buying a TomTom over a Garmin?

 

Go ahead. There are many satisfied customers
who have bought Tomtoms and love them incluiding
myself. The Garmin's are very good units as well
but I bought my TomTom over the Garmin because
the price was better and it had more features.
I have become very weary of the Garmin people posting
in the TomTom area of this forum tyring to put
down the TomTom. As I have posted before, I love my
TomTom and haven't even thought about posting in the
Garmin Forum, nor would I want to. It makes you wonder
why Garmin people insist on posting in a TomTom area
of this forum. (is the grass greener on the other side?) I sincerely hope the moderaters consider cleaning up the TomTom bashing parts of this forum.

Preferences

We all have our likes and dislikes - that's the nature of being human. Some people like Garmin (like me), some Magellan (my wife) and others like TomTom or the myriad of other brands out there.

But that having been said, bashing others people's choice of GPS is just bad. Sure TomTom is better than Garmin in some areas while Garmin is world's better than TomTom in others. Bashing someone else's choice will not make them change ... if they are like me it would really p**s me off!

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"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

Thank you

joewee wrote:

Go ahead. There are many satisfied customers
who have bought Tomtoms and love them incluiding
myself. The Garmin's are very good units as well
but I bought my TomTom over the Garmin because
the price was better and it had more features.
I have become very weary of the Garmin people posting
in the TomTom area of this forum tyring to put
down the TomTom. As I have posted before, I love my
TomTom and haven't even thought about posting in the
Garmin Forum, nor would I want to. It makes you wonder
why Garmin people insist on posting in a TomTom area
of this forum. (is the grass greener on the other side?) I sincerely hope the moderaters consider cleaning up the TomTom bashing parts of this forum.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I didn't realize that this was happening in the TomTom area of the site. I will be spending some time looking at this and editing inappropriate posts.

Miss POI

CANT WE ALL just

miss poi wrote:
joewee wrote:

Go ahead. There are many satisfied customers
who have bought Tomtoms and love them incluiding
myself. The Garmin's are very good units as well
but I bought my TomTom over the Garmin because
the price was better and it had more features.
I have become very weary of the Garmin people posting
in the TomTom area of this forum tyring to put
down the TomTom. As I have posted before, I love my
TomTom and haven't even thought about posting in the
Garmin Forum, nor would I want to. It makes you wonder
why Garmin people insist on posting in a TomTom area
of this forum. (is the grass greener on the other side?) I sincerely hope the moderaters consider cleaning up the TomTom bashing parts of this forum.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I didn't realize that this was happening in the TomTom area of the site. I will be spending some time looking at this and editing inappropriate posts.

Miss POI

cant we all just get along, garmin,TomTom, who ever else, this is a great site, lets not ruin it, everyone has there own points of view, BUT that is no reason to bash someone else's view's no matter what the subject. WE CAN ALL PLAY NICE~!smile

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Everyday is a GREAT day :)

CANT WE ALL just

miss poi wrote:
joewee wrote:

Go ahead. There are many satisfied customers
who have bought Tomtoms and love them incluiding
myself. The Garmin's are very good units as well
but I bought my TomTom over the Garmin because
the price was better and it had more features.
I have become very weary of the Garmin people posting
in the TomTom area of this forum tyring to put
down the TomTom. As I have posted before, I love my
TomTom and haven't even thought about posting in the
Garmin Forum, nor would I want to. It makes you wonder
why Garmin people insist on posting in a TomTom area
of this forum. (is the grass greener on the other side?) I sincerely hope the moderaters consider cleaning up the TomTom bashing parts of this forum.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention, I didn't realize that this was happening in the TomTom area of the site. I will be spending some time looking at this and editing inappropriate posts.

Miss POI

cant we all just get along, garmin,TomTom, who ever else, this is a great site, lets not ruin it, everyone has there own points of view, BUT that is no reason to bash someone else's view's no matter what the subject. WE CAN ALL PLAY NICE~!smile

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Everyday is a GREAT day :)

I did find some threads that

I did find some threads that needed to be removed. As I got to thinking about it I realized that when using the unread post feature of the site you read every post and you may not realize that the post is in a Tom Tom or Garmin area so you respond with your opinion based on your favorite.

You have an option of excluding forum areas from the unread posts that show up.

I do not like seeing bashing of manufacturers, each unit has it's good points and bad, we need to respect each others choices.

Miss POI

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If someone has owned different brand GPS's, or at least has used more than one brand, I appreciate their opinion. There are ways to discuss good points and bad without bashing; GPS reviewers do it all the time. I doubt that anyone goes to a different brand forum just to bash. If a post shows up on the unread or recent forums, most people would never notice the root forum where it originated.

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nuvi 200 | lifetime maps

Thanks Miss POI

Thank you for addressing this issue!

ML

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

Feature wish list

miss poi wrote:

As I got to thinking about it I realized that when using the unread post feature of the site you read every post and you may not realize that the post is in a Tom Tom or Garmin area so you respond with your opinion based on your favorite.

Maybe that should be added to the wish list of future program fixes......like showing the entire "path" in the subject line. wink

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

Opinions are like......

Maybe slanted language is also something to keep in check. For example in the second post saying TomTom is better in some areas while Garmin is "worlds" better in others is an obvious slant.

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Magellan Maestro 4250, T-Mobile G1 with Google Maps, iPaq with TomTom, and a Tapwave Zodiac with TomTom and Mapopolis

Not all Garmin owners are TomTom Bashers....

joewee wrote:

Go ahead. There are many satisfied customers
who have bought Tomtoms and love them incluiding
myself. The Garmin's are very good units as well
but I bought my TomTom over the Garmin because
the price was better and it had more features.
I have become very weary of the Garmin people posting
in the TomTom area of this forum tyring to put
down the TomTom. As I have posted before, I love my
TomTom and haven't even thought about posting in the
Garmin Forum, nor would I want to. It makes you wonder
why Garmin people insist on posting in a TomTom area
of this forum. (is the grass greener on the other side?) I sincerely hope the moderaters consider cleaning up the TomTom bashing parts of this forum.

I guess to each their own... it boils down to what made you happy at the time you bought your unit. For me... I started out with the Sony model and got a deffective unit... took it back and purchased my Nuvi 750... I now see that some of the TomTom models offer you the ability to add, change and update your maps. That is just too cool... and a feature that would have turned me towards a TomTom hands down... especially since the 2009 Map upgrades still doesn't have streets that have been in my area for over two years.

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nuvi 750 / nuvi 255W / nuvi 200W / nuvi 1390t

I am curious if the TomTom

I am curious if the TomTom One has any features above and beyond the Garmin 200.

I purchased a Garmin 200 last week and it's "ok", but I just saw a TomTom One for half the price and I am thinking of returning the NUVI.

thanks

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It has Map Share

Set up my GF's son's new TT One 3rd Edit. and noticed one feature it has that my One NE doesn't - MAP SHARE.

I'm not familiar with the Garmin units so I can't help you with a comparison.

Try here for some more insight: www.tomtomforums.com

Mike

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Freedom isn't free...thank you veterans! Heard about the tests to detect PANCREATIC CANCER? There aren't any! In Memoriam: #77 NYPD-SCA/Seattle Mike/Joe S./Vinny D./RTC...and God bless Donald Trump!

I Have Owned Both

I have owned both Garmin and Tom Tom GPS units. Garmin: c340, nuvi 350, nuvi 680. Tom Tom: 920T.

Without a doubt, I would buy the Garmin over the Tom Tom for US customers. The points of interest and routing make Garmin superior for the US. Tom Tom's routing, especially in areas of construction and missed turns it much faster and more accurate.

Jen

Not all Garmin users are happy.

I have just bought a Garmin Nuvi 760 and have found out it is defective like your Sony. I have found Garmin's tech support system the worst I have ever used. 3 weeks and still no fix. Let The Garmin users gloat, because Garmin has it's share of problems too.

Tech Support

I own a TomTom One and had occasion to use the TomTom support, trust me it is every bit as bad as you found Garmin TS. I guess this is one area where we can agree they are absolutely equal.... wink

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From Sidcup, Kent, UK. TomTom One 2nd Edtn.

Did they tell you to send it to them?

jpence wrote:

I have just bought a Garmin Nuvi 760 and have found out it is defective like your Sony. I have found Garmin's tech support system the worst I have ever used. 3 weeks and still no fix. Let The Garmin users gloat, because Garmin has it's share of problems too.

Did they tell you to send it to them?
Their email sucks, you have to get on them by phone and they will give me a rma number and you can send it back to Garmin. Most people, 99%, got a new unit after they sent theirs back to Garmin.

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Nuvi 350 Nuvi 3597LMT Nuvi 1450LMT Nuvi 55LM

Magellan 3050T Vs TomTom Go920

dminz wrote:

If someone has owned different brand GPS's, or at least has used more than one brand, I appreciate their opinion. There are ways to discuss good points and bad without bashing; GPS reviewers do it all the time. I doubt that anyone goes to a different brand forum just to bash. If a post shows up on the unread or recent forums, most people would never notice the root forum where it originated.

We have a Magellan 3050T` that is easy to use and a much brighter screen than our recently purchased TomTom Go920. However, the Magellan had one major fault in that it would lock up at times. Perhaps this was because it was not designed to be on a motorcycle. The TomTom has a lot more features and more fun being able to customize it, but if the Magellan would have been more stable we would still be using it on the bike. We have no doubts about the TomTom Go920, overall it is a lot better than the Magellan 3050T.

On edit: Yeah, I know many bike riders that talk to you will say buy a Garmin, ( a bit like the Amsoil true believers) but I wanted a TomTom . To me TomTom just seems like more fun to have, reminds me a bit like our early days with the Tivo (series 1) when you could easily customize and do fun things with them.

Both are great Brands

I owned a Tom Tom 720 and a Nuvi760. Both units got me where i was going and both units were customizable. I have found the Nuvi to be more durable. I use it every day and had to return the Tom Tom twice however the Nuvi has lasted longer. Tom Tom and Garmin are both excellent brands and very similar.

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Ray- **Garmin Nuvi760**

Not a noobie but...

I have been a Garmin user for years (starting with marine units). I have always been happy with their products and phone support. To date, they have given me no compelling reason to switch brands.

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Dave - Annapolis, MD

I have owned Garmins (and

I have owned Garmins (and nothing else) since I think it was the Garmin 38 first came out. I've owned 5 or more (that my wife knows of, anyhow). I now have both a nuvi 650 and a TomTom 920. I think the TomTom offers more flexibility and more options. However, you have to drill too deep into the menus to access common items. More importantly, at least in my area, the TomTom always routes me about a half mile south of the actual destination. If I'm in an unfamiliar area towing a 5th wheel, that's not good.

How do I do that?

miss poi wrote:

You have an option of excluding forum areas from the unread posts that show up.

Miss POI

I am guilty of posting in the TomTom forum, didn't know I was there because I usually click on unread post. How do I change it?

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Rodney.. oditius.htc@gmail.com BMW Zumo 550 HTC Touch Pro - Garmin XT

here it is

Oditius wrote:
miss poi wrote:

You have an option of excluding forum areas from the unread posts that show up.

Miss POI

I am guilty of posting in the TomTom forum, didn't know I was there because I usually click on unread post. How do I change it?

at the top of your unread post page you will find a link named "Forum Preferences (Favorite/Hide) You can then click on the ones that you want to appear at the top of the list by marking the favorite and then you can hide the forums that you have no interest in using the hide feature.

Miss POI

What about the others?

As I read through this thread the theme was seemingly centered around Garmin, Magellan, and Tom Tom. Good experiences, bad experiences, the need for no GPSr bashings, etc. But what about the other "generic" GPSr's out there? They seem to sell at a discounted price over the above 3. Are these other brands of lesser quality? Can anyone give any favorable ratings on any of the "other" models?

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Randy C530, Nuvi 52

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

I am new to the GPS area and so I search around for a unit that had the features I wanted at a price I could afford. Tomtom seemed to be the best combination at the time. I purchased a GO510 refurb from Ebay and have enjoyed it ever since.

Be happy we have GPS!

Some bash, some complain, some like and dislike. Everyone has different opinions and experiences, lets learn from that instead of bashing that. At least we have these gadgets, 20 years ago we all had to use fold up maps! Be grateful for the toys that we have!

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Bob G. Nuvi 750

And is was just Thanksgiving a few days ago.

seaworthy wrote:

Be grateful for the toys that we have!

I hear that, Amen Brother!

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Competition Is Good

I'm glad there's competition in the GPS arena. There's probably a little too much with all the me too no-name brands, but it can only help the market.

TomTom initiated voice command and data services by cellphone, Magellan put in AAA Tourguide Info, Dash pioneered 2-way connectivity, Navigon brought forth Reality View and Zagat ratings, MIO came out with the fun Knight Rider GPS, etc.

Garmin has revolutionized avionics and what they do, they usually do very well.

If it weren't for all the competition there wouldn't be a rush to bring out new features.

There's no right GPS for everyone. Whatever floats your boat is ok. There shouldn't be dissing on this forum, other than honest personal opinions by the users.

Guilty! But continue the debate.

Yes - I have had occasion to bag Tom Tom - with good specific factual reason (in the area of map product delivery).

OK - I have a Garmin and there are things about it that I would have changed if possible so I can bag Garmin about that. I can also bag them about the availability of some spare parts (even if they did eventually replace the bit for free).

Point is - the free speech bit would let us have our say so long as is factual and relevant. If Tom Tom owners can legitimately bag Garmin (factual and relevant) and Garmin owners can do the same for Tom Tom (or any other product) then lets have it (with right of reply - factual and relevant). Because - no matter how much we like what we have now, some time in the future we will need a new one and I would rather go there informed than just with blind brand loyalty.

I would buy TOMTOM over

I would buy TOMTOM over Garmin 'cause it has the best GUI design anyone can get use to it in just a short period.