Garmin 750 vs TomTom 720

 

I was in Sam's Club and saw the Garmin 750 for $299.99 and the TomTom 720 for $294.99. Based on all features, easy of use and any other factors, which one is the best GPS to buy? Let's hear the pro's and con's

John

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The Garmin. I don't have the link, but the Garmin tested against the TT came out first in accurate routes, and the shortest distance / time for travel. Magellan was 2nd. The testing was done by a third party.

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Take the 750

Just by using this site, you will be able to add so many great POI's to your 750.

Go to www.gpsmagazine.com to see how the 750 vs. Magellan tested.

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I bought the tomtom ...

... and it lasted nine days. Fortunately, Sam's Club was willing to exchange it for the Garmin.

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I did some research and I

I did some research and I picked the Garmin over the TomTom. smile

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I bought the Tom Tom from

I bought the Tom Tom from Sam's club. It had features that appealed to me: mainly, the ability to correct maps and share corrections. And, my son has a Tom Tom and swears by it.

I kept mine for about 4 days, then went back to Sam's and traded for the Garmin 750. When I was testing out the Tom Tom, there were several times when it would announce the turn about 50 feet after I passed it. It may have just been my unit but I lost faith in it. I like the 750 (I was not interested in the Blue Tooth cabability) and it has worked well on several out of state trips. I am convinced they all have quirks.

With Sam's liberal return policy, you can try them out and decide for your self.

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TomTom GO 720 beats Garmin nuvi 750 (by far)

CGY Guy wrote:

The Garmin. I don't have the link, but the Garmin tested against the TT came out first in accurate routes, and the shortest distance / time for travel. Magellan was 2nd. The testing was done by a third party.

I'm sorry CGY Guy, I think you are alright, but that's the type of subjective advice one gets from the teenager employee at the local electronics store grin

jcg4550 requested pros and cons, so here we go:

Side by side, between these two models, for the same price, the TomTom's superior user interface and Map Share do it alone for me, but the GO 730 edges the nuvi 750 in many other areas as well.

If you want to quickly compare side by side, you could try CNet:
http://reviews.cnet.com/4504-5_7-0.html?tag=ksrch2_coco&id=3...

They gave the GO a rating of 8.0, and the nuvi a 6.7

engadget.com also seems to have liked TomTom better, per separate reviews:

http://www.engadget.com/2007/09/03/hands-on-roadtest-with-th...
http://www.engadget.com/2007/10/22/garmin-nuvi-760-reviewed/

- Both sites pointed out that the Garmin's slow processor (50-MHz ARM7 core vs. 400-MHz ARM11 core in the TomTom) results in quote "too late voice prompts" and "wonky re-routing". That right there, the lesser horsepower is the deal breaker for me, but more reasons below.

- Cons observed by the reviewers for the GO 720 were compatibility with a limited number of Bluetooth-enabled phones. (Which is true for data, as most carriers cripple Bluetooth data transfers. Handsfree functions are available for almost any Bluetooth capable phone).
- No external volume controls (the reason being that there is no need to drill through several menu levels to adjust the volume; one tap on the left side of the status bar brings the volume control slider right up.
- What I personally wish TomToms in general had is as good traffic camera and traffic information in the US as in Europe.

Things that the nuvi 750 does that GO 720 doesn't:
+ "Last position" a.k.a. parking feature.
+ Automatically determines the best order in which to hit multiple destinations.

Things that the GO 720 does that nuvi 750 doesn't:
+ Map Share - Correct, share and see other's map corrections.
+ Light sensor for automatic brightness/night display.
+ Visual directions that look like road signs.
+ Optional speeding alert, when traveling above the posted speed limit.
+ Ability to personalize shortcut menu and customizable status bar.
+ Doesn't need a computer to plot routes / multiple waypoints.
+ Doesn't need a computer to record your own navigation-instruction voices.
+ Free, full-weather reports.
+ Buddies (See and share your location with friends)
+ QuickGPSfix - Loads GPS satellite ephemeris data for faster fix times.
+ Bluetooth remote control available.
+ Ability to control an iPod, via accessory cable.
+ Exchange files (photos, songs, HTML documents, etc.) between GO and other Bluetooth device.
+ Multiple language support.
+ Probably others that don't come to mind right now.

No, I do not work for TomTom, nor do I own stock. smile These are just the facts, but the best advice is, as always, to try them out for yourself.

Krieger.

Please, answer the question...

Krieger wrote:

I'm sorry CGY Guy, I think you are alright, but that's the type of subjective advice one gets from the teenager employee at the local electronics store grin
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I read carefully your statement. Checked the reviews and still not convinced that TomTom is the best choice.

From these reviews I can only see that they are written by people and they are very subjective opinions, thus it is not useful to me.

My point would be in a review how practical are the units? I don't really care about additional features if the main function is not working right, so the question here has not been answered and I don't think people in this forum should be treated like teenager employees, because I have seen pretty sophisticated opinions here, regarding the functionality of the units in general.

So can you be objective and answer the question:

Which one works better?

And of course without citing other people's views and either paid-to-do-it articles or I-bought-this-so-I-like-it opinions.

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Re: Please, answer the question...

Jeez, lighten up for once, will ya? That was a poke at CGY Guy.

I can tell you that I carefully read what you attempted to write and I can barely understand it. You contradict yourself from one paragraph to another:

etzvetanov wrote:

...these reviews I can only see that they are written by people and they are very subjective opinions, thus it is not useful to me.

My point would be in a review how practical are the units?

Given that the perception of practical IS subjective. What is practical to you will not be for the next person. My post distances from the same old "I read from someone on a review that is 4 years old that these are better" line of advice. Being objective means analyzing accurate facts (weather you like them or not).

An no, I'm not "trying to convince you", since like I said, I'm not a TomTom salesman. I merely presented the facts and my opinion of them. If you disagree, I cordially invite you to do the same and counter me, based on facts.

So, to answer jcg4550's question:

jcg4550 wrote:

Based on all features, easy of use and any other factors, which one is the best GPS to buy?

My answer remains the same in that, given the same price, between these two units, for me the value of the TomTom GO 720 beats the nuvi 750 hands down.

He is looking for information in order to make his own, personal decision. Just telling him "which one works better" with no facts, reflects anything but objectivity.

Krieger.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

I am under the impression Garmin has much better customer service, from the different articles i read. That in itself would be the biggest factor.

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The most practical feature...

Krieger wrote:

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Given that the perception of practical IS subjective. What is practical to you will not be for the next person. My post distances from the same old "I read from someone on a review that is 4 years old that these are better" line of advice. Being objective means analyzing accurate facts (weather you like them or not).

An no, I'm not "trying to convince you", since like I said, I'm not a TomTom salesman. I merely presented the facts and my opinion of them. If you disagree, I cordially invite you to do the same and counter me, based on facts.
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... for me is the GPS function itself. And no, I'm not saying your opinion is not valued here, just the link for the reviews I don't trust. And at the same time there is nothing personal, just try to give a strait answer if you have one.

You have listed mainly additional features, which in number may be a lot, but most of the people will use the GPS as such and some may use it as Bluetooth speaker phone, which for the most modern car models comes standard already and there is no need to have it in both the car itself and the GPS unit.

I agree about the GPS particular features though. Seems TomTom has some advantage. As per GPS main function -- to find your way, I personally have no preference. My co-workers have TomTom models, which work for them pretty well, so I would as you pointed, go and try by myself.

Best for now!
ET

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