Article: Ranking GPS Brands

 

Very interesting

I suppose with so few players in this market, the disagreements won't be too many.

Interesting, indeed.

grush wrote:

Interesting article, although I'm sure not all of you will agree.

http://www.gpstracklog.com/gps_tracklog/2008/11/ranking-auto-gps-brands.html

Interesting commentary.

Hmmm... I wonder who will disagree.

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garmin all the way

Good article although very general information. I don't see how anyone can disagree.

I was surprised to see Mio has gone backwards

I was surprised to see Mio has gone backwards in their function and capabilities. They still are being shown in a lot of retail stores. Maybe they are the price leader to get people to look.

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I would like to see his test matrix

It would be nice to see the data that this guy used to conclude his opinion. Personally, I would have thought that Magellan would have been in the number 2 spot.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

Magellan #2

Every comparison review I seen when researching which GPS to get had Magellan ahead of Tom Tom.

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Absolute wrote:

Every comparison review I seen when researching which GPS to get had Magellan ahead of Tom Tom.

Yep! - me too!

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic

TomTom

Not trying to be a fly in the ointment, but Consumer Reports generally rates TomToms above Magellans.

The new 4350/4370's look pretty nice though. Haven't seen many reviews on them yet.

Reading the Article

Reading the (short) article, it sure seems to me as if he really values the TomTom customizability a lot; if that's important to you then I guess his rankings are solid. If not, then yeah, probably Magellan would take the #2 spot.

grush wrote: Interesting

grush wrote:

Interesting article, although I'm sure not all of you will agree.

http://www.gpstracklog.com/gps_tracklog/2008/11/ranking-auto-gps-brands.html

Looks about right to me.. look for major changes and shake ups in the ratings after this holiday season!

Bob

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I tend to disagree with a

I tend to disagree with a lot of the top product ratings that Consumer Reports comes out with. I'm a first time user and my dad (who's a TomTom user) fell in love with simplicity and ease of use with my Magellan 4250.

Larry

re: I Tend To Disagree...

larry_yesenia wrote:

I tend to disagree with a lot of the top product ratings that Consumer Reports comes out with. I'm a first time user and my dad (who's a TomTom user) fell in love with simplicity and ease of use with my Magellan 4250.

Larry

I don't always agree with all their reports, but they do attempt to stay unbiased and many of their reviews are good.

The best GPS is whatever is good for you. Enjoy your 4250!