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Harsh TomTom review

 

http://gizmodo.com/5249716/why-tomtom-sucks

I have to say it's a very harsh, but true review.

I've had and used my TomTom 125 for several months now, and can truly say it's far inferior to any Garmin units I've used.

In several cases, my TomTom has taken me to my final destination, but I was still over half a mile off course or from my destination. I had to drive around blindly until I found my final destination. My Garmin never got me lost like that.

The routing on my TomTom has been incredibly bad. In one case I just needed to drive down the street to my destination. The TomTom gave me a roundabout route that made a straight line into a long rectangle to get to my destination. Just awful. And most of the time, the route to get to the destination is completely different from the route to get back. I always wonder why that is. Just makes no sense.

I hope TomTom improves the basic problems soon. Right now Garmin is so much better from a usability perspective.

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I agree. I barely used my

I agree. I barely used my bf's cousins TomTom and I hated it. I love my Garmin so much. I bought my mom one for Christmas and we used it on our trip down to Fl. Worked wonderfully.

Too Bad

It is unfortunate that you had such a bad experience. I own both a Garmin and a TomTom. I have been very satisfied with my GO 930. The routing is excellent most of the time. No GPS is perfect, and my Garmin has made mistakes as well.

Some of your frustration is based on the maps, not the unit itself.

That said, I still prefer TomTom's routing over Garmin's; but to each his own.

Enjoy your Garmin.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, Android w/Google Maps & TomTom USA, BMW built-in

I've been using my tomtom go

I've been using my tomtom go for a year now and am glad with it. Routing has been pretty good; but it is always a good idea to calculate an alternative route to see if the alternative route is shorter or not. If you put the option for fastest route calculation, it might tell you a somewhat longer route (very rarely) for the sake of saving a minute or two.
The implementation of IQ route is a nice feature. The expected time of arrival has always been spot on for me (even if I cross the speed limits, it usually is right most of the time!)

tom tom

tom tom going down...

Hopefully not

iplayball wrote:

tom tom going down...

I certainly hope that isn't the case. While I myself own a Garmin, I realize that competition is a good thing for consumers and I wouldn't want to see only one major manufacturer in any product.

I doubt your Mom would have known the difference anyway.

Rayvin wrote:

I agree. I barely used my bf's cousins TomTom and I hated it. I love my Garmin so much. I bought my mom one for Christmas and we used it on our trip down to Fl. Worked wonderfully.

I'm sure your bf's cousins TomTom would have worked wonderfully as well for your trip with your mom to Florida.

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Huh?

iplayball wrote:

tom tom going down...

Your kidding right?

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worst TTS ever.bethany rd

worst TTS ever.bethany rd TomTom TTS beeethany rd thats just one example of many negative things i hate about tomtom

even with TTS on it doesn't say the name of the street 1st just 400yard/feet turn left then when u get VERY close to turn it say the name of the street

i don't have any of these issues with garmin

I think it really depends on

I think it really depends on the TomTom you have. I have a 930 and I really like it. I like the fact that I can customize it a lot. Garmin can not do that. I can add programs to it also if I chose to. Is it perfect NO, but to me it edged out the Garmin.

daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn

i'd be so pissed. i wanna think its funny but if that happened to me i'd get violent with that thing.

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Some of the things he

Some of the things he mentions are not true. It does show the name of the next street on the top right.

It does turn off with the ignition.

And you can rearrange the screen to be less cluttered. I find the info very useful or I turn it off.

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It does turn off with the ignition.

XL-S model turn off/on with the ignition?

i whole heartedly agree that

i whole heartedly agree that we should have more than 1 manufacture to keep price in check (reasonable)

Competition Is Good For Consumers

niluso wrote:

i whole heartedly agree that we should have more than 1 manufacture to keep price in check (reasonable)

It does keep prices real. More importantly, it encourages innovation and quality.

I have not used a TomTom

I have not used a TomTom extensively myself, just in the store but can say my friend who does, wanted to get a Garmin after seeing how much better the TTS is and the routing.

However, I will say Garmin also sometimes has weird routing, and often will route you back differently than when you went. (With traffic consideration off)

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Interesting...

tampa8 wrote:

I have not used a TomTom extensively myself, just in the store but can say my friend who does, wanted to get a Garmin after seeing how much better the TTS is and the routing.

That's interesting, because the TomTom routing was one of the reasons I chose it over Garmin. Especially when you create trip routes (or itineraries in the TomTom). If you want to force a route through a specific town, Garmin will try to take you to the city center, whereas TomTom will route you through that city but keep you on the main highway, which is what I want.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, Android w/Google Maps & TomTom USA, BMW built-in

thanks

I love my Garmin and have never used a TomTom. I feel good knowing I have the best.

thanks for the info

thanks for the info

To each his own. Garmin / Tom-Tom

During the time that I waited for my new Nuvi885t to arrive, I had to use a Tom-Tom and was quite happy with its performance, I even liked the screen.
But I am a Nuvi Nut and just used it for the basic functions needed.
My old Nuvi 760 which was stolen from my van, hence the need for a new one took me onto a dead end access road in Chicago, while mapping my hotel when I visited two years ago, but I have come to realize that everything has its bugs and that nothing is perfect, we just learn to not go down that same road twice expecting different results.
Enjoy the one you like the best but don't fall in love with any, and remember that pretty soon a map upgrade will solve the problem you now face.

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Haha

bsp131 wrote:

I love my Garmin and have never used a TomTom. I feel good knowing I have the best.

That statement always makes me laugh, thanks for the chuckle!

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