New to Tom Tom from Garmin


Howdy, folks.
I just got a TomTom Go 730 to replace my older Garmin. I have always had Garmins, and I like them, but I wanted to try something new this time.

I was wondering what advice/suggestions people have for me to get the most out of my new unit. What should an old Garminite know about moving into the TT world? etc.

Thanks in advance.

Garmin Nuvi 350, Garmin Nüvi 200 (stolen), Magellan Roadmate 5405LM and Garmin Nüvi 50LM.


That a route on a Garmin is an itinerary on a TomTom. Since the TomTom also has something called Routes, this was one of the most difficult things for me to get my head around with my first TomTom.

Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Update the firmware for new features

Install TomTom Home on your computer, and check for updates frequently, TT frequently update the units with new features, something I haven't seen with Garmin unit.


Thanks to both of you for your advice. I appreciate it.

Garmin Nuvi 350, Garmin Nüvi 200 (stolen), Magellan Roadmate 5405LM and Garmin Nüvi 50LM.

Here's A Couple...

When building itineraries (routes), you add waypoints (or destinations) in the order you are going to travel through (to) them. You can easily change a waypoint to a destination or visa versa. You can move waypoints (destinations) up or down after you've added them, but only one place at a time. So, if you are traveling from Washington, D. C. to San Francisco via St. Louis and Phoenix, you would enter St. Louis first, then Phoenix, then San Francisco.

Take advantage of the flexibility you have in setting up your main screen and Quickview menu (the little green circular arrow in the upper left corner).

I think you'll really enjoy the IQ Routing.

Shooter N32 39 W97 25 VIA 1535TM, Lexus built-in, TomTom Go

I really think you will like

I really think you will like the TomTom, it has lots of features and there are several web sites you can go to to get tips on how to make your GPS better.


Welcome Arnir to the world of Tom Tom. I recommend the first place to checkout should be They have just about everything you can think of for the TT.

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