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Opinions wanted on which of these Sat Navs to buy - TomTom One or Garmin Nuvi 200W

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
It is not the world financial meltdown or even threatended redundancies in my work concerning me at the moment, it is.......which of these Sat Navs to buy?!?!:-

Garmin Nuvi 200W - £99 at Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Widescreen-Satellite-Navigation-Mapping/dp/B000TUZVBY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1213873011&sr=8-1 - I like the widescreen, dashboard mount, good reputation, and the fact that you can change the little car to look like yours! (or random ones like police cars...!)

Tom Tom One v3 GB - £95 at Amazonhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/TomTom-ONE-v3-Great-Britain/dp/B000TXHDM6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1213873215&sr=8-1 - I like the fact that its a Tom Tom and all the hype I'm sucked into about Tom Tom, and get USB cable in box.

Only for GB, car and carrying around. Would like to update as often and cheaply as possible and do crazy and/or tacky things on it.

Would welcome people's opinions, or pointers for what are felt better alternatives at similar price (£100 max).

In peace,
Andy
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
garmin
#2
Definitely Tom-Tom. Far better maps and using it is a breeze.:thumbsup:
#3
Tom Tom in my opinion.
#4
Id have to recommend the Tom-tom, better support and available accessories.
#5
Hmmmm 3 to 1 for the Tom Tom....

But I do like a widescreen.

Cheers guys an repped :thumbsup:
#6
Oh dear Argos have had sale and now there's more for me to choose between:-

Garmin Nuvi 300
Garmin Nuvi 300T
Garmin Nuvi 250

As well as the Garmin Nuvi 200W I fancy and theTom Tom One. All roughly £100

Any views on the particular models would be appreciated. With the Garmins, are the later numbers (e.g. 300) refer to being newer models than earlier (e.g. 250), and what does the 'T' on the 300 stand for?!?!

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#7
wrexhamandy
and what does the 'T' on the 300 stand for?!?!


It means it's got the traffic module (GTM-12 with lifetime subscription) bundled with it.

Which means that if you can get reasonable TMC reception (RDS transmission, not via the satellites), you're sat nav should be able to help you route around traffic hold-ups, accidents and the like.

The reality is, though, that TMC reception isn't great in the UK, due to poor signal strength, so it's not a brilliant system in practice. If you can get good reception, and are driving on major routes and / or motorways it can be very useful.
#8
Lester Burnham
It means it's got the traffic module (GTM-12 with lifetime subscription) bundled with it.

Which means that if you can get reasonable TMC reception (RDS transmission, not via the satellites), you're sat nav should be able to help you route around traffic hold-ups, accidents and the like.

The reality is, though, that TMC reception isn't great in the UK, due to poor signal strength, so it's not a brilliant system in practice. If you can get good reception, and are driving on major routes and / or motorways it can be very useful.


Cheers Lester,rep to ya. Remember you seemed knowledgeable on sat navs on another post a while back, you have any opinion on the individual models?or at least between the Tom Tom and Garmin? :thumbsup:
#9
Garmin all the way, i had to make the same choices but when i realised garmin have gps installed on practically every trans-atlantic yacht in the various races and also expedition people take there hand held one up everest...........it kinda said to me they know what they are doing!

I bought the garmin!
#10
Hmmm looks likes it down to Garmin 200W, Garmin 300T or Tom Tom ONE.

Read a lot that Garmins have a tendency to take you down random small roads a lot instead of main roads, you found this at all Pasty?
#11
wrexhamandy
Hmmm looks likes it down to Garmin 200W, Garmin 300T or Tom Tom ONE.

Read a lot that Garmins have a tendency to take you down random small roads a lot instead of main roads, you found this at all Pasty?


Well i live in the south west which i would say has a greater amount of minor roads then major ones. Ive had no problems with the garmin routing down weird routes, however, it did tell me a shortcut down a lane which i thought was a private road and it turns out it takes me to a junction about a mile from work.....thus saving me about 20minutes, so if some people find this a burden then it certainly helped me!
#12
TOM TOM... without question...
#13
Well I've had a Tomtom Go 300 and a Tomtom Go 510 (with traffic module - total waste of money. I live in the midlands and do a LOT of mileage. On a trip to Dartford for example it fails to get a signal for the entire 260 mile round trip).

Just bought a Garmin 255W and find it miles better.

In my personal experience Tomtom customer services has been appauling whenever I've had a problem (emailed them about traffic module problems and they've just completely ignored my last 3 emails).

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