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Old 11-27-2008, 05:45 PM
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TomTom or Garmin Nuvi??

I have never owned a GPS, and my wife is getting me one for Christmas. There are several different models of the TomTom on sale now along with a few of the Garmins. Which model do you guys recomend?? I dont need it to be super duper hi tech, just easy to use and easy to understand. Want to be able to punch in and search for food, fuel, etc,etc along with it telling me where to turn, etc. As I said, there are quite a few on sale right now from 99-199 dollars. Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:46 PM
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Ive got a Garmin and love it
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Garmin Nuvi, liked it more than Tom when comparing and it is simple and works great.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:52 PM
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Thanks for the replies fellas.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:53 PM
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FWIW Garmin is all we run in our fire/ems rigs. Everyone seems to love them
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Howdy Shane

my dad has a tomtom, it costed a little over 100 bucks, and it has alot of neat features. It has turn by turn directions, its internet updateable (probably most are); you can download different voices that it will use in giving u the verbal directions. Also it has a pretty cool feature for driving at night, so that the screen isnt bright. it changes to all darker colors and looks prety cool. cuts down on the glare alot

my dad seems to like it alot

hope this helps
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:56 PM
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Howdy Shane

my dad has a tomtom, it costed a little over 100 bucks, and it has alot of neat features. It has turn by turn directions, its internet updateable (probably most are); you can download different voices that it will use in giving u the verbal directions. Also it has a pretty cool feature for driving at night, so that the screen isnt bright. it changes to all darker colors and looks prety cool. cuts down on the glare alot

my dad seems to like it alot

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Thanks T-Bone. Do you happen to know which model he has?
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:03 PM
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Thanks T-Bone. Do you happen to know which model he has?
I think its the Tomtom ONE 3rd Edition, its identical to it if it isnt
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we have both (dont ask) and the tomtom never leaves the house, we both like the garmin better
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I just recently purchased a Nuvi 260 and love it!!! It has text to speech so it says the name of the streets so I can keep my eye on the road. Its very simple to use. My wife was able to get it right out of the box and start using it, now thats amazing to me. It came with a window mount which works great for taking out of the truck to her car. I would recommend the Nuvi 260 for sure! I won't leave the house without it! I've downloaded things from Garmin's website already, very simple and small enough to carry in your pocket if your on the run. Just my 2 cents though.
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