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Topic # 119142 22-May-2013 02:20 Send private message

I've decided on TomTom and I don;t want to spend more than $200. given the range available in that subset it doesn't look like I need to anyway.

These are the available choices:  http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=307#rparams=l=s127313733

I
'm leaning towards the XL 550 atm because you can pick it up from HN for $122 which is >$50 off normal price. It;s 5 inch and has good features. Are any of the other models there significantly better? Live traffic is a plus.

Looking for some input from actual owners. Cheers

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  Reply # 823330 22-May-2013 07:07 Send private message

I am looking at purchasing Tom Tom for my Iphone/ Ipad but looking at these prices thinking twice!

I would personally go for one that has free map updates.




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  Reply # 823354 22-May-2013 08:34 Send private message

We've had a couple of GPS units now - and the price of the unit isn't an issue... The price of the maps... Well - that's something else completely...

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  Reply # 823358 22-May-2013 08:47 Send private message

DaveDog: We've had a couple of GPS units now - and the price of the unit isn't an issue... The price of the maps... Well - that's something else completely...


So definately go for a free map upgrade version!




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  Reply # 823361 22-May-2013 09:03 Send private message

Asmodeus: I've decided on TomTom and I don;t want to spend more than $200. given the range available in that subset it doesn't look like I need to anyway.

These are the available choices:  http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=307#rparams=l=s127313733

I
'm leaning towards the XL 550 atm because you can pick it up from HN for $122 which is >$50 off normal price. It;s 5 inch and has good features. Are any of the other models there significantly better? Live traffic is a plus.

Looking for some input from actual owners. Cheers


Would not have a TomTom again.  Mine died after doing it's first upgrade.   Sent it back yesterday for replacement.  Look at the TomTom forums and on the net and you will see how bad they are .  Go for something like a Garmin, about the same price..




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  Reply # 823373 22-May-2013 09:14 Send private message

I'd buy a TomTom over a Garmin - I think the TomToms have much better routing software, and their ETAs are usually pretty much spot on for the time of day you are travelling.



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  Reply # 823454 22-May-2013 11:35 Send private message

So are free maps only available with certain models/deals? I thought you could get it for any (even if using an open maps service, not the official tomtom one)



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  Reply # 823506 22-May-2013 13:00 Send private message

OK, looks like the 550 has no map deal.

How about the Via 280 vs the Go Live 820?

Both can currently be had for $199 with free "lifetime" maps.

Anyone have experience with either of these two?

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  Reply # 823509 22-May-2013 13:04 Send private message

Just to clarify about the maps, they all come with maps on them, however not all of them include updates to the maps, say if a new road is created, or a street becomes one way etc.

For me, as someone who likes to keep their devices for a long time, this would be quite important.




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  Reply # 823512 22-May-2013 13:13 Send private message

dickytim: Just to clarify about the maps, they all come with maps on them, however not all of them include updates to the maps, say if a new road is created, or a street becomes one way etc.

For me, as someone who likes to keep their devices for a long time, this would be quite important.


I am the same so I would like the map updates.

It's a shame that the NZ Open Maps project is only for Garmin. It does make those units seem more attractive but I have read better things about the TomTom units

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