I've counted out Garmin as I don't like the interface, but Tomtom and Navman seem similar.
Any thoughts on whether either of the brands is particularly better or worse?
nakedmolerat: TomTom is the best for NZ roads.
ZollyMonsta: I would never use Navman again. Tom Tom is far better.
ZollyMonsta: I had an earlier Navman model. Just was difficult to use. Seeing the newer one and the complete change to the interface it is confusing to use. Have compared Navman (father in laws) with my Tom Tom XL 340 (oldish now) and more than often the Navman insists to "perform a uturn when possible". It's become a running joke whenever we go travelling with them.
The maps on Tom Tom and operation of the unit just seem better.
ZollyMonsta: We found it funny as the Navman on a trip in OZ said it so often! We just had a trip in oz recently and from Adelaide to Melbourne. Our Tom Tom maps haven't been updated for at least a couple of years (the AU ones never) and we had no problems.
Yep, same issue.. Not prepared to pay nearly the cost of a new unit for more map updates.. So will continue to use the unit until it becomes unreliable :)
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P.S. As an aside does anyone know how the Tomtom "HD Live" traffic subscriptions get sent to the unit every 2 minutes? What technology allows this? Is it sent over FM? Or via the GPS satellites?