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Topic # 143352 11-Apr-2014 21:12
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I have been looking for a GPS the navman my400lmt or the my450lmt I will need to use it in a truck as well can anyone throw a bit of light on the subject ?

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  Reply # 1023612 11-Apr-2014 21:12
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For New Zealand use - go with TomTom (any unit within your budget)







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  Reply # 1023613 11-Apr-2014 21:13
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Any ones that stand out ? 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1023614 11-Apr-2014 21:15
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I prefer the GO series - live traffic update is quite useful to me when I am in Auckland.





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  Reply # 1023626 11-Apr-2014 21:26
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Another vote for the Tom Tom.  I have one of the older Via series, but the Go series look good.  Personally wouldn't touch any other brand now.  




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  Reply # 1023655 11-Apr-2014 22:03
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Nokia Lumia 1320/1520. I use the 1320 daily as my GPS either using Google maps or Nokia's own maps. No issues so far, plus I get a smart phone thrown in.

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  Reply # 1023657 11-Apr-2014 22:06
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Tom tom for sure.




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  Reply # 1023700 11-Apr-2014 22:51
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While the TomTom might have better routes etc, the way you have to enter the destination will frustrate you to no end.

With my Navman you start with the street number, then street name, and from there it will guess the suburb and city etc. Nice and easy as you'd expect.

On my TomTom you have to enter the City, then the suburb, then the street name and then the number. Makes finding destinations where you don't know what suburb it's in really time consuming, and not much fun while driving.

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  Reply # 1023710 11-Apr-2014 23:19
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insane: On my TomTom you have to enter the City, then the suburb, then the street name and then the number. Makes finding destinations where you don't know what suburb it's in really time consuming, and not much fun while driving.


That's a common mistake I see people make with the TomTom.  Skip the suburb - just city, street, number.

I've owned three different brands.  I would only buy another TomTom.




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  Reply # 1023817 12-Apr-2014 09:18
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I have TomTom Go Live 2050. I agree with nakedmolerat, it has diverted me off a congested motorway or diverted me around a blocked road on many an occasion. You can also select what type of vehicle you are travelling in ie. car, campervan. and it will select suitable routes

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  Reply # 1023818 12-Apr-2014 09:20
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For the TomTom, do you still have to pay for yearly map updates?




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  Reply # 1023830 12-Apr-2014 09:44
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Sweet tomtom sounds like the go cheers anyone know if they will be all right for truck driving really only need it for when i go up to auckland and chch 

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  Reply # 1024150 12-Apr-2014 20:24
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Does anyone know if Aus-sourced Tomtom units have NZ maps?  I'm over there next week and the Go 500 is about $70 cheaper - but the Tomtom NZ and Aus websites indicate that NZ units have NZ+Aus maps whereas the Aus ones have only Aus.  The Go 500 looks like the best device at the moment; the 600 is tempting but significantly bigger, some reviews say too big for use in average car

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