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Topic # 64441 15-Jul-2010 16:12
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Is it worth getting the map update? (i.e. is it significant?)

it's about NZ$91.30 for the next 18 months (6 map updates)





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  Reply # 351970 15-Jul-2010 16:25
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I think so. It depends on your current TomTom model. If it's a high-end and you are looking to keep it for sometime, then yes. If it's a lower-end model, the $91.30 could make up 50% of the cost to buy a brand new device with the latest maps.



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  Reply # 351973 15-Jul-2010 16:29
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heavenlywild: I think so. It depends on your current TomTom model. If it's a high-end and you are looking to keep it for sometime, then yes. If it's a lower-end model, the $91.30 could make up 50% of the cost to buy a brand new device with the latest maps.


Good question. It is a 7 month old Go 750 





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  Reply # 351996 15-Jul-2010 17:08
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Do you see yourself upgrading your device within the next 24 months?

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  Reply # 351997 15-Jul-2010 17:14
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James Bond: Is it worth getting the map update? (i.e. is it significant?)

it's about NZ$91.30 for the next 18 months (6 map updates)


I wouldn't bother unless you are a sales rep or someone who regularly travels to different areas.

How many new/changed roads are there in NZ anyway?

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  Reply # 352018 15-Jul-2010 17:49
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You would be surprised graemeh, especially around the major cities.

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  Reply # 352069 15-Jul-2010 19:47
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I have jsut updated my Tomtom to the latest 850.xxxx map and it includes lane guidance which would maek it worthwhile jsut for that.

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  Reply # 353411 19-Jul-2010 14:19
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heavenlywild: You would be surprised graemeh, especially around the major cities.


Yes but it's not really such an issue that I'd bother paying for the upgrade.

The Tom Tom maps are not always that up to date anyway.  I bought one 6 months ago and it didn't have my parent's street in Tauranga on it.  The street had been there for at least 2 years that I know of and is on google maps.

I'd only see it being a problem if the new streets were the actual destination you wanted to go to, then there would be a problem.

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  Reply # 353419 19-Jul-2010 14:37
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I guess it comes down to whether you live in a new area of town or whether you are in a major city - the difference between having a road listed on the map and having the right turn-off becomes vital in bigger cities.

Anyway, GPS units get cheaper and cheaper by the year with newer and better features. I wouldn't bother with paying for new maps to be honest.

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  Reply # 353438 19-Jul-2010 15:18
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Just make sure they don't charge you VAT on top of the AUS currency. They did just that to me when I upgraded the maps/signed up for updates.




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  Reply # 353447 19-Jul-2010 15:31
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I've never understood why the purchasers of dedicated Tom Tom hardware are charged for map updates when we iPhone and iPod Touch users are able to receive free updates when we have only paid a fraction of the cost to have the application.




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