View Full Version : Need Help: Auto GPS (Garmin v TomTom
04-02-2008, 05:06 PM
Would love some help buying a low-end GPS unit as a gift. What do you guys like best?
04-02-2008, 09:11 PM
I have a Garmin 550 which is not exactly "low-end" as it has bluetooth functionality too. I really really like it. The map rarely is misleading but the bluetooth speaker needs improving (kinda hard to understand sometimes). And sometimes it wants me to take a route other than what I would normally use when starting out. But the maps are GREAT.
I got mine at Circuit City on sale for $429 installed shortly after Christmas.
I did some research before Christmas and what I was told is that Tom Tom is more geared to Europe where Garmin is more US focused.
So I guess it depends on where you will be using it.
I bought a unit for my Dad that was kind of mid range I'd say but it was a Garmin.
04-03-2008, 12:29 PM
GPS is just THE MAN'S way of keeping you under his thumb.
My wife seems to be pretty happy with her "Magellan", we got hers with a $100.00 off at Best Buy. It's one of the better ones with the bigger screen and Bluetooth capabilities. The speaker is great, but I had a hard time hearing her on my end when she called me from it a little while ago, it could have been something that she was doing wrong because I have heard her clear from it before.
Real men dont need GPS - We eventually find where we are going. Personally i do prefer the old map but that is cause I am not a big fan of being told what to do and where to go, and I dont want to stinking computer telling me nothing.
04-04-2008, 01:16 PM
I got a GPS when I started working for Fox 41 in Louisville. I thought I knew the area, but quickly realized I had no stinking idea. I bought the TomTomGO 720, right around 450 dollars. It's worked amazingly. If there's a wreck and say 22nd and White...I can put in the intersection, and it will take me right there.
Truthfully, I think all the GPS's are the same. I know our Ambulances use the TomTom 100, I think, very basic units. They all have nothing but great things to say about that product.
None the less, any gps unit will get you to where you are going.
04-08-2008, 10:00 PM
I actually use my phone.
I bought the verizon navigator application and it works fairly well.
For 10 bucks, I think its a pretty good deal.
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