Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: GPS help

  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 121,138, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    IowaStateClones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,052
    Points
    121,138
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 92
    Given: 41

    GPS help

    I have a Garmin Nuvi 255wt and a Tom Tom XL 335t. I want to return one of them and keep the best one but I'm not sure which one that is. HAs anyone had any experience with these models?



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 131,608, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    FarminCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Right Over There
    Posts
    2,584
    Points
    131,608
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 152
    Given: 29

    Re: GPS help

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    I have a Garmin Nuvi 255wt and a Tom Tom XL 335t. I want to return one of them and keep the best one but I'm not sure which one that is. HAs anyone had any experience with these models?
    Keep the Garmin.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 132,078, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    joefrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, Iowa
    Posts
    6,446
    Points
    132,078
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 109

    Re: GPS help

    I have the 255wt Garmin and love it. Make sure and update the maps within a month of turning it on though. You may have to try a couple different USB cables to get it so your computer recognizes it though. Only drawback with mine.


    "Dog Eat Dog"
    Read the news
    Someone win,
    Someone lose

  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 203,178, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,305
    Points
    203,178
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 203
    Given: 300

    Re: GPS help

    Garmin



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 121,138, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    IowaStateClones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,052
    Points
    121,138
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 92
    Given: 41

    Re: GPS help

    Looks like it is 3 for the Garmin so far, what do you guys think are the advantages of the Garmin over the Tom Tom are?



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 431,706, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,788
    Points
    431,706
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 104
    Given: 15

    Re: GPS help

    I have a TomTom, parents have a Garmin, like their Garmin a LOT more than my stupid TomTom. I have yet to fall off the map with the Garmin. I've fallen off multiple times with the TomTom.



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 131,608, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    FarminCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Right Over There
    Posts
    2,584
    Points
    131,608
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 152
    Given: 29

    Re: GPS help

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    Looks like it is 3 for the Garmin so far, what do you guys think are the advantages of the Garmin over the Tom Tom are?
    I think they both use the same base mapping system but was told by a buddy who works for Garmin that their routing algorithms have the lowest percentage of odd and stray routes compared to others.



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 203,178, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,305
    Points
    203,178
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 203
    Given: 300

    Re: GPS help

    Quote Originally Posted by IowaStateClones View Post
    Looks like it is 3 for the Garmin so far, what do you guys think are the advantages of the Garmin over the Tom Tom are?
    I think a big part of it for me is just habbit. This is my 3rd garmin so I'm used to where everything is at. With that said, the GPS and my Android is pretty amazing and does a lot of things better than the Garmin.

    I also use the European maps on my Garmin and they have always been accurate. I also like the city explorer feature that has a different map for big cities. It tells you exactly what buses, trains, subway, walking, etc to take and has been a big help. I don't think all Garmins can do this though.

    The thing I hate about Garmin and I think every other GPS maker is the cost of their map updates. I ended up splurging on mine when I bought it 3 years ago and getting the lifetime maps but l only did this because I bought an expensive unit. For other family members I usually just recommend that they replace their whole GPS since it's usually cheaper than buying the maps themselves and they are getting improved technology.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 121,138, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    IowaStateClones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,052
    Points
    121,138
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 92
    Given: 41

    Re: GPS help

    I'm kind of looking for a comparison of these two models in particular. Has anyone used one of these exact models?



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 11:00 AM