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Garmin Digital Traffic or TomTom HD traffic?

 
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zzr1200
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 1:36 pm    Post subject: Garmin Digital Traffic or TomTom HD traffic? Reply with quote

I'm in the market for a new PND.

Which is the best Traffic service, the Garmin Digital Traffic service or the TT HD Traffic (which i currnetly use and am delighted with)?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See this post

walkerx wrote:
gazza70 wrote:
walkerx is that the free digital traffic or down loading via the app?


it's the digital traffic - i've had no issues with it and it has reported stuff better than TT's hd traffic - also TT's traffic had a tendency for failing on a regular basis


in this thread http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=607169#607169

I've never tried TT traffic but can say Garmins digital traffic so far (I've been using it for over 6 months) has been 100% reliable.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had constant issues with the TomTom Live/HD Traffic failing and on a regular basis and if you look over at their forums, users are expressing concerns over the traffic service.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my comparisons, the Garmin service is MUCH more reliable than TomTom. But when TomTom does work it seems to get the traffic position and delay times more precisely than the Garmin. Pick your poison! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's strange that people comment on the TT reliability, I'm the OP and use HD traffic on my TT iPhone app and it works flawlessly and connects all the time.

I'm a 30k a year driver so it does get frequently used. I just want to know if Garmin is as good and what the reception is like using the power cord. Also, does it work in Europe using the power cord?
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reception on my 2508 is fine and I've used it in Portugal and France, no issues.
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