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HappyTrucker
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:17 pm    Post subject: Which GPS has the more accurate routing etc? Reply with quote

Hi all. First timer here, so be gentle if this has been discussed to death somewhere in the millions of posts on this site Confused I've got a headache from searching......sorry.

I'm looking at getting my first GPS, and am trying to make my mind up between a Garmin Street Pilot c340 (for the v8 maps) and a TomTom Go 710 (not yet released). Every time I think I've made a decision I read all sorts of reports of bad routes on both devices. Back roads and dirt tracks everywhere. On balance, does anyone know which is the more reliable? Or even if there's one that outdoes both of them. My budget is up to 400 (and even then I'll have to hide the receipt from the wife)

Also, which is likely to offer more customisable POIs? I've seen the huge database on MaFt's site for the Garmin, but the one for the truck heights seems to be for TomTom. Would a POI converter allow me to adjust either of these two formats to the other?

Any and all advice welcome with a sigh of relief.

Thanks in advance,

Ian
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Urro, I have a 320 and as far as I'm concerned the routing is unusable, not fit for purpose.
On a trip to strange lands, i.e. oop north I build a route in me ould Etrex, like wot I been doing for years.
Im waiting for V8 in the hope this is addressed, if not Garmin geezers are gonna need some PPE. (personal protection equipment, ear plugs)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amicus what settings are you using maybe they need tweaking
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Amicus
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried it every which way Confused
Has anybody got one of these things to be sensible? if so please tell how?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ave a looke at my route to work, Weymouth to Studland, dont need to know the area to see that's nonsense


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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amicus wrote:
Ave a looke at my route to work, Weymouth to Studland, dont need to know the area to see that's nonsense


I don't know if this is a Navteq problem or a Garmin one but there is definately a problem with the map data.

The roads it is takign are marked as Major Highways when they are probably country lanes. :x
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Navman routing in Scotland can be hit or miss at times, the postcode search is non existent in major places in Glasgow.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep thats abit quiet abit off to me too

back to the original question id go for one of the new go range for the features wanted but if all your doing is uk work then the ttone would be my choice

personally im not keen on the navmans routing from what ive used navigon can be seriously hit and miss to me as well from memory
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