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Garmin Vs Tomtom Traffic, which works better?

 
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EvilTwin
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Garmin Vs Tomtom Traffic, which works better? Reply with quote

I've a TomTom 730, thats seen better days. It doesnt hold a charge, the power cable only charges when its tied to the mount. Cant figure out if its the cable or the socket in the TT. And to boot, its never had a map update.

I'm now in a position where I'm going to start needing a reliable satnav again for long journeys, and like the idea of the traffic updates some of the newer machines offer. I feel this could make life simpler.

Ive seen a couple of different devices at good prices from garmin and tomtom offering live traffic updates, but cant find any recent comparisons between the Garmin and Tomtom live traffic services.

Anyone know what is generally seen as the best live traffic service for both accuracy of info, and reliability?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do a search here, Pottsy did a review of a TT and Garmin side by side for traffic recently.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nearly a year old, but makes interesting reading to see a direct comparison.

HERE: http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=87709&highlight=traffic
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't realise it was that long ago!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think TomTom are still the only brand able to use "probe" location data from thousands of Vodaphone mobiles (and their own satnavs) to track road congestion in real time ('cos they patented it!)

http://www.tomtom.com/lib/doc/download/HDT_White_Paper.pdf
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