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nheather
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:32 pm    Post subject: IQ or IQ2 Reply with quote

Thinking of replacing my existing Sat Nav.

Looking at the TomTom XL IQ series (UK or Europe mapping).

I notice that there is a new version 2 out (IQ2), but have not had much luck finding out information on the differences.

The only confirmed thing I have found is that the IQ2 has a simplified start menu. But with that I have seen some speculation that this means a lot of customisation features have gone.

Anyone seen the two in the flesh who can comment.

If so is it worth going for the IQ2 or should I get a plain IQ (perhaps saving a little money in the process).

Cheers,

Nigel
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The version 2 models com with 'EasyMenu' (some refer to it as 'dumbed down') with significantly fewer user options or features.

Most would advise staying away from any models with the small (version) 2 in the model name.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Re: IQ or IQ2 Reply with quote

nheather wrote:
If so is it worth going for the IQ2 or should I get a plain IQ
Have you had a look at This thread?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do the IQ2's have TTS as standard, whereas the UK ONE/XL IQ models don't?

It all depends what you need really - if you ant to use custom POIs then go for the IQ would be my advice.
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nheather
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice.

I assume TTS is Text To Speech, in which case I'm not interested as I have always used my Sat Navs with the volume muted anyway.

Sounds like I should go for the original version - should save me a few quid and with the map guarantee there will be no difference in the map I end up with.

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Nigel
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