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Posted: 11/23/2012 10:07:42 AM EDT
I need a new GPS and have heard great things about Tom-Tom.  Which model would you recommend in the $125-$150 range?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:11:47 AM EDT
I need a new GPS and have heard great things about Tom-Tom.  Which model would you recommend in the $125-$150 range?

Do not buy a Tom-Tom. My mom has one, but she also owns a Jitterbug phone.

At least step up to a Magellan.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:12:19 AM EDT
The Garmin model.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:14:41 AM EDT
Garmin 2595LMT with voice activation.

Lifetime maps and the voice activation is awesome.

I've yet to tell it a command it didn't understand.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:19:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:21:41 AM EDT

The jitterbug was a great comparison. lol.... If you're buying it for a technophobe, then maybe a tomtom. Otherwise, garmin or magellan.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:22:02 AM EDT
If your going to buy a standalone gps get a garmin or magellan.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:23:23 AM EDT
Find a Garmin that you like that's in your price range.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:25:21 AM EDT
From what I understand the new apple ios6 maps uses a Tom Tom engine and well we heard the reviews on that. I wouldn't have one. Garmin all the way for me.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:25:45 AM EDT
The Garmin one. That is the best.

I own two Magellan's and a Navigon that I picked up back in 2007 during a black friday sale at newegg  (Euro company that no longer makes hardware), but if I was going to get a new one today it would be a higher end Garmin with lifetime maps.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:32:21 AM EDT
Go Garmin

My All my sons friends that have Tom Tom call them Dumb Dumb

My brothers Tom Tom used to tell him to take roads that didn't exist & turn of the side of a bridge with no exit ramp coming up.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 10:33:36 AM EDT
so which model garmin?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:17:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:22:14 PM EDT
My TomTom was fine when it was brand new but it has been getting flaky (it's about 4 years old now).  The maps need to be updated but I'm going to buy a Garmin instead.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:23:36 PM EDT
Garmin 1450LMT
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