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GPS Trip - Road Testing Garmin 1490 and TomTom XXL 540s - Comparison Article
Posté le 18 juin 2010 à 16:48:00 par gpspassion. EN - "All in One" Solutions
Source : Gpspassion

Updated June 18th, 2009
Rick's 4 month 4000 mile trip with the Garmin nuvi 1490 and the TomTom XXL 540s is now over and he is kindly sharing his thoughts in this thorough comparison article : ROAD TESTING - Garmin Nuvi 1490T and TomTom XXL 540s on the portal.

He successively looks at : What’s in the Box? - Update Ability - TTS (Text to Speech) - Screen - Advanced Lane Assist and Junction View - Maps - Routing - Customization - Traffic - Miscellaneous (Internal Storage and Memory - Bluetooth - Mounts - Using GPS while attached to PC - Track Logging) and concludes with his "Final Thoughts" where he says what he feels features stand out for each GPS. If you have comments or questions you can use the Road Testing the Nuvi 1490T & TomTom 540S topic of the "AIO (All in One) Comparisons - Choices" forums

Updated December 21st, 2009 - Rick has now reached his winter retreat in Southern California and the good news is that he still has the two GPS systems he took along for the ride, the Garmin nuvi 1490 and the TomTom XXL 540s so they can't have...

... done too bad of a job!

He's been sharing his notes and pictures from the road and taking questions from current users of Garmin systems or of TomTom systems or of prospective users, so fee free to join the Road Testing the Nuvi 1490T & TomTom 540S topic of the "AIO (All in One) Comparisons - Choices" forums

Updated November 30th, 2009 - It's that time of the year actually it's not the usual time of the year for a road trip, but that's not putting off Rick a member of the GpsPasSion Team who will be hitting the road come Saturday for a 4 month 4000 mile trip with his wife and GPS systems. Last year he shared his thoughts on the nuvi 780 and the TomTom GO930 on an 8700 mile trip. This time he will be using a Garmin nuvi 1490 and a TomTom XXL 540s both with 5" screens. As he did last year, he will be comparing their ease of use, quality of maps, routes and ETA, screens, sound/voice quality, etc......he's taking questions and suggestions in the Road Testing the Nuvi 1490T & TomTom 540S of the "AIO (All in One) Comparisons - Choices" forums, so feel free to join in.

Updated November 7th, 2008 - Dan, moderator of the Garmin nüvi forums, recently completed the Scooter Cannonball Run in a support truck with his nüvi 760. This means he had to figure out how to load, program and follow routes with multiple stops, one of the more complex aspects of using a GPS. Putting this experience to good use he wrote a GUIDE - Working with pre-programmed routes that we can use for questions, answers and for reference...

Updated June 13th, 2008 - Rick and his GPS equipment, a Garmin nüvi 780, TomTom GO 930T (and backup 920) have completed their one month 8,700 mile cross-country trek and he's summarized all his findings in this article on the portal. Key areas are compared, first with a description on how the TomTom does it, then the Garmin and a conclusion. At then you will find a "You would be happier with the TomTom/Garmin if" ideal if you're on the market for a new GPS system.

Updated May 26th, 2008 - If you haven't already done so, tune in to Rick's report from the road with his Garmin nüvi 780 with MSN and TomTom GO 930T with TMC copilots as he reaches the Southwest on his 8,000 mile cross-country trek. You can't beat side by side comparisons to get the real picture and both units have had their "ups and downs"! It's not been the road only since he relied on his GPS sytems on foot in the heart of Manhattan and amazingly enough they provided useful guidance amidst the urban canyons and skyscrapers.

Updated May 5th, 2008 - Another member of the GpsPasSion Team hits the road for some real life testing and Rick's 8000 mile trip will give him plenty of opportunities to put his killer GPS equipment to the test, namely a Garmin nüvi 760 turned into a nüvi 780 with an MSN Traffic receiver and Navteq maps and the just released TomTom GO930T with RDS TMC and TeleAtlas supplemented by IQ Routes. Keep track of...... his thoughts as he posts them from the road and feel free to pipe in with any questions in this topic of the "AIO (All in One) Comparisons - Choices" section of the forums.

Updated June 4th, 2007 - Having successfully completed his 3500 mile trip and added another trip for good measure, Dan has summarized his thoughts on the Garmin Nüvi 680 HD GPS with MSN Direct in this article, a must read if your are considering the purchase of a new GPS or are thinking of upgrading to MSN Direct.

Updated April 24th, 2007 - There have been a few "trips" since this news item was first posted almost 4 years ago, but I thought I'd revive it for Dan's 3500 mile road trip from Massachussets to New Orleans in the (good) company of a Nüvi 680 unit kindly loaned by Garmin. You can keep up with his daily reports in this thread of the Nuvi section of the forums.

Posted May 28th, 2003 - Just a little note to let you know I'll be leaving shortly on a brief trip to the country side until Sunday, where I'll have limited access to email. A lot of driving over the next few days, which means a lot of...testing ;-)

Next week should see the publication of the Bluetooth GPS Shootout and the launch of a series of great GpsPasSion Club Offers for European visitors!

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