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3.0 out of 5 stars My Garmin 5-inch GPS is still my favorite, May 17, 2012
This review is from: TomTom START 55M 5-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Roadside Assistance (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
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I compared the TomTom 55M with my Garmin nüvi 2460LMT 5-Inch, and my Garmin came out the clear winner. The higher cost of the Garmin is justified by the better graphics, more intuitive interface, better lane assist, and I must admit, I've been really spoiled by Garmin's voice command feature. My husband and adult son also used the TomTom GPS so they could help me with my review, and all three of us agree that the TomTom graphics and interface seem like a beta-version product compared to the Garmin.

A few things did stand out as positives, though - the voice on the TomTom (the standard female US English voice) seemed a little clearer than on the Garmin; and the user-updated maps resulted in more accurate maps in areas where there have been recent-ish road changes. (Not in all cases, though.) Also, my husband was impressed with the window mount. He didn't think he'd like it after using the excellent Garmin Portable Friction Dash Mount, but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the TomTom mount. It was easy to install, and stayed on the windshield without slipping.

Overall, though, the Garmin still gets our vote for being a superior product, even at the higher cost.
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Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Aug 5, 2012 12:16:17 PM PDT
GOTCHA says:
This was supposed to be a Tom Tom review,not a Garmin show off...You guys get your paychecks from Garmin,huh?????????????

Posted on May 19, 2013 7:33:56 AM PDT
who cares about graphics when the Garmin cannot: a. tell you what street you are driving on and b. show you an EASY to read snapshot of your route, in case you want to see what route you are given?

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 3:58:29 PM PST
PC Tech says:
I have had two GPS, not counting the one in my cell phone. Both are Garmins and I am here looking around to possibly getting a new GPS, but it will not be a Garmin. I can't speak for the newer Garmins, but my old ones have been disappointing. They are slow, and only got slower after they got firmware updates. I won't be giving them my money on my next standalone GPS.
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