Tom Tom, Garmin, or Magellan Navigation System

Discussion in 'Campfire' started by mxer201, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. mxer201

    mxer201 Well-Known Member

    Thinking about one of these. Opinions? Suggestions? Leaning toward the Tom Tom but would like to know what you think.
     
  2. n2deer

    n2deer Well-Known Member

    I use my Tom Tom daily and love it. I had a magellan before and it just wouldnt pick up as much in the rural areas. Try the Tom Tom and you will be happy.
     

  3. woodsnwater

    woodsnwater Well-Known Member

    Yea we got a Tom Tom... Does fine. Just need to learn more about it. Couple of friends has them and loves them.
     
  4. dvido

    dvido Member

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    Tom tom had me turn the wrong way on a one way once in North Carolina.

    I was within feet of a head on with a cement truck.

    I know my experience was rare but it made me not trust it.

    I have on star and it always takes me right where I need to.
     
  5. scarhead26

    scarhead26 Well-Known Member

    I have both Tom Tom and garmin. Use the garmin more but they are about equal as far as I can tell.
     
  6. Buck-Ridge

    Buck-Ridge Well-Known Member

    I've only used the one I have but I got a garmin 265wt I think is the model. It works really well so far has a traffic reciever that warns you of slowdowns and has bluetooth so you can use your phone through it while driving. It was $145. I have several coworkers that have Tom Tom and they really like those too.
     
  7. HANDGUNNER

    HANDGUNNER Well-Known Member

    Got a Garmin Nuvi (260 I think)..good unit.......sometimes it is aggravating, like in Colorado and Kansas this summer it routed me off the beaten path to a motel, where I could have stayed on the Interstate and gotten off within a few hundred feet of the motel, instead of the Detour though town..........come to find out, the 'setting' were for the 'fastest' route............and it took me the fastest route!:biggrin:


    No biggee, but it works and I have always gotten to where I was headed, when I had never been there before!
     
  8. JR

    JR Moderator<br>Campfire<br>General Hunting Topics<br

    We've got a Garmin and my parents have a Tom Tom. I have used them both on different trips, but I like our Garmin a little better.
     
  9. Mule man

    Mule man Well-Known Member

    Wal-Mart Garmin works great for me.
     
  10. we have a garmin in our work van, it works good in AR
     
  11. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member

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    I have only used the Garmin, but it has taken me all over the US with no problem. I have no complaints with it.
     
  12. Tink

    Tink Platinum Member<br>2011-2012 Bowhunting Contest Te

    Tom Tom or Garmin just flip a coin.