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    I know a guy with a Tom Tom unit. I was duly impressed when it was able to give us the names and distances of dirt roads in the middle of nowhere on the Ohio/PA border. At one point one of the guys who had gotten directions at a gas station kept second guessing the Tom Tom, but it was right, every time.
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    Does Tom Tom draw it's map information from a different source than Garmin? The Streetpilot C330 I have is about as accruate as say Microsoft Streets and Tips. About 85% accurate but a lot of new streets missing, and obscure country roads are often overlooked.
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    Re: Portable GPS

    Get a Garmin. Support the Kansas economy.

    The nuvi is excellent in your car and you can carry it with you. The StreetPilots are a little cheaper, but some of them have to stay plugged into your car's AC outlet.

    CostCo usually has good deals. You can get a nuvi 360 with TTS (text-to-speech, i.e. it says the names of streets) for $399 online.

    WalMart has the nuvi 650 for $499 online. It also has TTS, plus an MP3 player and a wider screen than the 360.

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    I can certainly recommend Garmin. I have the 340. It annouces street names. 330 doesn't. Love that thing to death. Used to wonder why people had them. Now wouldn't dream of doing without.

    340 has 8 hour battery life
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    We got a TomTomGo when we moved to Nashville. We've had it about a year now and it works well. The computer software is a bit "primitive" but you don't really need the computer for anything other than updates.
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    We have a Garmin c550 and have been very pleased with it.
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    I've had the original Garmin Street Pilot for over 7 years and been happy with it. The color screens and the relatively massive memory capacity of the newer units will probably entice me to upgrade before long.
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    Re: Portable GPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Does Tom Tom draw it's map information from a different source than Garmin? The Streetpilot C330 I have is about as accruate as say Microsoft Streets and Tips. About 85% accurate but a lot of new streets missing, and obscure country roads are often overlooked.
    Sounds like you need to hook it to your PC and update it...

    My sister has a TomTom, and the thing is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengalsown View Post
    Sounds like you need to hook it to your PC and update it....
    Yep, just did that a few weeks ago.

    It still doesn't recognize the addition to a street near my house that has been there for nearly 2 years now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Yep, just did that a few weeks ago.

    It still doesn't recognize the addition to a street near my house that has been there for nearly 2 years now.
    Which map update did you get?

    Some map products contain more detail than others, and are updated more frequently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Which map update did you get?

    Some map products contain more detail than others, and are updated more frequently.
    Actually, now that I think about it, I think the update was more for the firmware.

    Not sure if the Streetpilot C330 even has map updates. I'll have to check that out.
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