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thestaton
06-12-2008, 11:59 AM
I've owned this unit since October of 2007, and after owning the TomTom 720, Garmin Nuvi 350, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760, and who knows what else this IMO is the unit to have. I paid $500 for it, and you can find it at for as low as $300 these days.

TomTom GO 920T GPS Review (http://www.gpsreview.net/tomtom-go-920t/)

lacning74
06-12-2008, 12:09 PM
I've owned this unit since October of 2007, and after owning the TomTom 720, Garmin Nuvi 350, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760, and who knows what else this IMO is the unit to have. I paid $500 for it, and you can find it at for as low as $300 these days.

TomTom GO 920T GPS Review (http://www.gpsreview.net/tomtom-go-920t/)

Wow, you've been through a lot of GPS units. I got the Nuvi 680 now. What do you especially like about your TomTom?

thestaton
06-12-2008, 12:30 PM
I was on a road trip traveling through New Jersey back roads when I had my Nuvi 350. We came to a road that was closed, so I hit the reroute button and off I went. Little did I know that all a Garmin can do is take you on a huge loop and you end up where you started. Being from KY, I had no idea where to go, but I knew I had to go west so I just tried to find a few roads that where heading that way, until finally I could avoid the closed road and make the Garmin happy.

It was at this point and time I knew I had to find something better.

What I love about the 920T.

You can choose your route, and it has a couple of really nice options. Avoid Highways, Tolls *Key for Maryland, Jersey, Delaware*. If the first route it chooses is not to your pleasing, you have the option to choose the route that YOU WANT. With any Garmin you just don't have this option. Your at it's mercy unfortuantley.

If I had the 920T in New Jersey I could have pulled up the map, and choose my route how to get around the closed road. Or just pull up the menu and hit road closed and the GPS will take care of it for you.

TomToms run off a variant of Linux which makes them VERY fast. With my top of the line Garmin if you missed your turn depending on the situtation it could really choke when it came to updating your route. With my 920 if I miss my turn literally within seconds, it has a new route ready to go.

Traffic. The 920T comes with a traffic reciever and you get a year for free. With the Garmin you only get 3 months. This was so crucial when I was driving around Columbus, OH at rush hour or in the evenings on the weekend. Over the course of one weekend it saved us on 5 occasions of having to sit in traffic. When we left the NationWide arena it immediatly alerted us to the traffic backup, and we where on back roads heading back to the hotel.

With TomTom Home I purchased the service so I get the lastest gas prices. So no matter where I'm at I can hit the gas price button and it will navigate you to the nearest station with the cheapest price.

All the themes, sounds, and everything about it are completley customizeable. I've got mine to look like the Leopard OSX operation system.

I could go on all day it seems. If you have anything specific just let me know.

lacning74
06-12-2008, 12:33 PM
I was on a road trip traveling through New Jersey back roads when I had my Nuvi 350. We came to a road that was closed, so I hit the reroute button and off I went. Little did I know that all a Garmin can do is take you on a huge loop and you end up where you started. Being from KY, I had no idea where to go, but I knew I had to go west so I just tried to find a few roads that where heading that way, until finally I could avoid the closed road and make the Garmin happy.

It was at this point and time I knew I had to find something better.

What I love about the 920T.

You can choose your route, and it has a couple of really nice options. Avoid Highways, Tolls *Key for Maryland, Jersey, Delaware*. If the first route it chooses is not to your pleasing, you have the option to choose the route that YOU WANT. With any Garmin you just don't have this option. Your at it's mercy unfortuantley.

If I had the 920T in New Jersey I could have pulled up the map, and choose my route how to get around the closed road. Or just pull up the menu and hit road closed and the GPS will take care of it for you.

TomToms run off a variant of Linux which makes them VERY fast. With my top of the line Garmin if you missed your turn depending on the situtation it could really choke when it came to updating your route. With my 920 if I miss my turn literally within seconds, it has a new route ready to go.

Traffic. The 920T comes with a traffic reciever and you get a year for free. With the Garmin you only get 3 months. This was so crucial when I was driving around Columbus, OH at rush hour or in the evenings on the weekend. Over the course of one weekend it saved us on 5 occasions of having to sit in traffic. When we left the NationWide arena it immediatly alerted us to the traffic backup, and we where on back roads heading back to the hotel.

With TomTom Home I purchased the service so I get the lastest gas prices. So no matter where I'm at I can hit the gas price button and it will navigate you to the nearest station with the cheapest price.

All the themes, sounds, and everything about it are completley customizeable. I've got mine to look like the Leopard OSX operation system.

I could go on all day it seems. If you have anything specific just let me know.

All great points that I've had poblems with in the NYC area with my Garmin. You're right about fanboyism with these devices. Someone convinced my that Garmin was the only way to go for reliability. I think I'm going to have to try out the TomTom. Thanks!

thestaton
06-12-2008, 12:38 PM
I recommend using BestBuy. The reason being if you do not like the TomTom you can take it back and be out nothing as long as you tell them there is something wrong with the unit. If you don't tell them that then you have to pay that rediculous restocking fee. But mine always had a problem :)

I think I mentioned it earlier but you can get the 920T right now for around 300 dollars. The new 930T that just came out is looking very promising, so I'd like to hear some real world reviews of it.

Kayrac
06-12-2008, 01:02 PM
930t is basically same thing as 920t

except IQ routes, which does look very promising

the real lane guidance seems to never show up and is 100% useless, atleast until new map updates

the map updates including IQ routes, are more expensive than the regular ones, IE 930 maps, are more expensive than 920 maps

thats all i can remember for now :)

KnightHawk
06-13-2008, 09:24 PM
I do have the 760 and 920. Both are not always accurate. You got more options with the 920 compared to the garmin. The one I hated most with TT is the screen clarity. The garmins are way better in this apect. The garmin also has the shortest routes calculated most of the time. The TT at times use private driveways as roads. I like the TT when it comes to marking speedtraps and it also sounds an alarm when you program it at a certain distance from the marked speedtrap. Both are good units and it really just depends on the user. I even haven't used all the TT's option. Mapshare is only 50% functional because home addresses is still not possible even if you programed the street name. If you have to look for a street name you programed, you have to know road the intersects with the road you already programed. Both units are good IMO.