Need your advice for new TomTom.

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  1. ggcc

    ggcc

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    Hi,

    I would like to get a TomTom with the following (no Bluetooth because my car already has). Please advice, budget is less than $300.00. Which model of TomTom I should get for the best price.

    GPS A
    a-TTS
    b-A lot of POI

    or

    GPS B
    A lot of POI.

    Thank you.
     
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    Considering your budget, it looks a TomTom ONE New Edition or TomTom ONE Third Edition.

    If you want TTS, for a little bit more money a TomTom ONE XL*S is something you might consider.

    As far as POI's, that usually depends on the map you get. You can always find and download some here for free.
     
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    Hello and welcome. I would also recommend the ONE XL*S.
    You can't go wrong with Text to Speech.
     
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    Thank you for your advices. I think the TomTom One XL S too.

    There is a reason that I like more POI, for example you can search for a company name using POI (I used the Nuvi 360 when I search for company name like "Verisign" near by where I am; it gave me a few to choose from). This become very handy.

    If I remember right, the Garmin Nuvi 360 has 8 Millions POI (I don't like the Nuvi 360 because the flip up antenna).

    I wonder how many POI does this preloaded?

    Thanks again.
     
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    I think its hard to say how many POIs it will come with, but like digital-flex said, they depend on the mapping data from Tele Atlas. It will have millions, and you can always download more, but I've been happy with the pre-installed POIs on my TomTom.
     
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    Do you know which local store that they have display Tomtom to test before buy (like display camcorder at best buy, Frys etc..).

    Thanks.
     
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    I'm not sure actually. You could try Best Buy or another electronics store. I would just call them ahead of time and see if its possible. Or if you know anyone with the device your looking at I would suggest borrowing one. I borrowed the ONE XL from a co-worker when I was looking at that device. I'm actually planning on borrowing the 720 this weekend from a friend just to play around and get more familiar with it.
     
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    Hi Pedro2NR and Uncle Ben,

    Thank you for your help. I went to Best Buy and try out. I searched for Verisign and Sun Mic near by Redwood City, California.

    1-Tomtom non of them can find these company even Tomtom has Company category to seach.

    2-Magellan the 3100 can not find; however Magellan 3250 and 4050 (with 6 million POI) give the results which I searched for.

    3-Garmin all Garmin found the search (Garmin C330, Garmin 200, Garmin 360 etc).

    None of them is perfect fit for me, I have to find the best fit for me.

    Thanks again,
    ggcc
     
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    Good luck on the search
    Let us know if you have any other questions.

    FYI: you could never go wrong with custom POIs.
     
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