PND vs Smart Phone

Discussion in 'General TomTom Discussion' started by fred9, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. fred9


    Feb 20, 2010
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    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 500 2405TM XXL540TM
    My 540xxlTM was not working last Thursday (it is now thanks to canderson and dhn) and I had to use google maps on my android Galaxy Nexus for a 2 hour trip from the Hartford, CT area to the Boston area. While I found google to be technically correct/adequate to include routing me off the interstate due to a traffic backup, the cell phone was much more difficult to use. That is, it would turn off or go to sleep or change to different screen within the google navigation. I found myself spending a lot of time (dangerously?) getting back to the "trip" screen.

    I'm posting this just to say that, for me, a smart phone will not be replacing a pnd. Now maybe I was not operating the phone nav systems correctly but it was not easy to use.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2014
    fred9, Jun 21, 2014
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