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TomTom GO 920T whattaya think?

Does anyone here have one?
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i would stick to garmin product personally.



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Nope. My Rand Mcnally has never failed.
Seriously, sometimes I think those electronic devices distract people, make them lazy, and get them lost.
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Seriously, sometimes I think those electronic devices distract people, make them lazy, and get them lost.

Yep. I had to escort a mid 40-early 50 yr old hunter out of the woods in Dodgeville couple years ago after his handheld gps's batteries died. Guy was in tears. He got lost in a 3500 acre park. Moron was walking parallel to the road about 100yds away. Hand some people a compass and they have no idea how it works. People rely on these tech toys waaaayyy too much.
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Does anyone here have one?
I had a friend with a Gen 1 Tom Tom and it was constantly lost and recalculating routes, he hated it. That being said, they've probably gotten out most of the kinks, check epinions, CNet or amazon, someone will have reviewed it at some point.

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Yep. I had to escort a mid 40-early 50 yr old hunter out of the woods in Dodgeville couple years ago after his handheld gps's batteries died. Guy was in tears. He got lost in a 3500 acre park. Moron was walking parallel to the road about 100yds away. Hand some people a compass and they have no idea how it works. People rely on these tech toys waaaayyy too much.
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I have an incredible sense of direction, I never get lost but there has been a handful of times in the recent months when I'm in a car with someone and their GPS tells them to go north instead of south or east instead of west and even when I'm sitting there telling them that they're going the wrong way, they listen to the GPS. It would upset me, if it weren't for the fact that when this happens I bet them a beer that they're going the wrong way, and sure enough 30 seconds later when the GPS figures out it's mistake, I'm smiling.

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I have a great sense of direction, but we got a garmin as as gift and I love it. It's super helpful, especially for lazy sunday drives when we're scoping out new neghborhoods and stuff like that. It works great, except that once it sent us to an empty field when we really were looking for a potbelly. We think it might know the future....
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You can't really go wrong with Garmin or TomTom, I know people who have the TomTom and I bought the Garmin for my dad. Just verify what GPS chip the receiver uses. The latest chip on the market is the SiRF Star III. I believe the TomTom 900 series use it last time i checked.

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potbelly pig would naturally be in an empty field..

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