Originally Posted by Stinsonddog
Great post. I have wondered about the NUVI 360. I guess I will pass. Which TT do you like best?
Honestly the Nuvi is a love/hate relationship. It COULDA been an awesome piece of work but they dropped the ball in so many areas I almost regret buying it at time. They really "dumbed down" the interface. So many simple things take a lot of screen taps to get done.
Biggest downside for TomTom is that their customer service SUCKS!!!! Maybe I should repeat myself. I have an originall TT GO and the 910. I recently wrote customer support on the 910 and it took them almost 3 weeks to answer. That is just plain pathetic! Fortunately my device has been pretty good. Some early 910's had mount problems and some people also had no clue that it takes 2 clicks to secure the mount to the windshield.
I do like the widescreen display of the 910 a lot. It has a ton of room for MP3 and there is a company that makes an encoder so you can watch vids on the TT. I like the 910 the best because I work in Europe from time to time and I like having the Euro maps pre-loaded. The speed camera and safety camera alerts work the best on the TT models as well. The 910 will even show you the speed limit of the road you are on as well as your current speed. Biggest issue though with this is it blinks red if you go about 5mph over the posted limit.
I could write a book on the models but if you want a clean interface, the TT wins hands down. If you want something for your pocket, then the Nuvi isn't a bad model BUT the BT implementation is ok but the speaker sucks on all the Nuvi models. If you crank it up enough to hear it in most cars, then it distorts.
If you travel to Europe, get out the lube when you buy the Garmin maps as they really put it to you. They want about $300-$400 for the Euro maps alone!!!! If you buy the Euro Nuvi and buy the US Maps they are about $150. Can anyone say price gouging? The TT 910 comes with the Euro maps for free.
Any you have any specific questions I can answer in more detail let me know. If I had to keep just one of my GPS systems at the moment it would be the TT 910. I pretty much just use my Nuvi on my bicycle now or when walking. I couldn't see keeping the Nuvi 660 as it sort of defeats the purpose of a small pocketable GPS as it isn't as small as the 360.