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Old 03-25-2009, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone compared these two GPS tools? Seem Garmin is more economical since ATT is $10/month and Garmin is $99 one time? Which is more useable/friendly, espcially while driving.
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You might want to run a search as this has been asked many many times so by doing a search you will get answers very quick. My personal opinion is for Garmin which I love. The nav is nothing more than telenav with a different name. The service is pretty good but I had all kinds of issues canceling it and finally had to file a claim with the credit card company. Garmin is one time charge and is very good. Telenav is 9.99 a month and is also pretty decent. Anyway my opinion do the search and you will get many more.

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Lightbulb $10 bucks a month vs $99 one-time or FREE! <Choose Your Poison>

i thought the same way. i'm trying out the amAze and generally like it so far. its got lots of cool features (like voice guidance!) and best of all... it's FREE!

keyword: amazegps

Check it out, let me know what you think.

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Default The Garmin is pretty decent

I've been using it for about 3 weeks and I'm happy with it so far. It's replacing my lost Tom Tom, which I loved. If you sign up for the Blackberry Owners Lounge, you'll get the Garmin for $20 cheaper.
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Ok, one other question. Looking at the Telenav site, they don't support the ATT bold. I called and they said I need to use ATT Navigator. Can anyone confirm this?

I like the compass/walk around feature but I think it's disabled in ATT Nav... wonder what else is different?
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It is true. I had Telenav on my 8800 and 8820 but have moved over to the Bold and it uses AT&T Navigator. I can see no difference in the interface and how it works. Works just like Telenav. I'm very happy with it.
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I use Garmin now because of the flat fee purchase, but I used Telenav for about 6 months. Here is what I noticed:

Telenav/ATT superior features:
* map scale -- much easier to know when turns/streets are approaching
* voice quaility -- much easier to understand/pronounces streets better
* street names -- more of the street names are shown on top bar of map


Garmin superior features:
* interface - very simple; more user friendly
* interface - you can actually adjust the volume while navigating
* searching contacts - very fast (direct access) to your address book

One aspect that I HATE about Garmin is that it does not tell you the distance to your destination. That was a feature on Telenav that I really appreciated.
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I agree with the poster just above me. I just demo'd both. I prefer the maps and layout on Telenav. I'm sticking with Telenav, at least for a while.
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I have tried them both, have been using ATT Nav for quite some time. Best choice for me. I look at it from a App standpoint, not a money one. My .02
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I have ATT Nav and have no complaints, tried the two others mentioned and was not happy
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using my telenav in my home area no problem.
just returned from business trip to Alabama, rented a car one way it worked good. but on my last day going back to the air port telenav refused to work.
my opinion is if it not 100% good I can't relay on it.
at the moment I am searching for new solution.
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