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Mmmmm, great review James, looked on Amazon and there are many unhappy owners of this, do you think id me mad to sell my TomTom 940 and get the Garmin? anyone else done the same?
@Wayne Harris Actually, yes, you would be mad! If you've still got the LIVE services on the 940, it will be a pretty handy device. Much more chunky, but very effective.On the Amazon review front, I only found a few negative reviews when I looked. I agree that rerouting and route finding is slower than TomTom, particularly the GO 1000. But I didn't encounter any instability or crashes during testing. The 3790T was pretty dependable.
Hi james, i really can't make my mind up between this and the tomtom go live 1000. I hear the 3790t has issues when acquiring satellites? i'm also concerned that people say the 3790t cant get you from a to b? i've never had a sat nav but have found both are now within £10 of each other,which would you rec? many thanks
I have a 3790t and I've not had any problems with it acquiring satellites when outside or in the car. It's been very reliable. As for getting from A to B, again, I've not had any problems.
I am underwhelmed by three features of my 3790T. First, the traffic update is sporadic. For much of any long journey, the normal green 'traffic info' is 'greyed' out and not being udated. Indeed sometimes, the symbol doesn't come on at all. I used to have a gizmo that picked up updates from the trafficmaster blue roadside posts which, while primitive, gave me instant data when I passed them. The is a step backwards.Secondly, the system warns you not only of upcoming fixed gatsos but also tells you when you are in a mobile camera zone. That appears to include most of the main roads in Norfolk, with the result that it's sending you pinging warnings about this non-stop for minutes on end. I can't find any way if disabling this.Thirdly, unlike my old Tom Tom, it DOESN'T give an audible warning when you exceed the speed limit, which is what I would like (or, if it does, I can't find how to do it). Call me old fashioned, but what I want to do is to keep within speed limits, not just to slow down to legal when there might be a camera about.
Hello,Garmin nuvi's are a very good brand. They have come a long way.Thanks,Jerry
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