Staples is winning for me on all fronts, and its close to home!
Yeah, me too! I was between Radio Shack & Staples, but I think that Staples has more stuff that I want (besides the GPS).
One request to moderator,
please write up beside each GPS model whether that it TTS (text-to-speech) feature capable or not.
I would second that request. Might also include # of POIs (points of interest) and Bluetooth compatibility. I know that would be asking a ton though.
I'll see what I can do. Some of these units have virtually no information about them on the internet (the Amcor A3900 at L-N-T, for instance), or the information is flat-out hard to find (every company has a different format for presenting their specs).
Marcster, excellent job on this thread. I think all of the posters to this thread should each pitch in $2 to buy you one of these!!
Happy to help. Black Friday 2007 will be known as the "YEAR OF THE GPS", mark my words! (and maybe the "Year of the Digital Photo Frame" too). I'm glad to be a part of it.
Heck, I have both this thread and the Photo Frame Thread (http://forums.gottad...ad.php?t=87665)
. *Pat on the back for me*
for recognizing trends!
As far as i know Tom Tom One LE does NOT have text to speech capability.
That being said, TTO LE > TTO third edition as far as I can tell because it DOES have bluetooth enabled weather and traffic updates unlike its third edition counterpart.
As much as I would like you to go to Staples so I have less competition, I think the extra $5 (I'm including Staples giftcard) is worth it for the traffic and weather updates IMO.
I'll have to look into it... No way that I'm going to BB though.
Okay....after MUCH research, I'm going with the Navagon 2100 at RadioShack.
I really wanted voice street names and that seemed to drive up the price.
In the info below it also says it has Speed warnings..posts speed and notifies
you with verbal and visual warnings. Also LOVE the Reality View of the roads
and signs. DH and I were just traveling and different states had confusing
intersections! so this will help. I'll have to check out the $99 value Traffic Service included.
OK, I think the Navigon has the best looking display, hands-down. The most "pretty" interface if you will. And I love the fact that it shows the speed limit for any street you are on -- around here, we could use more speed limit signs, and I love the fact that it shows you which lane you should be in, and for it's price point, it's one of the few with text-to-speech.
However, I really haven't been able to find true "I own it and I love it" reviews about the Navigon 2100. Most "reviews" are just rehashes of the feature set -- great, I can get that from the box.
You should take a look at these reviews for the Navigon 5100 and 7100 (the 2100's big brothers):
Navigon 5100: http://reviews.cnet....7-32557478.html
Navigon 7100: http://reviews.cnet....7-32557477.html
Based on those reviews, it sounds like Navigon has the right feature set, but these first edition units are a little rough around the edges (7 minutes to establish a satellite lock for the 5100 and 2 minutes on the 7100!!!)
At that rate, it could be 12 minutes for the 2100!