Navman’s EZY40 and Navman EZY30 are identical apart from the screen sizes which are 4.3 inches and 3.5 inches respectively. Features of these models include; Smart Route congestion avoidance, 3D Junction Views , Advanced Lane Guidance , 600,000 POI (searchable and categorized), Premium Safety Alerts, School Zone Warnings, Landmark Guidance and preloaded NAVTEQ maps.
Garmin’s nuvi 2200 is and entry level GPS satellite navigation device with a 3.4 inch touch display and preloaded with maps of the US, Canada and Mexico. Other highlights are myTrends predictive routing and ecoRoute for fuel savings from optimized route calculations. Pedestrian navigation capabilities can be enhanced with the purchase of the optional cityXplorer maps for public transport information.
Garmin’s nuvi 2250 and 2250LT model have a widescreen 3.4 inch touch display and are preloaded with maps of the US, Canada and Mexico. Other highlights are Lane Assist, myTrends predictive routing and ecoRoute for fuel savings from optimized route calculations. The Garmin nuvi 2300LT comes with Lifetime Traffic Updates for the nuvi 2250 to determine routes around traffic deleays.
Garmin’s nuvi 2300 and 2300LM model has a widescreen 4.3 inch touch display for easy viewing of the preloaded regional maps and navigation instructions. Other highlights are myTrends predictive routing and ecoRoute for fuel saving from the calculation of the most economical routes. The Garmin nuvi 2300LM comes with Lifetime Maps for ensuring routes are accurate – calculated with the most recent map update.
TomTom’s XL 350 series of GPS satellite portable navigation devices consists of the XL 350, XL 350M and XL 350TM. All models share the same features with a T suffix signifying the inclusion of Lifetime Traffic and M Lifetime Map Updates. These models encompass an excellent range of features at a more affordable price thanks to the smaller 3.4 inch touch display. Highlights of these models are; IQ routes for the fastest route calculation based on traffic information, Advanced Lane Guidance for easier major junction navigation, a large 7 million Points of Interest (POI) database and text to speech for announcing street names.
The TomTom EASE series is TomTom’s entry level offering coming with a smaller 3.5 inch touch display and the ability to customize the display surrounds. Another notable features include text-to-speech and the advanced route calculation capability of TomTomís IQ Routes.
TomTom GO 2505TM and GO 2405TM Portable Bluetooth GPS Navigators with Lifetime Traffic & Maps Review
TomTomís GO 2505TM and GO 2405TM feature 5.0 and 4.3 inches widescreens respectively which feature capacitive touch screen technology. Finger swipes can be used for menu page navigation and two finger pinches for zooming. Voice recognition navigation commands are a new addition. Both models come with Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates which are less expensive if bundled with the device. These new models have a smart new look and feel and are the first to feature TomTom’s new user interface which is quite intuitive to use. Other notable features for these XXL models are the advanced route calculation of TomTomís IQ Routes Technology, Advanced Lane Guidance for intersection assistance and Bluetooth connectivity for the safety of hands free phone calls.
The Garmin nuvi 2350, 2350LT and 2350LMT are identical apart from the lifetime maps indicated by an M suffix and lifetime traffic by a T. These model’s have a wide 4.3 inch touchscreen providing a large display area for easier map and navigation instruction reading. The touchscreen is pressure sensitive rather than capacitive as with [...]
Garmin’s nuvi 2360LT and 2360LMT are identical apart from the lifetime maps included with the model with M in the suffix. Given the importance of accurate maps for navigation, the $40 difference is well worth the investment. These model’s have most of the advanced navigation features available from Garmin with a 4.3 inch touchscreen rather [...]
Garmin’s nuvi 2370LT model packs the majority of the advanced navigation features available from Garmin without the new capacitive multi-touch display of the 3700 series. The nuvi 2370LT comes with transatlantic maps, an FM traffic receiver and lifetime traffic updates. It has a widescreen 4.3 inch touch display for easy viewing of maps and navigation [...]
Garmin’s nuvi 3760LMT is one of Garmin’s next generation of portable navigation devices for automotive and pedestrian use. The pocket sized device has an attractive brushed aluminum finish casing with smooth, stylish chrome edges. The nuvi 3760LMT has a 4.3 inch capacitive touch display which brings with it the intuitive gesture control capability popular with [...]
TomTomís XXL540TM WTE and XXL540T WTE feature the very large 5.0 inch widescreen display common across the TomTom XXL series models. What distinguishes the XXL540T WTE and XXL540TM models is the inclusion of preloaded maps for Western and Central Europe as well as the US, Canada and Mexico. The inclusion of Lifetime Traffic Updates (suffix T) alone or with Lifetime Map updates as well (suffixes TM) provide excellent value compared to the cost of separate purchase. The TM model is recommended as up-to-date maps are essential for a reliable GPS satellite navigation device. Other notable features of the XXL540 sereis are; TomTom’s IQ Routes technology for calculation of the fastest route based on average traffic flow information, Advanced Lane Guidance for easier navigation of major highway exits, 9 million Points of Interest (POI) and text-to-speech for announcing street names.
TomTom’s XXL 535T, being an XXL model, comes with the largest screen size of 5 inches improving visibility and navigation menu use. Inclusion of Lifetime Traffic Updates in the price is excellent value compared to both historical prices and that for individual purchase. If you regularly commute familiar routes then Traffic updates for avoiding delays is one of the prime reasons for purchasing a GPS satellite navigator. It works well with TomTom’s IQ Routes Technology which calculates the fastest route based on actual average travel speeds along your route. Also included is Advanced Lane Guidance which uses detailed maps of complex multi-lane exits to guide you smoothly through them with superimposed correct lane arrows. Other features are; a 7 million POI database, Map Share, Spoken Street Names, a Fold and Go EasyPort Mount and pre-loaded maps for Canada and Mexico.
TomTom XXL 550TM, XXL 550T, XXL 550M, XXL 550 5 Inch Portable GPS Navigators (Lifetime Traffic & Maps) Review
TomTom’s XXL550 series of GPS satellite portable navigation devices includes the XXL 550, XXL550TM, XXL 550T and XXL 550M. Features across the XXL550 series are identical with a T suffix indicating the inclusion of Lifetime Traffic and an M suffix Lifetime Map Updates. These models present excellent value from TomTom having the largest widescreens available at 5 inches along with a premium suite of TomTom navigation technologies. Notable features are; IQ routes for the fastest route calculation based on traffic information, Advanced Lane Guidance for easier major junction navigation, 7 million Points of Interest (POI) and text to speech for announcing street names.
TomTom’s GO 730 is a premium GPS satellite navigation device. Notable features include a large 4.3 inch touch screen, voice address input, Bluetooth technology for hands-free phone calls, IQ Routes, Advanced Lane Guidance, text-to-speech for spoken street names, QuickGPSfix satellite fix acceleration, TomTom Home Content Manager software, a customizable status bar, FM Transmitter for radio speaker tie-in, mp3 player, photo viewer, 7 million pre-loaded POI and a 30 day map guarantee.