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TomTom XXL 540 $149 @ DSE

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Saw this while taking a look at that TDK headset posted up earlier. It has been dropped to this price in the past and this particular model is quite old and it looks like they're trying to get rid of the last few units. Good price for a brand name 5.0" GPS though!

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    didnt realise people still buy GPS units. had forgotten all about it. It a shame as tomtom has a good UI. They should have done more to compete with free android GPS software.

    • +1 vote

      The biggest problem I have with Android/Google GPS is the data usage and heat… If they had an option to download the maps, over wifi, whilst at home, I'd be super impressed..

      And if they could stop my phone from turning into a Hot Pocket, I'd be doubly so..

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        Buy the tomtom app then you won't need data

        • +3 votes

          Great app, but battery usage is insane. Phone is flat in no-time (speaking from experience, using pre-installed HTC Locations, which uses Tomtom technology and data). Tomtoms "just work", and their non-reflective screens are more practical in a car. Given the high cost of a yearly data subscription for a Tomtom App, the device may be worth it.

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        TomTom App on iPhone is great !

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    Noticed this is the same price DSE was selling the XXL 540 for back around Christmas time 2010. Was this price 2 months back as well.

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/63614

    TomTom is great. Only thing that annoys me is when address can not be found in suburb because its actually located in one of several nearby suburbs. A few time I have had to google on a pc to find the correct suburb that TomTom will accept for the street address I am trying to find.

    • +1 vote

      Noticed this is the same price DSE was selling the XXL 540 for back around Christmas time 2010. Was this price 2 months back as well.

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      Yeah, actually a real bargain in 2010.

      Only thing that annoys me is when address can not be found in suburb because its actually located in one of several nearby suburbs.

      This drives me crazy too.

      However a workaround that's often successful is to simply enter the city rather than the suburb.

      If it cant find somewhere in 'Parramatta' for eg, try the even more generic 'Sydney'.

      It will usually suggest destinations which you may recognise as a suburb in, or near 'greater' Parramatta.

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        Though not very helpful if you don't know the area you need to travel to. And isn't that what a GPS supposed to be used for when travelling in unfamiliar areas.

        Had a situation recently where the actual business used incorrect adjoining suburb to make there business sound like it was in a more exclusive area. No way I could have found it without googling.

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    Same price a$149 for Garmin Nuvi 1450T In-Car GPS IN DSE, TODAY ONLY!
    http://dicksmith.com.au/product/D4459/garmin-nuvi-1450t-in-c...

  • +1 vote

    Little off topic BUT am i the only one that loves google navigation which is free on all android phones? It just works and works well! That is the single reason why i stopped buying standalone GPS devices.

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    I read about someone getting booked for using their phone while driving, simply because she was using the navigator on it.

    What sort of map updates (timewise) comes with a new TomTom, does anyone know? I'm thinking it might almost be cheaper to buy a new one at this sort of price than pay for updates.

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      Same as most other GPS systems. The map updates are released 4 times a year. More regularly for safety cameras. Although not all safety cameras may be available, as I found 1 camera in my area that is missing from the updates for over 4 years.

      New Tomtom comes with 30 day latest map guarantee.
      http://www.tomtom.com/latestmap/

      Tomtom current map offer is $99.95 For this you get the current latest map + next 4 updates + 6 months bonus 2 map updates.

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      RE: Booked for using phone; unsure of other states, but in VIC it's now illegal to be holding a phone whilst driving. If she was stupid enough to be holding it whilst driving, then too bad.

      http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/SafetyAndRules/RoadRules...

      I've got a holder that suctions to the window, and use it whenever I'm relying on the GPS.