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NoMoneyInMyWallet said:   ASHKARI said:   Please help me,is it only for US OR US and Canada?US and Canada

The 50M only has the US.

This kind of stuff is not hard to figure out. Just Google and read.

JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...


correct .....the 5 inch screen looks like a laptop sitting on my dashboard

neverl8 said:   I want to use this on my boat as build in speedometers are notoriously inaccurate. Will this display the speed in a large easy to read format?

It's big enough for me. The speedometer is displayed on the lower left corner.

Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.

docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.


What if you have a dumb phone?

I am still working on the totally free Net10 phones FROM 3 OR 4 YEARS AGO with 300 minutes each.
IT IS NOT A SMARTPHONE.

JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...



The one hear has free lifetime maps....

THX for the find.

docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.

A GPS is a much better tool. Some of us don't compromise.

slickdeal45 said:   docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.

A GPS is a much better tool. Some of us don't compromise.

I have found a GPS to be much better than a smart phone.
Sometimes I am in a bad coverage area and the GPS does much better
Also you might want to use your phone wile driving

If you have Discover Card, you can get 5% CashBack for, which covers tax for VA residents.

Real good deal. Thanks

this is basically a rebranded 550 xxl - no sd slot, no audio out

JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...


I like the lifetime traffic feature but it looks like this one has been around since March 2010 which is almost 3 years old. Can someone chime in what feature(s)may be missing compared to newer models? I could live with the smaller screen.

JonnyRock said:   slickdeal45 said:   docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.
A GPS is a much better tool. Some of us don't compromise.

I have found a GPS to be much better than a smart phone.
Sometimes I am in a bad coverage area and the GPS does much better
Also you might want to use your phone wile driving
I don't want to be in a dead wireless signal area when I go off route and my phone decides it has to recalculate. With my GPS, it's got the maps built-in.

IMO: A gps is a thing of the past.
We have 4 units in our family. Free traffic and maps.
Since getting our Samsung galaxy S3's and using either Navigon or Sygic gps app, we never use our GPS any more.
The programs I mention above store the maps on your phone. Therefore all you need is a GPS on your phone to use.
No data usage.

It's just not the same. Using a phone is a kludge. I do it when I have to. A good GPS unit can't be beat by a phone. And who wants to tie up their phone like that, anyway?

If you're a college kid with the money, I get it. Otherwise? It's an undesirable compromise.

JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...


Older technology and slower processor, however these should be hackable. Although since maps are free the only use for hacking is to add voices.

smokediverxxx said:   JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...


correct .....the 5 inch screen looks like a laptop sitting on my dashboard


You must be seeing something I'm not ...
The 5" OP's dimensions: 7.0 x 7.0 x 1.8
The 4.3" dimensions: 8.4 x 9.0 x 2.0

Wouldn't logic dictate that the 5" (OP's) be a smaller unit, with a larger screen?

Also, I see no mention of the 4.3" having lifetime maps at the provided link above.

Sk8terboy said:   smokediverxxx said:   JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...


correct .....the 5 inch screen looks like a laptop sitting on my dashboard


You must be seeing something I'm not ...
The 5" OP's dimensions: 7.0 x 7.0 x 1.8
The 4.3" dimensions: 8.4 x 9.0 x 2.0

Wouldn't logic dictate that the 5" (OP's) be a smaller unit, with a larger screen?

Logic would suggest they are giving you the dimensions of the box, not the GPS.

JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...


Just wanted to verify that it DOES actually have lifetime maps...

The description of the one the OP posted says it in the description very clearly: "For the life of your the TomTom GPS With Lifetime Map Updates you can download four or more full map updates on your device every year."

In the description for the smaller unit however, it says "In addition, it also has the on-demand Map Share feature that keeps you updated with the latest maps every time"

This sounds pretty close, but doesn't actually say lifetime maps.

Thanks.

(Larger unit seems to have slightly better reviews, but I do agree that a 5" screen is a bit big for my little car. I really like the smaller ~4" units.)

JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...


thanks

Currently own a Garmin. I miss my old TomTom.

babalu said:   this is basically a rebranded 550 xxl - no sd slot, no audio out

This is the type of information I was asking for. Maybe I can find different views of the 550 xxl.

PharmerNate said:   JonnyRock said:   This one is the same price
Slightly smaller screen but includes traffic
and lifetime maps
http://www.walmart.com/ip/TomTom-XL-335SE-TM-4.3-GPS-Unit/161162...


Just wanted to verify that it DOES actually have lifetime maps...

The description of the one the OP posted says it in the description very clearly: "For the life of your the TomTom GPS With Lifetime Map Updates you can download four or more full map updates on your device every year."

In the description for the smaller unit however, it says "In addition, it also has the on-demand Map Share feature that keeps you updated with the latest maps every time"

This sounds pretty close, but doesn't actually say lifetime maps.

Thanks.

(Larger unit seems to have slightly better reviews, but I do agree that a 5" screen is a bit big for my little car. I really like the smaller ~4" units.)


I am still torn between the units, but just to confirm the lifetime maps, in the tomtom world a T indicates Traffic and a M indicates lifetime maps
(in the Garmin world it is a T for traffic and a LM for lifetime maps)
This Amazon link seems to confirm the lifetime maps and traffic for the TM models:
http://www.amazon.com/TomTom-4-3-Inch-Portable-Navigator-Lifetim...
Unless WalMart is giving the wrong model #

The XXL is an entry level unit, no bluetooth. With an optional cable it can receive clear channel FM traffic broadcasts in metro areas. It has a nice 5" display and a more customizable menu than Garmin. Avoid the newer TomTom Via series. You have no control at all over files or updates. You cant even seen the file system. There are complaints on discussion boards of sensitivity problems and slow satellite locks with the Via series. I have an XXL and a start 50 and they look the same.

billrubin said:   JonnyRock said:   slickdeal45 said:   docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.
A GPS is a much better tool. Some of us don't compromise.

I have found a GPS to be much better than a smart phone.
Sometimes I am in a bad coverage area and the GPS does much better
Also you might want to use your phone wile driving
I don't want to be in a dead wireless signal area when I go off route and my phone decides it has to recalculate. With my GPS, it's got the maps built-in.


Most latest smartphones do have GPS and don't need wireless signals to make GPS work.

docjoo said:   Most latest smartphones do have GPS and don't need wireless signals to make GPS work.

Having a GPS location is a very different thing than having maps and routing data. If I gave you your lat/lon coordinates without a map, would that help you get anywhere?

Sure, many apps Cache data or have maps on local storage, that's not part of the basic functionality.

It's all about expectations. Like I said before, some people are willing to have a compromised experience. Some aren't. Whatever works for you, you know?

Jes1 said:   IMO: A gps is a thing of the past.
We have 4 units in our family. Free traffic and maps.
Since getting our Samsung galaxy S3's and using either Navigon or Sygic gps app, we never use our GPS any more.
The programs I mention above store the maps on your phone. Therefore all you need is a GPS on your phone to use.
No data usage.


Same here. My stand alone GPS unit was collecting dust after I got my first smart phone about 3 years ago. Recently sold my GPS unit on CL and have never looked back. My Samsung Galaxy S3 is capable of navigating me to where ever I want to drive or walk. There is no need to buy this GPS unit if you know how to use a smartphone. My Samsung S3 only costed me $50 during Black Friday sale...so money well spent. Just buy a car charger on eBay and you can use it all day in your car.

slickdeal45 said:   docjoo said:   Most latest smartphones do have GPS and don't need wireless signals to make GPS work.

Having a GPS location is a very different thing than having maps and routing data. If I gave you your lat/lon coordinates without a map, would that help you get anywhere?

Sure, many apps Cache data or have maps on local storage, that's not part of the basic functionality.

It's all about expectations. Like I said before, some people are willing to have a compromised experience. Some aren't. Whatever works for you, you know?


I didn't know car GPS unit can help you get directions based on lat/lon coordinates without a map. All I know is that it has GPS chip and my phone can help me do same thing and more than this $60 GPS unit. But like you said...whatever works...for me why pay another $60 bucks when my $50 Samsung Galaxy S3 can do it at no additional charge from my current phone plan. I bet some people who bought this unit didn't realize their smartphones can do the same for free.

docjoo said:   I didn't know car GPS unit can help you get directions based on lat/lon coordinates without a map.

I don't think you quite got what I was saying...

I bet some people who bought this unit didn't realize their smartphones can do the same for free.

I bet that, too, but that's life. There are plenty of dumb-dumbs, thankfully.

Not everyone wants/needs a smartphone, or more specifically, the monthly bill for the data plan required to do any "smart" things with the phone. Sure, you could possibly load maps onto your SD card & use it for free, but then you still don't get traffic or the better POI search.

Jes1 said:   IMO: A gps is a thing of the past.
We have 4 units in our family. Free traffic and maps.
Since getting our Samsung galaxy S3's and using either Navigon or Sygic gps app, we never use our GPS any more.
The programs I mention above store the maps on your phone. Therefore all you need is a GPS on your phone to use.
No data usage.


Some of us prefer not to spend $200/mo on a stupid telephone. I pay $20 each 3 months for our DMFL Tracfone and we have plenty of time left when we re-up. That's 6.66 per month, compared to your $200+ bill and I can choose to delay the re-up until we go on a trip and even get a whole new phone number!! Heck, I'd rather take that same amount of money and buy an asset! Hell, buy a car. I think it's about the dumbest thing one can do to plug in money for a stupid smart phone so they can stare into it and text their friends on farcebook. Seriously now ...

slickdeal45 said:   docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.

A GPS is a much better tool. Some of us don't compromise.


I beg to differ. I was on vacation last month and took my Garmin along to DC. Once I got downtown the GPS kept recalculating my trip to the point I had to stop and let it think about it for a minute because I was going in circles. My wife pulled out her Iphone selected google maps and entered our target and I was on my way. If I missed a turn it didn't take a minute to think about it I was just given a new turning point. I gave my Garmin away because of that and the fact that maps do get outdated (not talking about tomtom here). I know most people don't have a "smartphone" but a lot of us do and it's a nice option that fits in my pocket.

I have had major directional problems with my new Garmin. Maybe this TomTom will be better!

Thanks BB for the post - in for 1 - it's cheaper than updating the maps on my old Garmin.

TowHead said:   Some of us prefer not to spend $200/mo on a stupid telephone. I pay $20 each 3 months for our DMFL Tracfone and we have plenty of time left when we re-up. That's 6.66 per month, compared to your $200+ bill ...You're getting ripped off ... I only pay $10 every 4 months (Page Plus) and I have a smartphone.

Also have T-Mobile w/ a smart phone (Nokia with build-in free GPS) that I pay $10 per year (Gold Rewards).

But ... I still prefer a standalone GPS.

UPRRSLO said:   slickdeal45 said:   docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.

A GPS is a much better tool. Some of us don't compromise.


I beg to differ. I was on vacation last month and took my Garmin along to DC. Once I got downtown the GPS kept recalculating my trip to the point I had to stop and let it think about it for a minute because I was going in circles. My wife pulled out her Iphone selected google maps and entered our target and I was on my way. If I missed a turn it didn't take a minute to think about it I was just given a new turning point. I gave my Garmin away because of that and the fact that maps do get outdated (not talking about tomtom here). I know most people don't have a "smartphone" but a lot of us do and it's a nice option that fits in my pocket.


I have seen similar things happen in bigger cities (Chicago, NYC) where the GPS doesn't work nearly as well as a phone. Also, a phone has the ability to update mass transit and GPS usually doesn't work underground. Having said that, a GPS is great for folks who do not have smartphones. We have a few of them and my parents use them all the time. When I'm going out of town, I'll toss one in my car, too. Lastly, just because this deal doesn't appeal to you, doesn't mean it is not useful for someone. Hell, I don't go thumbs down all the diaper deals because I don't need them.

docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.

Google map and GPS is battery power hog and inaccurate especially outside US.

Tried to find my hotel near Florence Italy train station using google gps on iPhone 4 and it led me and my family to wild goose chase every direction but our hotel = led us to opposite direction than towards downtown. Phone died after 40 mins of walking everywhere and another hotel's bell boy gave me a REAL map and direction.

docjoo said:   I bet some people who bought this unit didn't realize their smartphones can do the same for free.
Are you saying the smartphone GPS apps that do not require data to load maps are free? And how many smartphones have 5" screen?

docjoo said:   Why not just your smartphone? It's free from Google.

When I use the Android application, it takes a while to receive signal in the first place, plus sometimes it will not run until it takes five or ten minutes to do an auto-update. I've had the signal get lost while on the freeway and require restart.

I am SO ready to get a real GPS.



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