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TomTom START 50M 5" Vehicle GPS with Free Lifetime Map Updates $59.98 Store Pick Up, or + s/h to your house @ Wal-Mart

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LetsGoMets1
2/3/13 7:52 PM
Real good deal. Thanks
babalu
2/3/13 8:48 PM
this is basically a rebranded 550 xxl - no sd slot, no audio out
hkteaman
2/3/13 8:52 PM
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.
billrubin
2/3/13 10:39 PM
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.
Jes1
2/3/13 10:53 PM
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.
slickdeal45
2/3/13 11:16 PM
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.
rsuaver
2/3/13 11:23 PM
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.
Sk8terboy
2/3/13 11:37 PM
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.
knickdigger
2/3/13 11:49 PM
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.
PharmerNate
2/3/13 11:51 PM
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.)
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