Compare Garmin Against the TomTom

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Which brand? – An everyday query for people looking to buy a global positioning system or “GPS”. Purchasing a GPS device is a one of its kind experience because they are not the same. There are various things to consider when buying a GPS:

  • What are the different features?
  • User-friendly or accessibility?
  • Information and presentation
  • Is there any warranty?
  • Map updates
  • Is one high-quality or better than the other?
  • Extras or add-ons etc.
  • Which brand use which map technology?

With technology like a GPS it is surprisingly impossible to get lost in any part of the world. They are far and wide bringing into play these days, for navigation in vehicles. Even gadgets like mobile phones or tablets have featured it.

Garmin and TomTom G.P.S devices are at present the leading brands in G.P.S navigational systems. A high number of people are looking for a comparison between the devices.

Some time ago the exclusive and sole manufacturers of G.P.S, companies like Tom-Tom and Garmin have seen a falling off in their market share for standalone devices, considering that the mobile application or apps network or system nowadays offers useful options and choices.

If you are deciding whether to buy a Garmin or Tom-Tom, there are plenty of features and distinctions between these companies to help you come to a decision. Let’s take a look at their two latest models. Garmin Nuvi 2595 LMT and TomTom VIA 1605TM


  • Unit Dimension – 5.4″W x 3.3″H x .6″D (13.7 x 8.3 x 1.5 cm)
  • Screen Size – 5-inch
  • Preloaded Maps – City Navigator® NT North America
  • Lifetime Map Updates – Yes
  • Voice Command – Yes
  • Battery Life – up to 2.5 hours


  • Unit Dimension – 6.2″ (W) x 4.2″ (H) x 1.4″ (D)
  • Screen Size – 6.0-inch
  • Preloaded Maps – Yes. U.S, Mexico & Canada
  • Lifetime Map Updates – Yes
  • Voice Command – No
  • Battery Life – Up to 2 hours autonomous operation

When talking about overall or global sale, Garmin comes first but when considering general or complete performance or functioning, both perform the same.

Scott Hayden
Scott Hayden is the Director and of Trackmatic ™ vehicle tracking. He has over 10 years in the industry and works not only runs one of the most successful tracking companies in Europe but also is a consultant in Telematics. Scott lives in Wexford with his wife lynn and there 4 dogs. He is a keen cyclist and runner and is passionate about customer service and technology.

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