Tom Tom for DS

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by BuellDualSport, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. BuellDualSport

    BuellDualSport Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2005
    Oddometer:
    891
    Friends spouse bought him a Tom Tom for their weekend get away trips.

    Looks to be a nice piece (costly but nice)

    Any thoughts on DS use?

    Thanks

    Ride Em


    :norton
    #1
  2. Neil E.

    Neil E. Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    320
    Location:
    Gormley ON
    Useless if you want to do any mapping i.e. recording where you've gone. Although it is kind of cute looking.

    Garmin's upcoming Zumo looks to be a more promising unit. Initial information seems to indicate it can do mapping.
    #2
  3. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2002
    Oddometer:
    25,130
    Location:
    out and about
    Check to see if it's waterproof.
    If not, move on to sumping else.
    #3
  4. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    Oddometer:
    35,550
    Location:
    Springfield, VA
    I think that they both are or will be waterproof, but the real question in this case is off road track handling. Even the the new Garmin Candidate has a small track log and no mention of the the ability to do a track back "Get my ass outahere" function like the other Garmin's.

    I think it is best to let Garmin know that the DS capabilities most of you guys want to work with track logs and other map databases is very important and then see what they actually roll out.
    #4
  5. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2004
    Oddometer:
    2,581
    Location:
    IntheeaglewingpalaceoftheQueenChinee
    i tried a tom tom out over christmas and it was nowhere near as good as a 276. Gimicky
    #5
  6. Neil E.

    Neil E. Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    320
    Location:
    Gormley ON
    Thought I better amend my earlier statement. It's only useless out of the box. There has been a lot more development on the linux opensource aspect. See here for a tracking option for the TT Rider:
    http://web.tiscali.it/macri/Event_Logger/
    #6