I’m looking to buy a GPS unit, and I’ve pretty much narrowed it down to the TomTom Go 910 or the Garmin Nuvi 350. I’m interested in hearing anyone’s opinion of either of these units, especially if you’ve compared them yourself and made the decision one way or the other.
They both have the touchscreen, which I like, and as far as North America maps, the quality of the maps in both seems to be on par. I don’t really care about things like audio books or MP3 (I have an iPod for that) or Bluetooth connection to a cell phone (since I don’t have a cell phone). I like the Nuvi’s small size, although I don’t know if I’d be all that inclined to actually carry it around outside of the car (the idea that I could if I wanted is attractive). On the other hand, I really like the idea of the TomTom’s bigger screen.
Factors that might help swing the decision for me: screen readability, especially in the car in direct sunlight while looking at it through sunglasses. Basic ease-of-use issues. Mac compatibility (I do have a Windows machine, but I’d prefer to use the GPS with my Mac, if possible). When planning a route between here and there, how easy is it to tell the thing “I don’t want to go on this road, plan the route around it.”