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    I was told by the Garmin guy i had to consult...they need 2 amps to fully charge that is why they will not even work on some usb chargers..
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    Not exactly the subject, but FWIW I'll add a note regarding something I had happen with Garmin Zumo 590/595. I hadn't used my 595 for some time and the battery was flat. There is a stupid oddity with these that if you just press the on/off button the screen goes blank but it doesn't actually switch off, it goes into low power mode. To actually switch it off you have to hold the power button for a few seconds and it asks you if you want to turn it off or cancel. Doh I suspect I'd left it in low power mode and the battery was totally flat. I left it plugged into the laptop USB to charge, but it would only hold a small amount, the indicator showed full but it would only last a few minutes on battery. I was about to get a new battery but decided to put it in the cradle on the NC and left it, and it charged fully. Moral - the Zumo doesn't always fully charge properly on a regular USB port, try the cradle.
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    Companies’ statements, product brochures are usually misleading. It’s really easy for consumer products... You’ve to delve into product manuals, support sites, legal stuff and user forums to understand what you really buying... For TomTom lifetime is defined as: https://us.support.tomtom.com/app/content/name/Lifetime/page/1 For Garmin is similar: https://www.garmin.com/en-GB/legal/lmdisclaimer Maps are getting larger every year and heavier for a device to process. Not because of new roads but because of the data they carry to calculate the fastest route based on average speeds and other congestion data. TomTom calls that IQ Routes technology. http://uk.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9552/~/about-iq-routes Other maps also have 3D models of the surrounding structures... So it doesn’t matter when you bought a satnav device but when it was produced and its specs. My TomTom Urban Rider was supported with map updates for almost 13 years (produced in 2005-2006). You can still use an old device like that if an up to date map is not necessary unless you’re affected by the GPS Week Number Rollover (WNRO). https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_Week_Number_Rollover_2019 https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/updates/ https://support.garmin.com/en-GB/?faq=zWQY6Z2kFiAuY9kDnDBgZ6
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    No experience of this particular model but I have used both Tom Tom and Garmin and find Tom Tom far easier to use, more intuitive, easier to tweak and to amend routes 'live' and simpler to set up using PC based route planners. Garmin will do it too but it's more temperamental and a bit more fiddly. If you haven't used Tom Tom then Garmin seems fine but I think Tom Tom just pips it for user friendliness. A tip for using PC mapping programs to create your own scenic routes... don't place too many waypoints, just one around each major junction. If you put too many in and for some reason miss one, it can be annoying to keep being asked to turn round. Also zoom in and make sure you put them on the correct side of dual carriageways and also if you 'reverse' a route in the planner software that uses any dual carriageways, again zoom in and move the waypoints to the opposite carriageway or it wants you to loop round and pick them up. I place ones at planned petrol stations and cafes so as to be reminded to stop occasionally!
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    Just checked the receipt. £104. Definitely a record.
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    All this talk of chain cleaning reminds me of why I want a shaftie. Took SWMBO to Aldis today - spent £95. Is this a record?
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