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TomTom Start 50M 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates EXPIRED

powerfuldoppler 42,183 January 26, 2013 at 08:07 AM in Tech & Electronics (3) More Walmart Deals
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Promoted 02-03-2013 at 05:08 AM View Original Post
Walmart.com has TomTom Start 50M 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates for $59.98 with free in-store pick up. Thanks powerfuldoppler

Price Research: Our research indicates that this TomTom Start 50M 5" GPS with Lifetime Map Updates is $30 lower (33% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $90. - brisar

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Walmart has the TomTom START 50M 5" Vehicle GPS with Free Lifetime Map for $60. Free site to store or $1.97 to home.

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#61
I fully agree with many within this deal and others talking about how people complain about cancelled orders. Many SD'ers whine like little babies when they don't get an item that was obviously a price mistake. If you get the item, smile. If not, move on, there's nothing to complain about as sh*t happens.
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#62
I think we should get back to the deal at hand and not turn this into a discussion about prior deals that didn't go through and the usual whining it brings with it.
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#63
I had a Nokia GPS (WinCE based) with the "GenIV Menu System" installed and loved it till it got stolen..
http://www.geniv.com/download/HACKEDGPS.htm

Then I got a Garmen 1340LMT. and it sucked in terms of the routing.. (seems to love taking me Locally in the NJ turnpike and I95 area where the highway is right there) and it gave me some retarded route somtimes.

While I think the prices of this unit is good.

I have an alternative. you can use an older or existing smart phone and get one of these apps (Tomtom for android or IOS)

The Garmin 1340 pissed me off on my trip from Staten Island to Edge Water NJ. that was the last draw I sold it and got TomTom app for Android.
(based on a good experience when I borrowed a older 2007/8 tomtom from my F.I.L a few months ago. it was old tech but it routed really well and that is all that matters)

OFFLINE NAVIGATION APP FOR ANDROID: (or IOS)
- Tomtom app for Android is $49.99 and include CANADA maps
$37.99 for USA only. so it's cheaper you can use the saving for a car suction mount and a car usb power adapter.
- You are not stuck to a single navigation platform. I have multiple GPS software installed on my smartphone IGO PRIMO, NAVIGON, SYGIC, TOMTOM. No single gps platform gives the best map/feature/options. Now if you have 4 you have alot of choices. Very flexible
- you can sorta do a "car DVR" and car camera with the smartphone since it is already mounted and have a camera.
I have the phone on with a quick link to the camera when I see some strange/nice car or some idiot or hot chick while I drive around I snap a picture. use the camera with Navigons "reality view" it is pretty cool.
- Double duty as a mp3/video player. I can play music on the phone and Tomtom (even though it's in the background) it will mute my media sound and say directions and then unmute my media sound
- I don't do it but I can see it as being useful for wardriving with the "wifi analizer pro"

Since I sold that POS Garmen and switched to the andriod/smartphone GPS platform. I couldn't be happier.


I have a HTC Evo 3D that I don't use since I upgraded to a Note 2. The Evo worked perfectly.

You can probably use some OLD TECH SMARTPHONE like those old Gingerbread 2.3 single core 800mz that cost like under $50 bux off deal site or criagslist. (Virgin Mobile LG Slider for $20 deal from last time). for the navigation apps. as I don't think the apps used much cpu and ram resources.

I'm the smuck that did the GenIV Menu System. and the hardware used a 300mhz-400mhz SINGLE core CPU with 48-64megs ram that runs Crappy WindowCE. and TOMTOM, IGO, NAVIGON, GARMIN, runs well on it.
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#64
in for 2

my TOMTOM ONE just died on Saturday so i need one, plus i got one for my brother

for $60 each, why not. the traffic updates accuracy is all regional anyways. in the philadelphia area the traffic updates are pretty much useless.

in all honesty, the maps updates is pretty much useless as well unless you happen to live in an area with all new roads and highways (unlikely for most Americans in in this last decade). my TOMTOM ONE from 2005 has only ran into an issue once with regards to highway and i travel all over the country for work. the TOMTOM said the highway was straight, but the highway curved around b/c they put a on-ramp in the middle for an adjacent highway to dump into the highway i was on but in the opposite direction. no big deal. as long as i kept following the highway (which i didn't even have a choice since there were no exits). yeah it's nice to have current POI, but i use my phone for getting accurate data.
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#65
Quote from Kumicho View Post :
Hope that TomTom has improved their map/directions since I last used it ~3+ years ago. Traveling from NJ to Long Island TomTom would try to route me *through midtown Manhattan*. Something like "Lincoln Tunnel, across Manhattan, down a few blocks, and through the Queens Midtown tunnel to the LIE". It was utterly ridiculous, and Google Maps knew better than to do that, but for some reason my TomTom had no concept of "horrible NYC traffic".

Now I just use Android's Nav.
That is how you get to Long Island from NJ Confused
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#66
Quote from geniv View Post :
i had a nokia gps (wince based) with the "geniv menu system" installed and loved it till it got stolen..
http://www.geniv.com/download/hackedgps.htm

then i got a garmen 1340lmt. and it sucked in terms of the routing.. (seems to love taking me locally in the nj turnpike and i95 area where the highway is right there) and it gave me some retarded route somtimes.

While i think the prices of this unit is good.

I have an alternative. you can use an older or existing smart phone and get one of these apps (tomtom for android or ios)

the garmin 1340 pissed me off on my trip from staten island to edge water nj. That was the last draw i sold it and got tomtom app for android.
(based on a good experience when i borrowed a older 2007/8 tomtom from my f.i.l a few months ago. It was old tech but it routed really well and that is all that matters)

offline navigation app for android: (or ios)
- tomtom app for android is $49.99 and include canada maps
$37.99 for usa only. So it's cheaper you can use the saving for a car suction mount and a car usb power adapter.
- you are not stuck to a single navigation platform. I have multiple gps software installed on my smartphone igo primo, navigon, sygic, tomtom. No single gps platform gives the best map/feature/options. Now if you have 4 you have alot of choices. Very flexible
- you can sorta do a "car dvr" and car camera with the smartphone since it is already mounted and have a camera.
I have the phone on with a quick link to the camera when i see some strange/nice car or some idiot or hot chick while i drive around i snap a picture. Use the camera with navigons "reality view" it is pretty cool.
- double duty as a mp3/video player. i can play music on the phone and tomtom (even though it's in the background) it will mute my media sound and say directions and then unmute my media sound
- i don't do it but i can see it as being useful for wardriving with the "wifi analizer pro"

since i sold that pos garmen and switched to the andriod/smartphone gps platform. i couldn't be happier.


i have a htc evo 3d that i don't use since i upgraded to a note 2. The evo worked perfectly.

You can probably use some old tech smartphone like those old gingerbread 2.3 single core 800mz that cost like under $50 bux off deal site or criagslist. (virgin mobile lg slider for $20 deal from last time). For the navigation apps. As i don't think the apps used much cpu and ram resources.

I'm the smuck that did the geniv menu system. And the hardware used a 300mhz-400mhz single core cpu with 48-64megs ram that runs crappy windowce. And tomtom, igo, navigon, garmin, runs well on it.
this!
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#67
Quote from Kumicho View Post :
Hope that TomTom has improved their map/directions since I last used it ~3+ years ago. Traveling from NJ to Long Island TomTom would try to route me *through midtown Manhattan*. Something like "Lincoln Tunnel, across Manhattan, down a few blocks, and through the Queens Midtown tunnel to the LIE". It was utterly ridiculous, and Google Maps knew better than to do that, but for some reason my TomTom had no concept of "horrible NYC traffic".

Now I just use Android's Nav.
Are you 100% positive that you had the gps set on fastest time and not shortest distance? I know I had this problem with my girlfriends tomtom.
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#68
Friends don't let friends buy Tomtom. I veered away from Garmin twice. Once with a top of the line Magellan, and once with a few Tomtom's on a great (what I thought) BF deal. They just don't compare to Garmin. The entry level 40LM and 50LM's are outstanding GPS units - well worth the extra $$ over this IMO. YMMV.
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#69
as the tradition is — repped

in for one
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#70
Thanks op
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#71
Anyone know how slow or fast this unit is to calculate the route? I have a TT one that is fast but maps are out if date (btw the TT one does have "avoid highways, calculate alternative route, etc)

I bought a TT 550xxl LM a few years ago, totally sucks! Takes minutes to calculate a route. Miss a turn and it takes another minute to recalculate. By then you're past the turn you should have taken and it is recalculating again. Mount keeps falling off too.

It was horrendous using it in Anaheim.
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#72
Quote from iVTECdailyy View Post :
That is how you get to Long Island from NJ Confused
GW Bridge to Cross Bronx to Throggs Neck / Whitestone to Cross County to LIE. Avoid Manhattan like the plague, and especially cross-streets.

Granted when the Cross Bronx is a parking lot you're screwed either way (say, after a Giant's game)....


Quote from GivesYouWings View Post :
Are you 100% positive that you had the gps set on fastest time and not shortest distance? I know I had this problem with my girlfriends tomtom.
Yep. Shortest distance would throw up WEIRD directions, because it was "this side road, then that side road, then this other side road" for ~500+ miles of a road trip.

Granted, my TomTom only lasted ~2 years anyway, and replaced it with a $70 Best Buy job. Worked fine, and still have it as a backup to our phones.
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#73
does it have US and Canada maps or just US.
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#74
I am was heading to Nashua Airport and i guess they don't see snow that much because i saw all kinds of trucks in ditches and spinning out on the highway. I took my TomTom that is old and it came up and said "alternative route 15 minutes faster", I chose that because people were driving like Miss Daisy at 40MPH in the left lane.
It also told me that traffic was adding 50 minutes to my route. Anyway, I got to the airport on time and went around all the traffic so i would buy a model with the free traffic updates. I am on my 3rd TomTom only because i like to update my electronics, though will be awhile since mine has free map updates too. So i would pay the extra and get the traffic option unless the new ones have it built in but i didn't see that.
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#75
Thanks - in for one. I like having a separate GPS from my phone and have bought Tom Toms for everyone in my family except ME. Somehow never got one for myself. Aside from the pain of downloading new maps (which really aren't that critical) - we've had great experience with the TomTom brand.
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