Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 advance tickets?
  2. 2 Trip Report "Paris? Again?" And an odd pickpocketing
  3. 3 Como Bus to Bellagio
  4. 4 Greek Islands (small)
  5. 5 Where to stay in September in the Swiss Alps
  6. 6 Which is the cheapest country (and gorgeous) in Europe?
  7. 7 Where to go...one month w/a one year old
  8. 8 Marseille vs. Genoa
  9. 9 Public Transportation in England
  10. 10 Short stay London with Aussie kids or not?
  11. 11 K-Day
  12. 12 tickets for the Tower's Ceremony of the Keys
  13. 13 What's the biggest mistake you made on a European trip?
  14. 14 Help required with Itinerary
  15. 15 Climbing Ben Nevis in June
  16. 16 Domestic Connection Times at Athens Airport?
  17. 17 Best place to park in Bath and Windsor
  18. 18 Spain in December
  19. 19 How early in the spring to visit London & England?
  20. 20 lurento sports car rental - anyone?
  21. 21 4 Days In Northern Italy advice
  22. 22 Recommendations for Wiesbaden
  23. 23 Opinion on sights in Florence
  24. 24 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz #163
  25. 25 Visiting London 05/02 - 05/20 (US dates)
View next 25 » Back to the top

European GPS test - comparison ... can you help?

Jump to last reply

Another thread asked about the best GPS for Europe - http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/best-gps-system.cfm I think the consensus is that TomTom beats Garmin but I'd like to run a short test to see by how much, if you have a TT and a few minutes to check something for me.

I have an aging Garmin Nuvi that we bought for a trip to France 8 years ago and I recently updated it for another trip to Provence. We've been to Europe many times in the ensuing years but I just realized we always used public transport. Now in Provence I need the Nuvi again for driving.

I've downloaded the latest maps for France (now the maps are so big I could only get one country in, while in 2006 I could load all of Europe + USA).

When I enter places we are planning on visiting most of them get picked up easily enough, but there were three that I had problems with. So I'm curious to see if a TomTom (or a newer Garmin) might pick these up.

Here are the problem addresses. Can you enter them and see if they are valid?

150 route de Maillane
13210 Saint-Rémy de Provence (this is a newish restaurant, opened in February but the building is probably old ... the Nuvi sees the street but suggests 103, 98, 96 etc so maybe it's too new or maybe 150 is just outside the 'city' that the Nuvi has mapped?)

800 Cours Fernande Peyre
84800 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France (another restaurant ... sees the street but offers 785, 762, 751 etc)

For both of these I can just mark the closest address and still find the building, so it's not a show-stopper. But the next one doesn't show anything.

Chemin departemental 27
13520 Les Baux de Provence, France (this is a famous resort in Les Baux ... I get nothing from this address.)

The names of the places are Maison Drouot restaurant, Le Vivier restaurant, and L'Oustau de Baumaniere in case you want to try entering the names or want to check the net to see if I copied the addresses correctly.

Anyway, looking forward to hearing back from others ... if the TT sees all these then I'll keep that in mind the next time we buy a GPS. Though this one has had its charming moments ... as we approached the town of Apt once the nice lady announced "Now approaching Apartment" ... and the town of Nice was pronounced to rhyme with 'mice' instead of 'niece' :)

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement