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    I'm very confused - which TomTom receiver is this?

    http://www.tomtom.com/lib/img/boxshots/GPSimage.jpg

    I've looked everywhere for the specs and can't find - even here.

    My main question is which chipset does it use? Is it the most up to date best option?
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    That is Tom Tom's own receiver
    http://tomtom.com/lib/download/m5_gp...rtechspecs.pdf

    Just released at end of June.
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    The TomTom uses the new technology, so it's up-to-date. There are others, however, that also offer the SiRF III chipset but have longer battery life. I use the GlobalStat BT-338, the i.Trek M3 is also good. I got mine bundled with the TomTom software at www.semsons.com. The only reason I didn't get the TomTom GPS was the battery life. Otherwise it is a solid hardware.
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    Thanks MarkY! So wierd that they don't include the full specs on the TomTom site. What is the difference in battery life?
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    TomTom states 10-hours of typical use for their GPS (http://www.tomtom.com/lib/download/m...rtechspecs.pdf) while some of the other devices mention 15-hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkY
    The TomTom uses the new technology, so it's up-to-date. There are others, however, that also offer the SiRF III chipset but have longer battery life. I use the GlobalStat BT-338, the i.Trek M3 is also good. I got mine bundled with the TomTom software at www.semsons.com. The only reason I didn't get the TomTom GPS was the battery life. Otherwise it is a solid hardware.
    i have the globalsat bt-338... very very good gps receiver!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkY
    The TomTom uses the new technology, so it's up-to-date. There are others, however, that also offer the SiRF III chipset but have longer battery life. I use the GlobalStat BT-338, the i.Trek M3 is also good. I got mine bundled with the TomTom software at www.semsons.com. The only reason I didn't get the TomTom GPS was the battery life. Otherwise it is a solid hardware.
    Mark-
    Which mount do you have? Can you have a case on the 650 while mounted?
    Thanks for your help!
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    Mine came with the free Arkon swivel vent mount from Semsons but that's really junk. I ended-up buying the Padded Adjustable Holder with Tilt Swivel Apple iPod Video 60GB mount from proclipusa.com. That is width adjustable, so it can be used with a case, plus it's very, very sturdy in the car. It's a bit expensive, but it works very well. The proclip mount specifically for the 650 cannot be used with a case but the padded iPod one works with or without a case. I also have an iPod and I wanted something that didn't lock me into a particular device.
    Last edited by MarkY; 12/28/2005 at 04:54 PM.

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