TomTom VIA 1605TM vs Garmin nuvi 50LM

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A comparison chart between TomTom VIA 1605TM and Garmin nuvi 50LM key features

Automotive GPS
TomTom VIA 1605TM Garmin nuvi 50LM
Models VIA 1605TM
TomTom VIA 1605TM
nuvi 50LM
Garmin nuvi 50LM
Click on the link to view the latest price from Amazon.comTomTom VIA 1605TM 6-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & MapsGarmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US)
Key Features
Unit Dimension6.2" (W) x 4.2" (H) x 1.4" (D) 5.5"W x 3.4"H x .7"D (14.0 x 8.6 x 1.8 cm)
Screen Size (Diagnol)6.0-inch (15.4 cm) 5-inch
Display resolution, WxHWVGA (800 x 480 pixels) 480 x 272 pixels
Unit Weight9.5 oz6.3 ounces (177.2 g)
Data Card SlotYes. Micro SD Yes. microSD card (not included)
Preloaded MapsYes. US,Canada & MexicoYes. Available in 2 versions US only(49 states) or US & Canada
Battery LifeUp to 2 hours autonomous operation up to 2 hours
Speaks street namesYesYes
Lane Guidance/AssistYes, with Advanced Lane GuidanceYes, with junction view
Voice CommandNoNo
Lifetime Map UpdatesYes1 Yes2
Lifetime TrafficYes3 No
Full Specs and Features
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Amazon Customer Reviews
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Demo Video
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Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link TomTom VIA 1605TM 6-Inch GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic & MapsClick on this link Garmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator(US). Another version is Garmin nüvi 50LM 5-inch Portable GPS Navigator (US and Canada)

1You receive up to four non-transferable map data updates per year until the product’s useful life expires or TomTom no longer receives map updates from its suppliers, whichever is shorter. (*description from TomTom)

2Free Lifetime Map Updates entitle you to receive up to 4 map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on the Garmin website, for this specific Garmin product only until this product’s useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter.(*description from Garmin)

3Traffic Updates automatically sends real-time updates to your TomTom, so you can steer clear of traffic delays and take the fastest route possible to your destination. Lifetime Traffic updates are available in the US and Canada only.

*Info on 1 2 and 3 are taken from TomTom and Garmin official web sites.

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