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Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

I just ordered my Overland and like most I canít wait to get it. I did have a question for existing owners about the 730 Nav systems display. If you forget about all of the functions between the two systems, is the 730s Map display as good as the 430? From the pics Iíve seen it looks a bit dated, but I could be wrong. The 430 seems to be a bit more "aesthetically" pleasing. I know these systems have been discussed extensively, but I wanted some additional perspective on this...

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Old 01-24-2012, 08:02 PM
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Re: Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

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I just ordered my Overland and like most I canít wait to get it. I did have a question for existing owners about the 730 Nav systems display. If you forget about all of the functions between the two systems, is the 730s Map display as good as the 430? From the pics Iíve seen it looks a bit dated, but I could be wrong. The 430 seems to be a bit more "aesthetically" pleasing. I know these systems have been discussed extensively, but I wanted some additional perspective on this...

I hope this makes sense as I tend to ramble
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Re: Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

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I just ordered my Overland and like most I canít wait to get it. I did have a question for existing owners about the 730 Nav systems display. If you forget about all of the functions between the two systems, is the 730s Map display as good as the 430? From the pics Iíve seen it looks a bit dated, but I could be wrong. The 430 seems to be a bit more "aesthetically" pleasing. I know these systems have been discussed extensively, but I wanted some additional perspective on this...

I hope this makes sense as I tend to ramble
i sort of thought the same thing too. the 730 does look a little dated but it's the only option on the overland and i actually do like the voice recognition, which the 430 doesn't have. there seem to be two different interfaces on the 430, a really nice looking one and a darker, slightly more dated one. not sure what is up with that - no one really seems to know.
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Re: Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

Thanks for the response Rusty. I'm just hoping as time goes by they have updates to the interface in addition to map updates. Not sure if that will happen
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Re: Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

I've had both the 430 and the now the 730.. I'm used to the 430 because I've always had garmin products.. However, I'm getting used to the 730 and I'm liking it more and more.
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Re: Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

The Map display is subjective. They both have about the same resolution but the presentation is different, personally I like the Garmin better, but it is certainly not a deal breaker. You can get used to either display. The biggest criticism of the Garmin system, from those that don’t depend on the Nav for good directions or appreciate good HMI, is that is looks cartoonish. Some of the presentations have changed to remove the colors in an attempt to improve.

The more significant differences are in other features. Although the latest 730N update has made some improvements, the 430N Garmin based navigation still provides superior directions, routes and travel information (e.g. the posted speed limit). The Google maps app on my iPad provides better routing than the 730N. The 730N is not bad, dead reckoning is nice, but for the price premium, the expectations are pretty high.
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The Map display is subjective. They both have about the same resolution but the presentation is different, personally I like the Garmin better, but it is certainly not a deal breaker. You can get used to either display. The biggest criticism of the Garmin system, from those that donít depend on the Nav for good directions or appreciate good HMI, is that is looks cartoonish. Some of the presentations have changed to remove the colors in an attempt to improve.

The more significant differences are in other features. Although the latest 730N update has made some improvements, the 430N Garmin based navigation still provides superior directions, routes and travel information (e.g. the posted speed limit). The Google maps app on my iPad provides better routing than the 730N. The 730N is not bad, dead reckoning is nice, but for the price premium, the expectations are pretty high.
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The more significant differences are in other features. Although the latest 730N update has made some improvements, the 430N Garmin based navigation still provides superior directions, routes and travel information (e.g. the posted speed limit). The Google maps app on my iPad provides better routing than the 730N. The 730N is not bad, dead reckoning is nice, but for the price premium, the expectations are pretty high.
Noob question, so please cut me some slack.

I agree Google maps has the best nav package. Is there a way to display Google Maps for nav rather than the Garmin? I am getting a Summit but would certainly prefer Google Maps to Garmin. I know I can always just use my cell phone but was hoping for a work-around. Thanks.
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Re: Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

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Noob question, so please cut me some slack.

I agree Google maps has the best nav package. Is there a way to display Google Maps for nav rather than the Garmin? I am getting a Summit but would certainly prefer Google Maps to Garmin. I know I can always just use my cell phone but was hoping for a work-around. Thanks.
Short answer, no. Long answer, noooooooo.

Unfortunately you are stuck with the visuals that come with your particular navigation unit, either the 430N (RHB) or the 730N (RER or RHR).

Having previously used the RER and now using the RHB, my preference is for the RER. I haven't got used to the more "cartoonish" graphics of the RHB, but I know there are people who feel the exact opposite. It's definitely a matter of personal preference. Beyond the graphics though I think the RER/RHR units offer more functionality and seems to have an easier interface. But YMMV.
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Thanks, Eric. Appreciate the information.
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Re: Navigation Map Display Quality 730/430

Thanks for your input everyone. I guess anything beats the display I have now...since it does not exist.
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