To lessen the stress of navigating Boston via directions printed from Google Maps or, less safe, Google Maps on my Black Berry®, I decided it was time to modernize my 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and add a GPS.
After consulting with friends and reading reviews on Amazon I decided on the Tom Tom XL 340TM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Lifetime Traffic & Maps Edition).
I am not yet convinced the traffic information is either highly accurate or useful.
Do I need an electronic box on my dashboard telling me I am stuck on Interstate 93 southbound when I spy a sea of cars with illuminated brake lights in front of me?
I have lived in the Boston metropolitan area for over 10 years and have acquired a minimal ability to reliably transport myself to and from only my most often visited destinations.
I can get from my apartment to my favorite pub and the grocery store; however, add in a third stop and my navigational ability disintegrates.
I hate when update services run out; consequently, I opted for the lifetime traffic and maps edition.
This should ensure as long as I own this GPS I will have current maps.