The digital version does not have this problem and therefore if you're going to spend the majority of your time in the countryside, I would highly recommend that you spend the extra and buy the digital version.
The Tom Tom Vs Garmin sat nav conversation still remains the same.
Garmin has free lifetime updates on maps and traffic and whilst the market has moved on, even if you bought this model today, you would still get a good few years life before the updates became too much for the unit to handle.
is firmly the best sat nav across the market today.
During our test's of the new range, when driving in the city there is very little difference between the two models, however the key difference comes when you start driving in the countryside.
The key problem with a satnav that is powered by satelittes is that the unit needs to be in contact with satelites and often in the countryside, mountains ranges or dense forages block the signals and you loose connection.
Brand Named Satellite Navigators typically cost more, however they have been tried and tested over the years.