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Sat nav recommendations

Post by Captain Jack » Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:22 pm

Hi,

My mother wants a new Sat Nav* for her frequent* travels. Can someone recommend a decent, recent (preferably new but will take an older one) navigator that is mom-proof? Easy to use, she doesn't need any fancy mobile connectivity/Yellowtooth malarkey but I guess traffic updates would be a bonus.

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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by Welly » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:55 pm

Captain Jack wrote:mom-proof? Easy to use
No.

Next question? :cheesy:

Hey if you want complex I dare you to try to input an address or postcode into a Citroen C4's shat-nav holy f*ck is it complicated :shock:
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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by Captain Jack » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:01 pm

Is it an RT4 system? Probably the same as in my 407 - no touchscreen, no full post-code capability... and likes to send you through town centres and country lanes because it deems those routes "faster".
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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by Welly » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:38 pm

I don't know but it sounds familiar, inputting postcodes is like a guessing game where you eliminate all other possibilities until you get to yours. It's been the source of some quite interesting discussions* in the car.

When I aimed the car at that Portsmouth I told the twat to take us the 'shortest' route. Using the Newbury bypass it began taking us off there and through the (bypassed) towns :? it took ages to figure out it was only doing what I'd told it too. Her_Indoors kept seeing the same mini-bus on the bypass; I must've over-taken it 4 times :lol:

Worst case was when travelling through Woburn Safari Park; the satnav proudly exclaimed "Bear Left" and when I looked there was just a Lion asleep.

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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:35 pm

The postcode thing works* really well* in Croatia, where postcodes cover whole areas of the country. Input postcode: f*ck me, there's hundreds. Ok, put the road in: there are 10 and none of them have the right postcode :roll: What's that saying? Rubbish in : rubbish out.

When we went to the UK a few years back my bro sent me his Tomtom which really impressed me, I'm a bit of a Luddite when it comes to tech these days but it was a piece of piss to work, here to there, no muss no fuss. When I bought my own I went for a Garmin as they're the only big sat nav co in Croatia and I didn't want warrenty issues or anything. We call it the Random Direction Generator. I don't have anything enabled on it but it just sends us on the occasional detour¸for no readily apparent reason. When we took Charlie to the vet's in Zagreb last week I programmed the address into it (or as close as I could) and it got us to Zagreb ok (I could've done that myself) but then tried to send us in a completely different direction. Nothing to do with shortest route or anything, just wrong. If we hadn't had a fairly good idea where we were going I dread to think where we would've ended up.
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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by OllieNZ » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:50 pm

I've always liked the garmin sat navs and apparently garmin is good enough for aircraft......Image
It's worth checking whether it comes with lifetime map updates regardless of what you choose.

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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by steve_earwig » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:02 pm

OllieNZ wrote:apparently garmin is good enough for aircraft.
:shock: :shock:

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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by Welly » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:39 am

"This is your Captain speaking"

I'm just......putting.....the.....address....into the...err......hold on.....er....yes that's it......oh hang on.....wait......
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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by Doggy » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:47 pm

Thing's useless - it keeps telling me to "Pull Up" and there's obviously nowhere to park. :roll:
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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by trem1 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:33 pm

I'm on my third TomTom, this one is the start 25 with lifetime map updates. Does what i need it to and is easy enough to work.


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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by Captain Jack » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:36 pm

What happened to the other two?
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2013 - ????: 2007 Peugeot 407 2.2 HDI 170bhp Executive Saloon (mapped to 213bhp :twisted:)

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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by trem1 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:53 pm

First one was about 6 or seven years old(could have been older) when I replaced it......and I dropped the second one and broke the screen
It still switches on but the touchscreen doesn't function properly. I use it everyday at work from 7am till about 5pm. I let it follow me around warning me of speed cameras etc.
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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by Doggy » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:13 am

I've got a 2012 vintage TomTom Start 60, (6" screen aka FatNav), with this summer's Western Europe map update.
It's pretty good and really easy to use, (& see without reading glasses).
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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by binnzy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:39 pm

I have a mobile phone with a 5 1/2 inch screen and google maps works fine
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Re: Sat nav recommendations

Post by trufflehunt » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:19 pm

A few years ago, being quite skint, I earned some money from buying and selling sat-navs.

Lots of different makes and systems.

I found the most straightforward to use were the Garmins.
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