BUYING SATNAV - RECOMMENDATIONS

#1
Thinking of buying a Satnav.

May want to use it on foot as as well as in the car.

Budget about 150.00

Any suggestions/recommendations?


Thanks
 
#3
Try this badger: Garmin Nuvi 250W

Widescreen. Piece of piss to use.

Maps of Europe, which is handy when in Bratty land.

Has never let me down.

I have found off the beaten track locations from the Highlands of Scotland to central Germany.

Good bit of kit, and a good price.

Especially handy if you are a directional mong like me!!


Cheers N_W.
 
#4
#5
Recently bought 'Management' a Navman S90i. Shopped around for it and paid 170.

Got me through central London several times and gave me a new route from Newcastle to SPTA - more importantly it is simple enough for 'Management' to use.
 
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#7
I got a Garmin Nuvi aswell (can't remember which model cost around £250).....Can't fault it as it works a treat and even has bluetooth for my mobile....
 
#8
I bought a tomtom one europe just before coming out to ze fatherland last year. Cost about £120 (I think) and has been worth its weight in yellow metal. Dead easy to use and accurate, with any satnav just use a bit of common though, they will occasionally send you the wrong way down a one way street or something!
 
#9
Everyone, Having just bought my Garmin Nuvi 250W I did quite a bit of investigation into this. Apparantly Garmin ensure that before the maps are used in their machines all the roads are driven on where as Tom-Tom just use the ordanance survey maps as their reference. This means that Tom-Tom will sometimes attempt to send you the wrong way down one way streets etc. All in all there is very little difference between the two. They are both great products and I personally couldn't live without it. My recomendations would be the Tom-Tom one europe or the Garmin Nuvi 250W.
 

ugly

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#10
Have a look at this one :wink:
 
#11
Navigon 2110 max. Full europe coverage, speed cameras, traffic info and £20 for 3 years worth of map updates
 
#13
I've got the Garmin Nuvi 310 Deluxe, can't fault it, ace bit of kit.

Full UK & Europe maps which are update-able for free.
30 days of update-able traffic camera locations (but the locations still work when this expires.)
Very user friendly - with clear directions.
Blue tooth connectivity for hand free mobile phone.
100s of points of interest built in.
Customizable to what your driving - car, bike, wagon, or even on foot.

<edit to add>
Also comes with free traffic management, when plugged in 'it' listens to the radios traffic and travel announcements, and if there's a problem on your route, it re-routes you around it automatically.
 
#14
If you're going to be using it for cross country walking, check out the "Garmin Map" range of hand helds. You can load OS maps onto them.
As already stated, the Garmin Nui series are very good for road use.
 
#15
Tom Tom Europe has been brilliant for the past year - stopped me getting lost in the arrse end of wherever..!
And cost about £120 from Halfords. Definitely worth getting the sort that receives live traffic updates
 
#16
Many thanks to all for the, remarkably sensible suggestions.

See, you can all behave when you try.

:wink:
 

ugly

LE
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#17
Not me!
 
#18
My Tom Tom 6 is good bit of kit. However, I have had big problems updating the safety camera d/b. Downloads OK but does not install to the unit. TT have given up.
 
#19
matt86 said:
northern_warrior said:
Try this badger: Garmin Nuvi 250W

Widescreen. Piece of piss to use.

Maps of Europe, which is handy when in Bratty land.

Has never let me down.

I have found off the beaten track locations from the Highlands of Scotland to central Germany.

Good bit of kit, and a good price.

Especially handy if you are a directional mong like me!!


Cheers N_W.
Seconded. The other half bought me one a few months back and has been brilliant so far!
bought my garmin street pilot bout 3 years ago..
o/k so it is old now but it is still just as good..

SALES TEAM AT THEIR SOUTHAMPTON HQ ARE BRILLIANT FOR ADVICE AS WELL..
 

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