7'' Truck 'Chinese' Satnavs

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  1. manda3000gt

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    Which model/ Spec should I be looking for with these type of SatNavs ?
    I know they seem to be very popular with Funsters we have one ourselves bought a few years ago and has always been great but now looking for one for a friend (funster) but there seems to be hundreds to choose from on Fleabay with a multitude of specs and wide price range
     
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    Yours claims 2015 maps otherwise nothing in it.
    EDIT Yours has no bluetooth
     
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    Thanks Andy (y)
     
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    I am considering going down the cheap chinese route, my tomtom is f--ing useless and a rip off the cost to update it per year is beyond the total cost of a cheapo
     
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    I've waited long enough and bought the one in my link just now.
     
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    UK Pete they may be cheap to buy but they seem to lack nothing in specs and functions, Ours has been great
    I found the lane assist very good while driving on the motorways in France
     
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    It's awesome! Mine has lasted must be over 20 months and I don't suppose many fail but for this money I'm happy to buy another.
     
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    Just ordered the same one as you Andy (y) Sure my friend will be happy with it
     
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    Got one of those, think its Navibuzz? Pleased with it, route planning better than my TOM TOM and Garmin (which are both getting old now) just about to try to update maps, think I had better back up the map card first?
    Anyone know the format of the AV in socket, it's clearly 3.5mm but how many poles? and which is which, can't find any info in instructions, they only show connestion for wireless camera set up, wanting to fit my wired reverse camera to GPS and use existing reverse monitor for reverse view for driving
     
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    I bought one a few months back.....used it no more than 10 times and started freezing up on me....Tried resetting it but no joy...ended up tossing it in the bin and buying a new garmin with full European maps.......Never again...
     
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    I bought one and have had endless trouble. Would not take a charge, eventually using another lead I managed to get it going, then trying to set it up was a challenge. Kept telling me it needed updating. The maps were dated 2008 and it was a nightmare trying to update as the info provided was not accessible.
    Customer services were helpful but I finally decided to return for a full refund. I liked the screen size but had no confidence in the machine
     
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    oops I just bought one too if it gets me lost on way to Garda all above are responsible (y)
     
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    Had mine 3 years it's been brilliant everywhere, still got the Tom tom as back up but don't trust it for low bridges and long very narrow routes it took us in the month I used it. I plan to get same chinese sat nav as back up and for the screen mount I broke the day we left for France super glued it to top of map tray on dash n been fine so far.

    Not tried updating it yet in case I mess it up but apart from new roundabouts which it shows strait on anyway, its lead us everywhere with no probs.
     
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    Bought the navibuzz unit as recommended from other Funsters. This unit has been good so far compared to the previous cheap Chinese unit that I had to send back and get a refund on as it kept trying to take the wrong routes.
     
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    Have had two of these sat nav from China the only reason I brought the second one was because a mate brought one and the screen was much clearer in sunshine so the question is ,is the screen on the Navibuzz ones as good in sunshine as the garmins and tom tom as in every other way the Chinese ones are as good
    ch easier
     
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    Ours is great apart from keep telling us we are over the speed limit when we are not:rofl: they obviously drive slowly in China:giggler:
    Travelled all through Normandy without a problem in June
     
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