HGV Sat Nav

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  1. Lot lover

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    Just found this on the interweb at £34.99 inc P&P http://hgvnav.co.uk/products/

    Interestingly this has a facility for video paying and one of the languages is Spainish

    Surely this can't be a case of "Too true to be good" can it?
     
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    Oh yes it can. See This Thread. Many, if not all, of these units are now suspect because the truck specific files are missing making them useless for large vehicles.
     
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    Like this statement in their blurb.

    The perfect ” GPS + Entertainment ” make your life and work more splendid.
     
  4. Lot lover

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    Thank you - I was only poking around looking not seriously contemplating spending.

    My current sat nav is a 2 year old Garmin Nuvi bought for our car - this has happily sent me down farm tracks which abound in this area.

    I have seen reviews of Snooper which suggest that the product is or was considerably less than perfect (supported by friends of friends who are most unhappy) which means I have concerns about similar sat navs for biggies. At the mo I am wary about trying to convince SWMBO of the need to buy so I will probably wait a while and study this forum at greater length.
     
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    We like our Garmin 760 LMT-D. In case they are of some use I have some notes Here.
     
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    Get CoPilot, satnavs are positively stoneage compared to it and ridiculously expensive.
    We will never buy another satnav had CoPilot for 2 years now it's just so good. Does everything a satnav does plus loads more and its actually user friendly.
    We've tried em all over the years and most are pretty poor and as for Snooper we sent it back and got a refund it was rubbish.
     
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  7. Lot lover

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    Thank you for that, Graham, most helpful but as I wrote earlier it may be a while before I take the plunge.
     
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    Forestboy, not very cheap if I have to buy the device to run it.

    I think that I am the last person in the free world to have a phone that is just a phone (and a messaging device and a clock and a calendar and an alarm clock of course) :crying1:
     
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    You could always buy a secondhand tablet Hudls are cheap on ebay and run it off that plus load all your music on it as well. Still cheaper than most satnavs and a fraction of the price of the so called up market ones.
    Someone I know has just done this it makes a brilliant satnav, music centre and a nice big screen.
     
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    Which version of CoPilot have you got - Truck or Caravan?

    I already have the infamous Noztec TruckNav and it seems generally okay, certainly for the price. I tried the Garmin from Aldi but didn't think it was worth the money in comparison. But am always on the lookout for something better.
     
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    Would also be interested to hear comments on CoPilot caravan if anyone has used it. Advantage is price & loaded POI's but don't want to spend money on something that is no better than a car satnav.
     
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    I'm in the market for a new sat nav. Using an old TomTom at the minute.
    Like the idea of downloading an app simply because of cost.
    I've just had a look at Copilot and it uses Here mapping.
    I can download Here maps for free. Does anyone know if it's the same as Copilot ?
     
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    Not sure bought it 2 years ago around Xmas time they had a special offer on £25.00 for full European coverage. A friend had it in his van and it was so good compared to a standard gps for the price it was a no brainer. It has option for motorhome settings but not dimensions but the beauty of it is the ability to alter and plan your own routes its so user friendly and free updates.
    Started using it on motorbike trips as well now its even better than the Zumo 660 which is a £500 plus bike specific satnav which Ive always sworn by but CoPilot is just so much better.
     
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    Get the Hudl2 as its great for sat nav. I was dicking about with the free trial of this truck sat nav

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.aponia.bor3.truck&hl=en_GB

    It was doing all it said it should do just fine and at the time it was on offer at 35 quid so yeah, far better than any sat nav i have played with. Much prefer android over the sluggish windowsCE platform but each to there own.
     
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    Does the co-pilot have safety camera alerts
     
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    Also have a look at Sygic
     
  17. Lot lover

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    Have almost reached a decision thanks to you lot, expect to be taking the Copilot route. For me this has 2 wins

    1. Saves over £200 compared to Garmin 760
    2. Adds a new toy to mafemme's i thing - this type of spend always receives instant authorisation

    Just a bit more study to determine which version

    Thanks one and all
     
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    Lot Lover - let us know which CoPilot you go with please. Will be interested.
     
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    Not trying to influence anyone.. but we all have our ways of doing things.. and only say as I found..

    I tried a Samsung tablet with Co Pilot and didn't like it, also had a problem finding a strong enough screen mount to hold the tablet steady.. so gave up on it..

    I also tried it on a Galaxy S3 phone.. but I found the screen was too small and the phone overheated and shut down..

    I bought a cheap Chinese truck sat nav off eBay .. .. the screen was so poor it was difficult to see in daylight and the software was clunky, so sent it back for a full refund.

    My preference is a stand-alone Sat Nav, and just this week bought the Garmin Camper model from Aldi at £139.99 .. it communicates with the iPhone, which can then be used hands free.. it can also use your contacts list, . plus a few other features I'm still playing with.. I can say with confidence it's the best sat nav I've owned..

    It's also easy to load up with your favourite POIs .. Archies campings, Campercontact, Club sites and CLs, Autogas , etc

    provided they have a GPS chip.. most phones and tablets already have navigating capabilities and maps included.. try them out and use what you find best

    like all things in life.. there is 'no one size fits all'..
     
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    Have decided on Caravan model (as much as it pains to use that C word). Not allowed to fraternise with pros******s so no need for Truck version.

    Now I just need herself to do the techy download thing.
     
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