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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    just found this SATNAV at maplins..........spec looks good and only £200

    just what you need in your bus. :thumb:

    john
     
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    Seems useful Pappajohn but does it work anywhere apart from the UK. I find the French are quite bad at signposting low bridges until you actually meet them
     
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    Theres a thread currently running on the dark side about this john. Apparently its now on special offer from maplins at £149 but its had software glitch that may or may not have been resolved by now. Also another point brought up on there was that theres a european update due anytime which might be why they are offering it cheap at the mo. Reading the bumff about it its aimed at commercials and larger RV type vehicles and will work out routes specially to cater for them missing low bridges and narrow roads etc.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    I thought i read it as £149 but when i opened the page it was £199.

    some one queried the glitch and a patch is available now.

    though it worth a mention
     
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    I was interested in the Pronav until I found out that there is no way (as yet) to add your own PoI sets.

    Subsequently I've seen some disappointing reviews - see thread on Pocket GPS World Forum.

    Pity, it seems it's a good idea but still needs a few things ironing out.

    Graham
     
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    ProNav SatNav

    Taken straight from the ProNav web site.......

    Coming Soon

    ProNav European Upgrade

    An ideal upgrade to your ProNav UK version providing you the security when your driving abroad. Comes with physical, hazmat and legal restriction covering France and Germany, as well as POI's including fuel and truck stops.

    Available from July 2008

    I am still trying to find out how much this upgrade will affect HGV programming in the UK


    Another subject Mo and I are very, very interested in......


    Blue Badge Navigator

    Are you a Blue Badge Holder?

    Well we have developed a navigation system specially for you to help you find Blue Badge bays, disabled car parks and a whole host of other points of interest who cater for people with disabilities.

    With Mo in a wheelchair, this could be an absolute Godsend to us. we are watching this site like hawks.......

    Available from July 2008
     
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    The £149 at Maplins refers to their "B" grade models, and I too think a new European version could be on the way hence selling out at cheaper price.

    David
     
  9. Thepips

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    Isn't 'B' grade a euphemism for returned goods?:Rofl1:
     
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    I bought a secondhand TomTom 700 satnav off eBay for £90 complete with full Europe mapping as well as current UK. When brand new these were selling at £300.

    Personally i think you are better off buying a used 'top of the range' satnav than buying a new one with limited spec.
     
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    Yep, we recently bought a second-hand Volvo estate - we waited until a couple of days before the new Reg Numbers came in and the company were bursting at the seams with second-hand cars. We got a superb V70 (Ex-Forces import - three years old, 40K on the clock) at less than half the price and more extras than you can shake a stick at :thumb:
     
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    Having read of returns on the GPS forum I got the impression that's what they were in this case :BigGrin:

    Graham
     
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