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Nov 9, 2012
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Looking for a new one that allows you to input coordinates but when you read through the details and specification of a lot of Garmin and TomTom Sat Navs nothing is mentioned about this.
I was told that TomTom stopped putting this facility on their cheaper levels because nobody used them.
I am not after a Camper Sat Nav at £250+ so can anybody recommend a reasonably priced range Sat Nav that does allow coordinate input.

Thanks John
 

Wildman

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get in the shop and have a play, insist you need them let the salesmen earn their wages for a change.
 
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Nov 9, 2012
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Sorry for the delay in thanking you all but have been a bit under the weather with a bug. I have taken onboard all your comments so I will now have another look.

Thank you John
 
Feb 16, 2013
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Get yourself a nokia phone the maps thing on there is as good as any satnav, and standalone , doesn't use any credit and it takes coordinates
 
Oct 15, 2012
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The cheap Chinese Sat Nav that a lots of us bought earlier in the year for about £60.00 lets you put in coordinates was well as the size of your van, didn't let in down on during our month long trip to France. x:-)
 

pappajohn

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TomTom did stop this function on newer navs but by popular demand (read as utter outrage) they re-instated it at the last major update.

Only some models were affected.....Go 50/500/5000 were.
 

spitfire

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The cheap Chinese Sat Nav that a lots of us bought earlier in the year for about £60.00 lets you put in coordinates was well as the size of your van, didn't let in down on during our month long trip to France. x:-)

Agree . Beats our Garmin hands down for the van ! Have run the two in tandem and the Chinese never put a foot wrong . Garmin chose small roads , takes too long to recalculate and is forever asking you to u turn if you don't take the road it wants . The Chinese quickly gives you the next alternative turning !

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spitfire

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Agree . Beats our Garmin hands down for the van ! Have run the two in tandem and the Chinese never put a foot wrong . Garmin chose small roads , takes too long to recalculate and is forever asking you to u turn if you don't take the road it wants . The Chinese quickly gives you the next alternative turning !

And does do co ordinates in both forms !!
 
Sep 25, 2009
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Agree . Beats our Garmin hands down for the van ! Have run the two in tandem and the Chinese never put a foot wrong . Garmin chose small roads , takes too long to recalculate and is forever asking you to u turn if you don't take the road it wants . The Chinese quickly gives you the next alternative turning !
What makes of Chinese are they.I will be looking for one in near future.I have a Tom Tom go 700' IT still works great but maps are years out of date.
 

spitfire

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We bought ours from EBay . There are lots to chose from but I think it uses Igo software but I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong. I think the seller was Navibuzz ?
 

mikebeaches

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We've got 2 TomToms, and the older cheaper one - a 'Start' something - won't take co-ordinates. The slightly newer and more expensive one does. They both have out-of-date maps now, but still work. It appears most new TomTom's and Garmin sat-navs have free life-time map updates, but TomTom wants about £50 or £60 to update each of our existing ones - not really worth the cost - might as well buy a new one.

Mike
 
Jan 8, 2014
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We bought ours from EBay . There are lots to chose from but I think it uses Igo software but I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong. I think the seller was Navibuzz ?
Yeah mine was navibuzz , it has been great in the uk, France and Germany, we will be using it in Spain in the new year. We do have a old car Tom Tom in the motorhome if we get a failure.

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Nov 5, 2011
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I use a Snooper 8500 caravan & motorhome that is very expensive-does DAB radio, tv etc & seemed a good idea at the time!

Anyway I was trying to plan our house-buying journey to France in 2015 using Le Parc Verger in Limousin (Funster owned but up for sale) as our base. Snooper told me the co-ordinates were wrong-grrr.

So I tried the TomTom app for my smartphone (UK & Western Europe), that cost me about £45 ages ago with free updates. It worked perfectly for Le parc Verger & I was able to avoid toll roads & see the route easily. So maybe a cheap option if you've a smartphone or tablet?
 
Sep 23, 2013
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I use a Snooper 8500 caravan & motorhome that is very expensive-does DAB radio, tv etc & seemed a good idea at the time!

Anyway I was trying to plan our house-buying journey to France in 2015 using Le Parc Verger in Limousin (Funster owned but up for sale) as our base. Snooper told me the co-ordinates were wrong-grrr.
Snooper had a problem recently on the 8500 with their navigation in France . The latest update fixes it.

Not sure that you have the same problem, but it would be worth checking you have the latest version anyway.
 
Mar 17, 2013
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Tomtom Go allows sat nav coordinates to be entered and use the facility all the time in France for finding ASCI sites - excellent!

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Feb 8, 2014
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TomTom's fine with co-ords, use them all the time in conjunction with Google Earth.
 

longdog

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Quick question about the Chinese SatNavs, I have been thinking about getting one of these and I am wondering what maps they use, ie TomTom, Navman or whatever.
 

SUGGY

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lunarman

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Quick question about the Chinese SatNavs, I have been thinking about getting one of these and I am wondering what maps they use, ie TomTom, Navman or whatever.
They use Navteq maps with Igo Primo navigation software as used in many systems.
 

denisejoe

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I am not allowed to enter GPS as I have slight number dyslexia.and took us to a very remote place in france can input but swmbo checks it:xgrin:

joe
 

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