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  1. Fairy Godfather

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    Can anyone suggest a reliable, simple, value for money Sat Nav please? :Blush:
     
  2. wivvy's dad

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    Do you have a smartphone?

    If so, navfree

    Or CoPilot for norra lorra dosh.

    Had the others, and now I wouldn't pi$$ on 'em if they were on fire
     
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  3. Bowman

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    We bought one new from ebay coming from Hong Kong, for trucks we have an RV you put in height, width axles ect and it only allows roads large enough for you. £54 free postage. Thought we would get an empty box but worth the risk against UK prices. Very surpriced 10 days later when it arrived fantastic, used in Europe this summer never got lost once all roads included very up to date maps, easy to use and in English:ROFLMAO:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Truck-G...0?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item256b9b26ee
     
  4. ukbill

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    looks good but not sure about the speed cam part in France this is illegal
     
  5. Bowman

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    You only have to disable the speed camera warnings whilst in France.
     
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    Doesn't it show how people are being ripped off by the big names.

    It runs Windows CE, I wonder what else it can do ?
     
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    We've had for 5 months now and very happy far better detail than our Garmin, whilst driving best bit is yellow triangle pops up with beep if road ahead narrows or approaching tight corners or anything longer vehicles need to worry about (traffic lights around blind bends). Also does drivers hours so when we stop for a cup of tea after 15 mins as voice pipes up with rest period over!
     
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    ive had several and althougfh the dearest tom tom is best ive just bought atom tom go with europe on it for under a hundred pounds and it even tells me which lane to be in at major intchanges
     
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  9. ukbill

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    sent off for 1 today at those prices you can't go wrong will report back on it after i have been lost a few times :ROFLMAO:
     
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  10. ukbill

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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-Truck-GP...item256b9b26ee
    arrived today and on 1st reflection looks great nice large screen and looks easy to use also has blue tooth and can take ebooks and for less than 60quid took just 5 days to arrive but i will need to mess with it some to find all the functions
     
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    Looks like a good purchase. Trouble is, they don't like over 60 degrees C :ROFLMAO:
     
  12. ukbill

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    checked it out for a couple small journeys and its ok ereader i had probs with but then found out it don't read ebooks but txt books so found a couple to download checked it and works ok
    the blue tooth for the phone is good total display on the screen of number calling also a number pad so u can use the touch screen to make calls no need to use the phone once paired also can play music and it will mute when it needs to tell you to turn or anything to do with the sat nav camera detector and speed limit checker also work ok i even placed a journey i have done before to spain and showed on the map as exact way i went great value for money i even checked a road i know with a low bridge i placed the height in it as more than the bridge and a warning started after i went the wrong way that the sat nav was taking me trying to avoid the bridge
     
  13. Tibs

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    Hey Bill

    Thanks for being the guinea pig! Think we'll have to order one of those as i'm sure our current sat nav deliberately takes us down the narrowest lanes known to man ! :thumb:

    Steve and Jane
     
  14. ukbill

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    lol maybe best wait till i have tested it down to alicante best not to rush to buy but 1st impressions is good
     
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    But it will make a good Xmas present for him indoors!!! :Smile:
     
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    lol ok i wont tell him wats under the tree :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Well it's better than a nearly present :winky:
     
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Still use my Tom Tom Go 700 that I purchased some ten years or more ago. The maps are a bit out of date and the battery doesn't last long but still works fine. After such loyal service I feel quite guilty that I now tend to use my smart phone with Navfree or Google Navigation most of the time. I wouldn't bother with another sat nav as my phone or tablet now does such a fantastic job.:thumb:
     
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    Well Bill you have got all the way to Spain have you got any update for us on the sat nav?

    I am looking to change mine and await your report with interest.

    John
     
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