SYGIC SatNav App

May 5, 2014
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Beginners, got Doggy the van - March 2014
Your Opinion Please.
Is SYGIC Truck & Caravan SatNav App on Phone, Worth the payment £84.99 Europe Lifetime license with 3 years of map update?
Is it really avoiding Narrow Roads and Low Bridges??
 
Jun 30, 2011
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Durham
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Concorde Concerto
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Since 2011
No, it’s useless
I lost ability and all functions on mine, as if I’d never subscribed, Sygic don’t want to know no interest whatsoever in rectifying it.

It was rubbish anyway google maps much better.
 

AMK

Feb 2, 2013
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gainsborough
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Since 2014
I use the normal SYGIC alongside google maps.

I find them both useful with different abilities, the SYGIC truck seems expensive.

You should also have a trusty AA map on hand as well, keeps you out of trouble.

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Sep 17, 2017
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I've just downloaded RoadLords. It appears to be by the same people that make Sygic. You can also put in your dimensions and weight. The base price is free.

... Not tried it in anger yet.
 
Feb 22, 2011
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Newcastle under Lyme
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Hymer B544 A Class
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I use Sygic basic and Google maps. Overall I think google maps is pretty hard to beat, the only area I find a short coming is there is no lane assist which I tend to find useful on continental motorways.
They can both have their moments of letting you down though so you have to be aware, but I guess they all can do that.
The truck version seems expensive
 
Apr 22, 2018
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Herts.
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Adria Coral lowline
I use Sygic caravan and find it good. They do deals, you just missed one, where it gets massively reduced in price. That is when I got it. Think about £45 at the time.

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Dogsense
May 5, 2014
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I use Sygic caravan and find it good. They do deals, you just missed one, where it gets massively reduced in price. That is when I got it. Think about £45 at the time.
Was it ~ £45 for Lifetime license with 3 years of map update?
Is it avoiding Narrow Streets & Low Bridges?
 

ceejayt

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Aug 12, 2015
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No, terrible app. Especially if you are over 3.5t as it seems to take no notice of weight and size restrictions unless in Truck mode at which point the routing and speed alerts are all incorrect

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Minxy Girl

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Aug 22, 2007
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Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
We tried the Truck version a few years ago (free trial) and didn't like it so went back to the standard version which we use now but obviously you can't put in sizes etc.

One word of warning, we tried the latest version of the app and hated it so rolled it back to the previous one which is much better.
 

ceejayt

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Aug 12, 2015
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I use the Sygic RV/Caravan version, works just fine for us.
I like the way that you can plan a route with stops in Google maps and the import it into Sygic using the Sygic Truck Route Sender.
NB. That import only works on android, not iPhone. They don’t point that out

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Sep 17, 2017
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We tried the Truck version a few years ago (free trial) and didn't like it so went back to the standard version which we use now but obviously you can't put in sizes etc.

One word of warning, we tried the latest version of the app and hated it so rolled it back to the previous one which is much better.
If you've not got weight/size routing, what's the advantage over using Google Maps or Waze? Just personal preference?
 
Dec 18, 2011
513
261
Hull
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19,200
MH
Autotrail 634
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Since 2006
Not a fan.Graphics are good and some of the features are useful.However I have found the routing suspect.I still prefer a dedicated sat nav like Tomtom or garmin,as long as you get the appropriate camper versions.These certainly are not 100% perfect but IMO better than the app versions Sygic, co pilot etc.
 
Sep 17, 2017
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Birmingham, UK
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A-Class
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2017
Not a fan.Graphics are good and some of the features are useful.However I have found the routing suspect.I still prefer a dedicated sat nav like Tomtom or garmin,as long as you get the appropriate camper versions.These certainly are not 100% perfect but IMO better than the app versions Sygic, co pilot etc.
Dedicated units and phone apps likely use the same base maps. There's only a handful of mapping companies and everyone buys from those few (Hint: Garmin and TomTom don't do their own mapping). Phones have more powerful processors, so I doubt the routing algorithms are going to be worse on an app. There's just not a good 'camper satnav' app available... yet.

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Minxy Girl

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Aug 22, 2007
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Since 1996 we've had Elddis, Swift, Rapido, Rimor, Chausson MHs and Autocruise & Globecar PVCs
If you've not got weight/size routing, what's the advantage over using Google Maps or Waze? Just personal preference?
We like the way it works over other products, we've had many different types and prefer this one, just as some prefer Garmin, others TomTom.

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