UK car satnav recommendations?

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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Jeemo » 10 Oct 2017, 23:54

Thang-y wrote:Great, thank you for the responses, more than I expected.

I have a smartphone but

- no mount for it
- bloody screen needs swiping all the time
- I'd like directions I can hear so I can keep my eyes on the road
- with satnav it shows you clearly the street and your direction

Thank you, Prof, I'll try TomTom.

Appreciated.


i just bought a magnetic mount off Amazon for a fiver, screen doesn't need swiping when using Google maps, it stays on.

Google maps will show road names, directions, offer short cuts when traffic slows, show possible hold ups and update as the journey continues.
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby The Modernist » 10 Oct 2017, 23:59

I like paper maps. It saddens me people don't use them anymore. And learning to fold them, especially in a strong wind, is always an interesting challenge!

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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Nit Picking Prick » 11 Oct 2017, 01:14

The Modernist wrote:I like paper maps. It saddens me people don't use them anymore. And learning to fold them, especially in a strong wind, is always an interesting challenge!


Not as challenging as reading a paper map while driving at speed.
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby trans-chigley express » 11 Oct 2017, 05:40

The Modernist wrote:I like paper maps. It saddens me people don't use them anymore. And learning to fold them, especially in a strong wind, is always an interesting challenge!


I still have paper maps when out on hikes which others regard as quaint, but guess who they come to for help when their batteries die or the GPS signal is too weak to be of use? Mr old-school paper map guy that's who :D

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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Jimbo » 11 Oct 2017, 06:44

Just returned from a road trip with a rental car and a built-in navigation device and a funny thing was that if you wanted to concentrate and follow a map path with your finger you'd then touch the screen and then suddenly change the screen. This happened time after time.
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Geezee » 11 Oct 2017, 10:41

sloopjohnc wrote:
Geezee wrote:I find Waze far superior but I'm not a regular user.


In our area, because there are so many Waze users using backstreets, many towns have put up signage or installed traffic cops and certain locations so people can't find shortcuts.


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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Goat Boy » 11 Oct 2017, 10:43

The Modernist wrote:I like paper maps. It saddens me people don't use them anymore. And learning to fold them, especially in a strong wind, is always an interesting challenge!


Fuck that shit.

I have no idea how people managed with the damn things.
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby R. Swipe » 11 Oct 2017, 10:43

Damn! I thought Dougie had a good satnav recommendation there!
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Goat Boy » 11 Oct 2017, 11:09

We have a Garmin.

It's grrrrrreeeaaat!
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Belle Lettre » 11 Oct 2017, 15:11

ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:Damn! I thought Dougie had a good satnav recommendation there!

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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby billy » 11 Oct 2017, 15:16

Goat Boy wrote:We have a Garmin.

It's grrrrrreeeaaat!


Same here.

Got one some years back.

Cost about £70

Includes lifetime updates, lifetime speed camera updates and a more visible display than a phone.

I'm happy with it
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Oct 2017, 16:25

I use a sextant. It saddens me how few people can find their way around anymore by the simple measurement of angular distance between a given object and a celestial body.
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 Oct 2017, 19:25

ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:Damn! I thought Dougie had a good satnav recommendation there!


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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Thang-y » 13 Oct 2017, 20:46

Thank you all, I do appreciate the info.

It makes sense to (wait until I upgrade my smartphone in December) buy a cheap smartphone holder and try the app. If I don't like it I'll try the satnav recommendation.
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Re: UK car satnav recommendations?

Postby Copehead » 13 Oct 2017, 23:12

Thang-y wrote:Thank you all, I do appreciate the info.

It makes sense to (wait until I upgrade my smartphone in December) buy a cheap smartphone holder and try the app. If I don't like it I'll try the satnav recommendation.


I'd definitely recommend getting an app for your smart phone when you upgrade rather than a dedicated sat nav.

Getting chargers and holders is cheap and easy.

I used TomTom Go but it is about 12.99 every 3 months.

My new Merc has a decent sat nav built in but as it does not show speed cameras I may go back to my smart phone app.

I haven't used google maps as I find it unreliable
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