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I am thinking of treating myself to a new Sat Nav for the summer camping trips, but there seems to be so many on the market:*

I need one with UK and Europe mapping.

Just wondering what others have bought, and what feed back people can give meT:
 

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:) I've got a Tomtom Routes XL (I think I: ) UK and Europe

It's generally good , good in France and reasonably on the ball with map changes etc. Clear directions to follow and a neat looking unit, plenty of options to tailor it to your needs (distance to junction etc, advance lane warning, Isometric view or plan view etc) Map share is handy where anybody can report a temporary closure/obstruction and when you update it will tell you (some times you get a temporary speed restriction when it has gone back to normal and it has not been reset)

One annoying thing is the speed (or lack of it) when updating, it takes a couple of hours to download from the web then update the unit (this is NOT my coputer, it's Tomtom's end that's slow) It only has to be done every three months or so and as such is not a major issue, just annoying.

I have no experience of other systems so can't compare .

Chris
 

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:) I've got a Tomtom Routes XL (I think I: ) UK and Europe

It's generally good , good in France and reasonably on the ball with map changes etc. Clear directions to follow and a neat looking unit, plenty of options to tailor it to your needs (distance to junction etc, advance lane warning, Isometric view or plan view etc) Map share is handy where anybody can report a temporary closure/obstruction and when you update it will tell you (some times you get a temporary speed restriction when it has gone back to normal and it has not been reset)

One annoying thing is the speed (or lack of it) when updating, it takes a couple of hours to download from the web then update the unit (this is NOT my coputer, it's Tomtom's end that's slow) It only has to be done every three months or so and as such is not a major issue, just annoying.

I have no experience of other systems so can't compare .

Chris
i have the same sat nav and i do agree its a very good bit of kit. i just wish the women would get more angry when you went wrong lol (would make me laugh if she did)
 

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we got a garmin 1340T, seem to have a better reputation/value than TT
lots of features - incl Europe, (otherwise cost a bomb to add) but prefer a map myself
only get one free map update (within 60 days of first use)
to us on long journeys biggest problem is you have a choice of fastest route (tends to go a long way round using motorways), shortest (goes through built-up areas) or eco (you tell me!), sometimes opts for odd routes
probably good if in cities & towns, they are a bible to delivery peops, we mostly open countryside so no info needed for miles
 

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I have used Tom Tom for many years and never had a problem ,lots of reviews on the web with different ones but TomTom always comes out on top and gets my vote T:
 

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used to test sat navs as part of my job.

tom tom and garmin were always best.

look at the price of updates as this can be really high with some and free/ cheap on others.
 

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Re: What Sat Nav to buy???--An Iphone

What about getting yourself an Iphone 4 if you havent already got one-- a must have nowdays. Then buying an app for sat nav,about £40 for all of europe this is what I am using at the momnent, currently in South Italy, its been brillaint all the way down here. Think seperate sta nav's have had their day, this is the future
Hope this helps..
 

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Re: What Sat Nav to buy???--An Iphone

What about getting yourself an Iphone 4 if you havent already got one-- a must have nowdays. Then buying an app for sat nav,about £40 for all of europe this is what I am using at the momnent, currently in South Italy, its been brillaint all the way down here. Think seperate sta nav's have had their day, this is the future
Hope this helps..
i did that i paid £26 for copilot uk and it's absolutlely pants..........go for a tom tom even the basic models will out perform the junk i have on my phone.....
 

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i pretty much agree with everyone else on here, TOMTOM all the way. i picked upa navman, which is absolutely poo. we have a garmin in our works truck which i don't like that much. i picked up a tomtom xl with european maps for my dad off ebay a little while ago and it's superb. plus with tomtom you can change the voices which can be quite funny J0hn cleese makes ya chuckle every timeLOL:.
the other thing i find excellent is ovi on nokia phones the search ability is fantastic, i plug my phone (nokia x6) in to my stereo via jack plug and play my music threw it as well and the i find the satnav as good as tomtom. actually had it running next to my dads tt while we were driving one day and it was coming up exactly the same on routes.
 
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