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looking for a cheap sat nav and considering a tomtom one version 2 - anyone got any good / bad / indifferent experience of them?

cheers, Kerry :)
 

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I've got a PDS/Phone with TomTom 5 on it.

Better than a dedicated TomTom as I can use Word, play games, make phone calls, etc.
 

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I hire out motorhomes, and we hire the tomtom one out as an extra.

I think it's great, no problems in the UK, where i've used it.

Only problem i see with it (and I don't know if this applies to all sat navs) is that in europe i don't think you can plan a route from one country to another - you have to plan the route to the border, and then change the map to the next country, and then plan another route from the border to where you're going.

Otherwise, in the uk i always get a quick connection and it's very easy to use.
 

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maish said:
I hire out motorhomes, and we hire the tomtom one out as an extra.

I think it's great, no problems in the UK, where i've used it.

Only problem i see with it (and I don't know if this applies to all sat navs) is that in europe i don't think you can plan a route from one country to another - you have to plan the route to the border, and then change the map to the next country, and then plan another route from the border to where you're going.

Otherwise, in the uk i always get a quick connection and it's very easy to use.
cool, just ordered one - cheapest on line was robertdyas.co.uk - £159.99 :D
 

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I think there great value for money. Very easy to use and update. Don't really see why you would want anything more expensive. The only benefit with others is they have built in maps of europe but you can get these for the ONE
 

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davidb said:
Yeah, what mobile phone do you have?

It's the way to go.
I've got the MDA Vario on T-Mobile but the Vario II is now out.

It's also out under various other names on O2, Orange, etc.
 

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wow, nobody use maps anymore?

i have most gadgets I can get my hands on, but Sat Nav never appealed to me. Maps are much better.
 

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wow, nobody use maps anymore?

i have most gadgets I can get my hands on, but Sat Nav never appealed to me. Maps are much better.
Yeah and people once said the world was flat :D
No really they are brilliant, especially if you make multiple stops in a day and you dont know where any of them are. It's amazing how much they have come down, i got a tomtom go, the original one nearly 2 years ago and it was around £500 wow. The latest ones even let you travel from country to country without any hassles of getting to the border then planning from the border.
 

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M-A-D said:
I've got the MDA Vario on T-Mobile but the Vario II is now out.

It's also out under various other names on O2, Orange, etc.
Yeah, I have the O2 version. I just got TTnavigator 5 from a friend. It is good and easy to instal on your phone.

TT navigator 6 is due out soon about £100 ish i think. You may be able to get TTN5 soon a bit cheaper.

Sat nav is great if you have to find something tricky like i do. i.e. 1258 London road Norbury. where London road goes through about 4 different post codes.
 

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Hi, i got an acer n35 lite with destinator on it. I preferer tomtom so installed that instead. I used to be a truck driver and know my way around, but after using sat nav i'm converted. It is so easy to get anywhere, and can find campsites by using grid refs or by postcodes. also I downloaded some point of interests and can leap off route to visit these if I want too. The best bit I find is that I can just drive around welsh mountain roads and always get directed home or to my campsite whenever i want. I opted for a pda version so I could mess around with it more ;) I think the n35 is available for around £130 -150.
Also I got an external antenna from ebay for £10 delivered. It gives you more sat coverage than using the built in antenna through the windscreen I found. :).
 

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ianbott said:
Yeah and people once said the world was flat :D
omfg - the world isnt flat? when did this happen and why wasnt I informed? :p
 

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as much as i would like on, i just cant justify it.

the amount of people i know who have one, who get in there cars, get the sat nav out, plug it in, switch it on, put destination in, to drive down the road to their friends house that they go to the whole bloody time or the shops, or someother known destination that they know how to get to. i still use a map and am quite happy with that. the only reason i would get one is to use for detours in traffic jams.

i agree taxi drivers, delivery people and thats is excellent for the jobs but really people admit it how many use their sat navs to go to their oldies house for sunday lunch

but with regarss to the thread, the gadget show did a review of 5 mid range sat navs and determined that due to price, functions ease of use and size the tomtom1 was top, and if i did buy one it would have to be that one.
 

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can the top toms be programmed with say 10 locations using their postcodes and then it works out the shortest/quickest route to all 10?

Or would you have to enter them one at a time?

I'm thinking for delivery driving in sheffield etc?
 

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im not to sure about tom tom one, ive used a tt 510and its muckin fagic the only prob is that it takes all the :crazy: map reading arguments away from the drive. :D
 
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