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Old 23-12-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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Sat Nav?

Can anyone recommend a sensibly priced sat nav system?

(Told the mrs i need one for xmas!! so as i can find me way to the video night )
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Old 23-12-2004, 02:38 AM   #2
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I'm not ya regular technogeek, so my opinion probably doesnt count for tuppence.

However, I've got one of them Ipaq thingys and bought a bluetooth gps reciever off of ebay (£80). It has to have independent software which was costly....especially the world-wide one.

Should you go this route & you wanted, you could BORROW my BACKUP COPY of said software.....I'd be in no rush to get it back
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Old 23-12-2004, 02:55 AM   #3
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I have the Navman iCN510, it's excellent!
JK recently found them pretty cheap in the US, they're about 400 quid here.

here's a pic of it:

http://www.boatmadforum.co.uk/showth...ghlight=navman
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Old 23-12-2004, 11:06 AM   #4
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There was a guy selling them on Ebay for about $480 including shipping to the UK. You'd need to allow for duty and VAT though, and you would also need to get the UK mapping to go on it . . .
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Old 23-12-2004, 11:08 AM   #5
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Are you still intending to buy the US one John? then we can find out if my UK mapping will load straight on.
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If this site was properly run (like Ribnet for example) then this navigation question would surely have been rerouted to Tekkernicckel Q & A section.

Merry Christmas all!
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Old 23-12-2004, 12:35 PM   #7
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Yes, I'm sorry about that, I can't apologise enough!

We will endeavour to raise our standards, and try not to be such a disappointment in the future.

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Old 23-12-2004, 12:52 PM   #8
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Write it in your book - JF apologised!!!

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Sat Nav

Oi let's get back on topic!

I'm also looking at SatNav stuff...

Does the Navman do live traffic updates?

What I want is something that does three functions:
1. Nav (obviously!)
2. Speed camera database
3. Live traffic info with route recalculation

So far I have only found that the PDA based solutions do all three - with a bluetooth connection to a GPRS enabled 'phone for the traffic updates. Anyone know of an alternative solution?
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Old 23-12-2004, 01:08 PM   #10
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And while we're on the topic of improvements, your spelling could do with a bit of work.

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Old 23-12-2004, 01:10 PM   #11
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Re: Sat Nav

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Oi let's get back on topic!

I'm also looking at SatNav stuff...

Does the Navman do live traffic updates?

What I want is something that does three functions:
1. Nav (obviously!)
2. Speed camera database
3. Live traffic info with route recalculation

So far I have only found that the PDA based solutions do all three - with a bluetooth connection to a GPRS enabled 'phone for the traffic updates. Anyone know of an alternative solution?
Nav = yes

camera database = yes

live trafic info = no
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Re: Sat Nav?

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Can anyone recommend a sensibly priced sat nav system?
We got one of those 'of the back of a lorry'



if you are intersted at $150
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Old 23-12-2004, 05:41 PM   #13
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Thanks Guys for info!
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Old 23-12-2004, 10:20 PM   #14
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Re: Sat Nav

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Anyone know of an alternative solution?
Yeh, stay at home!

I've got a HP4150 PDA, with a Navman 4410 Bluetooth GPS engine, it's never failed to get me home!!!

The downside is that it's a PDA first, and a navigation tool second, so it's a bit long winded having to switch both units on, select navigation programme, obtain route, establish a bluetooth connection, etc etc, luckily I don't often go outside my usual area, so I don't need to use it very often.

The solitaire game is pretty cool though!

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decisions, decisions............
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Old 23-12-2004, 11:23 PM   #16
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My HP got me to trio mouldings and back with complete aplomb................unfortunetly I can t find the program "build boat" in the start menu.........so these things do have thier limits
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Old 23-12-2004, 11:43 PM   #17
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If you don't particularly need a PDA, I'd go for the dedicated navigator (Tom Tom Go, Navman iCN 510, etc) as they just 'do it' without any complications.

IMHO
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Old 23-12-2004, 11:46 PM   #18
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yeah i think thats the better option, ease of use really.
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Old 23-12-2004, 11:52 PM   #19
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I is a bit fick, so I need fings nice n easy.
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Old 23-12-2004, 11:55 PM   #20
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I was originally given a satnav unit as a gift, but took it back as i thought i'd get more use from a PDA in the long-run.

It did cross my mind that a dedicated unit would be more "bird friendly".........but in truth, how many gizmos can the fairer sex opperate anyway...............thats why i was selfish!

and as i said before, I got my back-up software at a very reasonable price
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