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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by tonyh, May 18, 2005.

  1. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Sorry as i know this has been done to death, but what is unit of choice, pls?
     
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  3. jameson

    jameson Rookie

    Sep 6, 2004
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    having had 3 different portables as cover 100k per year in uk and Europe, without doubt navman is the best and easiest to use and the latest model comes all downloaded of all europe, so no downloading maps or nothing just plug in cig lighter and its working.
     
  4. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    I use Tom Tom Go. Really easy to use and update. An added bonus is that it contains a rechargeable battery which lasts around 7 hours. This means that you don't have to plug it into your cigarette lighter (unless you really want to)
     
  5. Fezzaphil

    Fezzaphil Formula Junior

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    Ditto, it got my money
     
  6. EK3R

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    Tony, Tom Tom Go is the mutts nuts. Gets my vote.
     
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  8. CraigW

    CraigW Formula Junior

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    same here, although i have started to use the 3d road maps like I'm playing gran turismo. came in very handy when I was chasing a vanquish around the cotswolds over the weekend!
     
  9. hedge

    hedge Formula 3

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    I use the tom tom 3 software with an ipaq and a bluetooth receiver. If I was going to go for a standalone unit, it would be the tt go. I think the latest software has full post code search which is a must - lets down version 3 I am using (can only do SW1Y 4 for example rather than SW1Y 4RX).
     
  10. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    i have a tom tom
     
  11. ric355

    ric355 Guest

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    Marc,

    There's a full postcode search add-on for the Pocket PC version of TomTom. PM me an e-mail address and I'll make it available to you if you want it.

    Ric.
     
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  13. Dem

    Dem Formula 3

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    I've got a NAVMAN hooked up to my IPAQ and it's great - had this set-up for about 2 years now. Sometimes can take too long or have difficulty finding a satellite, but I assume this is a common problem for most low power GPS devices(?). I would certainly recommend it, but can't comment on how it compares with Tom Tom.
     
  14. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    I have a Map:D
     
  15. AndyE

    AndyE Karting

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    I have Tom Tom 3 + iPaq.

    Very useful and you can add speed camera location data for free. I think you can get warning software to get it to warn you when there is a speed camera approaching - otherwise you have to keep an eye on the display.

    HTH
     
  16. sletti

    sletti F1 Veteran
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    TomTom 3 and Axim for me. Sweet as the proverbial nut, but suits the tinkerer (Ric, I could do with the postcode add-on, matey).

    Tony, I know how much of a technophobe you are so I'd go for the TomTom Go if I were you.
     
  17. Modena Scotland

    Modena Scotland Karting

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    I have been using a NAVMAN system for the last four months or so.

    It works ok 95% of time but sometimes I do not agree with the chosen routes....
     
  18. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    Tom Tom has the same problem. It will always get you where you want to go but sometimes takes you on the wackiest of routes
     
  19. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Thanks all. TomTom Go it is :)
     
  20. Stuh

    Stuh Karting

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    Tony

    The new version of TomTom gets released at the end of the month. If you pre-order from maplins.co.uk the new 700 series is £499 with their £50 rebate. The new 700 has maps for the whole of Europe on an internal hard drive. Details here:

    http://www.tomtom.com/products/product.php?ID=74&Language=1
     
  21. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Thanks m8
    :)
     
  22. AndyE

    AndyE Karting

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  23. Ravi355

    Ravi355 Karting

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    how is the mounting braket fixed to the windscreen - is by a scution cup?
     
  24. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    Yes it is. They also provide a sticky pad that is smooth on the topside to allow you to sucker it onto your dashboard if you prefer
     
  25. EK3R

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    The suction cup to the windscreen works perfectly in the 355, no issues whatsoever. Takes seconds to mount / unmount.
     
  26. jimmy b

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    Small edit:

    To buy from Maplin Electronics try maplin.co.uk as maplins.co.uk is a holiday advertising site....

    Thanks for the info!

    J.
     
  27. Stuh

    Stuh Karting

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    LOL ;)
     
  28. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Are there major diffs between 300 and 700 systems? I will only need unit for the UK. Cheers.
     

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