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    Sat Nav

    I need to get myself involved in some sort of sat nav for my car.

    I am hearing some good things about Tom Tom systems.

    Does anyone have any good recommendations for sat nav systems. I dont see the need to spend too much on it but it would be handy to have some sort of facility to use in Europe.

    I currently have an XDA II and pretty much limit my useage to e-mail and MSN. I know it is possible to get software/gps for this but is it actually any good or is it better to go for a car unit?

    The XDA is good, but I am not sure how long I will keep it - anyone done something similar?

    If this is the wrong place to post this let me know and i will ask Dave kindly to change.

    Thanks all!

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    my flatmate uses a tom tom system with his ipaq, works really nicely and is easy enough to remove when needed. i was infact surprised at how good it was a choosing routes for us, even to obscure places.

    maybe this should be in the auto forum? dunno really.

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    I have TomTom and a Compactflash GPS adaptor for my PDA. It's great Really fantastic if you've got a crap sense of direction like me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    Really fantastic if you've got a crap sense of direction like me!
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    Got limited experience with this - i borrowed a friends tom tom all in one GPS unit to go to the netherregions of engerland a few weeks ago to pikc up my new brakes, you know the one with the built in touch screen etc. It was great - took me exactly to the place with no errors or mistakes. And then all the way home for good measure. Really good system. I'd buy one if i did alot of travelling into random far away places.

    The same guy has in ipaq and he said it was a buggy crashy POS that never worked reliably. This tally's with my other mate who is a posing sod and got tomtom for his ipaq even though he never actually goes anywhere far, and that managed to crash on the way from his house to my house 3 miles away. Make of that what you will , but i know what i made of it.

    If you want a GPS that does exactly what it says on the tin, i.e is a reliable system for positioning you globablly - then use a full touch screen tomtom system. Not cheap about £400? If your a yuppie who wants a diary/organiser/phone/mp3 player/camera/gps device, get a PDA and just get used to using the soft-reset button alot.

    Like i said, limited experience, but enough experience for ME to make a personal decision on

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    I've got a tom tom go, really nifty little thing. Just turn it on, no need to plug it into a gps pod as it's already built in, nice clear directions given in plenty of time, poi upgradable so you can plot camera locations etc.

    Very handy when you're driving somewhere you've never been before
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    I've got it for my PDA. Works perfectly, does exactly what it says on the tin.

    Does everything TomTomGo does and more besides, and costs a lot less.

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    There were a lot of problems with tom tom recorded on pocketgps world a while back, these were all sorted out by patching TT, or replacing the storage cards. There was a bunch of sandisk media that caused a lot of problems with TT, although it worked fine in digital cameras. Think it was a year or so ago.

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    Can't say I've ever had any problems with mine. If you've already got a PDA it's not expensive, about £100 for the kit or something
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    One of our chaps has the Bluetooth version of TomTom which he uses with a Qtek 9090 (unbranded O2 XDA2s, basically) and that works fine.

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    OEM or factory fitted GPS/Sat Navs are better...

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    We use Tom Tom on XDA2's for our client, they really like it and no one has any problems apart from;

    One guys GPS unit wouldnt connect to the XDA2 till Tom Tom was patched.

    If the device hard resets the software needs to be reinstalled, this can be a pain if your in the middle of no where without your laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhenboy
    OEM or factory fitted GPS/Sat Navs are better...
    But they cost about £2000, whereas TomTom is £100.

    So thats a bit like wading into a thread about buying an affordable Nissan 200SX and blurting out that a Mclaren F1 is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox
    So thats a bit like wading into a thread about buying an affordable Nissan 200SX and blurting out that a Mclaren F1 is better
    When it isn't - its a ruddy useless car

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skii
    When it isn't - its a ruddy useless car
    absolutely, youd never hear the nice helpful gps lady telling you to turn left with that noisy engine

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