Advice Needed Sat nav recommendations

Captain Jack

Captain Jack

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Hi,

My mother wants a new Sat Nav for her (in)frequent travels. Can someone recommend a decent, recent (preferably new but will take an older one) navigator that is mom-proof? Easy to use, she doesn't need any fancy mobile connectivity/Yellowtooth malarkey but I guess traffic updates would be a bonus.

Cheers
CJ
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
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Normandy, France
Only ever used a Garmin Nuvi CJ. It's been reliable and doesn't (often) send you 'off piste'. I think a lot depends on how you ask it to calculate a route. In the Dacia Duster we have an inbuilt satnav and if you ask it for a fast route, it will send you through a town if it's one minute quicker than going the 'normal' less busy but longer route. Ease of use is definitely the way to go...
 
Channel Hopper

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A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
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UK South
Does she have/use a mobile phone ?
 
nelson_b

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Strong 4375 driving 1.8 C.M. offset + Inverto Black Ultra twin + BSC 421 and Zinwell C band l.n.b.,s - DR HD F15 - TM5302 and Skybox/Openbox M3 - HD receivers.+ other dishes in use - 2.4 CM offset - Alcoa 1.8 P.F. - C.M. 120.
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north west yorkshire
Same as sonnetpete ... Garmin Nuvi ... nothing fancy, but does the job .. sensible price too :)
 
Captain Jack

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She does but wants a stand-alone sat-nav. She, like me, hates to use phones for sat-nav purpose - especially given their tiny screens.
 
Captain Jack

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Any particular Nuvi model?
 
nelson_b

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Strong 4375 driving 1.8 C.M. offset + Inverto Black Ultra twin + BSC 421 and Zinwell C band l.n.b.,s - DR HD F15 - TM5302 and Skybox/Openbox M3 - HD receivers.+ other dishes in use - 2.4 CM offset - Alcoa 1.8 P.F. - C.M. 120.
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north west yorkshire
Mine is a Garmin Nuvi 50 .... had it about 2 years .. cheap and cheerful .. no complaints
 
Channel Hopper

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I used a Nuvi 200 for about two years before it died (more my fault than the device).

It had more than most with wide screen and Europe maps but did the job well for just over £100
 
Lazarus

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I like the Morrison's version of the AA UK Road Atlas.

Costs only £2 and does the job without the inevitable element of distraction Sat Nav entails.
 
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