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Old Mar 31st 2010, 2:54 am
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I'm sure many of you have got these, so which one would you recommend. I need to buy one (or at least will get my new job to pay for it), it doesn't need to be the cheapest but I want one that is easy to use, will give me alerts for school zones etc, lane changes, exits for freeways. Any advice would be appreciated, I may also need to use it interstate (I'm in VIC) and possibly in NZ. I've read that some have time lag problems which I would find really annoying.
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Old Mar 31st 2010, 5:20 am
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The one that my wife has got is better than mine.

I have a Tom Tom, she has a Navman.
 
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Or if you've an iphone, just upload the maps and get the Tomtom cradle....
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I've two Navmen and a TomTom - would take the latter every time.
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tom tom one 230 bucks superb piece of kit
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If you have an iphone then Sygic does a fantastic job at half the price.
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If you have an iphone then Sygic does a fantastic job at half the price.
Don't u need a cradle to boost the GPS signal though?
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If you have an iphone then Sygic does a fantastic job at half the price.
TomTom maps are £45, Sygic ones are £30....well, in the app store anyways?!
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TomTom maps are £45, Sygic ones are £30....well, in the app store anyways?!
As well as the two I mentioned, I have a built in one in my car, but the maps are $400 !!!
 
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As well as the two I mentioned, I have a built in one in my car, but the maps are $400 !!!
BUGGER ME?! Really?!
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BUGGER ME?! Really?!
Yes, really !! That's why I bought a new one, well two actually, for less than the cost of a single map upgrade !

Actually I just checked the website again, and they have come down, only $249 now I got something in the post from them last week, but I never even bothered opening the envelope

But these are for the in-car systems, more complex, to cater for the more accurate thingy whatever, I suppose.

in-car systems to be more accurate than stand-alone GPS devices when determining your car’s speed and distance. These systems can even work out your location when there's no GPS signal – for instance, when you're travelling through tunnels.
 
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Yes, really !! That's why I bought a new one, well two actually, for less than the cost of a single map upgrade !

Actually I just checked the website again, and they have come down, only $249 now I got something in the post from them last week, but I never even bothered opening the envelope

But these are for the in-car systems, more complex, to cater for the more accurate thingy whatever, I suppose.
My bro bought me the tomtom cradle for the iphone for Christmas/in preparation for our move over here, so paying £45 for the maps wasn't bad at all, been very handy when going somewhere for the first time!
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If you have an Android phone (>v1.6) you can persuade Google Navigator to work - free maps that are as up to date as Google is.

Other than that, I always prefer iGo.
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Don't u need a cradle to boost the GPS signal though?
Nope, you need a cradle to sit it in so you can read it but the signal is pretty good without anything special. I used mine quite a bit in UK and just tried out the Aus one last night, it was spot on.
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I have had a Tom Tom for several years with Europe and Australia on it, it is a great piece of kit, I have tried a few others and a few built in ones, but for ease of use and clear directions, the Tom Tom wins hands down.
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