Friday, July 20, 2012

Satellite Navigation

We are thinking of buying a sat nav device for R's car. My knowledge level is pretty well zero. Any advice or suggestions?

10 comments:

  1. Don't you have Android phones?

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  2. My knowledge is below zero, but I'll suggest that you check several models and be sure to choose one that has a voice that you know you can listen to day after day after day....there is no point in choosing one that looks pretty but you don't use it because you can't stand his/her voice.

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  3. Smart phones have them included. We use MIO it has been good for us. Some tell you street names. They have to be upgraded after a few years if there have been road changes. You can download new maps into them.

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  4. We do Tony. I just played with them today. The Garmin map doesn't seem to have a voice and the first time I looked at a suggested route, it was crazy. After downloading an app to make it speak, the Google Maps one seems to work reasonably well. It is for R who may be starting to work at different locations. A separate and easy to use device would be better.

    River, got it in one. The voice is all important. Kath seemed very happy with the voice on hers. Ken was it?

    Diane, until I started looking, I had not heard of MIO. So you use your phones? Some of the in car models include free map updates and some charge rather a lot to update.

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  5. Give me a road map and a pencil anyday!!

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  6. Don't be absurd Grace. You're a woman.

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  7. So I guess you don't want to know how many Grey Nomads with van/car injuries there are who tell us 'the GPS made us go on this dodgy road and now we have to fix our suspension/sump/water tank/cracked windscreen etc etc etc?!

    I'm with Grace! Maps are good.

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  8. Red, I would never trust one in the bush. It is maps for me too, but gps is useful for finding out where you are.

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  9. I use my phone, it has both Navigator and Navigon, one or both have speaking bits which I always turn off coz it freaks me out a little!!

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  10. Fen, our phones have google maps and Navigator, which I think comes from Telstra using Garmin navigation. You have to pay extra for voice apparently. Google maps comes with voice, albeit an American female who cannot pronounce Blythe or Glenlyon.

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