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wander
11-03-2006, 08:11
Hi
I am wanting to purchase a portable sat.nav.for finding my way around europe this summer.
Can anyone suggest a reliable system for europe.- no fancy items needed, just a good easy gadget
Thanks
Gerald

jann
11-03-2006, 11:42
We've just bought a Mio Map sat nav off ideal world shopping channel. It comes with one sd card with Britain and the main roads of Europe. It also has a CD with more detailed maps of Europe on it , you need to buy additional SD cards to download off the CD. The cost of the unit was £279,a1GB sd card cost an extra £40,we will need another couple of sd cards to get all of Europe .It works OK, although the maps that I have downloaded myself are a bit slower than the original one. We've not had chance to use it much so I can't reccomend it either way, just check up how many extra cards you need,because it can work out dearer than you think.

mark7
30-03-2006, 20:36
ello>> i got the tomtom700 at xmas and its great. not been to france yet but it shows me how to get to every where i went last year and all the new places i want to go this year..its not cheep i know but you have it all, inclueding blue tooth, easy to use and good back up and help line. :D

working-van
06-04-2006, 21:26
tomtom 700 ,used it to go to Poland.
no problem ...( easy driving ).
look @ tomtom web site new nav out....

cornelius
07-04-2006, 20:42
Originally posted by working-van@Apr 6 2006, 09:26 PM
tomtom 700 ,used it to go to Poland.
no problem ...( easy driving ).
look @ tomtom web site new nav out....
I second that or is it thirth :) , bought a TomTom 700 and it's great.

Averywildwildcamper
08-04-2006, 13:20
Originally posted by wander@Mar 11 2006, 09:11 AM
Hi
I am wanting to purchase a portable sat.nav.for finding my way around europe this summer.
Can anyone suggest a reliable system for europe.- no fancy items needed, just a good easy gadget
Thanks
Gerald
If You have got a laptop, why not go for InfoMap Navigator. I found it excellent. Far cheaper than some options

Some info here - InfoMap Information (http://www.marcleleisure.co.uk/gps/infomap.htm)

clarkpeacock
08-04-2006, 16:52
I bought the Medion PNA175 from Halfords for £175 and then downloaded the full detail Europe maps free from http://seedler.org/en/html/info/453547 (for which I bought an additional 1gb SD card from www.ebuyer.co.uk for about £20).

So far I have used it for trips to Spain and Greece as well as many journeys around the UK. Only country missing that I need is Croatia. Apart from that it is absolutely faultless, very easy to use and great value for money!

philjohn
13-04-2006, 16:19
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=7][COLOR=blue]I use Tomtom version 5 on an Ipaq PDA, have used it all over Europe for the past 18 months without a problem.
PhilJ

spartan
16-04-2006, 20:27
I agree i have a Pda with Tom Tom 5 navigator and have travelled all over Europe using it without a problem.
Plays mp3 off the Pda connected via radio signal into van stereo
Use it on my trailered motorbike mainly to find my camper which pre Sat nav lost for a period of time in Belguim for 1hour.
Finds Campsites easily straight to the gate.

Pete

JohnSandyWhite
17-04-2006, 09:07
Originally posted by wander@Mar 11 2006, 09:11 AM
no fancy items needed, just a good easy gadget
:D Hi wander. I found the cheapest and best solution for us was a 1995/1996 Map of Europe donated to us by a friend who was chucking it out. We covered Holland, Belguim, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Andorra and of course England. We bought a Rand McNally Map of the USA/Canada for the princely sum of $4.98 from Walmarts and covered 7,500 miles through 13 different states. We have always got to where we were going. Just a thought. :lol:


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