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    You sold me, Just ordered an Xgody 886 and will test it out this spring down to Spain and over to Devon in a few weeks. It has mixed reviews but mainly down to ease of use, im happy using Linux OS so happy learning a bit if it isnt too intuitive. Fingers crossed all works out, I will report back with a review after the Easter holiday trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagmanx View Post
    Amazon says will not ship to UK
    Brought from Ebay in end, £39. At that price (not that I have money to burn) its not the end of the world if it ends up as a Back up satnav.

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    For reasons that I don't understand (not having had one in my hands to try), the Xgody devices benefit from having the navigation software reset to factory defaults when you get them.

    I suspect that the "build image" has some dodgy settings. Of course the sooner you do that, the less you have to configure twice.

    The latest maps release is currently 2018Q3 but they are almost certainly shipped with much older maps. The Facebook group is the easiest and best place to get map updates and help.

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    On the subject of overheating, I have found that a simple sheet of paper over the back of the satnav makes a big difference to the amount of heat it gets from the sun. I expect that aluminium foil would do better, but block the GPS signal.

    Last trip we used a fan like this Mini Portable Flexible USB Cooler Cooling Fan for Computer PC Laptop Power Bank | eBay but it overheated and stopped working, so I had to switch to one like Bladeless Fan USB Mini Handheld Cooler Air Conditioner Child Friendly Desk Fan | eBay which was much too noisy.

    Then I discovered how good a bit of paper is as a sunshade!
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    Received the Xgody and I must say I am really impressed, sure its not as intuitive to use as the TomTom or Garmin but it is a very nice piece of mapping software. Love the "simplest" route option, have used it locally and its been excellent. Very clear mapping and instructions, will even show your exit on the next roundabout even if its 20 miles ahead, which gives plenty of time to get into the right lane.
    I would say compared to a TomTom its definitely a case of less is more, uber simple mapping and instructions and not too many "extras" on the screen.

    Off to Devon next week from Suffolk and will report back with a full review when we get back. But initial impressions are really good!

    My only concern is the longevity of the actual devise, its a cheap tablet with the IGO software installed, IGO is amazing, maybe the actual product wont last as long as competitors but it was only £39.

    We will keep using it and try it for our Easter Spain trip and if all ok I may upgrade to the more expensive models with the same mapping (£600 plus)
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    Me to with tablet and maps,though i use the sun and stars etc to plot my position,it was good for monty so it is ok for me.
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    Maps.me AND a satnav

    Maps.me for planning and logging POI's
    Either on phone but better on 10in Tablet

    Satnav whilst driving
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillybarbour View Post
    I use Waze free app which is brill, donít know about POI though. I also have a Garmin DezlCam HGV truck sat nav with build in dash cam which I use for work. Running the two together is virtually faultless coupled with common sense.
    what in west lancs, common what, i thought that was, a sat -navei keep moving, all the best, pj

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