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Sat-Nav that you can also use on foot.

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
I've no idea whether you can use all sat-navs on foot as well as in the car but I'm looking for one that I can use when walking around the city as well.

Just cheapest I can find with ease of use.

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
You would need a handheld GPS. Have a look at Garmin E-Trex @ Argos for £85.89. There might be cheaper ones available. Will post back if I find one.

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#2
I guess the major problem with using it in the city is the signal being blocked by the surrounding buildings.
#3
Some reviews here. Surely not top of the range but OKish reviews. Never used one personally.

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/garminetrex.php

http://www.sciuridae.co.uk/hiking_gps/garmin_etrex_h_review.htm
#4
My tomtom one gives you the option of picking whether you are on foot, cycling in car etc.

Im pretty sure the majority of other sat navs would since you would be receiving a GPS signal nonetheless.

The only problem i could see is, GPS is accurate for 3-15 metres so fine for when driving on roads but not so good when walking through side streets.
#5
Yes sorry, I should have mentioned that I would also want it for use in a car. So the Tomtom one's would probably be suitable. It would mainly be for use in a car but I want the option of taking it out with me if I need to walk around the city finding several buildings.
#6
sdavi3680
Yes sorry, I should have mentioned that I would also want it for use in a car. So the Tomtom one's would probably be suitable. It would mainly be for use in a car but I want the option of taking it out with me if I need to walk around the city finding several buildings.


I think you get the option on all the TomToms since my one is a pretty basic older model.
#7
Just do what I do -

I have a Nokia E66 and download google maps from http://www.google.com/mobile/
You can select either driving by car, or walking or even public transport. It's absolutely spot on, and of course, completely free.
The only downside to it is that there's no navigation voice, but I don't really miss it as I've never had it, if you get my drift. Just remember to keep it updated, so keep installing the new version and it will automatically update the new bus/train timetables built in to the maps. As an example, I've been walking up the town to get the Bus to Derby on my weekends, and when I realised Google had released this new "Public Transport" routing option, I stuck it in to my phone and it said I could get the bloody bus from right outside my house! ha ha! Typical eh? :-)

Anyway, fab bit of a kit that, and like I said, completely free :)
#8
So just a normal Tomtom One would be good enough? Also, is it worth paying extra for the IQ routes model?
#9
That sounds good. I'm going to look into taking this option. I suppose you need to have a contract with a data plan though?

GeforceXP
Just do what I do -

I have a Nokia E66 and download google maps from http://www.google.com/mobile/
You can select either driving by car, or walking or even public transport. It's absolutely spot on, and of course, completely free.
The only downside to it is that there's no navigation voice, but I don't really miss it as I've never had it, if you get my drift. Just remember to keep it updated, so keep installing the new version and it will automatically update the new bus/train timetables built in to the maps. As an example, I've been walking up the town to get the Bus to Derby on my weekends, and when I realised Google had released this new "Public Transport" routing option, I stuck it in to my phone and it said I could get the bloody bus from right outside my house! ha ha! Typical eh? :-)

Anyway, fab bit of a kit that, and like I said, completely free :)
banned#10
iphone 3g is pretty good, with google maps or tomtom app which can be free :whistling: It'll set you back a bit but not overely more expensive than some satnavs and has a hole host of features they can't offer
#11
sdavi3680
That sounds good. I'm going to look into taking this option. I suppose you need to have a contract with a data plan though?


I would guess so - but most providers don't charge you the earth for Data now anyways. I have to confess, it's a business phone so I don't pay anything so I can't give you an answer to the question.
What I do know though is that google maps is fantastic on your phone (and gives you the "MY LOCATION" when you click "0") so it knows exactly where you are all of the time. Very neat indeed - I've used it for three years on my Nokia E61/E66 and have seen the technology progress over time with updates. I've even used it abroad when I can't remember the way home from the pub! ha ha! "Set Favorite -> Calle De Huleva" Nice :)

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