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sat nav (Which one?)

Chrisg82 Avatar
9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Hi All

looking to purchase a satnav unit
around the £100 mark (give or take)

so far found a Navman iCN 720 for £129.99
anyone else know of any good deals out there?

Chris
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Alright mate, I posted this yesterday:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107472&highlight=navman

I've got the same model and it's a good one. Gets a great signal even in built-up areas and it's done me proud. If you're not interested in the traffic pack and European maps then Ebuyer have the UK only version for £109.98 with free delivery.

Cheers,

B.
#2
Do you think it's worth getting the icn720 then adding the traffic pack or just going stright for this?
p.s don't really need euro maps

chris
#3
Depends, the F20 is a newer model as far as I know, not sure if the icn720 has the second generation receiver that the F20 does, but I guess it's just a case of weighing up the two specs and seeing which comes up best. Have a look at some online reviews on Google and see what comes up for both. If you're unsure then I'll have a quick look tomorrow if you want and let you know how they weigh up against each other.

Cheers!
#4
Thanks Mate, been great help,
rep added (opps would be if i knew how )

still also playing with the idea of putting satnav on my phone but iam running windows mobile 6 and nothing seems to be compatible with it which is a shame and don't won't to spend £60 on tomtom 6 if it won't work
#5
You might also consider the Fujitsu Siemens LOOX N100.
Mine came with all of Europe maps and all gear for use
in car . It's very small , easily fits in your pocket.

Cheers
Paul.
#6
cheers paul will have look
#7
Fujitsu Siemens LOOX N100 available here...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105000&highlight=loox

for [COLOR="Red"]£104.98 [/COLOR]inc Vat & Next Business Day Delivery

More info about the unit at:-

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53253&highlight=loox
banned#8
Tomtom one for £127, the best extra £27 you'll ever spend, nothing on the market comes close to tomtom for navigation and ease of use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TomTom-Britain-Satellite-Navigation-System/dp/B000TXHDM6/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/202-3765125-5064648?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1193318442&sr=8-1
#9
UltimoScorpion
Tomtom one for £127, the best extra £27 you'll ever spend, nothing on the market comes close to tomtom for navigation and ease of use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TomTom-Britain-Satellite-Navigation-System/dp/B000TXHDM6/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/202-3765125-5064648?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1193318442&sr=8-1


2nd that! The new ONE covers all the functions you are likely to need, updated maps with map share for fixing any mistakes and is small enough to fit in your coat pocket.

Saying that their are few Viamichelin deals to be had flying around, worth a google search.
#10
Sounds like a few options there, all with their pros and cons. A few people seem to be unhappy that there's no SD card slot on the v3 TomTom and adding extra maps at a later date would be a problem as it's only 512MB onboard. Only really matters if you think you'll be adding extra maps, e.g Europe, but if not then it doesn't matter!

However, would definitely say that the Navman range are just as good in terms of navigation and ease of use than TomTom after direct comparisons with a friend's TomTom on the same trip. We actually found the Navman F20 recalculated a little faster after taking some deliberate wrong-turns than the TomTom (think it was the v2 which was out the same time as the F20).
#11
UltimoScorpion
Tomtom one for £127, the best extra £27 you'll ever spend, nothing on the market comes close to tomtom for navigation and ease of use.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TomTom-Britain-Satellite-Navigation-System/dp/B000TXHDM6/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/202-3765125-5064648?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1193318442&sr=8-1



I agree tom tom is the way to go! :thumbsup: had mine 2 years now with out any probs even took it to usa.
#12
£1.99 road map in morrisons at mo. That is what I got ;)
#13
stinkybeard
£1.99 road map in morrisons at mo. That is what I got ;)


He's got a point, you know! :giggle:
#14
UltimoScorpion
nothing on the market comes close to tomtom for navigation and ease of use.


Whilst I've got nothing against the TomTom One - that is quite patently rubbish - there are numerous models and makes that "come close" - ie either are as good, or exceed TomTom for navigation and ease of use.

They are the market leader - in the UK - and there interface and ease of use is good - but to say nobody else comes close is just stunningly naive, and does misrepresent the situation.

It's one thing to state your preferences, but entirely another to misrepresent the state of the sat nav market.
#15
bjmcghee
However, would definitely say that the Navman range are just as good in terms of navigation and ease of use than TomTom after direct comparisons with a friend's TomTom on the same trip. We actually found the Navman F20 recalculated a little faster after taking some deliberate wrong-turns than the TomTom (think it was the v2 which was out the same time as the F20).


Indeed - anybody who believes that there is one make of sat nav that is head and shoulders above all others, is just ignorant of the facts.

You've only got to read forums devoted to the different makes, to realise that non of the popular makes and models are trouble free, and non are markedly superior to the others. There's just really variations on a theme.

Sure, TomTom make good units, as a generalism. And their software is user friendly, easy to use, and well presented. But they're not alone in that. Nor does the underlying performance better all the other makes, comprehensively, either.
banned#16
Lester Burnham
Whilst I've got nothing against the TomTom One - that is quite patently rubbish



Lester Burnham
Sure, TomTom make good units, and their software is user friendly, easy to use, and well presented.


Heres a quick lesson from Lester Burnham in how to totally contradict yourself...

Tomtom not good...er oh yeah it is actually :?
#17
UltimoScorpion
Heres a quick lesson from Lester Burnham in how to totally contradict yourself...

Tomtom not good...er oh yeah it is actually :?


What utter rubbish - I've NEVER - not even in those quotes you've given, tried to say TomTom is not good, then say it is.

What I said is what YOU said is total rubbish - that they aren't peerless.

Here's a tip, bud, if you want to try and make out somebody is being an idiot, it makes sense to at least invest in a little reading comprehension. HTH.
banned#18
Lester Burnham
What utter rubbish - I've NEVER - not even in those quotes you've given, tried to say TomTom is not good, then say it is.

What I said is what YOU said is total rubbish - that they aren't peerless.

Here's a tip, bud, if you want to try and make out somebody is being an idiot, it makes sense to at least invest in a little reading comprehension. HTH.


Lester in my 'opinion' they are, we are all allowed to voice our opinions...hopefully without someone denigrating your efforts.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81946

Please read point III
#19
UltimoScorpion
Lester in my 'opinion' they are, we are all allowed to voice our opinions...


Then you should have said it was just your opinion, rather than:-

UltimoScorpion
nothing on the market comes close to tomtom for navigation and ease of use


Which, as I said, is just plain wrong - there are plenty of sat navs on the market, that "come close" or as good as TomTom. Categorically.

And just as it's your right to voice your opinion, it's my right to express my opinion that rubbishing all other makes, is:-

a) not on
b) simply wrong

HTH.

UltimoScorpion
hopefully without someone denigrating your efforts.


Which I didn't do.

Had you just said "In my opinion, TomTom are the best sat navs" I wouldn't quibble. But you DIDN'T. You simply made a categoric statement, as quoted above, that by any stretch doesn't just say it's:-

a) your opinion
b) have any basis in fact

And spare me the references. All I'm trying to do, is be equitable about the sat nav market. I have no blind loyalties, nor brand allegiancies. I'm not being a shill for any make - I'm simply rubbishing such categoric statements, that are said as if they're immutable fact.

As you say - you are entitled to your opinion, and in just the same way, I'm entitled to express mine. And if my opinion is that what you've written is rubbish, I'm entitled to say so.

As I said, if all you'd contributed is something like "I believe TomTom are the best sat navs, bar none", I'd have simply said there are others that are just as good. But you didn't. If you want it to be taken as your opinion, then state it is. Otherwise, don't go moaning about it when others point out that what you've presented as facts are merely your opinion - which is all I've done.
#20
Chrisg82
Hi All

looking to purchase a satnav unit
around the £100 mark (give or take)

so far found a Navman iCN 720 for £129.99
anyone else know of any good deals out there?

Chris


Chris are you any further forward with making a decision? If not maybe you can tell us more about your requirements, which might help get this thread back in a direction that will help you.

Do you plan to use the device out with the UK?
Would hands free calling or additional storage be of use?

Navman have also recently released a whole new model range so expect some deals to be had on the navman you previously mentioned
#21
Any one had any experience with the Acer E305? - £103.41 delivered
banned#22
Lester get a grip...

We are posting on a Deal Request Forum, everthing posted on the forum is an opinion. I can post a deal and say this is the best price for etc, it is in my opinion that that is the best price, I don't know that for fact. Every single post on this whole website is opinion.

If, to please you, we have state clearly in the top of our post 'THIS IS FACT!' or 'THIS IS OPINION!', the site would fall apart. My my, is it really that important. I give opinion in every post, as does every single member of the forum!

Hate to quote code to you again, but please read VIII

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81946

'The opinions and views of our members....'

I think (in my opinion!) tomtom are the best on the market, to quote myself, nothing comes close, I even got a 2nd that and a thumbs up for my opinion. If you are so incensed by my opinion I'll draw your attention to point VI of the forum rules.
#23
UltimoScorpion
Lester get a grip...

We are posting on a Deal Request Forum, everthing posted on the forum is an opinion. I can post a deal and say this is the best price for etc, it is in my opinion that that is the best price, I don't know that for fact. Every single post on this whole website is opinion.


So what's you issue, then?

If I correct somebody's post on something specific about a deal, what's the difference?

UltimoScorpion
If, to please you, we have state clearly in the top of our post 'THIS IS FACT!' or 'THIS IS OPINION!', the site would fall apart. My my, is it really that important. I give opinion in every post, as does every single member of the forum!


So as you say "Get a grip" then.

If your opinion isn't sufficiently robust that it can't withstand challenge - that's entirely your problem. All I've been striving for is equity, here.

I have experience of a number of sat navs of differing makes. And simply informing people who are new to sat navs, that they should ignore any specific requirements they have, and just go for certain peoples' preferences, is not listening to them, or providing best help to the people who need it.

UltimoScorpion
Hate to quote code to you again, but please read VIII

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=81946

'The opinions and views of our members....'

I think (in my opinion!) tomtom are the best on the market, to quote myself, nothing comes close, I even got a 2nd that and a thumbs up for my opinion. If you are so incensed by my opinion I'll draw your attention to point VI of the forum rules.


You can try and quote as much of the rules as you like, but:-

a) I've been as civil to you, as you have to me
b) I've been as respectful of your opinion as you have of mine

There is such a concept as crying wolf, you know. I see where you're going with the whole appealling to the rules, and trying to squash detraction. You can go overboard on that, you know. Crying about the rules at every turn, suggests that you are more concerned with not having your "opinion" questioned, as opposed to a consideration as to the true reason behind this forum (ie helping people actually get the best deal, for their requirements).
banned#24
OK Lester grab a beer, we are moving, continue on this post in miscellaneous

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108449

http://www.surromomsonline.com/support/images/smilies/topic.gif

Sorry for the distruption guys
#25
anooobist
Fujitsu Siemens LOOX N100 available here...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105000&highlight=loox

for [COLOR="Red"]£104.98 [/COLOR]inc Vat & Next Business Day Delivery

More info about the unit at:-

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53253&highlight=loox


Best for money IMO. European maps. Good reviews from when it was £250 plus. Works straight out of the box, but can also be hacked for those who want to install other applications that work on Windows CE, including Tom Tom and Memory Map, spreadsheets, etc.
#26
Thanks for all the advice guys.

Been looking at a few opitions now for couple of days, I think i might try and find some software that will work on my phone running windows mobile 6 which seem hard to find, (tomtom yet to say they are compatable)

For the people who seem to have found away for turning this into a arguement, if I could please ask to find or create there own forum to cont.. you dispute.

If anyone does know of any software that would do the job on wm6 please let me know.

thanks inadvance

Chris

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