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Since this is £30+ cheaper than everywhere else I've looked I thought it was worth a mention.

For comparison with other recent Garmin & Tomtom deals, features include:
- Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling
- Comes with carry case
- Built in Travel Kit includes MP3 player with sample MPs, audio books, picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters, calculator and more
- Supports FM TMC traffic alerting
- Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones and safety cams with POI Loader
- Compact design
- 3.5" Screen
- Generally very good reviews on the web

Don't confuse this with the Garmin C310 Streetpilot (which is bigger), or the Nuvi 300 (Doesn't have bluetooth).
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#1
Hi Shonman, Welcome to HUKD ! Thanks for the post - well done on it by the way!
#2
Welcome to HotUKDeals from me too Shonman and Thanks for this :)
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#3
voted hot. I've been using Garmin for 10 years or more and have the widescreen Nuvi 670 now

the Nuvi's have an easy user interface which might make you think they lack function, but they don't

I shall get one of these for my wifes car

a tip: sign up to PocketGPSWorld as you can download full speed and red light camera databases and upload them to Nuvi using the free POI loader from the Garmin site. Links below:

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/modules.php?name=Cameras

http://www.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-12
#4
Thanks for the tips masseur
#5
Ive got a TT1 V2 but noticed this has bluetooth hands free , the battery on the TT dosent last long either would this be a suitable replacement ?
#6
didnt like the nuvi in the end. Had it for over a year and wasnt impressed. Took long to catch signal and the map accuracy was really poor.

i3 i has was absolutely fantastic !!

good deal but I would still stay away from nuvis.
#7
The Tomtom one V2 is better than this, and can be had for £144 in one of the other threads on HUKD....:)
#8
Cyrus
didnt like the nuvi in the end. Had it for over a year and wasnt impressed. Took long to catch signal and the map accuracy was really poor.

i3 i has was absolutely fantastic !!

good deal but I would still stay away from nuvis.


I'm a bit surprised. Many reviews comment that this Nuvi is very quick at locking onto satellites, and accurate within a few metres.

I was considering the TT V2 at £141 from Currys but I'd still need a case for another £20. Plus no bluetooth handsfree functionality.
#9
Well well, if it isn't another Garmin vs Tom Tom forum. Well, I've owned the Tom Tom 1 and it's not a patch on the Garmin Nuvi 310 which I own now. The Nuvi is much more accurate, and from cold ( not turned on for about 4 hours) it will take about 1 minute to lock on to a satellite. However, if you've been using it previously in the day, the lock on is almost instantaneous. The hands free is excellent, as long as you don't have the volume too loud in the car as it gives echo feedback to the other caller.

Before getting this model, I must have read the equivalent of War and Peace in terms of product info, reviews and forum opinions, and not one unit on this planet was perfect. However, I HIGHLY recommend this unit. On the battery life question, I recently travelled down to London from Manchester (4 hours in total) and the Nuvi lasted this long on a full charge, but not much more. My partner paid £280 at Christmas for this unit (I know I could have got it for £220 but it was a gift!) and this is not just another so-so Sat Nav Unit, so this is a bargain price - voted hot!
#10
Cyrus
... and the map accuracy was really poor.

i3 i has was absolutely fantastic !!


thats strange as the i3 has the same navteq data as the nuvis which is widely regarded as more accurate than the tele atlas supplied in tom tom

also, the i3 uses the old style 12 channel receiver whereas the nuvis use the much more sensitive sirf chips

its also very pocketable

...and yes, I find it very quick to lock on and can even get a signal rated to 16 feet sitting in my flat!
#11
I have been using one of these but without the blue tooth for about 6 months, every day at work. I also have tomtom on my PDA so can comment on both of these. Obviously tomtom on my pda isnt exactly the same as the tomtom go systems, but I do much prefer the navigation of the tomtom systems. It gives clearer directions, is so much easier to type in where you want to go to and just better all round. For example, on the tomtom, you type in the first letter of the town and it brings up all the towns beginning with that letter, and then narrows the list down the more letters you type in. This means you can scroll through a list if you dont want to type it all. The garmin you have to type in pretty much the whole town name before it brings up a list. The same goes with the road names also. It often also makes you type in 'England' most times aswell which is a pain in the bum when you're trying to type the address in in a hurry.

The navigation on Garmin isnt bad, however often by the time you get the notification to turn right, you've already passed the junction, or at it with no time to react. The navigation on the tomtom is certainly better. Signal lock on is quick but have often found the house numbers to be wrong, ie it tells you the address is approaching on the right, when infact it is on the left.
I dont know what features are on the tomtom systems, but the ones on the garmin are quite good. Cant see the point personally of it having MP3. Why use iit in the car I will use my stereo, and its too big to use as a pocket mp3 player. However, there are some nice little features. the POI library is quite big, photo viewer via the SD card has come in handy a few times. The talking books thing is a bit of a useless gimmic. There are only 5 minute demos on there, and the rest have to be purchased from their website.

However......despiute all what I've just said, I would buy one (yeah I know - crazy!)

They are an easy system to use and live with. I quite often have to type in up to 20 address during the day, but in normal life I wouldnt have to type in loads, so the system would be ok. I do very much like the idea of the bluetooth. Cant comment on how it works, but if you're able to leave your phone in your pocket and make and receive calls via this unit, then that it one cool gadget, especially if you can access your phone book remotely. Anyone know if this is the case?

I'll probably wait for a while, until they come down to about £100, but thought I'd share my experiences.
#12
hot! i have a Nuvi 350, love it!
#13
Amazon Technical details list the following :-

• Preloaded maps for one European region

[Ques] Will it come with preloaded UK map + One more country or just UK?

• SD memory card expansion slot

[Ques] Is there a card accompanied with the unit? How much capacity of SD card is supported?
#14
paulace
Well well, if it isn't another Garmin vs Tom Tom forum. Well, I've owned the Tom Tom 1 and it's not a patch on the Garmin Nuvi 310 which I own now. The Nuvi is much more accurate, and from cold ( not turned on for about 4 hours) it will take about 1 minute to lock on to a satellite. However, if you've been using it previously in the day, the lock on is almost instantaneous.


The Tom Tom is very quick too if you use GPSFIX on a regular basis. This is designed to allow the reciever to know (instantly) where the satellites currently are postioned. The less you use this utility then the reciever needs to do some searching before it locks on.

That said I think I'd rate the Nuvi above the One at this price as it has hands free, longer battery life & comes with a home charger (I think). Debatable which mapping/ route planning is better as these differ between the two.
#15
Is there a Car charging unit also available for the unit in market?
#16
Matt Davidson
The navigation on Garmin isnt bad, however often by the time you get the notification to turn right, you've already passed the junction, or at it with no time to react.


the only time I have seen this is when going off route and by the time it recalculated the new route I was at the road it wanted me to go down, but it soon reclaculated again giving a usable route.

the 670 I am using comes with North American and Europe maps, and I've also loaded the aussie maps too (I travel alot!) and so far it hasn't let me down.

The MP3 player is not bad, I have a 4gb card in there and the 670 has an FM transmitter to play through your car stereo. But since I take my GPS on my travels, its also not bad for sitting in hotel rooms and listening to my own music

the handsfree facility is excellent too and the phone book is downloaded and usable quite quickly

assuming the 310 works the same as the 670, the built-in or added POIs can have phone numbers stored against them too for easy dialling

having had a couple of portable aviation Garmins, and also the original street pilot, Streetpilot III, 2610, quest and now 670 I have to say Garmin is just getting better all the time

p.s. no, I don't work for them! :)
#17
does the unit comes with ac adapter?
#18
no, it has an in car power source, but for a few pounds you can get an adaptor that lets you plug that into a normal 3 pin socket


here is the Garmin product details

http://www.garmin.com/products/nuvi310/

Preloaded [COLOR=#0066cc]City Navigator® NT Europe[/COLOR] data for one of the nine regions below:
[LIST]
[*]UK/Ireland
[*]Nordics
[*]Benelux
[*]France
[*]Italy/Greece
[*]Spain/Portugal
[*]Germany/Czech
[*]Austria, Switzerland, Italy
[*]Eastern Europe[/LIST]Vehicle suction cup mount*
12/24 volt adapter cable
Dashboard disk
USB interface cable
Carrying case
Owner's manual on CD-ROM
Quick reference guide
#19
you can charge your nuvi with a USB cable also (connected to a PC & PC powered on)
#20
Thanks! ordered one
1 Like #21
amitahuja
Thanks! ordered one


It's cheaper instore at Sainsbury's @ £149.99 - bought 2 yesterday when I went to have a look at the c510 which was a deal on HotDealsUK
#22
You've got to be very lucky to find any without putting in some serious mileage.
#23
Does this have definately have Btooth for calling.

Just Auto Express done a Sat Nav review just few issues ago and they never mentioned this and normally they would as they did with others that featured this.

Mind you wouldnt be the first time they have got things wrong or made something out to be better or worse than it actually is
#24
This is hot.

Better than TT One V2 for me :thumbsup:
#25
Voted Hot Rep on its way
#26
arrrrggg now im lost totally was gonna wait a few more days but bit the bullet today and ordered a tomtom one v2 , what should i do is this unit really that good should i cancel my order? is there any return policys on these things ?
#27
katya1971
arrrrggg now im lost totally was gonna wait a few more days but bit the bullet today and ordered a tomtom one v2 , what should i do is this unit really that good should i cancel my order? is there any return policys on these things ?


Standard Amazon Returns policy :)

With Bluetooth calling plus mp3 I would say they were much better tahn TT one :)
#28
gogboy
Does this have definately have Btooth for calling.

Just Auto Express done a Sat Nav review just few issues ago and they never mentioned this and normally they would as they did with others that featured this.

Mind you wouldnt be the first time they have got things wrong or made something out to be better or worse than it actually is


as it says on the Garmin page I linked to

Place hands-free calls with Bluetooth wireless technology Place hands-free calls with Bluetooth wireless technology
#29
Ive used this Nuvi and the TomTom One V2. Given a choice irrespective of price....I would choose the TomTom. Not a lot in it but just find it that little bit more user friendly and find the voice prompts more specific. Used to miss turns with the Garmin's directions but not with the Tomtom.

This is my only personal view and others will differ. Given that the TT can be had for slightly cheaper at the mo I would say that is definately the better deal.
#30
ODonnyboy
Which branch of Sainsburys did you get it from, I live in Washington t&wear & our local Savacentre has "none since Xmas".

Cheers
Paul
#31
ODonnyBoy
It's cheaper instore at Sainsbury's @ £149.99 - bought 2 yesterday when I went to have a look at the c510 which was a deal on HotDealsUK


Thanks pop into my local JS and they had plenty at £149.00 Rep on its way.
#32
sonygeezer
Thanks pop into my local JS and they had plenty at £149.00 Rep on its way.


Going for one now at my local Sainsbury, £149 and nectar points:-D
#33
paul97
ODonnyboy
Which branch of Sainsburys did you get it from, I live in Washington t&wear & our local Savacentre has "none since Xmas".

Cheers
Paul

At White Rose Shopping Centre, Leeds - I understand they have some 'in the back' none on display - ask the manager
#34
sonygeezer
Voted Hot Rep on its way


Cheers sonygeezer - glad to be of help - anyone else benefitting from this> rep would be appreciated - I suppose I should put it on as a new deal?
#35
Took it out for a trail run this after and works like a dream including the blue tooth.
#36
sonygeezer
Took it out for a trail run this after and works like a dream including the blue tooth.


What phone did you use it with btw?:)
#37
col
What phone did you use it with btw?:)



Samsung E250
#38
Anybody get one of these in a scottish store yet
#39
Way up in price now :( I was thinking of ordering, too late.

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