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tomtom go 300 under £100 in asda!!!!

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9y, 8m agoFound 9 years, 8 months ago
i brought a tomtom go 300 in asda today for £99.97 i think you will only get this in big stores the store only had 10 in stock!!!
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#1
Our Asda insider tuts-is-me reporting again; thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
#2
Yeh well i cant vote this hot as dont know whether it is in stock
#3
ill check this deal out in my local asda tommorrow. will keep informed.
#4
Oooh, this is very interesting... I really hope they've got them in my local. Will be popping in there in the morning, as I'm after a TomTom.
banned 1 Like #5
hi all.
l work in halfords so l sell satnav all the time, l just have to say, dont be fooled into thinking your getting an excellent deal here. whilst tom tom is an excellent make (my favourite to use by far) the go 300 is an EXTREMELY old model and l don't even think they do map updates for them anymore. (don't quote me on that) but even when l started in halfords over a year ago we didnt even stock these, thats how out of date they are.

current tom tom models are: tom tom one (europe or great britian version) the go 510, 710 and 910 and also the tom tom rider.
hope this information is of some use to people when choosing a sat nav, dont go for the cheapest thing about because with sat nav you always get what you pay for and for a good basic satnav your looking at about a hundred and fifty pounds and upwards for it.
#6
Just to say that i purchased a Go 300 when they first came out a couple of years ago - so yes, they are an 'older/superseded' model - but mine is still going strong and both software & map updates are available. It even uses the latest TomTom Home (PC based software) to manage the upgrades for you. You can also use the Home software to add custom voices and regular speed camera updates.

As such, i think this is still an excellent bargain, albeit for an older bit of kit. Hope this helps...
#7
Because it's old there's no fancy stuff like Bluetooth hands free or built in MP3, and it's not that pocketable because of the big rounded case. On the other hand, it does everything you need to get you from A-B with full postcode search, and deeper case does give a bit of extra bass to the voices that you don't get with the new "anorexic" models. Being TomTom it has wider 3rd party POI/Speed cam support than other budget brands. Plus you can get hacks for it which will allow you to boot freeware MP3 players etc. from an SD card if you don't want to use the GPS function.
#8
I work in halfords too selling sat nav. This is great value for money, just because its old doesnt mean its crap.
You can download updates from [url]www.tomtom.com[/url]
and also check out [url]www.pocketgpsworld.com[/url] for cheaper camera detectors etc...
Stil use me dads old 300 now and again and still works fine.
Good find
voted hot
#9
Think i might just wait till this one comes out?

http://www.navigadget.com/wp-content/postimages/2007/04/max9700dt-012.jpg


MAX9700DT boasts a 7″ widescreen LCD display and fits in a 2DIN slot. The features of this expensive system from Clarion are plenty but some of the more important ones are:
[LIST]
[*]1-seg TV tuner for broadcasts tailored for mobile devices
[*]digital tuner for picking up all free stations
[*]navigation system can communicate with digital TV channel broadcasts to direct to certain shops[/LIST]Clarion MAX9700DT comes with a 40GB HDD as well as a DVD player and has support for ATRAC, WMA, MP3 as well as many other audio formats. Not to mention, with a proper cable it can bring up a user interface to control any kind of iPod.


OK, it's not quite as cheap as the £100 tomtom, but if that screen display is anything to go by. The extra £900.00 odd, will be coming out of my pocket.

Ehhg Erm, if the Mrs lets me.
#10
I have a pda version of tomtom 6 and its great
#11
RS2000



The features of this expensive system from Clarion are plenty but some of the more important ones are:
[LIST]
[*]1-seg TV tuner for broadcasts tailored for mobile devices
[*]digital tuner for picking up all free stations
[*]navigation system can communicate with digital TV channel broadcasts to direct to certain shops[/LIST]Clarion MAX9700DT comes with a 40GB HDD as well as a DVD player and has support for ATRAC, WMA, MP3 as well as many other audio formats. Not to mention, with a proper cable it can bring up a user interface to control any kind of iPod.



Is it a GPS unit or a music player? :-D
#12
Outdated and slow to register signal. TT One for not much more has Sirf3 chip for fast and reliable signal access and much more recent maps. Is also far more convenient.
#13
RS2000
Think i might just wait till this one comes out?

http://www.navigadget.com/wp-content/postimages/2007/04/max9700dt-012.jpg


MAX9700DT boasts a 7″ widescreen LCD display and fits in a 2DIN slot. The features of this expensive system from Clarion are plenty but some of the more important ones are:
[LIST]
[*]1-seg TV tuner for broadcasts tailored for mobile devices
[*]digital tuner for picking up all free stations
[*]navigation system can communicate with digital TV channel broadcasts to direct to certain shops[/LIST]Clarion MAX9700DT comes with a 40GB HDD as well as a DVD player and has support for ATRAC, WMA, MP3 as well as many other audio formats. Not to mention, with a proper cable it can bring up a user interface to control any kind of iPod.


OK, it's not quite as cheap as the £100 tomtom, but if that screen display is anything to go by. The extra £900.00 odd, will be coming out of my pocket.

Ehhg Erm, if the Mrs lets me.


I am pretty sure it is Illegal in this country to have an entertainment system positioned where the driver can watch it . such as this screen with TV (freeview)

:? :? :?
#14
Bertt
Outdated and slow to register signal. TT One for not much more has Sirf3 chip for fast and reliable signal access and much more recent maps. Is also far more convenient.



I wouldn't necessarily accept approx 50% more is 'not much more' though :? . The cheapest Sirf3 chip satnav unit I've seen is the Medion Gopal PNA210 which, interestingly, is exactly the same as this Asda TomTom300 at £100 direct from Medion. £50 is £50, after all. Perhaps even more interestingly, it's £145 from Amazon. :w00t:
#15
Extra £55 and you have a tomtom one.. For all the negitives you have to tollerate for £100.. you might as well spend £155 and be confident its going to work well.
#16
RS2000
Think i might just wait till this one comes out?


Is it ever coming to the UK? :roll:
#17
Quaver
Is it ever coming to the UK? :roll:


Yep it will, will be out in UK in around 10 years times as we always get things last! By then the Japanese will have invented teleportation :giggle:
#18
Not sure if this is nationwide. I just rang Asda in leigh, the ''supercentre asda/wal-mart'' in wigan and the asda at bolton and none of them had them in stock.
#19
There were none in Wakefield at all.
#20
The Navman F20 has Sirf3 technology and is available for example at several outlets for around £100 eg £104.99 delivered from ebuyer using google checkout. But the TT software is so much better that waiting for the TT One price to drop again is the best option.
#21
v2drinkers
??? My car passed its MOT last year with a stereo system /LCD screen DVD player and TV tuner (all in one unit) sat in the dash in full view of the driver.
I was also stopped by the police this month and they said nothing.


MOT has nothing to do with this it is not a requirement for MOT
As are certaian tints in windows are illegal BUT they are not part of the MOT and would not be failed at an MOT test.

The rule is

It's illegal to have a TV fitted within view of the driver.

Vehicles which use the sat-nav display to show TV must be wired so that TV goes off when ignition switched on.

Originally the law banned all displays but was altered to allow navigation aids, ie satnav.
#22
I was thinking about that clarion, but I live in an area with very high crime rate (anywhere in the UK these days) and I know some Chav/ Yob is out there to rob it so I will consider losing that 1k on shares or summit :p
banned#23
if the unit still upgrades then l dont see why you shouldent go for it then. for just under 100 its a good bargain but you are still getting an older, slower unit. as for the guy saying about the f20, if you can spend the extra money to get a tomtom one, go for it. oh and medion ones l personally think theyre utter rubbish to use, tomtom is deff the best make.
#24
wabhimself
if the unit still upgrades then l dont see why you shouldent go for it then. for just under 100 its a good bargain but you are still getting an older, slower unit. as for the guy saying about the f20, if you can spend the extra money to get a tomtom one, go for it. oh and medion ones l personally think theyre utter rubbish to use, tomtom is deff the best make.


I sat in a car with a brand new tom tom one the other day. We came to a cross roads (a dangerous one) and it told us to turn right - however it has not been legal to turn right at these x roads for 25 years! We came to a set of lights that evolved from a roundabout 5 years ago and it still showed the roundabout. Anyone know why they are not reliable with their up-to-date- info?
#25
Robbieeee
I sat in a car with a brand new tom tom one the other day. We came to a cross roads (a dangerous one) and it told us to turn right - however it has not been legal to turn right at these x roads for 25 years! We came to a set of lights that evolved from a roundabout 5 years ago and it still showed the roundabout. Anyone know why they are not reliable with their up-to-date- info?


You think thats bad...........Over a year ago I used Tomtom 5 on my PDA in Virgina, USA on a business trip on a new road that was 5 miles long and was just over 1 year old and it didn't exist on Tomtom. (which isn't surprising)

I upgraded to Tomtom 6 which has the new combined USA maps and went to Virgina again last month and the road is STILL missing !! :roll:
#26
RS2000
Think i might just wait till this one comes out?

http://www.navigadget.com/wp-content/postimages/2007/04/max9700dt-012.jpg


MAX9700DT boasts a 7″ widescreen LCD display and fits in a 2DIN slot. The features of this expensive system from Clarion are plenty but some of the more important ones are:[LIST]
[*]1-seg TV tuner for broadcasts tailored for mobile devices
[*]digital tuner for picking up all free stations
[*]navigation system can communicate with digital TV channel broadcasts to direct to certain shops[/LIST]Clarion MAX9700DT comes with a 40GB HDD as well as a DVD player and has support for ATRAC, WMA, MP3 as well as many other audio formats. Not to mention, with a proper cable it can bring up a user interface to control any kind of iPod.


OK, it's not quite as cheap as the £100 tomtom, but if that screen display is anything to go by. The extra £900.00 odd, will be coming out of my pocket.

Ehhg Erm, if the Mrs lets me.


This is already out in Japan. They also have these integrated in car dashboards
#27
Robbieeee
I sat in a car with a brand new tom tom one the other day. We came to a cross roads (a dangerous one) and it told us to turn right - however it has not been legal to turn right at these x roads for 25 years! We came to a set of lights that evolved from a roundabout 5 years ago and it still showed the roundabout. Anyone know why they are not reliable with their up-to-date- info?


You can report mapping errors but with any Sat Nav system you cannot assume it is right and blindly follow it - if it tells you to go the wrong way down a one way street, through a ford or onto a railway, don't do it. They're generally good at rerouting so if this sort of problem arises, drive in the direction you think you should be going and you'll get a new route which you can actually follow.

All the examples above are ones I've seen in the newspaper, I find it really quite scary that people would follow their sat nav so blindly.

John
banned#28
as john already said, if its obviously telling you something wrong, ignore it. simple as that, for all the maps that the companies have to keep up to date with they do exceptionally well. errors like this you find are few and far between and for all the sat-nav i've sold its very rare l hear a bad word about tom tom.
#29
Johnmcl7
You can report mapping errors but with any Sat Nav system you cannot assume it is right and blindly follow it - if it tells you to go the wrong way down a one way street, through a ford or onto a railway, don't do it. They're generally good at rerouting so if this sort of problem arises, drive in the direction you think you should be going and you'll get a new route which you can actually follow.

All the examples above are ones I've seen in the newspaper, I find it really quite scary that people would follow their sat nav so blindly.

John


Nothing surprises me when it comes to this sort of thing. The thing is, technology is built as a means we can trust 100%. The sat nav makers arn't going to say, this product may contain routes that do not exist or may take you over a cliff.

So some will do exactly as it tells them even though they know its wrong.
#30
The Clarion display has got to be one of the most confusing SatNav displays I have ever seen. Far too much information displayed at once, and the important bits such as the next turn icons are woefully small and lost in all the technocolour wizardy. Looks more like a screen from Grand Theft Auto than an at-a-glance navigational aid. OK for showing off - but do these people forget you're supposed to be paying all attention to the road - not your fancy toy!

And don't get me started on all the "PratNav" morons who plonk their TomToms bang in middle of the windscreen!
#31
rangermastiffs
MOT has nothing to do with this it is not a requirement for MOT
As are certaian tints in windows are illegal BUT they are not part of the MOT and would not be failed at an MOT test.

The rule is

It's illegal to have a TV fitted within view of the driver.

Vehicles which use the sat-nav display to show TV must be wired so that TV goes off when ignition switched on.

Originally the law banned all displays but was altered to allow navigation aids, ie satnav.


Absolute rubbish. Many high end cars such as Audi's, BMW's etc come with these fitted as standard within the dash itself. These are not angled away from the driver at all.

I believe the law states you must only be able to watch the TV once the handbrake is applied although it is easy to get around this.

Do you have a source for your claims?
#32
rangermastiffs
I am pretty sure it is Illegal in this country to have an entertainment system positioned where the driver can watch it . such as this screen with TV (freeview)

:? :? :?

In Japan, most cars I've seen can switch their system from satnav to tv, with the screen in clear view of the driver.
#33
Totoriko
In Japan, most cars I've seen can switch their system from satnav to tv, with the screen in clear view of the driver.

No doubt they can drive over the speed limit, through red lights, on the pavement, and the wrong way down a motorway too - but that doesn't mean it's acceptable, or legal, to do so.
#34
Mada06
Absolute rubbish. Many high end cars such as Audi's, BMW's etc come with these fitted as standard within the dash itself. These are not angled away from the driver at all.

I believe the law states you must only be able to watch the TV once the handbrake is applied although it is easy to get around this.

Do you have a source for your claims?


OK then here is my proof where is yours.

Under Regulation 109 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, it is an offence to drive a motor vehicle on a road if the driver is in such a position as to be able to see, whether directly or by reflection, a television screen showing anything other than information:
No person shall drive, causeor permit to be driven, a mv on a road, if the driver is in such a position

as to be able to see,
whether directly or by deflection,
a television receiving apparatus or other cinematographic apparatus used to display anything other than:

State of veh and equipment
Location of vehicle and the road on which it is located
assist driver to see road adjacent to the vehicle, or
to assist the driver to reach his location.

"Television receiving apparatus" is defined as:

any cathode ray tube carriued on a vehicle and on which there can be displayed an image derived from a television broadcast, a recording or a camera or computor.
:whistling: :whistling: :whistling:

-------------

We are not talking about how you get "round this"
#35
Except that an LCD screen is not a cathode ray tube, so is exempt ;)

Not that that would help you in court of course. If nothing else, you'll still be done under the "due care and attention" rules.

BTW - notice how the sunvisor mounted Bluetooth Handsfree sets and similar are being dumped on the market at the moment at bargain prices, before people wake up to the fact that _any_ use of their phone whilst driving can lead to prosecution?
#36
sorry but this is covered under the wording

"a television receiving apparatus or other cinematographic apparatus"

so this covers the LCD screen

This has been challenged before!!!
#37
why are people muppets for putting their satnavs in the middle of the windscreen? I have mine there angled towards me. I would never put it on the driver side between the steering wheel and the door as I drive with my window down a lot and my suction pad isbt always reliable so it would go straight out the window if it were there.

If anything I would say people who put their satnavs where you suggest are idiots :)
#38
why are people muppets for putting their satnavs in the middle of the windscreen?

If you have to ask, then you support my theory :)

There's a reason your windscreen is a wide expanse of glass - it's so you can see through it - geddit?

Or do you think that sticking a big lump of plastic with wires and flashing lights right in your field of vision somehow enhances your view of the road ahead?

my suction pad isn't always reliable so it would go straight out the window

Probably the best place for it. Install it properly, or buy a decent mount. Even a muppet can do that.

I would say people who put their satnavs where you suggest are idiots

Eh? Where I suggest? Show me where in my post I suggest any location. You must be hallucinating (maybe it's constant exposure to that screen in your face?) :)
banned#39
actually the place recommended for sat navs to be put is just next to the driver door. if your suction cup isnt working properly it a duff un' go back to where you bought it and ask for a new cradle for it (thats if its new) or buy a new one for it.
and also your not really meant to be looking at your satnav while your driving, thats why they announce your turns and so on.
#40
You would be better off getting the Garmin StreetPilot C510 for £99.81 from Staples or even for only £89.81 if you get it before Wednesday 2nd May using this voucher

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