Garmin Drive 50 LM 5" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps + FREE lifetime updates now £67.50 using code @ Halfords + More
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Garmin Drive 50 LM 5" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps + FREE lifetime updates now £67.50 using code @ Halfords + More

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SuperEd
Found 22nd Aug 2017
Morning folks, was hunting around for a sat nav similar to mine for a family member and spotted this, which i thought was a good price anyway but you can use a code to get it cheaper.

Good reviews and get quite a bit included

  • Easy-to-use Garmin sat nav with bright 5-inch dual-orientation display
  • Preloaded with detailed maps of the UK & Ireland plus free lifetime map updates
  • Driver awareness features include alerts for dangerous curves, speed changes, wrong way on a one-way, railroad crossings, animal crossings, and more
  • Fatigue warning suggests break times and potential rest areas ahead after hours of driving
  • Red light cameras and speed cameras alerts
  • Garmin Real Directions™ feature guides like a friend, using landmarks and traffic lights
  • Handy route preview and detailed milestones along your route
  • Easily find places Up Ahead, like food and fuel stations, without leaving the map
  • Foursquare® data adds millions more new and popular places
  • Direct Access simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like shopping centres and airports
  • Lane assist with junction view eases navigation of complex junctions
  • Compatible with Garmin BC™ 30 Wireless Backup Camera and Garmin babyCam™ (sold separately)
  • Map updates may require replaceable microSD™ card



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TomTom Start 20 WE M 4.3" Sat Nav with Lifetime Map Updates £71 w/code

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TomTom Start 42 Sat Nav with Lifetime Western Europe Maps £71 w/code
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Few more here code should work with


****USE CODE SATNAV10 AT BASKET PAGE****


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Who uses stand-alone sat navs anymore? This is 2017 use Google maps like a normal person
Good price. Thanks. Heat added. Not everyone wants to use huge quantities of data, or interrupt their music play for maps on smartphones.
thedvdmonster1 h, 21 m ago

If it had a crash can then it's a deal but surely bog standard sat nav is …If it had a crash can then it's a deal but surely bog standard sat nav is a non deal with phone Nav freely available.

Not everyone wants to use their phone as a Sat Nav.
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If it had a crash can then it's a deal but surely bog standard sat nav is a non deal with phone Nav freely available.
For any one with an LG G5, a stand-alone satnav is a must!
Good price. Thanks. Heat added. Not everyone wants to use huge quantities of data, or interrupt their music play for maps on smartphones.
These newer Garmins constantly nag on screen and via audio about 'alerts' with the most irritating being 'bend ahead', and that seems to mean any deviation in the road however slight...... I don't need some automated woman nagging me about it or flashing the message across the screen. The other problem I've found is the reflections from the Garmin screen, the anti-reflective screens have gone and been replaced with a 5 or 6 inch mirror. Good price though for the deal but as someone above mentions, without 'traffic' it's a non-deal.
Great thank you! My parents prefer to use a sat nav! Heat added
berisford1 h, 3 m ago

These newer Garmins constantly nag on screen and via audio about 'alerts' …These newer Garmins constantly nag on screen and via audio about 'alerts' with the most irritating being 'bend ahead', and that seems to mean any deviation in the road however slight...... I don't need some automated woman nagging me about it or flashing the message across the screen. The other problem I've found is the reflections from the Garmin screen, the anti-reflective screens have gone and been replaced with a 5 or 6 inch mirror. Good price though for the deal but as someone above mentions, without 'traffic' it's a non-deal.


Surely you can disable any types of notifications you like to
thedvdmonster1 h, 21 m ago

If it had a crash can then it's a deal but surely bog standard sat nav is …If it had a crash can then it's a deal but surely bog standard sat nav is a non deal with phone Nav freely available.

Not everyone wants to use their phone as a Sat Nav.
Who uses stand-alone sat navs anymore? This is 2017 use Google maps like a normal person
Google maps is far superior to any standalone satnav I've ever used. I open it, speak in my destination and it drives me right to the entrance. No bulls**t having to figure out what the street number for a Tesco Extra store is or sending me down a road that's been closed for the week due to roadworks (or for an hour due to an accident).

I don't think I could afford something that performed this well in a standalone format - it's not the hardware that makes google great for satnav, it's the incredible amount of crowdsourced hours adding data to it.
Tesco were doing the world maps edition of this earlier in the year for under £60. Its not a bad satnav.
Googlemaps is a great service, but a lot of smartphones still have GPS accuracy issues and lose GPS lock a lot easier than the dedicated units. Its also great if you travel where there is poor signal or you've no data because its too expensive.
Caching on google maps has helped this , but its still not perfect and takes a bit of forward planning.
I don't have a phone with internet on so been looking for a sat nav.Thank you
Edited by: "anneo4512" 22nd Aug 2017
31750997-LkVXg.jpgEveryone complaining about data use on Google maps. Two options: download the offline areas you want and get directions anywhere in that area without data. Or just load the route at home and then turn data off, once loaded the route doesn't require data, you just won't get the traffic updates. If you don't have a modern mobile this seems like a good deal, but this does the same as a free app and the Garmin only comes with UK and Ireland maps loaded? Oh, and Google maps has a WiFi only mode.
Edited by: "minsx" 22nd Aug 2017
Can somebody tell me how to store the 200+ POI I use for work on Google maps ? Or how to show speed cameras and limits ? I can do this on my sat nav but it doesn't have traffic updates.

Thanks
khush011 h, 38 m ago

Who uses stand-alone sat navs anymore? This is 2017 use Google maps like a …Who uses stand-alone sat navs anymore? This is 2017 use Google maps like a normal person


satnav on phone doesn't work in areas without signal. i have downloaded maps to my phone which is supposed to work off line but it doesn't really and i have to wait until the car gets into an area with data signal for it to work.

people insist that the downloaded maps will work without data signal but surely the maps use GPS to locate your current position to navigate you so that needs data?
You can search for points of interest, yes speed camera locations and speed limits are missing but is it worth spending 70 quid for that privilege? I suppose everyone has different needs for a SatNav and this might be best for some
mutley19 m ago

satnav on phone doesn't work in areas without signal. i have downloaded …satnav on phone doesn't work in areas without signal. i have downloaded maps to my phone which is supposed to work off line but it doesn't really and i have to wait until the car gets into an area with data signal for it to work.people insist that the downloaded maps will work without data signal but surely the maps use GPS to locate your current position to navigate you so that needs data?


Nope. Gps is direct to the satellite and that gives your location as lat/long that is then placed in the map. Same way that a dedicated gps without traffic updates can find you on a map.

I use waze or googlemaps when in data signal. If not then I use osmand+ which I believe cost me 10p but is usually a fraction more when not on offer.

When you can get a motoc for £80 and a free data sim from three, etc I can't see why you'd buy a standalone that you have to leave in the car and risk a break in.
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 22nd Aug 2017
mutley17 m ago

satnav on phone doesn't work in areas without signal. i have downloaded …satnav on phone doesn't work in areas without signal. i have downloaded maps to my phone which is supposed to work off line but it doesn't really and i have to wait until the car gets into an area with data signal for it to work.people insist that the downloaded maps will work without data signal but surely the maps use GPS to locate your current position to navigate you so that needs data?


GPS and data are two separate things, you don't need data to connect to a satellite. I have used offline maps perfectly, but with the enormous variety of phone models consistency isn't there with the service
johnnystorm4 m ago

Nope. Gps is direct to the satellite and that gives your location as …Nope. Gps is direct to the satellite and that gives your location as lat/long that is then placed in the map. Same way that a dedicated gps without traffic updates can find you on a map. I use waze or googlemaps when in data signal. If not then I use osmand+ which I believe cost me 10p but is usually a fraction more when not on offer.When you can get a motoc for £80 and a free data sim from three, etc I can't see why you'd buy a standalone that you have to leave in the car and risk a break in.


we use our satnav abroad in europe so data will be an issue if we have to use the phone.
pa55word12331 m ago

Can somebody tell me how to store the 200+ POI I use for work on Google …Can somebody tell me how to store the 200+ POI I use for work on Google maps ? Or how to show speed cameras and limits ? I can do this on my sat nav but it doesn't have traffic updates.Thanks


Cant help with speed cameras or limits but for POI

Add a place

On your computer, sign in to My Maps.
Create and name a map. A map can have up to 10,000 lines, shapes, or places..
Select a layer, A layer can have up to 2,000 lines, shapes or places..
Select Import
Select the file which has the POI stored
Select the columns which have the address data, longitude and latitude etc
Select the column with the place name
Click FInish

Once created open google maps, click menu (three bars next to search), your places, map
Edited by: "Trent_Red" 22nd Aug 2017
pa55word1231 h, 30 m ago

Can somebody tell me how to store the 200+ POI I use for work on Google …Can somebody tell me how to store the 200+ POI I use for work on Google maps ? Or how to show speed cameras and limits ? I can do this on my sat nav but it doesn't have traffic updates.Thanks

You can create lists of locations in Google Maps : places to visit, work places...
japes5 h, 33 m ago

For any one with an LG G5, a stand-alone satnav is a must!



You can say that again! The GPS is absolutely awful!
mutley12 h, 36 m ago

we use our satnav abroad in europe so data will be an issue if we have to …we use our satnav abroad in europe so data will be an issue if we have to use the phone.


Not now it won't! Since the middle of June all networks have to allow free roaming in europe so as long as you have data on your contract you won't encounter additional charges. Since then we've used Google maps for navigation in Portugal and Cyprus with no problems and no charges. We previously used to use a Tomtom for nav when abroad because of the charges but Google maps is so much better. Sadly I think the Tom tom will now be heading off to the land of ebay.......
So what do people think is best sat nav or Google. I have an old tomtom but want to upgrade to one that gives me traffic alerts don't mind it using my phone data for alerts
Nice - ordered. Thanks for posting!!
MAdam981 h, 36 m ago

You can say that again! The GPS is absolutely awful!

According to LG tech support, they have no known issues with the G5!!
I used to use my phone but had issues with the signal going, plus it used my data. I tried the downloaded maps but had no joy with those.
My Garmin satnav is far superior to my phone with Google Maps with the added advantage of being able to redirect me for traffic problems and being able to chose things like shortest journey or quickest arrival time. It is also far more accurate about things like which lane to be in and instructions in general. In addition I can use it whilst having my Bluetooth set up for my phone so I have satnav and can speak to people which you cannot do with your phone as a satnav.
I agree there is an 'each to their own' element about this but some people need to stop being so dismissive about things like this.
Edited by: "Orinoco1" 22nd Aug 2017
japes1 h, 0 m ago

According to LG tech support, they have no known issues with the G5!!


Wow. I doubt I'll be sticking with them when this phone finally dies!
Trent_Red5 h, 28 m ago

Cant help with speed cameras or limits but for POI...


Thanks but that's a lot to do whilst out and about especially when there isn't a phone signal. And yes, these places still do exist outside the cities, my own phone is O2 and work is EE but sometimes there's no signal on either !! Wilts, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and even Glous.
Orinoco14 h, 30 m ago

I used to use my phone but had issues with the signal going, plus it used …I used to use my phone but had issues with the signal going, plus it used my data. I tried the downloaded maps but had no joy with those.My Garmin satnav is far superior to my phone with Google Maps with the added advantage of being able to redirect me for traffic problems and being able to chose things like shortest journey or quickest arrival time. It is also far more accurate about things like which lane to be in and instructions in general. In addition I can use it whilst having my Bluetooth set up for my phone so I have satnav and can speak to people which you cannot do with your phone as a satnav.I agree there is an 'each to their own' element about this but some people need to stop being so dismissive about things like this.


When we came home from Cornwall a couple of weeks ago Google alerted us to a traffic issue on the A30 and took us a different route which saved 20 minutes. With phone connected to car via Bluetooth or aux you can still accept calls and maps just carries on in the background (doesn't interfere with calls). On long journeys there are usually 2 or 3 different routes listed and their current times, Google maps has lane suggestions but I think they're terrible. I grew up with a satnav that was so much faff it got replaced by Google maps, maybe if we had a Garmin it would've been different. Personally I'd rather have a device that can do it all at the same time, as opposed to separate devices for each task. I can say for Google maps to run well and be a good replacement to a proper satnav a capable phone is necessary. I had an LG spirit a while ago and with the terrible GPS and low RAM, Google maps was barely useable and a Garmin would've been lovely. Now with an honor 8 it's a breeze. "OK Google, take me home" "Navigating to *home address*, you are on the fastest route despite the usual traffic"
pa55word1239 h, 12 m ago

Can somebody tell me how to store the 200+ POI I use for work on Google …Can somebody tell me how to store the 200+ POI I use for work on Google maps ? Or how to show speed cameras and limits ? I can do this on my sat nav but it doesn't have traffic updates.Thanks


Just download Nokia here now -is free and has everything you need without using your own data.
Download an app called Herewego if you need truly offline maps
why pay for a sat nav when you have a smartphone and google maps :O
chrisgunn12325 m ago

why pay for a sat nav when you have a smartphone and google maps :O


Why post the same question that everyone else has done?
mrew424 m ago

Why post the same question that everyone else has done?

True though, not a great deal!
Hot if your phone has a mediatek chipset.
chrisgunn12357 m ago

True though, not a great deal!


It is though if you actually want a separate Sat Nav, and given the heat of this deal, plenty of people do.
"Lifetime updates". Er, whose lifetime?
I find my Tomtom great for camera alerts, especially average speed cameras but google on my phone better navigation. I've used waze on my phone it's ok. Is it possible to add cameras to google maps?
They say lifetime updates ...
nairobi48 m ago

"Lifetime updates". Er, whose lifetime?


That's the crack right there ... what they mean is "for the lifetime of the device". Garmin have a tendancy to stop supporting their devices after 2-4 years. This is pointless.
Just use HERE maps. Ex nokia. Got traffic and offline mode
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