GARMIN DRIVE 50 LMT SAT NAV WITH LIFETIME MAPS AND TRAFFIC ALERTS £67.49 AT TESCO
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GARMIN DRIVE 50 LMT SAT NAV WITH LIFETIME MAPS AND TRAFFIC ALERTS £67.49 AT TESCO

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Found 8th MayMade hot 9th May
Spotted this in my local Tesco earlier (Dundee South Road.)

There were a few of them on the shelf and it's been reduced from £129 down to £67.49.

Had a quick look online and the cheapest I've seen this for is around £90.

It's not for me, but hopefully this will be of some help to someone.

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Got one of these from Lichfield Tesco today at this price, easy to update. Not used for a journey yet though.

Hello can you let me know what maps are on this?

Is it UK or Europe as well?

Thank you

edamer

Hello can you let me know what maps are on this?Is it UK or Europe as … Hello can you let me know what maps are on this?Is it UK or Europe as well?Thank you



​Brexit edition. England, Wales and maybe Scotland and Northern Ireland for a while! :-)

Looks like the Travel edition has downloadable World maps. Some are preloaded and some can be loaded if you need them such as Oz and NZ.

Martini

Looks like the Travel edition has downloadable World maps. Some are … Looks like the Travel edition has downloadable World maps. Some are preloaded and some can be loaded if you need them such as Oz and NZ.



Confirmed its the worldwide edition 85 maps, I went down to Lichfield Tesco to check.

Got one, two left on shelf if anyone else needs one.

Thank you to poster and sotv for saying they got in Lichfield : )
Edited by: "edamer" 9th May

Box says 85 countries, with lifetime updates and Traffic updates for the expected lifetime of the device.

Only thing missing is a plug, but any mobile phone, or iphone plug can be used along with the usb lead and it will charge it indoors. I have read theses models only hold a 2 hour charge, without the cigarette lighter lead in the car though

It is this version listed on the Tesco Website

Took awhile to find a store local to me with stock, out of South Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Lichfield the Lichfield store was the only one with any stock left. But Tesco customer service, arranged for the store to reserve one for me from there, which I collected earlier today. Saved a lot of disappointment and travelling around trying to locate stock otherwise.


Edited by: "sotv" 9th May

Why would anyone buy a SatNav unit nowadays? Just use Googlemaps for free on your phone (get a hands free kit!), works abroad as well as in the UK and is up to date without having to worry about downloading maps.

The days of a standalone SatNav unit are dead, IMO. X)

I must avoid! I must get lost - from this deal!

Youngsyr

Why would anyone buy a SatNav unit nowadays? Just use Googlemaps for free … Why would anyone buy a SatNav unit nowadays? Just use Googlemaps for free on your phone (get a hands free kit!), works abroad as well as in the UK and is up to date without having to worry about downloading maps.The days of a standalone SatNav unit are dead, IMO. X)



​Not that moan again... lots of reasons like it doesn't use your data. Having said that, I use Here Drive on Android because my Garmin gives some weird routes!

Youngsyr

Why would anyone buy a SatNav unit nowadays? Just use Googlemaps for free … Why would anyone buy a SatNav unit nowadays? Just use Googlemaps for free on your phone (get a hands free kit!), works abroad as well as in the UK and is up to date without having to worry about downloading maps.The days of a standalone SatNav unit are dead, IMO. X)



I travel all over the country for work and a few years back I tried to use my mobile as a sat nav whilst driving and because of the miles I do it kept overheating and as such losing god signal

Stand Alone sat navs are far from dead imo

Youngsyr

Why would anyone buy a SatNav unit nowadays? Just use Googlemaps for free … Why would anyone buy a SatNav unit nowadays? Just use Googlemaps for free on your phone (get a hands free kit!), works abroad as well as in the UK and is up to date without having to worry about downloading maps.The days of a standalone SatNav unit are dead, IMO. X)



Proper offline maps. Google is fine in the UK, but unless you want to pay big money its no good for abroad and GPS accuracy can be a bit flakey on a lot of phones. As other people have said too it works the phone hard so they get red hot so not sure how that will effect the device long term. Dedicated devices are a bit less fiddly to use too.
That said there are some good offline map programs for android like NavMii, HERE, TomTom Mobile etc, but if I was driving a lot then you may as well have a dedicated unit.

ps.. Satnavs with dashcams built in are the future!

I have both a Garmin standalone satnav as well as Google Maps on the android head unit of my car. I've tried numerous other satnav downloads, but very few are as easy to use and give reliable navigation and traffic information as Google Maps.

You can download areas for offline use on Google Maps. I tend to use Google Maps for my regular commute... I know the roads and where I'm going, but it's very useful for the up to date traffic information.

If I'm going somewhere new, I'll still tend to use the standalone Garmin unit as it's easier to use in car (big buttons, simple options and menus) and is slightly better for navigation and more reliable in use.

If Google maps put a proper big-button car friendly interface on it and improved a few features here and there, I think it would eliminate much of the competition.

Google Maps with a true offline mode would be great with the option to sync realtime info whenever you get WiFi access

the satnav in the posh company car i used the other day rerouted me past a massive traffic incident, is that what this would do?

flux

Proper offline maps. Google is fine in the UK, but unless you want to pay … Proper offline maps. Google is fine in the UK, but unless you want to pay big money its no good for abroad and GPS accuracy can be a bit flakey on a lot of phones. As other people have said too it works the phone hard so they get red hot so not sure how that will effect the device long term. Dedicated devices are a bit less fiddly to use too. That said there are some good offline map programs for android like NavMii, HERE, TomTom Mobile etc, but if I was driving a lot then you may as well have a dedicated unit.




Rubbish, I just got back from the States and Googlemaps worked there perfectly and with minimal data use.

Phone gets red hot?!! Pull the other one - it's got bells on it. I'd suggest that unless you're using a Galaxy note, if your the phone is getting red hot at any time, you have a problem with your phone.

waze is good too ...

Dont suppose there are any of these left anywhere
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