Garmin Drive 51LMT-S UK 5" Sat Nav lifetime UK + ROI Maps £99.99 from Currys PC World + Nectar points
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Garmin Drive 51LMT-S UK 5" Sat Nav lifetime UK + ROI Maps £99.99 from Currys PC World + Nectar points

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Found 14th Sep 2017Edited by:"tallpete33"
Good price for a new model sat nav, this is £119.99 on amazon

Price includes a case and lifetime map updates

2x Nectar points if you go via the Nectar site
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Regarding the speed camera updates, it that referring to the basic speed camera alerts i.e. entering avg speed camera zone / mobile speed camera zone up ahead?

I was trialling the paid for version of the speed camera updates which alerts me to fixed cameras and that work well, so if you get this type of lifetime updates then I would be all over it.

Cheers.
For anyone using current Garmin products, how easy is it to re-route a journey manually before setting off? I was trying to set up an old tomtom for my mother on a long trip and the only 3 options it gave weren't anywhere near the route she was wanting to take and it was a nightmare trying to alter the route to one she wanted to take.
What is the advantage of these over mobile phones?
Co-pilot live app is a great cheaper alternative
adamwilko00723 m ago

What is the advantage of these over mobile phones?



If you use satnav all day then a standalone unit will save battery life on a mobile, for the odd weekend here and there then a suitable mobile phone will probably suffice.
adamwilko00729 m ago

What is the advantage of these over mobile phones?


This won't get you a fine if you're seen touching it whilst driving.

gov.uk/usi…law
amdavies9 m ago

This won't get you a fine if you're seen touching it whilst …This won't get you a fine if you're seen touching it whilst driving.https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law


You are overly optimistic stating that being seen gets a fine. It's not that simple. Have a serious accident and the police will go over what your mobile was doing prior to the accident. Have a minor accidient and the other party may demand access to the same data. You don't just have to be seeen to get the penalty.

We have just been mulling this over for our 17 year old who started driving htis summer. Google maps is excellent in many ways (traffic, rerouting) but a TomTom provides more info on lanes, exits. And critically for a newbie driver, correct maximum speed info for your current location.
ccnp9 m ago

You are overly optimistic stating that being seen gets a fine. It's not …You are overly optimistic stating that being seen gets a fine. It's not that simple. Have a serious accident and the police will go over what your mobile was doing prior to the accident. Have a minor accidient and the other party may demand access to the same data. You don't just have to be seeen to get the penalty.We have just been mulling this over for our 17 year old who started driving htis summer. Google maps is excellent in many ways (traffic, rerouting) but a TomTom provides more info on lanes, exits. And critically for a newbie driver, correct maximum speed info for your current location.



If you're changing radio stations on your car stereo or changing the temperature of the climate control when having the accident, the same argument applies.
Edited by: "dush_yant" 14th Sep 2017
amdavies17 m ago

This won't get you a fine if you're seen touching it whilst …This won't get you a fine if you're seen touching it whilst driving.https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law



Not quite. If so, all the private hire taxis and Uber drivers who are using their phones for bookings are breaking the law.
You are allowed to touch your phone provided it is on a cradle (hands-free) and that the command is a 1 finger action such as accept or cancel an alert.
Would vote cold twice on this if I could.
ccnp17 m ago

And critically for a newbie driver, correct maximum speed info for your …And critically for a newbie driver, correct maximum speed info for your current location.




Whats wrong with the driver reading the speed limit signs?
Does it work for HGVs?
dush_yant43 m ago

Not quite. If so, all the private hire taxis and Uber drivers who are …Not quite. If so, all the private hire taxis and Uber drivers who are using their phones for bookings are breaking the law.You are allowed to touch your phone provided it is on a cradle (hands-free) and that the command is a 1 finger action such as accept or cancel an alert.


Genuine question - have you got a source for that info? Reason being I've looked into it before and apparently you can't even touch the phone while driving/with ignition on?


gazettelive.co.uk/new…905
I have one of these in my work van and other than it's strange pronunciation of street names it's absolutely superb.
amdavies2 h, 31 m ago

This won't get you a fine if you're seen touching it whilst …This won't get you a fine if you're seen touching it whilst driving.https://www.gov.uk/using-mobile-phones-when-driving-the-law


This law is a farce. It will either go completely ignored and unenforced like other recent traffic legislation (using a mobile phone or maybe hogging the middle lane - 1 conviction in the uk in the first 3 months!!) or it will go to court and be ripped to shreds because it makes little to no sense

There is no distinction between an internet enabled and an internet disabled device. If i have a mobile phone in a fixed cradle running spotify and i swipe to change tracks then...

- if the device was offline (data switched off) then no penalty
- if the device was online (even if the file being played was stored locally) then i get 3 points (?)

makes no sense.
woldranger8 h, 12 m ago

For anyone using current Garmin products, how easy is it to re-route a …For anyone using current Garmin products, how easy is it to re-route a journey manually before setting off? I was trying to set up an old tomtom for my mother on a long trip and the only 3 options it gave weren't anywhere near the route she was wanting to take and it was a nightmare trying to alter the route to one she wanted to take.

I have a Garmin that's a few years old but still getting recent updates to maps. I'd say the routing and interface for navigating /selecting routes is poor. I don't know how do seek an alternate route if it doesn't suggest it during the search. I tried Google Maps this weekend, but that doesn't have max speed limit, current speed, speed cameras and isn't as clear when it comes to lane positioning.
endothecat1 h, 33 m ago

I have a Garmin that's a few years old but still getting recent updates to …I have a Garmin that's a few years old but still getting recent updates to maps. I'd say the routing and interface for navigating /selecting routes is poor. I don't know how do seek an alternate route if it doesn't suggest it during the search. I tried Google Maps this weekend, but that doesn't have max speed limit, current speed, speed cameras and isn't as clear when it comes to lane positioning.


Thanks, maybe these aren't for me then? Unless the later versions are a bit more intuitive?
Regprentice2 h, 50 m ago

This law is a farce. It will either go completely ignored and unenforced …This law is a farce. It will either go completely ignored and unenforced like other recent traffic legislation (using a mobile phone or maybe hogging the middle lane - 1 conviction in the uk in the first 3 months!!) or it will go to court and be ripped to shreds because it makes little to no senseThere is no distinction between an internet enabled and an internet disabled device. If i have a mobile phone in a fixed cradle running spotify and i swipe to change tracks then...- if the device was offline (data switched off) then no penalty- if the device was online (even if the file being played was stored locally) then i get 3 points (?) makes no sense.

They don't exactly know how to make a rule that makes sense. I don't even know what the latest regulations are.
Sometimes there's no difference in touching your phone or your satnav. They can be both dangerous but you might not get fined if you touch your satnav.
What if you touch an iPod?
superpanda15 h, 13 m ago

Would vote cold twice on this if I could.


Any particular reason? Found it cheaper elsewhere or are you just having a bad day ?
tallpete331 h, 11 m ago

Any particular reason? Found it cheaper elsewhere or are you just having a …Any particular reason? Found it cheaper elsewhere or are you just having a bad day ?


Sat navs are for prats, that is it in a nutshell.
superpanda19 m ago

Sat navs are for prats, that is it in a nutshell.


Oh dear
ccnp17 h, 14 m ago

You are overly optimistic stating that being seen gets a fine. It's not …You are overly optimistic stating that being seen gets a fine. It's not that simple. Have a serious accident and the police will go over what your mobile was doing prior to the accident. Have a minor accidient and the other party may demand access to the same data. You don't just have to be seeen to get the penalty.We have just been mulling this over for our 17 year old who started driving htis summer. Google maps is excellent in many ways (traffic, rerouting) but a TomTom provides more info on lanes, exits. And critically for a newbie driver, correct maximum speed info for your current location.


I'm assuming you been driving for at least as long as you've been a parent so how did you cope without a tech gadget to tell you the speed limit when you passed your test then?

superpanda35 m ago

Sat navs are for prats, that is it in a nutshell.



Having driven for a living all my life I resisted getting a sat nav till about 6 or 7 years ago because I'd managed to find my way around the whole of the UK and Europe just fine for two decades without one.

My life it just seemed like heresy to me but over the last few years since I have become reliant on one as much as I have my mobile or my computer. Even a dinosaur like me stopped looking at people with disdain for using them years ago and jumped on board so it's safe to say you're in a tiny tiny minority to be coming out with that in the year 2017.
Chasloyal6 m ago

I'm assuming you been driving for at least as long as you've been a parent …I'm assuming you been driving for at least as long as you've been a parent so how did you cope without a tech gadget to tell you the speed limit when you passed your test then?Having driven for a living all my life I resisted getting a sat nav till about 6 or 7 years ago because I'd managed to find my way around the whole of the UK and Europe just fine for two decades without one. My life it just seemed like heresy to me but over the last few years since I have become reliant on one as much as I have my mobile or my computer. Even a dinosaur like me stopped looking at people with disdain for using them years ago and jumped on board so it's safe to say you're in a tiny tiny minority to be coming out with that in the year 2017.


I love being part of the tiny minority. I am not one of today's sheep. Have not got a mobile phone stuck to my hand either. I will stick to my road map and use my highly intelligent brain.
superpanda12 m ago

I love being part of the tiny minority. I am not one of today's sheep. …I love being part of the tiny minority. I am not one of today's sheep. Have not got a mobile phone stuck to my hand either. I will stick to my road map and use my highly intelligent brain.


So you have your road map wide open across your dash blocking the windscreen view instead, genius
Are you serious? Why would I have it on the dashboard? You sound like the kind of person who needs a sat nav.
tom619517 h, 33 m ago

Does it work for HGVs?



If you drive HGV's you should be ashamed of yourself for asking this question.
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