Garmin Nuvi 55 LMT WE SAT NAV WAS £89.99 NOW £59.99 @ ALDI
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Garmin Nuvi 55 LMT WE SAT NAV WAS £89.99 NOW £59.99 @ ALDI

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Found 22nd Feb 2015
My partner bought one of these yesterday at our local store, although there were only 2 left so be quick! He tried it out last night and was very easy to use and set up. Although it's only a basic Sat Nav it would be a great first buy for someone looking for an introduction to GPS Sat Navs.
Also with free life time and Western Europe map updates. It does say that it has free traffic updates as well but I'm unsure what you need to do for that.

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lifetime maps and western europe............not bad

wendyak

lifetime maps and western europe............not bad



and lifetime traffic updates too, pics up signal thru cable

Good buy but oos everywhere near me.

I found the Garmin better that TomTom.

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.

Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.
Edited by: "edwardecl" 22nd Feb 2015

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.


Because you obviously prefer trying to answer your phone whilst it is attached to the windscreen while you are navigating a complex junction in an unfamiliar city.

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.


A phone might be fine for occasional use but not if you want to find a dozen locations a day.

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.

agreed.true point..it means even more charging ports needed..all in one is better

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.


Because it costs to run the phone. Or you need a contract - what is the screen size. I thought about about this before buying a sat nav

osic_88

I found the Garmin better that TomTom.


And some people like their eggs scrambled not poached. Your point is?

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.


Sorry I don't understand why you click on a deal for a sat nav and then feel the need to make comments which cannot be justified.
Run along to a thread about sat nav apps where you can play with your friends.

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dexix

Sorry I don't understand why you click on a deal for a sat nav and then … Sorry I don't understand why you click on a deal for a sat nav and then feel the need to make comments which cannot be justified. Run along to a thread about sat nav apps where you can play with your friends.



Well said

fairytooth

And some people like their eggs scrambled not poached. Your point is?



...The point is people have heard of TomTom. A lot of people will buy the established brand, even though it isn't necessarily the best. Obviously in this opinion Garmin holds up in terms of quality, which makes this a good deal. I would second the judgement, I think Garmin are probably the market leader now. So for less than £60 this is a bargain. THAT is the point. We are on a deals website after all.

Way too much cynicism in comments some times. It's a good deal. The guy vouches for Garmin, end of. I think eggs are even more irrelevant to the deal. So I would ask what your point is? Or do you just like trolling?

Take some heat OP!

Could not find one at any aldi around bradford/halifax/leeds a few weeks back. Make sure you ask the customer service centre to call the branch if you are making a special visit just fot the satnav.

I've had both garmin and tomtom, i liked the garmin but the build quality was rubbish, the usb charge port knacked after about 13 month, 1 month out of warranty and garmin wanted 69$ to send it to the states, no official place in uk.

Would not buy again.

NotSoNormalBen

...The point is people have heard of TomTom. A lot of people will buy the … ...The point is people have heard of TomTom. A lot of people will buy the established brand, even though it isn't necessarily the best. Obviously in this opinion Garmin holds up in terms of quality, which makes this a good deal. I would second the judgement, I think Garmin are probably the market leader now. So for less than £60 this is a bargain. THAT is the point. We are on a deals website after all.Way too much cynicism in comments some times. It's a good deal. The guy vouches for Garmin, end of. I think eggs are even more irrelevant to the deal. So I would ask what your point is? Or do you just like trolling?Take some heat OP!


I would try locating one before you get too carried away with your crusade

fairytooth

I would try locating one before you get too carried away with your crusade



Regardless of stock, is it not a good deal? If you based the heat if any deal on stock, Currys or PC World deals would not have a hope on here. It's a good price. And a good tip for anyone in the market for a half decent sat nav. If only one person can find this in a branch somewhere, then the OP has done someone a favour. If not, they tried. As is the intention of this site. It's a better effort than mumbling on about eggs and crusades on a post about a sat nav.

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Ed Winchester

I've had both garmin and tomtom, i liked the garmin but the build quality … I've had both garmin and tomtom, i liked the garmin but the build quality was rubbish, the usb charge port knacked after about 13 month, 1 month out of warranty and garmin wanted 69$ to send it to the states, no official place in uk. Would not buy again.



Whoever told you there is no Garmin Service Centre in the UK lied through their teeth as its a few miles from my parents house and is listed on the Garmin website.

A lot of the marketing shots of their satnavs feature roads around Southampton!

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edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.



Agreed, just download M8 app on your phone and your away. These will be obsolete in a few years time, a thing of the past with most cars coming with satnav as standard.

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veralum

CommentWell said



He is providing advice for those people who dont know that a mobile phone App could do the same job for them for free. I only found recently through people like him. What he says is true.

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.



Because not everyone wants to use a phone as a sat nav, I'm looking for a sat nav myself.

NotSoNormalBen

Regardless of stock, is it not a good deal? If you based the heat if any … Regardless of stock, is it not a good deal? If you based the heat if any deal on stock, Currys or PC World deals would not have a hope on here. It's a good price. And a good tip for anyone in the market for a half decent sat nav. If only one person can find this in a branch somewhere, then the OP has done someone a favour. If not, they tried. As is the intention of this site. It's a better effort than mumbling on about eggs and crusades on a post about a sat nav.


wowie, should have waited til later in the month to cross swords with you, eh? Anyway, full marks for your choice of name btw.
Edited by: "fairytooth" 22nd Feb 2015

justicesj

CommentHe is providing advice for those people who dont know that a … CommentHe is providing advice for those people who dont know that a mobile phone App could do the same job for them for free. I only found recently through people like him. What he says is true.



No, when I click on a deal I want to see objective comments about either the price bring good or people with experience of the product so I can make a decision if it is a good deal. Fanboys belong on forums that I can happily avoid as I am not interested in their constant one-sided irrelevant statements that can be pulled apart without even breaking into a sweat.

I just got my old android and installed one of the apps that has downloaded maps. No sim required.

Banned

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.

totally agree!

[/quote]wowie, should have waited til later in the month to cross swords with you, eh? Anyway, full marks for your choice of name btw.[/quote]

Oh dear.
You asked a question. Someone else gave an opinion.

This is supposed to be a forum to help others save a bit of money.

Granted this will possibly be a one off deal, but the OP is informing the community about the possibility of a good price.

Hopefully one of my local branches will be fruitfull.

Thanks for the heads up OP.


fairytooth

Because you obviously prefer trying to answer your phone whilst it is … Because you obviously prefer trying to answer your phone whilst it is attached to the windscreen while you are navigating a complex junction in an unfamiliar city.



Couldn't be easier just touch the hands free button and carry on - simple! And I wouldn't use a windshield mount either - far easier and more secure using a vent mounted one.

By far and away the best satnav is Co-Pilot; costs £20 with free lifetime updates, traffic warnings, etc. And you can take your phone out of the mount after you've parked and use it in pedestrian mode to get to your final destination.

Dedicated GPS units are so old fashioned its not true!

Trying to navigate to Europe using Waze or Google maps has always proved difficult as despite all my best efforts the battery runs down quicker than it can be charged. Waze is great but dont get that problem with a satnav.

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.



Agreed! I don't want to spit on someone's deal but they're on their way out. I wouldn't avoid them entirely especially if you find a very good deal on one you like but a phone or tablet does the job just as well arguably better. With the phone you may however have to factor in the cost of your favourite app cause they're not all free and personally I wouldn't like to not have an offline option but yeah I'm tempted to get a old Hudl or something similar and use that as not only a Sat Nav but a radio and mp3 player.

Xrayday

A phone might be fine for occasional use but not if you want to find a … A phone might be fine for occasional use but not if you want to find a dozen locations a day.



What are you basing that on? cause in my experience there's virtually no difference between sat nav apps and a dedicated sat nav. I've used Google maps to find loads of locations in a day also used Igo Primo with no issues.

Mr C

Because it costs to run the phone. Or you need a contract



Neither of those are true, I've use a second cheap phone as a Sat Nav and it's not on contract nor does it cost me anything

Brettster73

as despite all my best efforts the battery runs down quicker than it can … as despite all my best efforts the battery runs down quicker than it can be charged.



You're probably using a cheap charger that isn't supplying enough power, I've had that problem.

The big advantage that a bespoke sat-nav has is that it can be left fixed in place in all but the dodgiest areas nowadays, as they're not worth nicking for just a small amount down the pub. I have my Garmin wired to come on and off with the ignition so I have the convenience of it all the time. I very rarely remove the unit from its cradle.

You'd hardly want to leave a 5" smartphone on the dash 24/7.

Decent price.

Personally I use the Chinese generic ones with igo8. I find the maps are updated much more often & you can update then whenever you choose.

You get a helluva lot more screen for your money, makes a big difference using a 6" screen or bigger. I also love the fact the igo software is relatively easy to mod, made a few settings to junction name changes etc to suit my tastes.

For an out of the box plug & play solution with lifetime map updates this price is hard to beat.

Have some heat.

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.

Xrayday

A phone might be fine for occasional use but not if you want to find a … A phone might be fine for occasional use but not if you want to find a dozen locations a day.

Mr C

Because it costs to run the phone. Or you need a contract

Brettster73

as despite all my best efforts the battery runs down quicker than it can … as despite all my best efforts the battery runs down quicker than it can be charged.



Tried several chargers. Can you recommend one?

edwardecl

Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps … Or you could by an android phone for ~£40 and install and use Google maps or Waze... lifetime maps. lifetime traffic, plus you have a phone and an internet browser and a music player.Sorry I don't understand why specialised GPS units aren't dead yet.



Some people don't want a touch screen phone, or just want something very simple to use.

You'll also need a constant mobile internet connection (£7.50+/month) for most smartphone gps apps to work.
Others such as Navigator required you to download before hand.


Edited by: "buyer101" 22nd Feb 2015

DonDraper

The big advantage that a bespoke sat-nav has is that it can be left fixed … The big advantage that a bespoke sat-nav has is that it can be left fixed in place in all but the dodgiest areas nowadays, as they're not worth nicking for just a small amount down the pub. I have my Garmin wired to come on and off with the ignition so I have the convenience of it all the time. I very rarely remove the unit from its cradle.You'd hardly want to leave a 5" smartphone on the dash 24/7.



You're justifying the purchase of a sat nav based on your laziness? I hope your car gets broken into seen as you're asking for it. Don't forget to leave that laptop, your keys and some nice shoes in there. They aren't worth stealing now anyway

As a truck driver I sometimes need a sat nav, although currently use Waze & Iphone Maps (TomTom) but tempted by this as only have a 4s and for a dedicated sat nav this ain't a bad price.

Ed Winchester

I've had both garmin and tomtom, i liked the garmin but the build quality … I've had both garmin and tomtom, i liked the garmin but the build quality was rubbish, the usb charge port knacked after about 13 month, 1 month out of warranty and garmin wanted 69$ to send it to the states, no official place in uk. Would not buy again.


Garmin DO have a base here, I have spoken thjo them loads of times and sent things ther, I have had three Garmins and all have been great.
Look at what all the ships and naval craft use to navigate.....Garmin is their choice so must be good.

Brettster73

Tried several chargers. Can you recommend one?



You shouldn't need to spend much money, I just use cheap Micro USB ones from ebay,
http://i.imgur.com/8iWKemr.jpg
I'd avoid ones that have a female USB socket that you then connect your Micro USB cable to
http://i.imgur.com/KZY9td6.jpg
and as long as it recognises the connection as a mains one rather than connected to a PCs USB socket and android usually tells you, you're OK. Best thing to do if you aren't getting along with the cheap cables is to find a genuine car charger from your phone manufacturer.
Edited by: "Quickblood" 23rd Feb 2015

Are there phone satnav apps that come with lane guidance? for me this is the advantage of a dedicated GPS. I find it safer to know which lane I need to go in in advance.

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FelixofMars

I just got my old android and installed one of the apps that has … I just got my old android and installed one of the apps that has downloaded maps. No sim required.



Great idea! So how does that triangulate your position on the earths surface without a valid mobile phone signal? Please tell us because you have obviously invented something and are holding out on us all!!

interesting you can buy a new sat nav with latest maps for a not too dissimilar price for having the latest maps installed on a tomtom
Edited by: "dcummin" 23rd Feb 2015
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