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Garmin Streetpilot C510T Sat Nav £110.00, £49.99 off.
Garmin Streetpilot C510T Sat Nav £110.00, £49.99 off.

Garmin Streetpilot C510T Sat Nav £110.00, £49.99 off.

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GARMIN C510T - Avoid the traffic jams, TMC uses real time traffic information to reroute you around any potential delays on your journey!!

Talk about simple. The portable StreetPilot c510T comes ready-to-go right out of the box preprogrammed with all map data, and includes automatic routing, and 2D or 3D map perspective, making navigation easy.

This units comes with Speed Camera locations intalled AND TMC is included !!

C510T Features

* GPS receiver by SiRF
* Anti-glare 2.8" touch screen display
* FM TMC traffic alerts
* Traffic, construction and weather delay updates
* Includes Garmin Lock, an anti-theft feature
* Configurable car icons
* Preloaded maps for the United Kingdom.
Fingertip touch-screen interface
* Look up addresses and points of interest
* Choose 2D or 3D map perspective
* Upload custom POIs, including alerts for speed zones and safety cams
* SD memory card expansion slot
* Dimensions 4.4W x 3.2H x 2.2D
* Weight: 269 g
* Battery life: up to 8 hours

First post so go easy!

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Had a look at this the other day was going to get untill i did a quick google, most places seem to have it at under £90

ignore me looking again these seem to be the ones without traffic updates

Original Poster

c510T The T version is the deluxe version that comes with a lifetime subscription to RAC traffic updates. The next cheapest I can find it is £164inc

The plain old c510 however can be had for sub £100 like you say.

[COLOR="Magenta"]Thanks OP.

Does anyone know if this is better than the Tomtom one v2 or v3?[/COLOR]

eclectic_fish

c510T The T version is the deluxe version that comes with a lifetime … c510T The T version is the deluxe version that comes with a lifetime subscription to RAC traffic updates.



Like you say the T version has lifetime traffic.

However, there is a C510 Deluxe, that has traffic plus full euro mapping (the C510 T just UK and Ireland).

Zoe_B

[COLOR="Magenta"]Thanks OP.Does anyone know if this is better than the … [COLOR="Magenta"]Thanks OP.Does anyone know if this is better than the Tomtom one v2 or v3?[/COLOR]



Well it competes a bit higher than the One (either v2 or v3) simply by merit of having traffic included.

The C510 is a good solid unit, SiRFSTAR III chipset, the traffic module is the latest GTM-21.

The actual physical unit probably looks a bit less modern than the TomTom One, but in actual use, the software is quite similar to use. As to performance I don't think you'd notice any tangible difference.

Having traffic (with lifetime subs) is quite a boon at this price, so if that's of use to you, this is quite a good price.

How does the traffic work on it? Do i need it connected to my phone??

mattwoodfield

How does the traffic work on it? Do i need it connected to my phone??



No, the traffic adapter doesn't cost anything to use. It's an RDS TMC receiver, and uses a thin wire (like you may see as temporary aerials on hifi) that has suckers so you can stick it on your windscreen.

The TMC receiver you get with the C510T is one of these: ]Garmin GTM-21.

So lifetime subscription, no cost, and no data charges 'cos it doesn't use your mobile phone.

sounds good, but looks very ugly!

mattwoodfield

sounds good, but looks very ugly!



Whilst it's true that it's not the most graceful solution, having to trail a wire somewhere across your windscreen, what you see in the picture, is the power adapter / TMC adapter that you plug into a cigarette lighter socket in your car. There's an interface plug that then goes to the rear of your C510 - so likely no different from any other sat nav that plugs into a ciggy socket, then.

The only difference you'll notice, is the additional thin wire, with two suckers on, that's the RDS / FM aerial for the TMC data. So above and beyond a normal ciggy adapter, you've got a thin wire. Not exactly graceful, as I said, but not sure I'd go as far as to say ugly...

None left and end of line by the sounds of it.

The deal link doesn't seem to work and I can't find it on the site, could someone please post a link.
Thanks

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soopdragon

The deal link doesn't seem to work and I can't find it on the site, could … The deal link doesn't seem to work and I can't find it on the site, could someone please post a link.Thanks



SOLD OUT

LongDongDave

SOLD OUT



Have to say, they were a bargain at that price.

Mine cost me £99 (from BT / Dabs, a few months back), and was a refurb - albeit looked brand new to me - but ebuyer page talks about Halford selling refurbs for more than they were selling them at, so I can only assume they were selling brand spanking new ones.

No wonder they sold out.

No i mean the actual sat nav looks ugly!

mattwoodfield

No i mean the actual sat nav looks ugly!



Well fair play, the C5xx series aren't as funky looking as the newer Nuvi range.

Many of the newer sat navs are slimmer in design and not as ball shaped as these are.

In fairness, though, they perform as well as slimmer ones. And you are getting a lot for your money (or would be, had they not sold out).

As for aesthetics, well I'm more of a function over form kinda guy where gadgets are concerned ;-)

Afternoon All

If anyone is interested, they are in stock ]here at under £114 ex P&P

I bought one of these a few months ago when Dabs had cheap refurbs. Pretty good for a basic Sat Nav - it has a long battery life, is easy to use and has a good range of built-in POIs although like others say, its a bit bulky. The main drawbacks in my opinion are a rather slow screen update rate that can make complicated junctions a bit tricky, and the voice directions are sometimes rather premature. There are also a few bugs in the maps (though most SatNavs probably suffer from that). Can't say I'm very impressed by the traffic feature though as its usually difficult to get a signal away from large towns and the information given is often out of date, making it hard to trust . I think this is more a fault of the traffic network rather than this SatNav, although I do most of my journeys away from motorways which may make a difference. Its also fiddly to have to attach and dettach the aerial suckers each journey, and the aerial cable's rather fragile and looks like it'll break sooner or later. Overall though its pretty good considering the price paid.

Trickster

I bought one of these a few months ago when Dabs had cheap refurbs. … I bought one of these a few months ago when Dabs had cheap refurbs. Pretty good for a basic Sat Nav - it has a long battery life, is easy to use and has a good range of built-in POIs although like others say, its a bit bulky. The main drawbacks in my opinion are a rather slow screen update rate that can make complicated junctions a bit tricky, and the voice directions are sometimes rather premature.



Can't say as I've noticed those sorts of problems with mine. What firmware is yours running? (system about)

Have you run webupdater with it connected to your PC? When you do this, have the traffic module plugged in, because there's been recent updates to the firmware for the main unit (now v6.00), then GPS chipset (v3.00, I think) and the GTM unit (4.60).

Trickster

There are also a few bugs in the maps (though most SatNavs probably … There are also a few bugs in the maps (though most SatNavs probably suffer from that).



Indeed.

You should have v9 mapping on yours, though, if not you got older stock.

Trickster

Can't say I'm very impressed by the traffic feature though as its usually … Can't say I'm very impressed by the traffic feature though as its usually difficult to get a signal away from large towns and the information given is often out of date, making it hard to trust .



I've had issues with signal - which is down to the low strength of the signal in the UK, largely. Information I have had, has been up-to-date, though.

It may be worth checking which firmware revision your GTM is running, though.

As to the TMC aerial, I once remember reading a review of a sat nav that had a solid, mountable and movable aerial for TMC, which apparently gave great reception. Unfortunately I can't remember which make of sat nav it was (it wasn't a TomTom or Garmin).

At around the £100 mark, a C510T is a lot of kit and features for the money.

Original Poster

Hey all, sorry about the dodgy link, I've edited it now though so hopefully it works better!

I'll let you all know what I think of this SatNav when Santa delivers it hehe. Thought it was a good price as I only need a basic unit.

Original Poster

Oh and 116 available for pre-order now!

Lester Burnham

Well it competes a bit higher than the One (either v2 or v3) simply by … Well it competes a bit higher than the One (either v2 or v3) simply by merit of having traffic included.The C510 is a good solid unit, SiRFSTAR III chipset, the traffic module is the latest GTM-21.The actual physical unit probably looks a bit less modern than the TomTom One, but in actual use, the software is quite similar to use. As to performance I don't think you'd notice any tangible difference.Having traffic (with lifetime subs) is quite a boon at this price, so if that's of use to you, this is quite a good price.



[COLOR="Magenta"]Thanks for that.

I suppose I'm not too bothered about the traffic bit.

I think I'll go for the TomTom because it looks nicer lol. I just need to figure out which version to go for now :roll:[/COLOR]

I had one of these. I found the voice instructions very premature, often told to turn left or right a good .2 of a mile to early and silent at the turn itself. This means you have to look at the screen every time it chirps up to make sure it means the turning you are just approaching or one a distance down the road. It doesn't give you the "turn right in 100 yards" like TomTom. You get a "in point five of a mile, turn left", then a "turn left" way before a junction.

I found it good on motorways but travelling on A-B roads it has a habit of taking you cross country through the tiniest of lanes, often unnamed, when sticking to a main road would be far quicker. It would often take you off an A road to travel almost as the crow flies. Changing the vehicle type from car to truck improved things a bit but you was never sure if you was then avoiding low bridges.

Overall my experience was frustrating and I never felt I could trust it. I certainly wouldn't give it to a inexperienced driver.
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