TomTom Start 52 Western Europe Maps + Case @ Argos for £99
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TomTom Start 52 Western Europe Maps + Case @ Argos for £99

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Found 12th Nov
TomTom Start 52 (as used in new driving test from December). Comes with £5 gift voucher. The same model, with only UK and ROI maps, and no case, is £10 more(!) Free click and collect, or £3.95 delivery.

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In the market for a sat nav and this seems like a good deal. If the driving test examiners are using it then surely it's got to be a good piece of kit. Will do some further research now and maybe buy... thanks

Never buy a tomtom product. I followed their instructions to the letter on a recommended update and it killed my satnav - they refused to repair so I will do what i promised them I would do and warn people at every opportunity.

I have never had a dedicated sat nav for years now.

I use my phone with here Maps. This software is completely free with world maps and free updates.

Save your money.

Make sure you turn airplane mode on and leave your phone alone when driving.

Check reviews on this, has issues with postcode routing alone ie I believe you have to know address which can be a problem in country areas etc. Lots of info about the problem on reviews as nearly boight one myself a while back

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Dealmessiah2 h, 43 m ago

I have never had a dedicated sat nav for years now.I use my phone with …I have never had a dedicated sat nav for years now.I use my phone with here Maps. This software is completely free with world maps and free updates.Save your money.Make sure you turn airplane mode on and leave your phone alone when driving.


If you turn airplane mode on you will get no traffic or delay warnings.....

I prefer to use Google maps and self control......

Each to their own but I have always found Tomtom devices far better than phone equivalents. Wouldn’t be without mine and live traffic is such a life saver.
Not sure what some people do with theirs as I have had various models over the years and always updated as they should.
Edited by: "dc100" 12th Nov

michaeloswell4 h, 11 m ago

Never buy a tomtom product. I followed their instructions to the letter on …Never buy a tomtom product. I followed their instructions to the letter on a recommended update and it killed my satnav - they refused to repair so I will do what i promised them I would do and warn people at every opportunity.


Have to agree! Bought a Tom tom from Halfords this week. Updated it and at first wouldn't recognise the device on either windows 7 or 10. Then eventually it updated, only to crash into the splash screen on constant repeat. Returned no problem but there's a few like this if you google it. Put me off tom tom tbh

dc1001 h, 43 m ago

Each to their own but I have always found Tomtom devices far better than …Each to their own but I have always found Tomtom devices far better than phone equivalents. Wouldn’t be without mine and live traffic is such a life saver.Not sure what some people do with theirs as I have had various models over the years and always updated as they should.


Used my wifes car last week, it has factory fitted TomTom with live traffic in it. Traffic rerouting due to an accident on the M5 was so bad on a trip to Cornwall last week I had my Android phone propped up on the dashboard covering the TomTom unit...

pity not world maps - and it just misses out on the £10 gift card - cold

Uridium45 m ago

Used my wifes car last week, it has factory fitted TomTom with live …Used my wifes car last week, it has factory fitted TomTom with live traffic in it. Traffic rerouting due to an accident on the M5 was so bad on a trip to Cornwall last week I had my Android phone propped up on the dashboard covering the TomTom unit...


You must be so unlucky - live traffic must have saved me hours of sitting in traffic jams over the time I have had it ......... never had your experience

My daughter drives a Fiat Panda that has no cigarette lighter socket. She does have USB in her car stereo so I'm wondering can this be run off that?
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 12th Nov

Thanks op

dc1004 h, 5 m ago

You must be so unlucky - live traffic must have saved me hours of sitting …You must be so unlucky - live traffic must have saved me hours of sitting in traffic jams over the time I have had it ......... never had your experience


I've used it many times, yeah its useful but it really isn't a patch on the Live traffic from Google Maps. Add the simplicity of address entry in Google Maps and the fact that it's free to use I choose it everytime now.

MrMoneySaver10 h, 51 m ago

In the market for a sat nav and this seems like a good deal. If the …In the market for a sat nav and this seems like a good deal. If the driving test examiners are using it then surely it's got to be a good piece of kit. Will do some further research now and maybe buy... thanks



I am taking 1000 mile trip for xmas, have "bought" tomtom one on my iphone, for under 20, it seem to be quite powerful.

You can give it a go for free too

Don't like em ... buggy and crash like hell after updates ...
Wife has one and we switch it off..

Have you all tried NAVMII navmii.com - its a free GPS satnav that downloads maps initially ... I've used it all over. UK, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Sardinia, Cape Verde, Greek Islands in the med and its worked perfectly! (recommended by Martin Lewis' MSE )
AND IT DOESN'T use mobile data - so thats the only drawback I guess, no live traffic updates - but if we need that we switch to Apple Maps or Google maps and use their live traffic updates for the time needed.

However, my son much prefers the interface on WAZE - but it does use mobile data UNLESS you download/cache the map for your single journey AND switch on airplane mode ...

Currently NAVMII ranked 7th and WAZE 11th in the free satnav lists ... according to Daily Telegraph

My personal choice is Navmii - cos its free and doesn't use mobile data - never had a problem connecting to satellites ever. When you are on your wifi - updates come through very often for road changes POI updates etc ... so its always pretty much up to date except for live traffic - AND its great for when youre abroad and walking around - you really can pinpoint where you are at street / house / building level - it got me around Marrakesh recently when we accidently went the scenic route somewhere on foot and got a little lost!

Uridium8 h, 8 m ago

If you turn airplane mode on you will get no traffic or delay …If you turn airplane mode on you will get no traffic or delay warnings.....I prefer to use Google maps and self control......


I've had direction problems with Google maps. Here Maps, downloading them for offline use is great. Its never failed me, in multiple countries.

If you do leave it online, then you will get traffic details.

_JR33 m ago

Don't like em ... buggy and crash like hell after updates ...Wife has one …Don't like em ... buggy and crash like hell after updates ...Wife has one and we switch it off..Have you all tried NAVMII www.navmii.com - its a free GPS satnav that downloads maps initially ... I've used it all over. UK, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Morocco, Sardinia, Cape Verde, Greek Islands in the med and its worked perfectly! (recommended by Martin Lewis' MSE )AND IT DOESN'T use mobile data - so thats the only drawback I guess, no live traffic updates - but if we need that we switch to Apple Maps or Google maps and use their live traffic updates for the time needed.However, my son much prefers the interface on WAZE - but it does use mobile data UNLESS you download/cache the map for your single journey AND switch on airplane mode ...Currently NAVMII ranked 7th and WAZE 11th in the free satnav lists ... according to Daily TelegraphMy personal choice is Navmii - cos its free and doesn't use mobile data - never had a problem connecting to satellites ever. When you are on your wifi - updates come through very often for road changes POI updates etc ... so its always pretty much up to date except for live traffic - AND its great for when youre abroad and walking around - you really can pinpoint where you are at street / house / building level - it got me around Marrakesh recently when we accidently went the scenic route somewhere on foot and got a little lost!


Agreed.

I used to use navmii, but switched to here Maps because I preferred the interface.

Both were excellent in multiple countries.

Can someone explain to me what makes this better than Google Maps or Waze on my phone? I just never understood the need for one (assuming you have a smartphone)

VitalViper27 m ago

Can someone explain to me what makes this better than Google Maps or Waze …Can someone explain to me what makes this better than Google Maps or Waze on my phone? I just never understood the need for one (assuming you have a smartphone)

They're not in my opinion.

A bit simplistic answer I know, bit I've never had a problem with Here maps.

Google maps for me took me in a wrong direction a few times and I've never use Waze, but Here Maps works very well and I've used it in multiple countries.

Not a penny spent.

Just make sure you don't touch your phone while driving.

Dealmessiah4 h, 55 m ago

Agreed.I used to use navmii, but switched to here Maps because I preferred …Agreed.I used to use navmii, but switched to here Maps because I preferred the interface.Both were excellent in multiple countries.


Ta for that - never heard of it (Here Maps) before but I'll give it a try ... Oh, I can feel a blog coming on - free satnav apps review - bet no one has thought of that before!

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