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Best SatNav. Which one?

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Found 28th Oct 2007
Hi,
I know nothing about these but want to buy my dad one for christmas. I know it's a hard question but which is the best one.

I've heard that TomTom is the best. Any ideas of the model to go for?

Any help would be great!

Thanks

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foolsgold99

Hi,I know nothing about these but want to buy my dad one for christmas. I … Hi,I know nothing about these but want to buy my dad one for christmas. I know it's a hard question but which is the best one.I've heard that TomTom is the best. Any ideas of the model to go for?Any help would be great!Thanks


Depends on what he's want it for.
Does he travel a lot?
Does he speed?
How is he with techy stuff?

Original Poster

He's ok with techy stuff but the simpler the better. My Mum and Dad go camping a lot so it would be great if it can be uddated with campsites, points of interest etc. He drives like a dad and isn't a speedy but camera postitons would also be a bonus.
Ideally would like a satnav that can be updated regularly?
Your help is appreciated

Have you had a look at this:-
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foolsgold99

Hi, I know nothing about these but want to buy my dad one for … Hi, I know nothing about these but want to buy my dad one for christmas. I know it's a hard question but which is the best one.I've heard that TomTom is the best. Any ideas of the model to go for?Any help would be great!Thanks



Any tomtom is great, just depends on your budget (p.s. IMO)

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Anyone know if the TomTom V3 one is any good?

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What's the bluetooth used for in satnavs?

foolsgold99

What's the bluetooth used for in satnavs?



One or both of two things:-

Handsfree calling with your mobile
Data connection through your mobile for information (traffic, weather, that sort of thing...)

TomTom anyday!

foolsgold99

Anyone know if the TomTom V3 one is any good?



In my opinion it’s pretty good for a budget model and let’s face it a lot of the features on high end GPS are a waste of money. If your Dad simply needs a GPS for navigating around the UK, then this should meet his needs. MapShare is super handy too, which means he can go online and update the maps with all sorts of changes.

Saying that I’ve had good experience with other brands too including ViaMichelin and Navman

Original Poster

Thanks very much for your help

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foolsgold99

What's the bluetooth used for in satnavs?



Bluetooth on sat navs is to connect to your phone during driving, you can then use the sat nav as a hands free calling device. I've always found this feature to be a little broken in how the caller can hear you, it may have got better now though, I haven't tried with my new phone.
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