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Need Sat Nav that doesn't make me want to kill people ;)

Found 9th Jul 2014
My old sat nav is very limited in that it plans the route and the only options I have is to choose fastest route, avoid major roads or avoid toll roads and that's it.

I went down the A1>A19 on the way down last week but on the way back it tried to take me on the A1 all the way and there was no way for me to change route or program in a specified route (without checking a map and programming it for destinations on the A19.)

Can anyone recommend a sat nav that lets you change the route? Maybe they all do this now but mine is so old this feature wasn't around 10 years ago. Any recommendations really appreciated. Thanks!

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Garmin Camper 760LMT-D

we also have Garmin Nuvi 3598 which is just as good

if you have a smart phone just download a sat nav app theres loads out there

Original Poster

Wow those 2 Garmins are super expensive - I forgot to mention that I'm tight and wont travel outside Europe. Thanks for the suggestions so far but am looking around the £100 price mark if poss (don't mind if used)

"perform a u-turn whenever possible!",sounds like you`re rocking a navman!,co-pilot on android is very good

Try free Google navigation on android phones or copilot or mapquest

nav free free sat nav app android and crapple

tomtom
most live models come with free traffic now
can get older models for around that price

Have you considered using an app? WAZE is fantastic, I highly recommend it- it's free too.

Smartphone + Sygic Aura or Copilot, or Google navigation.

Although I do like Sygic Aura, especially when it tells me to "Take the motorway" and then it never tells me to give it back.

I used a Garmin whilst working as a delivery driver. It was good and I wouldn't use anything else but one thing you have to remember whether you use a satnav, smartphone, google maps etc is it is only a guide. You still need to know where you are going and what route you want to go. Faster time is not always faster time. Shorter distance will take you on farm tracks and down 10 foots if they are on a map. You cannot trust them 100%.

Have a look at the map of where you are going and YOU decide if the satnav is correct if it wants to take you down the A19 or the A1. Problem is that one route may be quicker in one direction but when you reverse the route it may be different. This also happens if you are going to manchester airport from leeds. Satnav will take you on one route and then a different route coming back.

Satnavs are excellent technology but they cannot think 100% for you.

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Smartguy1

I used a Garmin whilst working as a delivery driver. It was good and I … I used a Garmin whilst working as a delivery driver. It was good and I wouldn't use anything else but one thing you have to remember whether you use a satnav, smartphone, google maps etc is it is only a guide. You still need to know where you are going and what route you want to go. Faster time is not always faster time. Shorter distance will take you on farm tracks and down 10 foots if they are on a map. You cannot trust them 100%. Have a look at the map of where you are going and YOU decide if the satnav is correct if it wants to take you down the A19 or the A1. Problem is that one route may be quicker in one direction but when you reverse the route it may be different. This also happens if you are going to manchester airport from leeds. Satnav will take you on one route and then a different route coming back.Satnavs are excellent technology but they cannot think 100% for you.



I know. I wanted to take a different route to what the sat nav had chosen but could find no way to change the route to the one I wanted with the limited options available on the unit.
Edited by: "joeyjo" 12th Jul 2014

On the garmin I have you can put in multiple destinations so you could plan a route on the sat nav but to each one of those points the satnav will either take you the shortest or fastest route.

When I go up to Fort William I don't like the road that goes past Loch Lomond (A82) so I set my satnav to go to Stirling and at the services set it to Fort William so it will take me on the A85.

Download WAZE on any smart phone. Free and amazing. Uk only thou
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