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    Sat Nav - Which One

    Looking for a sat nav for my parents, something simple as they are not very technical

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    TomTom

    their all pretty simple.

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    shauneco

    TomTom their all pretty simple.



    hmmm I was thinking of the Tom Tom ones.

    My Garmin Nuvi is pretty simple and works well.

    Yes TomTom One very simple to use, easily update-able unlike some of the cheaper alternatives, Even though you can usually put TomTom on them anyway but in my experience they tend to prove unreliable and more agro than their worth.

    I've had quite a few and always end up back with a TomTom, now I've got a TomTom 520 and keep it upto date, and haven't bothered getting any others.

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    Don't bother with anything other than a Tomtom, just decide which Tomtom is best for you.

    Dont get a TomTom start they are not very good , all the others are ok

    DragonChris

    My Garmin Nuvi is pretty simple and works well.



    Yes Garmin are also a good alternative to TomTom nearly as update-able.

    However imo TomTom have the edge.

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    deanos

    Dont get a TomTom start they are not very good , all the others are ok



    Or you just upgrade your Start to a Go and get all the normal options back

    vibeone

    Or you just upgrade your Start to a Go and get all the normal options … Or you just upgrade your Start to a Go and get all the normal options back



    Problem with that is because their low end the processors are very slow and dont have as much ram so enabling the extra features causes them to be virtually useless and laggy as hell.

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    shauneco

    Problem with that is because their low end the processors are very slow … Problem with that is because their low end the processors are very slow and dont have as much ram so enabling the extra features causes them to be virtually useless and laggy as hell.



    Sorry to be blunt but thats absolute ****.

    I mess around with pretty much every Tomtom there is (apart from the 1000... nice)... if you do it properly, and don't aim too high (ALG and Loquendo TTS are heavy on resources), the Start will run absolutely fine as a low-end one unit. This is from direct personal experience, rather than just "what my mates mates mate said" guesswork.

    Oh and my x40 live is a x50 currently with navcore9 - but thats freely available from tomtom now.

    vibeone

    Or you just upgrade your Start to a Go and get all the normal options … Or you just upgrade your Start to a Go and get all the normal options back



    Can you upgrade the Start ?

    Or do you mean buy a new unit ?

    I really miss not having custom POI

    vibeone

    Sorry to be blunt but thats absolute ****.I mess around with pretty much … Sorry to be blunt but thats absolute ****.I mess around with pretty much every Tomtom there is (apart from the 1000... nice)... if you do it properly, and don't aim too high (ALG and Loquendo TTS are heavy on resources), the Start will run absolutely fine as a low-end one unit. This is from direct personal experience, rather than just "what my mates mates mate said" guesswork.Oh and my x40 live is a x50 currently with navcore9 - but thats freely available from tomtom now.



    Exactly my point Doh, They struggle as standard.

    But yes some options won't really affect performance too much.

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    shauneco

    Exactly my point Doh, They struggle as standard.But yes some options … Exactly my point Doh, They struggle as standard.But yes some options won't really affect performance too much.



    Not really... you said a Start won't function as a One, or would struggle. That was your point, or at least how you came across. The standard One unit doesn't come with TTS, or rather, it didn't last time I checked.

    vibeone

    Not really... you said a Start won't function as a One, or would … Not really... you said a Start won't function as a One, or would struggle. That was your point, or at least how you came across. The standard One unit doesn't come with TTS, or rather, it didn't last time I checked.



    That was my point lol, But yes you could upgrade but somethings will affect performance.

    Get an AA Road Atlas, a couple of quid, who needs to be told where to go?(_;)

    I have both GArmin & Tom Tom (cheaper to buy a Tom Tom in N America than either hire one or upgrade Garmin with N Americian maps (cheaper now though). I digress!!!
    The easiest one to use is the ....... GARMIN and big time. The Tom Tom battery is useless and I remember forums all complaining about the battery life. Its down to none now on mine but the Garmin is as good as ever.
    If I were to buy a new one it would be the Garmin

    Original Poster

    so could anyone here recommend which tom tom to go for as there are quite a few?

    michealmakro, which Garmin do you have?

    TomTom One ,simple too use cheapish too buy and works well,should suit your parents fine,my parents use mine with no problems.

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    quizmaniac

    TomTom One ,simple too use cheapish too buy and works well,should suit … TomTom One ,simple too use cheapish too buy and works well,should suit your parents fine,my parents use mine with no problems.



    thank you for everyones input, will go for tom tom

    looking for a TomTom?

    If you find the little beggar that broke into my car and stole mine - i'll let you have first dibs on him as long as i get my satnav back....

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    deanos

    Can you upgrade the Start ?Or do you mean buy a new unit ?I really miss … Can you upgrade the Start ?Or do you mean buy a new unit ?I really miss not having custom POI



    Yes you can - ignore Shauneco and his desperate attempts to backtrack. Watch out for the sound issue (you need to apply a fix to some tomtom starts as they go silent!)

    But the basic answer is: yes. google: ipmart tomtom

    Kulsum

    so could anyone here recommend which tom tom to go for as there are quite … so could anyone here recommend which tom tom to go for as there are quite a few? michealmakro, which Garmin do you have?


    OOps, sorry I havent been on for a while and you have probably bought but it the Garmin Nuvi 310 with traffic alert. It is obviously an older model but if the newer ones have the same interface, easiest to use.
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