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Old 01.06.2012, 11:49
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Re: Sat Nav

one thing with the Medion's that you have to be really careful with the pre-installed maps, the one I bought from aldi had maps that where already a couple of years old on it, and you can't update them to the latest for free!! no other GPS I've ever bought has done this, all would let you register the product and download the latest versions.

They are cheap, have all the features etc and very well made but that did my head in, the options you can get online for them are also very expensive compared to other brands, I ended up installing IGo on it in the end (they use windowsce so you can install whatever you like on it )
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Old 01.06.2012, 12:04
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This is the first time I have looked into a sat nav for a car (have never needed one before). What would you suggest is a good one for Europe?
And where would you buy it?

Thanks.
I agree that TOM TOM is easy to use and mapping & navigation is pretty good but their customer service stinks. I have an old TOM TOM go and used to subscribe to the traffic service, map updates and (for outside CH) the safety cameras service. The update is unreliable and frequently fails. The last straw was when I followed their help desk's advice to solve an update problem by deleting files and reinstalling according to their advice.

Result was that all the various maps I'd bought and downloaded in the past (e.g. North America) were lost. When TOM TOM help desk could not recover the files they asked for proof of purchase which I was able to provide for some. They then replied that I should have made back ups of the lost files and if I wanted to replace them I should buy new ones. I protested that the backup was lost and they sent me an arrogant mail telling me to phone them as they did not want to continue discussing by email.

Rather than argue, at that stage I told them never to contact me ever again and in future will go for Garmin as I've used their product many times in hire cars without problems and all reports say their update service is superior to TOM TOM.
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Old 01.06.2012, 12:10
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Re: Sat Nav

I had similar issues with tomtom, even though I bought everything directly through them, using my account on there website, when things went wrong they wanted proof of purchase, errrrrmmmmm just look at your own systems, I bought directly from YOU they where worse then useless so I ended up having to downloading a pirate copy, go figure
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Re: Sat Nav

although i use garmin products for motorbikes and outdoors stuff i find that tomtom provides an easier to use system for cars, but as said before the customer service isnt very good.

I dont know what garmin CH is like to deal with but garmin UK are great.

i just bought a nuvi 1390T for someone as a first time GPS - it has lifetime map updates and lifetime traffic updates, perfect for the first time user who doesnt know about pirate maps or traffic codes
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Re: Sat Nav

with jailborken Iphone you can download as much as you want navi system , NAVIGON , TOM TOM , GARMIN and more FREE along with the update


I hightly recommand TOM TOM
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Old 04.06.2012, 22:33
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+1 for tomtom go live. It's easy to use across Europe, but it's best feature is how easily it comes off the windscreen.
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Old 04.06.2012, 23:02
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If you have an iPhone, think about the Navicom software, cost me just over 100 chufs and works perfectly
I'm still using this and have had very few problems. Maps seem to update for free quite regularly via iTunes (although the new lanes under the renovated Hardstrasse flyover in Zurich are still not quite right) and I have used it here, France, Germany, Austria and Italy.
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Re: Sat Nav

One recommendation I can give is get one with as much memory/card capacity as possible. I bought a tom tom 6 years ago and it can only take up to 2GB SD card, so cant get up to date maps as they have grown too big. Who knows what size theyll end up growing to in the future, so beware
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