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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:24 pm 
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Well blow me down,with all the choices out there,what does one go for...

Now I notice they have ones with cameras,sound stuff etc,I just want a good one to go interstate and not get lost

Choice mag did a test,and one of them said you can drive to Kangaroo Island :shock: :shock: :shock:

Only problem is there is 50 Klm of sea water in the way :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:47 pm 
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hmmm yer am after one my self too i like the nav-man one's
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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:49 pm 
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we import tomtom and use them in our field service vans at work and i find the units nice and easy to use with clear instructions and very functional , id go for the 710 for upgradablility with new maps etc down loadable from the internet.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:51 pm 
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Well, im sure if you could find a car that floats you could drive to kangaroo island... My uncle used a tom tom i believe, he thought that was quite good? Used it in tasmania, and over here in wa too'

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:17 am 
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I paid 400 for my navman ICN320 installed into the car, and it works a treat. Nothing flash and it does the job fantastically.
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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:15 am 
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Do any of these Sat Nav systems s**t you after a while, as in the voices telling you directions or can you turn them off, etc?
I'm fairly keen on getting on soonish.
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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:20 am 
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I've got a Navman Mio 168 PPC with SmartSt installed. It does the job for me, and yes you can turn off the voice prompts. I've found the prompts to be verry annoying in city traffic, or anywhere else where intersections are so close together you have to look at the map anyway to work out which "Turn left!" is the real one :)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:21 am 
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Also... being a PPC, you can put whatever else on it you want, and even change nav software if you want to later on.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:56 pm 
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EL XR8 wrote:
Do any of these Sat Nav systems s**t you after a while, as in the voices telling you directions or can you turn them off, etc?
I'm fairly keen on getting on soonish.


No, I usually turn it down a little and look off the map anyway.
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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:05 pm 
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Cool, thanks guys. So is there any particular brand in the cheaper sort of range thats any better than the others? Around $400-$500ish
For that sort of money its like the NavMan cheaper one, and a Mio (white one) and a cheap Voxtrack or something?
Any good or bad ones there?
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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:52 pm 
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nah man they dont s**t me and i use one for about 6 hrs a day at work doing field service, u get very used to their instructions quickly

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:56 pm 
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My Navman costs about 450 in shops these days. Its the ICN320. Pretty handy unit. Not as falshly as the others but does the job very well.
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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:56 pm 
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My Navman costs about 450 in shops these days. Its the ICN320. Pretty handy unit. Not as falshly as the others but does the job very well.
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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:09 pm 
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Thanks Twirqurky, i might have to have a look see at that Navman model then. I'm not really fussed how flashy they are, if it can tell me some directions, and it actually helps get me to places i'll be happy. I can't seem to drive and concentrate looking at the street directory as well as i used to...
I mean i don't really need or want one of those ones that has a camera, and a big hard drive, etc...
Just something basic that works well.
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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:30 pm 
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running a HP HW6515 smartphone, i loaded tomtom onto it and its pretty good, you can mute the crappy voices, ive still got an old map from about 2 years ago, but its till works perfectly, ive heard the incar ones are crap, not very good, but from what ive seen they aren't to bad. The new version of destinator is crap dont use it. thats my 2c
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