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mplatt6665
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Which TomTom is best need to replace uk & eu Reply with quote

Hi I need to replace my TomTom soon which one should I get always had TomTom even on a pda

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Garmin if you want flexibility and use of speedcams from here
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the last TomToms to take the PGPSW speed cameras was the VIA 135. It's still available from Argos for 119.99 with free lifetime Europe maps.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clicking the link, Anita, it now shows 89.99. I guess they haven't got many left if they're reducing the price. #temptedifIonlyhadspaceonmywindscreen.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It went down overnight. I checked last night and it was 119
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

....and Black Friday's price? Probably 124.99
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DennisN wrote:
Clicking the link, Anita, it now shows 89.99.

A bargain! Very Happy

I'm very happy with mine, and hope it outlasts me. If not, and I'm still driving, I'll probably use an app on my Android phone, as the current TTs don't fulfill my needs and I'm not going to switch to Garmin.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably less than I paid for my trusty One V3 UK in 2007. Might be tempted although I did promise never to give TT any more after cutting me off.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anita wrote:
DennisN wrote:
Clicking the link, Anita, it now shows 89.99.

A bargain! Very Happy

I'm very happy with mine, and hope it outlasts me. If not, and I'm still driving, I'll probably use an app on my Android phone, as the current TTs don't fulfill my needs and I'm not going to switch to Garmin.


if you ever switch to mobile you have a few choices - TT (yearly or every 3 years subs) but you have the same bugs, etc as you do with the PND devices, Sygic (can buy lifetime service and at moment they have black friday deals on) this uses TT maps and traffic

you can then use CamerAlert on the mobile to warn of cameras

Waze is also supposed to be good and free, but I only tried it a couple of times and didn't like it

There is also the Navigon app but not sure how good this is and is from garmin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sygic (can buy lifetime service and at moment they have black friday deals on) this uses TT maps and traffic
you can then use CamerAlert on the mobile to warn of cameras

Thanks, Walkerx. From the demo on their website it would take a bit of getting used to after using TomTom for so many years, but at 14.99 I might just buy it and use it on familiar routes to see how I get on.

How do other people get on with Sygic?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on whether you want to load your own POIs and/or alerts. I've used Sygic and removed it.

The most flexible is Mapfactor Navigator which can use OSM or TomTom maps. OSM maps are updated monthly. It also allows you to tailor your road use to get rid of being sent up single track roads. Setting up POIs is initially a bit of a faff but, once done, easy. The only problem is that you need to convert the speeds to Km/h if you want warnings or use Camera Alert.

Co-Pilot is good and now allows the import of speed cameras and warnings.

I've also used MagicEarth (ex-Route 66), Navitel and Dynavix. They all have their quirks!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Allan. A lot to think about!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Anita,

Give the TomTom GO Mobile app a try but you'll probably ditch it quickly.

The TomTom GO Mobile iOS app is so awful that it's hard to find any good about it except TT Traffic which is OK but everything else is just plain bad: The maps are bloated with 3D buildings; serious lagging (then over correction) at junctions and roundabouts; no custom POI support (not even MyDrive); no URL scheme so can't launch from another app; etc.

I realise that you have an Android phone but I can't see the Android version of TomTom being much better than the iOS version.

Also, TomTom have a history of determining life expectancy of its products. The VIA 135 is rather an old model so it will probably very so be unsupported by TomTom.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do go for a product on Android, make sure that it downloads the maps you need (an expansion card is a good idea!). Some, like Waze, Google etc. don't or for a limited time. This means you need a data connection to see where you are going.

You can download most of the products and have full functionality for about 7 days. Traffic and TomTom maps tend to be at a cost but much less than a dedicated SatNav.
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