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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 22-09-2015, 11:57 Thread Starter
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Anyone using one of these?
Camping and Caravan Club mag advertising a special offer.
Satnav with caravan and motorhome specific navigating system. Lots of night stops POIs including Bord Atlas, Acsi, Camperstop etc.
Maps are by 'Here' from Nokia/Navteq. Unit includes front facing dash cam.
Offer is £199 with discount code.
Article on Nokia maps:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...google/263150/

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In that case I shall be the test pilot.
I had a good on-line question and answer session with the company concerning POIs, battery life etc. They were able to answer all my queries. When I asked how long the recording loops (10 minutes btw) were the rep wasn't sure, so he went away and fired up a unit to give me the answer.
I've downloaded the Here Maps android app and it works well and gets a satellite connection really quickly.
I'll update after I've used it a bit.

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Maps are by 'Here' from Nokia/Navteq. Unit includes front facing dash cam.
Offer is £199 with discount code.
Article on Nokia maps:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technolog...google/263150/
The problem is that a lot has happened to Nokia in the 3 years since that article was written.

It literally doesn't exist part is now Microsoft and part is nominally a name put on someone else's phones.

I have no idea which bit Navteq stayed with.*

That said Navteq maps were (are?) always "streets" ahead (sorry) of the "Tele atlas" rubbish used by the likes of TomTom.

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It appears it is now called "HERE" and was sold in August 2015 to to a consortium of three German automotive companies, Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG

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In 2012, the new brand name HERE was introduced for Nokia Location & Commerce. HERE has its own website: http://www.here.com [15]
On 3 August 2015 Nokia announced an agreement to sell HERE to a consortium of three German automotive companies, Audi AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG, at an enterprise value of 2.8 billion euros.[16] The consortium will jointly own HERE, which will continue to operate as a separate business and serve other customers besides its owners.[17]
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I ordered the RV500 version at 1300hrs yesterday and it arrived less than 24 hours later by courier.
I've used both Tomtom and Garmin units so starting and using the Aguri was quite straight forward. All menu items are fairly familiar with some extras included.
The windscreen mount is slightly different with the piece that clips onto the satnav having a folding leg that converts it to a table top stand.
The POI list is very comprehensive with endless lists of restaurants of every nationality you could think of. Australian restaurants!?
The important aires and campsite POIs come under a 'User POI' button and at first look appears to cover all bases.
The unit includes a dash cam which is new to me so I'll leave any opinion of that till I,ve used it a bit.
It has the ususal motorhome/caravan dimension settings plus a car mode as well.
Map updates and speed trap updates are free for life and updating and dash cam viewer PC software come on a DVD to be installed on a computer, or can be downloaded from the Aguri website.
I did notice that the on screen map of my area was detailed enough to show unsurfaced footpaths so street mapping should be detailed too.
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Your description is starting to make me nudge towards changing from the TT go 720, but would it be worthwhile I ask, as mine is still giving me the service I want at the moment. I look forward to reading further reviews/comments from you.

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I don't know if technology has advanced but I have heard it said that there is no effective useful method of detecting which roads are unsuitable due to vehicle size. Therefore inputting vehicle dimensions into a satnav is more of a gimmick than a tool.

I will not mind if someone can prove me wrong as I have recently bought the Garmin 760 Camper satnav.

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...... but I have heard it said that there is no effective useful method of detecting which roads are unsuitable due to vehicle size.
Read the Nokia Maps/Navteq link and it shows you exactly how NM/Navteq do just that.

So it all depends upon which maps Garmin use - Navteq or not Navteq that is the question.
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Originally Posted by Spacerunner View Post
I ordered the RV500 version at 1300hrs yesterday and it arrived less than 24 hours later by courier.
I've used both Tomtom and Garmin units so starting and using the Aguri was quite straight forward. All menu items are fairly familiar with some extras included.
The windscreen mount is slightly different with the piece that clips onto the satnav having a folding leg that converts it to a table top stand.
The POI list is very comprehensive with endless lists of restaurants of every nationality you could think of. Australian restaurants!?
The important aires and campsite POIs come under a 'User POI' button and at first look appears to cover all bases.
The unit includes a dash cam which is new to me so I'll leave any opinion of that till I,ve used it a bit.
It has the ususal motorhome/caravan dimension settings plus a car mode as well.
Map updates and speed trap updates are free for life and updating and dash cam viewer PC software come on a DVD to be installed on a computer, or can be downloaded from the Aguri website.
I did notice that the on screen map of my area was detailed enough to show unsurfaced footpaths so street mapping should be detailed too.
You will likely have your own personal POIs, have you tried importing your own yet? as that has been a stumbling block for loads of Sat Navs.
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You will likely have your own personal POIs, have you tried importing your own yet? as that has been a stumbling block for loads of Sat Navs.
I'm told by Aguri that personal POIs can't be added. However you can build up a 'favourites' folder.
Most of my personal POIs consisted of Aires, stellplatz etc and this unit appears to have the lot.

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