Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mayenne France
My Motorhome: Pilote 733 FJ
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Sat nav question TT v's Garmin
At the turn of the year my TomTom camper 1005 was basically bricked by a map update (along with many other people) after much faffing I did get it going again with limited maps but had lost confidence that it wouldn't let me down in the middle of somewhere I didn't know.
I had always relied totally on it and had been really pleased with it, so bit the bullet and bought their latest 6200, on the face of it a nice replacement, however the first instant dislike problem was, that unless you have a route entered into it your speed and time of day are not shown, also no live service as such. It has got some nice features though.
We've just done 6000Kms to Norway and back and the stupid thing has failed us several times, a few incidents of wanting us to make unnecessary detours whilst on a straightforward motorway route, but most annoying whilst on a 4-500K journey it has done what appeared to be a reboot only for it to then decide it has sent you off on the wrong motorway intersection, which it noticed 24 Km up the wrong way for it to then simply tell you to "make a u turn, turn around when possible".
So I've been looking at the Garmin units, can any owners of them give their views and especially the information as to whether or not the display shows speed and time when no route is planned.