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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 10-07-2021, 13:30 Thread Starter
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Which is the best model of USED standalone Sat Nav?

I'm not wanting a new one as I don't think they are worth the money and if I need accuracy I have a couple of apps plus Google Maps.

I used to have TomToms and they are easy to work with just convert anything to OV2 and off you go, I did have a Garmin once and it was fine but it was also a PDA so no real idea of what a standalone would be like.

Looking on eBay TT look to be cheaper, and maybe I have two TT ones V4 somewhere, but I'm not certain I may have chucked them when we moved.

There is also a possibility that one of you may be upgrading and selling your old one, I'd need western Europe maps if so.

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TT for us every time (old fogies always struggle with new technology 😀 )
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I have several Kev €10 to €20 with lifetime updates.. Both TT and Garmins. Personally I much prefer the Garmins as they seem more user friendly to me. The TTs have a vast menu which can be daunting and time consuming if you just need to change some setting.

I do have a couple of others A Mio with 43 countries bought for €5 and still working but old maps. No problem unless you need a new estate.

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Lifetime updates a load of rubbish though, it's entirely down to when they bring out new models, they stop supporting old ones.
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Always had TomTom if for no other reason than the vast amount of POI. Last two I have had are I think Tom Tom Start 20. Michelle drowned one but I think the replacement new with the whole of Europe was only about £100. Tried a couple of old Garmins that someone gave me as they had headphone sockets for the bike but they were rubbish. Key thing for me has always been the ability to put in lat and long and on some models that was dropped.
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Good point re lat and long.
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I have found the power plug is recessed on the TTs I have and not always a good tight connection.

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My ones had the early USB plug.
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The early Tomom ones hat the dodgy power socket but they are ancient now. I still have mine from about 2003 as it has a headphone socket for the bike but the charger socket is rubbish and now if I ever use it I have to wedge a safety pin in it to charge it up. However for the bike now I just use the phone and Google maps. TomToms I think have been usb c for about ten years now.
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They might be 'ancient' Baz but 5" and now 2021 mapping of 43 countries can't be bad for €20.
But I still prefer Garmin cos they are simpler to use.

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