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   Old Thread  #17 12 Oct 2020 at 10.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iím not contesting that, itís the people that say it chews through data.

Iíve been using Waze the last few week and I really like it as it gives live traffic updates.
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   Old Thread  #16 11 Oct 2020 at 2.51am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Recently driving in central London in my car was a nightmare due to roads changing.

I now only use google maps on my iPhone which have live updates, they use next to nothing data so donít be fooled into people telling you different.


If you plan the route using your home wifi, then it downloads the required maps for the routes it recommends to the device so you don't need to rely on a data connection when driving (same with Apple Maps if you haven't downloaded the offline maps for the country anyway - perfect for use in Europe without the additional data roaming charges). If it does use data during the trip it will be to check for delays, speed camera's etc that it gets from the other users on the same roads as you are on.
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   Old Thread  #15 30 Jul 2020 at 6.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Try navmii itís free to use and get
I just tell it in the settings to turn off mobile data
Not been lost using it
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   Old Thread  #14 29 Jul 2020 at 11.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I think you might be right there tinhead

You can choose alternate routes though
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   Old Thread  #13 29 Jul 2020 at 11.48pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Waze is supposed to be pretty good, although I find Google maps better than any of the stand alone TomToms I've had in the past.
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   Old Thread  #12 29 Jul 2020 at 11.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Recently driving in central London in my car was a nightmare due to roads changing.

I now only use google maps on my iPhone which have live updates, they use next to nothing data so donít be fooled into people telling you different.
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   Old Thread  #11 28 Jul 2020 at 9.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Correct me if I'm wrong but my understanding is Google maps will always take you the quickest route and there is no option to take the shortest distance. This may not be a problem for most people but I've heard there are certain circumstances when the estimated quickest route can put on many miles on the journey just to save a few minutes?
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   Old Thread  #10 28 Jul 2020 at 8.06am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Don't be fooled by that 'lifetime update' nonsense - tomtom have just stopped supporting my perfectly working sat nav, I had emails in advance from them warning of this and sure enough when the time came it stopped working as it wouldn't update to the latest software - it now no longer connects to satellites so is junk.

I too looked into getting a new one but would obviously have the same problem further down the line - further research revealed a very suitable alternative and that is using Google maps in offline mode.

I thought I wanted another sat nav instead of Google maps due to the data thing and losing connection etc but I found that you can download a map to your phone to use in offline mode and it works perfectly as a stand alone sat nav from the stored map and no data use or connection issues, only thing missing is live traffic reporting - not a deal breaker for me and all at no cost.

youtube tutorial to use offline maps
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   Old Thread  #9 30 May 2020 at 12.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #8 28 May 2020 at 1.07pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Tomtom 6250 professional with lifetime map , speed camera and traffic and travel updates is what I use which does covers all size vehicles but obviously they also do a model that covers just cars
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   Old Thread  #7 28 May 2020 at 12.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Tom Tom for me, used Tom Tom for years
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   Old Thread  #6 27 May 2020 at 6.55pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I do like the Tom Tom. Think if I get another I'll get one that I can use abroad. As the one I've got at moment can only be used hear and island.
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   Old Thread  #5 27 May 2020 at 6.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You shouldnít go far wrong with a Garmin or Tom Tom.
Weíve had a Garmin for many years and like yours has lifetime updates.
The only improvement over our old TomTom was a better class of eating venue stored in the Garmin.
Probably changed now in any case.
TomTom is well thought of for navigation so personally I would stick with what you know.
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   Old Thread  #4 27 May 2020 at 5.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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No in car sat nav for me in my work van. Also I prefer to have a sat nav as I don't like Google maps as find it hard work for places I go and uses a lot of internet of my phone
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   Old Thread  #3 27 May 2020 at 5.38pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thought they were being slowly phased out , due to in car Sat Navs and Smartphones
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