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I'm looking at getting some sort of sat nav, but im not sure which one, the tom tom looks good with the traffic and safety camera included, whats the best between tom tom, navman, garmin, i have about 150 to spend
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I'm looking at getting some sort of sat nav, but im not sure which one, the tom tom looks good with the traffic and safety camera included, whats the best between tom tom, navman, garmin, i have about 150 to spend
I'd go for the TomTom - they seem to be pretty good at the moment - and they self-update.
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I have a Snooper Indago. Speedcamera updates and great sat nav.
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TomTom, best user interface and the One is good value at the moment.
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Falk NL-240, a huge improvement in reception and maps (2008!) over my previous TomTom 910, and a Bluetooth phone interface that actually works. Drawbacks: the finish is a touch less nice than the TomTom's and the touchscreen is dodgy at times
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Tom Tom, although I have a second hand Navman icn520 if your interested.
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IMO, you should primarily look for a device that has good reception, is accurate and recalculating fast if you drive wrong. It should also have a good map and upgrades comming regularely.

I own a Garmin nuvi 360 that I'm very happy with. It does all the above mentioned things. TomTom will also get the job done I guess.

I don't think you can go very wrong with either Garmin or TomTom, they're the top brands.
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I have a Snooper Indago. Speedcamera updates and great sat nav.
Snap - same as mine. Love it - but HATE the fact you have to send the SD card away to update the maps...! Also some of the routes lack logic!
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I have one of these,VERY GOOD, Garmin have been supplying sat nav to the avaitation industry for approx 20/30 years so have plenty of experience!!!!

Easy to use, very clear!
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I bought aTom Tom One on the strength of Auto Express's write up on sat navs, find its excellent.
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I would judge a good sat nav on:

Not having to buy new maps ever year
Having traffic information
Signal strength

I would go for TOMTOM the one TBH. Good deals out there.
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If you decide on a TomTom then hang off a few weeks.

The TomTom One and ONEXL v4 is just around the corner, due for release this month. They were previewed in Amsterdam a few weeks ago.

It's slimmer than the v3 so easier to carry around.

Like the v3 though they have no SD card slot so you cannot expand the map content. If you think you may in the future want to add more maps then go for a model with a SD card.
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