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cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 22:33:07

are they good?are the cheaper ones ok?do they come ready to go?-as in do you have to do technical stuff to them?do they talk?i dont get it!but i dont know where anything isgrin

southeastastra Sun 25-Oct-09 22:34:38

good for unfamiliar journeys, really dissed them on mn a while back oops

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 22:34:41

spend the money and get a decent brand - i got a shit 99 quid from argos and its shitter than shit

i had a tom tom ( dh broke it the knobhead) blardy loved it
clear directions, easy to use piece of piss

got a shit one - won't go on motorways -so i have to use a soding map to get close to destination then turn the bloody thing on

seriously you get what you pay for IMO

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 22:35:27

the sat nav won't go on motorwys i mean- i go on then all the blardy time

cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 22:37:52

so do they talk(yes i really dont get itgrin do they say turn left next etc like on the adverts?dh is dead againgst them but hes been driving for a hundred years.ive always been a passenger and dont know how to get to the simplest places!

MarthaFarquhar Sun 25-Oct-09 22:40:39

I have a TomTom
As one who drives for work to unfamiliar places, I love it dearly, and if someone took it I would sell a kidney to have it back.

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 22:43:21

yes they talk - and you can choose the voices - you can have a woman or a man and you can pay hmm to get different accents and stuff on some models - seriously!

they say " IN 100 YARDS, TURN LEFT"

then in 98 yards it says "TURN LEFT"

YOU CAN ALSO CONTROL THE way you want it measured - you can have it in meters if you want.

cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 22:45:24

wow!!!!!!!!and it comes all ready to go?do you just put in in the car?does it plug in to anything?<dumbarse emotion>

cat64 Sun 25-Oct-09 22:45:53

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cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 22:46:06

i could get a cornish one.turn left drecklygrin

MarthaFarquhar Sun 25-Oct-09 22:46:19

They have battery but the life is quite limited. They plug into the cigarette lighter for longer trips.

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 22:46:32

you can charge it in the house much like a phone or you can permantly plug into the cig lighter in car - it comes with the arm that sticks on your window

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cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 22:47:40

so you type in a post code?i wondered how they knew where to gogrinclever!

cat64 Sun 25-Oct-09 22:48:38

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cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 22:48:48

i am actually sat here saying'wow' out easily impressed,imagine if i actually got one!

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 22:49:22


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cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 22:59:22

but it would be saying it as you drive?i havent got the hang of looking elsewhere-i cant just about open the window whilst driving nowgrin but radio etc stays off as i cant do it at same time as drivinggrin

PoppyIsApain Sun 25-Oct-09 23:02:02

Ive got a tom tom one, its got an irish man who talks to me, i do love the irish accent grin i couldnt live without it now.

cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 23:02:47

god id love a man telling me where to go in an irish accent!

cat64 Sun 25-Oct-09 23:22:58

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cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 23:39:14

grin thankyou.i think my minds made up!now just deciding which one to go for!

Tortington Sun 25-Oct-09 23:40:56

but it doesn't make up for common sense
so make sure you don't go down a one way street that got changed last week or something.

you still have to look at the road!

sounds obvious but there are some proper shit drivers out there who end up stood on top of their cars because they drove through a river on the command of the sat nav

cheeseandeyeballsarnie Sun 25-Oct-09 23:42:41

grin really!i know theres roads round here(cornwall) where locals have put up signs on little country roads saying 'ignore satnav,this does not take you to ** unless you want to go via a cowshed'!

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