- Best sat nav under £ 100?
I’m currently using navfree on my iphone, works well, i have data turned off and all maps are stored in the app. You can turn data on to get traffic updates.
App is free and comes with uk maps, other country maps are available for £1.99
I did have a disagreement with it today when it tried to send me through the centre of birmingham to get to Harborne but other than that it works fine.Posted 4 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
can you recommend a windscreen mount?
TBH I can’t recommend a windscreen mount – better to mount low & see what’s in front of you
As long as you’re not fussy about the classic looks of your phone, something like a tetrax magnetic mount would let you hang it from a magnet stuck onto the dashboard or clipped onto a vent. You do need a small (less than 5p piece) “blemish” stuck on the back of the phone, hence comment about looks
How ever using your phone is a pain in hoop when you recieve a call on hands free. – bye bye navigation *
* may not apply if you have no friendsYeh, when I’m driving somewhere unknown to me and needing to follow a satnav I often like to chat with my friends on the job, too 😉Posted 4 years ago
ok – i missed the part where you all turn them on to flight mode to avoid them going to the call screen at the point when your negotiating that cruicial junction and are left with no idea where your going 😉
Last time i experianced this – it was my mate calling to ask why i was late” because you keep phoning me you bam i cant see the effin sat nav”Posted 4 years ago
After this thread (as we’re in need of a new satnav), I popped Co Pilot on the phone last night and it does look excellent.
I will investigate the mounts – don’t mind having something attached to the phone (though strong magnet right next to battery / screen?), but not sure about having anything stuck to the dashboard, hence thinking sucker glass mount would be preferable.Posted 4 years agogaristonMember
Mio Spirit 485 is the best cheap one u can get! http://www.digitalversus.com/sat-navs/buyer-s-guide-best-sat-navs-a295.htmlPosted 4 years ago
Do any of you chaps use a galaxy s3 for this purpose and, if so, can you recommend a windscreen mount? I would like to but can’t find a decent solution to that element…
I will investigate the mounts – don’t mind having something attached to the phone (though strong magnet right next to battery / screen?), but not sure about having anything stuck to the dashboard, hence thinking sucker glass mount would be preferable.
The one I use is the Arkon Mega Mount. You can get it with dash, vent and screen mount. It’s really rigid, unless you get the flexible mount, and is quite compact, mine sits really low down on the screen, with just enough room below the phone base for the dock cablw, which plugs into the front of my Kenwood DAB. The jaws will move apart enough to take the bigger Galaxy phones, allegedly, mine has my old iPhone 4 in it usually, because i use that as my dedicated iPod/satnav unit.Posted 4 years agofingerbikeMember
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Waze on Smartphone has been pretty good for me.
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This is one app you definitely don’t want to use abroad! Take a look at how much data it uses..!
True, found it great for avoiding traffic on the daily commute to work though..Posted 4 years ago
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