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Sat Nav with Longest Battery Life? (Now with Audio Out question)

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    Does anyone know of any sat navs that will give me 6 hrs battery life when disconnected from power source?

    If not, what's the longest I can expect and who provides it?

    Many thanks!
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    Halfords have 19 with a battery life of 'up to 5hrs' search results here
    but no option to search for battery life longer than this
    I have this one but haven't tested the battery life as it's plugged in all the time it's used, but it's one of the up to 5hrs ones
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    You get a wire to connect to the lighter so it's charging all the way there!
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    Oh and little tip. Clean the window before you stick it on there, because driving at high speeds on the motorway and a satnav crashing onto the dash is a recipe for cacking ones pants mmmmkay?
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    it's for a motorbike and we want to avoid messing with the electrics and no windscreen :p:
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    Both tomtom and garmin make satnavs for motorcycles.

    http://www.tomtom.com/products/produ...d=1&Category=1
    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=135
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    (Original post by Talya)
    it's for a motorbike and we want to avoid messing with the electrics and no windscreen :p:
    You can buy these wee battery packs which have a USB socket and you plug it into your satnav this will give you around 9 hours. Other option is a 12v take form your battery, you could make a neat job of having a socket for it to plug into.

    Otherwsie you will be hard pushed to find a satnav which is good for 6 hours TBH. My tom tom xl lasts 2-3 hours off the battery

    How do you plan to mount it to your bike? There are a couple of bike specific sat navs desgined to be water resistant etc. but they are pricey.

    Check this out
    http://www.soeasyrider.com/Produits/...V3.php?lang=en
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    If you have a spare £400 yo can buy the bike sat nav!!

    We have bought a givi sat nav bag that mounts on handlebars.

    Does anyone have a link to one of those battery packs?? Thanks
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    (Original post by Talya)
    If you have a spare £400 yo can buy the bike sat nav!!

    We have bought a givi sat nav bag that mounts on handlebars.

    Does anyone have a link to one of those battery packs?? Thanks
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TomTom-Garmin-...17228005r27376

    The idea is you would have the satnav and the battey extender fully charger. The battery pack will then keep the satnav fully charged until it goes flat itself.
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    (Original post by Talya)
    it's for a motorbike and we want to avoid messing with the electrics and no windscreen :p:
    Ooooh I see! eh, not sure then sorry! Never thought of bikers using one before actualy not sure why though haha.
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    (Original post by Talya)
    If you have a spare £400 yo can buy the bike sat nav!!

    We have bought a givi sat nav bag that mounts on handlebars.

    Does anyone have a link to one of those battery packs?? Thanks
    Using a car satnav on a bike is a pain in the bum, so bad that i've stopped using it all together. The glare off the bag plus the reflections off the screen make it practically impossible to see during normal riding etc.

    You'd still need a bluetooth link to your helmet if you wanted to hear the directions, scala riders are crap, so its autocom, which is mega bucks!

    My advice would be buy a proper bike sat nav once, rather than buying the car one, realising its junk then buying a bike one.

    Have a look on ebay as they go quite cheaply.

    And wiring a 12V accessory socket somewhere near the bars would be an easy peasy job to do
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    (Original post by crazyjoyce)
    Using a car satnav on a bike is a pain in the bum, so bad that i've stopped using it all together. The glare off the bag plus the reflections off the screen make it practically impossible to see during normal riding etc.

    You'd still need a bluetooth link to your helmet if you wanted to hear the directions, scala riders are crap, so its autocom, which is mega bucks!

    My advice would be buy a proper bike sat nav once, rather than buying the car one, realising its junk then buying a bike one.

    Have a look on ebay as they go quite cheaply.

    And wiring a 12V accessory socket somewhere near the bars would be an easy peasy job to do
    In this case I would think carefully before opting for the car route, how much is it going to cost for bag + satnav compared to bike version?

    I have seen this kit
    http://www.soeasyrider.com/Produits/...V3.php?lang=en

    It provides and interesting "air tube" type headphone.
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    I'm not sure what you mean by 'quite cheap' lol

    We just don't have £400 for a bike sat nav, plus connecting to battery too.

    Thanks anyway. We gonna go with the Givi case with a garmin and the battery extender
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    Also, do you know of any that have an 2.5mm (or would it be 3,5mm?) (i think) audio out?
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    (Original post by Talya)
    Also, do you know of any that have an 2.5mm (or would it be 3,5mm?) (i think) audio out?
    It tends to be the older ones which have headphone out, but I don't know of any particular models. 3.5mm is the standard headphone size. Otherwise you could get the air tube which sticks over the speaker and picks up the sound.
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    How much are air tubes?
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    I've gone with this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159765

    As it def has the audio out and comes with headphones. Also reviews say 4 hrs battery life and the price is awesome!

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