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Key for me ,in Europe especially, is does it tell you which lanes to move into early enough (Like the pink motorway intersection pop ups), how far to petrol/food stops, speed cameras (not infallible ) etc can be useful . I use a Garmin with Western Europe, through Netherlands (high speed maniacs), Germany (controlled high speed maniacs) Denmark and Sweden it has rarely put a foot wrong covering now about 10,000 miles in total- and if it does I can swear at it without the risk of an all out argument. Please note voice command is a pain, it does not seem to readily recognise a Scottish accent therefore programming in places at outset before travelling using postcodes avoids the worst of my expletives.
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Definately get a sat nav, I just got the one that they use in the driving test, at least your not messing with your phone and can leave it in car
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How often would you be making an unfamiliar journey, or one without someone else who could look at their phone or a map?
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(Original post by IWMTom)
I really don't think a couple of minutes (assuming you even let your battery drain that far) is enough of a reason to require a separate device to do an identical job.

It's unnecessary to have a standalone device for this.

I won't get into how poor the satnav market is in terms of planned obsolescence.
True but a sat nav is more focused on being a map but a phone is more for other stuff. Google maps isnt that reliable
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(Original post by Dont know65)
True but a sat nav is more focused on being a map but a phone is more for other stuff. Google maps isnt that reliable
That's the point of the application model - it focuses on a specific task..

Google Map is a hell of a lot more reliable and up to date than a satnav.......
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(Original post by barnetlad)
How often would you be making an unfamiliar journey, or one without someone else who could look at their phone or a map?
Maybe a few times a month
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(Original post by IWMTom)
That's the point of the application model - it focuses on a specific task..

Google Map is a hell of a lot more reliable and up to date than a satnav.......
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If you need one... I only really drive places I know in all honesty as my car is simply to get me from A to B. I run waze but not for maps, just for alerts.
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