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    • snaver
    • By snaver 14th Jul 17, 2:24 PM
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    Simple sat nav recommendations please
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:24 PM
    Simple sat nav recommendations please 14th Jul 17 at 2:24 PM
    Can anyone help me please? I'm looking for a sat nav for my techno phobic old Mum, to improve her confidence when in the car alone, as she's getting a bit forgetful. She'll need something simple to use (possibly one that she can say where she wants to go, rather than fumbling with typing) that will speak directions to her. Any ideas gratefully received. Thanks!
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    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 14th Jul 17, 2:32 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:32 PM
    2nd hand TomTom 5000 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00EOQZ196/
    • fwor
    • By fwor 14th Jul 17, 2:40 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 2:40 PM
    My personal experience of voice recognition is that it is not worth the aggravation - there are simply too many road names that include uncommon words/names.

    If she can't cope with typing a postcode into the satnav, she probably shouldn't be driving!

    (Please don't take that as an insult to your Mum - I don't actually know anything about her other than what you wrote).

    Either a Garmin or a TomTom should be fine for her - they each have their quirks but if she has used neither before then either will probably do.
    Last edited by fwor; 14-07-2017 at 2:42 PM.
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 14th Jul 17, 3:06 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:06 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 3:06 PM
    Ludicrously expensive options. I paid a tenner for my Lumia mobile phone, which contains all that you need.

    I wouldn't depend on the voice commands, but they are possible.

    You can pick up a Lumia 435 for around £20.

    http://userguide.vodafone.co.nz/web/microsoft-lumia-435/office-and-leisure/gps-maps-and-navigation/use-gps-navigation-in-here-drive-plus

    ...gives you an idea of how it looks.
    • I have spoken
    • By I have spoken 14th Jul 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 5:55 PM
    HERE Drive+! Maps last updated in 2010?
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 14th Jul 17, 10:01 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:01 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:01 PM
    HERE Drive+! Maps last updated in 2010?
    Originally posted by I have spoken
    Nope, Here maps were bought out by BMW, Audi and Daimler in 2015 and is now the bedrock for their automated cars and the mobile version is called 'Here WeGo'.. So the Maps are definitely up to date.
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    • DavidP24
    • By DavidP24 14th Jul 17, 10:34 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:34 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 10:34 PM
    If she has a mobile then Waze is not bad, it will speak the direction but you need to enter address or partial.

    I find it best to leave it on side and use earplug to receive directions or have phone transmit to fm radio channel in car.
    Thanks, don't you just hate people with sigs !
    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 16th Jul 17, 2:30 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 2:30 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 2:30 AM
    HERE Drive+! Maps last updated in 2010?
    Originally posted by I have spoken
    No, still getting regular updates to Offline Maps.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 16th Jul 17, 8:36 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:36 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 8:36 AM
    Navmii if you want a free phone app.

    My mother is nearly 80 and uses a Garmin with a 5" screen. She does still have all her marbles though.
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