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In car GPS nav devices

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by byso, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    If any of you chaps have used these devices, can you let me know what you think of them.

    In relation to ease of use etc.
     
  2. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    The only advice i can say byso is never use a sat Nav in canberra all those roundabouts and circles confuse the crap out of it. I was in a car that drove around in circles for three quarters of an hour following the navigator when we finally gave it a miss and used human intervention it took 5 mins to get where we wanted go. I will ask my mum though because she managers staff in comunity care who all use them to get around. alot of her staff are not the sharpest tool in the shed so there must be some that are much easier to use than others
     
  3. earl

    earl Active Member

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    There was a great advertisement for them on TOP GEAR once. One of the guys used it and the other used street signs to navigate. The guy using street signs made it to the destination while the GPS was telling the other to turn left , turn left. The guy was sitting in a dead end street and it was telling him to turn left , turn left. :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  4. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Spud. I'm looking at getting one. But I feel the technology will improve greatly over the next year.
     
  5. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    If not improve it will certainly get cheaper it wasn't that long ago that they were all around the 2k to 1K at best i have seen them as low as 400 dollars now
     
  6. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Yeah about $500- should get a reasonable one.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    byso even with one of these you would still be lost
     
  8. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Still trolling Dan?
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Always. Still struggling with decent comebacks Byso?
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The GFs dad has 1 of the NavMans which he won off the radio. They were very easy to use and work very well from what i have seen of it
     
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    try a map and a brain, they work just as well
     
  12. earl

    earl Active Member

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    But Fro, most of the time im driving and the wife is Navigator. Map= Check , Brain= No. :D
     
  13. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Correct Earl.

    Anyhow I'd be surprised if Fro has a licence. ;)
     

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