What's up with my T**t**?

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    What's up with my T**t**?

    Back in 2008, I bought a T**t** 'One' satnav. (This has always been a pain in the bum frankly.)

    The software/hardware always seems to crash for no very good reason. I then have to reset it. Then it takes maybe five minutes to find the satellites again, during which time it has no idea where it is.

    Today, I used it to find an unfamiliar estate agents which it managed. I put it out of sight while in there, then needed it to find the property. The thing was confused for maybe 10 minutes, so I reset it again. It never found a satellite after that.

    I feel like chucking it away, and buying a different brand. Has anyone got any recommendations?

    #2
    garmin has always worked well for me..

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      #3
      JKO you mentioned problems with radiation from other devices--- I am starting to think it's you

      At night, on your own, with lights out, do you glow LOL
      Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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        #4
        Get an Android Smartphone: Comes with **free** tw*t-nav and it works **significantly** faster (In my experience..) at finding satellites that any of my 6 other (**) tw*t-navs... Also works world-wide !!

        ** At the last count I owned 6 tw*t-navs....

        1. Old TomTom, dying... given to wife, replaced by
        2. newer tom-tom...for the wife...
        3. My old Android , now used by wife as .mp3 player...
        4. In-car built-in device, bigger screen, works without needing GPS satellites.. (because it knew where it was when you switched it off & it has compass & speedo to tell it where it moved to...picks up GPS when it can). Easiest to use when driving, but doesn't do post-codes (you need street, number, town..)
        5. Newer Android: I just managed to stop myself buying an even better one today.... would have made it 7....
        6. My old hill-walking gives-you-OS co-ordinates tw*t-nav. Keep at bottom of back-pack, waterproof, bomb-proof,, just-in-case....

        Oh, and I've already flogged-off on eBay a really old hill-walking tw*t-nav...

        Sigh!!!

        Could someone kindly direct me to the nearest loony-bin???

        Cheers!!
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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          #5
          Originally posted by PinkLL View Post
          garmin has always worked well for me..
          Thanks. I'll have a look at them.

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            #6
            Okay, this one on Amazon looks to fit the bill:

            http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-2545L...732398&sr=8-18


            However, I am a little concerned about the comments someone made here:

            http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R372E...R372E51P8A6SG2

            PinkLL, do you understand what he means about the memory card? Does yours have a problem with traffic reception? That is a feature I have on my T**t**, but it requires another gadget plugging in to it, and an aerial stuck all round the windscreen.

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              #7
              My first satnav was a temperamental thing called NavMan, which seemed totally uninterested in helping me find my way to the Byker recyling plant, or to my auntie's in the wilds of Hereforshire...it just kept taking me the wrong way (dead ends, fields, etc) in what I can only assume was a desperate hunt for NavWoman.

              He ended up in a giant wheelie bin at Charnock Richard Services, where I hope he found love.

              I then bought a Tom Tom which (apart from being lost by Royal Mail on its way to me), has been very good value. I had to change the original voice (Little Miss Prissy Knickers), to John Cleese, but apart from that, no complaints.
              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                #8
                I don't use it much but I did have call to use my TT the other day and found it OK. I don't like though that as you drive along the map doesn't rotate (as I said, I haven't used it much as I don't drive too much so don't know if that is changeable ?).

                I hate driving where I don't know, I turn to jello.

                My apologies to the female population.
                I'm a good tenant with great landlords
                I'm also a living, breathing, fully cooked female.

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                  #9
                  Have we breached the rules if we have named most of the products available?

                  Ok I'll go old school Ordnance Survey or Bartholomews. yeah for old school.

                  I agree with artfull, while I was happy scooting around Ontario with a map and compass, Mrs LHA wanted a gizmo, so I loaded up the free maps onto the Android tablet which would work on the Rogers telecom dongle.

                  When we picked up the car, the owner knows us from frequent trips, held back a brand new model....

                  with built in Sat nav. All that hassle for nought.

                  "Go 200 meters and turn left, Ay, you'll see the hoose"
                  Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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                    #10
                    Sat navs ?

                    Naaaaaaa, never use them.
                    And like LHA, I use maps.

                    Even in California, 1000 mile drive, I used the internet to plan my
                    route. then deviating from the route for places of interest,which
                    sat nav wont do, cos it does not know what you are interested in.

                    I understand those that must visit 2 or 3 places in a day, it is helpful,
                    but even for me, Yahoo maps ( http://uk.maps.yahoo.com/ ) then
                    copy and paste the route.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                      PinkLL, do you understand what he means about the memory card? Does yours have a problem with traffic reception? That is a feature I have on my T**t**, but it requires another gadget plugging in to it, and an aerial stuck all round the windscreen.
                      I've not had (or wanted) the RDS traffic feature so sorry can't comment. The 2 units I've had have been very reliable, fast loading and good VFM (with the added bonus of out-performing Mr PLL's more expensive T**T** )

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                        #12
                        Thanks PinkLL. I ordered one of these Garmins in the end:

                        http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165685

                        It's about twice what I paid for the T**T**, but promises free lifetime maps and traffic. I guess I will find out in due course if that is really the case.

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                          #13
                          I got this one two weeks ago - it's great and it has bluetooth for hands free talking - I like it very much.

                          G*rm*n Nuvi 2595LMT 5" Sat Nav with Europe Maps, Lifetime Map Updates and Traffic Alerts, and Bluetooth

                          http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o03_s00_i00

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                            Thanks PinkLL. I ordered one of these Garmins in the end:

                            http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165685

                            It's about twice what I paid for the T**T**, but promises free lifetime maps and traffic. I guess I will find out in due course if that is really the case.

                            Well that was a waste of money. Once again it requires another piece joined on to it, and a wire aerial stretched across the windscreen to give the traffic service. As if anyone is going to keep assembling that every time they get in and out of the car. Never mind that all these wires make the car look awful.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JK0 View Post
                              Well that was a waste of money. Once again it requires another piece joined on to it, and a wire aerial stretched across the windscreen to give the traffic service. As if anyone is going to keep assembling that every time they get in and out of the car. Never mind that all these wires make the car look awful.
                              My life feels like that sometimes.
                              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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