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RAC 200 GPS Unit (UK & Ireland)

by RAC

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  • 3.5" colour LCD touchscreen
  • UK & Ireland country maps
  • Fixed safety camera alerts
  • Loads of searchable points of interest
  • 2D & 3D maps and night-view mode
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: RAC200
  • ASIN: B000P3E8BY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

If helping you recover your car by the motorway wasn't enough, RAC have released their very own line of Sat Nav GPS units so you can safely get to your destination without any hiccups.

Due to their highly successful service in both road side recovery and insurance, RAC have teamed up with the BEST to produce such a high quality product which is known as the RAC200. Packed to the brim with all the latest features this series is well ahead of the competition.

The software pre-installed on these units is the highly user friendly Route 66 Navigation software including 7 digit postcode search, door-to-door navigation and supplied with the most up to date maps provided by NAVTEQ, the #1 in electronic mapping.

Box Contains

  • RAC200 GPS unit
  • Suction car cradle
  • DC power lead with 12v car adaptor
  • User manual with start guide

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    3.1 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    83 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. J. Perkins on 14 Aug 2007
    This was a gift i received as my mum works for norwich union and they bought RAC and therefore got a discount on this unit. Its the cheapest sat nav out there and all in all not a bad unit.

    If you want a simple clear sat nav to get you from A to B with minimal fuss and redirect you if you go wrong then this is an ideal unit for you.

    However i was interested in the safety camera alerts and was disappointed. The database has 2300 locations for the whole UK, there are 25 around watford where i live all that have been there for over 4 years and it didnt have any of them in its database, I am yet to go past a camera that it has detected! As per other reviews they are listed as red lights.

    So I like any other technically minded person assumed, no problems the product spec promises free updates to the safety camera database, through route66 who provide the navigation software. But when you go to route66 they only offer updates for pocket PCs and not for the software used on the RAC200, they said in email to me that they didn't promise anything and to go back to RAC. I think it is wrong for RAC to promise free updates that are not available and from route66s response, doesn't appear ever will be.

    Again though dont let this put you off buying one, it all depends on what you want from your sat nav, if safety cameras are not important to you then everything else on it is very good.
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    39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Liz Birch on 28 July 2007
    Unlike some of the other reviews I found the RAC 200 a smashing sat nav, very easy to operate, nice clear graphics, strong window suction, neat and
    robust design. I've had no problems with my unit and would highly recommend, if you just want a basic sat nav to get you from A to B at a fantastic price then this is the unit for you.
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    35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By M. I. A. Mcwhirter on 3 Aug 2007
    i've had quite a few problems with my tomtom so i exchanged it for an RAC 200 and its so much better. it seems to pick up reception pretty quick and i havent noticed any blackspots either. the fuzzy search thing has been pretty useful too. when i rang them about how to update speed cameras they said it's free (via [...]) using a standard usb cable to link it up to my pc. so for the price i can't fault it and would definately recommend.
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    117 of 120 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Green on 24 Jun 2007
    I've been putting off buying a GPS because I really couldn't see the need to spend all that money when a map costs so little. I finally took the plunge because my wife isn't too good at map reading and gets around the country a lot taking my daughter to swimming competitions in towns and cities she doesn't know very well. This device has proved a great buy, being reasonably priced (even better at the price on Amazon, I paid £30 more)and very easy to use. Out of the box it was charged up already and quickly picked up several satellites to give my position. I have used it on several long journeys where the 7 digit post code search has proved invaluable. It provides dynamic re-routing which if you persevere past a few requests for you 'to turn around when safe to do so', it provides a suitable alternative. The maps supplied are reasonably up to date although I have come across a few road changes not in the database. The speed camera database can be updated over the web for free from the Route66 website having plugged the gps into a computer via a USB cable (not supplied). The only downside with the device is the appalling documentation which suggests that you need an sd card reader to update the speed camera database and doesn't indicate how you do the update. It also suggests backing up the sd card because if you were to corrupt it, it cannot be replaced without charge. This is rubbish as the whole database is supplied on cd-rom with the GPS, so come on RAC, do yourself a favour and re-do the documentation, it would then receive a 5 star rating.
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    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jon Tummon on 24 July 2007
    This is my second in-car SatNav. The first one I had was a TomTom One which was great but I've just bought this one for my other car and I think it's even better. The interface isn't quite as "flashy" as the TomTom but for navigation it's even better.

    Contrary to some of the other reviews, my device hasn't locked up once and has proved faultless in its navigation around the UK. A handy addition in the mapping is when motorway driving, it displays which road sign you should follow on the map as well as the directions so when you're at a complicated junction changing between motorways it's very handy.

    Satellite reception is excellent even in the middle of Manchester surrounded by high-wise buildings. All-in-all a great little device for the money and it does come with the speed cameras installed but I think a little is "lost in translation" from American descriptions to UK descriptions.
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    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Scott Simpson on 24 July 2007
    This is a good unit , I ve found it very accurate and had no problems with it. Good price from Amazon it does the job so no need to spend hundreds of pounds to get the same results for the sake of 'flashier' graphics.
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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By vik_khan on 8 Nov 2007
    Didn't want to spend £loads so I got this and am very happy with it. Had seen a tom tom in action before and this RAC looks just as good for lots less money. The search engine is the best feature, you can just give it fragments of addresses and it still finds it. Only negative would be the speed cameras but I figure they move around and appear all the time so it's tough keeping them up to date but I didn't buy it for those anyway. Well made, looks good wouldn't be without it now.
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