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A great SatNav, highly recommended
on 23 April 2010
Bought this a couple of days ago. Due to the volcano cloud, I had to drive from CH to Calais on the north of France and back. My old GPS didn't have Euromaps and was 5 years old so I needed an upgrade
+ Very easy to use
+ Points of interest + favourites work well
+ pedestrian mode works well, finding fuel, shops, money, restaurants in an unusual town is now very easy
+ built quality top
+ voice clear
+ route calcuations very quick, 850km takes 5 secs to calculate
+ Add in a "via" point if you want to detour. When you select a new desitination while driving a current route, it asks if this is a via point or a new destination. (some reviews says it doesn't have this feature???)
+ speed limits displayed, 99% accurate and very handy
+ fixed speed cameras, good to know where they are
+ Distance to go, time to go etc, very accurate
+ Very secure windscreen mount and clasp.
+ At autobahn junctions, display switches to show what lane to be in, picture is very clear and suprisingly accurate. It shows the road signs exactly as they are making it easy to navigate through major junctions/intersections (eg basel border for CH Fr, Ge)
- Kept repeating a speed camera area, software bug, not sure, had to reset (hold power button 10 secs) put in new route then put original route back in then ok
- Calculation jammed at 79% when stopping in services, had to do system reset
- When power cable is plugged in to back, every time you start your car, the GPS powers on, would be better if you powered it on manually.
A great unit, only a couple of small bugs in 16 hrs of driving. Through 3 countries. I don't think any of these are bug free and the problems I had were solved within a few seconds. I took it out the box, stuck it on my windscreen and drove 1000 miles. No need to read instructions as long as you have a little bit of common sense. I would recommend this unit 100%.