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Poor quality product,
This review is from: Binatone G500 5-inch Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps (Electronics)
At the earliest convenience I will be returning this product and here's why.
1, It will not except postcodes. A SAT NAV THAT DOES NOT EXCEPT POST CODES! I had to type in towns and then it gave me the first 3 digits of the code.
2, Some of the streets on my estate it did not recognise.
3, Testing it in areas I know well, the on screen map set routes that go all round the houses over speed bumps ect. when there were direct easy routes available. It did this on both quickest and shortest settings.
4, The audio directions seemed to have a mind of it's own, constantly repeating 'keep left keep right' or telling me I was close to my destination when I had only just started. If I followed the voice instructions in traffic it would cause havoc as the thing can't make up it's mind.
5, It tried to get me to use no entry roads.
I have not tested it on motorway journeys but did run it in 'sim' mode. It seems ok for long journeys only and worked well for rounderbouts but that's all.
Thinking that it may just need a software update, I visited the Binatone website but found nothing for this model.
Perhaps I've just been unlucky and got a faulty one but it's going back
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Initial post: 18 Jul 2012 11:26:28 BDT
I unfortunately also purchased one of these! Same probs.as Carl, set it for routes I knew, sent all round houses! Also, would not accept all postcodes.
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