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Better than the tom tom...
on 6 November 2009
After my old Tom Tom One V2 died a horrible death, I replaced it with the Naviman F45 - and I have to say so far... I am impressed.
The Sat Nav is slimline, with a large widescreen. Despite being slim, it feels robust, and the display is crisp and bright. You can choose from 3d or 2d map displays, and the 3D map display is more detailed than the old tom tom I used to have. There are audiable warnings when approaching speed cameras, and in certain areas, this sat nav pops up the speed limit for the road you're travelling on, (particularily in 30mph zones.)
The sat nav also senses when its being used at night, and automatically switches to a night version, and the spoken voice is loud and clear, with the male voice seemingly clearer than the female one.
The sat nav is wonderfully flexible, and you can opt to enter a post code to find your way round, or punch in a town or city, and ask it to take you to the centre of that town. I have tried this option in Looe, Paignton and Torquay whilst on holiday - and it worked like a charm every single time. It also can record your route, and you've the usual flexability with routes as to whether you want the fastest or shortest way round. There are enhanced motorway exit options as well, so you know in plenty of time where you need to take your exit.
Some of the menu options are a bit fiddly, but with a bit of time, you soon will get the best out of this wonderful little sat nav. In my opinion, knocks the socks off the Tom Tom - which was glithy, prone to crashes and freezes and left me high and dry on my holiday. For people like me, who can't find their way out of a paper bag - it's a godsend. In my opinion, for £80 you won't find better.