[ILUG] SatNav advice
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Wed Jan 21 16:11:27 GMT 2009
2009/1/21 Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net>
> Anyone got a recommendation for a SatNav,
> for use mainly in Europe, in particular Italy?
> I'm looking at Elara's offers (www.elara.ie).
> They have a special offer of Garmin Nuva 756T for 284 euro,
> which seems quite expensive.
> They also give 5 stars to the Garmin Nuva 255, for 125 euro.
> It's not really clear to me what you get for the extra money.
> (They also have much cheaper Garmin's.)
> Would you recommend Garmin, as a make?
> I've got a Lidl SatNav, but I wouldn't give it top marks.
I've got two Garmin Nuvis, the 200 and the 250, and if your needs are basic,
then I'd hapilly recommend either.
I'd suggest going through the Garmin site to see if you can compare the
various versions - the biggest difference I've seen is the size of the
screen, and on-board storage - more storage sometimes means bigger ( as in
Europe instead of Ireland/UK ) or possibly more detailed maps.
Alternatively, you could check if openstreetmaps has the area you're going
to well covered, and then get the cheapest Garmin Nuvi and put the OSM maps
on it. If it doesn't you could get a the next model up and map it yourself.
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