Posted by geoff the bonnie on September 19, 2020, 7:30 am, in reply to "Re: Satnavs"
Stu, the Garmin makes changes faster than the Tomtom but both very good. I use Tomtom for car journies. The cheap Binatone has a lot of points of interest in the memory which includes useful shop and eating places but short battery life. Other 2 will work 1 hour or more for walking around. I would say Garmin is best of 3.|
I have used various types for about 15 years now. The small 4.3 inch ones are hard to work due to your finger size so i have a Tomtom XXL in the car and one on one of the bikes.
I bought one with maps for East and West Europe which also covers Russia but having that many maps, it loses detail due to the amount of memory needed so for UK use, i just use a UK and NI model.
That 5 inch Binatone unit cost 22 pound brand new as a returned to shop unit in box with all bags and screen cover still on. The original buyer did not press the reset button so it appeared to be dead. The Garmin was 18 pounds and came with a hars storage box worth about 10 pounds. have a look around ebay for a newish 5.5 inch unit which is ideal for big fingers and not too intrusive of the view of the road ahead when on a car windscreen.
I have had a satnav suctioned onto my fuel tank on the R111 but put a cable tie around it in case it loosens. Easy to hear voice commands if on the tank and no case. When up in Kent a few times, i needed this arrangement to get around the huge road systems and be able to find the way back to the hotel. Not so easy to use a paper map on a bike ride.