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Post by Kingham on Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:55 am

I'm not in the market for a new satnav, nor do I subscribe to 'Which' reports, but this appeared on my news feed earlier and may be of interest to someone ?

https://www.which.co.uk/news/2017/12/caravan-and-motorhome-sat-navs-rated-which-do-we-recommend/

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Post by Greyhound on Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:49 pm

It's a shame they narrowed their testing of only dedicated sat nav units and don't seem to have factored in value for money.

Something like Co-Pilot used on a smart phone costs a fraction of the price (if you already have the phone) has lifetime map updates and works really well.
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Post by Gromit on Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:48 pm

Greyhound wrote:It's a shame they narrowed their testing of only dedicated sat nav units and don't seem to have factored in value for money.

Something like Co-Pilot used on a smart phone costs a fraction of the price (if you already have the phone) has lifetime map updates and works really well.
Spot on Greyhound, and even if you don't have a smart phone you could buy an older second hand model and still get a cracking good satnav for much less than the cost of a "real" one.

I'm off Co-Pilot since they did the major update (and made it far more complicated than it was already!!  scratch head) but Tom Tom GPS Navigation Traffic (daft title!) is excellent, and better than CP in my opinion.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tomtom.gplay.navapp&hl=en

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Re: Motorhome Sat Nav - 'Which' Tested

Post by brodco on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:16 am

Hi  wave

Greyhound wrote:It's a shame they narrowed their testing of only dedicated sat nav units and don't seem to have factored in value for money.

Err they didn’t but you can only see the full reviews if you’re a member.

Which  don’t use price in their ratings, they report purely on performance and leave it to you to decide if you want to pay the price, but they do assess value for money in the full review. If you read the full review they give good and bad points about all products and under “should I buy it” they’ll say something like “Yes if you are on a budget” or “No it’s rubbish even at this price”.

They actually reviewed 96 sat  nav products of which 31 were “apps” and incidentally there were two Co-Pilot apps both of which were best buys. Also there were a couple of free apps that were don’t buys and several apps got higher scores than some dedicated units.

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Re: Motorhome Sat Nav - 'Which' Tested

Post by Mike187 on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:20 am

Dave I think this is the first time they have looked at dedicated Motorhome or caravan sat navy. They have reviewed co pilot recently (July) and given it a good review. 
Personally I like the large screen of my old Snooper when I'm driving.

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Post by brodco on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:32 am

Hi wave

Mike187 wrote:Dave I think this is the first time they have looked at dedicated Motorhome or caravan sat navy.

That’s right and all were ok on navigation performance the main difference was in the number and accuracy of dedicated motorhome / caravan  features. Some units had software little different from the standard unit but at much higher cost. One “Don’t Buy” was OK on navigation but  had a very slow processor and according to Which was so frustrating to use that you’ll have given up by the time it’s calculated a route.

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Post by Gromit on Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:18 am

brodco wrote:Hi wave
 . . . . so frustrating to use that you’ll have given up by the time it’s calculated a route.
Good point, and one of the things I like about the Tom Tom App.

Serena Satnav recalculates within yards of missing a turn, accidentally or deliberately (if it looks like a goat track). She sometimes even recalculates while you are still on a roundabout if you missed the "off" she suggested!  up!

None of them is perfect, and none should ever be used with the human brain in neutral!!  Whistle1

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Post by groundhog on Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:55 am

Once again agree with Gromit, that Tom Tom app is blindingly quick but so is my old dedicated Tom Tom
Did which pick an overall winner and what was it out of interest?
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Re: Motorhome Sat Nav - 'Which' Tested

Post by Mike187 on Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:21 am

Of the camper sat navs the Garmin 770 came out best by quite a margin, but of all sat navs several Tom Tom models came out best.

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Post by groundhog on Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:13 am

Thanks Mike
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