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 Post subject: Sat nav
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:59 pm 
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I'm looking to travel lanes farther afield and may invest in a satnav,what is a good easy to use entry level unit?Any recommendations appreciated,including on-line map access and of course cost...thanks.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:02 pm 
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It's gotta be the garmin Montana with OS maps. But it's price isn't exactly entry level


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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:11 pm 
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Cheers,is it not possible to do it on a "smartphone" yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
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Greetings,

Mario is the man to ask as he knows about and understands these 'inventions'. I'm stick to my maps - damned Luddite that I am :lol:

Ribble Valley TRF Group had an excellent guide on their website I seem to recall.

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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:22 pm 
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Maps are good,that's what I use now but I find it can be a pain to follow them and keep stopping,I'll keep investigating...


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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
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mudplug wrote:
I'm looking to travel lanes farther afield and may invest in a satnav,what is a good easy to use entry level unit?Any recommendations appreciated,including on-line map access and of course cost...thanks.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:27 pm 
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Greetings again,

You have to look through the little holes that the rain makes :lol: :lol:

I sometimes use a free sat nav app called 'here' on my Android phone, it works really well but does have limitations due to screen size and light. Check out; https://here.com/en/products-services/c ... e-wego-app

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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:28 pm 
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Just found this...it may be worth a try,looks good..opt for 4x4... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:30 pm 
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Thanks for the help all,looks like viewranger will get a try...especially as it's in the TRF guide...


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 Post subject: Re: Sat nav
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:46 am 
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on the i phone I use os map finder, areas (several maps worth) cost about a tenner. app is free. others rave about view ranger. I believe map tiles/areas on both are comparable. You can upload gpx files and also track and save your routes.

Down side, unless its on a holder, exposed to the elements, and plugged in, it will zap the battery as most gps apps do. (the garmin will do 10 hours if you don't have the back light on constantly) I phone would manage about 4 from fully charged. if its in your pocket itll still need getting out (like you would do with a map) everytime you want to check your course. and unlike maps that's gonna mean, gloves off.


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