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Ah Steve, I can understand that.

Best wishes to all of you, I shall look out for you this coming season and give you a wave.

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I used Waze many years ago and couldn't get on with it. Too gimicky with seeing others around who also used it.

Said goodbye to my satnav in October, I'm now using Google Maps on my phone. Live traffic and the maps are updated without doing anything - the NDR is on there.

Tom Tom speed camera app which is free overlays the maps.

No need to purchase anything and no downloads to worry about.

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I use GoogleMaps on my phone too Gary. Gets the thumbs up from us - very accurate and the live traffic thing is very handy.

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Yes did notice that Waze wanted to have access to all and sundry on my phone but as it is just a work phone supplied by my employer I'm not to bothered about it.
My present own car is fitted with a Garmin based built in sat nav system (think its called an 'infotainment system') which is updated either via internet or main dealer ...

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I spotted this morning on the BBC red button services that Tomtom are not supporting the map updates on the older devices.

Tomtom keep sending me e mails about buying their newer devices and all the cr*p that goes around them.

After this post I will be going on to my e mail provider and block all the communications from Tomtom.

I am totally disgusted with the service they provide and I have told them too!

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Rebel, if you look on-line you'll see there are quite a few dissatisfied TomTom customers, complaining about that policy. TomTom claim it is necessary because the map data files are now too large for the memory capacity of the older devices, which may or may not be the case. Bloatware?

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Full info & list of models here  https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/obsolete-products/

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Just a word of caution. If you touch your phone when using it as a Sat Nav, even if stationary on the highway with the engine stopped, you comit the offence of using a mobile phone. This offence now carries the sentence of a £200 fine plus 6 penalty points.

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"If you touch your phone when using it as a Sat Nav, even if stationary on the highway with the engine stopped, you comit the offence of using a mobile phone"

That is not entirely accurate. The offence (broadly) is using a handheld device (which would include a satnav as well as a mobile phone) while driving. If the device is held in a cradle or mount, provided the driver remains in proper control of the vehicle, touching the device is not an offence per se.

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Just to add a bit to Mr P's comment... I believe it
becomes an offence to hold it, be it a phone or a Satnav,
whilst the engine is running. If you pull over to a
layby and leave the engine running, it's still an offence.
Contrary to popular belief, if you switch off the engine
and apply the handbrake, it is not. (Told to me by a
Police officer.)
In keeping with the thread... I have always had Garmin
Satnavs and the updates now-a-days are free for life on
most models.

The older I get...
The better I was....!!


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