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  1. Are these newly built roads? If so then perhaps it’s just a matter of having the maps updated.

  2. Hi Caroline, Yes they most certainly do work in that way. Miss your turn and the sat nav will reroute you! All the best, Dylan

  3. Hi Katie,
    Sounds like a great trip he has planned there. Perhaps take a look at this sat nav which has EU maps.
    All the best
    Dylan

  4. Hi Rupert,
    That seems a strange one! Here is the link for the updater – Garmin updates
    Cheers
    Dylan

  5. Hi Dale,
    That could be the case however it’s too difficult to say without looking at it. Hopefully you have someone that can help you out with this.
    All the best
    Dylan

  6. Hi Andy,

    You are absolutely correct that there are areas that aren’t perfect. I guess map updates will always be a live issue and an evolving one for the various companies.

    However, there’s no excuse for a road that was asphalted 10 years ago not to be updated by now!

    All the best
    Dylan

  7. Hi Peter,

    Many thanks for dropping by!

    Unfortunately I don’t know of any professional installers in the Toronto area – I live quite a distance away! I shall however do a search and let you know if I find someone that can help you.

    All the best
    Dylan

  8. Hi Alice,
    There’s no need to get somebody to install any of these into your vehicle. They are more or less ready to use straight out of the box – just clip into the holder that normally attaches to the windscreen and your ready to go. Depending on the device you may need to update the unit via WiFi or by attaching a cable to your computer – either way nothing to worry about! Feel free to drop me a line if you need any assistance.
    All the best
    Dylan

  9. Hi Lorraine,

    The Garmin should do you just fine on the trip.

    Have a great break and drive safe!

    All the best
    Dylan

  10. Hi Shawn,

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Yes this would be a good GPS / Sat nav to get you on your way 😉

    Cheers
    Dylan

  11. Hi Shawn,

    This is a great GPS and you will probably keep it for a long time. Just make sure you keep the maps etc up to date.

    Cheers

  12. You are very welcome!

  13. How did you get on with your trip on the Autobahn? Hopefully you got to see plenty of beautiful scenery away from those motorways 😉

  14. Hi Pete,
    Scenic routes are great for those Sunday afternoon drives! Let me know if you come across a fantastic route so we can share it with everyone here!
    Cheers
    Dylan

  15. How very true 😉

  16. Yes you sure can!

  17. Hi Nicol,
    Do you have the device plugged in via the USB cable in the car? If not then perhaps the battery of your device is beginning to fail. Is it an old device you have? Changing the battery isn’t usually too difficult.
    Thanks
    Dylan

  18. Oh dearRoss, that doesn’t sound good at all. Unfortunately I don’t have any experience of using a GPS in Australia. Do you have all the maps updated etc?

  19. Hi Steve,

    Glad I could be of help!

    Cheers

    Dylan

  20. Hi Craig,

    The GO 510 is indeed a decent device and it should serve you well. There is very little you can do to extend the life of the TomTom battery. However, if you are only using it in the car then you should keep it plugged into the power. That way you won’t lose any battery life. I may do an article on how to hide the USB power cable behind the dashboard of your car over the next couple of weeks – if nothing else it hides the unsightly cable from view and it’s a pretty neat and simple weekend DIY project!

    Cheers

    Dylan

  21. Hi Jerome,

    Many thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, it’s much appreciated. Most people buy a sat nav to help them calculate a route however, the ability to receive traffic updates etc in my view is an undervalued feature of many of these devices.

    Many thanks

    Dylan

  22. Hi Willber,

    Your absolutely right – my bad! I’ve updated the final score to reflect the results of the review.

    Cheers,
    Dylan

  23. Hi Yancee,
    Thanks a million for your kind comments they are much appreciated 🙂
    TomTom have a new range of GO devices coming out this month that will provide the standard features of lifetime maps, traffic updates and handsfree calling. These devices will also come with Wifi compatibility and will be able to sync with Siri or Google Now. These features could be great for an Uber driver?
    If you’d rather a device sooner then perhaps check out the TomTom Via as it’s a great budget option.
    All the best,
    Dylan

  24. Hi Thomas,
    Many thanks for stopping by! I agree with you that there are other devices with better screen resolutions out there. Also, the lack of audio recording capability on the dash cam means that it won’t be able to record road rage incidents. It will however capture footage of any accidents that may take place.
    I guess no device out there is perfect but this does provide something different to the others. In taking the overall package into account I do believe that this is still a great little device.
    Cheers,
    Dylan

  25. Hi Ron,
    It does appear to be something of an oddity that Garmin didn’t include sound recording with the DashCam. It certainly would be useful to capture those incidents that we all unfortunately see on our roads from time to time.
    Hopefully Garmin will rectify this in the future.
    All the best,
    Dylan

  26. Hi Richard,
    My favorite part of Garmin’s nuLink was the airport flight status feature – it was great when I was heading to pick up the mother in law – I was always on time and I didn’t waste time hanging around waiting for a delayed flight!
    I understand why you wouldn’t want to have a smartphone. Unfortunately, it appears that technological manufacturers are trying to push everyone towards having one. Most new products push this idea of seamless integration as the way forward – is it a good thing? I’m not too sure either however, we aren’t going to solve it here today!
    The new TomTom range that you mention should hit the stores the middle of this month (October 2016) and they have WiFi capability. This means that you should be able to access your wifi point at home or at work (r even sit in a McDonalds restaurant and use their free wifi to update your device!). No computer is required as the device should just connect once it has been paired and it detects the wifi signal.
    I will be reviewing this device in the next couple of weeks and hopefully I can provide you with a better overview of the new TomTom. Until then I hope that I’ve helped you with making your decision…..
    Cheers,
    Dylan

  27. Hi Glenn,
    Firstly, apologies for the delay in replying to you it’s been a hectic few days over here!
    Please remember that your camera will only come on when you are reversing, it won’t stay on permanently. Let’s try and solve the problem your having by repairing the devices.
    Head over to the menu of your device and unpair it with your camera. To do this go into the settings menu – then choose backup camera. You should now see the camera listed as an option – choose this and select the camera and then unpair. This will remove it from your device.
    Once you have removed the camera you will now need to reinstall the device. Apply power to the camera by putting your car into reverse (make sure that you have the brakes applied and there is no one stood behind you). This should enable your Garmin to pick up the camera on the rear – you’ll be prompted to pair the two devices, click yes and you should be good to go.
    Hopefully this will solve it! Please let me know how you get on,
    Cheers,
    Dylan

  28. Hi Jeff,

    I really like the Garmin nuvi 2797as it provides good clear instructions. The other great thing for her is that it has a large screen too, meaning that she can keep her eyes on the road.

    Hope this helps with your decision.
    Cheers,
    Dylan

  29. Hi Vincent,

    Thankfully memory cards have really come down in price over the past few years – check out this memory card which you can pick up for around $11.

    If you are unsure of what card is compatible with your device then head over to the TomTom support site where you can check compatibility.

    Hope this helps,

    Dylan

  30. Hi Kenny,

    The increase in smartphone apps providing navigational capabilities is actually a good thing for people buying sat nav devices. The additional competition in the market is forcing the more traditional GPS manufacturers to provide better software and more add ons as standard.

    When a particular GPS device has been discontinued by the manufacturer it typically means that they have released an updated device. Garmin have a new range of devices on the market today – check out one of my other reviews on one of these Garmin DriveAssist Review.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

    Cheers,

    Dylan

  31. Hi Owain,

    Thankfully it’s fairly straightforward to connect your TomTom with your smartphone. Here are some Explanatory Videos that should help you to get connected in no time at all.

    If you have any difficulties then please just give me a shout.

    All the best,

    Dylan

  32. Hi Peter,

    Sorry to hear you are having issues with the Garmin software. I haven’t used the camera software on a windows machine as I have it installed on the mac. That being said the capabilities of the software shouldn’t be any different across the two platforms.
    Have you updated to the latest version? Garmin have released Version 5.9 recently and you can download it Here.Now you can rename your videos and import them as files. I have stuck a couple of “incidents” that I had (nothing serious thankfully!) onto a USB key for potential use in the future should the need arise.
    Please let me know if downloading the latest updates helps you. If not we could look at a couple of other things…
    Cheers,
    Dylan

  33. Hi William,
    Hopefully you found plenty of info here to win your argument eventually! I guess for most people the choice is between the different interfaces, what features they absolutely must have and ultimately how much they are willing to spend.
    All the best,
    Dylan

  34. Hi Jeremy,
    Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words – they are much appreciated!
    Cheers,
    Dylan

  35. Hi Kerryn,
    Yes you should be able to upload your previous POIs onto your new machine. Garmin have a POI uploader which should take care of this for you. Once you install it onto your computer you should then connect your device and save your POIs. Check out the software here –Poiloader.
    If you have any issues then please get back in touch and I’ll do my best to help.
    Cheers,
    Dylan

  36. Hi Richard,
    I’m glad this was a help to you.
    Happy motoring,
    Dylan

  37. Glad I could help!

  38. Hi Owain,

    I’m delighted that my review was useful to you in choosing which sat nav to go for.

    All the best,

    Dylan

  39. Hi there,

    You could absolutely use your smartphone to travel around the place. It may drain your battery and the screen is smaller but it should work just fine. You will also need to bear in mind that you will require a data package with your cellular phone in order for the smartphone to work. Depending upon your package and where you are this may or may not be expensive option.

    In my opinion however if you are going to be travelling a lot then you just can’t beat a stand alone sat nav. It will be more reliable, easier to read and will always be up to date. Many of the newer devices also provide free worldwide data as part of the package. Check out the TomTom Go 6100 as a GPS that gives you unlimited roaming via the inbuilt sim.

    Hope this helps,

    Dylan

  40. Hi Kevin,

    TomTom do indeed make some great devices so you won’t go too far wrong!

    There is also an app available on Android through the Play Store. I think that you get a certain amount of miles for free with the app. If you go over this preset distance then you’ll be billed. Another great reason to buy a sat nav with regular updates 😉

    Cheers,

    Dylan

  41. Hi Alec,

    Your absolutely right that the big GPS manufacturers have begun responding to the rise of the use of smartphones by consumers. Today you will get much more for your money – which is just great for us the consumers!

    Of course it depends upon which device you purchase as to what features will be included. You should look for a device offering free lifetime map updates, free traffic alerts and speed camera warnings all for free. If your GPS has a built in sim then you’ll never have to pay anything else i.e. no more data costs from your mobile carrier. This is particularly good when your travelling through a number of different countries.

    The size of the screen of any dedicated sat nav are typically larger and therefore easier to read whilst driving. Its also normally easier to input your destination or to search for a point of interest in your vicinity. It also means that you won’t drain the battery of your smartphone by having the GPS function active – mapping and navigation are notorious for requiring lots of juice to work.

    Happy motoring and feel free to drop me a line if I can help you with making any sat nav choices!

    Cheers,

    Dylan

  42. Hi Herke,

    Both of these devices are in a similar price range and have many similarities too! There are however some differences and these might help you make a decision.

    The TomTom provides better traffic data and comes with worldwide maps (with lifetime free updates). Whilst the Garmin has voice recognition and a superior ‘points of interest’ database (very useful for exploring the area around you).

    Ultimately, both devices are really good and therefore you should choose the one that best suits your needs. Hope this helps!
    Cheers
    Dylan

  43. Hi Kevin,

    Indeed this Garmin may not suit everyone because of its size. Its definitely suited to larger vehicles or someone who may struggle with a smaller screen.

    Overall though this is an excellent device and the good news is that the price has decreased lately.

    Happy motoring,

    Dylan

  44. Hi Jenny,

    Don’t worry – believe it or not I’m dreadful with directions too!

    It’s great having a really decent sat nav as it does take away all of the stress of driving. The driver alerts are a really cool feature. As I mentioned in the review the warning that your approaching a school should be mandatory on all sat navs. Unfortunately the roads around the school where my children go to is notorious for cars driving erratically. The worst thing about it is that in many cases it’s the other parents dropping their kids to school!

    If you do decide to purchase the Garmin DriveSmart, then please do let me know how you get on. I’d love to hear what you liked and what you didn’t like.

    Happy motoring,

    Dylan

  45. Hi Simon,

    It may be possible for you to get the sat nav fixed but without seeing it I can’t be a 100% sure. In an ideal world you might be able to buy replacement parts off Amazon. This would save you a fair bit of money – no need to pay for expensive repairs from a store and no need to buy a new device!

    Like you say the camera on the Garmin DriveAssist is a really cool feature. The quality of the film that you get from the camera is really rather good. Definitely good enough for any potential future insurance claim. It may make it sound as if big brother is watching your driving, but I bet anybody would be delighted to have it if there was an accident.

    Is it the best on the market today? That’ a good question. It certainly is a great device and the camera really does set it apart from other models. It is however somewhat let down by a poorer quality screen than the cheaper sat navs in the range. What I do know is that this is the device that I have been the most impressed with this year (so far!). Last year my favorite was the TomTom 6100………….perhaps there’ll be another contender over the next few months. Stay tuned!

    All the best,

    Dylan

  46. Hey there,
    Firstly, thanks for stopping by!
    I’m sorry to hear that navigational devices aren’t too good for you out in Japan. Unfortunately I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Japan (hopefully won’t be long before I do!) and therefore have no experience of using GPS devices there. It would be very difficult to get around if the sat nav only spoke to you in Japanese – and your right it must be tough for expats.
    I wonder if any of our other readers have any experience of navigating in Japan? Good or bad?
    Cheer
    Dylan

  47. Hi Nahim,

    This is a really good budget offering from TomTom. The screen glitch is only down to the resistive type of screen. You may need to tap a couple of times on the screen occasionally in order to get the right letter on the keyboard etc. I really wouldn’t let this put you off though as it more than stands up against the other competitors within this price range.

    It’s also easy to use and straightforward to configure. To get the most of the device It’s worth spending a few minutes navigating the menus and setting up the device. Once you have these settings adjusted to your liking, it really is an easy sat nav to use.

    Check out the Amazon price here – at the moment they have a pretty cool 23% discount and it can be purchased for under a $100.

    Happy motoring,

    Dylan

  48. Hi Jannette,

    Sorry to hear your having some trouble with the camera. As I can’t see how the camera was installed we’ll have to presume that it was installed correctly – your can try a couple of things before you have to head back to the store.

    The issue may be that the camera and your sat nav haven’t been paired correctly. In order to check this head to the menu on the screen your Garmin. You should see the settings option (from memory it’s on the bottom right of the screen and has a spanner symbol) and then choose backup camera.

    Within this menu do you see the camera listed? If so you will need to select it and ‘unpair’ it. If on the other hand it’s not listed then you should ‘add new camera’. From there you’ll need to follow the instructions on the screen – it’ll tell you when to put the car into reverse. Do make sure that you have the handbrake and/or the brakes engaged at the same time! Once you have the camera and the GPS paired you should be able to rename the camera. I always tend to call her something other than ‘Camera 1’ – I think our camera on the trailer is called ‘Bugs Bunny’!.

    You may need to take the above steps a couple of times if the camera doesn’t work as it should. Fingers crossed it does work and it’ll save you a trip to the workshop again.

    Please let me know how you get on,
    Good luck,
    Dylan

  49. Hi Cohen,

    Crikey it was rather unfortunate for that store assistant as he/she didn’t really didn’t know his/her stuff!

    Whilst it is undoubtedly true that smartphones have enjoyed a meteoric rise in both capabilities and availability – there is most definitely a strong market for good standalone GPS devices.

    You just can’t beat a proper dedicated sat nav for giving you clear and concise directions. It’s easier to use because the screen is larger and you don’t have the issue of the battery dying or a phone call interrupting the navigation. Best of all for me however, is that you can use the maps and get up to date traffic information abroad for free – no roaming charges whatsoever!

    For a budget of $250 I would recommend the Garmin 2797 LMT (click the link to read my earlier review). It’ll lock onto your location quickly and it provides all the features your looking for in a GPS. And if you purchase this on Amazon today you’ll get a discount of around $30, meaning you’ll get some change too!

    Feel free to give me a shout if you need any further advice,

    Cheers

    Dylan

  50. Hi Travis,

    It’s fantastic that this camera is compatible with a range of devices. It’s also good to see that it will also work with Garmin’s new Drive GPS range. This means that the camera will be supported longer into the future.

    The reason I have this camera is because of the trailer. With it being wireless it makes it easy to more or less put it anywhere!

    Let me know how you find the camera works for you.

    Happy motoring,

    Dylan

  51. Hi Evie,

    I’m glad the information was helpful to you and even happier if it means that it has saved you some money!

    Hopefully once you have updated your maps it’ll be like having a new GPS sitting on your dash! Feel free to give me a shout if you run into any issues with the updating.

    Happy navigating,

    Dylan

  52. Hi Maria,

    Thank you for your kind comments, they are much appreciated 🙂

    The tips seem to be well received by readers as it can be rather frustrating trying to configure a brand new sat nav. The more I use these devices the more tips I discover. I shall continue to update this section as I come across some helpful ones.

    Happy navigating,

    Dylan

  53. Hi Wayne,

    The map updating issues were very frustrating at the time, particularly as this should be a straightforward task.

    If your looking for a dedicated sat nav take a look at the cheaper TomTom Go 50 . It’s a great little device and it’ll get you to where you want to go for less money!

    Cheers

    Dylan

  54. Hi Eddy,

    I’m glad you found the review useful 🙂

    Automotive GPS devices have become really advanced bits of kit. Each update seems to have some other cool feature. The free lifetime maps is of huge benefit – you get to have a full update every three months. That way you know that your maps are always up to date.

    Cheers,

    Dylan

  55. Hi Jonathan,

    Delighted that you’ve found the guide helpful – it’s a great Saturday afternoon project!

    I installed this on my wife’s car because her office parking spot is awkward. It requires a fair bit of manoeuvring to get in and out. This seems to have made it a good bit easier.

    Cheers

    Dylan

  56. Absolutely, it’s incredible to think what that little rectangle box sitting on your dashboard can do! These GPS devices are having to become more innovative in order to keep their share of the market – particularly given the rise in use of smartphones.

    It would be a good idea if motor manufacturers in the future told drivers to pull in and take a break too. It might just save peoples lives on the road.

  57. Hi Walter,

    There are quite a few apps available for your smart phones, some of them are better than others. It’s worth checking them individually before you purchase or download them as to how often the maps etc are updated.

    With the car GPS you can update the software and the maps of the device by hooking it up to your computer. Many devices now offer free Lifetime map Updates.

    All the best,

    Dylan

  58. Hi Borislav,

    Thanks for dropping by and I really appreciate your kind comments. 🙂

    All the best,

    Dylan

  59. Hey Carroll,

    This is a cool addition to your GPS and you also get a quality weekend project to do 😉

    Cheers,

    Dylan

  60. Hey Roope,

    It really all depends upon what you want from your navigational device – some people can manage with their phones whilst others prefer the stand alone sat nav device.

    A specific GPS will provide you with a clear easy to read screen that really comes into its own when your driving any sort of distance – no more squinting or trying to auto-rotate the screen. The maps on a sat nav will also be regularly updated meaning that any changes will be captured, therefore ensuring you will receive optimal routes for your journey planning.

    Using your phone can also have its advantages, particularly when your walking around a strange area. The battery life of sat nav units when they are not connected to the power in the car are notoriously poor. It’s usual to only get around 2-3 hours of battery life. However, when your driving the battery of your phone can drain rather quickly – you could be left without a phone or a navigational device, not ideal!!

    Happy motoring,

    Dylan

  61. Hi Jenny,

    I’m very happy that you found the information useful. It’s a good middle of the range device that’s missing a couple of functions but once connected to your smartphone comes into its own.

    All the best,

    Dylan

  62. Hi Fabian,

    TomTom have certainly taken strides to make things better for the customer. It’s now possible to buy a GPS with Lifetime World Maps with free updates so buying additional maps should never need to arise.

    These devices can also come with an inbuilt sim card meaning that they are always ‘connected’ – meaning that there won’t be any need for a smartphone or any additional costs for receiving those traffic updates.

    These ‘future proofed’ devices do come at an additional cost to the more basic device. I guess it’s something to weigh up at the time of purchase. If you need additional features or want to be able to update maps for free periodically then it’s probably worth it.

    Cheers,

    Dylan

  63. Hey there,

    An auto GPS comes preloaded with maps and you can most certainly use it in a different country.

    Just be careful which maps come with your device when you buy it. Today many of the manufacturers offer devices with worldwide maps preloaded onto them. This means that you can drive anywhere in the world with the GPS. Depending upon where you are located in the world your device might only come with maps for North America and/or Europe for example. It wouldn’t be the end of the world but it may mean some additional cost to get the extra maps.

    Happy motoring and please let me know how you get on!

    Cheers

    Dylan

  64. Hi Yunier,

    I’m very glad to have been able to help you. 🙂

    All the best,

    Dylan

  65. Hey Chris,

    Your right the smartphone is only needed for certain features – like the traffic updates. If you didn’t want to connect your phone then the next model up, the GO 5100 comes with an in-built sim. This means that you’ll continuously get the traffic updates automatically and for no extra cost!

    I’ve been using this sat nav (on and off) for around four months and I will update this review in a few weeks time. Hopefully I’ll still be getting on with the GPS at that stage!

    Cheers

    Dylan

  66. Hi Peter,
    It really depends upon where in the world your located. TomTom uses TMC & HDT to provide their live traffic information whilst as you point out Garmin utilises the Navteq system. Different users have reported different results (particularly with the live Traffic services) between the Garmins and the TomToms.
    Cheers
    Dylan

  67. Hi Vince,

    Lucky you going on a big trip to the States!

    To fully answer your question it really depends on the device that you have. It also depends upon whether or not you have World Maps installed already – if not it may make more financial sense to bite the bullet and get a new device. Before you do that I would certainly recommend trying to update the maps on your current device first.

    Let me know how you get on and give me a shout if you need any assistance updating.

    Cheers

    Dylan

  68. Hi Scott,

    I’m very glad that I may have saved you some money! Hopefully once you’ve updated the GPS you’ll be driving around with no problems. Once any road changes and any new routes are updated you should have hassle free motoring.

    If you run into any problems feel free to drop me a line – always happy to help.

    Cheers

    Dylan

  69. Hi Juan,

    I really like this device and yes it’s available at a good price over at Amazon. Please let me know how you get on with your journeys when using this GPS!

    Cheers,

    Dylan

  70. Hi Dmitriy,

    It really is amazing how much we take this technology for granted today.

    I remember going on our summer holidays as kids with various road atlas books, pens and pieces of paper. In those days we were all taught how to read road maps properly. I’m not sure how many kids today could read the road maps in order to get to their destination!

    Thanks for dropping by!

    Dylan

  71. Hi Brandy,

    This could indeed the ideal device for both of you!

    Your mother gets a straightforward and easy to use device and you get to stay at home 🙂

    Cheers,

    Dylan

  72. Hi Steve,

    Some devices are indeed a little tricky to remove from the windscreen – sometimes it’s the device itself other times it’s the suction mount. However, in this instance it’s fairly straightforward to remove the mount. A quick twist should suffice to remove it from the glass. Also, I haven’t experienced any issues with the security of the mount to date, so far so good!

    There are some good phone apps of getting you around the place. I tend to use them when I’m walking around a city etc. When driving however, in my view you cannot beat a dedicated sat nav unit. The screens are larger, instructions clearer and it doesn’t interfere with your phone calls or the life of its battery.

    Take care,

    Dylan

  73. Hi Lee,
    It all depends on the device and what features were included when it was originally purchased.
    If the GPS includes Lifetime Map Updates then you should be able to access the updates. The Lifetime Map Updates stays with the device and not the owner. Therefore, if you pass your GPS onto someone else or buy a refurbished model you should still be able to access the quarterly updates.
    TomTom state that “Lifetime Maps will be transferred to the new user if the device is passed on or sold.”

    If the GPS is an older device then the ‘updated maps’ is a guarantee for when you first purchase the device. You’ll be able to connect the sat nav to your computer and ensure that you have the latest version. Perhaps this is the problem you have seen?

    Please let me have the details of the offer you have found so that I may investigate further for you.
    Many thanks
    Dylan

  74. Hey there Alen,

    It can be super annoying having your phone running out of juice on the road. The great thing about this is that you can keep your battery topped up whilst simultaneously using the GPS.

    Cheers

    Dylan