I have no real experience of SatNavs other than using a Garmin hand-held GPS for Geocaching and the free Trafficmaster that came with the Citroen which was not much good outside UK, but I am fairly au fait with technology in general.
Over the past few months I've looked at many threads on SatNavs in here and I was considering either the Garmin Nuvi 54 LM with free Europe Map updates (£99) or one of the Chinese 7" SatNavs available on eBay and often discussed here (£50-£70).
However I am now seriously thinking of getting a Tesco Hudl tablet which would cost £60 in Clubcard points which is in reality free, has 7" screen, GPS chip (unlike my wife's WiFi only iPad!), 32GB Micro SD slot etc. Then thought of trying out free Android SatNav Apps of which there seems to be quite a few and then perhaps forking out for one of the paid for ones. (Would really like to be able to upload a variety of POIs.)
In doing this I would end up with SatNav AND a fairly well reviewed tablet into the (virtually free) bargain!
Any first hand experiences with Tesco Hudl?
Any first hand experiences with free Android SatNav Apps?
Any first hand experiences with paid for Android SatNav Apps?
(NB: I've posted this on some the the other similar MH forums as well.)
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The hudl is wifi only but that has nothing to do wth GPS and is actually better for foreign travel as using phones with sim cards can mean that they can try and connect with data services and that could mean getting whopping charges on your phone bill.
The hudl would be good and you could get an android app where european maps can be stored on the device. I use sygic but there are quite a lot of alternatives. Getting a mount might not be easy. If your car stereo has bluetooth you can play music from the huddle as well as having directions from the gps.
Quote: Originally posted by pmungall on 04/1/2014
However I am now seriously thinking of getting a Tesco Hudl tablet which would cost £60 in Clubcard points which is in reality free, has 7" screen, GPS chip (unlike my wife's WiFi only iPad!),
iPADs have the GPS chip - it just needs activating
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We have three friends who bought the Hudl before Christmas, one didn't work from the word go, one has been replaced twice and the other replaced 3 times - on the fourth occasion they refused replacement and opted for a Samsung, which after much haggling and argument was supplied by Tesco at no additional cost.
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One other factor is the size. Dedicated GPS receivers have been getting bigger, but there comes a point where it can get difficult to find somewhere to mount it reliably where it does not obscure the windscreen (in theory it must not cover any of the swept area) but also sufficiently close to your line of sight that you don't have to look away too far, nor (possibly more importantly) to re-focus too close within the car.
Bought A Chinese one off fleabay, use's I-GO software for the sat nav bit, cost me £40, used it in France no problems, the best is supposed to be Microsoft autoroute using a laptop and a usb gps, depends if you have the room and want to go that deep in to it.
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A friend has a hudl and everything seems to work ok, I bought a samsung tablet and used 'navfee' from the app store which works well but recently bought 'sygic' and like the graphics and information better. Mine is a 10" tablet and I have a windscreen mount which rests in the middle of the dash, too big for the car though, I have one of those small 4" chinese ones with Igo software which are good.