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General Category => The Knowledge => GPS => Topic started by: geraldc on October 28, 2009, 03:13:36 pm

Title: £20 car sat nav at Asda
Post by: geraldc on October 28, 2009, 03:13:36 pm
My local Asda (Isle of Dogs) is knocking these out for £20, so I got one.

Looks just as capable as the sat nav I currently use, but is 10 times cheaper...

MyGuide m.imove 3218 Sat Nav with UK & Ireland Mapping - from Pama
          (http://www.pama.com/products/productPrintPOS.asp?productcode=MG3218)
Title: Re: £20 car sat nav at Asda
Post by: ScumOfTheRoad on October 28, 2009, 03:16:56 pm
Ta for that! I may get one of these.
Title: Re: £20 car sat nav at Asda
Post by: Hot Flatus on October 28, 2009, 03:20:44 pm
May well be hackable.
 
I got an similar bit of kit a year ago for £40 called a Navigo.  Found a great site with files and instructions to hack it to run as a Garmin, with much superior software  ;)
Title: Re: £20 car sat nav at Asda
Post by: Wobbly John on October 28, 2009, 05:04:21 pm
I bought my daughter a MyGuide satnav a couple of years ago. Older model than that £20 one, but it's been excellent.

they don't normally come with a mains charger tho'.

Apparently they are hackable. We've never felt the need.

Ebuyer still sells them for £50  (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/161002/show_product_reviews) and the reviews pages usually has useful hacking tips.
Title: Re: £20 car sat nav at Asda
Post by: Hot Flatus on October 28, 2009, 08:06:03 pm
I never felt the need for a satnav until they became so cheap  ;)

If it is the same as the navigo then the hacking is worthwhile.  The garmin's maps are nicer (IMO) and they have some very useful features such as 7 digit postcode navigation.