in car navigation

  Maryp 14:30 21 Feb 2004

I'm after some kind of in car navigation system. I'd like gps, and a voice that says "take the next road on the left" etc. Can I buy something that just does that, or have I got to buy a handheld pc, with software and a gps bit, and does it also have to be connected to the intenet, some mention you have to buy a compatable mobile phone as well.
Theres loads of places that sell the stuff, but no where that explains any of it.

  kinger 14:52 21 Feb 2004

click here

This site have a demo of how it all works. Click on the macromedia demo when you get there.

  DeeWEss 16:27 21 Feb 2004

Have you seen this article?

click here

It's about one specific system but contains a lot of info that I found useful when I began my search for a GPS system recently. (Haven't yet decided which to get)

  DeeWEss 16:38 21 Feb 2004

click here

Lots of stuff here to read - now spoilt for choice

  anchor 17:29 21 Feb 2004

I have the TomTom Navigator 2, and can recommend it. Works in conjunction with a PDA.

Demo and details here:

click here

UK sales source here, (and details of competitive products):

click here

The link given by DeeWEss is a mine of information.

  anchor 17:38 21 Feb 2004

Total PDA, the sales source referred to above, were most helpful, (and not at all "pushy"), when I bought my GPS.

If you want more info about in-car GPS, give them a call on:


  Maryp 18:02 21 Feb 2004

Thanks for your replies. I found the total pda site and its great, lots of info, and some great prices. I can get a ipaq pocket pc, and the Tom Tom nav stuff for only £379!
Now I know what I'm talking about I'll have a look in pc world, then buy one cheap online.
Thanks again

  anchor 13:45 22 Feb 2004

Don`t let the Ipaq battery run flat, otherwise you will need to install the TomTom software all over again.

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