I never thought it would happen, but it looks as if I need a Sat Nav. In my defence, it is because I need to travel in an unknown city to get my wife to and from hospital; and with heavy traffic it is easy to miss signs. Unfortunately I may also need to enter and leave in different directions so repetition of a route to learn it is not likely.
Can anyone give advice on a good, reliable (no directions to the nearest river!!) and simple to use unit. It needs to have a clear screen and good volume - the latter is most important as I shall most likely be listening to directions rather than looking at the screen.
All are NOT infalible,I use a cheap RAC sat nav which uses Route66 maps,there are options to select Fastest (mainly motorways)shortest (LITERALLY) Lorry and pedestrian modes,it only comes with UK and Ireland maps but is preloaded with safety (that's a joke tax collecting) camera sites which can be updated via the Internet.One excellent feature is the fuzzy logic search great if you don't know the correct spelling of the road,it of corse has 7digit postcode search.It DOES NOT come with live traffic updae caperbility Finally it came with a 30% discount voucher for the RAC and only cost £150. P.S I'm sure the users of other major brands such as Tom Tom,Naviman,Garmin etc.will aslo recommend their brands.
I have a TomTom One XL with UK & N Ireland maps. It has a good size screen, and volume can be adjusted. I have no problems with the unit. It works well from the Postcode input, but can work equally well from the full address system. I did try a Garmin but found it to be far from reliable.