I have an old Navman (appx 9 yrs) which I found amazing in its day but now outdated although it still works. As they are now so cheap I was thinking of replacing it. My main criticism of it is that if I turn off a busy Mway like M25 it will keep trying to direct me back onto it. Not something I know much about but with technology advancing as it has I would have thought that there is something available that can be asked to find a route avoiding M ways. Any suggestions anyone.
namtas, I don't seem to have that option on my old one.
bremner, I was thinking of possible a TomTom, thanks for confirming that it has that option.
morddwyd, I do not have a smartphone myself but my daughter does and says that using the satnav is very expensive.
As I said I am not very up on this as I rarely use it these days but as with most tech there is always the temptation to get a newer one especially if the price has dropped drastically. Just looking for some general advice really.
I've used Garmin for some time now and pleased with it. My current one (nuvi 2597LMT) has lifetime map updates & lifetime traffic included. You can set it to avoid M'ways and also specify a route ie with added waypoints. The main reason I went with Garmin was the fact you can get a free standing, weighted mount rather than sticking a mount to the windscreen, something ne'er do wells look for I understand.
It's free, it downloads the Open Street Mapping to the device so you're not reliant on an internet connection or data charges after the initial download, and if you want Tom Tom mapping, you can pay for the Tom Tom maps as an extra.
I've used it for a couple of years with no problems.