I've had a Navman s80 for a while, but only just decided the maps & safety cameras need updating.
On the navman stores I can only get Navdesk desktop DVD with 2009.2 Map for my s80. Do I also need a map unlock key to use this? If so that's another bloody £40! Plus about the same for the safety camera updates....
...surely there's another, cheaper way to get map and safety camera updates to put onto my navman s80??!!
I have an S50, and don't see any map upgrade available. Why are map updates not supported? Is it to force people to buy a new satnav? My S50 has worked fine until recently when it takes a while to log on to satellites, may be because the battery has almost stopped working.
I will not buy a new satnav unless it comes with lifetime maps, and unlikely to be a Navman.
I've had a Tom Tom and a Navman and was very disappointed with the quality and service from both companies. Friends seem to be happy with Garmin though. A better solution for us was to buy a dedicated GPS app for smart phones at a fraction of the cost of a GPS, with automatic updates as well. At the time we bought maps for the whole globe for about $40 and the software was a whole lot better than the stand alone GPS. It also doesn't use internet download so it doesn't cost anything to use and won't need mobile connection because it uses the satelites. Highly recommended. There are many apps on the market.
I have a Navman s80 also with outdated maps. From the comments I've just read, think I'll give Navman a big swerve.
I have a Sony Xperia z3 compact, which was good for navigating for the first six months of use. Since then, it seems to have contracted Alzheimers as the GPS doesn't work and it can no longer show me how to achieve destinations. So I'm hunting for a reliable, dedicated navigation tool.
Thanks for this forum.
I have an S80 and it worked fine for some years. I decided to change to a Garmin a couple of years ago. Now I am utterly disappointed in the Garmin after a recent French holiday. It kept sending us off down minor roads that were much slower than the intended main roads and of course were much bumpier. So I don't recommend Garmin either.
I'm trying to resurrect my S80 but as there seems to be a dearth of map updates I may have to buy a new device.
Reason why Navman,Tom Tom, Road Angel, etc stop updates is to reduce resale SECOND HAND markets of their products. As I sell old Tom Tom after about 24 months, get a good resale second hand price for it, and buy a new TomTom with bells and whistles. FOR NEXT 2YRS and person that buy my old Tom Tom
gets good device that last them for yrs as well.
YOU CAN'T EVEN RESELL THEM NOW AS TIME MOVES ON AND OLD MAPS BECOME TOTALLY UNRELIABLE.