What sat nav gives you up to date traffic info

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  1. ParisV

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    I wanna buy a sat nav system (portable) that gives me up to date traffic info so it will redirect me if my planned route has traffice problems. Also i'd like it to have speed camera info too.

    whats the best device for me? preferably around £300-£500!
     
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    I think TomTom gives this functionality but it needs to be installed on a PDA with connectivity....don't know how much it'll cost!
     
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    http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/product/8570.htm came across this gadjet, looks interesting, for a £5 i may give it go, but if you had this and Nav software on a smartpnohe you have all the functions in a smaller box that is also your phone Its one thing putting me off nav is the amout of stuff i already have to remove from the care everytime i leave it anywhere! my pockets bulge already (keys/phone/HU front pazanel) without trying to stuff a tom tom down my trousers!
     
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    CoPilot for Smartphones or PDAs has the capability for this service - it should be going Live in a month or so, and it will be a subscription service.
     
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    tomtom one has this as a add on
     
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    The gadget hornydragon refers to is Traffic TV - http://www.traffictv.co.uk/

    The software is free - you just need to pay a subscription - £15 for 3 months, £40 for a year. You can then download the trafficmaster info as often as you like - obviously GPRS/3G costs are involved. You can also see piccies from (some) traffic CCTV cameras. Sounds a bit of a gimic, but there's loads round Reading & given it has taken me 45 mins to do 2 miles accross town before now, so I can see the use!

    Unfortunately it doesn't seem it'll talk to any satnav system, neither does it pick up where you are from cell info like calling the traffic lines does. You have to manually find yourself on the map.

    Only got it yesterday...... see how it goes with real use.
     
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    Smartnav uses traffic info for all the motorways and alot of A roads.

    But it's quite expensive and requires a subscription.

    EDIT: just realised you said portable, Smartnav isnt portable. Sorry.
     
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    Hi,

    I have bought the new Sony NVU-70T Sat Nav Unit - One Word - AWESOME!!

    This unit comes with a cradle and an aerial which when combined with the unit provide up to date traffic info, if the traffic is on your route, it redirects you!!

    Very Nifty bit of kit!!
     
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    My Pioneer AVIC-X1 does this via TMC :) but it's not portable sorry :(
     
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    I used the subscription service from TomTom for a month. I live in the North East and travel around Leeds/Sheffield/Newcastle/Hull/Grimsby and found the service lacking. I think this is down to the lack of info. available on roads in the area, the only time it proved its worth was when the Motorway signs advised of accident and Qing, but the TT showed it to be clear so I ignored the deviation. Maybe the South is better.
     
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    Looks like Garmin have a new unit that comes with the traffic receiver built in, a nice looking bit of kit, bluetooth too. I am very impressed with Garmin, after all, they are world leaders in Sat Nav. Beats the competition easily IMHO. Look here.. http://www.superetrader.co.uk/garmin-streetpilot-c550-p-502.html

    Allan
     
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    Navman ICN 550 comes with a traffic module with life time subscribtion
     
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    Wayfinder - drive line from Orange is a good bet if you're looking for something portable.

    It is a subscription service, but for £59.99 you get a sirf 3 gps reciever, in-car charger and a free one month trial.

    I have been using it for a couple of months now and it is fantastic at redirecting you for traffic problems. It gives a warning of potential traffic and also gives you speed camera warnings (you do have to pay extra for these..but its worth it!)

    It works on lots of phones as well..so you do not need a PDA. I have it on a K750i it is works really well.

    Give it a go.

    I have tried Tom Tom but this is inexpensive and a good solution overall.
     
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    Hi all,

    What's everyone's opinion of the RDS-TMC accessory that will be coming out for the new TomTom Go 510/710/910 range? Is RDS data going to be of any use? TomTom's website claims that this will provide the TomTom with the necessary data to allow the unit to re-route you if there are traffic problems. Sounds ideal if the RDS data is accuarte and updated in a timely fashion
     
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    And it it gives very detailed, useful, up to date info, in every country I have used it in.
    J
     

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