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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2021, 08:13:30 PM »
I tried out TomTom Go today, and it seems quite good, at least around Kirkcaldy. Mind you; it has the dodgy street name pronunciations again.

Certainly does  ;)

I like Tomtom Go, but it's mainly because I'm used to it. The downside is that it's a subscription job, unless you're naughty.
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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2021, 10:08:47 PM »
I loved my original TomTom One satnav, and if, after giving it its 30-day free trial, I feel the same about Go, I won't mind the subscription.

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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2021, 11:49:28 AM »

I tried out TomTom Go today, and it seems quite good, at least around Kirkcaldy. Mind you; it has the dodgy street name pronunciations again.

Fife must be a nightmare for these wee wimmen with the posh voices. Anstruther, Auchtermuchty, Auchtertool, Culross, Ceres etc. even Kirkcaldy


http://www.thefifepost.com/place-names-dialect/fife-place-names-meanings-and-pronunciations-2/


 ;D
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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2021, 01:01:53 PM »
Fife must be a nightmare for these wee wimmen with the posh voices.
Especially KILCONQUHAR.

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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2021, 10:23:09 PM »
Mind you; it has the dodgy street name pronunciations again.
It gets one of my local roads wrong so it's not just Scotland that suffers this problem. However, given that street names rarely feature on roads signs in advance of junctions the pronunciations are largely academic. One only discovers (if there's a sign) what the road name is after getting on to the road.

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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2021, 07:09:51 AM »
Garmin is the worst for pronunciation. A Botch Hall Road instead of Abbotshall Road and A Ber Dur for Aberdour.

Mind you. A friend of mine was stopped by two Australian visitors and asked for directions to Looga Borooga Road. He couldn't help them until they showed him the slip of paper with the AirBNB address on it. Loughborough Road!

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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2021, 08:36:47 AM »
What I've never understood is why Garmin use road names anyway.

If you're a stranger then getting a message to 'turn right onto the A123' is far more useful than 'turn right onto Station Road'. They should use road numbers where possible IMO.

Let's be careful out there!

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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2021, 09:22:20 AM »
I think it from their American origins, where they have clearly displayed street names. As here in Santa Rosa.


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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2021, 12:11:06 PM »
There is a road in Plymouth called Novorossiysk Road.  It's not just sat navs that can't pronounce it!

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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2021, 12:36:03 PM »
There is a road in Plymouth called Novorossiysk Road.  It's not just sat navs that can't pronounce it!

I am sure Sergei the Meerkat could pronounce it.... ( can you get his voice for satnav ? ).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Novorossiysk
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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2021, 12:51:43 PM »
At the next junction turn left towards llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrnrobwlllantysiliogogogoch
Let's be careful out there!

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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2021, 01:54:16 PM »
There is a road in Plymouth called Novorossiysk Road.  It's not just sat navs that can't pronounce it!
There is a clue on how to say it 'proper' in this article:
https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/honicknowle-novorossiysk-road-plymouth-places-4424341

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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2021, 09:39:01 AM »
At the next junction turn left towards llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrnrobwlllantysiliogogogoch
Good point, how do they cope with welsh place names?  :D


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Re: What do members recommend as the best Satnav app?
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2021, 04:46:38 PM »
After a bit of experimentation, I settled on the TomTom Go for my needs. It is a superb satnav for live traffic. When Serena suggests a route then you are advised to take it. I have been using it back and forward to Royal Infirmary Edinburgh every day, and she makes subtle changes to the route to avoid traffic. And I know her routes work - as I have disregarded her advice on a couple of occasions. To my detriment.
After the free trial, it is a subscription service, but I am happy to pay 12.99 per year for Serena's advice.

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