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    Talking map apps

    Firstly, I am so bad with directions that I can drive past my own house, (I call it eccentric genius, my wife mutters something about dumb ass)

    So since my Nokia gave up ghost all is lost.
    I have google maps and those things on tablet but it does not talk, it gives me directions which is better than nothing, but I f the first instruction is head south on M7,thats it GAME OVER.

    Please help
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    I use Waze and it updates traffic problems from other users and talks a lot .
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    Anthony you rather seems to need a chauffeur...you can get a lot of important work done in the back seat!

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    Ironically thats just what I said now.
    Being driven to airport and sat in back doing work.
    I quite like the idea.
    I think I'll add a big screen tv, champagne and some hunnies with the vehicle and all is well
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanF View Post
    Anthony
    I use Waze and it updates traffic problems from other users and talks a lot .
    Can definitely concur! I find this works even better than Garmin stuff (which tends to talk, but too late).
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    I used to have a garmin until it kept telling me to update. Now I use my maps on I phone - it is fantastic and talks to me as well No more need for a garmin again
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    My Nokia n8 was magic.
    Garmin took me to the middle of the ocean
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    Quote Originally Posted by sterne.law@gmail.com View Post
    Garmin took me to the middle of the ocean
    I find this happens, when you have not loaded a specific map of an area, so Garmin can not correlate the co-ordinates to a road on a map. When updating Garmin with new maps, you have to select areas which you will use, a bitt of a pain in the but, as you have to click onto some 50 squares to do the whole of RSA.

    Another gripe I have with Garmin, is for some unknown reason, they have not used an ASCII keyboard layout, when you have to enter text - the keyboard is laid out in a linear fashion, A to Z,daft in my book, as the ASCII keyboard layout is a universal layout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justloadit View Post
    as the ASCII keyboard layout is a universal layout.
    I suppose you mean a QWERTY layout. Be glad they at least followed an alphabet, what if they went and use AZERTY, or DVORAK.
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