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Dommer
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Sat Nav

Post by Dommer » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:53 pm

Thank god Toyota now have CarPlay. I wouldn’t have chosen one for my company car if it wasn’t available.

The built in nav is truly a pile of crap.

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Re: Sat Nav

Post by adn1962 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:44 pm

Pile of crap with regards to??

It is Tom Tom based, so if you don’t like Tom Tom, chances are, you won’t like the sat nav in the car.

I have it in mine and agree it’s not the best, but rarely use it unless I’m on long journeys. Prefer google maps myself but hey ho.
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Dommer
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Re: Sat Nav

Post by Dommer » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:52 pm

It’s just very badly designed and looks awful. It’s the worse sat nav I’ve ever used.

Google Maps is good but I drive 30k a year and Waze is the best IMO.

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Re: Sat Nav

Post by mbell » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:05 pm

It's not good. I think the single worst aspect is the unconvincing 3d layout that fades unconvincingly and abruptly into the fake sky at the top. It's a bit cheesy.

Dommer
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Re: Sat Nav

Post by Dommer » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:45 pm

Exactly. It’s barely useable. Can’t believe they actually ship that crap. I have a company car but if I paid for that, I’d want my money back.

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Re: Sat Nav

Post by Iangrimmett » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:08 pm

I have a 2017 CHR, the satnav, when junctions are close together, is useless and dangerous, soooooo sloooooow.
It lets the car down badly.
Inexcusable.

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GoonerKev
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Re: Sat Nav

Post by GoonerKev » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:33 pm

Iangrimmett wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:08 pm
I have a 2017 CHR, the satnav, when junctions are close together, is useless and dangerous, soooooo sloooooow.
It lets the car down badly.
Inexcusable.
Totally agree, but sadly I cant get Android auto on mine or my phone, so I use google maps on phone......bit of a waste :cry:
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Re: Sat Nav

Post by Alexr » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:39 am

I can’t quite believe what I am reading on this thread. I use the sat nav quite a bit and I don’t recognise any of the comments here like “crap”, “useless”, “soooo slooow”. I am no connoisseur of sat navs to compare it to others so am willing to accept there are better ones out there, but find it far from useless. (It is a bit slow if you have just powered up, but after that is ok).
Is there something going on here that makes my experience so much different to others?
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adn1962
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Re: Sat Nav

Post by adn1962 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:54 am

I’ve not really used mine since I bought my C-HR a few weeks ago. However, I did notice some voice commands are a little late in comparison to other systems.
I don’t normally bother with built-in Sat nav due to costly updates etc. This is the first car I’ve had with it built-in, so reserve my judgement until I’ve used it a few more times.
Graphics do appear though to be a little outdated.
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Re: Sat Nav

Post by raija » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:10 pm

I have no complaints about sat nav. Probably because I don't use it much. When I've used it, it has acted okay. I have sent the travel information from the computer to the car.

In my opinion, Waze icons are like a cartoon of children, not at all the same style as C-HR.
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