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Becker GPS

Posted by Alun Goodall 
Becker GPS
03 January, 2008 19:49
Folks, probably old hat to you Garmin experts etc, but I see the Becker
Traffic Assist highspeed (I noticed it because of the name!) on offer at
?87 in Tesco Enniskillen. I?ve never had the need for one of these
gizmos, but at that price why not? Can anybody tell me anything about
them before I buy? Thanks, Alun
Re: Becker GPS
03 January, 2008 21:07
hi.
when it comes to buying a product in a super market where do you go for back up service, most of these products that are sold in tesco are old models with old spec.
with garmin here in ireland they are gone to version 10 with new maps coming this month.


From: alungoodall
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:49 PM
To: waterways[AG]iwai.ie
Subject: [waterways] Becker GPS


Folks, probably old hat to you Garmin experts etc, but I see the Becker Traffic Assist highspeed (I noticed it because of the name!) on offer at ?87 in Tesco Enniskillen. I've never had the need for one of these gizmos, but at that price why not? Can anybody tell me anything about them before I buy? Thanks, Alun
Re: Becker GPS
03 January, 2008 22:08
The good thing will always last, Alun be very careful, heed the words of Dermot Kelly . Cheap and Tesco do not necessarily mean good value. My advice is only deal with an Authorised Garmin Dealer and pay for a decent product with Garmin backup.

Stephen Maher

Gerda
Re: Becker GPS
08 January, 2008 15:05
I don't know if LIDL counts as a supermarket but after years of misery
with digital to analogue television convertor boxes from the likes of
'specialists' such as Curry's I picked up one from the Lisburn LIDL at
2/3 the cost and better in every way.
It may be an old model but I have little doubt that it will last for its
guaranteed 3 years. Maybe they will supply satnavs soon?

I have waited until the price of reputable satnavs dropped below ?100
and then bought a TomTom One V3 for the UK and Ireland from Amazon. This
is very poor. The enclosed documentation is too superficial and the
downloaded software is useless: nothing about battery charging, why is
the clock 2 minutes slow? I know it is an old model with old specs but
how a company whose products are well reviewed allowed this to be sold
beats me. At least I know I will never ever buy a TomTom product again.
The "Home" software is particularly bad; one gem I will long remember
while trying to configure it was "File not available. Try again later."
across the top of a plain white XP Pro window.
Peter
> hi.
> when it comes to buying a product in a super market where do you go
> for back up service, most of these products that are sold in tesco are
> old models with old spec.
> with garmin here in ireland they are gone to version 10 with new maps
> coming this month.
>
> *From:* alungoodall
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:49 PM
> *To:* waterways[AG]iwai.ie
> *Subject:* [waterways] Becker GPS
>
> Folks, probably old hat to you Garmin experts etc, but I see the
> Becker Traffic Assist highspeed (I noticed it because of the name!) on
> offer at ?87 in Tesco Enniskillen. I?ve never had the need for one of
> these gizmos, but at that price why not? Can anybody tell me anything
> about them before I buy? Thanks, Alun
RE: Becker GPS
08 January, 2008 17:21
Well, I bought the becker one anyway, slap up to date, full set of maps
for all the EU plus a bit, free map updates as and when required, a 2Gb
card, a pleasant girl who annoyed the missus intensely yesterday when we
went to Carrickfergus as I was listening to what another women told me,
even has the 50 metre spur down to the public jetty at Carrybridge
mapped, road shapes are perfect, everything fits on the ground better
than I could ever have believed, clear quick start instructions and as
regards service, they have agents in Dublin and England, but what matter
for something guaranteed for 2 years and only ?87? Alun
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