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    Default Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    Hi everyone,

    Just wondered and hoped if anyone can help me after hours of research I am still struggling.

    Can anyone recommend a sat nav either Garmin or TomTom:

    We are based in the UK, but we are going on holiday to Orlando in November and hiring a car. We are hiring a car to drive to Crystal River (1 hr 30 minutes away). When my partner and I are together with a sat nav we get a bit stressed if we mess up during the journey. I am looking for a sat nav with excellent road display and the best lane assist feature? I really feel lane assist is what would really help us.

    Also, with the recommended sat nav would USA maps come with it or do we have to buy the maps separate?

    Would the sat nav charger definitely work in a USA hire car (hiring from Alamo in Orlando)? Would be awful for the battery to go an hour in to the journey and be essentially lost because we can't charge it!

    Thanks ever so much, really appreciate it!

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    Default Re: Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    Personally I'd opt for an android device and use Google Maps, although recently had quite a pleasent experience using an Ipad as a sat nav - perfect size.

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    Default Re: Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    Use TomTom Go on an android phone and simply download the USA maps.

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    Default Re: Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    Install sat nav on your phone �� and use it.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    1st post ??

    oh well.
    i always used my tomtom in Orlando been 7 times and couldn’t fault it, the maps were great as was the lane guidence.
    That said if I needed it now I would be using waze as tomtoms are outdated and you don’t get the social updates like waze.
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    Default Re: Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    Top introduction and rules obviously read thoroughly
    Dear Lord, please grant me the ability to punch people in the face over Standard TCP/IP

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    Default Re: Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    I bought a TomTom from Walmart with lifetime maps a couple of years ago for around 40 dollars. I find they are better than Google maps unless your on an unlimited data sim. We went up to stAugustin along the coastal road from Daytona. Great drive and a couple of hours trek from Orlando.

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    Default Re: Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    I am hovering over the ban button right about now due to no intro, no return, no thanks for replies... just purely leeching straight off the bat!
    Surprised you got an answer and that you've lasted this long TBH!

    Read the rules!

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    Default Re: Best Sat Nav for USA driving (live in UK)

    Sorry I haven't always got reliable access to the internet to keep up with replies. Correct I didn't initially read the rules because every other forum I have been a part of (probably over 15) they all contain the same sort of dos and don'ts and I would never think it would be so important to provider an introduction because people sometimes come on forums when they are in dyer need, you see it on TripAdvisor all the time. Of course I am thankful I said it in my original post but I can't always keep up with replies.

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