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The bluetooth phone bit on the 700 needs to be permently powered - worth bearing in mind.

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ON the 500 it doesn't need permanent power, just to be in the cradle, as the mike is in the cradle I understand.

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I went with the 300 in the end mainly due to not really needing a phone car kit, and it the 500 didn't really seem worth 100 pounds more.

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What is the difference between the 300 and 500. I can't decide. All I want is the uk map with poi and speed camera detection. Do I need the 300 or 500? I believe the 300 doesn't have an ac adapter to charge outside the car - is it possible to purchase one? Does the 500 have more necessary gizmo's than the 300? advise welcomed...

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You can buy the A/C adapter for about 20ukp. The 300 does everything that you want though.

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Hi Sam,

I looked at both the 300 & 500 indepth before purchasing, on both models you can get bluetooth traffic updates, speed camera & poi.

I have the 300 and you don't need the AC adaptor, just charge it in the car, thats what I have always done. The only may thing the 500 gives you is a slightly faster processor and bluetooth hands free.

Unless you want that go for the 300, it's superb , I use it all the time

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I'm thinking of getting one of the TomToms.

Out of interest (this may seem a silly question), if you have the POI speed camera positions but you are not navigating anywhere at the time, will it still warn you?

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HI Andy,

Yep it certainly does show up as it's keep trac of your position,you can also tune the poi's to the dsitance you want to be alerted at, you can also signal a first and second warning. Sounds can also be changed.

For info on how to do this and to find tons of other poi's such as services, vw dealers etc, go to www.pocketgps.co.uk, thats the site the maintains the free speed camera database

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My mind is almost made up in getting thr ttg 300 but I've just seen the new garmin street pilot i3. Does anyone have any experience of this item or if garmin in general is any good?

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Hi There

The street pilot is awesome. It has pretty much the same features as a Tom Tom and is £100 cheaper. I was looking for one myself and found someone who is getting them in on the 21st August. For some reason they have had problems getting stcok over from the US so I would order while you can.

I bought mine from http://www.electronicelf.co.uk you can buy one from £229.99 including delivery. Have a read and see what you think.

http://www.electronicelf.co.uk/products/...&sscid=4192

I rate it highly. cool.gif

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just bought the tom tom go 700

ok have downloaded the files, but how on earth do i get them onto my tom tom 700?

do i need to download poi warner poi edit or something.

please help am losing hair fast !!!

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dazot.

this doesnt help me sorry.

is there a step by step guide to getting the poi's onto my tom tom go 700 please

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It's fairly straight forward, you vcan get the instructions on the pocketgps website.

If not make sure your Tomtom is connected via USB, it should show up as a drive in windows explorer.

Unzip the files, copy them into the tomtom under the maps directory, it should be Great Britain.

Once you have done this unplug your tomtom, power it up, edit the poi options to include your new speed cameras.

You can set distance and sond warnings.

Hope this help

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thanks chaps, just done it. yeee haaa !!

another problem now !!! grrrrrrr

went on a tryout journey in my car and it worked fine middle of the day no probs. last night did the same journey in my g-friends car and it couldnt get gps signal. it only locked in the signal a couple of times for 30 sec each time and then i was left with no navigation.

have any of you found this happens regularly? if so im going to send it back now !!!

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pretty rarely happens in my car. Does your g-f's car have a reflective/heated screen?

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no dont think so. its a peugot 307.

not sure if i can rely on it to get me to awsome in manchester frown.gif

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oh dear frown.gif was it all mounted up so that it had a good clear view of the sky? As I say, I have never had a problem with mine.

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Chaps,

Can we keep all the tom tom chat in the ICE/Car Electronics forum please?

You'll get a better response and your posts will help more people that way

Ta smile.gif

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