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Navevo ProNav PNN300 Trucker SatNav review

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: Navevo ProNav PNN300 Trucker SatNav review Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.comIf you are a truck or lorry driver, or even a “White Van Man” you will find that SatNav is useful, but not ideal particularly if you drive some of the larger vehicles. The normal SatNavs will try and send you down inappropriate lanes, or along roads with various restrictions in place.

This is where more professional Trucking SatNav systems are required. Devices that know about width and height restrictions, where heavy lorries are allowed. You also need routing calculations that do not try to take you down narrow winding lanes to get to your destination.

Navevo recently released the ProNav PNN300 Trucker’s SatNav designed to handle the requirements of HGV and other commercial drivers. To put it through it’s paces we sent Alex Dixon, our own HGV driver, out on his deliveries with the PNN300.

Click here to read the review ....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:55 pm    Post subject: ProNav 300 Reply with quote

Is there a version suitable for coach touring application? Although height, width and length restrictions are common to all vehicles, the weight restrictions for PSV and LGV may be different - there are distinct roadsigns restricting access for goods vehicles, whereas PSV's are only subject to mgv and axle weight restrictions. There also distinct lorry and/or bus/coach bans in certain areas.

A satnav which was able to differentiate between the two types of vehicle would be really useful to the PSV sector.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You configure your vehicle on the device so you can set it up with the weight limits and restrictions applicable to a PSV if you need to.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does it compare to the Garmin Nuvi 465T? They are quite similar in price.

A friend needs one for Western European HGV use.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most important difference is that Navevo have focussed on this market and are working hard to tailor it and offer truck specific features. They're working very closely with drivers to that end.

Witness features such as the London lorry ban routing data etc. The Garmin is very capable but much less customised.

It (ProNav) has come a long way since launch and Navevo continue to work hard listening to feedback and introducing features based on feedback from drivers.

There's a comparison of features on the Pronav site here.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I constantly use my TT920 when working but have used it mostly for music storage and audio books.

When i have to use it for directions i am always aware of the lack of height/weight stuff it does not have.

This unit could be the answer, however, music, it does store music but does it transmit well enough to use that facility when in large town centres.

Basically we all know TT transmitters are c**p. Is this any better?

And is it remote compatible. I do love that feature on the TT.

Happy Christmas. (cant wait for the camera app for Android on Christmas day!)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: ProNav 300 Reply with quote

What is the situation regarding using the Pocket GPS speed camera database on this unit? I notice that ProNav isn't listed anywhere in the database installation guides, so what happens when the provided trial camera database expires?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do not support the ProNav. Navevo supply a database and updates would have to come from them.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
We do not support the ProNav. Navevo supply a database and updates would have to come from them.


That's a pity. Being a transit driver that's fed up with being sent down narrow country lanes that are no more than dirt tracks by my clunky old Garmin 510C, I thought I had found the unit for me. As I have a lifetime subscription though, I don't particularly want to keep spending out on database renewals. Back to the drawing board!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much of Europe does it cover, could I expect Eastern Europe to be covered?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The coverage for Europe will be the same as snooper, gamin and copilot as they all use Navteq data
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alix776 wrote:
The coverage for Europe will be the same as snooper, gamin and copilot as they all use Navteq data


Would that include Poland? I have none of those units Alex, just TT, so I know what that has. The web page for this review model does not give much away.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to check that out as to the map coverage but it wi be after the new year I think he unit tested was only a uk Ireland unit Illtry to get some info and idea of prices
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fm transmitter is good and works much better than I've seen on tt units
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