Navman 2008 map update, any real difference

Submitted: Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 09:02
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Currently Navman have a 50% off sale of 2008 maps.

My S80 was bought in 2/08 and has the 2007 maps, and update will cost $89.

Interested to hear any comments from those who have updated to the 2008 maps.

Link to Navman sale details

Pedro
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Reply By: baza - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:27

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:27
Got the free 2008 map upgrade. Whilst there is some improvement in rural areas, the biggest thing for me was the new bluetooth application they shipped with it. I no longer have to re pair my phone everytime the unit is hard reset. I do that a bit as I have unlocked it and use oziexplorer on it. Have to hard reset to shut smartst down unfortunately. cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:45

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:45
Thanks Bazza, Not sure we are talking about the same thing.

Whilst researching the free map i came across a software update

Release 2008.01 Navman Service Pack for Australian S30/50/80/90i

I previously had the 2007 version and updated this for free.

Is this what you were talking about, or if you received the actual map updates how were you entitled to it.

Thanks
Pedro
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Follow Up By: baza - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:02

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:02
Yeh, same thing, got the 2008 maps, the update was applied at the same time the maps were installed. Sounds like you can get the fixpack/software upgrade without the maps.

So to answer you initial question, maps are slightly better in my area, I'm in country Vic, not sure if I would pay for them though.
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Follow Up By: baza - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:09

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:09
sorry, missed the last bit, got free upgrade as part of Navman's deal for purchases mid to late last year.
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:30

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 14:30
Thanks again Baza.
My model was the 2007 and was part of a trade in deal , no doubt to get me to buy the unit with the old maps.

Will see if anyone else from around the country sees any real benefit before I buy.

Pedro
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