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Couple of Sat Nav questions

joinerman Oct 12, 2018

  1. joinerman

    joinerman Well-Known Member

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    I want to install a sat nav in my B6 but i don't want it up on the dash or glued to the screen, i want to put it in the gap above the ash tray ( slightly angled ) i don't smoke so the ash tray is never used, question one, can i power it from somewhere other than the fag lighter as i use that for another gizmo to play my music through Bluetooth from my phone, question two any recommendations for a unit, prefer a more rectangle shape than a curved edge one so it sits better in the gap, oh & if it has Bluetooth will it conflict with the parrott for my phone.
     
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  3. blackpool1974

    blackpool1974 Member VCDS Map User

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    Probably not best practice to be looking down that low whilst driving.

    Cheapest option would be to use your phone if you are wanting audio guidance seeing as its already kicking out sound through bluetooth.
     
  4. joinerman

    joinerman Well-Known Member

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    Yes but i will use a lot of data on a 4 hour each way journey
     
  5. blackpool1974

    blackpool1974 Member VCDS Map User

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    The majority of phone satnavs download the map to your phone, zero data is used whilst in use
     
  6. stevey83

    stevey83 New Member

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    Have you seen where the standard nav plus is!
     
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  7. blackpool1974

    blackpool1974 Member VCDS Map User

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    Yes, above where he wants to put it
     
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  8. joinerman

    joinerman Well-Known Member

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    Can someone tell me what sat nav apps don't use your data then.
     
  9. blackpool1974

    blackpool1974 Member VCDS Map User

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    Try sygic, will give you 7 days free or navmii which is free all the time

    Both you can download offline maps
     
  10. stevey83

    stevey83 New Member

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    Sorry, a few inches must mean a lot to you!
     
  11. joinerman

    joinerman Well-Known Member

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    Well i have come up with a solution, i downloaded navmii onto my iPhone & made this cradle that the phone just slides into, it works really well
    IMG_0809 Phone holder.JPG

    It is only about 12mm thick so does not sit away from the dash, it does look like it does in the picture but it's tight to the vents.
     

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