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Blue & Me Sat Nav - What a waste of money!

Hubbie bought me a authentic Blue & Me Sat Nav so I could have it on the dash, nice and tidy with no unsightly wires - what a waste of money it was. I now borrow his TomTom and put up with the dangly wires!

- The maps are hopeless compared to the Tom Tom One and out of date.

- It is not intuitive to use

- but WORST OF ALL - it wont let you enter postcodes for destinations!!!

It lets you enter half the postcode, but then starts asking for street numbers etc - are they having a laugh or wot!

So if you are thinking of buying one - DONT BOTHER, ITS ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH!
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Hubbie bought me a authentic Blue & Me Sat Nav so I could have it on the dash, nice and tidy with no unsightly wires - what a waste of money it was. I now borrow his TomTom and put up with the dangly wires!

- The maps are hopeless compared to the Tom Tom One and out of date.



So if you are thinking of buying one - DONT BOTHER, ITS ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH!
IT ISA TOM-TOM SYSTEM!

May i suggest you read the manual.
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IT ISA TOM-TOM SYSTEM!

May i suggest you read the manual.
Doesn't the 500 have a "Sat Nav" option & looks kinda sucky, is that tomtom too?

Punto Evo's B&M TomTom is about the best satnav ive got (ive had many), but the 500 B&M Sat Nav looks kinda pap
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Doesn't the 500 have a "Sat Nav" option & looks kinda sucky
dunno....OP didn't even bother to let everyone know what car she owns (sure you are right about the 500 though), just joined to moan...


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dunno....OP didn't even bother to let everyone know what car she owns (sure you are right about the 500 though), just joined to moan...


EDIT - available on doblo & punto evo ( http://www.fiat.com)
True, when i first saw the topic i was "wtf its obviously tomtom ya plum!" + it has full post codes etc... then realised, pretty sure the 500 has the "Sat Nav" option.

Hmm, googling accessories websites... Fiat seem to be removing the older style "Sat Nav" unit i saw from there website.

But google images can always find it!...

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I guess I did join to moan - I don't like seeing a hard earned 200 wasted on a substandard product.

I have a Fiat 500 for my sins, and the Sat Nav is not a TomTom (at least there is nothing anywhere that says it is), and looks exactly as in the picture that Blank2k2 has posted.

Despite being a female of the species, I have managed to read the manual, and no there is nothing in there that indicates how you enter a full postcode, As previously stated, "It lets you enter half the postcode, but then starts asking for street numbers etc"

If there is a way that you can enter postcodes, as with any other Sat Nav we have ever owned, then I'll take back what I said, otherwise I consider it more than a waste of money - it's a total rip-off!
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I guess I did join to moan - I don't like seeing a hard earned 200 wasted on a substandard product.

I have a Fiat 500 for my sins, and the Sat Nav is not a TomTom (at least there is nothing anywhere that says it is), and looks exactly as in the picture that Blank2k2 has posted.

Despite being a female of the species, I have managed to read the manual, and no there is nothing in there that indicates how you enter a full postcode, As previously stated, "It lets you enter half the postcode, but then starts asking for street numbers etc"

If there is a way that you can enter postcodes, as with any other Sat Nav we have ever owned, then I'll take back what I said, otherwise I consider it more than a waste of money - it's a total rip-off!
Blue&Me Sat Nav Sounds like a lemon to me tbh, unfortunately Fiat don't seem to drop the price of there extra's as they get dated over time, almost no doubt the Sat Nav would be worth alot less by now.
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I guess I did join to moan - I don't like seeing a hard earned 200 wasted on a substandard product.

I have a Fiat 500 for my sins, and the Sat Nav is not a TomTom (at least there is nothing anywhere that says it is), and looks exactly as in the picture that Blank2k2 has posted.

Despite being a female of the species, I have managed to read the manual, and no there is nothing in there that indicates how you enter a full postcode, As previously stated, "It lets you enter half the postcode, but then starts asking for street numbers etc"

If there is a way that you can enter postcodes, as with any other Sat Nav we have ever owned, then I'll take back what I said, otherwise I consider it more than a waste of money - it's a total rip-off!

I had one of these. Why is it so important to have a full postcode search? All you need is the first part ie. "AB1 2" and then the road name. It will only navigate to the road name that is in that particular area code. The navigation is OK once you get it going, always got me where I wanted to go. I think you should have done some research before blindly buying it if it wasn't for you. The dealer probably won't accept a return.

I had a sat nav in my Stilo which didn't accept postcodes at all
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