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Hi all,

I'm off to rep of Ireland in a few weeks time.
I have sat nav tom Tom r link for UK only.
What is my best options to upgrade to include Ireland.
I see various cards advertised on eBay for around £35.

Any suggestions much appreciated.
Thanks
Bobby
 

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Hi all,

I'm off to rep of Ireland in a few weeks time.
I have sat nav tom Tom r link for UK only.
What is my best options to upgrade to include Ireland.
I see various cards advertised on eBay for around £35.

Any suggestions much appreciated.
Thanks
Bobby
Would look at inserting a blank Sd card into your tom tom let it pair then buy maps on Tom Tom home screen on your Pc ...May even have enough space on original sd card to add it..Most ebay sellers are genuine but at same time ll you need is one card with a software glitch to upset everything
 

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Would look at inserting a blank Sd card into your tom tom let it pair then buy maps on Tom Tom home screen on your Pc ...May even have enough space on original sd card to add it..Most ebay sellers are genuine but at same time ll you need is one card with a software glitch to upset everything
Thank you, what type and size of sd card, I'm not very clever with these sort of things.

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Thank you, what type and size of sd card, I'm not very clever with these sort of things.

Bobby
First try your existing Sd card in Tom Tom home first then go to add/purchase maps ...failing that I would buy a 4gb card
 

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Hi all,

I'm off to rep of Ireland in a few weeks time.
I have sat nav tom Tom r link for UK only.
What is my best options to upgrade to include Ireland.
I see various cards advertised on eBay for around £35.

Any suggestions much appreciated.
Thanks
Bobby
Just had a read up about rlink and it is not supported by tom tom.
Only supported by Renault.
I am only au fait with Garmin, but first rule is to
check what kind of card your sat nav is happy with. The more space, the more maps you can hold and leave space for updates.

SDHC SDXC as both use different file systems.

If tom tom do free upgrades all well and good, if not you will have to buy the maps.

DO check the specification of your device to see what works best with it.

I bought this to go in my phone and it works well, genuine product

KINGSTON 32GB MICRO SD CLASS 10 HC MEMORY CARD WITH SD ADAPTER HC UHS 1 | eBay

more than enough space for maps.

Largest 32 Gb SDHC Card that is a Fat 32 file system.

Cards over 32 Gb are a different file system and may not be recognised.

A 64Gb SDXC card will be an exFat file system and when formatted be 60Gb.

It will format to FAT32 and be around 30 Gb.

Only format SD cards with the formatter that you can download for free from the SD card association.

https://members.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

Beware of really cheap unbranded cards, might be a total waste of money. They are generally advertised as such and such capacity and then have a disclaimer that the formatted capacity will be variable.

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Reading the Renault rlink forums there seems to be no end of trouble with it, crappy software and very little support.
Certainly nothing praising it.

You might be better buying a stand alone sat nav with lifetime updates.

The rates that I did see for maps were ridiculous, £55
and then they are so out of date compared to normal tom tom updates.

:grin2: :smile2: >:)
 

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Reading the Renault rlink forums there seems to be no end of trouble with it, crappy software and very little support.
Certainly nothing praising it.

You might be better buying a stand alone sat nav with lifetime updates.

The rates that I did see for maps were ridiculous, £55
and then they are so out of date compared to normal tom tom updates.

:grin2: :smile2: >:)
While it seems counter to what we want to happen or what should happen. I agree with KW.
Not used or familiar with the R link but not seen a built in sat nav that seems to compare with TomTom. They do the job but that is it.
Halfords at the moment have start devices at 80 quid, UK and ROI maps with lifetime updates.
Sure to be others around.
If a one off trip, I'd spend the extra on a TomTom, have it useful for when you get back .... even if only flogging it on eBay.

Not sure on the SD card Renault uses but do check.
On my Q car the SD card is formatted in some weird fashion to stop people copying on a PC....warnings abound not to stick a normal SD card in.

Could always try a road atlas.... sorry, I'll close the door on the way out.
 

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And here was me thinking it would be similar to the Tom Tom Carminat ...
 

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While it seems counter to what we want to happen or what should happen. I agree with KW.
Not used or familiar with the R link but not seen a built in sat nav that seems to compare with TomTom. They do the job but that is it.
Halfords at the moment have start devices at 80 quid, UK and ROI maps with lifetime updates.
Sure to be others around.
If a one off trip, I'd spend the extra on a TomTom, have it useful for when you get back .... even if only flogging it on eBay.

Not sure on the SD card Renault uses but do check.
On my Q car the SD card is formatted in some weird fashion to stop people copying on a PC....warnings abound not to stick a normal SD card in.

Could always try a road atlas.... sorry, I'll close the door on the way out.
Lol, I am not ruling out an atlas.
Firstly me and techie stuff don't get on, so problems there right away.
Secondly, highly unlikely I will be driving innIreland again.
Thirdly, where can I buy a cheap atlas of rep of Ireland, sounds better by the minute.
Goodness, I used atlas maps for years and always managed
Cheers
Bobby

Ps, thanks for all the replies, much appreciated
 

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Look in some of the bargain bookshops you may find one in there
 

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Found one in a bottle off the coast of Ireland :wink2:

Hope you get it sorted :smile2:
 

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Lol, I am not ruling out an atlas.
Firstly me and techie stuff don't get on, so problems there right away.
Secondly, highly unlikely I will be driving innIreland again.
Thirdly, where can I buy a cheap atlas of rep of Ireland, sounds better by the minute.
Goodness, I used atlas maps for years and always managed
Cheers
Bobby

Ps, thanks for all the replies, much appreciated

What kind of a phone have you got, you can turn a smart phone into a sat nav.

I recently got one of these,
Elephone P8000 5.5" Touch ID Android 5.1 4G Smartphone 3G/16GB OctaCore Unlocked | eBay

all singing all dancing fast with 8 core processor and GPS can easily be turned into a sat nav with the download of an app and there are more than one. Just need a holder and charger for your phone.

:grin2: :smile2: :laugh: >:)
 

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Good idea on phone GPS/satnav
Must have a holder.
Not sure on ROI but holding a phone in UK is worth points on your licence and a fine.

Paper maps.... quick google brings up plenty of links
AA, Amazon, WH Smith etc etc
 

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Good idea on phone GPS/satnav
Must have a holder.
Not sure on ROI but holding a phone in UK is worth points on your licence and a fine.
Should be a hanging offence, last Saturday some pillock in a black VW golf comes around the corner, taking the first left on a mini roundabout and is half a car over the centre white line nearly colliding with me. Only avoiding action by myself avoided a collision. Good job there was nobody on the zebra crossing as he would have run them down. I am pretty sure he had a phone in his hand.
Definitely thinking of getting a dash cam after that, and one for the rear.

:grin2: :smile2: :laugh: >:)
 

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Lol, great replies.
Phone thingy sat nav, does that not cost you when using, as I have said not tec savvy.
Printed a few map sheets at work today of the route.
Thankfully there will be 2 of us, problem is I wish I was driving and reading the map lol
 

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Lol, great replies.
Phone thingy sat nav, does that not cost you when using, as I have said not tec savvy.
Printed a few map sheets at work today of the route.
Thankfully there will be 2 of us, problem is I wish I was driving and reading the map lol
Phone thingy satnav may cost, depends on your phone contract.... if in doubt, give them a bell and ask.
Ask about roaming, cost of calls, txts etc while you are. May as well find out, saves a big bill when you get home.

Can't drive and read the map, sorry.
It is false that women can't read maps BTW.
They can perfectly well.
Just hubbies don't understand the resulting directions.
>:)>:)>:)

I have incidentally never got into a car with my wife when having to rely on her to give directions.
And have been known to ignore the satnav as well.
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SatNag :smile2::smile2:

When we went to Ireland (All of it) N.I. was fine on TomTom on Both phones (bike & Van). Southern was sketchy, Major roads only, Smallest road was the Kerry Ring. Didn't do Postcode level, but we survived.
Did amuse me when I filled with Diesel, to find it was Green.:smile2:
Check Fuel prices, If heading over North / South border. Serious price difference. IIRC Diesel Cheaper in South.
 

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Last time I was in ROI was when I was a tiddler so many years ago.... visiting grandparents.
We reckoned every second car was a horse.

If you going anywhere near Cork, find Corkie and tell him we miss him.
 

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Last time I was in ROI was when I was a tiddler so many years ago.... visiting grandparents.
We reckoned every second car was a horse.

If you going anywhere near Cork, find Corkie and tell him we miss him.
You cant miss Corkboy ...He.s the one driving a megane lit up like Runway one at heathrow :grin2:
 
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