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    Anyone used route 66 2004 in UK?

    I can't work out if this program can give you real time directions, or is just a route planner. The thing that tempts me is the real-time traffic updates you can get over the web, which it says automatically alter the route. That would be great in the car (via phone), but if it's just a route planner then it's not so hot..

    only 20 from Amazon, I might just try it anyway.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009KNST

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    I worked for me in france...

    Well i used the Europe version from France to Spain (Andorra) and it worked pretty well, i haven't used it in England yet, maybe this summer, it's not bad for 20quids..

    Quote Originally Posted by tekta
    I can't work out if this program can give you real time directions, or is just a route planner. The thing that tempts me is the real-time traffic updates you can get over the web, which it says automatically alter the route. That would be great in the car (via phone), but if it's just a route planner then it's not so hot..

    only 20 from Amazon, I might just try it anyway.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009KNST

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    Andorra hmmm...snowboarding?
    Can it give you directions as you're driving though?

    cheers
    Mark

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    I have used the older version, the 2003.

    Its just a route planner, no nagivation, no voice, map dont rotate, no reroute. Its abit like MS autoroute. The map look nice and very detailed, but you have to navigate yourself.

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    a european mapping software named "route 66"?


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    As of what I know, I just got the program but didn't have the time to test it. It is gps compatible. You can see where you are, not sure if it gives you on route information. Hope it is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekta
    I can't work out if this program can give you real time directions, or is just a route planner. The thing that tempts me is the real-time traffic updates you can get over the web, which it says automatically alter the route. That would be great in the car (via phone), but if it's just a route planner then it's not so hot..

    only 20 from Amazon, I might just try it anyway.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009KNST
    As far as I'm aware it's only a route planner. Makes a good cheap alternative to Autoroute. If you want voice guidance, rerouting etc etc across Europe then a good budget option is Infomap Navigator at 49.99.

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    Yeah, I have route 66 2003, just route planning with GPS, doesn't reroute on the fly, doesn't talk to you

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    I have route66 2004 and you're correct in your assumptions

    It will auto-reroute when you are planning a journey and have internet acess to get the latest traffic news. It won't do this when you are just following the route using a GPS link (update on www.66.com to set this to 1s updates)

    It doesn't talk to you.

    It doesn't reroute if you go offtrack

    Maps are always north upwards

    The text breakdown of the route isn't stepped though as you go passed waypoints in your journey.

    The maps are very accurate since it only came out in Dec2003. I've yet to have the GPS point not on a road when I'm travelling.

    It doesn't autostart the gps tracking (i.e you have to manually start it each time you load a route) but I've yet to find a PC SAT/NAV program that does.

    The followed road is bright pink (no way to change it) but any other roads are offwhite on a beige background i.e hard to see map when off track.

    It does work quite well with Mediacar as an external app and I use Click-n-type to enter place names. Would love mediacar to allow any external app to use its OSK, hint, hint

    Basically its a cheaper alternative to AutoRoute (which I also had) and prefer it. Might have to upgrade to Infomap though at some point.

    HTH

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    Thanks NJay, very thorough (is that a 190 btw?)

    Having read their website, Route 66 NAVIGATE 2004 is the one that I would actually like, but that is only for pocket PCs. That one does nav, voice etc. on the go - whether they'll bring out a PC version I don't know but it's about 200 so quite pricey anyway.

    How helpful/accurate is the traffic info thing? And how much data does it download each time? I've found a couple of web sites that show traffic problems, but having it integrated into yer route planner would be a lot better, as long as I don't have to pay big bucks to Orange for the privilege

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