Danny from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, U.K, Sat Navs
27 April 2008
Conclusion: "Excellent value for money the only issue i have found is updating device software hard to find updates and also pc software when installed sometimes it can find device others it cannot and as its not plug n play with with windows.
Excerpt: I saw this priced at around £59.99 in a major supermarket and being then in-experienced in sat-nav I thought it would be a sufficient place to start, I did not want to splash out on state-of the-art navigation as it just was not essential for me. It works well enough. The settings are clear and easy to read with simple menu options such as the usual "go home" and "most recent destinations" quickly bringing up a short list of the last few entries which can be really...
Excerpt: I can't help but think I am using a completely different sat nav as my experience of this machine is completely different! If you actually intend to find where you are going avoid this! Whilst it is compact and easy to set up, when it comes to actually navigating you anywhere you have had it.
Excerpt: i bought a binatone carrera A350 and when i tried to start the safety cam 6 month free trial i was informed i would have to go to binatonecarrera.com to register the device. After searching various sites i could not find any where to register the device. Finally i gave in and decided to contact binatone through the number given in the device user manual.
Binatone don't care once you have bought their product
Mr. A. M. Greenwood, Amazon
29 July 2009
Summary: Binatone products are fine when they work. Then when they go wrong you can be on their 'help line' for hours waiting for them to answer. They don't care once they have your money. I emailed them to complain that I couldn't get through to them on the phone. They didn't bother to reply. Beware.
Summary: This product is really good value for money and is quick to recalculate and point you to the right track until, you get to your destination. I do not have any hesitation at all in recommending this product to my friends and family.
Excerpt: I bought this sat nav for £50, which I thought was great. It includes UK and Ireland maps and speed (safety) camera locations, Post code and co-ordinate search; favourites, route watch, 2d and 3d modes, day and night modes, and multi languages. At first I couldn't understand this touch screen sat nav, as things just didn't seam to be in the right place, altho now I have gotten use to it.
A nice little unit that showed promise, but didn't deliver for us.
8 June 2009
Excerpt: I consider myself fortunate, we won this sat nav at my partners works' christmas party last year in a free raffle for employees. If I had paid money for it I think I would have been disappointed. At first, we were over the moon, sat nav is not something we'd consider buying, but could be a useful tool as we go away camping many times a year to new places.
Summary: Have the M&S version of the X350. The top clip of the holder snapped on the second use - M&S won't replace the holder as they define it as accidental damage, and have referred me to Binatone to buy a replacement. Binatone have refused to sell me a replacement holder. So I have a working sat nav that I cannot attach to the windscreen of my car - neither the retailer nor the manufacturer will let me buy a replacement holder.
Summary: Had one of these satnavs since Nov 2007. Great little satnav for the price and I've noticed that the price is still falling. Binatone first promised map updates for early 2008. This was then put back to late 2008 but we're still waiting. Because the map is a little out of date, there have been one or two occasions that it has proved to be unreliable.