Written on: 22/01/2011
I bought one of these a few years ago for about £89 in Woolworths and at the time it was at least £100 cheaper than a tom tom. Back then most sat navs weren't that great including BMW business built ones. Being on the road a lot for my job it certainly was better than trying to read a map, especially at night. So it served its purpose - better than not having one, but compared to what you can buy now and how cheap they all are now, its a bit obsolete. I do not know how to update it,... (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2010
good little machine , for taking routes you would never think of going,not ideal for lorries,as some of the short cuts are to narrow even for the four by four cars.far superior to the tomtom machines,will find most addresses where tomtom mainly wants postcode destinations or you dont get there..the only thing i dont like about it is you cant upgrade,as its all on an SD card,and no instructions to upgrade, so if roads change then you dont know,as the car suddenly drives across a field to the... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2010 by granty1511 (1 review written)
I've had this roadcom given to me by somebody because he got a tom tom, yeah nowonder he gave it to me it is a load of rubbish when i go into the navigation it takes into london and i live in oxford. and also you can't update it for new maps, waste of my time. (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2010
never buy one of these again it sends you up no entry signs and can,t update it at all tried it loads of times and never got me to whare i,m going don,t its just a waste of good money (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2010
ok when you nstart your journey but before you reach your drstination it has a habit of crashing so you have to stop to reset and wait for it to reconfigure - very inconvieniant.
shame can't get updates or spares anyone know if you can get a dash mount as opposed to screen mount? (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2010
hi who and where can i get a in car charger for roadcom rc300 ? do u know a weeb site or any contact maybe they have changed there site , have tried and would be obliged Paul. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2010
my model is the R.A.C one some instuctions would of great help without some I feel Iam not getting the best out of this model help please (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2009
A total waste of money it even keeps trying to get me to turn into every layby I come to (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2009
I'm not sure the Roadcom RC300 is up to the job. It takes you the long way round and then gets lost. Tells you to do a U-turn when you know you are on the correct road. (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2008 by rogthedoger (1 review written)
The Roadcom RC800 stylish, works every time, user friendly good simple operations. value for money, and very inexpensive. a good all round sat nav which gets you from a to b, and much more. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008 by theoandre (1 review written)
My Roadcom RC300 can't even locate my address, even if I enter the post code, street name and number. When I try to locate via gps, it gives me an address 10 houses down the road. Not very happy at all with my Roadcom sat nav, have previously used a borrowed Garmin, should rather have spent the extra money and bought one of these. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2008
Overall the Roadcom RC300 is not bad, but is badly let down by lack of availability of map updates. Most other sat navs give you this option, but I can't get it on my Roadcom which is a shame. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2007 by volvo740 (1 review written)
This is a somewhat complicated gadget to use. Familiarity with the product broadens ones horizons a little but it is complicated in several departments especially in saving addresses/postcodes for future navigation. A few extra pound might have obtained a more reliable, easy to use navigator. On the face of it - not value for money. (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2006 by angryloner
I haven't actually managed to navigate a complete journey using this Roadcom RC300, but so far, it doesn't do what it says on the tin. I'll stick with my cheaper, less comprehensively featured Navman, because it fulfills its primary function - it gets me where I'm going. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2006 by Storemandgaf (1 review written)
I wanted to avoid toll roads and Roadcom RC300 took me over the Humber Bridge (£2.70). I wanted the quickest route from Scarborough to Windsor and it just ignord the fact that the M1 existed. Every time I pass a pull-in for parking on a B-road it tells me to turn left into it. The manual says 3 hours to charge and passed charges took 3 hours but today it has been on charge for 7 hours and will not turn on. It has also locked up on me in the past and I had to reset the unit. Not happy with... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2006 by jonest (1 review written)
Roadcom RC300 has a clear touch screen and good graphic display, however it has a clumsy windscreen cradle, mains charger lead is too short, unit locks up on long journeys, impossible to use centre direction button, full charge does not last long, and too much sat delay in direction commands. Although this was in my budget, it has taught me a lesson in 'you get what you pay for'. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2006 by chengala (1 review written)
Pricing attractive. Dont get tempted by the Roadcom RC300 price as its bound to give problems in long run. Customer service helpful but would never refund your money if you are unhappy with the product. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2006 by andy leiper (1 review written)
The Roadcom RC300 is cheap enough for most people to buy. This is my second sat.nav, the first one was slightly cheaper but used to lock out all the time. (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2006 by mattpaines (1 review written)
The Roadcom RC300 was for our second car. The TomTom was too bulky to fit aesthetically so we bought something that would look better.
Up to now I've had two units, the first failed because the Roadcoms internal charger system failed within a week of purchase. The second unit is now 2 wks old, and the mains charger has failed, having to charge from the car. Not sure if I'll try a third, may just go buy a Tom Tom One. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2006 by bodger (1 review written)
I saw this great little Roadcom RC300 Sat Nav on Price-Drop TV. As usual, I did some research on the product, and found that Woolworths were doing it for £199.99
I had been thinking about getting a Tom Tom,or Garmin, but they were a little expensive, I thought.
So, I have bought one, and I have spent the last few days, trying to make it get me lost! I haven't managed it,yet!
All in all, a very good quality, value for money piece of kit. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2006 by markjrobbins (2 reviews written)
I was given the RoadCom 300 for my Christmas present. Bought from Woolies for £200 (down from £250). We chose the RoadCom because it offered features only found on more expensive models, and it had favourable performance reviews.
I was using it within a few minutes of opening the box - very simple to plot a route.
Also supports MP3 and photo storage facility, although I have no interest in this feature, it can do it.
Worked great on 2 heated windscreen cars (02 and "S" registered Mondeo),... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2006 by markjrobbins (2 reviews written)
I was given the RoadCom RC300 for Christmas. Bought from Woolies reduced from £249 to £200, it offered many features from more expensive models. I got up and running with it straightaway from the box - very easy to figure out how to navigate your first route.
It has function for whether in a fast car or slow car (which is great as I have a 4x4 I would like to map green lanes in). Also day / night mode, and usual route options for motorways / tolls, etc...
One thing I have not yet found... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2006 by sobrien
The Roadcom RC300 Sat Nav is dreadful. The first unit did not pick up any GSP signal.
The second seems to take a none existant short route and does not take you to motorways unless the road is next to it. (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2006 by Liam Chalmers (1 review written)
The Roadcom RC300 is easy to install and use with nice clear audible instructions. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2006 by diav (1 review written)
Half an hour into its first journey to London it shut down, and would not restart again all day, red light showed it was charging, it was fully charged on starting the journey.
After a full nights charge again, I tested it by trying to find a location in Corby where my son has lived for three years, it found no such address. Its software seems flawed as well as its battery. I shall be seeking a refund. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2006 by sfgraham1974
Well done Roadcom can't Knock the RC300 at all. I was glad to have a nav that could cope and not send me mad. I did have a Navman and sorry to say it was trying to send me down a slip road the wrong way, but Roadcom 1000% spot on. (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2006 by markyc (1 review written)
I brought a Roadcom RC300 unit today and only used it for a few hours but I am impressed straight away. I have been looking for a unit for a while searching the net etc , the price of this unit made me go for it just under £200 with most of the functions of the more expensive units and more MP3 Player and picture viewer via a SD card if your looking for a nice neat Sat Nav I recommend this one. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2005 by charie (1 review written)
Roadcom RC300 comes with a very stylish cradle and has touch screen with it very own pointer and its got operation buttons as well, its got serv 3 on the system so it picks up a total of 20 satalights, it has the standard step by step voice instruction, its got a built in multi directional high strength GPS reciever. It stores your favourite routes which is good whilst on business and it reverse's you route for you way home. it has auto zoom when you are in built up areas so its easyer to... (read more)