With traffic on the road increasing and maps becoming a thing of the past, who hasn’t got a sat nav these days? But for those of you who have not yet purchased one, check out our five of the best sat navs, from compact low budget options to high screen resolution. Getting lost is so last year!
Binatone G430+ V2 – £69.99
This Binatone G430 Sat Nav has a 4.3in screen offering great visibility. It is an easy to use device which also features safety camera detectors. Despite being a low budget option is still has a 4.3in screen and pre-loaded maps for UK and Republic of Ireland. With 2D and 3D mapping, points of interest, a removable memory card and photo-viewer. Reduced from £89.99 and available from www.argos.co.uk
TomTom Start Regional – £99.99
The TomTom Start is a great sat nav for occasional drivers and drivers who haven’t had a chance to experience the benefits of car navigation. The simplified menu displays a two button user interface, ‘Plan route’ and ‘Browse map’. It is the brand’s cheapest model but still a great piece of kit. Available from www.tomtom.com at £99.99
Garmin eTrex Venture HC – £122.80
Designed specifically for hikers, the Garmin eTrex locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Venture HC to help you find your way when you need it the most. Buy from www.amazon.co.uk from around £122.80.
Navman Mio 687 – £149.97
With a super large 5” screen, the Mio Navman 687 EU Satnav is the latest in state-of-the-art in-car navigation technology. Featuring advanced IQ Routes™, innovative Voice Entry and integrated Google Local Search, the Navman 687 is not only a navigation device that takes you from A to B, but a powerful tool that offers you everything you’ll need while driving and on foot. Visit www.direct.tesco.com to purchase at £149.97.
Navigon N20 Easy Traffic – £79.99
Another budget option but with it’s easy menu design this leaves more room for the map. Hidden control panels or Navigon ‘MyBest’ POI are only shown when the screen is touched. Pedestrian Navigation in portrait format gets users to their destination on foot if necessary and also acts as a personal city guide. Features include pre-loaded maps for UK and Republic of Ireland, traffic information and safety camera alerts. Available from www.homebase.co.uk for £79.99.