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THE BEST GPS DEVICES


MIO NAVMAN575
The Navman575 has a large screen, but no live services and no local search –an unwise omission when some
cheaper models include it.You do get free traffic alerts, safety caminfo and quick re-routing, though.
Pre-loaded European maps look mighty fine on the 4.7-inch, 480x272- pixel screen and a simple, colourful menu allows for easy navigation in every sense.The Mio learns your driving style over time and changes routes accordingly, and though it lacks the extra features of the more expensive models on test, it is a respectable budget option.


TOMTOM GO LIVE 1000
The 1000 is a polished satnav with one of the most responsive screens on test –all 4.3 inches of it.As you’d expect at this price the mapping is speedy and accurate.TomTom throws in speed camera info and its LIVE services, including HDTraffic –which offers often very accurate traffic updates, time delay estimates and alternate routes –Google Local Search and the ability to filemap corrections on the device.The first year’s LIVE services are free and cost £47.50 thereafter. TomTom’s IQ Routes has a tendency to go for the more scenic option, but this is still the best all-round satnav here.









NAVIGON 40 PREMIUM LIVE 
Navigon’s live services include Google Local Search, real-time traffic updates, safety cam info and Clever Parking,which finds you a space in packed multi-storeys. You also get weather and European map updates
via a rather ugly external module. The first 15 months is free and it’s £40 a year from then.
The Premium Live is feature-packed but the user interface is tricky, with small buttons that are lost on the 4.3-inch screen and sluggish zoom controls.The GPS routing is very good however, with lane assistance making negotiating nasty junctions a breeze.



GARMIN NÜ VI 3790T
Thinner than an iPhone 4, the Nü vi 3790T is unobtrusive and easily stowed in a pocket with a bright and responsive 4.3-inch, 800x400-pixel screen.You get a lifetime of freeTMC traffic updates via an external receiver but no live services –a rather notable omission given the Nü vi’s price tag. The 3790T provides reliably accurate mapping,while the Photo-Real function displays junctions as you see them, making it easier tospot your turning. In short: stylish and capable but expensive and lacking features.


VEXIA 480
Vexia aims to save you money on your fuel bill. Select your vehicle from the 11,000 that Vexia recognises and the 480 will track how efficient your driving is –whether you brake too much or pull too many doughnuts. It’s a worthy aim, but the 4.3-inch, 480x372- pixel screen lacks clarity and maps are sometimes difficult to follow due to all the helpful ecothemed hints cluttering the display. There are no traffic jam-busting features or Bluetooth either. If you drive long distances regularly, the Econav could save you money, but is it worth it?





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Daniel Turner said...

Now a days best gps devices are important for searching place which is unknown for us.

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