Garmin nuvi Satnavs: Getting Real Behind the Wheel

100 years ago Rolls Royce cleaned up at the Alpenfahrt Rally through the Austrian Alps, taking the first three places. Enthusiasts will be celebrating the centenary with another mountain rally, covering 1850 miles and tracing the original 1913 route. Only this time instead of trying to make out details in unwieldy map books they’ll be … Continue reading Garmin nuvi Satnavs: Getting Real Behind the Wheel

Mio Spirit 695 LM and 697LM: Free map upgrades for life

There’s no getting around the fact that Navman and Tom Tom have dominated the satellite navigation market for some time now, mainly because they have consistently managed to improve their product offerings, a strategy that has left them with an even firmer grip. This is key in a market like this, where we continually demand … Continue reading Mio Spirit 695 LM and 697LM: Free map upgrades for life

Tom Tom and Renault launch electric car navigation

At last someone has seen the light and for once produced something entirely useful for the electric car; and that someone is Tom Tom. Not content with dominating the navigation market the navigation superhero has turned its attention to the electric car in a way that is so beneficial to electic car owners you have … Continue reading Tom Tom and Renault launch electric car navigation

The Navigon 70 Easy and 70 Plus Live – Coupling driving with relaxation?

I have never really been a fan of sat navs, finding them slightly patronising and off-putting and preferring to follow my own route with a good, old-fashioned map. Although I have to admit, how advanced has the world become when a machine can tell you when you need to start indicating to change lane in … Continue reading The Navigon 70 Easy and 70 Plus Live – Coupling driving with relaxation?

TomTom Start 20: TomTom goes easy on first time users

No one can accuse any reader of latest gadgets to be anything other than comfortable with new technology. But there are, believe it or not, people out there who get sweaty just thinking about it. The mere whisper of wireless free or Bluetooth is enough to send certain individuals diving for cover. It’s no wonder … Continue reading TomTom Start 20: TomTom goes easy on first time users

NuLink! 2300 series: Garmin now lets you see what lies ahead

Garmin has finally found a ground breaking idea to bring it out from behind Tom Tom’s rather large shadow. Its next generation of Sat Nav’s, the NuLink! 2300 series incorporates PhotoLive pictures (via a subscription) from live traffic cameras along your selected route. The company has announced it is committed to giving drivers the very … Continue reading NuLink! 2300 series: Garmin now lets you see what lies ahead

AA Sat Nav app: Get where you’re going (though not in central London)

I have to admit that I am a big fan of the AA – ever since they sent a massive lorry to transport our little camping trailer to our Peak District campsite, and the lovely lorry driver drove it through a farmyard and actually deposited the trailer at our pitch. It earned us a certain … Continue reading AA Sat Nav app: Get where you’re going (though not in central London)

Navigon Easy 40 satnav review

Convergence seems to be affecting all handheld devices with a touchscreen. From PMPs to gaming consoles and satellite navigation systems, it’s pretty likely that your smartphone – whether ‘Berry, Apple or Gingerbread flavoured – would be able to do a passable impression of gaming, music playback or getting you from A to B. And indeed … Continue reading Navigon Easy 40 satnav review