Road test: TomTom Via 135 voice controlled sat-nav

After years of being told what to do by our sat-navs, it’s time to talk back. The new TomTom Via 135 comes with ‘Speak & Go’ functionality. This enables you to control the device with your voice and also the ability for hands-free calling via a Bluetooth connected phone. The Speak & Go system is … Continue reading Road test: TomTom Via 135 voice controlled sat-nav

Garmin Street Pilot

For old-school Sat Nav companies, the motto is: if you can’t beat smartphones, join’em. That’s why Garmin have released a new Street Pilot App for the iPhone, bring with it UK and Ireland maps, free real-time speed camera alerts, traffic avoidance options and loads more premium sat nav features. Where the app excels is in … Continue reading Garmin Street Pilot

Mio get Spiritual with a new range of Spirit Sat Navs

It seems the SatNav market is hotting up once again as other manufacturers strive to combat TomTom’s dominant market position. It’s a highly lucrative market now with the emphasis clearly on traffic avoidance and ease of use and with increasing investment providing better technology the race is definitely on. Korean Taiwanese manufacturer Mio who in … Continue reading Mio get Spiritual with a new range of Spirit Sat Navs

The TomTom PRO 7100 – Specializing sat navs in the run up to Christmas

Since sat navs first hit the high streets at the turn of the new millennium they have evolved at perhaps a slightly less rapid pace than other technologies in recent years and seem to have remained relatively generic rather than specific. Recognizing a niche in the sat nav market for more specialist GPS devices, TomTom … Continue reading The TomTom PRO 7100 – Specializing sat navs in the run up to Christmas

TomTom’s satnav “Traffic Manifesto”

TomTom has announced a philanthropic “Traffic Manifesto”, which explains Europe’s problem with congestion (we may have noticed that on our own) and gives some viable – and some free – solutions. The core philosophy behind the manifesto is that if drivers are better informed about congestion issues, they’ll be better able to avoid it. And … Continue reading TomTom’s satnav “Traffic Manifesto”

Arrive in style: Garmin’s sleek Nüvi 3700

With so many Satellite Navigation systems on the market it is difficult to know which one to go for. They generally share the same functionality, so choosing your next sat nav can be a difficult decision. And Garmin thinks that the look of the sat nav can be a deciding factor. Garmin have decided to … Continue reading Arrive in style: Garmin’s sleek Nüvi 3700