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10 best GPS navigation systems for your car

Last updated on: December 9, 2011 17:13 IST

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Satishkumar, Tech2Date.com

Explore the world as a global touris with these amazing GPS navigations systems in your car.

One of the greatest innovations ever to enter the motoring market, GPS sat navs, have revolutionised driving, enabling drivers to plan routes and reach their destinations far more easily than the days of the passenger map reader. There are many makes and models available, so here is a list of the ten best GPS navigation systems that deserve your consideration.

1. TomTom Start 20 UK-Ireland

Incredibly easy to use and working right out of the box, this sat nav provides the perfect introduction to GPS navigation systems. A whole host of features like IQ Routes, spoken street names, rich maps, points of interest and advanced lane guidance help drivers find their way through the most complicated junctions to their desired destinations in the UK or Ireland.

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Image: TomTom Start 20 UK-Ireland


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2. TomTom Go Live 1000 Europe

Brimming with high quality features, yet still remarkably simple to use, the TomTom Go Live 1000 has a fantastic 4.3 inch touchscreen and the option to interact with the device solely through voice prompts. Advanced route planning is made possible through HD Traffic updates for more than 30 European countries, making it perfect for drivers regularly visiting the continent.

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3. Binatone F350

Those feeling the pinch in the current economic climate should consider the budget Binatone F350, which offers great route mapping with optional 2D or 3D navigation views. Pocket sized and with a clear 3.5-inch touchscreen, meaning it can still easily be used when you've left your car, this handy device provides full maps for the UK and Ireland.

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4. Snooper S7000 Syrius

At the other end of the spectrum is powerful Snooper S7000 Syrius, which has a giant 7 inch touchscreen and a hefty price tag to match. Nevertheless, those seeking wide ranging multimedia capabilities like Freeview TV, MP3 and MP4 and the magnificent Aura speed camera detector may still wish to invest in this impressive piece of kit.

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5. Mio Navman V575 TV

For a 4.7-inch Freeview TV experience on a tighter budget, the Mio Navman V575 is a good choice. IQ routes helps finding the best route during busy times, while the LearnMeT function actually adapts your routes to your analysed driving habits. Typing is made easier with the innovative QuickSpell keyboard.

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6. TomTom GO Start 2

The ease of use of this GPS navigation makes it a winner, featuring full European maps, voice prompts and simplified advanced lane guidance to help you on your way. Categorised as entry level, the subscription services are wide ranging, making this an excellent choice for those who want sophistication at a competitive price.

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7. Garmin Nuvi 265T

An exceptional device for making hands free calls, the Bluetooth feature connects with your phone, while a built in speaker and microphone enables incoming calls to be received and outgoing calls to be dialled using the 3.5-inch touchscreen. Proximity alerts identify upcoming speed cameras, while an advanced anti-theft feature should deter thieves.

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8. TomTom Via Live 120 Europe

For the environmentally conscious who also want to save money, the TomTom Via Live 120 Europe is a good choice as it utilises the Eco Routes function which makes use of TomTom users' input to plan the most fuel efficient route for your journey. Featuring full European maps, drivers can cut their fuel costs while doing their bit to reduce their carbon footprint.

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9. Navigon 70 Premium Live

Keeping drivers fully up to date each drive at a time, the Navigon 70 Premium Live uses a wealth of Live Services to give everything from events in your proximity, upcoming speed cameras, traffic updates and even fuel prices in the areas on your route. The device itself has a motion sensor enabling near touch free control and a mammoth 5.0 inch widescreen display.

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10. TomTom GO LIVE 1005

Featuring a 5 inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity for hands free calling and the innovative Map Share function, which enables TomTom users to help each other by correcting maps covering 45 European countries, the TomTom GO LIVE 1005 truly provides a comprehensive menu of services. Maps are available in 2D and 3D, while dynamic and IQ routing help reach destinations more quickly and safely taking congestion and traffic updates into account.

With your sat-nav in hand, explore the world to your heart's content.

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