There used to be a time when a journey by car to an unknown place entailed detailed maps and stops just to make sure that the path taken was right. People walking on the road were asked for directions and a lot of precious time used to be lost in the process, especially when people gave directions that were completely contradicting to each other. That era should be named the “era of pitstops and maps” and yes, it has come to an end because this the age of Satellite Navigation systems that are present in the cars that guide the driver to the exact location and there is no chance that the driver will ever get lost as the information provided is a result of scientific calculations. In case you are looking for a good satnav, then here are the 10 best Satellite Navigation Systems (satnavs) for cars.
TOMTOM GO LIVE 1005
This satnav has the routing technology incorporation and a much more interactive user interface than its predecessors. The device has a 4.3 inch screen and curved edges. The display is an LCD one. You can run specialized searches on the basis of keywords and special “points of interest” will appear. You will also get the shortest route to a particular place and all the possible routes.
MIO SPIRIT 687
This satellite navigation system has a 5 inch screen that has a screen reolution of 480 by 272 pixels and that is truly amazing. It has the voice control function present and thus, you can get to know the routes to a specific place just by simple voice commands. All the routes of Europe have been programmed in this system. There is an AV input and you will also get all the updates of the RDS-TMC traffic.
TOMTOM GO LIVE 1000
This satellite navigation system has won many accolades and prestigious awards in the past and it is one of the most trusted devices of its kind. It has a 4.3 inch wide display and the mount that is present along with this sat-nav is much easier to work with as compared to the others that are available in the market. There are many menus and sub menus that are present that provide information about the routes with painful precision.
MIO SPIRIT 685
This is the predecessor of the MIO Spirit 685, but is a good sat-nav that you can consider having in case you are a beginner and don’t really know much about these systems. It has a 5 inch screen and the maps of the entire western Europe are preloaded in the device. You can look for a particular destination with the help of the keywords that have been provided and this just quickens the search. There are traffic updates that you will get so that you can choose a path that has the least traffic.
TOMTOM VIA LIVE 120
This is yet another satellite navigation system from the house of TOMTOM that you are going to love, mainly because of the ease of use. The system has the voice command integration and there is also the lane assist technology that will suggest you the lane that you should take so that you encounter the least traffic and reach your destination without wasting any time. There is the Google Local Search that has been included, as well.
GARMIN NUVI 2360LT
This system has a 4.3 inch screen which seems to be the standard for sat-navs though there are ones that have a larger screen. It has the maps of the whole of Europe programmed in it and thus, you can use it out of the box in case you are on the streets of Europe. To help the user with finding a specific place, there is the voice command integration present and the device is also known to be compatible with the cityXplorer maps.
GARMIN NUVI 3790T
This sat-nav has a very chic design as it is slim and will not eat up space on your dash board or for that matter anywhere you place it. The device is known to have PhotoReal junctions. It has a touchscreen interface and the regular 4.3 inch screen. The device supports microSD cards in case you need to load more routes and there is the Bluetooth hands free feature that has been integrated as well.
TOMTOM GO 950 LIVE
With a 4.3 inch regular display, this satnav system may look like any standard one that is available in the market, but that is far from the truth as it has loads of features that are awe-inspiring. It has an in-built microphone and the memory capacity of the device is 4GB and you can expand it as there is a microSD card slot present. The Voice prompt navigation feature has been included too.
GARMIN NUVI 1690
This model of Garmin Nuvi has a 4.3 inch screen and the great part is that it has full screen graphics, so it is larger than the other screens of the same size. There are safety camera warnings that are present and also a live currency converter in case you are travelling to foreign lands by road. Also, the system will give you all the information about the flights in your nearby area.
BINATONE F430 EUROPE
This sat-nav has a 4.3 inch display and it is good for people who are beginners and are really new to a place as it gives them turn by turn directions. There is dynamic routing present and the maps of OK, Ireland and the entire Western Europe are preloaded in the system. Also, there is 2D and 3D mapping present so you can choose between either of them and there is a photoviewer integration too.
These are the 10 best Satellite Navigation Systems (satnavs) for cars, you can get them and have them fitted in your car and then all the road journeys that you undertake will be all fun and no stress, just like how they ought to be.