Best Sat-Navs For Safe Driving
In this day and age of smartphones and apps everywhere, it can be tempting just to rely on apps for navigation, but there are still lots of reasons to look for the best sat-navs for your car to help you get around while driving. Drivers of brand-new cars might be surprised that aftermarket satnav devices still exist. Satellite navigation is commonly fitted as standard in the latest models, as is Apple CarPlay and/ or Android Auto, which make it easy and safe to use your phone’s built-in mapping apps.
And yet, many cars still do not come with sat nav technology built-in, and although it is relatively easy to turn to Google Maps there are some key practical and safety advantages when using sat navs. Brands including Garmin and TomTom make some of the best Sat Navs and come with features such as speed camera alerts and lane guidance.
If you’re buying a secondhand car built when GPS technology was still a luxury option, the chances are you’ll want more than a traditional and time-consuming road atlas to help you get from A to B. Getting a class-leading model from Garmin or TomTom can make a huge difference to your driving and also sanity. And simply by getting a cheap satnav and take it with you on holidays will save you from the extortionate costs of renting one from the car rental desk.
WizGear Universal Dashboard Magnetic Holder
The Wizgear Universal Magnetic Mount is has a smooth surface that is perfectly suitable for mounting and holding any smartphone in place. This Stick On universal smartphone magnetic car mount holder sticks easily on your dashboard. The reinforced magnetic holder of this mount is what sets it apart from other mounts. This Universal magnetic holder produces an intensive force of attraction that will hold any smartphone. Including Android, Apple, Blackberry and Microsoft devices.
BOSS Audio BV9386NV Navigation
The BV9386NV DVD navigation receiver from Boss enhances your dash’s appearance and makes you look like a genius for adding on-the-go guidance without spending a fortune. It’s got a sweet 6.2″ display, which provides accurate maps and directions across the entire United States. And you can dial up your favourite audio and video sources right through the user-friendly touchscreen. Got a phone with Bluetooth®? The BV9386NV also lets you make hands-free calls and stream audio from compatible devices.
Garmin Nuvi 57LM
It guides you “like a friend,” this is what Garmin says and that is what it does. This model comes with lifetime maps and you also get free updates.
It has a wide screen of 5 inches which is clear to read. It makes a big difference. It is super easy to install.
It has a battery life of 2 hours. Much longer compared to using a GPS function on your mobile phone. Garmin Real Directions & Foursquare data to have all the latest information
Garmin Drive Assist 51 Full EU LMT-S
Garmin Drive Assist 51LMT-S is a 5-inch sat navigation with pinch-to-zoom display and built-in dash cam that records your drive, automatically saving collision footage on impact. Camera-assisted driver alerts such as Forward Collision and Lane Departure provide greater awareness. It comes preloaded with FREE lifetime map updates for the UK, Ireland and Full Europe (45 countries) and Garmin Live Traffic. Pair Drive Assist with your compatible Garmin smartwatch to receive navigation, find my car and driver alerts right on your wrist. Other features include Bluetooth hands-free calling, voice-activated navigation, onscreen smart notifications, incident notification and much more. Enhance your journey with real-time parking information, Live Track feature and TripAdvisor data.
TomTom VIA 1505M 5-Inch GPS Navigator
- Get over 1 million more miles of mapped roads in the US
- Stay up-to-date on road changes with Free Lifetime Map Updates
- Navigate with ease using premium maps of the US, Canada & Mexico
- Travel in style with the new, slim design and integrated Fold and Go, EasyPort Mount
- Plan routes easily with a smarter user interface on a bright 5-inch touchscreen