Best budget sat navs
- — 09 September, 2010 13:39
Once costing in excess of $1000, you can now pick up a budget GPS unit for under $200.
Spending less doesn't mean your navigation experience will be an inferior one — aside from giving you turn-by-turn directions, even the cheapest GPS units will allow you to locate points of interest (POIs), save your favourite locations and explore new places. The main differences between a budget GPS unit and a high-end one are generally unnecessary add-ons like Bluetooth hands-free capabilities, live traffic, MP3 playback and FM transmitters.
We've included five of our favourite budget GPS units from Garmin, TomTom, Navman, Mio and Navigon. All of these models include the latest Australian maps, will speak the names of streets (thanks to speech-to-text technology) and are equipped with safety camera warnings, including speed and red light cameras, and school zones.
3 / 8
There are no advanced features like Bluetooth and live traffic updates, but Navman's MY30 still manages to include lane guidance and 3D landmarks. Overzealous school zone alerts, an inconsistent map and an average screen will disappoint.
- Review Date:
- 1st Oct., 2009
- Ross Catanzariti
- From $ 278.00