First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
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.
6 / 8
TomTom has added its IQ Routes technology and advanced lane guidance to the entry-level ONE 140 GPS unit. The changes from the previous model are minimal, but with each iteration this excellent GPS series continues to improve.
- Review Date:
- 29th May, 2009
- Ross Catanzariti