GPS devices (known as satnavs in the UK) are a common sight in many vehicles today. Whereas once we tried to decipher small-print maps to navigate our way to an unfamiliar destination, we now have compact technological devices which are easy to read and can accurately identify our current location. How many times have you looked at a physical map and not even been able to find the correct starting point, never mind route to your intended destination?
Satnavs and GPS devices there are plenty, so how do you separate the wheat from the chaff and find one that delivers value? The first question to ask yourself is what you want from the device. Are you simply looking for an entry-level model that can tell you where you are, where you need to go and how to get there, or do you want an advanced model with real-time updates and highly accurate maps from a host of territories?
The folks at Woodstock Motors (http://www.woodstockmotors.co.uk/) in England have done some of the research work for you in compiling this infographic, which recommends a series of GPS devices sub-divided into budget, best value and top of the range options. The standout selling points of each selection are also listed so that you get a strong idea of the devices’ capabilities. If you’d prefer to just download a navigation app for your phone rather than forking out for a standalone device, there’s also some recommendations on that score. Keep in mind, though, that smartphone apps might not always pick up a signal and will feast upon your battery and data, whereas specific GPS devices have no such worries.
If you would like to make your driving experience all the easier, take a look at the infographic below to see a host of highly recommended satnavs and GPS devices.