With smartphones growing more capable for navigation, can a 7-inch touchscreen sat nav persuade us to fork out for its services?
Mio has launched its latest TV-capable sat nav this week, with the Spirit V575 set to appeal to long-distance drivers and families looking for mobile entertainment on long drives and weekends away.
Mio has announced three new additions to its Navman sat navs – with the 470, 475 and 575 ranging from just under £100 to £150.
TomTom has updated its iPhone app with a number of new features, including live traffic updates, local Google searches and better overall integration with the iPhone and the iPod functions on the device.
Market-leading satnav brand TomTom is set to offer free traffic information and map updates on selected models of its in-car navigation devices later in 2010.
As we reported earlier last month, sat nav firm Mio is launching a range of new sat nav devices next month featuring integrated TV tuners for watching telly on the move.
Mio Navman is launching a new range of feature-rich sat navs under the new Spirit brand, available in a range of sizes targeting tourists, telly addicts and drivers looking to upgrade their current personal navigation device (that's PND, for short!).
Standalone satnavs are fast reaching saturation point in the UK, with dozens of different devices from a wide variety of big name brands all scrapping for their own slice of the pie. Getting the lion's share is TomTom whose brilliant combination of user-friendliness and innovative features attracted 50 per cent of all satnav buyers in Europe last year. But has it bitten off more than it can chew? Read on to find out