The two biggest names in the sat nav world are TomTom and Garmin, both of which offer plenty of choice. TomTom’s Start and Garmin’s Essential ranges contain each brand’s entry-level models. These are fine if you just want an easy-to-use sat nav to get you from A to B, but you won’t find advanced features like live traffic data or internet features here.
At the other end of the scale are TomTom’s Go and Garmin’s Premium ranges. These are stuffed to the gills with features such as traffic information, real-time photo images of upcoming junctions, Twitter compatibility and Google Search. If you spend a lot of time on the road, these extra functions could well appeal.
Whether you decide to opt for a sat nav made by TomTom, Garmin or another brand will come down to personal preferences about functionality and the user interface. Try each model out in-store first to see which you find easiest to operate.