If you’re driving down to your summer holiday destination this year, whether you’re taking your own car or hiring a car, you’ll no doubt be planning your journey, choosing the best route, maybe the one that can save you the most time, fuel etc. Since the invention of satellite navigation systems, these things have become easy and achievable, but with so many different makes and models all varying in cost, it can be tricky to know which one you should go for.

To make things a bit easier, the team here at Caversham Vehicle Hire have looked at 3 different sat navs all varied across the board in terms of features and price so you can see which one best suits your needs and what you can get for your money.

1)   Skobbler ForeverMap

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Various smartphones sport some sort of sat nav app, but the Skobbler ForeverMap is one of the best, and being FREE and available on both Android and iOS, you can’t really go wrong!

Based on OpenStreetMap, you are able to rectify any problems you may come in contact with throughout your journey, for instance, if you take a wrong turn. It can be a little inaccurate in some places but you are able to add in information yourself, helping bring it up to date.

If you’re looking for something to help get you around easily, it’s handy as it’s on your phone and you don’t pay a penny, so the Skobbler ForeverMap could be the perfect sat nav for you!

2)      Navman Panoramic – £149.99

The sheer size of this sat nav puts it a cut above the rest. Whereas most average sat nav screens will come in around 3.5-inches, the Navman Panoramic has an impressive 7-inch touchscreen powered by GPS, with large buttons that are bright and clear which makes it great for quick glances that do not distract you away from the road situation.

This technologically advanced sat nav will give you 4 different routes all varying from those that offer the fastest journey to those that are most economical, as well as speed camera detection.

3)      Garmin nuLink! 1695 LMU UK, ROI & Europe – £199.99

GARMIN-nuLink-Europe-2390-2Top of the range sat nav option, the Garmin nuLink! 1695 LMU really pulls out all the stops.

Making sure you have all the latest traffic updates that could affect your journey, with a yearly subscription you can keep ahead of the game. The Garmin nuLink! 1965 LMU also guarantees to update maps for a lifetime, so even if you decide not to subscribe to the live travel information, you can at least rest assured knowing that the maps you are using are all current.

Overall the Garmin nuLink! 1965 LMU is a fantastic sat nav option that will keep you on track and get you to your desired destination.

So, now you have a better idea of the different types of satellite navigation systems that are available, you can choose the one that best suits your needs, so when you set off on your journey, you can sit back and relax knowing you’re in good hands!

For a reliable company you can trust for vehicle rental services, please get in touch with Caversham Vehicle Hire today. Our additional services also include the hiring of satellite navigation systems, simply call us for more information or a quotation.  

 

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