Mio has launched three new sat navs that can interact with Google Local to provide drivers with up-to-date information on local amenities.
Each model in the Navman Spirit range, which is the first to unite the Mio and Navman brands, also features a special ‘explore mode’ that can be used to search for useful places like hotels, restaurants and car parks.
Several wCities travel books have even been pre-loaded onto each device to help drivers explore new places, and more are available for download.
‘The Navman Spirit range represents a major shift in sat nav evolution,’ said Huw Bush, Mio’s head of UK marketing. ‘Each model performs its navigational tasks with ease and accuracy and also creates a far richer, safer and more enjoyable travel experience.’
Mio said the Navman Spirit models come with clearer mapping and new ‘junction views’ that give drivers a 3D view of motorway signs as they approach exits. Built-in 2D city maps have also been added to create what Mio has described as the ‘world’s most accurate walking mode’ on a sat nav, and details of footpaths and building outlines are included too – which Mio claims will help users cut journey times.
The new Navman Spirit sat navs – available with 3.5- and 4.7-inch screens – are on sale now.
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