Which? tests reveal the best sat navsCut your journey stress with a Best Buy sat nav

18 March 2011

Results from our latest sat nav lab tests have revealed our highest ever scoring model. They also demonstrate that you can pick up an excellent Best Buy without breaking the bank.

Sat navs have more features than ever before, with many models now featuring motion sensors, voice control, live traffic and parking assistance and information.

Our latest batch of sat nav results includes models from TomTom, Garmin, Navigon, and RAC. Two TomToms were on test, the slimline TomTom Via LIVE 120, and the Urban Rider - a sat nav for motorbikes.

Tom Tom Urban Rider UK

Good for bikes? The TomTom Urban Rider

Two sat nav apps also went through our lab and road based tests. The AA has followed the RAC into the sat nav market, but unlike the RAC, it has launched an app. It's available for £25 from iTunes. We compared it closely with Navfree, available as a free download also from iTunes. The AA has more features, but does it outperform the Navfree on the road where it matters most? See our reviews.

Sat nav for motorbikes

The TomTom Urban Rider is one of the few sat navs aimed specifically at motorcyclists. It has a special attachment to fit onto a set of handlebars, a shield for protection from the elements, and a bluetooth connection to connect a headset for the sat nav audio instructions.

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