Sat navs: Compare features & prices NDrive HTC Desire HD review

The NDrive sat nav app (tested here on an HTC Desire HD) claims to transform your smartphone into a powerful turn-by-turn navigation device using NAVTAQ maps. We took it out on the road to test its navigation credentials in our unique and rigorous tests.
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Specification criteria Specification
Sat nav type Dedicated: standalone sat nav, fully portable; Integrated: fixed in 1 car; Motorbike: specifically for use on motorbikes; App: Sat nav app, downloadable to a smartphone; Bicycle: specifically for use on a bicycle App
Screen size The diagonal measurement across the screen (in mm). Some devices display information on to your mobile phone so no size can be given. 109
Traffic monitoring Whether the sat nav can access live traffic updates to help divert you around upcoming jams. You may need to pay a subscription fee and buy extra equipment (eg an aerial, cradle or SD cards), to receive this information. Yes
Traffic monitoring type Type of traffic monitoring system. TMC is quite basic but often free. Live internet is more advanced but after 12 months you'll usually need to resubscribe to continue the service Live internet (optional add-on)
European maps Whether the sat nav tested includes coverage of the continent. If not, look out for a No
Points of interest Tells you of Points of interest nearby or en-route eg museums, restaurants, petrol stations etc Yes
Speed camera information Tells you whether the system provides warning of upcoming fixed-location speed cameras. You may need to pay a subscription fee and buy extra equipment (eg an aerial) to receive this information. Yes
Avoids toll roads Whether the system allows you plot a route avoiding any road charging. Yes

NDrive HTC Desire HD

  • Launch date: Jul 2011
  • Type: App
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