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First ‘Mio-Navman’ sat navs launched

New models feature built-in travel books

New Navman Spirit sat nav works with Google Local

New Navman Spirit works with Google Local

Mio has launched three new sat navs that can interact with Google Local to provide drivers with up-to-date information on local amenities.

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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.

Clearer mapping

‘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.

Sat nav reviews

To see how Mio and Navman sat navs perform against brands like Garmin and TomTom, check out our detailed sat nav reviews.


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