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Sat navs advice guides

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Sat nav or sat nav app? Garmin or TomTom? We've got expert advice on buying the best sat nav or sat nav app for you.

10 essential Google Maps tips and tricks

We've rounded up some tips to turn you into a Maps power user, plus a few extras to put a smile on your face.

Apple Maps vs Google Maps

We put Apple Maps and Google Maps head to head. Which of the two most popular sat nav apps is best?

Top three best cheap sat navs for 2021

Here we round up the best cheap sat navs for 2021 to reliably get you from A to B. Find the perfect model for you, without breaking the bank.

Built-in sat navs explained

What's the difference between using a built-in sat nav in your car and a standalone sat nav or app? Our guide will help you choose the best option.

Buying sat nav maps

Up-to-date sat nav maps are vital for making sure you get to your destination smoothly. In this guide, we explain your map update options.

Caravan and motorhome sat navs explained

What’s the difference between a car sat nav and a motorhome and caravan sat nav, and are they worth the extra money?

How to buy the best sat nav

Dedicated sat nav or a sat nav app for your phone? Free app or a paid one? Our guide to buying the best sat nav will help you choose.

How to use your sat nav legally and safely

How to legally use your phone as a sat nav, as well as use a dedicated sat nav device. We tell you how to stay safe and on the right side of the law.

How we test sat navs

Discover how we test sat navs and sat nav apps to find the models that will get you from A to B quickly. Only the top models can be Best Buys.

TomTom vs Garmin sat navs

Should you buy a TomTom or Garmin sat nav in 2021? Our expert tests help you uncover the perfect sat nav for you, whatever your budget.

Top five best free sat nav apps for 2021

Get from A to B without spending a penny – these top-performing free sat nav apps will keep you on the right road.

Top five best Garmin sat navs for 2021

The best Garmin sat navs save you headaches and fuel when you’re getting from A to B. These are our favourites from Garmin’s latest line-up.

Top five best sat nav apps for 2021

We put all sat nav apps through the same tough tests as sat navs. Here, we round up the very best sat nav apps.

Top five best TomTom sat navs for 2021

TomTom’s best sat navs can make journeys simpler, less stressful and help save you fuel. Here are our top picks for every budget.

Top five sat navs for 2021

We round up the year’s best sat navs, from free sat nav apps to the most advanced big-screen standalone models.

What is GPS?

Find out about what GPS is, and how the big navigation brands use it in your sat nav or sat nav app.