Sales of GPS Systems continue apace with 2.6 million units expected to be shifted in Europe this year. Of these 1.2 million will already be installed in the car, leaving around 1.4 million for transferables – specialist handheld devices that you can stick in the motor for that all important journey.
Navman has announced three new transferable units, available from £500 upwards (much cheaper than previous models). All come with pre-installed points of interest so you can find the nearest petrol station, cinema etc. They also allow you to import points of interest provided by certain companies such as Burger King – handy for fast food fiends who need to know where their next Whopper is coming from.
Other features include a 12 stop journey planner, 3D Map view and turn-by-turn voice instructions. Mapping data is provided by TeleAtlas.
Navman iCN510 £499
Entry level model with 3.5 inch screen (320 x 240 resolution). Features street level map for the entire UK on a memory card and internal rechargeable battery. Available October.
Navman iCN635 £699
Features 3.8inch screen and remote control. Maps for the entire UK are loaded on a memory card with major European roads pre-loaded onto the device. Available October.
Navman iCN650 £799
Top of the range model. Street level mapping for the whole of Western Europe is pre-loaded on its built in 2Gb hard drive. Comes with 3.8inch display and remote control. Available November.