The service operates anywhere in Europe or North America, offering directions by both voice and map, along with around 20 million points of interest including restaurants, cash points, hotels and petrol stations. And there’s no downloading – map data is streamed from a central server, which it’s also the most up-to-date information, including all the latest traffic updates.
The latest version offers additional features, including 3D maps, a night mode which adapts colour and brightness and an increased number of points of interest. There’s also a Power Search function for finding destinations more easily, taking into account your personal preferences and re-calculation of routes when problems approach.
Wayfinder Navigator 7 is supported in 17 languages, requires a Bluetooth GPS receiver and a data subscription on your handset. It will be available from mid April 2007, priced at 99 Euros for a lifetime’s subscription to the UK and Ireland database. Other prices on application.