The Garmin SAT NAV Range

Abbreviate the name Thomas and say it twice and anyone thinking you’d just mentioned the world’s leading brand of satellite navigation system would be totally wrong. Everyone knows Garmin lead the way when it comes to SAT NAV and GPS. You only have to look at the wider range of Garmin GPS products to know […]

The Garmin SAT NAV Range

Abbreviate the name Thomas and say it twice and anyone thinking you’d just mentioned the world’s leading brand of satellite navigation system would be totally wrong. Everyone knows Garmin lead the way when it comes to SAT NAV and GPS. You only have to look at the wider range of Garmin GPS products to know that they are the industry leaders.

For instance, as well as Garmin SAT NAV you have the sports GPS systems they make, and to a higher standard than any competitor does. Then there’s the outdoor GPS handhelds Garmin make, which also top anything available from any other company. And so, let’s take a look at some of the Garmin SAT NAV range, and see what’s on offer. We’ve looked at an entry-level, middle-of-the-road and high-end model, in order to give you an idea of the price-to-feature ratio that you get for your vehicle with a Garmin GPS system.

Garmin Nuvi 2200 –

Described as a ‘sophisticated’ entry-level Garmin SAT NAV (by Garmin themselves), this is the unit to opt for if you are looking for something that offers a great deal of value whilst still maintaining some of the key features that distance Garmin from other companies making in-car SAT NAVs. With the Nuvi 2200 you are getting a unit that comes ready with all the street maps of the UK and Ireland, preloaded onto it.

The 2200 has Garmin’s super-intuitive myTrends function, which means it learns various aspects of your driving behaviour and the regular routes that you take. It has the Where am I? emergency locator function, as well as photo navigation and Garmin’s ecoRoute fuel-saver software. With pedestrian navigation options, topping it all off, the Nuvi 2200 really does give you some serious bang for your buck.

Garmin Nuvi 1390T –

Even though we’ve categorised this as a middle-of-the-road Garmin SAT NAV, there is certainly nothing average about the Nuvi 1390T. With its ultra-sleek design it’ll slot easily into your pocket, and has the widescreen benefits that you’d expect from something in this price range.

With Lane Assist and Junction View, plus European maps preloaded into it already, the 1390T already seems like a lot of GPS for the money. Throw wireless Bluetooth into the mix, plus speed camera alerts, AA city guides, ecoRoute and optional cityXplorer, and the Garmin Nuvi 1390T really is a top mid-range choice.

Garmin Nuvi 3790T –

If you were to compare this to one of the cars it’s built to guide then it would have to be a Bugatti Veyron. It’s slim and sexy and, if features count as personality, the 3790T really does have it all: we’re talking Garmin SAT NAV with speech recognition!

So as well as being able to understand you, what else makes it the magnum opus of the Garmin GPS range? Well, here’s a list of its other functions, just so you get the idea:

o nuRoute technology
o 3D terrain view
o Multi-touch glass display
o Lane assist with PhotoReal
o Junction view
o Bluetooth wireless
o FM lifetime traffic
o Widescreen
o Preloaded European street maps
o Where am I? emergency locator
o Photo navigation
o ecoRoute
o Pedestrian navigation options

And there’s you thinking it would be difficult to justify a Garmin SAT NAV with a good price tag attached to it. If money’s not too much of an issue right now, or you’ve saved and you feel like splashing out, or whatever, this Garmin GPS is designed, above all else, to end any arguments over which company makes the best in-car SAT NAV systems.

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