Best Sat Nav | Comparison & Test Winner 2016

Navigation devices can really help you to get from A to B without having to turn around or alter your course at the last minute. However, not all navigation devices are as good at helping you to reach your destination as you might expect. We have reviewed the best sat navs that are available on the market and set out the results side by side, in the table below, so that you can easily judge which might be the right one for you. Given that there are so many manufacturers which offer these sorts of devices, a simple comparison table makes life much easer when choosing yours.

Best Sat Nav Becker Prof. 50 LMU TomTom Via 135 M Garmin nuvi 2595 LMT TomTom XL 2 IQ Routes Garmin nuvi 2545 TomTom Start 25 Garmin nuvi 50 TomTom XXL IQ Routes Navigon 92 Plus
Score 9 / 10 9 / 10 10 / 10 7 / 10 6 / 10 5 / 10 8 / 10 8 / 10 8 / 10
Display 5.0″ 5.0″ 5.0″ 4.3″ 5.0″ 5.0″ 5.0″ 5.0″ 5.0″
Battery Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion
Map coverage
44 countrys 45 countrys 45 countrys 19 countrys 22 countrys 45 countrys 45 countrys 42 countrys 44 countrys
Dimension mm 140 x 90 x 17 137 x 83 x 15 137 x 83 x 15 118 x 80 x 25 137 x 83 x 15 19 x 134 x 93 17 x 140 x 90 135 x 90 x 26 138 x 83 x 14
Weight 200 g 399 g 191 g 185 g 192 g 422 g 408 g 206 g 195 g
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Last Update: March 2016

Check out the key features which are displayed below for each device on a like for like basis. One of the key areas for any sat navs has to be the maps that it allows you to access. In the table, you can easily see those which have a limited number of maps and those which have a coverage that extends to more countries across Europe. Plenty of these sat nav can have updates registered, so the connectivity of each one will be worth checking out, too. Use the table to see which has a USB connection, so that you can hook it up to another device like a tablet or a laptop computer, and which also offer wireless Bluetooth connectivity.

Weight is another factor that you might like to consider. Leaving a navigation device in your car is not always a good security measure, so popping it into your bag is a good idea when you get out. Therefore lighter ones tend to be preferable. Likewise, carrying a navigation device to help you get around on foot means that heavier ones tend to be less appealing.

Another key area to consider before making your selection is whether or not your potential navigation device offers voice instructions. This feature is not available with all such devices but it can be advantageous if you don’t like to take your eyes off the road to look at the screen. Each of those sat nav we have reviewed shows this information clearly within the table.