Ease the strain of summer travel with your Sat Nav

Ease the strain of summer travel with your Sat Nav

There are a number of advantages to enjoying your family holiday in the UK

Aside from the fantastic countryside, superb attractions, outstanding sights and vibrant culture that is scattered across the UK, there’s the added bonus that you don’t have the stress that comes with airport delays, security checks, foreign currency and the other hassles that come with jetting off overseas

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The TomTom Start is a great entry-level Sat Nav

There is, however, one aspect of the “staycation” that does come with plenty of stress – the journey

Take a mixture of heavy holiday traffic, unfamiliar roads and the cries of “are we nearly there yet” from the back can make the journey to your holiday destination something to endure, rather than enjoy

Thankfully, satellite navigation systems have made journeys that little bit easier in recent years by keeping you on the right track as you search for that hotel or resort that you booked all those months ago

But with so many models to choose from, which one is right for you?

To help you with that dilemma, we have picked out four models that each come with clever little features to make your journey easy and straightforward

We’ll start with the TomTom Start UK; a no-nonsense gadget that ticks all of the right boxes for somebody wanting a reliable, high quality sat nav system without breaking the bank

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Lane Guidance can be extremely useful and complicated junctions

The <a href="http://www

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The 3

5in colour touch screen isn’t the biggest in our selection but it is clear, easy to use and the menus allow for easy operation

Simply search for your destination by postcode, street name, city or by local landmark and this unit will give you turn-by-turn guidance as you drive along – it couldn’t be simpler

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With Start 2, you’ll immediately see upgrades in the on-screen display in the form of Advanced Lane Guidance

We have all been in the situation where we have ended up in the wrong lane at some point and have had to either make a wrong turning or cut across into the right lane at the last minute

What Advanced Lane Guidance does is try to avoid that situation by clearly showing which lane to take at junctions, telling you which signs to follow and which lanes allow you to travel in each direction

This unit also comes with European maps, making it perfect if you are planning a foreign getaway

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The Garmin learns traffic patterns from other drivers to create faster routes at different times of day

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With a bigger 4

3in touchscreen, this unit offers a clearer image of junctions and comes with some great features

Using this sat nav also gives you some excellent “insider info” on your route in the form of nRoute technology

This technology learns driver behaviour to measure traffic patterns on various roads at different times of day, and alters your route to try and avoid those peak periods

The unit also displays the speed limit of each road and includes a Cyclops speed camera database, helping you avoid any unwanted expenses!  You can even ask it to find you the most fuel efficient route – that’s bound to be useful with those increasing petrol prices!

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The TomTom Live 120 is designed so that you never have to take your hands off the wheel

Finally, if you want to have a wealth of driving information at your finger tips, including live traffic updates, then consider the <a href="http://www

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The Tom Tom Via LIVE tells you exactly what’s ahead, thanks to HD Traffic software that guides you through the jams, road works, accidents and more, minimising delays and cutting journey times, leave traffic behind

You’ll also get up-to-date speed camera warnings, information via local search with Google and even weather reports

The Via Live is also designed for easy and safe use whilst on the move, with voice commands for things like destination entry and hands-free Bluetooth phone calls meaning that you don’t have to take your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel

A sat nav system really can make your “staycation” get off on the right foot

Nobody likes getting stuck in traffic and lost in unusual places so see what one of these great gadgets can do for you this summer

Get it at Littlewoods

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