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Navigon 92 Premium Live

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Arguably the nicest device to look at and one of the easiest to use too, thanks to Navigon’s Flow menu navigation and its glass screen. The 92’s looks don’t continue to the screen mount though, which is a bulky affair compared to the one you get with the TomTom Live 1005 – the 92’s main rival.

The speaker, while decent enough, is also shaded by the TomTom. The last, and more important area where the TomTom wins is traffic data – I just didn’t find Navigon’s Traffic Live quite as clever as HD Traffic in spotting jams. On the plus side, I really do like Navigon’s map designs and included in the price is two-year's worth of free map updates.

Navigon 92 Premium Live satnav

Reg Rating 80%
Price £320 (Western Europe)
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Navigon 20 Easy

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Navigon’s entry-level unit is being pitched as a pedestrian as well as a automotive satnav, hence the lanyard and the switch to portrait when you flip the device into pedestrian mode. It also has a useful feature called Last Mile. This records your position when you switch from car to pedestrian mode and plots the final part of your journey for shanks' pony.

While you have to cough up extra for a lifetime TMC subscription, you don’t need to buy any extra kit, which at this price point is a bonus. Like all Navigon devices I find the map designs very easy on the eye and simple to understand, and on a 3.5in screen that makes all the difference. My budget choice by a whisker over the Garmin nüvi 30.

Navigon 20 Easy satnav

Reg Rating 85%
Price £70 (UK & Ireland)
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