On the previous page we have discussed what we thought is the best Sat Nav in the UK based of numerous tests and reviews, however we have reviewed lots of models over the years of which many would make a great sat nav to stop you getting lost on your way home. Here we have Sat Nav reviews for the major Sat Nav’s on the market. We have also covered a number of models that have not been designed by either of our two top manufactures being TomTom and Garmin.
In order to decide which is the best satnav firstly we created a massive list of every GPS unit from every brand that we could find on the market right now from Top UK electronics websites, shops and magazines. We then reduced this list down by taking off any models that were not still in production. After creating our shortlist of every Sat Nav that is still in production we started our reviews by reading as many websites, magazines, customer review site as we could possibly find. We were specifically looking for sat nav reviews using either electronics professionals or user ratings as these will give us the best reviews that we can possibly find
After reducing our long list down to a small list of 20 Sat Nav’s we began real life testing of these units either by borrowing, stealing units from friends or buying units that we could not get hold of any other way. We compared the units on a range of different metrics to create our review and decide our best and worst Sat Nav.
We would highly recommend that when you’re buying a Sat Nav you stick with the brand named companies as these are definatly better units. Yes the competition may be slightly cheaper or have new features that are in principle a great idea, however in our experience they seem a great idea in principle, however in reality either they do not work properly or are the sort of features that you will never use. TomTom and Garmin have been together making Sat Nav’s for over 100 years and therefore have had a lot of practice in how to make a good GPS unit and how not to. Often these two brands, can be more expensive, however you ‘re paying for a quality product that will work, will be updated continually and will get you from point A to point B with the easiest route in the quickest time.
Sat Nav Reviews 2016
Garmin DriveSmart 50/60/70LMT
The all new 2016 Garmin sat nav comes with a range of new and improved features that all feature around providing the driver with more information to keep them safe, whilst at the same time connecting your smartphone. The DriveSmart comes in three sizes, 60LMT with a six inch screen, 50LMT with a five inch screen and 70 with a seven inch screen. We think it's the best sat nav in the UK in 2016
Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT-D
The all new 2016 Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT-D comes with a range of new features that we have not seen on sat nav's of the past to include driver awareness features such as Forward collision, lane departure and fatigue warnings and a forward back camera that records video what's in front of you and whats behind to help protect you against dangerous driving. Read The Full Review Here.
Sat Nav Reviews 2015
The TomTom 6100 is TomTom's all new and improved range of sat nav units that provide a range of upgrades and improvements to include better screen and menu system's and free lifetime traffic and lifetime updates, however it does come at at price as this is a slightly more expensive. Not our favourite sat nav unit in the UK, however if you like TomTom sat nav units then you need to take a look at this six inch sat nav. Read The Full Review Here.
The Garmin 2797LMT is a fantastic sat unit and was our favourite sat unit through 2015. We owned this model and quite frankly the 7-inch screen, easy to use menu system, massive points of interest database and superb directions that help you to get from A to B, still make it a great sat nav unit today in 2016. Garmin's Lifetime traffic updates and lifetime map updates still mean that you're not going to be driving on roads that are not on your sat nav unit. Read The Full Review Here.
The TomTom GO 6000 is TomTom's top of the range 2015 sat nav that comes with a range of new and improved features to help you get from A to B safely and easily. It's a great sat nav unit, however the problem with all TomTom sat nav's in 2015 is that they do not offer free lifetime map or traffic updates meaning that you have to accept you have to accept your sat comes with a time limit before it will need to be replaced. Read The Full Review Here.
The TomTom GO500 is probably the best 5-inch screen on the market in 2015 and comes with a great screen that works well in both direct sunlight and low light, an interactive menu system and superb directions to help you get from A to B. Whilst it does come with Lifetime map updates and traffic updates, however you will need to connect your sat nav to your phone and use it's internet to get these updates. Read The Full Review Here.
The TomTom GO40 is TomTom's smallest sat nav unit and comes with an ultra impressive 4.3 inch screen. Whilst the screen is small, it provides ample information to keep you going in the right direct. Features are limited, but it does come with traffic updates if you want to connect the phone to you smartphone and voice control, although it does need to be quiet in your car to use it. Read The Full Review Here.
Sat Nav Reviews 2014
TomTom XXL Classic
The TomTom XXL Classic comes with 5-inch touchscreen that comes with TomTom’s easy to use menu system helping you to find the features that you want to. After you have typed in your destination using the touch screen keyboard, the device will calculate the best route and show you the route on the maps on your device. Overall it's a great sat nav but it does have some flaws. The screen is quite small and only a single orientation screen and whilst the unit does calculate routes quickly, re-calculations when you make a wrong turn can be annoyingly slow.
TomTom GO 600
The TomTom GO 600 is TomTom’s all new 2014 car Sat Nav system that has been re-designed from ground level up to put you in the control of your route planning and ensure that you get to your destination in the quickest possible time on the easiest route. The device comes with TomTom’s latest 6-Inch touchscreen and provides great performance. Read the Full Review Here.
Garmin Nuvi 3597LMT
One of our favourite sat nav's from 2015, the 3597LMT comes with a 5-inch, dual orientation screen and a range of features from UK and Europe Maps, Map Updates, Traffic Alerts, Voice control meaning you can control your device using your voice, Bluetooth to connect your smartphone for hand-free calling and Garmin Cyclops speed camera to show you oncoming speed cameras.
Garmin Nuvi 66LM
The Garmin Nuvi 66LM is a very similar to the model above, only it comes with a 6-inch screen dual-orientation screen. The key difference is the Nuvi 66LM does not come any voice controls meaning that you will need to pull over and stop driving should you want to change you destination, there is no Bluetooth so you cannot pair the device with your smartphone for hands-free phone calls and no traffic alerts to stop you getting stuck in traffic.