Satnavs archive

  • Pioneer NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation makes you feel like a jet fighter pilot
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    Pioneer NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation makes you feel like a jet fighter pilot

    By 7 September 2013

    Want to turn your car into a fighter pilot's cockpit? A heads-up display should do the trick there. That's where the Pioneer NavGate HUD's 29-inch display comes into its own. The unit itself, which offers navigation information from your mobile's CoPilot...

  • HERE Connected Driving announces in-dash car navigation system
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    HERE Connected Driving announces in-dash car navigation system

    By 30 August 2013

    HERE, which you probably know best for powering Nokia's mobile maps, has unveiled a series of new in-car developments - that don't require a phone. But it should work seamlessly with its mobile app counterpart. HERE Connected Driving is an in-dash car...

  • Customisable Christmas: Satnav accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Satnav accessories

    By 30 November 2012

    Motoring fans tend to get a touch left out at Christmas. Chances are, only the luckiest of the lucky will find a shiny new car outside their house on Christmas morning. For the rest, Pocket-lint has come up with a few ideas to bring a smile to the face...

  • TomTom for Android review
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    TomTom for Android review

    By 10 October 2012

    TomTom for Android has been eagerly anticipated since the launch of TomTom for iPhone all the way back in 2009. At that time we could understand that Android might not have been a viable option for TomTom, but we're glad to see it arrive finally, if just...

  • Mio treats satnav users to lifetime of map upgrades with six new devices
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    Mio treats satnav users to lifetime of map upgrades with six new devices

    By 7 August 2012

    Navigations specialists Mio has unveiled six new in-car satnav devices, some of which come with a lifetime supply of map upgrades. In addition, the two flagship devices, the Mio Spirit 697 LM (£169.99) and 695 LM (£119.99) features the Find My Car facility...

  • TomTom: Maps will power the smart connected cars of the future
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    TomTom: Maps will power the smart connected cars of the future

    By 13 June 2012

    Peter-Frans Pauwels, TomTom co-founder and CTO, has revealed to Pocket-lint some of his ideas about what lies in store for the mapping company and automotive industry in the future. The connected car is central to Pauwels's vision of the future, with...

  • Mapping paradise: How TomTom maps are made
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    Mapping paradise: How TomTom maps are made

    By 12 June 2012

    When someone says TomTom to you, you probably think about that little black box you stick to your windscreen. But TomTom isn't about hardware, no matter how successful and widespread the company's devices are. The "diamond in the crown is the content",...

  • Wanted: Drivers to map paradise, TomTom to pick up the tab
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    Wanted: Drivers to map paradise, TomTom to pick up the tab

    By 31 May 2012

    TomTom has announced its Map Paradise Project, which aims to produce new maps for five tropical islands. The interesting part of this story is that it wants you to do the mapping. Before you get alarmed that this is some sort of community-sourced mapping...

  • TomTom prepares for Euro 2012 and London Olympics
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    TomTom prepares for Euro 2012 and London Olympics

    By 29 May 2012

    With the summer set for a bucketload of sporting action, TomTom has released its Summer map update that provides specific points of interest (POI) and information for cities and specific locations. TomTom is catering for those sports fans lucky enough...

  • Nokia improves Bing Maps with live traffic information and geocoding
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    Nokia improves Bing Maps with live traffic information and geocoding

    By 25 May 2012

    Bing Maps is to receive a welcome boost courtesy of Nokia, as the latter’s traffic information and geocoding algorithms are integrated into the mapping service.  For those who don’t know, geocoding is a series of algorithms that are created by taking...

  • Mio Cyclo satnav devices adds variety with 'Surprise Me' bike routes
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    Mio Cyclo satnav devices adds variety with 'Surprise Me' bike routes

    By 21 May 2012

    Navigation expert Mio has launched two new Mio Cyclo devices, aiming to keep riders informed both of their performance and their whereabouts. The Mio Cyclo 300 and Mio Cyclo 305 HC will help cyclists find their way from A to B with the most direct route,...

  • TomTom Start 60 sports mammoth 6-inch screen
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    TomTom Start 60 sports mammoth 6-inch screen

    By 9 May 2012

    Fresh from announcing its tie-in with RIM to supply the BlackBerry manufacturer with proprietary technologies to use on its apps, TomTom has now launched its largest screen-sized satnav yet. The TomTom Start 60 is fronted with a 6-inch touchscreen -...

  • TomTom to cater for camper vans and caravans
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    TomTom to cater for camper vans and caravans

    By 26 April 2012

    TomTom has unveiled a new sat nav device specifically for caravan and camper vans to help them avoid unwanted obstacles. Unless you own one you’ve probably never considered it, but a standard regular sa tnav could lead you into all sorts of trouble....

  • Marge Simpson and Mr Burns team up for TomTom Simpsons fun
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    Marge Simpson and Mr Burns team up for TomTom Simpsons fun

    By 1 February 2012

    Homer isn't the only Simpson character available to guide you home now - Marge and Mr Burns voice packages are hitting TomTom too. A deal between Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division and Locutio Voice Technologies...

  • Magellan eXplorist 110 rambles in
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    Magellan eXplorist 110 rambles in

    By 30 January 2012

    Magellan marked its return to the UK last May with the launch of four handheld GPS devices and now we've a fifth to add to the pile - the Magellan eXplorist 110. Pitched at the outdoorsy types; you know the kind of folk - red cheeked and layered from...

  • Bosch Navigation iPhone app takes on the bend
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    Bosch Navigation iPhone app takes on the bend

    By 25 January 2012

    The days of dedicated satnav devices are probably numbered as a result of the smartphone and app booms, but German engineering and electronics company Bosch has clued on to this, bypassing an actual device and entering the satnav game directly with an...

  • Sesame Street comes to TomTom, with Bert and Ernie voices
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    Sesame Street comes to TomTom, with Bert and Ernie voices

    By 10 November 2011

    Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are the latest custom voices TomTom has added to its in-car navigation systems. Developed in association with Sesame Workshop and Locutio Voice Technologies, the add-on is available for £7.95 as a downloadable...

  • Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone pictures and hands-on
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    Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone pictures and hands-on

    By 7 November 2011

    Why take two bottles into your car? Or something like that. That's kind of the thinking (albeit with less bottles) behind the Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone and iPod touch, which aims to do away with your satnav system and let you rely on your iDevice...

  • Pioneer AR Head Up Display pictures and hands-on
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    Pioneer AR Head Up Display pictures and hands-on

    By 5 October 2011

    The cars set up by Pioneer to show off its AR Head Up Display over in Tokyo at CEATEC may have been a bit basic, but there was nothing straightforward about the augmented reality navigation systems onboard. The Pioneer AR HUD, Pocket-lint was told by...

  • TomTom GO Live 1535 satnav with apps pictures and hands-on
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    TomTom GO Live 1535 satnav with apps pictures and hands-on

    By 7 September 2011

    Everything's got an app in this day and age but, until TomTom walked into IFA 2011, the same couldn't be said for satnavs. Now, the arrival of the top of the line TomTom GO Live 1535 and its 5-inch touchscreen, will shortly be joined by Messrs Yelp, Expedia,...

  • Garmin Edge 800 review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Garmin Edge 800 review

    By 6 September 2011

    Garmin has a serious cycling pedigree, its team Garmin-Cervelo being one of the best in this years Tour De France. The company has a range of dedicated bike mountable satnavs designed to get you from A to B when out on two wheels.  The more you pay,...

  • MyFord Touch TeleNav satnav system hands-on
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    MyFord Touch TeleNav satnav system hands-on

    By 29 June 2011

    Although the TeleNav satellite navigation system that ties in with Ford's MyFord Touch technology has been around since the end of last year in the States, it's going to accompany the in-car tech when it arrives in the UK in 2012 (around summer). So,...

  • CoPilot Live Premium hits the Android Market - iOS coming soon
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    CoPilot Live Premium hits the Android Market - iOS coming soon

    By 27 June 2011

    CoPilot Live have gone and got all posh with a premium update to its much loved smartphone navigation app.  The new version, based on ALK's CoPilot 9 platform, incorporates a revamped UI, drag routing, ActiveTraffic and social journey sharing between...

  • TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic
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    TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic

    By 27 May 2011

    Traffic is a massive problem in any city. Governments have implemented methods to try and deal with it but few appear to have proved succesful. In-car satnav manufacturer TomTom, however, believes they can succeed where governments have failed. Satnav...

  • TomTom refresh continues with the Go Live 800 series
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    TomTom refresh continues with the Go Live 800 series

    By 25 May 2011

    TomTom, fresh from announcing the budget friendly Start 20 series last week, has now come clean with details of its latest connected satnavs - falling under the banner of the TomTom Go Live 800 series. The 800 series is made up of the 4.3-inch TomTom...