Sat Nav - GPS

Find Your Way With A Sat Nav

The latest satellite technology employed in sat navs is incredibly sophisticated. Many of us now use a sat nav and here at Ebuyer we have the latest models not only for in car navigation but also for personal fitness.

In Car Navigation

Driving across the country or around Europe has become so much easier with Sat Navs and in car navigation technology. No more excuses about taking a wrong turn or getting lost in a strange town. A Sat Nav from Ebuyer.com takes an awful lot of stress out of a long journey.

In car navigation is now very reliable and accurate and sat nav devices from manufacturers such as TomTom and Garmin come with bright and easy-to-view screens and are loaded with useful features.

Apart from delivering verbal directions most devices display helpful graphics on-screen along with speed limits, mileage counts and local places of interest. Many units can even advise of traffic congestion and offer alternative routes in real time.

The maps used by the devices are detailed and many include both the UK and Europe. These maps can usually be updated via downloads.

Personal GPS

It's not only when we are in our car that we can benefit from satellite technology. Personal GPS devices are now available that can help us with keeping fit. These devices can help us with directions, distance travelled and speed when we are jogging or cycling. And, as many of our personal GPS systems are water resistant, they are perfect for swimming and all-weather training.

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Navman EZY+ UK & ROI Sat Nav - NOH

  • UK and ROI Maps
  • 4.3’’ Touch Display
  • 3D Junction Assistance
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Accessories Included

£34.98 inc. vat

£49.98save £15.00

£29.15 ex. vat

£41.65save £12.50
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TomTom Go 5000 - UK ROI and EU Lifetime Maps

  • 5" Touchscreen display
  • Lifetime UK, ROI and EU Maps
  • 3D Maps
  • Advanced Lane Guidance
  • IQ Routes

£249.99 inc. vat

£208.32 ex. vat

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Sat Nav Carry Case - Fits all Major Brands

  • Removeable padded spacer
  • Carry Case for all GPS Units
  • Section for all your cables

£1.98 inc. vat

£1.65 ex. vat

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TomTom Bluetooth Hands Free Sat Nav Car Kit for iPhone

  • Hands-free calls via Bluetooth®
  • Extendable microphone
  • Quality audio with a 2 watt speaker
  • Fits your iPhone with or without its cover
  • Fast charges your iPhone while you're on the go

£62.99 inc. vat

£52.49 ex. vat

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Garmin Edge 810 Cycle GPS Performance and Nav Bundle

  • Includes heart rate monitor, speed/cadence sensor
  • Includes Data card preloaded with City Navigator® for Europe...
  • Built-in basemap
  • Optional detailed maps

£379.98 inc. vat

£419.99save £40.01

£316.65 ex. vat

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TomTom Beanbag Dashboard Mount

  • Non-slip bottom keeps the mount in place in the bumpiest conditions...
  • Works with the mount that came with your TomTom device

£20.00 inc. vat

£16.66 ex. vat

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TomTom Navigator 6 GPS Kit

  • Easy to use
  • Real-time traffic
  • Route choice
  • Easy call handling

£98.69 inc. vat

£82.24 ex. vat

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Garmin Nuvi 3490LT Sat Nav with Europe Maps

  • 4.3'' touchscreen display
  • Less than 9mm thin
  • Lifetime traffic updates
  • Handsfree operation
  • Bluetooth

£209.99 inc. vat

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£174.99 ex. vat

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Garmin nuvi 2557LMT EU Full Europe Maps 5.0 inch Screen Free lifetime Maps and Traffic

  • Lifetime maps and traffic indicated by LMT
  • Easy-to-use, dual orientation, touchscreen interface
  • Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real Voice guide

£169.98 inc. vat

£141.65 ex. vat

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EXDISPLAY Navman EZY+ UK and IRE Sat Nav

  • UK and ROI Maps
  • 4.3'' Touch Display
  • Quick-start Menu
  • Text to Speech Voice Guidance
  • 3D Junction Assistance

£29.43 inc. vat

£24.52 ex. vat

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Garmin Approach G6 Golf GPS

  • Perfectly Sized
  • Carabiner Clip
  • Powered for Play
  • More Scorecard Options
  • See Your Target

£219.99 inc. vat

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£183.32 ex. vat

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Garmin Approach S3 Golf Touchscreen Watch

  • Touch & Move the Pin
  • Play Preloaded Courses for Free
  • Customise the Distances You Need
  • Keep Score and See How Far You Hit It

£224.99 inc. vat

£187.49 ex. vat

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TomTom Pro 5150 Truck Live with Full Europe Mapping

  • Special European mapping for trucks
  • Webfleet ready
  • Free Lifetime maps
  • IQ routes

£292.00 inc. vat

£243.33 ex. vat

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The days of struggling with a large paper map when driving and missing the turn-off on the motorway are long gone thanks to Sat Nav. And it’s fair to say that the familiar little box of tricks has become the motorist’s best friend and an indispensable travelling companion.

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Of course we have all heard stories of drivers being directed into lakes or dead ends whilst blithely following their sat navs but with the advancement of GPS technology those occurrences are few and far between. Nowadays Sat Navs are so smart they will divert you around traffic jams, find you a restaurant en-route and even a convenient car park at journey’s end.

But of course the main reason why most of us invest in a Sat Nav for our vehicle is for directions when we are travelling somewhere new. And, whether you are on the road every day for work or planning a one-off drive, having the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won’t get lost leads to a much more relaxed journey.

Types of Sat Nav

There are two types of Sat Nav devices; those designed for vehicles and personal models for keep fit enthusiasts and cyclists.

Vehicle Sat Navs

Sat Navs are a great example of how technology has made an everyday task, in this case driving, much easier and more enjoyable. And they have certainly become an indispensable aid to many motorists and many of us won’t embark on a journey without our trusty Sat Nav to guide us on our way.

So what can a Sat Nav do?

Sat Nav devices share many common features designed to make your journey much less stressful including:

  • Being able to plot a route between any two points
  • Getting you and your vehicle from A to B (and via C if necessary) in the shortest possible time

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  • Can offer alternatives to the planned route including avoiding motorways and toll roads
  • Boasts touch screen technology
  • Advises of speed limits
  • Countdown of miles to travel
  • Warns of speed cameras en-route
  • Advises which lane to be in at awkward junctions
  • 3D views of motorway junctions
  • Verbal prompts and directions
  • UK and Ireland mapping

Additional features

More advanced models offer additional features though, of course, the cost of the devices rises in line with the number and complexity of the extra functions. The extras you may find included with premium models include:

  • Extra-large screen
  • High resolution display
  • Live traffic updates
  • Verbal traffic reports
  • ‘On the fly’ route changes depending on traffic conditions
  • Points of interest features including reviews of restaurants and other attractions
  • Photographic mapping so the driver can pick out landmark buildings
  • Birds eye view of maps
  • Voice activated navigation
  • Car park finder
  • Hands-free phone calls
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Free map updates
  • European and world mapping Of course all models vary so do read the descriptions with each device that is available on ebuyer.com.

Which Sat Nav do I need?

So, you know everything a sat nav can do, but which device is the most suitable for you? That, of course, very much depends on how often you use your vehicle and how many long distance journeys you take.

For those of us who only drive locally or who undertake irregular journeys within the UK a basic sta nav will be more than sufficient. As long as it gets you from A to B in the shortest possible time it will have served its purpose.

sat nav in car

On the other hand regular commuters in large conurbations such as London or Birmingham will undoubtedly benefit from a device that has live traffic updates. Avoiding those inevitable early morning traffic jams will ensure you arrive at work in plenty of time and in a much better state of mind than if you sat in traffic for a couple of hours!

Professional drivers and those who spend a lot of time on the road should look for a device with free map updates. British roads are constantly changing so having accurate mapping is essential and updating your Sat Navs maps regularly will avoid you following non-existent roads into the middle of field.

Finally, if you enjoy driving holidays or venturing across to the continent, you should select a Sat Nav that has a places of interest feature and European mapping.

Personal Sat Navs

As we mentioned previously Sat Nav’s aren’t just available for vehicles. You can also find personal devices used for fitness and outdoor activities. Using GPS technology many of these devices aren’t Sat Navs in the sense that they are directional – rather they act as tracking devices. However, there are some cycling devices that do serve as route planners.

sat nav working Here at Ebuyer we stock Sat Navs from all the leading manufacturers including:

TomTom

One of the biggest names in GPS technology TomTom Sat Navs are renowned for their accuracy and reliability. Packed with the latest features TomTom devices are available with different screen sizes and many come with lifetime maps and traffic updates.

You can see the full range of TomTom Sat Navs available from Ebuyer by clicking here.

Garmin

One of the ‘big two’ in satellite technology Garmin produce a range of in-vehicle and personal Sat Navs. Continually introducing new features and functionality Garmin have delivered a range of high-quality devices that provide accurate mapping for all motorists.

Click here to see the full range of Garmin Sat Navs.

Navman

You won’t find better value for money devices than those produced by Navman. One of the most popular brands around Navman are renowned for their low-cost but accurate devices. Equipped with many features only usually found in more expensive models Navman Sat Navs are a great investment for any driver.

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How does a Sat Nav work?

A Sat Nav uses GPS (Global Positioning System) which takes signals from a number of satellites to calculate the current position of the device (Sat Nav). To plan a route the Sat Nav uses the data from the satellites along with its stored maps and then tracks the progress of the journey through the different satellites in the GPS.

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Which screen size should I choose?

It really comes down to personal preference as the displays on most models are now of excellent quality. Many of us will prefer a larger screen as the maps and directions are easier to see and the touch screen is more user friendly. And, another argument in favour of larger screens, is that they are less distracting and a driver doesn’t have to intensely focus on the screen to see the maps. On Sat Nav’s 4.3” is quite a standard size though many devices now boast a 5, 6 or even 7” screen.

What is GPS?

GPS stands for Global Positioning System and refers to a number of satellites that are constantly orbiting the earth. It is this group of satellites that are used to ping data to all Sat Nav devices.

Can a Sat Nav be used with any car?

Yes. As long as you have space to mount the device you won’t have any problems with any model.

Can a Sat Nav warn me about speed cameras?

Most devices sound an audible alarm when the vehicle is approaching a fixed position speed (or safety) camera. Some top end devices are even able to locate mobile cameras.

Can I use my Sat Nav abroad?

You can. But you do have to have European or world-wide mapping installed. Most manufacturers allow downloading of additional maps and if you are going to a specific location some allow maps to be ‘rented’ which is a cheaper option than buying an extended licence.

Won’t my Sat Navs maps get out-of-date?

sat nav directions

The road system is constantly changing so the maps that come pre-supplied with your new Sat Nav will need regularly updating. Especially if you are a frequent driver. However many devices now come with free lifetime mapping updates and others can be easily downloaded from the manufacturers website although there may be a charge for this.

What is the battery life on a Sat Nav?

Usually a fully charged device will give three to four hours of use. However it is usually wise to keep your Sat Nav connected to the charger whilst driving to ensure there is no interruption of service.

Where is the best position for the Sat Nav?

Most, if not all, Sat Navs are supplied with a bracket that fixes to the windscreen. The bracket should be sited as low down the windscreen as possible so it doesn’t obstruct your view of the road. A point to bear in mind when positioning your device is that the Sat Nav’s charging cable may interfere with your cars controls if it isn’t positioned with care.