Sat Nav Software and Accessories
Most sat nav systems from brands like TomTom, Garmin and Binatone come pre-loaded with UK and ROI maps, but if you're travelling further afield, you may need to purchase the software for other countries.
Commonly, you'll need European GPS maps if you're going on a driving holiday to the continent. These vary, depending on the brand, but will typically include all of the EU countries, as well as other places like Switzerland, Norway, Bosnia and Albania. Read moreless...
A number of other practical GPS accessories are also on the market, including carrying cases to protect your device when it's not in use and colourful skins to help you coordinate the gadget with your car's interior.
Dashboard mounts may be necessary to keep the sat nav unit in place while driving to ensure you can clearly see the route you need to take, without taking your eyes off the road.
You may also opt to get a Travel Message Channel (TMC) receiver. These are ideal for use in high-traffic areas, as they can work with GPS systems to recognise congested areas and re-route your trip as appropriate.
Finally, if you want to keep your sat nav device charged up, without leaving it in your car overnight, an AC adaptor could be the perfect accessory.