Sales of sat-navs have fallen in recent years, and this is all because of the smartphone. The drop in sales was not an instant thing because people were not happy at paying the extra data costs, although things have now changed since UK networks offer some fantastic deal, meaning you will not be left with expensive bills each month.
Having said that, some people would still much prefer to use a standalone GPS device rather than their smartphone, and you also have to remember that some people choose not to use data, or still do not own a decent handset.
There is a huge choice of models available to you, but what if you only have a small budget that cannot stretch, then it does limit your choice, although there are still options available for you.
So let’s take a look at the best value sat nav under £100 in the UK – First up we have the TomTom Start 25, which based on reviews is not a bad model considering such a cheap price. You might struggle to find this model now, but if you do, you should consider it. Ok, it does not have any outstanding features, but you cannot expect an abundance of features for such a cheap price.
If that is not for you, then you might wish to consider the Garmin Nuvi 42LM. This sat-nav comes with UK and Ireland Maps, along with free lifetime map updates. This model has a 4.3-inch touchscreen along with Lane assist, Displays speed limit, safety cameras and accurate arrival time, and will also find addresses and millions of points of interest and Where Am I? In terms of price, you should expect to pay £95.
There’s also another TomTom model you might wish to consider, and that is the Start 20 4.3″ Sat Nav – with UK & ROI Maps. Some of the main product features are LifeTime Maps updates, Expandable memory for adding maps, and there is also Speed cameras, Points of Interest and Lane Guidance. The customer reviews are varied, although you would expect that from a product that costs just £79.99.
If these three models are not to your liking, then you could consider the Takara GP65 or the the Mio Spirit 5100, which to us would seem the better choice of the two, although this does come down to your budget.
Would you trust a sat-nav that costs less than £100, or would you rather spend that little bit more.