A Low One Off Cost for High End Sat Nav

By: John Gray

Garmin the Satellite navigation company have developed an easy to use and affordable sat nav application for smartphones. The Garmin Mobile XT is available on a microSD card (with miniSD and standard SD card converters) it can be used with a large range of smartphones preloaded with GPS.
The software corresponds with the phone's GPS to give customers preloaded maps and access to dynamic content such as weather reports and real time traffic alerts charging no subscription fees. A subscription charge will be necessary for updates and safety camera alerts.

The application loads automatically on to the home screen when the card is inserted. Customers can then simply enter an address or choose from a wide range of points of interest, such as your favorite theme park, shopping centre or museum. An exciting feature of the Garmin Mobile XT is that you can choose your driving route to an address in your contact list or appointment list, for fast and easy navigation. Garmin's PeerPoints also allow users to send their location to other phones or find a route to other Garmin Mobile XT users simply by pressing a button.

The software also comes with free access to Garmin Online via the mobile web but be aware that data charges will apply for this function. This will allow real time updates to accidents and road construction, weather, and congestion, for a full navigation service.

The Garmin Mobile XT costs ?59.99 RRP which is significantly cheaper than purchasing your mobile phone and a sat nav system separately. It is compatible with a wide range of mobile phones from manufacturers such as: Sony Ericsson, Samsung, HP, HTC and Nokia.

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