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  • 4 star rating

    TomTom Start 50

    4 star rating
    Car navigation, Touch Screen
    £92.59 Free Delivery
    Save 7%*
  • TomTom Start 50 5 Inch Sat Nav

    The TomTom Start 50 UK brings the latest navigation technology and user experience to leis... more
    £99.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom GO 6100 6 Inch Lifetime Maps & Traffic Worldwide

    The TomTom GO 6100 comes with 6" interactive screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic, World M... more
    £269.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
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    TomTom Go 5100

    4.5 star rating
    Car navigation, Touch Screen, TMC
    £259.99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
  • TomTom Start 42 Europe Lifetime Maps GPS

    Make sure you have the latest maps by connecting your TomTom START to your PC. The issue m... more
    £119.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom GO 510 5 Inch Lifetime Maps & Traffic Worldwide

    The TomTom GO 510 comes with 5" interactive screen, Lifetime TomTom Traffic, World Ma... more
    £259.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
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    TomTom Go 50

    3.5 star rating
    Car navigation, Touch Screen, Voice Control, TMC
    £129.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
    Save £20*
  • TomTom VOI 3.5 Inch Scooter Sat Nav

    Discover a new way to ride your scooter in the city with TomTom's first sat nav for s... more
    £149.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
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    TomTom Go 6100

    4.5 star rating
    Car navigation, Touch Screen, TMC
    £269.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
    Save £30*
  • Garmin Dash Cam 35

    Garmin Dash Cam 35 is an HD driving recorder with 3-inch LCD display that serves as eyewit... more
    £139.99 Free Delivery
  • 4 star rating

    TomTom GO 6000

    4 star rating
    Car navigation, Touch Screen, Voice Control, TMC
    £269.99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
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    Garmin Nuvi 57LM

    4.5 star rating
    Car navigation, Touch Screen
    £109 (+ £3.00 P&P)
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    Garmin Nuvi 67LM

    4.5 star rating
    Car navigation, Touch Screen
    £99 (+ £3.00 P&P)
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    TomTom GO 610

    4 star rating
    Car navigation, Touch Screen, TMC
    £269.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
    Save £30*
  • TomTom Start 25 5 Inch Western Europe Maps

    5 inch widescreen resistive touchscreen. Integrated mounting with flip screen. Featuring e... more
    £109.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • 4 star rating

    Garmin eTrex 20x

    4 star rating
    Handheld, Water resistant, DGPS Ready
    £139.95 (+ £4.95 P&P)
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    Garmin Edge 520

    4.5 star rating
    Bike navigator, Touch Screen, Water resistant
    £217.95 (+ £4.95 P&P)
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    Garmin Edge 810

    4.5 star rating
    Bike navigator, Touch Screen, Water resistant
    £252.49 Free Delivery
  • Garmin babyCam In-Vehicle Video Baby Monitor

    Garmin babyCam is the world's first in-vehicle video baby monitor that works with you... more
    £179.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
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    Garmin Edge 1000

    4 star rating
    Bike navigator, Touch Screen, Water resistant
    £339.99 Free Delivery
    Save £77*
  • Garmin Drive 50LM 5 Inch Europe Lifetime Maps & Case

    Garmin Drive 50LM is a 5-inch sat nav featuring lifetime maps of UK, Ireland and Full Euro... more
    £99.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT-D 6" Sat Nav Europe Digital Traffic

    Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT-D is an advanced sat nav with a 6-inch pinch to-zoom display that ... more
    £249.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom Rider 400 Motorcycle Sat Nav

    Lifetime Maps of Europe (45 countries) Lifetime TomTom Traffic Lifetime Speed Cameras Wind... more
    £279.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom Go 50 5 Inch Sat Nav

    The TomTom GO 50 WE Sat Nav with lifetime TomTom traffic and maps will help you avoid traf... more
    £129.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • Garmin Nuvi 58LM EU Sat Nav

    Garmin nuvi 58LM sat nav provides innovative navigation features for a smooth journey to y... more
    £89.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom Via 52 5Inch Western Europe Lifetime Maps & Bluetooth

    The TomTom VIA 52 plans intelligent routes that help you escape traffic in real-time. Enjo... more
    £139.99 Free Delivery
  • Binatone M515 5 Inch UK and ROI Sat Nav with Dash Cam

    Available From: August 2016 The Binatone M515 is not only a 5 inch UK, ROI sat nav it also... more
    £109.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom GO 5200 5 Inch EU Maps & Digital Traffic Sat Nav

    Meet the TomTom GO 5200 - the smarter, faster, better connected sat nav with a built-in SI... more
    £299.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom GO 520 5 Inch EU Maps & Digital Traffic Sat Nav

    Meet the TomTom GO 520 - the smarter, faster, better connected sat nav. Wi-Fi connectivity... more
    £209.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom GO 620 6 Inch EU Maps & Digital Traffic Sat Nav

    Meet the TomTom GO 620 - the smarter, faster, better connected sat nav. Wi-Fi connectivity... more
    £229.99 Free Delivery
    Save 8%*
  • TomTom Via 52 Sat Nav UK and ROI Lifetime Maps

    TomTom VIA 52 plans intelligent routes that help you escape traffic in real-time. Enjoy ha... more
    £139.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)
  • TomTom START 42 4.3 Inch Sat Nav West Europe Lifetime Maps

    The TomTom START 42 offers essential navigation and free lifetime map updates. Finding des... more
    £99.99 (+ £1.00 P&P)

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Crowdstorm’s GPS receivers buyer’s guide

Welcome to Crowdstorm – and more specifically our help page for those looking to buy a new GPS receiver. We gather all the best devices from the market leaders – from a TomTom sat nav to a Garmin GPS – and list the best deals available from your favourite online and high street retailers.

But first, we have some advice on how to narrow down your search. Much as with a lot of everyday electronic devices, they’re adding more bells and whistles to them all the time but we only buy a sat nav every few years – so unless you’re a techy nerd it’s hard to keep up!

You may have decided you want a TomTom GPS because you’ve read some positive reviews, or friends have recommended them – but which one to buy? We break down the buying decisions one by one, to help you navigate the simplest route through the comparison landscape (see what we did there?).

Sat navs = GPS receivers

A quick note on terminology – sat navs are GPS receivers, so the terms are pretty much interchangeable. In simple terms, a sat nav (satellite navigation system) uses GPS (global positioning satellites) to locate your position and then work out the best route to your destination.

GPS is now used in all kinds of other devices, from mobile phones to running watches, but if you hear something described specifically as a GPS receiver the chances are it’s a sat nav!

Sat nav maps and updates

The best maps cost money. Even the cheapest GPS receiver will give you maps of the United Kingdom, so will work just fine out of the box. But do you also drive around Europe? Even if it’s only an annual jaunt you’ll never find your sat nav more useful when driving on foreign roads – especially if they include extra info such a lane advice.

Another important decision is on updates. Your cheapest option is likely to be UK maps only with no updates. This may well be enough if you only need sat nav occasionally and will probably buy a new device every couple of years anyway – but even so, those updates cover more than you may think.

You can download update of your sat navs from the internet to stay abreast of road layout changes, as well as potentially places of interest such as petrol stations, restaurants, cash machines and the dreaded speed cameras. But if you want these up to date you’ll need a sat nav that has regular updates built into the price (perhaps as a monthly supplement, or as an ‘updates for life’ deal).

If you spend that little bit extra so that your sat nav stays connected at all times, you can get two super useful extras: traffic updates and dynamic traffic routing. Traffic updates does what it says on the tin, giving you traffic jam and road closure info as it develops. Dynamic traffic routing takes this a step further and automatically changes your route to avoid trouble spots as they emerge.

Additional bells and whistles

As with all modern electronic devices, there are a range of extras your new sat nav may or may not have – which may turn that cheap sat nav into a massive no-go zone. Here are some of the most common factors to look out for that you might otherwise overlook.

One of the few issues in buying online is not seeing the product in the flesh before you buy. This is negated by UK distance selling regulations, meaning you can return any product you buy online immediately if you don’t want it, but that’s still a hassle:

  • GPS receiver screen size: Size is a major factor in this type of returns, so think carefully about the screen size you’ll need to be able to see your sat nav clearly and effectively. Standard screens tend to vary between 3.5-6 inches in diameter, while you’ll aslo find both widescreen and standard devices.
  • Voice control: Don’t want to fiddle around typing in a location? With voice control, simply say your destination and let the sat nav do the rest.
  • Emergency assistance: Broken down? Some devices will help you get in contact with the emergency services.
  • Advanced routing: This is sat nav 2.0. Rather than just plotting the quickest route, your GPS receiver will take both traffic patterns and flow based on the time of day you’re travelling.
  • FM transmitter: This lets you hook your sat nav into your car’s speaker system.

Smartphone GPS receivers: Do you even need a satnav?

Most of us have a smartphone nowadays and they all have GPS receivers built in, as well as Google Maps (or equivalent) coming as standard in both Android and Apple devices.

In addition, smartphone can have some cool apps that let you connect your phone to your car via Bluetooth; or have parking location guidance – meaning your phone will remember where the car is parked! So who needs a sat nav?

One important consideration is battery life. You can often buy cables that connect your smartphone to your car, allowing your phone to charge while you’re on the move. But sat nav is a big battery drain on a phone, so you may get to your destination and finds your phone in no better state then when you set off!

Also, remember a sat nav is a dedicated device. It’s only job in life is to get you from A to B, and it is wholly engineered to do just that. It’s not going to be side-tracked by calls and messages, leaving your phone to do what it does best – keep you in contact with the outside world. And even better if the sat nav goes wrong you have a backup: but if you have only your phone, if the battery dies you’re alone in the dark (unless you still have a map in the boot somewhere!).

Finally, getting a quality map for your smartphone isn’t cheap. To get the best you may find you’re paying almost as much as a sat nav device just for the smartphone maps – and all that extra data will be clogging up your phone’s memory.

I’ve found the best sat nav: What do I do next?

Once you’ve settled on the right device, the rest is easy – simply click on the link to be taken to the retailer of your choice. Crowdstorm isn’t a retailer, but we have advertising deals with all of the best ones. This means we can offer you a way to compare all their products without any additional cost to you – and where you’ll be taken directly to the product page for the sat nav of your choice. After that, you simply finish the transaction with them directly. So that’s one smooth journey that will hopefully lead to many more – happy shopping!