Though I’m a Sony fangirl Sony’s in-car navigation is pretty expensive even for my taste. Besides, my very first in-car navigation device is the TomTom One which until now still proves useful.
The TomTom One has a very Sensitive SiRF Star II GPS chip which means it can easily lock on to the GPS satellites and pinpoint your exact location in a few minutes. The 3.5 inch touch screen is sensitive too and it has a very simple and easy to understand interface. Even my grandmother had no problems using this nifty little device.
The navigation system is pretty accurate and their map coverage of Great Britain is pretty awesome. I wish our GPS maps here in the US could be that accurate. The TomTom One first edition navigation system also has an integrated Bluetooth which means it can connect with your Bluetooth compatible mobile phone so you can use it as a handsfree device.
I got the TomTom One years ago and it was a bit expensive then but there are some refurbished TomTom Ones selling on the net which are refurbished by TomTom and sells under $100. If you’re looking for a cheap and reliable GPS navigation system, then you might as well go or the TomTom One. It’s reliable and will fit anyone’s budget.