Mio Spirit 7670LM
Price: £169.99Coverage/updates: EU/freeContact: www.mio.com
A leftfield choice for mainstream buyers, but priced lower than both Garmin or TomTom. The five-inch screen is smaller and less responsive than either rival, but we liked the availability of different route options when starting the drive. The live traffic feature did well to avoid the congestion on our route, but it did take us via residential areas and narrow streets, something which both the Garmin and TomTom avoided. The speed camera alert was spot on and will remain so thanks to free updates. In the end, though, the overall quality of directions fell behind Garmin and TomTom, and we’d rather pay the extra for either device.