Sod Heisenberg, I want a SatNav that will do both...
February 5, 2010 5:25 AM   Subscribe

Looking for recommendations for a cheap SatNav system that will tell me how fast I'm going...

I'm thinking of buying a satnav for a specific trip (hence the low cost) but I don't have all that much use for one on a day to day basis.

To give it a more regular day-today use, I would like it to have a mode where it shows me the current speed I'm travelling at.

Does anyone know if anything out there fits the bill?
posted by twine42 to Technology (7 answers total)
Both of the TomTom devices I've used showed speed as a matter of course.
posted by jon1270 at 5:31 AM on February 5, 2010

All Garmins do this, FWIW.
posted by InsanePenguin at 5:32 AM on February 5, 2010

Response by poster: Do they do this as a little message in the corner of a screen, or can they be set to show it taking up a large chunk of the screen?

(I'll admit it... I wasn't expecting the answer to be this simple...)
posted by twine42 at 5:36 AM on February 5, 2010

Corner of the screen.
posted by jon1270 at 5:42 AM on February 5, 2010

The garmins can switch to full screen. Well, almost full screen. The top 2/3 is the speed, the bottom 1/3 is elapsed time/distance/average moving speed/total average speed.

That's on my Nuvi, anyway.
posted by TomMelee at 5:45 AM on February 5, 2010

Response by poster: Cheers guys. Amazon have the Nuvi 255 for £80, so I'll take a look at that one at the local halford/pcworld later on...
posted by twine42 at 5:46 AM on February 5, 2010

This is what the Nuvi screen looks like FYI.
posted by burnmp3s at 7:16 AM on February 5, 2010

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