Garmin Nuvi 700s lend a helping hand

Flaming back seat drivers, always think they know best. In the case of Garmin's new Nuvi 700 series, though, it really does.Not only will it happily r

Flaming back seat drivers, always think they know best. In the case of Garmin's new Nuvi 700 series, though, it really does.

Not only will it happily route you to your destination but its redesigned menus and helpful advice screens make it easier than ever to use.

There are three generously specced models in the range. Each gets a 4.3in widescreen, Bluetooth and Google Earth compatible route logging for viewing your own personal snail trail.

The 710 (pictured) gets UK and Ireland maps, the 760 expands its range to the whole of Europe while the top-billing 770 has the whole of Europe and North America covered.

A spot of traffic is no problem for all three; magic TMC pixies let the little Nuvis know where the jams are, so they can swiftly re-route down verdant back lanes as others form a temporary car park on the motorway.

They'll be landing next month, in time to compete with the new TomToms and Sony Nav-U models. There can be only one winner.

Essentials
Garmin Nuvi 710, 760, 770
Price: £280, £370, £450
On sale: October
Contact: Garmin

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