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Mio Navman unveils new sat nav range

Mio and Navman have made their first leap into the sat nav market as a joint company, with three new models kicking off the Mio Navman brand.Known as

Known as the Spirit range, the three devices have bagged completely new software with the aim to get you what you’re looking for in as few taps as possible.

All models boast TruMap and Junction Views for easier to read maps, an FM radio transmitter and NavPix photo navigation, as well as pack new features including Explore Mode, Google Local and Wcities Travel Books.

These three new features will help drivers get to grips with their location easier, with the ability to find places of interest in the area, get contact details for local businesses, and find in-depth listings on where to eat, stay and visit.

Finally drivers will also be able to use their sat navs out of the car, thanks to a Pedestrian Mode bragging 2D city maps designed to work at walking pace.

As for how they differ, the Navman Spirit 300 Traffic is the entry level model and comes with a dinky 3.5-inch screen, while the Spirit 500 and Spirit Flat both boast 4.7-inch widescreens – the latter coming in super slim as well.

The higher end models will of course boast extra functionality including Bluetooth hands-free calling, AccuWeather weather info and roadside assistance.

When we went to the launch of these models yesterday, the Mio Navman guys also let us have a play with a future addition to the line-up, a 7-inch model that will come packing a TV screen for keeping the kids quiet on long journeys.

There’s no word on when we’ll see this one hit the stores, but we do know the other three versions will be on shelves next month in June. Mio Navman tell us that pricing for the Spirit Flat is still being weighed up, but that the Navman Spirit 300 will cost £129.99, and the Navman Spirit 500 will start from £149.99.

We’ll keep you updated on the Navman Spirit TV, so keep it locked on Stuff.tv for the latest.