Holidaymakers cut corners with nav systems

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11 July 2005AMSTERDAM — Almost half of all Dutch holidaymakers use a computerised navigation system to find the way, while 35 percent still relies on maps.

11 July 2005

AMSTERDAM — Almost half of all Dutch holidaymakers use a computerised navigation system to find the way, while 35 percent still relies on maps.

Dutch gadget magazine WINMAG carried out a survey among its readers in June and found another 9 percent are considering purchasing a navigation system for the holidays.

The remaining 11 percent of WINMAG's readers will not use one of the satellite-based systems because they are not going on holiday this year.

WINMAG said the increasing popularity of navigation systems can be explained by the arrival of several affordable portable models for mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA) or stand-alone units.

The magazine tested several models of navigation system and assessed the Dutch-made TomTom Mobile 5 as the best in the "navigation with your mobile" category. It scored 4.5 out of 5.

The Alturion GPS Professional 6.0 scored 4 stars out of five in the PDA navigation category, while the Mio 268 scored 4.5 to come out top in the best all-round category.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news, navigation systems

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