Why Buy a Sat Nav with Live Traffic Updates?
Sitting in traffic is one of the major downsides of driving, but a sat nav with live traffic updates can help you to avoid this.
A live traffic sat nav alerts you when there is slow moving or queuing traffic on your route ahead. The sat nav will then give you the option to change your route to avoid the jams and arrive at your destination on time.
Read on to find out how a live traffic sat nav works, and why it might be the right choice for you.
Benefits of Live Traffic Updates on your Sat Nav
For most people, the appeal of driving lies in convenience and speed. However, with increasing numbers of vehicles on the road, the convenience is often interrupted by traffic jams, roadworks and accidents on the road.For most people, the appeal of driving lies in convenience and speed. However, with increasing numbers of vehicles on the road, the convenience is often interrupted by traffic jams, roadworks and accidents on the road.
Some of the most up to date car sat navs help to avoid this by offering live traffic updates. This offers up to date traffic information for the route you want to take. Even if a traffic jam builds up during your journey once you have set off, the sat nav can re-route you around the slowing traffic to get you to your destination stress free.
How does a Live Traffic Sat Nav Work?
Using a combination of historical and up to the minute information, a live traffic sat nav will alert you when there is a delay on your planned route. It manages this through a built-in SIM card that receives traffic information through mobile networks. The sat nav will update this information for your route to ensure you have the most up to date information available at your fingertips.
Once the sat nav has alerted you to the delay, it will ask you if you want to adjust your planned route to avoid the traffic. Devices that offer this service usually cover most motorways and A roads, but look out for some models that cover B roads and other minor roads too.
Additional Features of a Live Traffic Sat Nav
Sat navs with live traffic updates alert you when there are queues on your journey ahead. Additional features to look out for include:
- Detailed Alerts: Some devices can tell you the cause of the delay (accidents, roadworks, congestion), the length of the tailback, and how long you will be delayed for.
- Live Traffic Views: Certain models use road cameras to show live images of congestion on the journey ahead.
- European Coverage: Get peace of mind when travelling abroad.
Free Setup and Demo On Live Traffic Sat Navs
When you buy your live traffic sat nav at Halfords, we can set it up for you and provide a demonstration for free, so you can drive away using your new sat nav with confidence. Our trained staff will be able to show you the features of your new device and demonstrate them in store, so you know how to make the most of live traffic updates on your new sat nav.
Halfords sell a range of live traffic sat navs, so reserve your live traffic sat nav today to collect in store, or order online for home delivery.