So the TN760t’s live functions are all quite useful and well conceived. Once your three-month trial is over, however, you will need to pay £29.99 for a year’s subscription, or £79.99 for three years, to keep using them. Annoyingly, whilst the TN760t also includes RDS-TMC traffic updates, only a 90-day trial is included for this as well, with a lifetime subscription then setting you back £39.99.
In transit, the TN760t is a fairly standard sat-nav with a 3D perspective map view. You can take advantage of the extra width by popping out a pane on the left, which can be configured to display a top-down aerial view, turn-by-turn instructions, a list of waypoints, trip information, nearby waypoints as you travel, or a simple dashboard detailing current position and speed. The TN760t’s habit of beeping before every announcement is slightly irritating, but otherwise verbal and visual instructions are clear. There are also graphics detailing which lane to be in at complex motorway junctions, although these are not the realistic full-screen versions provided by some sat-navs. There are warnings of safety camera locations, but here again you must pay £29.99 a year to keep them up-to-date after the initial 90-day trial.
It’s great to see another competitor in the sat-nav market, especially one with the brand pedigree of Motorola. The Motonav TN760t is an innovative device with plenty of features to differentiate it from the competition. Unfortunately, the price is a bit of a divergence from the norm as well. At £259.99 for a sat-nav with just UK and Republic of Ireland mapping, it’s priced against other manufacturer’s European models. On top of this, its live services are not as extensive as TomTom or Garmin’s, even if the annual subscription is quite a bit less. So whilst the Motonav TN760t is a capable navigator, it’s not the best value on the market.
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