The Easy 20 has a number of features aimed at pedestrian usage. For a start, Navigon is touting the sat-nav as dual purpose, because it comes with a lanyard that you can attach in one corner and around your wrist. Also, when you choose pedestrian routing the screen switches to portrait mode, which is a more comfortable orientation when holding the device in your hand.
The Last Mile is Navigon’s name for a feature where the 20 Easy saves your current location as a favourite whenever you switch from vehicle to pedestrian mode. The idea is that you’re most likely to do this when you’ve parked your car near your actual destination, and will then be finishing off the ‘Last Mile’ on foot. When you need to find your car again, its location will be there for you in the 20 Easy’s Favourites section. On a similar note, Sightseeing Tours are pre-created routes that take you around the major attractions in a city, although you need to pay £15 for a pack of European locations.
The 20 Easy comes with support for RDS-TMC traffic updates, and the requisite FM radio receiver is already built into the car power adapter. However, out of the box this is not enabled. You need to pay an extra £40 for a lifetime subscription. But at least you can do this without having to purchase extra hardware, as with many entry-level sat-navs. Safety camera locations are also not available by default, and must be enabled manually. However, this is to meet with regulations in some European countries, and you don’t need to pay anything more for them, at least to begin with, as the initial database is included in the package. If you want to keep this up-to-date, however, the price is £25 a year.
The 20 Easy plays to Navigon’s strengths, providing a comprehensive feature set and maps for 23 European countries at around £100. There are cheaper options, if you merely want UK-only navigation, but just one trip to the Continent would make this good value. So if you’re after a sat-nav for occasional European use that also offers some useful pedestrian features when you reach your destination, the Navigon 20 Easy is great value.
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