updated 12:50 pm EDT, Tue October 3, 2006
Every long-distance driver knows those moments when the only priority is to refuel or find parking. Many GPS units help solve this, but few may do it as efficiently as a new model from Navman. The F20, already available in Europe, has just been announced for the US and includes two quick-access buttons for gas and parking. Press either and the F20 automatically reroutes to reach the nearest gas station or public parking lot, reducing the likelihood of the user missing a convenient street while navigating through the point-of-interest menu. Although the unit is otherwise a basic GPS receiver with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and an SD card slot for extra map data, its price is low relative to many others at $380. Navman is shipping the F20 to US stores now.